Monday, December 31, 2012

A Year of Sharing with Friends

A stunning mercury glass silver heart.
Merci Amy, my friend.
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 Swapping Angel Ornaments with Lilla, Suzy and Shane.
  
 I was not prepared when I opened the package.
Their beautiful creations and talent took my breath away.
Merci, mes amies,
 for the stunning ornaments that I will treasure forever. 
Sweet tresors from my kindred spirit, Michelle.

A year of sharing and a great year for friendships.

xo Rhonda
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A little preview of some recent creations.
 Using my antique communion cabinet cards, a variety of bezels.
Maidens whispering love and Happy New Year wishes. 
Sweet, sweet children captured in a moment of time from the past.
Memo stick pins 
Creating away this holiday
and
sharing with you.

Have a wonderful New Year's Eve
and
A Very Happy New Year!!

xo Rhonda
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Friday, December 28, 2012

Winner of December's French Friday GiveAway

 Congratulations to Lynn Stevens
Send me an email 
and your Christmas GiveAway
will be on it's way!
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Many thanks to all of you for your continued support.
I've got a lot of new followers I need to stop in and say hello to.
Hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas.
I'm looking forward to another 4 day weekend.

I will be posting again this weekend,
 as I have some wonderful
Christmas ornaments to share with you
 from a recent ornament swap
I participated in with some sweet friends.

xo Rhonda

Saturday, December 22, 2012

A Christmas Mantel

 Decorating our fireplace mantel for Christmas
Collections and handmade treasures
My passion is shabby French
 Religious treasures, created and found
 Mixing shabby whites with reds and neutrals
Antique booties, as if time stood still
Adorned candles 
French wrapped
Candlesticks and crosses
Merry Christmas to all
and to all
 a beautiful holiday wish. 

 JOYEUX NOEL
xo Rhonda

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Blissful Whites Wednesday

While most are done decorating for Christmas.....
we are still pulling out our Christmas ornaments and....
taking our time decorating this year.
Leaving time in between to enjoy each day
Sort of like spreading the joy out all month.
As soon as my mantel is done
I will share for you to see.

Joining in with all the wonderful

xo Rhonda

Friday, December 7, 2012

French Friday GiveAway December

This event is now closed.
Winner has been announced.
The last give away of the year.
A year of wonderful sharing and friendships.
Please join in on this once a month give away for December.
 A shabby white metal crown candle holder
filled with crocheted laces, a religious Mary necklace, fabric & paper flowers 
and a beautiful Sacred Heart ornament.
Carefully chosen for one of my followers to win.
My way of thanking you for another year of wonderful blogship.
You must be a follower to win.
You must email me after the announcement of winning.
Simply leave a comment you are interested in this give away.
Good luck to all of you who participate.
Winning number/name will be chosen
Friday - December 28th.

Happy shopping and decorating everyone!
Cheers, Rhonda

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

I Packed Light & Brought Little Treasures Home

Here are the treasures I found while antiquing in Illinois 
over the Thanksgiving holiday with my family.
I found several old cow bells and petite bells to decorate for Christmas,
bottles, silver tray, silver mirror, shabby crosses,
an architectural piece, photos, fabric frame, mini glass jars and crocheted doilies.
I carefully chose items, while digging around in the booths,
each piece has to serve a re-purpose.
I packed light and brought home so many little treasures.
I love using props in my photos.
My newly created shabby and primitive fabric crosses with found silver hearts.
Maybe because Christmas is so near but I cannot stop making ornaments.
From my home to yours
enjoy these pre-Christmas days
and
make your holiday a special one.

Much Love, Rhonda

Friday, November 30, 2012

November French Friday GiveAway Winners


Congratulations go to.......

Liz of Lululiz in la la land Blog - Woo Hoo Liz!!!
Shirley of Simply-Chateau Blog - Sweet Shirley!!!
and
Alexandra Eitel of Cottage Dreams Blog !!!

I was so excited choosing the winning random number generator numbers.
When it chooses people I chat with it, it tickles me a bit.
First one to email me which bundle they want - gets it.
First come first serve, as they say.
So, email me ladies and your package will be on it's way.

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4 states and 4 planes later....
What an incredible Thanksgiving I had, flying with a friend,
back to our parent's homes for a short vacation.

I'm just now catching up, wrapping up orders
and with a new giveaway for December in the works.

(image via Pinterest)

The man of the house was NOT supposed to be putting up
Christmas decorations outside, on a ladder, without me.
Hmmm...but he did and they are beautiful.
(image via Pinterest)

Christmas is right around the corner and I'm lovin' it!!!
I promise my next post will include
 all my incredible treasure finds from this last trip.
(image via Pinterest)

I am waiting on my shipped box to be delivered.

Here are a few pieces I am getting ready to list soon.


and this 2nd scapular book sold very quickly!
I'm listing the last one later tonight.


Much love, Rhonda