Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Some Pretty and Some Real Life


some pretty
from
my
Instagram account
Realizing that I've been missing
in blogland
I decided to share some real life
On September 22nd I was admitted to the emergency room
with severe pain lower right abdomen
I was transferred to another hospital
that specialized in ovarian cancer

After major surgery
and
a longer hospital stay than I could have ever imagined
I was diagnosed with ovarian cancer

Those words took my breath away

There were weeks that I had no idea
what stage cancer I had
then
finally
I was sitting in my doctor's office
when she gave us the good news
Stage 1A Ovarian Cancer

Only 3 chemo treatments
and
then, she said, 
I could get on with my life

We both cried, Doug & I
happy tears of joy

Now, chemo is no party, let me tell you
BUT
all in all
tomorrow is my last chemo
so
I am a happy gal indeed

My online shop will re-open up January 1st
What better way to start the new year
cancer free

Never in a million years
would I ever imagine
I would be battling the C word

Always the healthy one, minor this & that

Faith, family & friends
pulled me through this

To all of you that knew,
thank you for your well wishes
and prayers

Love to all

LET's find a cure, can we?


Thursday, August 31, 2017

Creating Jewelry Pieces

Sooooo.....I pulled out all of my jewelry supplies last week
vintage rhinestone bracelets
oval pendants & antique holy card images
I had not created jewelry in a very long time
it is a very time consuming craft
and 
I find it so hard to photograph glass pieces
I created more through the weekend
I was on a mission
It felt good to use 
supplies that have been stored
 away for years!





If you like bits & bobs
or
if you create or collect
then
maybe you will find something
in my shop
that calls your name!

Thanks for stopping by today!


Saturday, August 19, 2017

Keeping Busy in the Shop


I've been adding new pieces
to the shop
every week
Trying to keep
vintage decor
vintage supplies
vintage treasures
in the shop



All of these below
sold out last week


Many many thanks to you
that have purchased from my shop!
More collections to come!

Friday, August 11, 2017

Treasures & Collections

Can you picture me
digging through boxes & bins
of
collections?
Vintage goodness gracious
I've been sorting and arranging
collections for my online shop

 If you create and love vintage 
please check out my shop
or
contact me directly 
for a collection made especially for you

Saturday, July 29, 2017

It's All About The Patina


It's been a hot and humid month
but
that keeps me busy in the studio


Summer is a good time to go neutral in your decor
creating a calm and cool

white vignettes
and
Iron Orchid Designs details


New in the shop!





and so much more to come next weekend!


I am hoping everyone's summer is going well!
Keep creating and inspiring!