LIFE IS NOT MEASURED BY THE NUMBER OF BREATHS WE TAKE, BUT BY THE MOMENTS THAT TAKE OUR BREATH AWAY.

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

New Header and Vintage Millinery

I took this picture the other day of a few of my favorite things and decided it needed to be my new banner as it reflects me to a tee. The plate in the middle is one of my very favorites that I own. Yummy !! The two Nancy Ann dolls are my favorite as well, shhhhhhhhhh, don't tell, don't want to hurt the others feelings. My "He is Risen" Basket, favorite thing I ever made !! I am making more and will list them on etsy next week. :) Here is a closeup of some of my jewels. I love the old painted enamel brooches, my Dear friend Sharon got me hooked on that style of art. She is a Master painter of tiny roses. I have shared this picture before, but notice the teensy tiny heart charms, Sharon painted these. Aren't they precious ???? You can get them here. I made the pansies a long time ago. Just waiting for the perfect thing to put them on.
Speaking of pansies, my friend Katie is making these to sell, along with the sweetest baby booties ever !!!
Have you EVER seen anything more adorable ? She hand embroiders each one. Precious !!

Well, I got hardly anything done this week. Still have the mystery pain in my chest. I had a CT scan and they found arthritis in my spine so I will go back to the Dr. next week to hear more about that, but the nurse said it was minimal, so not worried about that. But I do still have a pain in my chest, this has been going on now for 11 months, 9 since I have been going in for testing. We have had a Huge scare here in Las Vegas about those clinics that infected people with aids and hepatitis, luckily I have not been to those clinics. Don't have a clue what is going on with me, but know I am in The Lord's hands and will be ok. :) I redid a great old wicker purse, this is the before........It was too bright for me, and this is the after.................................................................
I painted it a soft pink and shabbied it up. Added two of the most scrumptious vintage roses and a bit of pink tulle, doncha love it ???!!!
Hated to part with it. But, you cant keep everything !!!! I have it and this sweet birdhouse for sale here.
And finally a few velvet Tussies for my etsy. I just love crushed velvet. It is so rich and dreamy. I found these great old roses as well. Yum !!!





So, What did you do this week ????

Hugs,

Rhea

32 comments:

I ♥ pink said...

FYI...sometimes anemia can cause chest pain.

Scrappy Jessi said...

i love everyhithing today!
just glorious!
oxooxx,
jessi

Secondhandrose said...

Love, love , love the new header. Hope you get some answers soon!
Karen

Sharon said...

I love the new header, it really says YOU. Everything is so very pretty an did you ever see anything so cute as Katie's booties? I hope you will keep making those velvet tussies, think I might need one of those.

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Beth Leintz said...

Rhea- Hope you're feeling better soon. Love your new blog banner- just so pretty. Your velvet tussies are gorgeous- and I love the way you added the velvet rose to the wicker basket- just lovely- you have such a great eye for "pretty".

vickie said...

Love your new header. The heart charm bracelet is so pretty. You have had one busy week.

Felicia said...

Such beautiful treasures in this post. I love your shabbied up basket! I'm sending positive thoughts regarding your chest pain.

Lori said...

Rhea, i LOVE your new banner!!! your little dolls are SO cute:) did you sign up for my doll challenge? if not, i really hope you will...maybe you can show a few dollies that didn't make the photo~op to help soothe any ruffles feathers...*sigh* i love the wicker purse, couldn't resist trying my luck and bidding:) your velvet tussies are SO very gorgeous!!! and the birdhouse? well, it is just lovely!!!
and, i am wondering about your mystery chest pain and if you are having any other symptoms??? email me and let me know.

shirl said...

What a beautiful post Rhea, I love all your pretties! My favorite is the "He is Risen" also. I'm going to watch for one to be listed! Love that new header! Tussies are so pretty! Hope they get to the bottom of your chest pains!
Shirl
Shirls Rose Cottage

SherryRoseBella said...

Hi Rhea,
I just found your blog(via Flickr) and had to check it out. I must say that I am soooo glad I did!! Your banner is so beautiful, as are all the rest of your treasures. The brooches are just wondeful!!! I am sorry that you are having chest pain and hope the dr. can find the cause soon. Take Care! Sherry

celestina marie said...

