The Victorian Santa was honored with a page interview!
Kitchen Tree in antique stand
One of 4 decorated trees
Wood Carved Father Christmas
The Felonious Frosty
Back view of magazine
Black Witch Gourd
Halloween Candy boxes
Vintage look boxes
Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum
Peter Rabbit gourd ornament Ooak AHAO folk art
Sunday, April 29, 2012
New pictures of our little beach place. Love the way things are coming out. Since the house came fully furnished we will be swapping things out a bit at a time. Have already changed out headboard & footboards in bedrooms. We will be keeping the livingroom couches for a while they are leather in good shape , would eventually like to go with something a bit more beachy like Pottery Barn couches......
New addition to our beach house! I just love the way this wall came out. The mirror was handmade by seller on Ebay Id saltysurf and it is gorgeous $180.00! Beach sign came from overstock , I used my O-rewards , originally $16, I paid $5 with free shipping ! YAY! The shelf....... wait for it , my husband made for me with reclaimed wood we already owned ... FREE!! My contribution was the painting treatment. ~Susan~
On our recent trip to the coast we had several visitors, unexpected , happily received. These wonderful creatures roam freely around the area . I had a one way conversation with them , they were extremely good listeners.
There were actually four of them , however one of them was camera shy and moved out of frame as I took the picture. Sigh. As you can see it was a glorious day at the beach!
My husband Terry in front of the large log that wash up on the sand. The day was beautiful , only about 45 degrees , since there wasn't any wind it was actually quite comfortable .
Life is like a day at the beach, sometimes calm and peaceful , other times stormy and challenging . The key is to embrace each day, and thank God you were allowed to spend time there. ~ Susan~
I was trying out a new Zupfe (braided bread) recipe and apparently my yeast wasn't active anymore . :( Not wanting to waste the dough I decided to try something else with it. So I cut & rolled into skinny stripes that I twisted into a knots and deep fried them! One word brushed with melted butter & garlic salt YUMMY! They would probably be good dusted with powdered sugar and cinnamon too. The ones pictured here are still virgin so I may split the batch and do one of each favor. I will be starting my healthy eating again come monday.. .. I'm just saying.... Merry Christmas Everyone!! May it be blessed! Susan
I love the Dickens characters I purchased from The Simpich doll company back in the 80's . Back then it 6 months for them to complete the order as everything was created by the family. Their shop was a like something right out of a fairytale . The exterior was a Tudor style and when you stepped inside it was pure magic! check it out at:
ONLY DAY MORE DAYS, I am not done shopping! We recently purchased a beach cottage and are still trying to recover from everything that comes with a new home.
We absolutely love this house! It's easy to take care of can't wait to spend our first summer out on that deck! Umbrella drinks all around! In the meantime we are enjoy spending time up there , the sun always seems to be out even though the temps are low. The beach is 2 blocks one way and the jetty is blocks the other way! But back to my dismay, I still have several gifts to purchase and need to wait until the 21st to finish my shopping. I console myself by believing there will be some amazing deals for us last minute shoppers. Keeping my fingers crossed! We did a lot of shopping online this year and I signed us up for Ebates.com so I am interested in seeing how that works out. I would mind a check just for shopping online. In the meantime there are a few pictures of my newest piece Jingle Bell Santa available www.ahaartistsstudio.com He measures 16" tall and 8" wide. Soft sculpture armature with clay head. Mounted on wood box with vintage Christmas tree , lots of tiny silver toned bells on his sleeves,hat,pants legs and down the front of his coat.
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Merry Christmas to one & all! Bless you all. May the Lord keep
you & your families safe & happy for He can fill every need!
Where is the time slipping away too?The days have been coldand gloomy of late. It makes one want to curl up on the couch and read the day away. But alas I have work to do. It's really more like play, but it involves getting up, leaving my cozy den , snuggly blanket , and trudge the 20 steps up to my studio. There I find more half done projects then I care to think about. My eyes find inspiration .. The darling little ornaments I have purchased from my fellow artisians, antique Santa postcards, vintage Halloween and I find myself ready to start. My husband found a Sunlight lamp for my studio, it really does help when Oregon weather decides to be clouded and gloomy for days on end.