Tuesday, August 7, 2012

My Wall Gallery

Hello there, friends! Finally, I finished my wall gallery! I've always wanted one. 'Been admiring many walls with those beautiful display of framed artworks, photos, keepsakes, quotes, and anything that's special to the homeowners. I have quite a few of such things in my collection, so I didn't want to buy anything to add to it.  I also had to decide which ones to hang and which ones I had to put aside, it's just a matter of placement, too. Most of these are photos of my family, my mom and dad, (and siblings), caricature of my kids, a  family and friends' fund raiser t-shirt I cut out and framed, a newpaper clipping of when my daughter was on the LA Times, my son's ceramic plate project, a nice cheese plate with our initial "S", an elephant artwork my husband gave me from when he worked in India, the word "family" I cut out with my cricut machine and a couple of frames I put pretty black and white prints in. Oh, and the 4 small plates on top are, well, yes, dessert plates! I liked the design.   I still have a few things I want to hang and display. Maybe I'll make another one, perhaps in my bedroom. We'll see.

Well, I hope you like it. My husband said he'll put recessed lighting or maybe tract lighting. Hmmm...that, I'd  like to see! Okay...thanks for visiting!

Friday, July 13, 2012


Hello beautiful people in Blogland! It's been a month...and a crazy month at that! A lot of things has happened this past couple months, I haven't had the chance to blog and bloghop at all! Oh my! In fact, I was too busy with my flower shop and personal life, I missed to join Karen's party (Where Bloggers Create 2012, hosted by Karen of My Desert Cottage)! Well...I hope you guys have the chance to visit thses creative souls' space and you'll be amazed!
Anyway, this is just a quick one. I just want to share my latest project. I love butterflies...and so I thought I'll frame it...thinking outside the box. Here it is...

Okay, I hope you like it...Got to run! Thanks for visiting. Hope you come back really soon!

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Agatha's make-over...

If you guys know me, I'm obsessed with dress/body forms. I don't know why, but I am. I have rubberstamps, diecuts, jewelry holders, prints and I have a decal on a wall in my craft room. On my pinterest boards, I pinned quite a few under: Obsessed. A couple of years ago, I decoupaged a mache, named her Emerald ( my birthstone). A friend of mine who sews beautiful baby blankets bought it from me and I was happy to find her a new home!
So, this time, I had my friend, Kim of Flea Market Divas,  bought one for me at a flea market. I named her Agatha. She's vintage
(I think she's from circa 1930's) she's beautiful, slim and stands about a little over 3 feet. And according to Kim, as told to her by the seller, she was owned by a mortisian. Okay, that's all I know about her "previous life".
So I kinda want to bring her in the 21st century so I thought I'd give her a make over. And voila! I 
L O V E D how she turned out!

Deciding what colors I would be using was just one challenge. So, once I decided to do black and white, it was easy! I have beautiful black and white scrapbook pages, and I went to town with mod podge!  

Well, I hope you guys liked it too! Write me a line or two, I would appreciate your coments.  Thanks for dropping by. Hope to see you here again some time soon!

Monday, May 14, 2012

Repurposed wine bottles

I love to recycle, upcycle and repurpose. My latest project was something for Mom's day. And being a florist that I am, I turned these bottles into flower vases. Too easy...but pretty, if I may say so.
To remove the labels from these wine bottles, (well, one of these was actually an empty olive oil bottle) I filled a bucket with water, put a little drop of dish washing soap, then soaked the bottles in there for a few days. Make sure you fill the bottles with water, just enough so they don't float on top. After a couple of days, the labels just slide right off. Just rub it a little with a sponge to remove the glue.
Wash the bottles then dry.
I used decorative wire to sort of tie them together, then shaped the word "MOM" to embellish the rectangular planter where I set the four bottles. Finished it off by adding single flowers in each bottle~ tulip, roses and an iris, and a bright yellow gerber daisy in water tube and a beautiful floral display this turned out to be! I hope you like it. Thanks for visiting...and please drop by again soon!

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Getting ready for Mother's Day

Wow...another Mother's Day is just around the corner! 'Been busy at the shop getting ready for a busy holiday! Above are photos to give you a glimpse of my flower shop display  (Fitzgerald's Flowers & Gifts, Downey, Ca) at this time of the year. Hope you like it!
Happy Mommy's day to all moms, grandmas, aunts, sisters and all! Hugs! Take care.

Monday, April 30, 2012

Springtime Bridal Shower arrangement

Sharing these photos of the recent floral arrangement I made for a Bridal Party. The couple met at a nature walk in a park. I sprayed this vintage birdcage yellow to pop against green floral arrangement of cymbidium orchids, fuji mums, and variety of foliage. Pretty butterflies on curly willows add a touch of spring feeling and nature! This floral creation was set on a yellow wooden tray, which was eventually placed by the dessert table at the party.
I hope you like it! Thanks for visiting!

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Not just hat boxes anymore!

I've been so busy at my shop, but I still am able to take some time to go thrifting and visiting yard sales. These hat boxes were my latest find. I knew what I was going to do with it when I bought them. ($ 2 bucks each. Score!)  Here's a sneak peek of one of them...this is what it will be when it's done. I can't wait to show them to you guys...but, I'm working on a wedding for this week end. So..until then!
Bye for now, hope you visit again! Thanks!
Partying with Kammy's Korner

Monday, April 16, 2012

From Easter Egg lantern to Beehive with bees!

I LOVE Chinese paper lanterns. One would probably notice that I use a lot of paper lanterns at my shop, either for display and for sale as well. I have these 3 Easter Egg paper lanterns and they are just sooo pretty! But now that Easter is over, I cannot wait for next year to bring it out again. And if you know me, I LOVE repurposing, upcycling and recycling. So...there it is!
The shape reminded me of beehives, and since I'm loving my cricut expression machine, it was an easy project! (Well, I started with one lantern, and I love how it turned out! So, I'll do the same for the other 2).
I spray painted the paper lantern yellow, hand-painted black horizontal stripes ( using black craft paint), cut-out bees in different sizes, and there you have it...a beehive with lots of bees! I'll be showing how I display this at my summer vignete.
Thanks for stopping by! I would love to hear from you.

Spring 2012

Oh my goodness, Easter has come and gone and I haven't got the time to share these photos on my blog! ~ Thanks to Lezlee of Prior for visiting and wondering what I have done for my spring display at my flower shop. Well, here it is. (Better late than never.)
Life has been busy...but busy is good! Anyway, it's mid-April and I'm quite so far off with my new year's resolution. Oh well. Better luck next time. But...nope, wait... I'm not giving up. I'm actually working on quite a few things and checking them off of my TO DO list. I just have to really learn how to manage my time. But with my ADHD, it's hard to stick to my schedule. sigh.
Anyway, I'm glad I'm back! I miss you beautiful people in Blogland!

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

LOVE banner

I love making holiday vignettes at my flowers & gift shop. Valentine is one of the busiest holidays in our business, and I love decorating my store with hearts everywhere. Thanks to my cricut machine, I have pretty cut outs which I use in my displays and signs.
Happy hearts day! Thanks for stopping by! Let me know what you think. =)