As you browse, you will find that I fill my blog with flea market finds and other treasures to create that Romantic, Vintage

Cottage, French Paris feel for your home ~ I love roses, chippy, whites, pinks, vintage linens and lace, so you may find just what you're looking for ~ My items are handcrafted or repurposed into the perfect cottage decor, just for you ~

At times I feature other Artists Creations ~ with links to

their store. So please pause a little while and enjoy their talents.

Oh . . . and I just have to share some of my favorite flowers

with you, as well.

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Sunday, January 1, 2012


Here are a few lovely Jewelry Creations by: 
A Little Market
Hope you have time to visit her online store.

Some of my fabrics have been incorporated into 

these fabulous creations. 

After each finished item is the trim that can be purchased in my Etsy Store

The website that is just below each pic is where these lovelies may be purchased.

Jabot baroque no..187.9€

homesteadtreasures on Etsy

homesteadtreasures on Etsy

homesteadtreasures on Etsy


To leave the old with a burst of song

To recall the right and forgive the wrong;

To forget the thing that binds you fast

To the vain regrets of the year that's past;

To have the strength to let go your hold

Of the not worthwhile of the days grown old,

To dare to go forth with a purpose true,

To the unknown task of the year that's new;

To help your brother along the road

To do his work and lift his load;

To add your gift to the world's good cheer,

Is to have and to give a Happy New Year.

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Hand Made Journal

This is an examle of how this trim is used.  Makes a creative Journal

Pour Vous

I mixed blue & green dye along with a little water, drops of blue and green dye, also added a little vinegar for the color to set.  I then soaked a strip of natural muslin (torn in a 2 yard strip) in the solution  for a few minutes. I usually hang my strips outside to dry.  Then hand stamped with a rubber stamp "Pour Vous" which is French translated to english "For You" 

This trim is available for purchase
in my ETSY store.

Homestead Treasures

Homestead Treasures
This is the trim that I have hand stamped and is available in my ETSY store. See below  what can be created using a layered effect.
Treasury Item French Inspired - Bonjour Bird Cage - Hand Stamped Ribbon Trim
French Paris Bonjour on white denim  
Cottage Shabby Chic

FrenCH PariS Bonjour  Distressed White Denim Cottage Shabby Chic Hand Ticking and Ribbon 16" PiLLow

You may purchase this lovely at:

French Script and Eiffel Tower - Hand Stamped Trim - Hand Stamped Ribbon Extra Wide

This is a fabulous pillow created by Sassy Creations using some of my hand stamped fabrics as seem above. 
You may purchase this lovely at:

Winter in the Methow Valley

We haven't much snow this time of year. Not like it was in years past.  I am used to several feet of snow so it will insulate this cold country.  I do hope you enjoy some of my photos of my place and surrounding area.

After a heavy frost ! 

My Grandaughter Madeline with her Husky Clyde 

"The Methow River "

"A rose in winter"

A View Outside My Window 
My Gramdaughters having fun in the snow!  Jessicah & Madeline

My Grandaughter Jessicah ~ Sparky the pony ~ Molly our Jack Russell 
Lots of Snow !  
Lots of work! 
My Husband Snow Blowing

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

October 12, 2011

Good Morning! 

It has been a while since I have entered any information in my blog.

I am busy listing more items in my ETSY site and just to show you a few here.
This lovely trim may be purchased in my ETSY shop.  Just click on the link.

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Good Morning! 

I hope all you ladies are having a fabulous Mothers Day! 

After "Happy Mothers Day Wishes" from my daughter, son and his wife, grandchildren and sisters,  I decided to go for a hike and share some Gods country with you. Enjoy!

Bitter Brush "Food for the deer"


Oh yes . . . my Jack Russell (Molly) just had to stop and dig for a gopher!  The highlight of her day.

The water source for irrigating the land.

. . . another view

I'm fortunate that I was born
To someone like you;
I love you still. Though you are gone,
Your memory lives on and on,

I will always rememember you.
Happy Mothers Day Mom

Thursday, May 5, 2011

This fabulous Vintage Doll is my latest find!  I am  so excited to come across her. She definately needs a new hair do . . . but I don't plan to change anything about her.  I don't know a great deal about dolls but I do know that she is quite old.  She is stuffed with straw and wool or cotton fiber. I will be getting her apraised and ready to go to her new home in my Etsy store in the next few days.

Her head is bisque or composition and her eyes are glass.

Notice the sweet little dimple in her chin.

 A bisque or porcelain is a doll made partially or wholly out of bisque
porcelain. Bisque dolls are characterized by their realistic, skin-like matte finish. They were very popular between 1860 and 1900 with French and German dolls. Bisque dolls are collectible, and antique dolls can be worth thousands of US dollars. Antique German and French bisque dolls from the 19th century were often made as children's playthings, but contemporary bisque dolls are predominantly made directly for the collectors market.