Monday, December 24, 2012

Christmas Blessings

Wishing you a Christmas filled
with the joy of
Christ's Blessed Birth 

May all the joy and blessings

All the love the shepherds knew

Be within your heart this Christmas

May the world know
May we all feel His love

Today, more than ever, we need to pray for the light
to know the will of God....
for the love to 
accept the will of God...
for the way to do the will of God.      Mother Teresa

Merry Christmas,  Love, Kathy

Wednesday, October 10, 2012


My Buddy, Theresa and I escaped for a girls long weekend
to Birmingham.  Cooler weather, pumpkins and lots of great 
shopping and dining made for a terrific trip.

It began first with a visit
to Birmingham's Botanical Garden.
They have the best gift/garden shop.
Leaf and Petal
In fact B'ham is lucky to have three 
Leaf and Petal Shops.

Tons and Tons of colorful pumpkins and plants designed is such 
a welcoming way.  Look at the cute idea for
hanging gourds.

Cabbages, Cabbages and More Cabbages.

They always make a great addition to every garden.

Just look at these huge metal flowers
each is a piece of art for the garden.

Step inside to the shop and you will find lots
and lots of goodies, wonderful eye candy.
This fall display greets you with twigs, grasses and
pumpkins, a super look. 
Just Perfect!

Just a peek of Fall in the South.
Have you visited your nearest Botanical Garden lately?
The best bargain in town.
It has been 2 months since my last post.  I could tell you how
busy I have been but who cares?  
Hopefully I can enjoy the rest of October filled
with Halloween and things that go bump in the night.

I head out for Bogota, Colombia next week so I am on a mission
to wrap up my Halloween decoration.
I can't wait to share something spooky. I'm trying something new, going 
black and white with Halloween.
Happy Halloween, Kathy

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Wednesday, August 15, 2012

The Rainy Days of Summer

Hello Friends,
     Summers in full swing here in the deep south, heat, heat and more heat.
But we can be thankful for rain, and lots of it.

Wish I could send some to those of you suffering. 

I haven't posted in a few weeks mostly because nothing was there...
I do mean nothing.  Do you ever just not think of anything worth
posting?  I've been busy just not taking the time to blog.
This afternoon I played with a few new vignettes and
there it was, finally an idea.  
What the heck I well bore you with my bargain and poor photos.

Recently out visiting thrift stores, I purchased this white pedestal dish for $1.00.

Good deal, the only problem was it came in a few pieces.  After
opening a brand new tube of E 6,000 and doing the do its almost as good as new.
 Why is it the super duper glue comes in this stupid tube and
it will be dried out the next time I need it.
Why can't they come up with a better container.
Oh yeah back to the cloche,

What I loved was this cloche fit perfectly into the dish.

Cloches are always an easy way to change things around.
It's tucked in the dry sink in the dining room.

I played with this old farm table setting,

Today is the feast day of the Assumption of the Blessed Mother
I think this is very appropriate.

The one Santos hand is holding
the smallest of my Sacred Hearts.

Wishing you a wonderful weekend, 
Blessings, Kathy

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Saturday, July 28, 2012

I'm Late, I'm Late For A Very Important Date

A Mad Tea Party and you're invited.
Take a Peak and You Shall See.
Come on in.

All our friends will be there, 
look the White Rabbit and the March Hare
along with Tweedledee and Tweedledum, the Doormouse too and of course as always the Mad Hatter.

Pull up a chair and listen very will hear the wildest tales .....they will tell......remember they are all mad.

The White Rabbit is a sterling silver pin designed by              Jewelry Artist, Kit Carson.
About 15 years ago Kit shared our love for Alice and all the characters.  His line was wonderful and was extensive but his taste is more for the Southwest now.  TweedleDee and TweedleDum is also a pin.

Won't you join me in a sip of tea and a sweet treat?

Alice asked the grinning cat, in what direction do I go.?
In that direction, the Cat said, waving his right paw,
 "lives a Hatter,
and in that direction,
 waving the other paw,
lives a March Hare.
They're both Mad.

