Sunday, January 30, 2011


WELCOME to my "ONE WORLD ONE HEART" blog post.
Last year I took part in this large blog party where you meet other bloggers from all over the world. I made many friends last year and I visited many blogs myself. I follow many of these blogs today.
I would like to thank Lisa over at "A WHIMSICAL BOHEMIAN" for all of her devotion to this event. Please go on over to Lisa's blog where you will find a list of all the other participants, fly on the wings of a one world one heart tour with some other bloggers, you may be very surprised where you may end up in the world.
I would like to thank all of you that follow my blog (this makes me happy) and I would like to meet all that stop by during this event so be sure to leave me a comment so I can see that you stopped by. Let me share a little bit about myself.
A few little things that inspire me and some things that I absolutely love.
The other day I realized I must get ready for this event. I also joined in on some swaps that I need to start on. This is what my studio looked like after my last project. OH MY GOSH......
Who got into this box and left it like this??? I guess I was looking for just the right button, this is what happens when one hoards these things.
Boy, I must get busy. I have a lot of people stopping by soon.
Where to start? I only have so much time to work on this.
Saturdays I go to our local auction house. I love, love this place. I don't know what I could possibly want or need there, just more buttons and such to hoard I guess. Oh, and ribbon and lace, I hoard that, too.
Here are some pictures I took at the auction.
A lovely vintage lace dress and a picture of someones aunt I surmised.
Some bling in a box.
An old calendar. I bid on this, but I am frugal so I was not the winning bidder.
A large wasp nest and a Clorox bottle. I already have a wasp nest like this.
And this accordion, who needs an accordion I ask you??
This is my find this week, I purchased this because next week I may purchase more buttons to put in it..... When I got back I finished up my studio cleaning, I think I am all set now for all of my visitors.
I love my space, it is my own. I can do whatever I want here.
I keep a lot of my keepsakes here.
I have also started a collection of my swap items.
I LOVE to join swaps. I treasure each and every item that is sent to me.
My daughter (Figgy) and I have a business selling dog bandanas.
"Emma Bean Designs"
We do local farmers markets, large outdoor events and fall and spring craft shows.
These dog bandanas were Figgy's idea.
(the inspiration behind the bandanas)
Here is a few items I have created. Embellished organza bags with vintage lace and trims. I am offering up six (6) of these bags as my giveaway to one lucky winner.
I will do a drawing on February 17th. Be sure to leave a comment and a way to get in touch with me, should you be the winner of these beauties.
This hanging collage is of my parents. This hangs in my studio.
This hanging collage is my dad as a little boy, and is on the wall of our spare room. I have a dress form that I dress for the holidays.
I love doing this.
This is a holiday dress.
This is a harvest dress. A Halloween collage I made for Figgy. Halloween is her favorite holiday, next to Christmas.
Here are some things that I just love.
A bird nest.
Old photographs. My Figgy of course. Going to yard sales, rummage sales, auction houses and flea markets. I look for more buttons at these places......oh and lace and trims. A tree dedicated to my Dad.
My collection of old cookie cutters and kitchen items.
I don't like to cook though, go figure that........I love fancy, frilly, pink lady things.
My home.

This is our favorite place to hang out.
Some favorite photographs.
I hope you have enjoyed the tour into my life.
Before you go I would like to share this;
Wear a cheerful expression
at all times and give
a smile to every
living creature
you meet.


Linda in New Mexico said...

I love the tour of your "hoardables". I am always a bit afraid to show mine but you did a superb job of showing what you love. I enjoyed my visit and am glad I came today. Please enter me in you giveaway of the gorgeous organza bags. The Olde Bagg herself, Linda

Her Art Nest said...

Glad to drop on over to your place again. I have been a follower of yours for a while. I love all your cool vintage things. I used to play the accordian as a kid, believe it or not. I tried playing it recently, and couldn't even play a simple song. Great post of your life and things you enjoy. Please drop on over sometime for a chance to enter my drawing. Take care, Nan

Barbara Mason said...

I loved stopping by and becoming part of your world for this brief time--I wish there were more great places to dig in my neck of the woods... Your organza bags are luscious! I can hope to win one!
Stop by & visit my offering...

Donna said...

Thank you for taking the time to offer this lovely gift and thank you for the opportunity to win!

