Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Lavalliere Melange Necklace

Had some neat little pieces I had collected and decided it was time to use them so I gathered them up and made a necklace today. I just love using things I've been saving for that one special piece.

Isn't the white and rhinestone strand to die for?

It was a fun day...Enjoy the rest of yours!

Sunday, March 31, 2013

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Vintage French Shabby Chic Torchon Holder

This Pine Torchon (cloth or towel) holder is just adorable
The French would use this to hang up different towels in their kitchen for different uses, hence the different printed labels ... Mains (hands), Verres (glasses), Assiettes (plates)and Couverts (cutlery).
The age is estimated around 1920 or older.
New in my Etsy Shoppe today...

Tuesday, March 19, 2013


Life has a funny way of having things run smoothly and then all of a sudden
  nothing seems right anymore...
We Lost Our sister...Diana Hansen Brogoitti...
February 19th, 2013
I will miss your kindness and smiling face...

Monday, February 18, 2013

Shabby Chic French Wire Keepsakes

Here are a couple of French wire items that I just posted on Etsy.
This little basket opens up to different positions and could be used, to hold your fresh eggs, fruit, craft pieces, etc...

And this collectible is from the 1930's, has a beautiful patina complete with coiled wire edges, protective rubber legs, and a fashionable hand made French Tag. It is very sturdy and would be perfect for your office work, storing magazines or hanging on the wall and displaying your jewelry and gems or photographs...Ive included 6 hand stamped clothespins to display with.

Come by for a visit...
enjoy your day!

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Happy Valentines Day

 Catching Up...From watching my grandson while his parents were in England, to catching a cold, my life has been somewhat disheveled, but I'm slowly pulling it together. Now, I happen to love Chocolate and it seems to go hand in hand with Valentines, so I thought I'd post this great recipe to make your
 Holiday even Sweeter! 
Crème Chocolate  ~ Serves 2
¼ cup whole milk
1/3 cup heavy cream
3 Tbsp. finely chopped semi-sweet chocolate
2 egg yolks
2 Tbsp. sugar
Set oven to 300 degrees.  Heat milk and cream in a saucepan, over medium heat until steam appears.  Stir in chocolate until melted, and then remove from heat to cool slightly.  In a separate bowl, stir the sugar into the egg yolks until dissolved.  Pour the warm chocolate milk mixture into the egg and sugar mixture and stir well to combine. Remove any foam from the top of the mixture before pouring evenly into two small ramekins (½ cup or larger).  Set the two ramekins into a deeper baking dish, and add hot water in the baking dish up to half the height of the ramekins. Cover the baking dish with foil, and bake about 30 minutes, or until the desserts are just firm on the sides yet still moist in the center. Remove from the oven, and carefully remove the ramekins from the baking dish and water.  Let them cool completely before covering and refrigerating for at least 90 minutes. The desserts can be refrigerated overnight as well.
Garnish to your liking with mint leaves, or topped with whipped heavy cream, chocolate shavings and orange zest.
Wishing you a
 Happy Valentines Day

Friday, January 25, 2013

Vintage Treasure

Thought I'd share a new listing from my Etsy Shoppe
Two Pieces of Vintage Enamelware
 ~ Salt Box and a Measuring Cup ~
The Salt box is from Germany
Now don't you just love this ad for Enamelware from the 1940"s?
Have an awesome day!

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Tahoe Creation

Life has many pleasures but spending time with family is the greatest gift!
Here's a little piece of my happiness...
 Grandson Tors Snowman
with mom Elissa and Grandma Ah-bee

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

My Little Angel

Torsten Anders Hansen's
updated photos
~  On Kauai with the Karplus Family ~
~ 2nd Birthday..."Blowing out the Candles" ~
~ Tahoe ~
Oh how he loved that cupcake!

Just to cute....

Tuesday, January 1, 2013