Thank you for stopping by, I want to thank A Fanciful Twist for
hosting the Mad Tea Party.

But it is time to leave for I have so many more parties to visit     and  I am late.
Check out my Pinterest Alice Board

Now what way shall I go......where is that rabbit hole I fell into, says Alice.  Oh My!
Bye for Now,  Kathy

Wednesday, July 25, 2012


Good Morning Friends,

    I was so excited this morning when I received an email from Patty, she is joining Marty to host a Cloche Party....
They had me on the word Cloche.
Cloches are always featured in my decorating no matter which room they just seem to fit in.  It is like playing house, always rearranging the displays. (Reading this back makes me ponder the idea that maybe just maybe I have to much time on my hands?

The largest cloche has been on my table for a few weeks,
it's host to a wonderful french statue of Our Lady,
The Blessed Mother.

By Her is a piece of art, by Prayers on the Side,
prayer beads and pottery cross, super size for big intentions.

This cloche is the smallest one of all.
In it is a tiny statue of St. Anthony holding
the Baby Jesus with an antique baby rosary.
In the back ground is a tiny chapel, another piece of
art from the girls at "Prayers on the Side".
We carry their work at The Visitation Gift Shop where
I hang my hat a couple of days a week. As you can guess
I work for stuff.

The far left cloche is home to an antique
crucifix and antique hand door knockers
"Knock, Knock, Knocking on Heaven's Door"

The remaining cloches are used in a
Mad Tea Party, for this weekend, hosted by 
The Fanciful Twist. 

                 I have a sleeping's called pinterest.                            Do you find yourself lost in the images? 
Check out my Cloche Board

Enjoy the day, 
Good Blessings Your Way,  Kathy

Thursday, July 19, 2012


Hello Friends,  A few weeks ago a couple of friends and I put on our old cloths
packed some tastie treats and off we went
to the studio of Bill Harrison @ The Garage.
 in Point Clear.
We had a blast.  It was just a day of laughing, painting and meeting new friends.
It was one of those days that it really didn't matter what we painted.  

This is my painting, I have named it Home Sweet Home.

I'm normally a frustrated artist.....nothing is ever right.
I have never had a natural talent in drawing or painting.  You know the kind of person who can sit down and sketch away and you actually know 
what it is.  Well that is not me.  
I think that is why I am so drawn to mixed medium and altered art.

This is a photo of Bill's nest in his studio along with mine.

Home Sweet Home is now at home
on my glass porch and it fits in just fine.
That's a nice surprise.

I am going to join in the fun with friends at the parties below,
Take care, STAY COOL and have a wonderful day,  Kathy

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Saturday, July 14, 2012

Where Bloggers Create

Where Bloggers Create,
          I have had a few peaks at some wonderful
studios, I can't wait to check everyone out.  Karen is so great to host the 4th bloggers party in our studios.

My studio/craft room is small, well of course
it is I live in a tiny cottage.
But every inch is packed full of my 
treasures and supplies in case I 
get in the gluing, sewing, painting,
assembling and glittering mood. 

I added a mantel which I usually use
just to play with some of my newest
pieces of scrapes, metal, broken 
and useless odds and ends.

These sweet fabric dolls were painted
in the 80's by my dear friend Theresa.

The altar scarf is over 100's years old,
it came from a very old rural
primitive Black church.
Made by hand but most likely not ever used since there is a spelling error.
"There is Sweet Rest in Heaven"

This wonderful old blue stepback
is packed with this and that.

On top of the stepback is my antique
glider horse with bears
and cuddly ones.

This corner is packed full
of even more great supplies, I love my
antique furniture and with such little space
I use everything I can for storage.

I love old books and have 
a serious issue with wonderful pictures, 
art, text....darn it, just paper in general.
Old, new, copies or originals I just love images.
Ah!  Glitter
I do love my glitter. A small corner
cabinet is packed full of the good stuff.

Another tiny child's cupboard is filled
with brushes, charcoal, water color powder,
and ink direct from China

Antique cutlery trays holds even more treasures.
 Thanks for stopping by I have enjoyed our visit.   Enjoy a great weekend, Kathy