Karen Taylor said...

Wonderful blog!
Fantastic Giveaway!
I am so excited to have new friends...come see me at


Sandi said...

lots to see. enjoyed the tour and your beautiful bags.

Hartwood Roses said...

Your hoardables are definitely hoard-worthy. How wonderful!!

Lisa said...

Oh you have a beautiful mess! mine is tacky messy...can't show it.Thank you for visiting me and entering my giveaway. Please add me to yours!


Arya said...

Thank you for being apart of the OWOH journey!

Gayle Page-Robak said...

Greetings!...So pleased to visit your lovely blog. I am a Canadian Mixed Media and Digital Artist and look forward to meeting a new friend. I hope you will visit my blog as well. or #230 on the OWOH list.

Thank you for including me in your wonderful gift draw.

Hugs, Gayle
my blog:

Cameron said...

Okay, I thoroughly enjoyed that!! A peek into your intro to your of your home and decor...a list of doesn't get any better!
Thank you :)

Cameron #83

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

How nice to find your blog through OWOH!I love your studio and all your pretties. I wish I could ahve bid on that old NYC poster!
My OWOH is here:
I hope you will stop by!
New York

Homemaker Honey said...

G'Day from Brisbane! Poppin' in for OWOH event.

homemakerhoney@ gmail .com

My OWOH giveaway:

Femmy said...

beautiful giveaway!! count me in please.

Peggy said...

I'm hopping around the world tanks to OWOH !!!
Thanks for sharing those great pics !! Nice to met you !!!
Lots of greetings from Belgium.

vintage wil said...

Really beautiful giveaway!!!

steufel said...

The bags are just lovely. Happy OWOH from Cologne, Stefanie

Hermine said...

Awesome bags!

Doina said...

Great giveaway! Please count me in!

Rich Witch said...

How lovely! I would love to win it!
Please come to my Blog to win a real crystal ball!
Be well & wish well,

bockel24 said...

Your little tour through your life and hobbies sure put a smile on my face - especially as I share your love for buttons and antique stores, and my art space is always messy! Have fun with this year´s OWOH and maybe hop over to my blog to visit me.

Sam said...

What a fun visit I had! I'd love to have the beautiful lace bags.

Artful Musings said...

You have so many lovely treasures! Hailing you from sunny Arizona. I've enjoyed visiting your blog and learning about you and your art. I hope you’ll visit my blog and signup to win my prizes. Laura

WindandHoney said...

My studio looks like your before pictures. Wanna come help me clean it up? I mean, since you've got experience now...... : )
#68 Elizabeth

Ellen said...

Greetings from Canada. Nice giveaway!
Visit me at #336 at Shimmer and Tulle.

We have a lot in common...and I love the dog bandanas

Jeanie Callaghan said...

Well, I only wish my workspace looked like yours! And what a fabulous collection of wonderful 'stuff' you have! LOL

Jean Callaghan

Cherry said...

Yea! So glad to be here. You have an awesome blog! Come check mine out sometime. Thanks for entering me!

Tumbleweed Trails said...

Hope you have oodles of fun during OWOH. I've enjoyed it so much over the years. What a great post with so many wonderful photos. I love seeing all of your "stash." LOL, I'm a hoarder, too. Isn't hoarding great? Thanks for your generosity and participation in the event. Love your creativity. Count me in please.
visionquest2020 AT msn DOT com

Astrid Maclean said...

Hi there, so nice to meet you!
Your giveaway is wonderful and gorgeous, would love to be in with a chance to win! And I love the look of your studio, both before and after lol.

Greetings from bonny Scotland.

PS. If you have a minute please come and visit mine too:o)

The Altered Paper said...

Please put me in the pot for your OWOH Door Prize!
Thank You,Tee

Jingle said...

I have genuinely enjoyed my visit to your blog today! What wonderful treasures you have shown! The bags you are giving away are just lovely! I hope you are able to stop by for a visit at my blog, as well! #357 jinglesells at gmail dot com

Cheryl said...

Greetings from Fresno, California :-)
Please enter me in your drawing for your lovely give-away gift.
~Cheryl over @ Artsy Fartsy

Michaele said...

The bags are beautiful, but I LOVE the peek you've given us! Hoarding, collecting, creating- I love those INGS!