Hi Rhea, I love the new header and all those goodies. I hope you feel better soon and get some answers to your pain. Love all your new goodies too.
Feel better soon.
hugs,
Celestina,
La Rea Rose

Charmingdesigns said...

Your header is BEAUTIFUL. Those little bootie/shoes are so darling.I was SO hoping that your pains would go away. We are all rooting for you to find answers!My thoughts and prayers are there for you! Take care friend! Keep up with your lovely work. Hug, laurie

The Rose Room said...

Your new banner is gorgeous, all your pretties are gorgeous, love the baby shoes, I tried something similar and believe me they look nothing like that, your friends are beautiful:) Rachael

periwinkle vintage said...

Hey, kiddo! Such lovelies you posted today! I am praying for you.
cheryl

hoganfe said...

Sooooo many pretties!
xo
mary
hoganfe handbags

Miss Sandy said...

I knew there would be a lot of sweet pinkness going on over here and I was not mistaken! Lovely, all of it! I must go and check out those baby shoes! My best friends daughter just found out she is having a girl and I think I see her first gift right here! I hope you feel better, I will be praying for you!

Lib said...

Hi,
I Love all the pics. :o)
Hope you feel better soon, Hope the Dr's. can find out whats wrong soon.
Have agreat wk.end.
Oh, my week was spent Spring cleaning.
Blessins',Lib

purpleflowerfairy said...

LOVE your new banner! =) debbie

Sweet Sage said...

Absolutely ADORE your header!
Just getting going in 'blog land' and hoped you would approve of my linking you?!
~Kim

Trish said...

I love the new header - beautiful! I hope you find out what is causing the chest pain soon. That's quite scary. The basket you redid - scrumptious! Your work, as always, is gorgeous!

Denise said...

It's always such a lovely occasion to visit your beautiful blog. You are one of the most creative ladies I've ever met. Everything is always done with perfection right down to the tiniest detail!

You are incredible ~ continuing to create and post when going through such a painful physical trial! Amazing!

You are in my prayers ~ that they will quickly be able to diagnose and treat you. It's more difficult to deal with the unknown than the diagnosis ~ no matter how difficult the diagnosis. Please stay encouraged!

With Lots of Love and Prayers, Denise

Esther Sunday said...

Gosh, I just love your stuff! So pretty! Katie's items are just lovely as well! Sure hope you are feeling better soon! Love, Esther

celestina marie said...

Hi Rhea, Just stopping by to say hello. Enjoy seeing your pretties again. I love your tussie.
hugs,
Celestina,
La Rea Rose

Cathy said...

Rhea, I have been drooling over those charms and your birdhouse for days. You're killing me!!!! lol.

I can't take it, and those booties. I've got to go back and look at those scrumptious goodies again.

Love it all.

xoxo
Cath

bee'nme said...

Hello Miss Rhea!

Breathtaking! Your fluffy confections of cuteness are so great - and yep, it makes the perfect banner for you! I love every single pixel of every single photo in this post!! You have such a great eye for beauty, but it is all approachable too...comfortable even. I enjoyed looking around at your fellow artis's blogs that you introduced us to - they have beautiful goodies too! And your tussies are positively yummy!!

I can always count on being aesthetically blessed when I come here - thank you!!

Hugs and blessings - will be in prayer about your ongoing mystery pain - God's got it ALL under control! Take care...

Becky S.

COLLS GARDEN said...

Love everything Rhea. Crushed velvet is just so decadent, isn't it. I do hope they find out what your problem is soon, very worrying for you. Love the new header too.
Hugs, Coll :-}

ShabbyInTheCity said...

A long gorgeous post! I have to go play in all of those links now...those baby shoes are just so sweet. I'm praying for you...that is scary!

ShabbyInTheCity said...

P.S. I dreamed of heaven recently and it was snowing pink snow...it was falling on my eyelashes and a huge valley was covered! Maybe that is the place God is preparing for people like us :)

Rose Garden Romantic said...

I love it all!! Every little thing!!
Michelle

Stephanie said...

WOW, your soft palatte of colors is amazing! And the new header is so indicative of everything you love & make!! Cute Nancy Ann dolls, too!

Big Hugs,
Stephanie
Angelic Accents

Lallee said...

Oh my, I just gush looking at all this beautiful eye candy. I could linger here all day.

Your new banner is a beauty!