Saturday, December 24, 2011


I want to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year and Peace for everyone.   Thank you to all who follow me, I appreciate each one of you. I  promise to get back to regular posts in the New Year.  I will leave with a few photos.

My sis and daughter with Santa in Historic St. Charles,  MO

First and only snowfall so far this year.

Cricket wants to wish all a Merry Christmas as well. lol

Hugs Jackie

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Some of My Favorite Things

Now that the decorating is done I wanted to share some of my favorite things.  Our decorating is pretty traditional.   We designed and built our house ourselves.  We are on a lake so wanted something on the lines of a barn or lodge, so it does not lend it's self to cottage style.

 I do love cottage style so this year I made a vignette in a glass house in all whites and silver.  The Eiffel Tower is a favorite of mine, so I made my take of Christmas in Paris.  I am linking this to White Wednesday at Faded Charm Cottage.

This is my favorite ornament on the tree.  I bought her at a flee market several years ago.  I think she is the most beautiful angel.

My daughter, sis and I always exchange ornaments at Thanksgiving, this year my sis made me this fantastic cone.

These are a few of my favorite things on the mantle.  My husband made the Santa for me for Christmas several years ago.  H sculpted the Santa, sewed the clothes and carved the rocking horse.  I think he is pretty talented.

Here is our tree with Santa beside it.  I think Santa was a store display, not sure.  Our grand daughter loves him.  Our little dog Cricket barked at him for awhile, but now just steers clear of him lol.

I am hard at work on Christmas gifts now, but wanted to share a little of our home with you all.  I love seeing all of yours.  Good night to all of your and happy Thursday.

Hugs Jackie

Friday, November 25, 2011

Christmas in full swing

Christmas is in full swing, everyone shopping and decorating.  I love Christmas, finally got most of my decorating done.  I have been slowed down with Bronchitis but am finally feeling better.  Got a couple of things finished to list in my Etsy shop that I wanted to share with you.

I am starting my Christmas gifts now.  I decided to take the time to enjoy the season this year and forget the hustle bustle of shopping  .Most of my gifts will be homemade, except for the grand kids.    I felt I needed to get back to the roots of what Christmas was like when I was a child, so I am giving it a try.

We are having our Thanksgiving tomorrow,  I wanted to be well before everyone came down and our daughter and her family goes to her husband's mom's house on Thanksgiving.   All of you blogging friends have  a great rest of the week end.
Hugs Jackie

Wednesday, November 9, 2011


Hi All,  it is really windy here today and chilly as well.  Little white caps on the lake today.  It is a day to stay in and work in the studio.  We are picking up our grand daughter tomorrow to stay with us until Saturday.  I am looking forward to it.  She loves to " do art", so will be lots of fun.

I just finished  this last night and wanted to share it.  Old book, old fabric and old photo.  Can't go wrong with that.

I found this little pink coin purse in an antique shop and this is what I did with it.  The rosary beads are the handle so it can be hung up.

I am going to put both of these in my Etsy shop.

Last weekend was the annual Christmas walk here.   Sis and I always go.  We had gone to our favorite shop called Hunt and Gather, purchased some beautiful handmade ornaments and were off to the next shop....we thought.  As we crossed the street the sidewalk had a hump in it and I was gawking at a lovely store front, not paying can guess the rest of the story.  I fell face down onto the sidewalk.  No serious injuries, hit my head, cut the inside of my mouth and skinned up my nose and knee, but did not break either one.  How embarrassing is that?   Sis said I was flat on the ground with both arms out, ah but I did not break any of my new ornaments!  We did finish our shopping after a quick trip to the emergency room, so all was well.

Hugs, Jackie

Sunday, November 6, 2011

New Booth

 Hello everyone I wanted to share some photos of my sister and I's booth.  We are still working on some new things to put in it.  Hope to get some furniture painted to add to it.  Right now we are focusing on Christmas.

I just finished this .  I thought the picture of the two girls at the piano was so pretty.  I could imagine them playing in the parlor for their parents.

The weather here is very November like today.  I am enjoying it, love the change of seasons.  Looking forward to Thanksgiving, we always have the  tree up by then.  The birds are really hitting the feeders now...and the squirrels.  My husband put up a squirrel feeder for them and I filled it with corn, but they like the bird seed better I guess.

It's getting late so I am off to bed.  Hope everyone had a beautiful Sunday,    

Hugs, Jackie

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Christmas Banner

Hard to believe it is almost the end of October and the holidays will be here soon.  I just finished this banner for our antique booth.

Sorry about the picture.  The weather was really dreary here today and this was the brightest place I could find to take the picture.  Have a great day.

Hugs, Jackie

Monday, October 10, 2011


The Oktoberfest was a great success.  Wonderful day and a beautiful spot to set up.  We were beside the stream that runs through Mayestown.  My sister also put a few things in and she did well too.  We had  a lot of fun, good food and got some antique bargains.  We did have to dodge the walnuts all day.  We were directly under a walnut tree.  Thank goodness for the canopy.

Deb and I are going to try a booth in an antique mall.  We have some antiques to mix in with our art.  Kind of a big step for us but we are excited about it.

The leaves are really getting pretty and the acorns are falling.  We have an abundance of acorns this year and it sounds like hail falling at times.  This is my favorite time of year, most of the summer people are gone from the lake and the geese have started moving.  Hardly any boats on the water except a few fishermen.  Summer is fun but it is nice to have things calm again.

I will leave you with a few pictures of some things I finished for the show and of my table at Oktoberfest.  Have a great day.

Hugs, Jackie

Friday, September 30, 2011

Birthday Book

I want to share photos of the book my Sis made me for my birthday.  It is one of the most wonderful gifts I have ever gotten.  It is full of old photos of our Mom and Dad and me.  I haven't had time to write in it yet, but I am going to write my  memories of all the photos  in the book.

These are only a few of the pages in the book.  It is just full of great stuff.  It is late and time for bed so good night all.

    Hugs, Jackie

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Rain, Rain, Rain

Oh so gloomy here today.  It has been raining all day, a nice soaking rain that we need but is also very chilly.  Makes me want to snuggle in and read a good book with a cup of hot chocolate. 

I love using old books in my collages.  I called this one Lady in White.

Have a great day everyone, going to get that book.

Hugs, Jackie

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Some New Things

Hi Everyone, I can't believe it has been a month since I made a post.  I have been so busy time just slipped by.  I decided today I would take the time to catch up on reading everyone's posts and share a some of what I have been doing.  The Oktoberfest is fast approaching, hope I get enough done.

These are some of the Christmas Stockings I have finished, they will have a wire hanger on them.  Most of them are made of wool and I used a good sized piece of lace for the base of the collage.

I made these pillows and really had fun doing it.  The picture in the middle is my husbands grandparents. He is a Texas boy born and raised just like his grandparents.

Small gift bags with wire hangers.

Larger bags with braided handles

Small needle books

A crazy-do pincushion

The weather is beautiful here today.  Fall is in the air.  The leaves are just starting to turn, love it.  Hope you all are enjoying your day.

Hugs Jackie