Sunday, October 31, 2010

Halloween Fun!!!!

Since my baby is almost 20 years old I really miss all the Halloween and trick or treating  fun so I go with my best friend Ashlie  and her kids Bella and Callie. She really loves Halloween and she lives in a neighborhood that's really goes all out for the kids!!
This is Bella she was a skeleton!!! Ashlie did a great job on her makeup!!! :)
Bella and Callie
Me and Bella.
Spooky yard decorations!!
Ashlie loves to decorate for Halloween and she did an awesome job on her mantel.
We had so much fun and lots of yummy food!!! Thanks Ashlie for  inviting me to come along I had a blast!! :)
Fall Blessings,

Fun Fall Swaps

I recently had a few Fall swaps with some great friends and I wanted to share with you some of  the wonderful goodies I received.  The first one I had was with Tarrah from she makes the most beautiful pottery so when you have a chance go by and visit her blog and see all her beautiful pottery. I was so excited to receive a piece of my own. This is the gorgeous urn and spoon holder she made me . I absolutely  LOVE both pieces the pictures just don't do them justice.

Just click on the photos below so you can see the detail in them a little better.


This is where I have it displayed..
Another great thing that came from our swap is a new friendship. Tarrah is so sweet and has the BEST sense of humor. Thanks Tarrah for my pottery I will always treasure it and I'm looking forward to our next one.
The next swap is from my from my wonderful friend Sarah as most of you know by now she makes the best salt dough fillers and I was so excited to get some of her wonderful Fall creations!!!
Here they are all bagged perfectly!!  She sent me a ton of them and I LOVE all of them I can't even pick a favorite.
This Jack And Friends.
Heirloom Harvest.
Autumn Splendor.
Halloween fillers that she attached rusty wire to and made them into ornies. I LOVE these!!!
Last but not least a bag of Fall fixins.
She is so talented and I love everything she makes we are such close friends and we do a swap for every season so I can't wait to see all of her Christmas creations. Stop by Sarah's blog and see for yourself all of her wonderful creations and be on the lookout for her new Christmas bowl fillers. Thank you so much Sarah for everything and most of all for being one of my closest friends.  I treasure our friendship. I"m already getting some things ready for our Christmas swap! :)
This is a gift I received from a friend/customer of mine all the way from Australia her name is Gayle she purchased some candles from me a while back and we began emailing each other and have become great friends. She hand stitched this for me and it means the world to me. Thank you so much Gayle I LOVE it.
Here's the frame I put it in. I'm going to paint it black  as soon as I have some spare time. Oh my goodness...I need to work on getting it in the frame straight too. Sorry!!
I have several antique yellow ware bowls that I don't use I keep them put away because I'm so afraid that they may get broke so I have been on the lookout for a  big Ragon House yellow ware bowl that I can use as a salad and pasta bowl and my friend Tricia from Hillcrest Home Prims  had one on her selling blog and she gave me a GREAT deal on it. Thank you so much Tricia I LOVE it!!! :)
Oh!!! I wanted to mention the dough board that was in all of my pictures was made by my friend Lisa over at she is so talented she  is a crafter that can do ANYTHING!!! She makes dolls, stitchery's, and all kind of woodwork . So go check her blog out she's already started on her Christmas goodies!!!!
I know this was a long post so thanks for sticking with me. I hope everybody is enjoying this beautiful Fall weather. It's finally cooling off here thank goodness.
Fall Blessings,

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Colonial Times Festival

Wow!!! It's been a long time since I posted please forgive me for neglecting my blog. I have been so busy with orders and getting ready for my upcoming shows. I've got a few blog posts planned so I'm going to try my best to do better about posting. Thank ya'll for sticking with me.

This past weekend my husband and I went to a local festival called Colonial Times  and we had so much fun. It was a reenactment show and I was very impressed with how authentic it was. I took a ton of pictures so hang in there it's a long post.

This is the entrance to the park


The following pictures are the actors in their colonial attire.







Here are some of the awesome display tents they had set up with  some very talented artisans.






Check out all of these hand carved spoons and trencher bowls!!!





This was their bakery.


The local tavern.



These colonial outfits we're absolutely amazing!!!



I told ya'll this was going to be a long post!!! Thank you so much for sticking with me. I hope you enjoyed all the pictures. It was a great weekend and the weather was perfect!!! I'll be back soon with a post about some fun swaps and some great purchases  I made from some of my blogging buddies. Hope ya'll have a great week!!!

Fall Blessings,