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Friday, April 30, 2010


The Hidden Chateau & Gardens is having an Open House and sale May 1 (TOMORROW!)  Sorry for the last minute notice.  I'm clearing out our (my husband's) garage and taking everything there for a HUGE CLEARANCE SALE! I'll have furniture and miscellaneous small treasures.  Some finished items and other "as is" projects in the making.  I just can't get to all my projects so I'm letting them go.  No time for photos or tags on this post, so I hope you can be there in person!

Here are the details: 
Hidden Chateau & Gardens
23130 Sherman Way, West Hills, California
     Store opens at 11 am  
(Refreshments served from 1-4 pm)

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

 You're invited to Cielo's Victorian Tea Party! Stop by her blog May 10 to see images of beautiful tea cup vignettes. You can also visit other bloggers who are invited to the party.  I'll be joining the party so be sure to come back then!

Monday, April 12, 2010

Quickie Project

 Everyone loves vintage bobbins and vintage sheet music.  You can find them both at local antique shops or online.
So why not combine the two!  Simply cut music sheets to size and then attach with glue.  
 Wrap string, yarn, twine or burlap garland around the bobbins to keep them organized and looking great! 
 Use decorative straight pins to prevent your strings from unwinding.  
 Clothes pins work great, too.  Try it!  Simple and satisfying!

Monday, April 5, 2010


The Easter Bunny remembered us!  When my 6 year old wanted to know if the Easter Bunny hid eggs in our front yard, I smiled and said, "Let's call him and see!"  I pretended to dial 1-800-EGGS and excitedly reported that indeed, the Easter Bunny had already hid eggs in our city.  Out the door my son went!  This is what he found:
Our 13 year old wasn't ready to admit he may be too "old" to hunt for eggs. He participated again this year and found the most precious egg of all.  A bird's egg had fallen from our tree giving us a moment to enjoy one of God's creations.  Our garden angel cradles it in her arms.