Friday, February 27, 2009
Thursday, February 26, 2009
Have a great Friday!!
Have a great day...I'm off to physical therapy...what an imposition on my time!!
Tuesday, February 24, 2009
Monday, February 23, 2009
Aren't they adorable??? The pale colors are perfect cottage style. They come in bags of 15 - I bought one bag of brown eggs and one bag of colored. This bowl was full of vintage valentine cards yesterday, I took them right out and put the eggs in....I think it works what do you think?
Thursday, February 19, 2009
Saturday, February 14, 2009
Friday, February 13, 2009
Tuesday, February 10, 2009
Going to nurse a doggie now...
Monday, February 9, 2009
Have a good morning...Karen
Saturday, February 7, 2009
Thursday, February 5, 2009
Happy Friday! Let me introduce you to Patsy, the Prom Queen Mermaid. She is handpainted on a piece of solid maple, her dress is a bright pink polka dot (it's specially made for mermaids), her party hat and bouquet are borrowed from a vintage paper doll, and her beautiful necklace is a very special vintage button. The bubbles are vintage book pages. She's finished off with a light layer of beeswax that adds an extra warm glow.
She can be yours today! I am offering her here on my blog as a Friday Flea Market Special for only $20.00 and FREE SHIPPING.! She's part of a series of mermaids - her friend Emma, who wears roses in her hair (instead of a party hat) will be featured here next week.
For more pictures and to make her yours, head on over to my Etsy Shop at http://jacksonsquarecollections.etsy.com/. Thanks a bunch!!
Speaking of next week....it's Valentine's Day next weekend. I'm busy gathering up all my vintage valentines....I love, love, love to collect them! Not only are they so much more beautiful than the valentines today, but the notes on the back are absolutely charming.
Did you know that Valentine's Day has been celebrated since the days of the Emperor Claudius? There are many legends regarding St. Valentine but in each, St. Valentine remains a romantic figure in history. Some believe that Valentine was imprisoned and fell in love with his jailor's daughter. Before he died, he wrote her a love letter, signing it "from your Valentine", an expression still used today.
Another legend states Valentine, a priest, defied Emperor Claudius III, by performing marriages secretly after they had been outlawed. The Emperor believed that single men made better soldiers therefore outlawed marriage in order to have a stronger army. When Claudius discovered that Valentine had been helping young couples, he put him to death.
It is believed by some that the celebration of Valentine's Day began as a celebration of the anniversary of Valentine's death. Other's believe that Valentine's Day began as a celebration of spring and the feast of fertility. To me, it's all the same. We are celebrating the power of love and the joy that it bestows upon us, whether it is to our partners, our children or to our friends.
So celebrate your loved ones, the power of love, buy a valentine, decorate....Happy Friday!
Wednesday, February 4, 2009
Shopping in a thrift store and found the cutest children's book.. It was given to some lucky little girl in 1945 for Christmas and the inside cover pages were this charming blue and white polka dot paper! Collaged with pages from the book, vintage ribbon and buttons and a layer of beeswax, a set of four magnets were born.
I have to say, fellow artists and creators....working from home is hard work! I think I'm "working" longer hours, recuperating from surgery than I did when was actually leaving my house for work. Creating during the day, e-mailing, posting, listing...my, my it goes on and on! But....this is much more rewarding. I may never go back to work again....
Tuesday, February 3, 2009
Hello....Welcome to my blog. I've spent the last couple of months on Typepad but decided to peek into Blogger last night after struggling for weeks on the whole "adding a widget" thing and feeling like all my smarts had flown out the window. It took me all of about three minutes to set my blog up....so I was SOLD!
That's my art work....I have a Lollishop...Jackson Square Delicious and an Etsy Shop...Jackson Square Collections. You can buy any of my designs at either shop. That cute little pink number is a part of a set of four magnets..... They are all different but all beautiful if I must say so myself.
I'm working hard right now to do as much as possible...I'm on medical leave for shoulder surgery. I know that I should be resting ( I AM a nurse) but I am trying to take advantage of all this time at home! But...yesterday, as I was getting dressed, I heard a LOUD pop and since then, I have been in some serious pain and unable to move my arm. I was able to make a set of magnets this morning by keeping my arm close to my to my ribs! I hope that this doesn't set me back any and I certainly don't want to put the scissors down.... I can't even go shopping, I can't let my arm hang down.
So...I'm off to get an ice pack. Stop by and see me on Lollishops or Etsy, or on the Friday Flea Market site or check back with me again here sometime....