Friday, July 30, 2010

May Arts Challenge: Tattered Lampshade Collage

May Arts ribbon is luxurious, gorgeous, and always affordable! I've loved the ribbon from this company for a long time, so when I read about their Calling All Bloggers challenge on the company blog, I knew I had to participate! I requested 6 yards of luscious 1 1/2 inch white silk ribbon, and 3 yards of sheer white rosettes for my project. I've been collecting tattered lampshades for a while now, and this challenge was the perfect opportunity to make the mixed media collage I had been dreaming about creating. You can view the full tutorial and lots of photos on the May Arts blog! There are lots of great entries for the challenge. Thanks for the inspiration May Arts!

Friday, July 23, 2010

Vintage Vignettes

We explored dozens of stores on our whirlwind tour of Texas and Mississippi, but Gatherings in Georgetown TX stole my heart once again! The dreamy color palette, charming vignettes, and artful displays are incredible. I could wander around and around this store all day and see something new every time. I hope you enjoy this collage of some of my favorite vintage vignettes in this lovely shop.

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Texas 'tiques!

Feast your eyes on the vintage goodness outside Rough & Ready Antiques in Georgetown, Texas! We're traveling to Texas to visit family, but of course we'll cram in as much antiquing as possible along the way! Texas is full of amazing little towns and some of the best antique stores I've ever discovered. Georgetown is the home of my all time favorite shop, Gatherings, and I can't wait to visit it again! I plan to take a ton of photos and share them when I return from my adventures. I'm leaving my laptop behind, so watch for my next post in a week or so!

Friday, July 9, 2010

Fab Friday Bloomers Winner!

Comment #7
Kimmay said...

Ooooh, Kim, you know how much I love flowers! Pick me,me,me,me,me,please! And Mom and I are coming to your booth soon! ~Kimmay

Kimmay is the winner of our Fabulous Friday Giveaway - a package of gorgeous frayed roses Bloomers! Congratulations Kim! Please send an email with your shipping address to and I'll mail them to you. Fab Friday Giveaways happen the first Friday of every month, so the next one will be Friday, August 6th. Don't miss your chance to win one of our favorite finds! Watch for details on Friday, July 30th. Thanks to everyone who played along!

Friday, July 2, 2010

Fabulous Friday Giveaway - Bloomers!

No, not those baggy drawers that Great Grandma wore! This week's Fabulous Friday Giveaway is a package of frayed roses trim - eighteen inches each of 5 vivid colors! They're perfect for all kinds of projects: art journals, tote bags, sewing projects, greeting cards, scrapbook pages, or mixed-media art. The possibilities are endless!
Look how gorgeous they are out of the package!
Want to win a set for yourself? Here's how:
  1. Leave a comment on this post. One comment per person please!
  2. If you're not sure how to post a comment, send an email with the subject line "Bloomers Giveaway" to
  3. For an extra chance to win, just become a follower of this blog, by clicking on the "follow" button in the right sidebar. Please let me know in your comment or your email that you are now a follower.
  4. Please post your comment or send your email by midnight central time on Thursday, July 8th.
Best wishes to all entrants!

Fabulous Friday Giveaway-The Winner!

Today's the day! It's time to announce the winner of our very first Fabulous Friday Giveaway! The randomly selected post is #2 

L. Brown said...

I'm afraid it's the dining room table for me. Hoping to have a better workspace one of these days. I'm excited to see where everybody creates.

Congratulations L. Brown! Please send an email with your address and I will mail your prize to you right away!
Thanks to everyone for entering, and don't forget to stop by the first Friday of every month for a fabulous new giveaway! Tune in later today for your chance to win the next giveaway!

June 23, 2010 2:49 PM