Friday, May 28, 2010

Morning Glory



I planted this morning glory from seed several weeks ago. It is crawling up my potting table and looks better every day. I made the potting table out of old closet doors my neighbor threw out. I draged them home and kept them in the garage untill a light bulb went off in my head and I put them togther with an old window. Some soft green paint completed the project.
Now...go make something pretty
Laraine

Thursday, May 27, 2010

French Country Fashions to Drool Over






I just discovered this beautiful french clothing website. It's called "Atelier des Ours" at atlierdesours.canalblog.com. I wish I remembered my high school french and I wish I had so extra money to spend. Have a great day and go make something beautiful.
Laraine

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Free Vintage Image



I like to make tags using lovely vintage images. I include the tags as a free gift when someone buys an item from one of my stores at etsy. Please take this image and go make something pretty.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Ladies in White


These lovely ladies are sitting on my kitchen window. Having lost so many plants over the winter, I am rooting as many plants from cuttings as I can.

Friday, May 21, 2010

For the Love of Vintage Dresses

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I have had a long time love of vintage clothing. The style and cut are so perfect.

This beautiful vintage plus size dress will soon be put up for sale on my vintage clothing site on etsy.com "sweetlarainescloset.etsy.com "

Thursday, May 20, 2010

One Bright Spot in a Sad Landscape



After two years of drought and a winter with two hard freezes, I have lost most all of my hibiscus, elephant ears, my front yard grass and both of my young palm trees. In the midst of all this destruction this amaryllis bloomed for the very first time this Easter. I think God is sending me a message. All Will Be Well.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Cat In The Workplace



I stopped over at Tristan's blog, Enchanted Revelries (the link is on my sidebar). He has completely cleaned up and reorganized his lovely workspace. Sorry Tristan........I was going to do the same, but my rather large cat "kelly" was sleeping on my workspace and I didn't have the heart to move him.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Alice in Wonderland






I made these Alice in Wonderland style necklaces for my Granddaughters "Jenna and Brianna." At the same time, I was honored to take part in a "Alice in Wonderland" tag swap with Karla at Karla's Cottage. I put the tags and necklaces together in a surprise package for the girls. If you have the time, go over to Karla's blog,(the link is on my sidebar) she has great style and energy and you will always be inspired.

Monday, May 17, 2010

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Saturday, May 15, 2010

the heart of the house




The heart of the house is the beating heart of the artist who lives within. I live and create in this house not far from the beach. I can smell the salt in the air and hear the gulls calling. Life is good.