Monday, December 20, 2010

A candle for Jane

This is a candle for Jane from My pear tree house.
I heard about her troubles from Bayside road.
I don't know her, was not a follower, but am now.
I am sending her a prayer and a warm hug.
Please join me so we can show her our support.
This candle is your light through these dark night.
Hope to lead you to safe port.

P.S.: sorry to put a picture with the logo on, it says free.

Sunday, December 19, 2010

christmas glass

Newly bought glass trees.
Made a huge investment in these lovely ornaments.

Aren't these mushrooms just delicious.
I couldn't resist them.
Would you?
I don't think so.
I think you would have opened the piggy bank,
just so you can see them sparkling.

Graceful .

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

My hand at dahlia flower

My hand at dahlia flower.
I wanted to do some headbands .
What could have been more appropriate than a dahlia flower.
You could find this tutorial at Holidash by the lovely Megan Reardon.
Her tutorial could'nt have been made easier.
It took some time I assure you.
And some fingers burned.
But the result is delightful .
This picture does not give them credit.
I love the turquoise color.

My daughter trying one of my flowers in purple.
I just love them.

This one is the same as the above but with a flash.
You can feel the change of color.

These one I made as brooches .
As they were made for originally .
The grey one did it with only two row of petals.
The yellow one is more flat than the other ones.
Maybe because its my first attempt.

I added a brooch pin and a hair pin.
Covered them with felt for neatness.
And so I don't have to sew anything.

Monday, December 13, 2010

Christmas balcony

My balcony got its own christmas tree.
How wonderful is that?
I added a santa's hat on top of the tree
with this coca cola bear.
I just adore anything that is related to coca cola.
Can't seem to find anything vintage here in Lebanon.
It a shame. I see all these blogs with vintage coca cola.
And I feel jealous.

This garden bench has those ikea cushion covers.
I bought some jacinth bulb yesterday and added them
in a wooden container painted and glued some amaryllis napkins.

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Musical Wreath

Musical Wreath.
I found this tutorial for this wreath on u tube.
Started it one week ago.
Did everything but the middle.
Had a shortage of ideas for it.

Kept bumping into it.
Decided it was about time to finish it.

Painted an ikea frame.
Added a sheet of music inside.
After gluing angels on it.(napkins)
A champagne colored ribbon,some grapes.
And it was done.

Colored Tea Cups.
We have these little tea cups with small dishes
in my country.
I decided to paint them.
Went for the gold color.

What you think aren't they lovely.
Have a cup of tea with a cookie on the side.


christmas countdown

My christmas tree.
Still with no ornaments on.
But with lights.
Added some red ones to the lot.
Will show you when its finished.

My sleeping cat.

This one is the best cat.
He never pees.
He never scratch nor bites.
He doesn't bother me to open the door
of the toilet to drink from the toilet seat.
Is it natural for a cat to drink from the toilet seat.
or is it a dog thing?

Well can't complain.
But where is the real one hiding?
For sure under the tree.
Or is it with the santa.

Isn't hiding on top of the post.
Sneaky cat.

Monday, December 6, 2010

Porcelain baubles

Who could have thought you could make your own batch.
I tried my hand at it.
With the help of my friend Laura (not a blogger yet).
This is what we came up with.

I put them on a scarf i just finished.

I had this crochet doily .
I printed it on the porcelain, then cut it as a circle.
It actually came out so beautifull.
I don't know if the picture are giving it its credit.
I added a rhinestone in the middle, to give it some flair.

This one is another design.
I don't know why it give me the impression of the sea.

These two were made for my friend's children.
Alex and Celine.
Car and gingerbread cut out.
Aren't they cute.

These gingerbread porcelain .
Stamped Noel on them.

I've taken these ideas from a talented lady .
I don't seem to remember her name or where i found her blog.
But will try to find it, so you can go and check her designs.
One special lady is going to have some of the ornaments .
Hope she will like them.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

One lucky winner.

Its finally done .
My giveaway has ended.
I may be late in choosing the winner.
But better late than never.
Those are some of the gifts that are going to be sent to the winner
I am going to leave some to be discovered by the appointed lady.
So after she receives them, will post some pictures.

The names are in this christmas bowl.
Isn't lovely.
I had my daughter choose the paper.
So its really by luck.
I like this lady.
Was actually happy that her name was drawn.

