Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Her Name is "Antoinette"

Painting furniture has always been a love of mine and it seems that as the whole world is doing just that right now...Poppy House needed to get back on the wagon! 

Taking a forlorn piece of discarded furniture from what it was to Who it really deserves to be is such fun!

This sweet little desk was absolutely darling, but not in good shape at all. She hadn't been loved or cared for and had some pretty rickety joints. Her hand built drawers didn't fit and her legs were very wobbly. After a lot of tender lovin' fixin', by my wonderful handy dandy husband...she could stand stand up straight and start to feel like she was worth something. All she needed was a pretty dress and some fancy shoes and to the party she could go! 

Her transformation was such fun! Almost a Cinderella Story! 

With her fancy gold leafing and vibrant colors she is now dressed
for the party and will surely be turning heads!

I thought it would be fun to share her with you! 

so....the moral of the story is to Always Know that with a little fixin' and a lovely new dress to the party we can go!

Hoping you can find something fun to dress up today!

Happy Day, Loves!

Monday, January 16, 2012

A Very Happy Monday To You!

'My Aqua Monday'

I have a Very Precious Friend who always reminds me to have a "Happy Monday".
For some reason it seems Mondays can be a bit overwhelming, and her sweet reminder helps me to put everything in perspective....and then I sigh...and when I sigh the sweetness of her words fall over me.
She has encouraged me to remember that Mondays can be for simple, wonderful things...and not a huge list of breathless 'to-dos'.
I love this about her and I want you all to have this little gift in your pocket for the Mondays that seem too big.
Because of her, my Mondays are now...

No Rushing!
A cup of coffee with a dear friend...
A walk in the fresh air...
The quiet of just being still...
and...listening...because when we listen the amazing thing is that we cannot rush or worry or be stressed.

My Mondays were always a swirl of things I had to get done...(Because I see everything in color), I saw hundreds of colors, and I would get overwhelmed. Mondays are Aqua, which is her favorite color, soft and calming and never swirling!

I made this painting on a Monday because this is what they feel like to me now...

Have a Happy Monday, Loves
and can paint your day any color you choose!

A little Peek Into The Window of What Happens In My Studio

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

In The Pink

The Dream of a Soft Pink Wedding is coming true...

How Beautiful She will be...floating down the aisle in a drift of white surrounded by the Pink Bloom Of Spring!


This Beautiful Photograph is by

Lauren Dinneweth 
You can treat yourself to more of her lovely work at: 

Leaping Gazelle Studios on Etsy 

Lauren has such a magical style that captures delicacy and beauty in the most sensitive way!
So...Here's to You, Lauren...and the amazing beauty you see!

May we all look through a rose colored lens everything is coming up Pink!

Happy Day, Loves!


Thursday, March 3, 2011

Frosting Practice Day...

The Momma Is Going To Make The Wedding Cakes! is frosting practice day.

My Darling Daughter...The Precious Bride to be...found the most wonderful old recipe. It is Incredibly Delicious...with a few little tweeks.

Old Fashioned Flour Frosting
1 cup of cold whole milk
5 tablespoons of flour
1 1/2 teaspoons of vanilla

Whisk the flour into the cold milk and bring to a boil.
Cook until it gets really thick, like a paste
Take it off of the heat and stir in vanilla
Set aside until completely cool...let it cool on it's own.

Beat 1 cup of butter with 1 cup of white sugar and 1/2 cup of brown sugar until light and fluffy
When flour and milk mixture is cool beat into the sugar and butter!!
Oh My Goodness! Heaven on a spoon!

This is the first practice day and I think this frosting gets a Great Big Star!
Now we just have to figure out if it will hold up or melt into a sweet, delicious puddle.

Fudge Brownie Cupcakes with a KISS In The Middle!

You should whip this up, Loves!
It is hard to believe how Heavenly it is!

Happy Frosting Day To All Of You!


Monday, February 14, 2011

The Colors Of My Love

  I made this heart for my WONDERFUL HUSBAND
and painted it with all the
Colors Of My Love

 How Do I Love Thee

 by..Elizabeth Barrett Browning

How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.
I love thee to the depth and breadth and height
My soul can reach, when feeling out of sight
For the ends of being and ideal grace.
I love thee to the level of every day's
Most quiet need, by sun and candle-light.
I love thee freely, as men strive for right.
I love thee purely, as they turn from praise.
I love thee with the passion put to use
In my old griefs, and with my childhood's faith.
I love thee with a love I seemed to lose
With my lost saints. I love thee with the breath,
Smiles, tears, of all my life; and, if God choose,
I shall but love thee better after death.
And...who could have ever said it better? !!!
Happy Valentine's Day, Loves!