Friday, December 19, 2008

Santa Likes Pink Too

There is always one stop that I have to make each year and especially at Christmas time and that is to Menzer's Antiques in downtown Tarpon Springs, FL.

Paul and Melissa have a wonderful antique mall filled with beautiful quality antiques.

But what makes this shop even better is the talent of Melissa.

Melissa makes the most beautiful Santa's I have ever seen. Each one is a masterpiece.

I just happened to be lucky to find a pink one for Pink Saturday.

Melissa calls her business Cottageville Santas. Each of her Santa's stocking are filled with trinkets and collectables that will just make your jaw drop as you study the details. Her beautifully designed outfits are so unique. From Fur to flannel there isn't one outfit that she creates that is not just perfectly made to go with the fun filled stockings.

Each face is made by Melissa as well. Just look how life like they are.
Isn't she an incredible artist? If you would like to see more of Melissa's work
or own your very own Santa you may contact her at

Now add a little more pink to your day and visit my sweet friend Beverly for Pink Saturday and the growing list of participants .

Have yourself a Merry Pink Christmas!

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

A Wonderful Surprise

Would you just look at this darling tussie mussie that I won. Not only that but I also won a Victoria Magazine. Victoria Magazine has long been my favorite magazine so I am thrilled.
Now all I need is a nice cup of cocoa and off to my chair I will go.
Thank you so much, Rene.
If you haven't visited Miss Gracie House it is a wonderful blog that you will soon add to your favorites. Please visit a blog filled with lovely pictures of items that will cause you to drool. Rene has wonderful taste and a business that I really really wish I lived close to and I promise you, you will wish the same. She and I are definately kindred spirits and I am really grateful to have received such a nice gift.
So once again Thank You Rene.

Monday, December 8, 2008

A few more pictures of the Living Room

I am still working on the curtain for this window. But if you could see the lace you could see that it has birds in it too. If you click on the picture above you can see that the chair has a bird on it too. You may also see where Dave broke an ornament but I actually decided to leave it on the table because the broken pieces were pretty too. Have you ever kept broken things?

We finally got the mirror hung. I just hope it is still on the wall when we get back to Eufaula.
It is different hanging things on plaster. Dave had to use a small board kind of like a picture rails to hang the mirror. He promised it was so sturdy that he could hang off of it.
Hang off of it, he will, if that mirror is on the floor when we get back.
I am just kidding. He is such a wonderful man.

Friday, December 5, 2008

A Blue Christmas for Pink Saturday

Will I be banned from Pink Saturday for showing you too much Blue? But in my defense
if you look real closely you will see that there are pink flowers on the rug.
Pink bands of lace around the pillows and pink in the stain glass.

And zooming in on those stockings you will see pink beads.

Love birds on the sofa.

Too much blue you say?
I guess I have been a naughty girl.
Lumps of coal in my stocking for showing so much blue on Pink Saturday.
For more Pink Saturday fun enjoy your day with our Hostess Beverly from
Happy Pink Saturday.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

The Stocking Were Hung By The Chimney With Care

In Hope That My Blog Friends Soon Would Be There.
The mantels in the Shabby Old House are my favorites.
I couldn't wait to paint them and decorate them.

This is the mantel in the living room.

And I didn't use pink. Are you Surprised?

I am tempted to take the other stocking and instead of the pretty ornament stick a fishing lure in the lace. We are Lace and Lures ya know. lol
Hurry back I will have more.
Until then have a great day.

Monday, December 1, 2008

Christmas 2007

This time last year I spent 6 weeks in Eufaula working on the house.
I camped out in our RV at White Oak Campground and every day I would go in to town to clean and paint. This picture was taken in 2007.
Alot has been accomplished in our Shabby Old House.
I will show you 2008 in my next post but for now lets see where we have come from.
The dining room has been painted and we are peeking into the living room.
The old couch is one I picked up and it is so comfy. We just put it in the room so we could have a place to sit at the end of each day. The floors had just been cleaned and Dave refinished them all this summer.

This is the way we found the old shabby house in 2006.
Dave is scratching his head and wondering what in the world did I get myself in to.
Ya All come back to see Christmas 2008.

Going "from" GREEN

Going Green........I think not, in this case anyway!
Stay tuned