Monday, June 10, 2019

Cottage Wishes at Bloom Studios

Yay!  I have found a home for my creative soul at Bloom Studios - A creative CoOP.  I am so excited to join a group of artists and creators.  We are located at The Garage @ 25 in Fletcher, Nc.

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I am stitching vintage dresses, prayer flags and painting canvases.  I even brought in some vintage finds.  Isn't this a dreamy manequin.  The lady is all dressed up in my Wear Your Heart on Your Sleve linen vintage jacket.

Image may contain: people standing  The staging is done by GiGi, the creator of Bloom Studios.  She is the sweetest, kindest person and full of energy.  She makes this old soul feel young at heart and ready to create.

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You can find her here .  I will be teaching in the future.  I want to do book making and mixed media collages.

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My fellow vendors are so sweet and creative.

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If you are in town, come see us!
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Saturday, March 9, 2019

Oh Venice

 Oh Venice, My Heart still sings for you...Hubby I went there 5 years ago and I still dream of going back.  I am going to share some sights from there.

 I just found images that kept filling me with joy, the color are just my style

The brick, stucco, plaster, balconys are calling to me
The carvings are so beautiful, the amount of work and art that went into these just fill me with joy!

I even found a window with beautiful curtains

The sights and sounds in Venice still make me smile!  So many images and unique architectural accents
The entry ways are so fun and inviting...

  The walls even had faces!!

 The iron work was fantastic

Oh Momma Mia I just love Venice!

Next off to Florence

Just some musings on a Saturday night....Di

Saturday, January 12, 2019

Barn Sale Creating

Creating Barn Sale Goodness

The holidays sparked my creativity.  I created boards with my vintage papers.  Creating with Jeanne Oliver, I learned some of her favorite techniques.  I love creating and playing with collected papers.  These have brought back memories of fun times.

I have been collecting vintage dresses for awhile.  I decided to alter the dress with vintage fabrics, beautiful yarns and emblishments.  As I sit and stich, images and words start to appear.  Sometimes, I will add quotes, words and Bible verses.
 On our summer visit to Pennsylvania, I found Civil War Buttons and Porcelain Buttons

I created the dress below for my sweet friend Sherry @ The Pink House

I will have serveral of the dresses along with my prayer flags 
I make my prayer flags so they can be hung by themselfs or in groups of 2 or more.

Here is the Fall flag in my Dining Room
I can't wait to share my vintage pieces that I will be taking to the sale...that will be the next post.  Until then have a safe weekend.  It is going to be freezing here and possible snow.


Wednesday, August 8, 2018


Visit Ephrata Pennsylvania and step back into a society of German sanctuary of Conrad Beissel.  He continued his spiritual pilgrimage here in 1732. The Ephrata Cloister is a peaceful reminder of people seeking religious freedom.  
It was a life of study, work and prayer.

A peaceful place to reflect how blessed we are

Hope your travels are safe. Di

Saturday, July 28, 2018


Fall is in the air

We had a fall outdoor market and saw some beautiful items and then it rained
My booth was under two wonderful trees and the breeze was glorious. My hubby helped me and we had a nice morning. 
My banners and prayer flags fluttered their blessings into the air. We had found the vintage drying rack on our way to Philadelphia 

We really had a good time until that rain storm and then it was sunny and clear , after we packed up!
Hope your day is clear...we have a hurricane coming but should just have lots of rain in the mountains. We pray for everyone in the path. Di

Sunday, June 17, 2018


I Believe that the world is still full of good peopleImage may contain: plant, flower and outdoor

I Believe that Freedom belongs to All

I Believe the innocence of childhood should be cherished
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I Believe in the beauty of this earth
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I hope your day is good and you enjoy every bit of this Father's day.

 I love this song by Barbars Streisand
I believe for every drop of rain that falls
a flower grows
I believe that somewhere in the darkest night
a candle glows
I believe for every one who goes astray
someone will come
to show the way
I believe
I believe
I believe above the storm a smallest prayer
will still be heard
and I believe that someone in the great somewhere
his everyword
everytime I hear a newborn baby cry
or touch a leaf
or see a star
then I know why
I believe
When you walk
through a storm
hold your head up high
and don't be afraid
of the dark
at the end of the storm
is a golden sky
and the sweet silver song of a lark
walk on through the wind
walk on through the rain
though your dreams be tossed
and blown
walk on
walk on
with hope in your heart
and you'll never walk alone
you'll never walk alone
you'll never walk alone
Love Di

Friday, May 18, 2018

Sauda Art

I am attending a pop up fair in Saluda North Carolina at Random Arts.

I love decoupage objects.  One of the arts I am bringing are these mini art pieces
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I will do a tutorial next!
Happy Weekend, Di