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.

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.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

The highlight of filling lots of orders today is a very sweet one orderd for her mother.  She ask that it be wrapped for gift giving.  Here it is and on its way to cheer her special day!

If you have someone special out there that you would like a gift sent off to, visit my store and browse my creations. 
I will create it ~ wrap it ~ embellish it ~ send it on its way.
Shipping all over the world!

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

French Shabby Chic Paris Cloche

This Lovely Cloche was created by
 using some of my French Inspired Hand Stammped Trims.

Trims used in creating this Cloche.
Available in my Etsy Store.



All the romance of Paris in the spring time, and a walk along the Rive Gauche of the Sienne!! This little one of a kind chapeau would be right at home on that dream Parisian vacation!! 
  A must have! May be purchased at
Thisle Cottage Studio

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Grape Hyacinths

Just had to show you my
Grape Hyacinths.

They so much remind me of my grandmother
whom I dearly miss.

"Who would have thought it possible that a tiny little flower could preoccupy a person so completely that there simply wasn't room for any other thought...." Sophie Scholl

Saturday, April 30, 2011

Just a few finds to turn in to altered art!

Fun Tote

Off to an early start to the Vintage Faire on this sunny spring day.  What  a crowd this has drawn,  so inspiring to browse through the booths and visit with all the gals. 

The best ever  was spending time with one of my sisters and her daughter! 

This cute canvas tote was such a great purchase! 
Something to remember the Faire
and fillin' up with junk ~ as the tote says.

Yellow Tulips

Today is fabulous!  I even took the time to smell the roses....well too early for roses here in the mountains of the Northwest, but the daffodils are in bloom in my garden, so had to stop to get a pic to share with you. 

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

French Lavender Sachets

Don't forget to get in on my special !  
 French Lavender Sachets ~ 3 for 12.90

Sale ends May 31st !
Makes a great gift for that someone special ~ or ~ keep for yourself!

French Script Sachet