Sunday, September 30, 2007

Christmas & Gail

I wanted to post about two "Net" buddies, Melinda
and Gail.

Melinda had her home in "Country Home Ideas" around Christmas last year. She has the most divine home with tons of original, vintage roses paintings. In fact, I bought the magazine, tore out all the pictures of her house and put them in my scrapbook without realizing it was Mel's place!

Somehow I haven't saved most of the pictures she sent to me so I have asked her to resend them so I can show her gorgeous home in my next post.
For now I have a couple of pictures of her Christmas table last year.
Mel has even more Christmas trees than me, she is a kindred, crazy Christmas person LOL!

Gail is an absolute darling and one of the most talented, creative people I know. I would love to buy one of everything she has and fill my walls up from floor to ceiling with rose paintings. I don't think hubs would be too thrilled!
I bought this off Gail last night. It is a print of one of her paintings which is on a cupboard door. Jon was fuming when I bought it but as he had just bought an electric guitar he had NO SAY!!!

Jon did actually like this one, although he hates to admit it. He thought it was a very cool idea having a painting on a cupboard door.
Go to Gail's website here to see all her artwork.

Saturday, September 22, 2007


Sorry, it has been a long time since my last post. I have been very busy with lots of work thanks to "The Secret"!

This was my latest swap, courtesy of Shannon, thanks Shannon!

These are some of the things I sent my partner, Polly from Counting Your Blessings. This photo is courtesy of Polly as I forgot to take any before I sent it as per usual.

This is my package I got from Polly. All of us went into a sugar frenzy! I loved the butterscotch toffees, just divine.
She also sent me the softest, pink cobweb shawl, a pink embroidered tablecloth and a cute cat doorstop. Thanks Polly!

I have been falling way behind with the housework due to working all the time. One day, instead of doing the washing I arranged this kitchen shelf yet again! Click on it to see a close up. I have moved all my Thermos's to the one spot for more impact.

Saturday, September 08, 2007

The Secret Doesn't Work For A Fat Ass

You know how I have been on about using The Secret in previous posts? Well it is working really well for making money and finding work. Not so well for loosing some inches off my behind. Of course, the chocolate toffees and iced coffees aren't helping. But The Universe should be able to make those things diet food and adjust its reality to suit my eating habits, right?
Yeah, I know I'm deluded. Now that the weather is getting better it is time to start walking again and adios to my beloved toffees *SOB*

Below are some of the auctions I have running on ebay this week. I am finishing these on a Wednesday this week to try something different.

Wedgwood "Rosehip" frame.

Vintage vanity travel set.

Vintage pink anodised jelly moulds. I collect these and there is a wall in my kitchen full of them. These are some of the "doubles." If you want to see a picture of my wall I think it is in my first or second post, way back when. I have added to it since then.

Love this old set of cups and saucers and that the stand looks kind of like a love heart.

I used the camera software to cartoonise Lucas and one of my auction pictures!

Saturday, September 01, 2007

The Secret Works For Work

You know how I have been using The Secret for thrift shopping? Well I have been using it to look for more work. And it is working almost too well! I found a new job in a cool homewares shop with all the brands I like including Robert Gordon. I accepted the job and the very next day I got an offer from a famous art glass company (Madonna has a lot of it in her home.) Then my current job, Villeroy & Boch, rings up with more hours!
So I must do a leap of faith and hope I make the right choice. I was very good at doing this when I was younger. Of course, I didn't have so much to lose then!
I just have to trust that there will always be something else out there for me if I make the wrong choice.
Anyways, when I painted the TV cabinet recently I also painted the drawer on my Bakers Stand which was previously pooh brown.
I have also been busy buying more bits of china and glass so I included some close ups. Hope you like! (Click on any of the pictures to enlarge.)