Friday, July 28, 2017

The Broken Lamp...

My daughter found a lamp she LOVED in the discount room of a furniture store. Originally they were asking $25.00 for the lamp. I'm not sure why they thought it was worth that much since the lamp leg was broken as you can see in the photos below. However, as I said, my daughter just loved the lamp. She asked the sales person if they had another undamaged lamp like it in the store. The sales person assured her they did not. I asked if they would consider taking $15.00 for the lamp and I told my daughter that I would try to fix it for her. To change the price the sales person had to ask the owner of the store who wasn't there at the time. She took my daughter's name and number and said she would let her know. The next day the sales person from the furniture store called and said the owner didn't realize how damaged the lamp was and she would reduce the price to $10.00. My daughter bought the lamp. We decided the shade alone was well worth the price. It took me about a week to make the repairs and we were lucky to find a fairly close match of color. 

Rescued and Revived 
A lovely lamp and a happy daughter, priceless. 

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Character Building...

My (Art Doll) characters. Each one has its own personality.
Journey, Star Catcher, Dan de Lion and...
Introducing my latest character, Finn. You can read his story below.

Currently you can find my dolls on display and for sale at or visit the store at 2308 Lancaster Pike, Shillington, PA 19607

Although I photograph my dolls out side they are not intended to be used outdoors.

Friday, July 7, 2017

Saturday, July 1, 2017

Welcome Summer, Farewell June!

June seem to pass so quickly.
My patio garden is growing well and I'm enjoy all the colors and fragrances. My seasonal tree for June was not one of my favorites. I was a bit stumped as to what decorations I should use for June.
Mini sunglasses, colorful pinwheels, white butterflies, bunches of Babies breath are the ornaments I used.
I'm open to suggestions for next year my friends,

I'm excited now about decorating for July.

The American flag-like pins wheels are for Flag day in June.
My container garden is thriving!

It's officially July. Off to decorate the tree for the 4th!

Wednesday, June 7, 2017


Flowers coloring the land

I live in a development of townhouses. Only a few of us plant flowers or adorn the porches with pots of colorful blossoms. Luckily I see a lot more flowers as I drive through the surrounding neighborhoods. Another place I see beautiful gardens is on social media. I have many friends who love to visit botanical gardens and share their experiences and then I also have friends who simple love to grow flowers and share with gorgeous photos.

One of the two Azaleas and a Euonymus planted in our backyard mini garden. They were planted by the former owners, I'm so happy about their choice. Since the size of the allowed in ground garden space is very small we do containers on the deck. I'll share photos next time.
I did add a couple of Evening Primroses. Unfortunately these have all finished blooming for the season. Time for the container garden.
Remember to take time to smell the flowers.

Friday, May 5, 2017

In the Merry, Merry, Month of May...

My seasonal tree for May...
I added ribbons to the top of the tree to reflect a May pole.
I made paper cones filled with silk flowers. I kept the sprigs of babies breath and white butterflies from last month on the tree.

Happy First Pink Saturday In May!
Linking to How Sweet The Sound.