Monday, May 31, 2010

T Tuesday... Early Post...

It's actually Monday night... but Bruce and Fred (the hubby and the dog) and Jenn and Scooter (the roommate and her dog) are all asleep, and I'm sitting here with my big cup of Zhena's Gypsy Luminous Lemon tea (Rooibos, with Lemon Myrtle and Spirit Osmanthus Flowers) relaxing. So I thought I'd go ahead and type up my Tuesday T post.

I went to see my dad today and, as usual, I snooped. I snooped in the utility room, where I found a box of cute little spice bottles my mom had put out there many, many years ago. Or maybe I put them there... I kind of remember getting a spice rack at a yard sale or flea market and painting it blue.  I also found (in a kitchen cabinet) the three missing Franciscan Ivy dinner plates. I only had one and had purchased 4 green, scalloped edged plates (thrift store finds) to go with the Ivy bread and butter plates (of which I probably have 12, but no bowls). In an old buffet out on the carport (it's been there more than 30 years) there is still some of my grandmother's silver, crystal and milk glass. I even took a look at my grandmother's 1960s Kenmore cabinet sewing machine. It hasn't been used in 40 years. I remember my mom telling me the tension was messed up on it.

Anyway... I suppose I should go to bed.  It's back to work tomorrow.  Good night blog friends...
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Friday, May 28, 2010

I'm Back!!!!

Okay... I'll be updating and posting here at Pieces of D and letting my other blog go.  I'm in the process of redecorating my home, studio and patio and  I just don't have the time give both of them the proper attention.  I will be revamping Pieces of D and likely won't post every day, but I will continue to post art, photos, poetry, prose, my take on life and creativity and Tuesday Tea.  I may participate in a challenge once in a while, but they won't be the focus of the blog.  In short, Pieces of D will be more like Bits and Pieces from now on out.  I've found that a focus on life, family, creativity and home is more important and rewarding to me.  So... ciao for now!
PS... If you are not on my blog list anymore, I apologize, but I'm trying to give the blogs I follow quality time and I just had to thin the list out... and will continue to do so as time goes on... It's nothing personal... You are all very talented and kind... Be well...

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Good night...

Been on the road for work... I'll catch up on visiting and commenting over the weekend... Good night all, I'm exhausted...

Monday, May 17, 2010


Thanks to all of my blog friends for visiting and commenting... I know I haven't posted in a while.  I've been quite busy at work and after work... and traveling for work...  I'll be posting again soon... 

Thursday, May 6, 2010

New Old Goodies and Tapestry Flowers

I got these in the mail today...

Vintage silk millinery and mulberry paper flowers...

Vintage post office pen nibs and the tapestry and tea dyed cotton flowers I made last night...

The flowers aren't quite finished yet...

Aren't they all so pretty???

Monday, May 3, 2010

Mixed Media Monday Challenge

This week's theme for Mixed Media Monday is "Mom."  I made 2 Mixed media brooches for the challenge...

They are both of metal drawer or box label frames with scrapbook paper, ("Mom" is handwritten) inserted and decoupaged. 

The larger (a copper colored frame) is combined with a "1928" brand, vintage style, enameled, double dragonfly pin that is actually intact. The paper has had small squares cut out to accommodate the original pinback, so that the pinback works. Small pieces of vintage, pink rhinestone earring have been adhered onto the paper.

The smaller has a vintage, real shell earring adhered to the front of the (bright gold colored frame) and a pinback adhered to the back.
They are both signed and dated by me.

Sunday, May 2, 2010

More Etsy Listings!

I've listed more original, one of a kind, mixed media brooches in Bohemian D's. Here's one...

A Rose of a Brooch

I've also listed more beaded teawares and handmade bookmarks in Pieces of D. Here an example...

A Good Book and a Mug of Tea

Check them out:

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Mothers Day Brooches!

Just listed in Bohemian D's on Etsy!

Tres Chic Altered Button Brooches

Poetry in Motion

Nostalgic Frame of Mind

Check them out!

Mothers Day Gifts in My Etsy Shop!

I have listed 4 of my bookmarks (posted below) and some vintage and beaded teawares (pictured here) in one of my Etsy shops.

Check them out!

I'll be adding more to both shops later today and tomorrow!