Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Studio Inspiration And A Birthday Giveaway For You

My blogging has gone by the wayside as of late with all going on around here, but I wanted to pop in and thank you for still looking!

We have been going out of town almost every weekend, but this past one we stuck around, as these cutie patooties were in town for a visit (our older daughter and her guy).

She is quite the photographer, and I wanted to share a few photos that she took of the King of our home, Murphy. He is an older guy at 7 years, and lovin' this cooler weather and playing in the yard.

As for my website, I have been listing some of the vintage pieces found on all of the recent trips we been taking....and I haven't had a chance to post about them as they mostly have been sold:-). I still have a stash to list, but have been itching to work on projects. It's a lifelong DISEASE and the only way I know of to scratch it is to work on the pieces that are the things of my dreams. My artsy friends know what I mean! More about my projects later.

It's my birthday on Feb 25th, and I have a gift for you.

I am very appreciative of the many blessings in my life and am sure that Mr. Fufu will have me feeling like a Queen For The Day next Weds. So, I thought that I would do a giveaway to all of the other queens out there in Bloglandia and offer this Vintage Style French Inspired CROWN for this giveaway. All that you have to do to enter is to leave a comment here, or through the Contact Us page on my Website.

The winner will be drawn on my birthday.....at random, but if you want FIVE chances to win then post this Giveaway on YOUR BLOG with a link back to MY BLOG. Simple enough...good luck~this is a GORGEOUS piece (rhinestones and patina galore!) that we have sold many of on the Website and you can see by clicking on this photo:

Back to the Studio Inspiration.... I was so happy to find loads of wonderful old ephemera on our excursions and have been scanning up a storm. Mostly what I found were gorgeous images of antique ladies, antique French images, and the best old French paper dolls. Careful steaming to get some of these out of their scrapbooks has been finished, and now the originals will be better stored for future use. I made some more of the boxes that were featured a few months ago in Romantic Homes Magazine, and framed some in pretty vintage buying trip frames.

I haven't had a chance to work on my Bottle Dolls since way before Christmas...one of the projects that I so enjoy!Also managed to finish up a Vintage Millinery Dress Form that will be posted today

Have a great week and stop in to say hi!
~xoxo~ Janet


tardevil said...

Wow, I don't know how you part with that stuff b/c it is so pretty! It's a good thing I can't go shopping w/ you! :O)

Becky said...

I hope you have a very Happy Birthday.

Tracie~MyPetiteMaison said...

Hi Janet,
It sounds like you've really been on the go finding beautiful vintage goods, everything sounds lovely. I know your birthday will be fantastic and can't wait to hear all about it.

The photo of your daughter and her guy is so cute, as are the photos of sweet Murphy. Zeke's loving the cooler weather too ;)

Oh, I so love those bottle dolls - just gorgeous. Hope you get a chance to create more soon!

Happy, happy birthday (early)!

lisa said...


I just love your newest dress form, she is absolutely amazing.


TattingChic said...

OH, your bottle dolls are darling! Murphy is a cute "boy" playing in the yard. That crown is exquisite! I have crown that color that looks masculine! What a perfect pairing they would be (hee hee hee...okay, I'm terrible...but a girl can dream can't she???)

Elizabeth Holcombe said...

Oh honey hush! This crown is STUNNING! But you should be the queen for a day and get all the fun and presents! You are one generous birthday girl!~~~XXOO, Beth

KimberlyRyanDesigns said...

Wow you have been busy, i'v been checking your site like every half hour to see the treasures lol hurry up ! Happy B day my friend!! I know what you go thru, I cant stay two minutes away from the glue gun these days, its my weapon of choice lol, that crown is beautimuful!

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

Wishing you happy birthday and many happy returns in advance!.. and what a lovely giveaway you have!.. I love the crown.. and the dolls too!.. so awesomely pretty!..

LindaSonia said...

Oh my that crown is beautiful. Happy upcoming birthday... mine is shortly after yours ;-) LindaSonia

deliciousvintage said...

Awww...happy early birthday!
I love the pictures of Murphy.

Claudia said...

Have a wonderful birthday! I love Cavalier King Charles Spaniels ~ they are the sweetest, most affectionate dogs! By the way, I love the Gail McCormick painting I received from you. It is beautiful!

Gail McCormack said...

Your daughter takes fantastic photos Janet, she's got a real flare!

Scrumptious goodies you've got there, as for your birthday giveaway - all I can say is "It's fit for a Queen"!!!

Happy Pre Birthday to you

Daisy Cottage said...

Happy Birthday dear Janet!!!!


Diane said...

Sounds like you have been having to much fun!

Diane said...

Duhhhhh! Happy Birthday!

Tutti Chic said...

Always such beautiful photos of family, the pooch & goodies from your site fufu!! Happiest birthday to you on the 25th my friend! Isn't it wonderful to be 35??LOL!!!xoxo tutts p.s. let us know how mr. fufu spoiled you so!