You can see the papers inside.
Its not a machine that chose.
I prefer to have the human element.
So no more talking .
Who is the lucky lady?

Nina from Temps perdu
So Nina please send me your email, so i can get your address.

P.S: I can't help myself but two other ladies are going to receive
some stuff.
Not as big as the giveaway, but something nice.

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Another christmas pictures

That's my entrance door with this wreath made
with some nice red (fake) apples, some berries
(also fake).

Entrance Tree
I have an apartment.
No big house with a garden yet.
Just a summer house.
But for the time being its a very GOOD apartment.
I have these branches in big clay pot.
I added these lovely snowmen on lovely red, green
and white bells.

My bell
Bought this window not knowing where to put it.
But it found its place greeting people when they ring.
Aren't these snowmen cute.

My entree
These santas will greet you when you step in.
While the reindeer is waiting for a hello.
You will step in tomorrow into another room
for a quick look.

P.S: Another half an hour and my giveaway will finish.
Tomorrow one lady will be a lucky one.
Will give the result as soon as possible.

Christmas is on the way

Started to put some christmassy feel in the house.
Those little persons needed a place to sit.
So what is better than this art deco chair i found in a vintage
shop and changed its fabric.

These little teddies needed a ride.
And I think the little cho-cho will take them
to whichever destination they are taking.
Is it to the north pole?

This is a nativity set that I love so much.
Its made in the philippines , and it made
from tin.
I have a thing for tin.
I have a lot of christmas ornaments made from tin.
Will show you some pictures of them along the way .

Tomorrow I am adding an extra piece for my giveaway.
It will be something related to christmas.
Hope you enjoy it.
Come along for a peek.
Tomorrow is the last day.
My giveaway ends tomorrow, so ladies come forward.
Good night.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

The lovely Kirsty

I might be late to post about this lovely gift I received
from the oh so generous Kirsty from You had me at bonjour
but i had to find the right moment to speak about this adorable
If you notice I won this giveaway.
It was a magazine written in french (which I can read).
But she couldn't send it by itself.
She went and sewed me a lovely bag to put it inside.

Isn't just adorable?
I can see myself adding a book and going for a coffee.
Or a little crochet work inside.

My daughter fell in love with it.
She is trying to take it away.
I'm thinking of giving her one day in the week to flaunt it around
What you think?
Should I let her have my treasure?

Inside the bag you find the magazine.
Prima Maison, such a interesting mag.
enjoyed reading it, while having a cup of tea.

It wasn't enough that she sent a bag with the mag,
a lovely note that I will treasure .
Don't you love the line of shoes on the note.
Such a lovely card.
(as I am a fanatic of shoes, my husband complains that there is no place for his)
On top of the cake as they say I found la creme de la creme.
These just so cute mesmerizing beads.
Specially that green is one of my favorite colors.
I always go for the green color in jewelry .
This lady is a psychic.
Kirsty you made my day.
Kisses and hugs.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010


A find in a shop.
Just by having the photos
on these boxes, i would have
felt happy.

Isn't this adorable.
To be taught how to speak in
your own language.
What a class.

Look how british they look.

Hope i don't mess my exam.

Just imagine them hanging on your wall.
I'm thinking of adding some to my giveaway.
What do you think.
Will it be appreciated .

Ta da everybody.
(is it in the english dictionary )


100 year old cedar tree in Lebanon

On the 22nd of november
we reach 23 years of marriage
its a lot for some
and a little for others.
We had our celebration,
had our tete-a-tete dinner,
our cake with the kids.
I still feel like the first days,
don't feel like 23 years has
Maybe that is good.
Maybe it will give me boost
for the next 23 years.
Today is the first day of the coming
My long time partner next to me,
my handsome 18 year son,
my 14 year old lovely daughter.
If not for those around me,
those 23 years would have looked like
100 YEARS.
This is a LOVE message for my new friends on the BLOG .
P.S: You ladies are now included in my CIRCLE OF LOVE.

My wedding day was also the independence day in Lebanon.

Friday, November 19, 2010

Winter giveaway 3

This giveaway is growing
I hope you enjoy it.
I've added some new stuff
felt broch
local herbal soap
blue one is lavender
boxed one jasmine
The batch is growing.
Come and join .
check my older post about
this giveaway to participate.

P.S: I received a lovely package from the lovely Kirsty at youhadmeatbonjour
I will show it to you in my next post.
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