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Thursday, October 23, 2008


I had to cheat a little for Show and Tell Monday. The pictures I had to upload are not cooperating. I will use Plan B. For those of you who haven't seen my new bliss, I am introducing my new exciting line called "If The Shoe Fits, Altered Art for Cinderella Dreams". I am having a ball (get it?) rediscovering my stash(es) of beautiful laces, embellishments, brooches, trims, ribbons,etc. that I have had the pleasure of collecting during my years of treasure hunting. There is alot of oohs and aahs going on when I find new delights to make a Cinderella Dream shoe out of. I placed three of the shoes under my Little Pink Boutique, The Polka Dot Rose on Make Mine Pink .( and will be moving them to my website soon and adding my new lovely ladies. ( . Have a wonderful time looking at all the Show and Tell boutiques at Make Mine Pink.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Pink Friday is In the Hope Chest

Everyone ususally has hope chest memories. I grew up with my Mom's hopechest (which she received from her parents), holding cherished possessions: her dear Mom's blue lace dress from their 50th wedding anniversary. My own Mom's wedding dress was there. One of my dresses as a two year old (I still have that!); and other items which were kept in a safe place from the moths season to season. It was that very hope chest I started putting my "when I marry the man" treasures into. It is when I began my collection for Fenton hobnail milkglass. Then once I became engaged, the engagement gifts went into the hopechest. It was brimming with hope, dreams and wishes. My sister Nancy is the keeper of Mom's hopechest. Each daughter took one of Mom's most cherished possessions. I, luckily, have two. My Mom's antique pitcher and bowl set; her most loved marble table. What makes them so valuable? Her love for her treasures. My memories of her love for them.
Last year after one of my dear Aunties passed on, we were blessed to be a part of going through her hopechest with my cousin. It was like sacred territory to me. To see all the goodies my aunt just could not part with; projects started with hope to be finished someday; linens, yarns; fabrics, etc. I came home with some of my Aunt's gems for enjoyment in my own home.

Today please go to and visit the boutiques hope chest offerings. Click on Pink Friday packages and you are there! Enjoy!

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Show and Tell Monday

u October is such a beautiful month. One of my friends took me out to lunch to celebrate my birthday and I took these pictures outside of the restaurant. The pumpkins were HUGE and the wreath on the purple door was delightful. I have been wanting to paint my front door and this will motivate me. While we dined indoors and enjoyed all the Fall decorations, the restaurant was also having it's annual outdoorFall Octoberfest, with a band, pony rides for the children, and all types of food to mark the occasion. Very festive. The weather was perfect.

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Mug Shot!

Have a cat story for you: One of Liz's cats, Homer, a black and white cat, has a thing for bread. We cannot keep it out anywhere. We usually double bag it, or put it in Tupperware or fridge, etc. He was born by the bakery and must have eaten crumbs, etc. He has a yeast nose for sure. So we are having breakfast out back, and I walk in to see my counter cabinet open and the hotdog rolls I just purchased on the floor! And the back of the cat leaving the scene of the crime! What a hoot! He never had a chance to get it open but one more minute and those rolls would have been his! I wanted to put his little mug shot here. Who could get annoyed at that precious little innocent face?