Monday, July 27, 2009

More Plaques ~ New Sayings!

I have restocked more of your favorite plaques, and added some great new sayings as well. Each plaque is just $12.00 for handpainted roses!!! Please come take a closer look at

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Grandma's Birthday

My mom just turned 66. What better way to celebrate than with a surprise party with her grandchildren! We had balloons, a cupcake pinata (pull string) and Susie Cakes cupcakes that are absolutely delicious! We got 4 flavors: coconut, chocolate, strawberry and lemon. If you live in an area where they have a bakery, they are so worth ordering from and they carry many other flavors!

I made my mom's favorite spinach salad:

1 bag of baby spinach
fresh strawberries, cut and sliced
fresh blueberries
crumbled gorganzola cheese
candied pecans
raspberry balsamic dressing (I like Annie's brand, available at most health food stores)
Toss and serve cold. Pepper to taste, if desired

Saturday, July 18, 2009

New & Improved Pink Christmas Signs

This year we are offering thicker, larger handpainted signs that read: "I'm Dreaming Of A Pink Christmas." They measure 36" long by 7" wide by 1/2" thick. They are nice and solid. The background is a distressed pale pink, and the lettering is done in script with dark pink letters. These look really nice, and are for sale now for $36.00 each.

Friday, July 10, 2009

Baby Shower Pictures and Ideas

Recently, I hosted a baby shower for my only sibling, my older sister. Thankfully she is having a girl, since I specialize in pink! We had 16 confirmed guests, so I went to Old Towne Orange and went into an Antique store where I had remembered seeing a large variety of Limoges dishes. I thought it would be really fun to buy 16 different plates, each one with pink roses on it but in different patterns. The plates were anywhere from $9 and up to $95, so I opted to buy lunch sized plates, which are smaller than dinner plates, but a little larger than dessert plates and I spent about $230 for 16 plates and 1 serving bowl. I lucked out because the plates and bowl were all 20% when I went in! I would have tried to negociate a discount if they hadn't been on sale. I have found most antique stores will entertain reasonable offers. I also mixed in white milk glass servers that have holes on the edges, and wove them with pink ribbon. I brought a chippy old bistro table inside for added seating and used a pretty table cloth and added some pink organza fabric over the cushions that I tied into bows. I repainted my dining set white, and decided to use 3 coordinating fabrics for the cushions. The tablecloth was my grandmothers white cut lace tablecloth and I added a diaper cake for the center piece. For a fun touch, I framed the shower invitation and had it on the entry table. My sister loves seashells so I put some pretty polished white shells into a silverplated dish that I found at our local goodwill for $.99!

Everything looked really pretty and the shower was a wonderful party. My sister is due in about 2 weeks and I cannot wait to be an auntie!

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

One of a Kind Pink Seashell Mirror

I had so much fun making this mirror! The shells and pearls are dyed pink, and I glued them all by hand, one piece at a time. The base is wooden, and the overall frame measures approximately 9" x 11". It is really pretty in person. Please click to enlarge!