Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Mermaid Bowl

A nice big Mermaid bowl...12 inches across.


Heads and flowers

The inside

On to the next one!
3 inches of snow so far in Nantucket.
Here is a lovely link.

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

My House

I thought I'd show you some of  my house.
I took the pictures in natural sunlight.
They aren't as bright as it is in the house!
I should take a photo course someday :)

First there is the clock that I painted in the kitchen.

Roses, leaves and tons of dots.

This is the corner by my desk.
Gorgeous handmade paper flowers

I moved the hutch that was in my shop to my "office" room.
I have some of my favorite pieces on top...
an old hand painted teapot given to me by old friends,
a vintage casserole dish for my stamp collection,
a John Derian hand painted bucket....yes, he used to paint
 and I wish he would again!
Then there is a favorite box that I painted and a Julie Whitmore mug.
I love her things!
I found the primitive folk art painting
 at the flea market in Connecticut when I lived there.
It says "for my beloved wife" on the back :):)

More of that corner by my desk full of inspiration!
The cottage was painted this sunny yellow color
 and originally we were going to paint it all white,
but we've come to like the yellow happiness!

Some of my dolls are awaiting a new home in the other corner.

"Floating Flowers" painted in 1994.
This is our sunny entrance way.
The plants love it!

All of my collections on my bureau and the ledge.

A Cath Kidston covered ironing board 
against the yellow wall :)
Thanks for looking!

Saturday, January 25, 2014

Valentine's Day Paperweights

I have some new Valentine's Day gifts in the shop.

Of course, they are for any occasion.

Just subtle reminders :)

Thanks for looking 
and here is a lovely link!

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

It's Snowing And Blowing

........and I have been pinning:)
Here is a lovely illustration by Finnish artist 
Another by Beni Montresor.

Source HERE

And finally a New England Scene.
Still snowing here in Nantucket.
We are supposed to get 6-10 more inches on top of the
6 or so we already have.
Let it snow!

Saturday, January 18, 2014

Time For Tea

The shop here in Nantucket is closed for the season, 
although I am always open ONLINE:)
This is the first Saturday that I will be home having TEA!
I found this beautiful tea website from Japan. 
The packaging is wonderful!
Scroll around the site to find more yumminess.
I love this napkin.
From a really interesting tumblr site HERE
My Son, Paul gave me this tea from a tea house near him in Brooklyn.
It is now my favorite!
Enjoy the links and have a happy Saturday.

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Valentine's Day Cards...Love Is In The Air!

sailing your way :)

More to come!
Thanks for visiting, and HERE is a lovely LINK!

Saturday, January 11, 2014


I un decorated my tree from the Festival of trees.
I didn't do a post this year on it
so here is a little surprise!

Some of the dolls that I made for it are now
 available in my online shop!

I don't use them just for ornaments.

I like to have them "hanging around" to keep me company all year long!

I made them out of papier m√Ęche clay.

Then I added vintage and other little accents to
doll them up :)

Here is Light House Doll with her shell mini skirt.

Groovy yellow boots.

Ta da!


Some of you saw my mermaid dolls and asked to purchase them
 after I took down the tree.

Here are a few!

I have 6 in all, and I will post the others this weekend.
This one is in my Etsy Mermaid shop.

Nice glittery tails.

She is holding the "The Old Mill", 
the oldest functioning mill in the country!

A fine mermaid to keep you company.

This pretty mermaid  is holding Brant Point Light House.


This Chic chick has a nice little Nantucket souvenir.
A happy reminder of your trip to the Island.

Thanks for looking!
What's next?