Saturday, June 21, 2014

This Blogging Thing.....

Is so much more difficult that I thought it would be...these crazy fonts, sizes, colors, in the world do I get it to stick???  And why does it change....I know, it should be simple.....but it is not....I am trying....but it seems that I am so afraid of messing everything up again..that my blogs are kind of halted and stale...I really do wish it were much simpler and that there was a youtube video for us backward folk.....anyone out there that can come over and explain it all????  This is a test, this is only a test.....I do not know but a wee bit of what I am doing....clink, clink, .......any one???  Some one actually have the time???? hehehehehe ...oh well here we go...will it be in the script I want or no.....I will let you know in a minute....

YAY...success!!! It worked!!!! Yipee!!!! Everyone have a nice day....

Guess What I Found ~~~~~ Mason Ball Jars!!!!

Yesterday, I made a very exciting discovery ~~~~ at our local garage sale I was truly blessed to find over a hundred Mason Ball Jars!!!! Of every size and description, they are all vintage jars!!! The gears in my mind started turning and clicking!!! I just adore the painted and antiqued Ball Jar Vases and Votive holders...and I can't wait to get my hands on these!!! I have some really cool ideas and have gotten wonderful inspiration from Pinterest!!!! Yeah, I love Pinterest!!!!!  So here are a couple of lovely pictures from pinterest, some of the inspiration I have found and hope to achieve!!!! Will be posting pictures soon!!!!Much love, hugs and kisses!! ~~Angela~~

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Contemplation on Neatness

Today has been a huge lesson...on my "creative mess" as I call it.   I usually know exactly where everything is in my pile of lovely items....but I lost a bag that contained Irish coins for some necklaces and some very lovely cameos....couldn't find it anywhere, tore everything up looking for those lost coins....kinda like the lady in the old testament who cleaned out her whole home to fine that one coin that was lost.    I do have to say this, the last few days, since business is Summer Slow....I have been making a concerted effort to tidy up a bit...much to the joy of my hubby!!!! He is a very patient man, and regularly adds to the piles himself and makes some too..but I have made him very happy in my efforts!!!!  The funny thing is though...I know that I have cleaned, but it isn't showing that organization as much as I would like....Really I need a Brick and Mortar shop or a studio space of my day, if I get really brave I will take pictures and post all of Bertha Louise that is all over the house!!! 

So I am NOT giving up, I WILL not panic when I LOOSE something....and pinterest will be there to calm me with very lovely pictures and inspiration!!!! hehehehehe....God Bless YOU Everyone!!!!

Following:   A few of my roses, from the back yard!!!!! Much love, ~~Angela~~

My lovely coral rose, smells so spicy and sweet lovely!!!

The yellow rose is called Sun Flare, sweet and spicy too!!!

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Anniversary...A Time for Reflection

Yesterday was my hubby Ben's and mine 25th Wedding Anniversary.  So many times you hear the words, where did the time go???  It does seem to go by with lightening speed....I remember that wonderfully perfect June day.  The weather was soft and cool and not too hot or humid...which is an important thing here in the South.   And I wasn't nervous at all....I just kept smiling to myself, I was marrying my best friend...and he still is my best has been a long and very difficult journey, but we are still together.  At times though hurtful events, seemed to devastate us, the loss of two babies, our youngest being so sick when he was little, our middle child having serious health issues.   I have to look back and know that even though we failed in so many areas...God was faithful and has brought us this far...and we are still together, loving each other and our very, very dear children....I pray for continued blessing on my sweet ones!!! I am a proud Mama....and I thank the sweet Lord above for my dear Husband, Ben and the patience he has had with this very, artistically and creative minded individual, who keeps all of her creative elements....everywhere!!!!  He has been wonderful, living in a definitely feminine space and not minding my roses!!!! and who sacrifices so much for us!!!! I love you honey!!!!

I pray that this post finds you happy and full of love in your life!!!! Know that you have a friend in me here.....God Bless!!!  Much love, hugs, and kisses!!! ~~Angela~~

Friday, June 6, 2014

Pink the Color of Joy!!!

Pink....I mean who doesn't adore the color...well, maybe some guys don't appreciate today, today is dedicated to the color pink and all of the wonderful shades of said color that apply...Who cannot appreciate the lovely shades of pink in a night time sky, just as the sun is setting...or the pink of a new born babies sweet little lips.   The pink of a conch shell, or lovely pink summer roses!!!! I adore all of you who also adore pink...... these pictures are for you!!!!!

 Much love, hugs and kisses!!! ~~Angela~~

Some of these lovely pictures are from pinterest, others are mine or free Victorian Clip Art

I hope that you have a wonderful day full of the joys of life!!!! Enjoy pink today!!!!!

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

New Sparkle in the House!!!!

Lots of lovely inspiration has been hitting lately in the realm of jewelry~~~~inspired by historical designs and vintage elements~~~I hope that you enjoy them!!!!

Thank you so very much for stopping by....please feel free to contact me through the little buttons on the top shown, pinterest, etsy, or on facebook....if you would like any of these lovely jewelry items!!!!


Monday, June 2, 2014

My Mori Girl Beginnings......

I have been discovering so much since opening my little shop on etsy.  There is such a wonderful world full of beauty and style and my little laptop has brought me into the lives of so many wonderful people!!!! Since, "going over the hill", I decided that I would wear and dress the way that I wanted to, instead of  the general style of the neighborhood....It all started with my ankle, a weak ankle that I have had since 8th grade when I fell and ripped all of the muscles in it.  I have had problems with it for years, and a couple of years ago, I twisted it yet again, and at that moment, I decided never again!!!! I figured if Victorian women could live in lace up boots, well then so could I.  But, then a dilemma arose..what in the world does one wear with lace up roper cowboy boots???? I had ALWAYS loved the way that the young ladies of the Victorian and Edwardian age dressed, the layers, the lace, the little bloomers and hats and such, I mean what lady can resist Anne Shirley of Anne of Green Gables.    Then a wonderful thing happened....I found on pinterest a wonderful style that has taken those genres, put a wonderful and creative twist on them and sent them out onto the street, in has increased in popularity since the 1970's in Japan, and I absolutely feel in love..Mori Girl!!!! So sweet, lacy and oh so comfortable...and goes with my boots!!! hehehehehe  I started dressing in Mori Girl, and my family and friends like it.   My daughter says that I have finally found my style...and the funny thing is....I have always been this person...even my house is decorated in the romantic, loved vintage layered style.  Full of damask, lace, rose florals, tons of flowers, pink, needle point, vintage furniture, chandeliers, milk glass, vintage dishes, tea cups....oh such lovely things that a homemakers heart dreams of.    All of which I have been collecting since girlhood, from flea markets, yard sales and oh the lovely vintage thrift shops!!!!  I will be sharing with you on my blog all of the lovely vintage things that I love, my creations that I make for my shop and the many blessings the Lord above has blessed me so greatly with...... May the Roses of Life Find You and Cheer You!!!!  Much love, hugs and kisses!!! ~~Angela~~

As Many of you know, my lovely daughter Rebekah is my favorite model...and to me she is Mori Girl!!!!! I simply adore her and my Romantic Mori Girl Style clothes are just perfect on her.  She is a wonderful blessing to me and so sweet too!!!!