Wednesday, June 27, 2012

"Reinvented" Wine Cork Necklaces....

Eclectic and Upcycled
 these baubles are new to my collection
on Etsy...

Come and take a peek...
Have a wonderful day!

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Repurposed Door Frame

I found this old door frame at a garage sale
and turned it into a great reinvented eye catcher for my garden.
Materials needed...
 ~Wire fencing, burlap sack, potting soil, sphagnum moss,
   scissors, staple gun and flowers~

Cut a piece of wire fencing to cover the backside of the frame
leaving an opening at the top and staple on. Attach a burlap sack that has been fitted also to the frame. Cut holes in the burlap where you would like the flowers to go. Fill sack loosely with soil. Take plants and shake to remove most of the soil from the root. Gently place through holes (adjust the length of root where needed). Add a little sphagnum moss carefully around the edge of the planted flowers, and at the top....
Water and enjoy!

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Happy Father's Day

All My Love
To my Husband
 My Son
My Father
 I miss you Dad...
Happy Father's Day!

Friday, June 15, 2012

Cottage Style Embelishments

 Darling Ruffled Crepe Paper has been reinvented
 into an enchanting addition to your home or business.

Baubles, Glitter, Shells and Ephemera
adorn these 3 foot long strips.
Drape across your boudoir or sales counter,
 use in scrap booking or decorate shelving....
Just too many cute ideas for displaying these Shabby Chic gems.
Find them at my shoppe on Etsy:
Charmaines Whimzy

Thursday, June 14, 2012

White Muslin Ribbon

Be creative with your own personal style….

All you’ll need is a few stamps, ink and about 15 minutes.
Wrap a gift, tie up candles, scrapbooking,
around a pretty vase or journal, etc.

The possibilities are endless!

 I just started carrying the ribbon in my Etsy shoppe...
Come by and visit and GO GET STAMPING

Saturday, June 9, 2012


Here's my sweet little Havanese doggy

 She's 11 yrs. old and has been an incredible addition to our family.
This is her first time to flaunt a pink bow for all the world to see.
PS...don't tell my husband

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Venus Says "Howdy" to the Sun

Lake Tahoe ~June 5th, 2012 ~
 6:45 pm temp ~ 34 degrees
A once in a lifetime event happened called a "Planetary Transit"
This was the last chance to see Venus passing the sun until the next transit in the year 2117.
  My husband and I were fortunate to be able to use our Spotting Scope
with a solar cover to view, he then used his Iphone and took
a picture through the scope...Quite Ingenious!

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

~ Amour Francaises ~

From the Street Signs...
To your Home...
Here's a little bit of "French" Whimsy

Hand painted French Gems….
You can almost smell the fresh baked croissants at the corner boulangerie…
Let these artful plaques add that little
“je ne sais quoi” to your home d├ęcor

Bienvenue dans ma “Maison”~ Welcome to my “Home”

Merci et au revoir
(Thank you and good bye)

You can find the "Paris" and "Maison" plaques at...

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Yosemite Adventure

My husband and I have made a pact to never travel on a Holiday Weekend,
but when my brother in law,
George and his wife Sunny and her family,
 invited us to stay at the "Evergreen Lodge"
  we  broke our rule and joined them... so happy we did!
The family has been going to "Evergreen"since childhood
alot of memories
We stayed our first night at the unique,
 "Groveland Hotel" in Groveland, California.
The hotel happens to have a house guest that never leaves
He seems to have liked the hotel so much that when he died
 in 1927 he took up permanent residence...
Of course the story adds to the ambiance of this little haven..
The restaurant is very good and breakfast is included in your nights stay.

The next day we headed on to Yosemite to "The Evergreen Lodge"
The Lodge is located outside the main gate about 20 minutes.
Cabins, tent camps, restaurant, store, bar, newly built pool with jacuzzi, game rooms, Smores every night etc. etc. 
 No Kitchens~No Phone Service
A small refrig and Keurig coffee maker...
One of our favorite places

Here's a couple of pictures of Yosemite in El Cap Meadow
watching climbers on the "Nose" Route on El Capitan
with our Spotting Scope

Quality time with George

Painting on the Merced River, Yosemite
with my friend Mr. Duck

George, Sunny and her parents at
Hetch Hetchy Dam

Have a Wonderful Day!

Friday, June 1, 2012

Move Over "Annie Oakley"....

This here Cowgirl has some major attitude!

I was feeling kinda ornery when I made this pendant.
Hope you enjoy her being so "Sassy"!

You can find this little diddy at: