Monday, November 1, 2010


I just love sharing pretty ideas and today I have a couple of links that I think you will love. With autumn cloaking the country and winter fast on its heels many of summers garden delights are beginning to fade away. Flower has a wonderful idea on preserving a bit of summer by bringing it indoors with delightful tabletop gardens. Be sure and check out the link at the end of her post to see last years lovely little gardens and how she puts them together.(PHOTOS COURTESY OF FLOWER)

Along with thoughts of winter come those of Christmas and you just have to visit A Spectacular Mess for a fantastic tutorial on making a star bow from old vintage book pages. You can bet I will be making some of these to top my packages this year. I think these would look great on a simple brown paper wrapped package with and accent strip of burlap and jute twine topped off with a twig of greenery. Just love these!(PHOTO COURTESY OF A SPECTACULAR MESS)

Thank you Julene and Kathy for letting me share your pretty ideas.

And lastly, a little something from the Quill. With all the craziness going on around here I have not had time to decorate for autumn. The closest I've come is in preparing the autumn themed tutorials to share with you. Yesterday while waiting for the cutest little pirate and fairy to arrive with the rest of the family for a gathering I put together a little display using items from the autumn themed tutorial, a bountiful birdcage of pumpkin filled goodness...
A little non-traditional but then so were the colors I chose for my pumpkins...
Right now I have this prettying up the studio but intend to use it as a centerpiece for my holiday table...Got any pretty ideas over at your place? Be sure and leave me a little linky love in the comments so I can stop by and see what you have been inspired by.

I hope you all have a happy Monday!

Miss Sandy


Vee said...

I enjoyed seeing all these pretty ideas. Now if I ever try them is another story. My little grand is death on my posies. Makes a beeline for them every time and ohhh, the results. This has been going on for two years!

Lovely to see you still at work doing the things that you so enjoy. Hope that everything settles down to days of joy and achievement and serenity, too, if such a thing be possible.

Anonymous said...

Sandy, I love the cage idea. I keep seeing bird cages at the antique stores but haven't found one at the "right" price yet!

I hope you have a wonderful week!
Hugs, sweet friend,

Vickie said...

Good morning Miss Sandy - what a pretty birdcage. Your guests will love it just as much as we do!

Wishing you a holiday season full of happy moments and making new and special memories! Those days are right here upon us - AGAIN!

sonya said...

Good morning Miss Sandy,
Thank you for the link to the tutorial on the cute bows.
And of course I love you birdcage autumn arrangement! I think I will try something like that for my dining room table. The colors would be perfect too!
Hope things slow down a bit for you so you can do some creating.
Have a pleasant week.

Lorrie said...

Your ideas are indeed pretty. I hope to put up some of my own soon. This is a wonderful time of year for crafting, isn't it?

The Feathered Nest said...

I love these ideas sweet Sandy!!! The dish gardens are so beautiful to me ~ and what a great idea with the bow too... I just LOVE to display inside of bird cages and your gathering is just wonderful! The acorns are my favorite :) Wishing you a great week ahead dear friend, hugs and love, Dawn

LiLi M. said...

Hi Sandy,
I love the star bow and I think too that it will look great on plain paper and/or burlap. I have seen some white painted acorns (but I cannot remember where) which inspired me.
I'm also inspired by Eline, a dutch designer who has designed fabric which I am using for my daughters' bedroom.

MISS PEACH ~(^.^)~ said...

Thank you dear Sandy for the peaceful blissful istantly soothed my frazzeled nerves to see the muted colors and the quiet celebration of unusual gatherings into a pure magic display!!!
love karla and Miss Peach at the cozy cottage

Bonita said...

These are all beautiful ideas! I bet you can guess which one I'm just itching to try!

Susan said...

You have a lovely blog. Thanks for your nice comment on mine. Susan

Ragamuffin Gal said...

Hello dear Miss Sandy ~ So glad you are still out here ~ how I have missed reading your beautiful blog! Hope all is well and thanks for all of your darling ideas and inspiration! Blessings ~ Katie

Charlene said...

Sandy, I LOVE the birdcage!!!!! So very pretty & a nice change for fall. And what a great idea to use it for a centerpiece. Hope you had fun with the Trick or Treaters. I sure did. I am off to visit your blog as I am so very behind on all my blog reading. HUGS!

Lynn Richards said...

COOL stuff!!! I love the spectacular mess blog!!!
Thank you for all the great scoops.

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