Thursday, April 30, 2009

Please join us for shopping with a twist on Friday May 1, 2009 as we present "Romantic Delights"

Please join Sisters Gift Company & the participating Boutiques at MMP for shopping with a twist on Friday May 1 as we present Romantic Delights.

Remember when you realized that your mom was the most beautiful of all? And every Mother's Day since then, you've wished for a way to say thank you for all the gifts she's given you. Romantic delights - exquisite creations that inspire remembrance of times past - also inspire gifts for Mom this Mother's Day.

Nostalgic gifts such as a vintage-inspired hankie, reminiscent of one that her mom may have carried in her purse. A needlepoint pillow whose design speaks to Mom's heart and reminds her of evenings spent stitching while the children slept. Quilt kits to fill her quiet time with the fabric of reminiscence; journals almost too beautiful to write in to set down her most secret hopes.

Beautiful silk roses, now made from hand dyed silks and made to wear on her finest church dress; painstakingly arranged silk hydrangeas, scented with the memory of gardens past. Pink rose-patterned china resting in handcrafted cupboards, floral swags gracing white display shelves. A ceramic teapot with a perfectly-formed rose lid, to serve tea to her dearest friend. And for when she's tending her garden plot or walking her favorite garden path - bird feeders, plaques and statuettes to welcome her.

Totes decorated with embroidered hankies and floral handbags crafted from romantic fabrics carry spring and remembrances when she walks to the nearby park or her favorite store. Heirloom jewelry made from the finest crystal beads; broken china charms, engraved with a special memory. Antique copper pendants, vintage silver charms. Cameo-inspired jewelry and accessories. Recollections of a daughter asking, "When will I be old enough to wear that?"

Perfectly placed touches - floral decals and stitchery, lace trim, satin ribbons, paper roses - bring romance and recollection to Mom's everyday. Sparkling lights as delectable as the sugar-coated candy she used to buy from the five and dime. Whimsical treats - Cinderella slippers decorated with glitter and jewels, pillows shaped like lovely ladies, faux cakes iced with ribbons and lace - satisfy romantic whims. Scrapbooked memories sprinkled with flowers and stamps. You'll find romantic treats to delight any mother at Make Mine Pink

Photo Contribution: Meadow Street

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Lavender and Lace ~ Shopping with a Twist

Please join Sisters Gift Company & the participating Boutiques at MMP for shopping with a twist on Friday April 24 as we present Lavender and Lace.

A lavender field in full bloom creates a purple and green landscape and infuses a sweet fragrance into the air. A field of flowers brought to life with the buzzing of bees, decorated with birds and butterflies drawn to its fragrant aroma. The lavender fragrance wafts gently through the air, carrying the memories of flowers, happiness, and sunny days.

Far away, a summer porch, framed by windows with white lace, is surrounded with the scent of lavender. Lavender blooming in window boxes and flower pots, or decorating a flower garden with their purple blossoms. Whether along a country road or on a city street, the lavender scent embraces all indiscriminately.

Too beautiful to remain outdoors, the fragrance of lavender easily enters our homes and daily lives. From a carefully tended flowerbed we pick a tiny bunch and place it in a hand-cut crystal bud vase, where it can brighten a corner as it sits upon a vintage lace doily. Tuck a sprig of the tiny flowers into the lace band of a broad-brimmed summer hat, carrying the beautiful fragrance with us wherever we go. Or perhaps lay it inside a dresser drawer. Tie it with a tiny scrap of lace and hang it upon a wall, set it upon a shelf.

lavender and WickerIn a drawer or as a lavender bouquet tied with apple-green organdy ribbon, edged with a dainty row of lace, the loveliness of lavender is impossible to contain. An elegant centerpiece set upon an antique table draped with a vintage lace table cloth, it's a feast for more than the eyes as the fragrant aroma declares its presence. Sunlight shining through the lacy curtains warms the room and casts delicate shadows upon the wall. Suddenly, the room seems draped in a lavender landscape and fields of lace.

Joyce Lucas,Founder

Photos provided by istock photo

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

It’s HOT and the Winners in the Blog Giveaway










Oh, holy cow has it been hot here the last couple of days,

right now at this moment (2:40pm) is it 97* (36*C),

thank goodness for the air condition!! Even though I like the heat,

it will cool down towards the end of the week and I can’t wait ;0)

I thought I would share a few pictures how it looks around there I live,

this for you all that still have cold weather and snow……










These pictures are from the parking lot at the grocery store



















and these over the hills up the street










OK, enough about the weather!!!!

The following are the winners in the Blog Giveaway, please email me

your address and I will have your prize in the mail right away……



3rd Prize the Vera Pincushion goes to:

Pei Li / the Miniature Patisserie Chef


2nd prize the Towel Shoulder Purse goes to:



and finally the 1st Prize Pillow & Lavender filled Heart goes to:

Sue Cahill

This was so much fun and thank you all for all the sweet comments!!