If you haven’t already, I hope you’ll drop by both of my giveaways (at Twigs and Tulle and Kindergarten’s 3 R’s: I’m giving away a mini bunting and some pattern blocks) during this awesome blogging event! Happy OWOH!



Mimi said...

Please enter me!

Please stop by my blog and enter my OWOH giveaway also! I'm #590.

hoerauf at comcast dot net


Jodaeodesign said...

Love the work space, kind of looks like mine. Please include me in your drawing.

Dolly said...

I would love to come and play in your studio with you!
I love all the inspiration and fun stuff you have in there! I think I could move right in and be happy!

Smiles, Dolly

Tara... said...

Great to meet you - i LOVE the look of that auction house. I wish there something like that in glasgow!! Your little organza bags are beautiful - what pretty lace! Please do count me in and enjoy OWOH x

Diana said...

Hi from Ohio. I love your blog. I enjoy vintage and seeing what wonderful finds are out there. Your organza bags are gorgeous. I'll be back to visit after the event. :)

ANGIE said...

Thank you so much for welcoming me to your lovely Blog! So many beautiful things to see. I join many swaps too and it's such a joy to meet crafters! Please feel free to visit me and enter my drawing. Just click on the kitty icon, he will take you there!

AlwaysInspired said...

Your images are gorgeous! I hoard buttons too;)
Stop by and visit my OWOH! I'm #50!

Pixie said...

Those bags are gorgeous and your photography is wonderful!

cheekyradish said...

Oh we are so alike!! I have so many hoarding areas!! I enjoyed your introduction into your fun world!! Please throw my name in the hat for your drawing. And, if you are out and about in blogland, drop in #521!

Hoopie said...

I enjoyed visiting your KEWL blog

Please stop by mine OWOH 2011

Janine said...

Hallo , nice to meet you.
Thank you for giving us the chance to win your great doorprice.
This is really beautiful.
Please count me in.
Come visit me on my blog,I join the OWOH- event too.
Regards from Germany and happy OWOH

PEA said...

Hi Michele, so lovely to meet you! I go to our local antique house every second Sunday when it's held and always have so much fun hunting for treasures:-) My craft room is looking something like yours did before you cleaned it up! lol

Please add my name for your giveaway, I would so love to win your gorgeous organza bags!!

Make sure you come by and enter my own giveaway if you haven’t done so already!!

Hugs, PEA from Canada xox

Cindy Adkins said...

I LOVE your tour--it's fantastic!!!! Happy OWOH!! And thank you so much for visiting me. Everything on here is so breathtaking!

Micki said...

Loved hearing about your life and hobbies. Please stop by at my blog Irish Muses at #678

Grace Wong said...

Thanks for the giveaway, these bags looks so pretty and delicate!

Nanbon44 said...

I see you love Poms... we have two a red headed female and a cream male, we also have a Pom/maltese mix she is white from our Maltese and our pom male we just love these little kids

So very nice to meet you... I am having so much fun reading all the wonderful blogs..

Please enter my name in your lovely drawing
Bonnie in Florida
Blogs Southern Style #566 and Nanbon's Corner #567 USA

Megan Chamberlain said...

I love the tour of your studio (sheer heaven) and all your favourite things. I wish I had an auction house or shops like that around me.
It is so nice to meet you and now I am off to visit the rest of your blog.

FairlyGirly said...

Lovely blog and those bags would be ideal to keep my own special jewellery in. Thanks for the chance to win. Please pop over to my blog and enter mine #636

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

The bags are lovely...and it's been fun to see a part of your world! Thank you! ♥ Hope you'll visit me soon! I'm # 389 ! ♥

Mervi said...

Hi, wow lovely tour here, gorgeous stuff, love them too - beautiful giveaway, hope to win.

Greetings from Finland, travelling on the wings of
OWOH, number *451*, welcome to visit;-))m

leikkaan AT

Belinda said...

Hi Nice To meet you ! Love your blog ! I am also participating in owoh too!! hopefully you can visit my blog if you get the chance .My giveaway is a ooak polymer bunting baby.
Hugs Belinda

Sherry Edwards said...

Thanks for the little insight into your life Michele - it all looks and sounds very lovely indeed.
I'd love to win one of your lovely organza bags - so beautifully embellished.

