A Few Vignette's


Hello Everyone!

The weather has been incredible for this time of year!

I’m hoping the tree’s and flowers don’t get confused.

Anyway, I found these cute little wine stoppers and d├ęcor for bottles

at a new shop in our area.  They’re made by local artisans….I love the fact, she recycled an old

shirt sleeve to make the bottle jacket.


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A red tie would have been more festive, but I thought I would

go with neutrals so I could use it all year.


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I LOVE his face!


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The shop owner also used them for flower vases.  He had fresh greens in

bottles, dressed up in men’s shirt sleeves and ties, all around the shop.


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This is just a little Christmas vignette I pulled together last night.  My daughter bought the instruments

at a consignment shop several years ago.   The story goes…that

they once belonged to a band member of Cher’s. 


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The angel was given to me by my daughter, the Rosary is from

Notre Dame in Paris.


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I’ll never forget climbing up and down 380 stone steps to the bell tower, waiting in line

at the gift shop, to buy Rosaries. You can see why it’s soooo special!

I love words, chalk boards old signs and etc., however, I’ll admit I

need to practice.

I must have misspelled Michelangelo’s name at least 3 times before I FINALLY got it right.

It’s off centered, but it is what it is.  


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I think the most memorable gifts I have received are not always the most expensive

ones, it’s the thoughtful ones.


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For example…this little golden retriever ornament was given to us by a good friend several years ago.

It will forever have a place on our tree each year, not only will it remind us

of our friend, but we will always have special memories of


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our mischievous little buddy, Albert.

(He grabbed the Santa hat and ran because he knew I wanted him to wear it!)Smile

That’s all for today friends….

It’s gift wrapping time!

Take care and have a wonderful week!

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