Friday, September 28, 2012

A French Friday Winner


*Congrats to Kathy*
Her # 30 comment 
was chosen by Random.org

Thanks to all who visit for French Friday GiveAway!
A once a month event on the first Friday of every month.



I just received another wonderful package from Liz
with more French tins!
Merci, Liz for parting with such rare finds in France.

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A sneak peek at a few new creations.



(sold)

Have a fabulous weekend everyone!
Cheers, Rhonda

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

The Last White Wednesday


Sending a heartfelt thank you to Kathleen
for a wonderful collection of White Wednesdays!


Pushing me every Tuesday night to put together
a White Wednesday vignette.



Keeping me designing in my head
in a constant search for a wonderful collection of whites.


I found White Wednesday through blog friends.
It wasn't just another linky party,
it challenged me to take a different approach to photography
to
meeting new bloggers, sharing creations, sharing a bit of our lives.


This one is for you, Kathleen, for creating a wonderful event
that brought so many of us together in one spot.


We all "heart" you!
You did a fabulous job!

Looking forward to your new adventures
and many, many best wishes and blessings.

Much Love, Rhonda

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Pulling Out My Supplies


I'm pulling out my supplies to create today.


I took my own advice and went through old boxes of supplies yesterday.


Old buttons, ephemera, fabric torn for stamping....


it was heaven.


I think I will have some fun today creating.
Especially, since I floated in the pool a bit too long yesterday.


Have a wonderful Sunday.


xo Rhonda

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

White Wednesday Create From Your Heart

 I don't know about you
but
there are days I look around my studio
and 
cannot come up with one idea!


Considering all of the supplies in this room
I am shocked and become even more distracted.
Seems it's all been done before.
Seems there isn't anything new and exciting in here. 

Sometimes, it's just that you need a break....
you need to really take a good look at all you have.
Re-appreciate it.


Go through an old box, an old basket...you might see it.

If you ever need a lift me up....I'm right there with you.
You are not alone.
We hoard lace, jewelry pieces, we stack books & bottles,
 we collect everything that touches our hearts.
Then... we don't know what to do with it or where to start.


Try to clear your mind and take a walk, run, swim, take a class, 
whatever clears your mind.

Trust me, it will happen.
You will come back around.
And when it does....
create from your heart.

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Joining Kathleen on her fabulous blog
 on White Wednesday

Thank you to all my followers!
It amazes me daily that you are here.
Know you are appreciated, you really are.

xo Rhonda

Sunday, September 16, 2012

The End of Summer

Our guests have gone.....
we three couples spent the day watching football...
eating my famous chili and cornbread....(thank you Dad for the best recipe)
laughing...sharing our summer stories...
and making plans for a trip next summer to Maine!

As I tidied up the pool deck,
I knew it was getting close to the last time we would be in the water.
Even though our days are still warm, our nights are cooler 
and the water will not be warm enough to swim much longer.
Spending time lounging near the pool is fine with me.

The installation of our new pool left a lot of landscaping to re-do.
So, as the weather cools off for fall, 
hopefully, we can get our yard to look the way it use to.
It's nearing the end of summer and I am so ready for fall.

The sun is setting here in the west.
I love how it peeks through the leaves of the trees.
I hope you had a great weekend.

xo Rhonda

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

A White Wednesday and Props

Often I treasure hunt for worn antique books to use in my photos.
When I saw these exposed bindings, I immediately bought them.

A French Missel underneath a new creation.
A shabby white frame to hang one of my wreaths



I've been busy busy busy!!
Our weather has cooled off and I love it!

Enjoy your White Wednesday!

Linking up with Kathleen of Faded Charm
for her wonderful White Wednesday

XO Rhonda

Friday, September 7, 2012

French Friday GiveAway September

THIS GIVEAWAY IS CLOSED - WINNER WAS CHOSEN SEPT. 28TH
Bonjour on this September French Friday GiveAway!


One winner will get to choose one of my 
religious themed vintage tin ornaments.


My sweet customers are already asking for more.
So, I decided, there is no time like right now to start making them.


Each one will be different and unique.
I hope you find beauty in them.


Using copies of my personal collection of French holy cards,
vintage tins, antique French laces, along with broken rosary beads for hanging.

Simply leave a comment you are interested and your name will be added to the beret.
You must be a follower to win.
You must claim your winnings via email.

Winner will be announced 
Friday, September 28th!!

I'm also creating petite altered spoons.
All will be available soon in my shop!

Avoir bon coeur
French for
Have a good heart

Cheers, Rhonda

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

A Little Bit of a White Wednesday


On this White Wednesday
I'll share my recent holy finds and creations.



I sometimes take weeks to finish a piece I've started.


Using my petite wire photo stands found this summer.


A bit of White Wednesday whites for you.


Joining in with Kathleen of Faded Charm
for another
White Wednesday

Cheers, Rhonda

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Treasuring Hunting & A Few New Creations


While attending a weekend wedding back east,
we made time to search out antique stores.

Treasure hunting is always on my mind.


I bought this religious font and another wonderful piece for a friend.
I must have walked by it three times until it finally caught my eye.
Never shop in a hurry.
I even found tattered antique French books - which really surprised me.


Most pages were written on but I salvaged quite a few.


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Here's a peak at my recent creations.





Okay...enough studio time...I'm jumping back in the pool!!!
Have a wonderful holiday weekend everyone!

Cheers, Rhonda