Wednesday, October 30, 2013

I found this one on Facebook. I want to add it to my Pinterest, but you cannot pin directly from Facebook, and so, it is here, and I will pin it!


Monday, October 28, 2013

Christmas Creations by Brigitte Christine

Our dear daughter, Brigitte, has been working on her chalkware Santa line, and just texted this picture to me. I know the shot is a little blurry, and I did my best with it, but I still want to share it now!

Good work, Brigitte! These creations are soon to be found at Monticello Marketplace for the Christmas show that Brigitte, Gregory and I will be doing together. The show begins November 22nd. and runs through January 1st.

Brigitte also has a little space at a new shop in Lake Oswego, Oregon. Serendipity where more of her creations will be for sale.

Brigitte has an Etsy store, but I fear right now it is somewhat empty.



Wednesday, October 16, 2013

New Blog Design

I am so thrilled to announce that my new blog design was just completed today by the wonderful Karen Valentine of Valentine Design.

She is also noted at the very bottom as you scroll to the end.

Karen captured my love of the Gothic Victorian sense of mystery and beauty.

I hope you will enjoy my lovely new design, and trust that I eagerly look forward to adding more of my world on this blog.

Happily,


Monday, October 7, 2013

Eerie Ghost Ladies by Martha Kohley of Vintage Trifles at Deepwood Estate

Those of you who know me, are aware that I love Gothic and eerie. Last Saturday I went to a one woman show at the historic and gorgeous, Victorian Deepwood mansion in our state capital city of Salem, Oregon. It is now a museum, and Martha being a friend of Deepwood, is allowed to stage her art shows there.

Martha Kohley of Vintage Trifles had the most incredible Halloween display of her works, for she is an artist after my own heart. I so loved everything about her show from the spooky music to the beautiful, old carriage house where she artfully presented all. 

Here is a photo of Deepwood

I spotted the two lovely ghostie ladies immediately, and when Martha said "They're for sale." And I learned the extremely reasonable price, I simply said, "I'll take them!"

Here is one of the lovely sisters floating up to the ceiling in our entry hall. She is so lovely there. I may have to bring her out more often than just the Halloween Season.



Ghostie Lady two, eerily sways in the breeze from our balcony over the front porch.

(I was later delighted too to see our very amusing cat, Hal, perched above her as I took this shot. Hal meandered into our lives two years ago during Halloween week. I named him Halloween, but he is totally Hal now.)



Pardon the crumbs on the table cloth. But here is where I quickly shot a picture of Martha's darling wedding cake that she made of old books, folded, and topped with a very handsome bride and groom.


Yes, I love her work, and I certainly bought more of her creations, but am only sharing these, for now....