Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Been away awhile

But.... I'm back! 
Seems like it's been forever, guess it has.

Lot's been goin' on..... Christmas is right around the corner...omgoodness, I'm not even close to being ready. 

This morning I've spent blog-hunting...joining lots of new blogs that peaked my interest...So exciting!  Happy to meet lots of new friends and re-acquaint with my oldies.  

I've missed so much since I've been away.... I'll just hang in and hope I can "catch up".    

Now it's time to get in gear and decorate! 



Friday, July 22, 2011

Just stopping in to say "HI"

It's been awhile since I've said HELLO to everyone...
So busy around here!

Mr. Wonderful added on to my Little House. so I have a much bigger crafting area.... OMG I can't believe how fantastic it is.
Another 12 feet!  

I've been out there just putting and placing and cleaning and working working working.... I think I can finally see the light at the end of the tunnel.  Whew......

It's such a lovely place to work/play....makes me so happy.  

I'll be showing pics shortly...hope you'll keep looking.  

Have a playful weekend....

xoso Sandy O  

Tuesday, July 5, 2011


I just can't believe the verdict!
OMG..... NOT GUILTY.... it just doesn't seem right.
              DOES IT? 
I was so upset I wrote guilty.... I've since changed my post to NOT Guilty.   

Monday, July 4, 2011

Happy 4th of July!

Have a wonderful day celebrating America's Birthday!

Have FUN...Be SAFE...


XOSO Sandy

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Rusty...Crusty...coffee table... I created it today... Mmmmm

I've turned the corner... I'm loving old rusty crusty iron things...WHO KNEW?  The more I see them, the more I love them...I've joined the group of RUSTY CRUSTY!

Today I recreated my old coffee table into a new one....Or I should say "I made my NEW table into something "OLD" and wonderful.

                                                                              Have a look!

 The most fun was decorating the top.....you know how we all love to decorate! Mmmmmmm

I took three of my cloches decking them out with new visuals.... it's all making my heart sing!

This is the smallest cloche, I covered the little peet pot with vintage music paper....too cute! Can you tell I'm loving the look?

I rolled up some pages from a novel and stuffed them in the largest cloche...that took some time.
It's sitting on top of and old tire iron....note:  Rusty Crusty!

This last cloche has silk plants (yes, I'm a fan of silk when they look real) in a silver gravy boat.  Charming, I think!

A bird nest and silver box complete the look..... Happy Happy!

  The top of the table is some kind of old wire thingy that was sitting out behind my little house... Imagine it fit perfectly on top of the iron table legs.

 I removed the wooden top... which is lovely in it's own right, but..... it didn't have the rusty crusty look.    Then put the two pieces together and VOILA this is how it looks now.

I'm lovin' it!
I can't believe it all came together so easy...guess it was meant to be!

Have a wonderful week!

xoso Sandy O

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

FLOWERS and Vignettes on the deck...COME SEE

Seems like it's been forever since I've sat down to blog! 
 I do read the blogs everyday though! I'm still here!

Yesterday I decided to do a little rearranging on the deck...spending most of the day just "putting and placing" things. 

Trimmed the sad little flowers that I've so neglected (and that the weather has damaged)...gave them food and love, hoping they will be happy once again!

My daughter said I should write some little sayings on the black pillows for a new look......well, they flew in this house so fast, I added my handy work to them and this is what turned out like. 
 A bit of silliness... that makes me smile. 

It's a beautiful day in the neighborhood....hope you are having a lovely day too!!! 

 Here are a few of my flowers growing around the yard....  Thought you might enjoy seeing them!

Hope you enjoyed!

xoso Sandy O  

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Happy Birthday Nathaniel!!!

Today is my grandsons 8th Birthday.....

I want to wish you the best day ever!

Have lots and lots of fun...doing something extra great on YOUR special day!

 Happy Birthday Nathaniel!

Lots of hugs and kisses...

xoso Gammy

Thursday, May 26, 2011

A field trip to the Monterey Airport!


 I'd forgotten what a field trip could "feel" like.

 Two classes of second graders, my grandson in one of them.

 We spent the first part of our three hours touring the little airport, with.... a bunch of restless kids....talking too much and too loud.... hopping around...poking and hitting each other....complaining they were hungry...then thirsty....then of course they had to go to the bathroom..... seven year old children can be a handful.

 Then, we hit the airports Fire Station!  

 Now, that was a different story. 

 Those big trucks, big tires, lots of tools.... listening to the fireman tell about their job and go through their "drill".... the "pole".... the "outfits".....it was a fun day, but....so exhausting.

Did I mention we walked? 

I'm one tired Gammy....but, I wouldn't trade it for anything. 

It was such a fun day....

Have a safe and fun Holiday weekend!

xoso Sandy O

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Trouble leaving a comment

I'm testing my comment posts!  Seems there is something wrong.  Hope I can get comments on this post.
Here we go!
xoso Sandy O

BUTTON give away....come and check it out!

Come leave a comment at Vintage Corner to win some fabulous buttons....... and check our our newest adventure..... having a booth there.  

We are having give aways all the time.... come see!

Have a wonderful weekend all my special blogger friends...be safe!

xoso Sandy O

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Give away.... GIVE AWAY......

All you have to do is stop over and leave a comment...that's easy enough, isn't it?  You'll want to follow us too it's gonna be fun!

I'm sure the give away is going to be something great! 
So skip, run, walk, type...whatever you have to do to get there and say * HI *.....we'll be waiting.

