Tuesday, May 27, 2008


Princess Gabriella (my next door neighbor) is a little over 3 1/2 years old and it's high time she moves out of the "Winnie the Pooh" decor and into the "Glamour Girl" bedroom. After painting her bedroom walls a 'high stylin' bright Purple she had Mom paint her toy box Bright Pink (one of my very favorite colors, just in case you didn't know).

Well in her very sweet and tiny voice (sometimes!), Princess Gabriella asked Cathy if she would please paint her toy box something pretty and very girly. I was more than happy to oblige.

Yesterday Gabriella's toy box received lots of beautiful roses which danced over the top, front and sides of her beautiful, 'Big Girl' toy box, then Fairies and Glitter (of course!) were added for the final touch. It was a big hit. She is just "Tickled Pink" with her new toy box from Cathy's "Glitz and Glam" station.



Theresa said...

Wow Cathy,
Beautiful chest. I bet Gabriella (beautiful name by the way) is so happy with her new toy box. But, I bet she would rather spend time in the fairy cottage. If I wasn't afraid of getting sent to the "home", I would dress up in tutu and crown. I would always carry my wand, and make sure there was plenty of fairy dust to go around. But alas I don't look well in restraints, lol
Theresa @ Cottage Violets

P.S. We did miss you yesterday...

gail said...

Cathy,,, what a beautiful toy box!!! I love it. Its definately fit for a princess. gail

Sweet Necessi-Teas said...

Cathy, What a lucky little girl Gabriella is to have you as a next door neighbor and resident Fairy God Mother! Beautiful toy box! Thanks for sharing the pictures.

Lisa said...


You did a beautiful job on Gabriella's toy box. She is a very lucky girl to have you.


Patricia said...

Cathy, what a nice present for Gabriella. The chest is just beautiful, absolutlely what every fairy princess should have to store all the important things in life!


Lilli Blue said...

Ilove the contrast between the sweet little girl and the music.
the box is wonderful! it would have delighted me when i was a little girl.
Now the song calls to another part of me. Who is that singing / is it one of the Dixie Chicks? I guess it is random that the song came on just as I was reading the post but it was perfect for me today!
Love all of it.

Craft Diva said...

that is gorgeous, cathy. you did a fantastic job. gabriella is one lucky little girl!

twinkleshabbystar said...

Cathy, You are such a sweetheart to make that for Miss Gabriella! I ADORE the roses and fairies. Sooo whimsy and sweet! :) XO,Jenn

Lu Lu's Fluffy Ruffles said...

Wow the chest turned out beautiful!!! what a sweet person you are to do it!

Sue said...

You did such a lovely job, it must have taken a while!

Amy at Bunny Rose Cottage said...

OH CATHY!!! That is fabulous! Myg osh you are so talented and so sweet to do this for a sweet princess! WOW!!!!


Debbie said...

Hi Cathy.....how lucky Gabriella is to have "Aunt" Cathy the Artist right next door! The toy box is beautiful....and so is Gabriella. :)

Pink hugs,

Scrappy Jessi said...

that is so fabulous!!
and gabby looks so sweet.

SweetAnnee said...

Gabriella is lovely
and I bet she loves her
new room decor!!

tales from an O.C. cottage said...

Ohhhhhhh my! Lucky little princess!

M ^..^

*A day at the Cappuccino Café said...

What a fabulous job Cathy! I’ll bet she just loves it =)

Joy at Cupids Charm said...

Gabriella is darling! The chest is BEAUTIFUL! I am sure she will treasure it always! Happy Birthday to little Gabriella! xoxo ~ Joy

Shabby in Pink Boutique said...

Wow Cathy! She is such a lucky girl. I just love it, very pretty. The flowers and the pretty fairies are so sweet.
Pink Hugs,

Miss Rhea said...

She truly IS a Princess with that gorgeous chest. :) You did a great job !!! :) :)

Alison Gibbs said...

Cathy that is beautiful

Janet Bernasconi said...

As always Cathy your creations are stunning. Love the pink chest and the roses and fairies! You're awesome.
Janet's Creative Pillows

Ele at abitofpinkheaven said...


Jorgelina said...

The beautiful box! Very delicate and feminine
a greeting

rosechicfriends said...

What an absolutely adorable play chest fairies, roses and all! Lucky Gabby to have such a talented friend living next door!

Adeline Country Cottage said...

OOOOHHHHH Cathy, what a gorgeous job you have done, Princess Gabriella is so lucky to have you as a neighbor.


Cindy ~ My Romantic Home said...

It looks so beautiful! Now she doesn't just have a toy chest she has an heirloom that can be passed down to her children!

Cindy ~ My Romantic Home said...

It looks so beautiful! Now she doesn't just have a toy chest she has an heirloom that can be passed down to her children!

Rebecca Ramsey said...

What a lucky girl that princess is! And your work is beautiful!