Monday, April 13, 2009

Never, ever give up your Dreams

Never, ever give up your Dreams........
I can not get enough of her, she is fantastic!!!!!! No matter if she wins or not
she must be in heaven right now, wow!!

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Happy Easter ~ Glad Påsk!!

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Shopping with a Twist April 10th

Please join Sisters Gift Company & the participating Boutiques at MMP for shopping with a twist on Friday April 10, 2009 as we present For The Birds.

Spring is here, and you don't even need to look outside your kitchen window or open your front door to know it. Just waking up to the sweet melody of a backyard robin cheerily singing outside your window is enough to tell you that life is renewed and spring is reborn. The birds of spring have returned and the earth reawakens.Outside, in our fenced yards and open fields, brightly colored bluebirds and streaked song sparrows flit between tree branches and land carefully among the budding leaves. Singing songs of love to each other, chirping madly over jealousies. Bringing home odds and ends to build their nests - bits of bright string, broken twigs. Items insignificant to everyone else, but the stuff of life for the feathered set.With the return of spring, we find our winged friends building homes in every unclaimed corner.... under the eaves of buildings, in riverbanks, on rocky ledges, suspended from tips of tree branches, hidden under flaps of loose bark. Even in the nest boxes we offer up with hope. Hanging baskets, mail boxes, old boots, flower pots. Any place that somehow looks like home.No matter where we live, or what the season, avian accessories create eternal springtime in our homes too. Birds and their nests placed carefully upon our shelves, painted delicately on a wall, stitched on a delicate needlepoint. Perhaps we invite into our homes the same birds we see each spring.Parrot green, robin's egg blue, bright canary yellow, flamingo pink. A rainbow of color unfurls inside and out of our homes in the hopes of eternal spring.
Joyce Lucas,
Image by: Sharon Wollman of C'est Chouette

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Beautiful weather & a Giveaway

The dust has finally settled after the move I did last month and I’m getting in to my new routines working from my house, I’m still not sure that my Kitties are too happy with me working from here as I do interrupt their beauty sleep….oh, well!

We had some beautiful weather here in California this weekend, I got inspired and decided to straightening up my sewing / cutting table and do some sewing, I had so much fun and I can’t wait for the upcoming

I have not had a giveaway in ages so I thought it was about time, I will keep it very simple you just have to leave a comment to this post and you will be entered in the drawing, that’s it! Last day to enter the giveaway is April 18th and the winner will be picked and announced April 19th.

1st Prize
12” x 12” Decorative Pillow & Lavender filled Heart. I used a vintage towel, a piece Waverly remnant, a floral material for the back and added some cute pom-poms. The pillow is filled with fiberfill and hand sewn closed. The 5” x 6” Heart is filled with heavenly French Lavender.




2nd Prize
A fun Shoulder Purse. I used a Irish linen souvenir kitchen towel and lined it with a matching material. Great size for running some errands and then you just need a few things with you.
Measures approx. 8” deep, 9” wide and the short shoulder strap drops approx. 18”




and finally the 3rd Prize
Cute Pincushion made from a Vera linen dinner napkin, approx. 8” x 3” filled with fiberfill.


Thanks for stopping by and Good Luck!!

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Found the blog Junk Mammas the other day and I had so much fun reading their blog, why don't you take a peek.......they have a Giveaway going on now right now, just make sure that you enter before April 6th.......

Wednesday, April 1, 2009



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Shopping with a twist, Friday, April 3rd


Marie Antoinette was young, tall, blonde and beautiful and she set fashion trends through France and Europe. She was nicknamed "Madame Deficit" or "Queen of Debt" because the Queen spent lavishly on her dress and adornments, exceeding annually her clothing allowance (her overruns always covered by her devoted husband Louis). Her flip remark "Let them eat cake" (attributed to her, but never confirmed) was the spark that ignited the French Revolution. Today, we simply cannot get enough of "Marie"
Only 15 when she married the crown prince of France, the dauphin. France was then the most powerful nation of continental Europe, and the royal palace at Versailles the most opulent. She became Queen of France while still a teen. Her excessive fashions for high headdresses, plumes and voluminous dresses were subject to public comment, admiration and ridicule. At Versailles, the Queen also spent lavishly on her friends and on her entertainment. She held frequent gambling parties, masquerade balls and danced all night long.
To escape the formalities, boredom, and royal obligations of court, Marie-Antoinette created a private realm of pleasure for herself and her friends at the Petit Trianon, a small retreat palace on the grounds of Versailles, and Hameau, where she planted the first Anglo-Chinese garden; collected all species of antique roses; and revolutionized architecture and gardening trends. It was so much her escape that the King was reported only to have visited her there a few times.
So why do we love Marie Antoinette today? All her extravagance, her life of excess, her hairstyles that were larger than life, her reported love of pastries and champagne (some truth and some fiction as Marie was a teetotaler) all create for us a time and place where a young girl can be Queen. Marie Antoinette has become a real inspiration.
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