I love cold sunny days with a bright blue sky! That's the kind of day we are having here today and it's just wonderful. Thought I'd take a photo in the kitchen today, just a little gathering of things I have on my black hutch. Right now it's full of cream and white items. It's a nice backdrop for adding Valentine's Day and then Easter decor. When I decorate for holidays, I just do little gatherings in specific places. This hutch is a great place to add decor without it overwhelming the house. Soon there will be little bunnies, chicks, and springtime vintage postcards. I love this time of year!
Had a wonderful time at my weekend scrapbooking retreat as a vendor. I always enjoy decorating my booth and interacting with all of my crafty friends. I plan on taking my booth to more area retreats this spring and summer. If you know of some, let me know! I'm starting to look around for more to attend. Here are some photos of my booth from this past weekend-
All set up in my little corner of the Hilton ballroom. I didn't have enough plugs to do the lights with the tissue paper flower garland...bummer. But I had a lamp and some electric candles. Do you know how much I wanted to pull that permanently fixed painting off the wall? :)
Love these baskets of vintage music and ledger paper. Also had seam binding bundles,
trims and glittered berries, Jenni Bowlin products on a cake pedestal, and silver trays of
button bags. Aren't those glittered letters "FUN?" I found those at Joann's a few years ago
in the clearance aisle. Are they nuts?
I love, love, love Distress Stickles so I had them in lots of colors. (also have a little swatch key ring with each color shown on chipboard - it's hanging on the shelf) Lots of fun stickers from October Afternoon, Doodlebug, and Cosmo Cricket, too. The Japanese Masking Tape was popular - really great to put on layouts to frame photos or as journaling strips.
The alphabet wall. :) Also brought an old window and hung Melissa Frances rhinestone embellishments on it. Turned a crate sideways and displayed lots of chipboard albums and alterable items. On top are my old salt shakers with fine Martha glitter in them. Lots were sold...sniff, sniff. I miss them.
I remembered earlier that I hadn't ever shared this entire project. This is a large canvas I made for Margie's booth at CHA for her Girls' Paperie line. I adore these papers and knotted buttons so much.
Have a beautiful day!
"Art is the only way to run away without leaving home." ~Twyla Tharp