Thursday, October 30, 2008

Thursday's Treasures

This week's favorites! Click the links below to visit these talented artists' shops...
8x10 Assisi Print by ValeriaH
Vintage Cloth Journal by SewDanish
Purple Charm Bracelet by circ
Shades of Blue Vase by potteryhead

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Thursday's Treasures

A few of my favorites to support a great cause! I usually pick four favorites, but this was such a great cause I found it hard to stop! October is breast cancer awareness month and many of the shops on Etsy are having specials to promote the cause. Check out these sellers' shops for other great items also!

Crocheted Pink Ribbon Brim Hat by AnnieKnits
Pink Ribbon Hearts Lampwork Beads by Lutrick
For the Cure Backwrap by feelgoodessentials
Breast Cancer Awareness Soldered Pendant by gypsyskies
Stay Strong Pink Ribbon Soap by BodyandSpirit
Breast Cancer Bracelet 3031 by JudyEvansCollection

Friday, October 17, 2008

Classic Southern Manors

I love old architecture! The details are so intricate, I could spend hours photographing the front of a building!

We went to New Bern last weekend, in the downtown historic district, for Mumfest. I didn't see many mums, but I saw a lot of cool old houses. Any excuse to have a festival, I suppose.

Here is a gorgeous bed and breakfast. The front porch is sweeping and wide, extending beyond the photo all the way to the left, where there is the main entrance. No, this isn't the main entrance! It's almost a side entrance, the way it is recessed.

Here's one that needs some TLC. It's for sale, any takers?
I thought this home was the grandest of all! It too needs some work, but the peeling paint just adds more charm! The details on the porch are amazing! I love the sunburst pattern on the ceiling where the light hangs.

The festival would have been really nice except for the rain! We took the little guy over to the kiddie rides. He had the time of his life, but wasn't too happy when it started raining on him while on the big swing ride. He was already a little scared of the ride, but really wanted to go on it. I had to stand out in the rain next to him to reassure him while the attendant was strapping everyone in. Rain was just streaming down my legs and pooling in my socks and shoes! The things mothers do for their kids! (Dad was standing under an overhang by a concession stand to keep dry. **rolls eyes** To his credit, he finally came over to take pictures.)

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Thursday's Treasures

Here are some of my favorite finds for this week! Click the links below the pictures to see these talented artists' shops.
Poppy 7 x 7 photograph by JKphotography
Medium Round Vase with Gold Lotus by yogagoat
Sunset Rabbit Print by nimbusnovem
Garden Sparrow brass earrings by JeweledElegance

Friday, October 10, 2008

Yum, delicious soap!

Speaking of coffee and tea in my last entry, here is a bar of soap from SoapDeli that looks good enough to eat! It's called Lemon Spice Chef's soap. Rebecca says, "This kitchen soap contains coffee which is great for ridding your hands of nasty kitchen odors like onion and garlic."

Rebecca did a lovely feature on my shop in her blog, SoapDeliNews. Thanks Rebecca!

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Cup of tea, anyone?

What's better than a warm cup of tea to take the chill off as the days grow cooler? Not being a coffee drinker, I've really started to get into teas over the last few years. My favorite to date is Stash's Green Chai tea, but I just found the most fabulous tea ever this week!

It's Celestial Seasonings, Sugar Plum Spice, from their holiday tea collection. It's an herbal tea rather than traditional tea, with flavors of plum and spice and just a hint of sweetness.

I'm not usually a sucker for those special displays the grocery store puts up on the endcaps of the rows, but this one caught my eye because I have a journal named Sugar Plum Swirl.

Now I can hardly wait to try the other flavors in their holiday tea collection! I thought this photo was appropriate--notice the journals stacked up in the background. Sit down with a cup of tea and a lovely journal one fine morning!

Cup of tea photo from

Thursday's Treasures

Aren't these doggies adorable?! I love little homemade friends. Two of my most special friends from childhood were homemade, a turtle made by my grandmother, and a pink cat sewn by my mom. These Etsy artisans have a huge variety of colors and styles of sock dogs to choose from. Visit their shops to see what other treasures they have in store for you!

Custom sock dogs by doodlebugfinery
Snow the white whymsies by MarjorieDade
Spot by aFairTrade
Daisy the sock dog by allthingssmall

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Thursday's Treasures

Dog With Ball Tile by GretchenKramp
Peaceful Puppy Painting by AlloverArt
Sway Photograph by LenaBrown
Blue Candy bracelet by kimfoulger
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