We will be open for our monthly flea market event this weekend from 10-5 pm Friday the 1st of February and Saturday the 2nd please join us we have newly gathered treasures. We are located at 930 West Sycamore Street Willows, Ca
Hope to see you there!
We have to a larger shop, 930 West Sycamore Street in Willows Ca. We are excited to announce additional new vendors to give you a variety of new merchandise. We are open each first weekend of the month on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday 10 to 5 pm. Also we will be open by chance or appointment. Please stop by and see us soon
This week I have been trying to carve away a bit of creative time. I have been working on some Milagros hearts made in an altered art fashion. Bits of this and that
come together to form a heart. I found that it led me to find His goodness, grace and hope to overflowing
Enjoy your Sunday
This my creative space in my shop. I have spent many hours here making things and being inspired. I share with a photographer and she is expanding her studio. So I am moving to a new space...let's see where next space will be
and hope you have a blessed week.
I don't know where this summer has gone...so many changes are coming to our home
My son graduate from College and started
a new job. He is living in the Bay area in Mountain View working in a Cancer Research Lab. I went down South to visit my daughters College and set her up for school in the fall in Merced. I cancelled my trip to the ocean as I am travelling with my mom brother and sister to visit our homeland where my Grandparents came from. They are Azorean and we will be visiting there in August for several week.
We are excited but with school starting while I am out of the Country so much preparation. I decided to close. my shop for the summer and hope to return in the fall. We have been visiting family and finding out so much about family history and how exciting the connections we're making. I hope to blog all about it and journal while traveling to the Islands. Hope your having a great summer Pinkie
When I found out there was going to be a crown swap for Silver Bella I just new I had to participate... My swap partner Tiffany of Shabby Scraps said she liked black, creams and pastels I started with a wire base and covered it with black netted antique lace embroidered with cream and gold metallic threads...
I gather my vintage images and sheet music, ribbons, buttons and laces and when to work. This was such a fun swap to do...I just loved seeing each and everyone as they unwrapped their crown created especially for them. It was an amazing experience to see how talented these ladies truly are wow! Here is Tiffany with her Romantic Romeo and Juliette Crown hope she was pleased... Here is the Petite Coquette Crown Tiffany made for Joy Campbell of Dream it Live it so fluffy and lusciously pink yeah!
Joy also made my lovely pink crown...
Here are Joy and I with our beautiful pink confections, Thank you Joy my crown was perfectly magnificent I love it! Thank you Shea and Debra for hostessing such and incredible swap
Being new to Silver Bella....my first time attending I had a big sister to help. My big sister was so very sweet, I regret not getting to spend more time with Jana Perenchio, we did get to exchange gifts. I made her a vintage perfume bottle and gave me a Bella Survivor Kit My big sister was so thoughtful, look at all these yummy goodies and treats, thank you so much Jana! You are so sweet.... Here is Jana with her Texas Mum she received from her swap partner. I can not believe there were so many gorgeous swaps. I wished I had participated in more.... My room mate Vicki Flinchum said she loved red so I packed her a little vintage purse bursting with yummy red goodness and a handmade redwork pillow. I hope she like it... She made me this pretty corsage of vintage paper and glitter in my favorite colors of course pink! That evening after we checked in to our beautiful hotel suite, heres a photo outside our room looking into the lobby the swaps began.....amazing, amazing let me tell you. The crown swap that I entered was scheduled to begin around midnight yikes! It was worth staying up for so much adrenalin Here is Barbara who just could wait to open her crown, I know how she felt...She loved loved her pretty blue creation
Sorry this is blurry, This was one of our wonderful hostesses Shea Fragoso passing out the next creation The boxes they were presented in alone where amazing works of art! Unbelievable was the attention to detail...
This silver glittery creation so breath takingly sparkle...... Here is Shea with her beribboned creation of bling, can't tell she does like it...just kidding, that smile says it all I so wanted to knab this beautiful box made by Shea's mother Debra, for Heather Ales We sent are likes and dislikes to the hostest and they all did a wonderful job This was all hand beaded by Debra, I was stunned and in awe as was everyone! Just gorgeous This crown was especially made by Heather Ales for Amanda Willey. She took photos from her blog of her family to make this for Amanda. I think she was so happily surprised! I love all this pink yumminess...how can you not? This was made by Robin, if you know for who please let me know in the comments (Sorry didn't catch your name) This nature theme crown was an amazing creative beauty.....so uniquely fitting a Queen She was so happy with her little chicka dee glittered tiara too... So romantic with this cream colored laces, it perfectly matched her gorgeous satin kimono Go figure that....
I had the chance to spend some time with the sweet Marie and she truly is a beautiful lady... I love that pink antique fringe on the lovely crown, Way to go Marie Whoa who! Her favorite color was purple, the color of Royalty, she felt like a Queen in this made just for her... I heard the first crown her partner made met with a tragedy and Marie stayed up all night creating this beauty for her... This was so pretty in burgundy and golds.......I love this one too This crown was also all hand beaded, the time and effort that went into this sweet thing. I think she approves... This is Lonnie with her beautiful blingy green fleur de lis.... This was over the top gorgeous the N was encased in a beautiful solder bevel....so lovely This is our other hostess Debra with sweet daughter Shea thank you so much for putting together such a wonderful swap with so many talented women. It was an experience I will never forget.... to be continued....There are a few more wonderful crowns to show you. I have to go for now Pinkie
I have to say that Autumn is my favorite time of year....the weather, the changing of leaves and being raised on a farm the beauty of harvest My mom was having a party so I snapped a few photos of her fall decorations.... Something about having guest over makes you get in the mood to decorate and pretty everything up My sister Rene', the gourmet loves to cook and was in charge of the menu I know angels do gather around my moms for sure.... View from her front porch A few of the party goers....My daughter Heidi, niece Chelsea and my youngest Liam It was a wonderful day, but over too soon Down at the store I took a few picts of my Halloween decorations. Thought you'd like to see a peek. The shop has been undergoing a makeover and lots of changes.... Aren't they the cutest little couple you ever seen? I have been so busy, I don't know where time goes....I never seem to have enough In a couple of weeks I will be leaving to Silver Bella can't wait! Here's a look at one of the swaps I am in....I finished one and still am working on another yikes! Hope she likes and hopes she's not peeking... Hope you enjoy this time of year and a Happy Harvest to you Pinkie