Monday, November 30, 2009

I LOVE garbage night!

I admit it I love finding a great piece of furniture like this! Its even better when it is on the curb for free. Can you believe it?? It amazes me sometimes that people just throw these things away. When we drove by I knew I had to have it. I was so nervous as we went home to get the truck that someone else would take my find. It was still there!! While we were loading it into truck the former owner asked if I wanted the mirror to it as well. Of course I do! Still in shock. Sorry it was hard to take a good picture, on without the flash one with. I can see it painted white with some carved decals maybe new glass knobs. Both my daughters already want it, but I think I may win.
How was your night? Find anything good?

Sunday, November 29, 2009

K.M. Longworth Co.

A few months ago I was asked about making a sign for a new clothing and furniture boutique that will be opening soon in Little Falls. Of course I was excited about this project. The sign needed to be about 8 feet long. A challenge to say the least as I prefer to use recycled materials whenever possible. About the time I took on the project I found a wood valance on craigslist. It was 10 foot long. As soon as I saw this I knew it would work. Here is how it looked when I brought it home. At first I had thought of cutting off the scalloped edge, but we decided to keep it. I am so glad we did. It was cut it down by 2 feet to make it work.
I love how it has turned out

Here is the store front pre-sign.

Chris prepping it to hang

All hung. It looks as if it was meant to be.

I am very excited for the store to open. I will be sure to share pictures!

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Our Family Portrait!

Don't you just love our new altered art family portrait. I know I do! My new friend Amber made this for us. Isn't her work amazing! She has a space at the Shops at 25 West and a

Now my delema...I put the picture in a great old wood frame. Do I keep it distressed white? Or paint it black?

Friday, November 27, 2009


Its Black Friday and these signs won't last long! Ha! Wouldn't that the nice if it were true!

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving

I am extremely Thankful for my wonderful family and friends! I hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Replacement Signs

The Shops at 25 West has a display that lists some of the 2nd Floor Vendors. Well that display was a bit outdated so I was able to update it with some of the new vendors.

Unfortunately the shopkeepers with full booth space have preference over half booths. So sadly I didn't make the list. Maybe someday I can expand?

A few random shots of my booth and a few more holiday signs.

Monday, November 23, 2009

Don't miss out on this...

The Rest is Still Unwritten is giving away this awesome laptop. Oh I would love to win, as I am sure you would too.

Go check it out

Thanks to Undomestic Chica for the heads up, I know she really wants to win too!

Sunday, November 22, 2009


My brother and sister-in-laws bedroom was a neglected room in their house. Decorated with all things Marines. (my brother was in the marines) As a surprise he decided to give the room a mini makeover.

I was glad to lend a hand even though we are 7 hours apart.

They have 4 daughters with the middle names, faith, hope, love and grace. We thought this would make a beautiful piece of artwork for the bedroom.

I love the frame in a frame. I am very pleased with how it turned out! From what I hear my SIL loves the room!

New Blog in town...

The Shops at 25 West has a new blog. This is where I have a booth and sell my signs. I am privileged enough to be among some amazing shopkeepers. Please go see their blog and welcome them.

**edited...I had the wrong link listed

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

New Additions

A festive Seasons Greetings banner has been added for some Holiday charm, of course in different fonts!
Angels Gather Here

Live, laugh, love decorative plate


These are all available at The Shops at 25 West and of course email me if you see something you like! If you haven't already there is still time to enter for a chance to win a custom sign by me!

Let it Snow, Let it Snow, Let it Snow

Well maybe not yet, but I did finished up some snowmen. Both were painted and created with bits and pieces of leftovers from around the house. The one in the back was an old tray that I just flipped over and painted on, it was already black. The snowman has old nails as arms, love that!
It sure is cold here this morning but hopefully NO SNOW at least not yet.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Kosta Boda Tea light Candle Holder

I was so lucky to win this amazing Kosta Boda tea light candle holder from Cornflower Cottage. If you have a chance visit her sweet blog. It is absolutely beautiful and will cherish it!

By the way do you see the table it is setting on? I will share that with you soon.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Blog of the Week - and a Giveaway!

Thank you Creative Home Expressions for the opportunity to be blog of the week. For those of you who are visiting for the first time, Welcome! I hope you enjoy my signs as much as I do! For all my existing friends/followers please visit Kathy's wonderful blog for a chance to win a sign by moi!




Had to share

I entered my un, deux, trois dresser in Chez FiFi's Oh La La contest and I won something!! There were alot of amazing entries! If you have a chance, please go see them.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Ilion Marina - November 2009

It was a beautiful day here today! Makayla and I walked down to the marina. I thought I would share a few photos.

I finished up a few signs this weekend, I will share them soon.