Tuesday, November 22, 2011


Hello Everyone:)

                          I am truly blessed.
 I have so many things to be thankful for in my life:) And I wanted YOU to all to know  that YOU are one of them. You have no idea how much I enjoy chatting with you all. I am so happy that I have found you and that you have found me. My life is so much more complete with you in it. Something I never even dreamed could happen. Some of you I know personally,some through emails and then others through your sweet comments.

So thank you for being such an important, inspirational part of my life. I am grateful for each and every one of you.

'Till next time..............
~Debra xxx

Thank you to all who helped me to find the dress I last posted about. I haven't found that one but have found some that on the top of my list to check out. I knew I could count on you:) xxx

Saturday, November 19, 2011



Hope your weekend is a fabulous one.

My Son and his Fiance are getting married on a beach next year.  Since we don't have to be too dressed up I thought I would like to wear this dress or something very similar to it. I think it is so gorgeous. It is not form fitting and the sleeves and bottom are just perfect for me. I think it is dressy but not overly dressy since it will be  casual.

Does anyone know where I can find it or one like it????? If anyone would know, I just know that  bloggers would. (You are just the savviest and  the most resourceful)

Thank you in advance:)

'Till next time.......................
~Debra xxx

Wednesday, November 16, 2011


During the Summer,our friend  Lisa introduced us to a lovely shop owner, Liliana Kleid. She is the owner of SERENDIPITY in Litchfield, CT.
 Lisa sells her beautiful hand painted furniture and her 'must have' signs there. She thought that Liliana's shop would be a perfect match for our pieces. Nicole and I were so excited!!!
We said "YES we are definitely interested". We met Liliana:) She is not only gorgeous but the sweetest person ever to do business with. And WOW what an artist she is!!!!She can do it all, paint, design jewelry, crochet.........Every time we stop in she is creating something else beautiful. Truly an inspiring woman.
We were there today dropping off our handmade Christmas ornaments and wreaths. I finally remembered to bring my camera to take some pictures to share with you.

I wanted to give you a tour of her shop and show you what she carries. 99% of her things are handmade in the USA.
                           These are some of the hats that Liliana crochets. All different, all beautiful.
                                     SERENDIPITY is packed with fabulous hand made items.
                                 We brought in this little child's table and chair set. Love the colors.
          I love how she uses branches to hang display her things. 
                                This is one of Liliana's paintings.  See I told you she was an artist!

                 Cape Cod sign by LISA and handmade jewelry.
                                                      More pieces from LISA.http://serendipitychicdesign.blogspot.com/ She uses the best colors in her work, don't you think?
               Liliana features several painters. Aren't these fun?

            We just brought this little stool in today. Love that desk!

                         These belts are really great! So many choices.
   These are our belts. I love how Liliana sells different styles.  Something for every personality.
                         Love this color blue. More of Lisa's specialty hand painted furniture.
       This is Lisa's too. Tell me what little child wouldn't enjoy coloring at this little desk and chair?

If you are ever in CT you really have to check out this fabulous little shop. It is a fun place to shop and there is always something new.
I hope you have enjoyed this little tour:)


'Till next time...........

~Debra XXX

Tuesday, November 15, 2011


Thanks for stopping by. I have something fun to show you today.
As I walked up and down the rows at the flea market this weekend I spotted this fabulous, white, chippy antique crib. I have been looking for one with a decent price for a while now. I originally wanted it to turn into a seat for our future screened in porch.

 When I put it all together, I decided that I loved it so much, I needed to use it in the livingroom for something else. Can you guess what I did with it?

The gentleman that I bought it from told me it was from a 90+ year old woman who used it as a baby. He also said it was handed down to her mother when she was a baby. I was so excited to get it. It is in great shape.color 
 The first thing I needed to do was support  the springs. I had an old barn door that fit perfectly. I  then moved it into a sunny window.
 Love the details:)
                                        Did you guess that  I turned it into a wonderful plant stand? I sure did.
 Yes, I now have a crib in my livingroom holding my plants. You're probably not surprised, right?

                                     I am sooooo loving it!!!! What do you think??????
                             I smile every time I walk by it:) And, I have been walking by it a lot:) lol Of course, if you have been reading my blog long enough you know that now 3 rooms are a mess. How can I possibly bring something into the house without having to move lots of other things around? But for me that's the fun part. Rearranging, change, always evolving.
So, tell me,does anyone else have a crib full of plants in their livingroom?  Have you repurposed anything lately? You know how much you inspire me:)

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`Till next time...............

~Debra XXX

Monday, November 14, 2011


Hello Everyone:)
How are you all? You may have heard , we had a Noreastern. That's right, lots of snow on trees that were still full with leaves.  Our power, heat, water, phone was out for 8 days.

It wasn't pretty.  I will say this though, with all of the strange storms that we have been having we are getting quite resourceful with how we handle them. And talking to other people in town, we all share different ideas with each other. It has been a learning experience:)

I won't inudate you with tons of snow pictures, theres lots of time for that. But this is what the entire State of Ct looked like. We had gone to a show on Saturday evening in the snow and on the way home we had to actually dodge fallen trees on the highway! A little scary.

Our yard is such a mess with fallen trees, broken fences etc. But even with all of the destruction, along with no power, I felt very blessed. Our family and friends were all safe and our home was fine. People have gone through much worse than this. There is a lot still to clean up but we will do it and move forward. And we will have lots of firewood for quite a long time:)

                      In other news....

       Nicole and I have been very busy Vixen Elves;)
 We have been making Christmas ornaments for a great little shop we sell in called 'Serendipty' in Litchfield, CT. I will have photos of this shop later in the week. You are going to love it:)
  We have a Christmas music theme going on this year.
   Have you made any ornaments or Christmas decorations this year????
                                   Vintage candy canes.

 Don and I celebrated our 32nd Wedding Anniversary on November 3rd. We went away and look at what we found. LOL
Can you imagine the look  on the faces of the parents of the child/children who surprised them on their Anniversary????Priceless:)

It's good to be back posting. I'll be around to see what you all have been up too:)

`Till next time.............................................
~Debra xxx