Wednesday, July 15, 2015

New Baubles...

Added a couple of pieces today to my Etsy...

Madonna Reinvented ~ Soldered Shadowbox Necklace

Vintage  French Velvet Purple Ribbon
from the 1930's


Saturday, July 4, 2015


From Our House to Yours 

My Favorite Haunt

Annie Sloan's Shoppe in Oxford, UK
No trip to Oxford,is complete,(if your an artist), without a trip to Annie Sloan's so....

I forgot to mention that when I was in Oxford this last May I went to the shoppe a few times for supplies. Annie happened to be in France on a buying trip so I wasn't able to meet her, but my husband talked to her, his last visit, and said she was delightful.

The Shoppe is darling inside...just perfect

The girls that worked there were very knowledgeable and allowed me to take
 a couple of pictures of her studio and where classes are taught. 

Annual EVeNt

Mother's Day ~ 2015

Charmaine ~ Bernadette ~ Jenay

April & May

Trip to OXFORD

Having a son, daughter in law and grand-kids living in England is tough to handle, at times, because their so far away. The good thing is, it forces you to visit, and that makes up for everything!
I couldn't be prouder visiting Oxford University seeing my son, Lars, a Geophysicist, at his job. He is a Professor in the Earth Sciences Department, and his wife Elissa works at the Oxford University Press where she is a Production Editor, and of course hugging and smothering with kisses, the Two Little American Princes,"Tor" and "Col".

My family's House
Private Gate to an Enormous Park in their Backyard
I Love the Lock on the Gate
Gate Opens To......

This bike was out front of University College
Rhodes College where the Rhodes Scholars stay
Lars in one of his offices
Formal Dinner at the High Table reserved for the Fellows and their guests.

Walking to Hertford Bridge
Day Adventure Around Town (10 minutes from their home)
Outside the Natural History Museum
Lars ~ Tor ~ Pakka
Picnic inside the Fellows Garden
University College
Elissa and Col 
Relaxing with some good Brew

Being with Family is Awesome!


Beautiful Colors are everywhere in this gorgeous shot from the family
in England visiting a Botanical Garden

April 5th

December in Genoa 2014

It snowed for the family's visit and was so beautiful, especially with all of our local deer adding to our viewing enjoyment!

My Grandson asleep in his bed protected by "Doggie Dendro"
"CHIPPIE" Tor and Col's ELF
got into the Christmas Spirit 
He had a Car Accident and Broke his Leg

Making Candles for teachers gifts
Tor's 4th Birthday Celebration
December 29th, 2014