Welcome To My World!

I am so happy that you have stopped by for a visit!

It is here that I will try to share with you my creations, a bit of my home, my gardens and what inspires me.

Periodically, I will feature those dolls and creations that are available for purchase on my other blog:


Thank you for visiting!
I hope you enjoy your stay here!

Friday, January 6, 2017


Christmas has passed and the new year is here.
Finally I am getting to post some pictures we
took of Paula's lovely home at the holiday season.
We missed last year and I could not wait to get there.
And the most wonderful thing happened, our friend Laura also joined in the fun.
We all spend the night, but first we went to
our favorite places to shop and have fun.
Boy, did we have fun!
I came home with the same Moira clock that you will
see in Paula's house.
And to top it all off, we went to the new space Paula opened
at the Saybrook Antique Center in CT.
Like all the creative things Paula does,
she made a most charming space.
On the way back we stopped at an antique center in our
neighborhood where I found a great metal cabinet
for the new bathroom in our hopefully soon to be new house.
That is not yet totally settled, but we are getting there.
So, without further ado, here are some pictures
of our wonderful mini vacation at Paula's........
with a few pictures added at the end of our home.
Not much Christmas in our apartment, but enough to make us happy.
If I want CHRISTMAS, I visit my wonderful sweet and creative friend Paula!

A cute snowman by Kathy Pendelton.
Her beautiful open house was also on our to do list.
And we were not disappointed!

One of mine, and.......

.....one of Kathy's......
so sweet.

Some of the furniture might look familiar.
Yes, they once resided in our home and have found
a very special place in Paula's and Bill's house.

Ebbie slept in the "Princess" room.
He had a very good night.

And a "twin" of this clock now resides
in our apartment, also waiting for a
new place to come.
I am crazy about this clock and got photographed
by Laura while hugging it tightly. Well, the one in Paula's house.
Mine was in the back of my car.

I got to befriend this little fellow because he
lives in the bedroom where I stayed.
He makes me happy.

And this is where I stayed!
Loved it!
One of my snow gals was watching over me for the night.

Paula's beautiful metal cabinet helped in deciding to buy
mine, although they are very different.

Yes, my babe is very happy living at Paula's.

My sweet friends, Paula and Laura.
I could not imagine my life without them!

Paula's oh so pretty space at the antique mall.

On our way home we stopped at the Newburgh Vintage Emporium
in Newburgh, NY.
It is a very special place to visit with beautiful things that
entice you......and it is right off 84, a major highway.
Hubby was enchanted by this motorcycle.

And here is my other big purchase,
my beautiful tall White House 1929 metal cabinet.
This picture does not do it justice.
The inside is white.

And at our home my big snow girl
greets everyone at the landing of our stairs.

A little red here and there says Christmas.

So, now we are in the new year.
I hope it will be a good one for us and everyone.
Health is the most important wish in our household and
I believe in every household all over the world.
We take so much for granted and you learn in life that
you can take nothing for granted.
It is how we handle things that come our way.
There is strength in us that we did not know we possess.
And there are people out there to lean on when the
going gets rough.
I am learning everyday how to cope and make
the very best of something that I cannot change.
I look for the good moments and I hope that you will all be blessed
with good moments, health, happiness and hope.
May all your New Years Wishes be granted!
God bless,

Thursday, November 10, 2016


It's been a long time since I blogged.
Lot's has happened.
For month, actually two years I have been
getting our home ready to be sold.
Lucky us, it has sold fast.
A little more than five weeks to pack up a nearly 3000 square feet home,
find an apartment and now finding a new home.
We have found something that would suit our needs,
but because it is a short sale we wait for the bank, and wait and wait.
We hope it will become ours!
Meanwhile we have just about settled in to our 1000 square feet rental.
We are still adjusting having people all around us.
It is a retirement community and actually not a bad place to be.

I am making one bedroom into my studio....not easy
since I had at least four times  more space in my studio before.

Hubby is still often looking for his designated bathroom and so on.
And we will have to do this all over again.
His Parkinson's and Alzheimer's is getting worse and all of that will have to be considered in the new house.
Here we had to take an upper level apartment since nothing else was available.
We are making it work.
Here is what I did in our temporary abode.
Many pieces of furniture were sold, but there is still enough to make a home comfy and cozy.

As you enter, so a bit hard for hubby.

Door to the right goes into the second bedroom, now becoming my studio.

We have a cute deck off the living room.
Unfortunately it is getting colder and will not be used much.

Some familiar friends.....

I hid ugly utility boxes with some of my antique samplers.
Only men would put boxes where they bite you in the face!

I am going to have the light moved so it is actually over the table
and I am making a linen "slipcover" for it.

Miss my stove. This one has no thermostat and no window in the oven. Have a dickens of a time judging when things are done.
I guess I am not doing much baking here!!!!!

Between bedroom ....
main bath to the left, walk in closet on the right, and
bedroom next.

We always had two twins which made up our king size bed.
Thank God, because you could not fit it in here without having enough storage too.

And that's it.
Our storage unit is 10' by 20' and filled to the brim,
no room to fit a postage stamp in now.
All waiting for the next step in our lives,
but we are on our way.
Waiting to see what God has planned for us next.
I plan to make our "forever" home as comfortable as our last house,
and look into the future with gratitude for what we had
and hopefully what good times will still be ahead.

God bless,
Happy Thanksgiving,