Tuesday, February 28, 2012


I love the Italian blog Valdirose.Irene has a charming Bed and Breakfast on the hillside in Lastra a signa in Florence. Why not go for a visit?


Here is a photo by Stefano Scarta of her breakfast table. She also has a beautiful online magazine,Miss Caffe. You can see more here.  Enjoy your virtual trip to Italy!

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Hand Painted Mugs

More mugs!

I'm off to paint some other things today.

It is very windy...I bet the boats aren't running.

So it will be quiet in town.

Here are the handles.

Thanks for looking! 

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Gudrun Sjoden Newness!

Gudrun Sjoden's new Spring collection...Love it!
 I  love all of the happy colors.
This is a great shot! Check out her beautiful shops....I would love to be there! Cherrio!

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Spring Is In The Air!

The daffodils are actually BLOOMING here in Nantucket...It's February! The light is beautiful and the days are getting longer. I better get painting..... Here are some beautiful inspiring flowers toremind you that Spring is just around the corner....From Citrus and Orange, a beautiful blog!

Simply me....a great source for shabby chic gals and romantics alike.

And finally, Emilalua....lovely!Have a great day and thanks for looking!

Friday, February 17, 2012

Easter Eggs

So the next big holiday is Easter....and you know what that means! It falls on April 8 this year. I think that I have about 15  goose eggs to paint. I will post them as I get them done. Here is a lovely blog...enjoy your weekend!

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Mermaid Fabric

I  think I'll design some Mermaid fabric and get it printed HERE  :):)

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

A little Whale Painting

Mermaids, Pirates and a Whale.
She is holding a  silhouette of the Island of Nantucket.

The whale is spouting off into the sunset and the pirates are having fun, too....:):)

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Happy Valentine's Day!


I hope you all had a Happy Day!

Valentine ice cream sandwiches...woah!

Here is the sweetest idea...In Paris at Pont Des Arts, couples put a lock on the fence and throw the key into the Seine River to seal their love! How romantic.....

Keeping with the key theme, here is a dandy way to create some place settings at a wedding... Have a wonderful evening, all....Thanks for looking!

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Butterfly Planter

The latest creation..A butterfly planter.
It's made of metal and measures11 inches long, 7 inches wide and 5 1/2 inches deep.
I painted each side differently.

Thanks for looking!

Here is a nice LINK....:)

Friday, February 10, 2012

Happy Valentine's Day!

Some inspiration and ideas for Valentine's Day celebrations...this tart of beauty found HERE!
A lovely floral tin... you can find it HERE!
A nice little piece of embroidery...Found HERE!
Some yummy cup cakes found HERE!
Incredible frosted cookies found HERE!
 You can look at a pretty online magazine by 79 ideas found HERE!
And even more heart  stuff found on Linda's Pinterest...found HERE!Thanks, Linda and happy Valentine's Day weekend to all! :)

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Hand Painted Floral Mugs

Some new floral mugs for Marnie :) 4 more to go!

Thanks for looking! 

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

A Mermaid Painting

I  have 20 11 x 14 canvases that I plan to paint this Winter. This is the first.

It has a little more to go and then I have to find a frame. I am not good with the frame part. Any suggestions?

I started another based on a woman wearing a floral hat. Then only 18 more to go!:):)

Monday, February 6, 2012

Hand Painted Box

Hello all. I have been painting all sorts of things lately. This big oval box is one of a set of five that I am painting for the shop.

It took over 4 hours to paint.I listened to a book on tape while I painted it..... Inspector Kurt Wallandar  by Henning Mankell, a Swedish crime writer.  

I think some Swedishness came out of my paint brush while I painted it!

Or Sweetness! :):)

Here is the top....Back to painting for me! 

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Bertold Loffler

I love Bertold Loffler's work,especially the scalloped edges.  He was a decorative artist best known for his ceramics, but I like his graphic art.I found his postcards in the book "Postcards of the Wiener Werkstatte" that my Son gave me for Christmas.

This postcard would be perfect for Valentine's Day!

You can find more about him HERE Thanks for looking!