Starting anew is always a good thing! Here is Vol. 1 of "Artful Living on the Bluff" for you to enjoy. While I am not contributing new material to this blog, please feel free to look around and then visit me at the new and (hopefully) improved "Artful Living on the Bluff" blog at

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Friday, January 25, 2013

Sneaky Unicorn

After getting little box of jewelry treasures in the mail - I just couldn't help but pull out some of my stash and start putting some things together. Nothing is attached yet and I'm not sure what this little assemblage will become - jewelry? A wall hanging? Maybe part of a shadow box? Everything is gold and flowery except for the pewter unicorn peeking out to the right... Hmmm... what do you think?

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Packages in the mail! Yay!

I truly love Etsy and I try to spend as little time on *that other auction site* as possible but the other day, I saw some stuff I simply couldn't pass up! The first to arrive was this offering of vintage jewelry...
Like, WOW! Right? There's no way you can blame me for being weak! Lovely bits and bobs - some in perfect condition, vintage and salable - they may go in my vintage shop. Everything in such a perfect color palette for me - browns, golds, touches of peach and copper... yum. I know I'll regret sending others but if you want to get one of these great jewelry lots for yourself - check out "barzone" on eBay.

Another eBay find was a lot of old wooden knobs - roughly 100 in all. I had been thinking of using wood knobs as "feet" for my assemblage boxes but they're expensive and I'm a cheapskate and I want to re-use and upcycle and buying them new at the store just doesn't count! *whew* So, this wonderful trove came along right when I needed it...
The box as I opened it

I just can't wait to get started using my new additions!