Friday, June 27, 2008


Some of you may not know that about 10-12 years ago, I started making Victorian Lampshades. I have not created any new ones in awhile ,because after Presley came along I just haven't had a lot of extra time. But I have been thinking about starting some new ones. They are a little on the expensive side to make because the materials are expensive for me to buy, and each one takes about 10-12 hours to create from start to finish. I only use the best materials I can find and the beads are made from glass. Some are very large and heavy.

I am always on the look-out for vintage lamps to "crown" with one of my shades. I went to a yard sale a few weeks back, and could not resist a pair of cherub lamps from the 40's-50's era. I couldn't pass them up. Other people might see "old","out of style" lamps, but I see a beautiful creation to "crown" that lamp with. Maybe a little paint, faux finish, clean-up and "WA-LA!" What a beauty!

Just wanted to share with you some that I have in my own home as well as a few for sale at

Monday, June 23, 2008


Well, I have been tagged by my friend Jann @ A Vintage Heart

The rules of the game: 1. Link to your tagger and post these rules on your blog. 2. Share 7 facts about yourself on your blog, some random, some weird. 3. Tag 7 people at the end of your post by leaving their names as well as links to their blogs. 4. Let them know they are tagged by leaving a comment on their blog.

Now please remember, I'm still new to this blogging world and to this also. So here goes...

1. I got perfect attendence from 3rd grade through 11th grade in school.

2. Danced at a Atlanta Falcons football game at half-time along with about 300 other girls from Jazzercise.

3. Can not stand watermelon or raspberries. The smell makes me nauseous.

4. Worked as a hairdresser for 18 years.

5. Me and my best friend modled some suits for a fashion catalog flyer.

6. Went on a ghost hunt.

7. My husband and I were at the Antiques Roadshow and managed to get on T.V. (in the background)

Here's the list of girls I'm passing this on to:

1. Dawn @ The Feathered Nest

2. Cindy @ The Plum TreeAntiques

3. Sanya @ In The Pink Antiques

4. Tammy @ The Other Side Of Me

5. Renea @ Pocket Full Of Prettys

6. Utah Grammie @ Main Street Memories

7. Becca@ Of Bluebirds and Roses

Wednesday, June 18, 2008


As we all know, June is the month for weddings. My husband and I also got married in June. So in this post I will show some of my vintage wedding things.

1960's cathedral length wedding veil

1900's wedding shoes

Lovely 1960's wedding gown

Some vintage earrings to go with your wedding gown

Close up of bead work

1950's beaded wedding veil

This is one of my own collection. This wedding gown was worn in 1939, and believe it or not it takes a proud spot in my dining room.

Tuesday, June 3, 2008


This past weekend we went to the Atlanta Humane Society and adopted this precious little boy. He is 8 weeks old and just about as cute as they come. He is a Retriever/Shepherd mix. (Or so they say) Regardless, he is our newest member of the family and soon to be a "run around" play pal for his big brother, Austin. Presley is a proud mother, and is understanding what it's like having a "little one" getting into EVERYTHING! Just had to share a few photos. Hope this puts a smile on your face!