I hope you'll stop by and see my giveaways too on my blog.

Sherry from England, UK

Aimee Jeffries said...

Wonderful blog! I love that you too, buy containers and jars for things you haven't bought yet, especially buttons! LOL Happy OWOH, nice to meet you :)


she dreams big! said...

Creating beautiful items must be so much fun in your creative space! How I would love to dig through your buttons and boxes of bling! Thanks for the tour! Oh, and please count me in your giveaway, okay?

Antonella said...

Ciao! I am so happy to meet you today on the wings of OWOH! Thanks for visiting me and giving me a chance to win your wonderful organza bags!! I know what you mean about "hoardables" - I think my hubby is reaching the breaking point.
Hugs, ♥ ♥ ♥ Antonella ♥ ♥ ♥
wing stop #153, snowy New Jersey

Dorthe said...

What a great tour throug your blog-
I love your studio--looks just like mine!
I and I love your organza bags- they looks beautifull, I will be so happy if I`m a lucky winner.
Thanks for visiting me. :)

Gabriela said...

Waving from Ohio! Beautiful work! I would love to win one of your beautiful bags!I love your blog so I am going to keep my eye on you!
Gabriela #439

Marina said...

How fun to read your post and look at your photos! You're a cool gal!

Come see my giveaway too at

Lynn Richards said...

I have to say, you made me laugh when you wrote that you all ready have a wasps nest!!
Please enter me in your give away!

jane p said...

Thank you from Singapore. Please enter me in your lovely giveaway.

Thistle Cove Farm said...

I think people who don't have "stuff" they can make art out of, must be pretty boring people! Great tour and your giveaway is beautiful. When you've time, please visit Thistle Cove Farm.

jacque4u2c said...

Greetings from Louisville, KY - USA
Nice to meet you and visit your blog.
Winning your give away would be awesome!
Thanks for including me in your drawing..Come visit me, I am playing too.

Danielle said...

I have nearly an identical picture of my dad on a horse! How funny!
binafan at hotmail dot com

Craftymoose Crafts said...

I loved the tour! The embellished organza bags are to die for! Please count me in! I hope you have a chance to stop by my blog & enter my giveaway, too! #331

CathyH said...

I enjoyed your photos! You have a great work space. You should see my studio, it gets really messy! Sometimes I have visitors and have to make it presentable. :)
cathyguitarteacher at

Danelle Carvell said...

Greetings from Pennsylvania,
Love the lacy bags. They would make beautiful tree ornaments or a place to store something special, like a treasured piece of jewelry. Please count me in on your giveaway and visit me at Salt & Light #663

Janet Ghio said...

I love your blog and the bags are wonderful! Please enter me in the giveaway!

Rusted Wings said...

your stories and photos are so beautiful and your organza bags so lovely!!
please come visit my blog #30 on the list,
warm hugs & blessings from Montana.

JoAnne said...

Hi Michele,
What a wonderful OWOH post! Can I live with you?lol Seriously, you have some awesome collections and your studio is to die for.
Your organza bags are beautiful. Can't wait to see your tags for our Thinking Spring Tag Book!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I am totally impressed with your work. I was also impressed by how you cleaned up your studio. I would love to get my fingers in your "hoardables" one of these days. I'm number 11 and hope you drop by.

artymess said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE your blog and your bling and your bits and bobs and most of all your workroom......yes i would love to be included in your draw ...thanks for sharing your lovely life and dogs with us .....come and visit me if you can you'd be most welcome and I know you won't mind the mess in my workroom .....x

Carola Bartz said...

Michele, this is one of the nicest posts I've seen. Thank you for letting us peek into your creative life. I thoroughly enjoyed it.
Thank you for stopping by my blog.

Gracie "Neky White" said...

Your giveaway is so beautiful!!! I would love to win something so special!
Thanks for the chance to win :D

Come to enter my giveaway if you have time!

Hugs !!

Dianne said...

This was a cool post! I think we all love and hoard certain things. Your studio looks great.
Please put my name in your draw
and come on over to mine-#348 and try your luck at my door prize. Thanks.


Oh you have such a wonderful blog and great give away! love all of your vintage loves! I shall have to keep my fingers crossed! Visit me too #220 needlewings at

Digital Misfit said...

