Saturday, December 26, 2009

Pink Saturday


I have a really important question for you guys. Do you think I have an addiction to sweets? It might be a little late asking that question huh?

Here are a few photos from around the house. Many of these scrumptious sweets like the cupcakes, candies, truffles, etc. will be up for sale soon in the "Patisserie" at "Elegance & Whimsy".

Unfortunately, the rest of the goodies are MINE, MINE, MINE! lol

Remember to visit our gracious host, Beverly at
Howsweetthesound and to visit all the lovely participants today.

Friday, December 25, 2009

Yes Virginia, There is a Santa Claus

I woke up this morning and came down the stairs and there it was. My eyes just about jumped out of my head. I couldn't believe Santa had actually remembered where I lived, since he usually visits children and I'm not that "little" any more! lol

But, I think Santa knows I carry his spirit throughout the year so he decided to make a quick stop and drop off something that has been on my "Wish" list for about 6 years. A "Cindy Ellis" birdhouse! Yup, I got one. I can't believe it.

I have admired Cindy's birdhouses which are built by her hubby Bob and painted by the famous Cindy since I first saw the feature of her backyard garden retreat in Romantic Country magazine a long, long time ago.

It's almost impossible to get one of Cindy's gorgeous rose painted creations. Within minutes of her posting them on her website, they are gone. I really think there are secret fairies out there grabbing them up for their own humble abodes.

Well, all I can say is this year a very happy Pink Fairy (that would be me!) now has one of her very own. And this is no small birdhouse. The is a gorgeous, giant, outstandingly beautiful birdhouse that I will cherish forever.

I've really been good this year! I must have ended up on the good side of Santa's "Naughty or Nice" list!

Thursday, December 24, 2009

My Christmas Gift to You

I want to wish everyone who reads this post, especially all of you lovely ladies who blog with me regularly, all the wonderful talented women out there who have encouraged and inspired me, and all the ladies who "BELIEVE" in me even when I don't believe in myself, "Thank You".

When a negative economy encompasses a nation as ours has over the past year, everyone becomes affected in a different way. Some a little and some a lot. Millions of people are without jobs, homes and food this season. Thousands of families are without their loved ones while they fight to keep our country safe. If you can give a little love to those in need, a kind word, a small donation, bringing food to a local food bank or just remembering to say "thank you" or "good morning", it will make a huge difference in someone's life. In turn, it will put a huge smile on your face and fill your heart with joy beyond measure.

Giving to others has always brought me the most happiness throughout my life. This year I have decided to give my love, kindness and good will to my friends instead of wrapped presents. A hug, a telephone call, a congratulations on a job well done, an encouraging email, or just a simple, "I love you" works like magic. And if you know me, you know, I'm all about "Magic"!

With that being said I will close this blog post by thanking all of you for the kindnesses, your encouragement, and your inspiration to continue creating treasures in the upcoming year.

May your holiday be a joyful one and you receive all the love you deserve.

Love, Cathy

Monday, December 21, 2009

A Girl's Gotta Have a Little Bling or.......
Maybe A lot of Bling

I have been hoarding drawers full of gorgeous bling. I figured it was about time I got off my duff and put some of these lovelies up for sale. It is so hard to part with them, but there are lots more where these came from and seriously, since I'm home most of the time, I never get to wear any of them.

Like I said, you can never have enough bling. And there is lots more where this came from. I've just begun to list these on my NewEnglandVintage Etsy site. Have fun shopping.