Have a fantastic weekend.... 

xoso Sandy O 

Friday, May 13, 2011

Invite to see our new shop!

A couple of weeks ago I told you about our newest adventure....joining a co-op store with our very own booth. 

Well, we are all set up...as much as we can be with the time we've given ourselves, working night and day making and creating items to fill the booth. 

It's crazy, who knew it would take so much time to make so many items..... I think it must be much easier for shopkeepers that order all their stuff new and ONLY have to unload boxes and place on shelves. 

But, what do I know,,,, this is our first venture.

It sure is fun.....You, eat, sleep and dream about what comes next, don't you? EXCITMENT!!!

I'm loving it....a place to put all the things you create...now that's a "good thing", don't you think? 

And, you make money.  What could be better?

I hope you will all go over to the Vintage Corners new blog made by Amy...she did a fantastic job.  And, leave a comment and follow us from now on.  We are so excited and want all our friends to please enjoy this adventure with us.

We will be showing all kinds of things...tutorials, classes, new items, interviewing all our co-op partners and much more....  *please* be patient with us...this is all new for us.  

We'll see you over there....and THANKS for your support.

Follow, follow, follow, follow...follow us to the store.  

Hugs and Kisses to all my blogging friends.... 
Thanks again. 

xoso Sandy O 

PS...Oh, I amost forgot...our booth has the pretty blue chair with all the pillows on it. Stay tuned...more to come.    

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Happy Mothers Day Friends!

It's Mothers Day and I want to wish you all a wonderful time with what ever you choose to do. 
It's YOUR day...make it fun filled, special with lots of family,friends and bunches of yummy food and treats. (No time to diet today)!

Big hugs to you all! 

xoso  Sandy O

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Happy May! And, my newest adventure.

Just a quick drop in to say *Hi* to all my friends here in the blog world.

 I have been so busy lately....

Just opened a booth at a wonderful new co-op  **Vintage Corner** in San Juan Bautista (Ca) just down the road a bit.

 Featuring Shabby French: old, new and unique, repurposed, hand crafted goodies and gifts...vintage-inspired style for your home, fashion and lifestyle!

 It's so exciting!
Trying to fill the booth with all kinds of treasures takes a lot of time...I know you all know that.  Whew!

I hope if you are in our area you will stop in and say *Hi*! 
We would love to see you! 

Back to the drawing board.....have a wonderful day! Must go "create".  

xoso Sandy O  

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Easter Swap GOODIES!

This swap captured my heart.....and I had the best partner ever! 

 Holly of Girls at Heart.....created and sent me some of the sweetest little goodies ever.

Bunny and Chickie....what a darling tag, I love it!

A dotty pop...one of Holly's creations and is it cute! Not to mention all the other little bits and pieces of ribbon, lace and trims..... all wrapped up in the little white bag with crown.  Isn't that precious?

Candy, Candy, Candy......AND...there was a bunch more, but.....the family enjoyed it after dinner. YUMMILIOUS! The glittered egg has the cutest little babies, Holly made that too.   Lady rabbit just puts a smile on my face!

Teeny tiny bird houses, a spool of Easter ribbon and tissue that matches.  So thoughtful!

More little pops...too cute!

I decorated my Easter table with Holly's little goodies.... Can you see the bunny holding the Tag and Pop?

Can you find my *goodies*?
See the sweet green egg napkins.....they were in my package as well.

 I lucked out with such a great tag swapper! 
 Holly made this such 
 fun for me....wasn't I  LUCKY?    I think so.  And, I have a new friend.

Thanks to Sandy at 521 Lake Street for hosting such a lovely swap.

I enjoyed every minute of it.

 xoso Sandy O

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Easter hello!

           Wishing all my wonderful blogging friends a special Easter greeting!  Have a eggstrodinary day with all your family and friends. My love is with you all. 

               xoso Sandy

Friday, April 8, 2011

Busy Busy Busy....

All I can say is I've been BUSY!

Just wanted to say "HI" to all my friends and wish you a lovely weekend. 

ENJOY...... xoso Sandy O

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

A little Birdie told me.......

Today would be a fantastic day to go craftin' with my daughter at  Lollygag-Inn ...please FLY over and see her...she'd love to see you.

Got to her house this morning.... cleaned a little,  then flew right into making our Decorated Easter Blocks.

A little bit of vintage....a little bit of new..... 
A little bit of thinking..... and a little bit of glue.

 She has a "fine" collection of vintage goodies...you know, "the good stuff", that she shares so willingly.  Lucky me!

So, here they are....  one of them is mine the other is hers!

                        Tell me they aren't the cutest little Birdy Blocks you've ever seen! 

The block says it all....
Spring is in the air!

I hope you'll go meet my daughter...she'll be looking for you!



Monday, March 28, 2011

Disney Birthday Tag and wall hanging.....

                    My Sweet Niece ADORES Disney.....so, I thought I'd make her a little wall hanging/big tag for her Birthday card. 
                     {I can't believe she'll be thirty two..time flies!}

                  With the Disney graphics found and printed I started cutting and gluing.   When it comes to embellishments I don't hold back.  Made small tags, added more stuff....put crepe paper around the edges, scoured my stash for flowers, beads, buttons, ribbons, Stickles, jewels, ink, stickers..... then had the best time ever designing something special just for her.

                     I can't say I held back on anything....the skies the limit! 

            The back of the card has a little envelope holding a surprise just for her! 

Have a wonderful day creating!