Thank you for the tour of your home and hoard! I love my crafty space too - it is also filled with art, keepsakes and all of my favorite bits.
Thank you for participating in OWOH 2011. Pop by my blog, #51, if you get a chance.
hugs from ON, Canada

Lezlei Ann Young said...

Oh please enter me in your OWOH Giveaway! If I am the winner, you can contact me at Take a moment to visit my blog and enter my OWOH Giveaway at


Gale Varland said...

Hello from Oregon! Thanks for inviting me to peek around in your blog and enter your giveaway! Your organza bags are just beautiful. Thanks for the chance to win.
Feel free to come to my blog, look around and enter my giveaway for some homemade cards.
:) Gale

Sharon House said...

Greetings from Victoria, BC Canada

Oh I wanna come to your house and "paw" through your stuff. Everything to just delight a vintage girl's heart. I enjoyed poking around your blog. It was fun...

#289 on the list

Kim Dellow said...

Wow, fabulous photos, love your workspace. So nice to see you and your blog on my journey around OWOH 2011. Enjoy the rest of OWOH. Kim (No. 724)

Keisha said...

Hello from Navada! I love your giveaway! Please count me in! Thank you!!

¸.•´¸.•*´¨) ¸.•*´¨)
(¸.•´ (¸.•´Keisha

Connie said...

what a cool giveaway! please enter me in your giveaway and come enter mine!

Mom of 3rd Culture Kids said...

hello from Thailand! I enjoyed taking a peek of your workroom (before and after) and your work. I'm glad I stopped by!

Here's my OWOH post..please click here.. :)

laetriciajaniel (at) gmail (dot) com

Electra said...

Hi Michele, what a lovely blog this is! I wish I could come a sit in your studio with you one day, it's such a wonderful place!
You photos are awesome-I thoroughly enjoyed seeing them!

I hope you can stop by and say hi if you haven't already-

suziqu's thread works said...

Love your blog, all your photos, your collectables, your vintage and your book cover challenge. Besides entering your draw I would love to follow and hope when you visit me you may feel the same. I love making fabric and vintage journals, collecting rich tapestry fabrics and using them in my work.
Come visit me and enter yourself in my vintage giveaway.
x Suzy

jonaks said...

loved looking at your studio. lots of stuff for creative work!!! loved the dog bandannas and the collage. hope i win! Happy Owoh!

Marit said...

It's so much fun to visit all different blogs and get to 'know' people from all over the world! So glad you played along with OWOH too - and make me discover your blog! You do a lot of things, and are really talented!!! I loved the peek into your craft room, and I would be thrilled if it so happens that my name came out of your magic hat for your doorprize! Love from the Netherlands, Marit (OWOH#501)

marit [at] maritspaperworld [dot] com

Donna said...

Thank you for for offering this beautiful gift and thank you for the chance to win. Your hard work really shows!

Francine Cronos said...

I've really enjoyed touring your blog and studio. You have an absolutely wonderful stash of goodies. Thank you so much for the chance to enter your wonderful giveaway.

Tahnya Marie said...

Hello! I am just flying in from OWOH. Please enter my name in your wonderful prize and pop on by my blog if you would like to enter my OWOH giveaway. You are most welcome to visit my blog any time. :) I love visitors. :)


Debra said...

Wow what a lovely giveaway! Please add me to the list !Thank you for the opportunity to win!

trisha too said...

Very nice! Happy OWOH to you!

If you get the chance, stop by and say hi--I'm OWOHing, too!

trishatoo at hotmail dot com

carylsrealm said...

Your photos make me so envious! Everything looks so wonderful! (And what a cool place to hang out.) Would love to be included in your draw! :)
Caryl OWOH #270

Fabric Art said...

I love the tour and all the pictures you show, your giveaway is wonderful, thanks for visiting my OWOH post.

Julie Ann said...

Hi Michele! What an awesome photo tour you gave us! Glad to see someone's creative space looks like mine- hehe :) I'd love to be entered into your giveaway!

Bunty said...

Hi Michele

Nice to meet you. I would love to win one of your beautiful giveaways. Please put my name in the hat for a chance in your drawing.

Thanks for becoming one of my Followers and for entering my OWOH giveaway. I will pop back after OWOH to have a closer look.

Barbara (UK)

PS We will be visiting New England this coming September and I can't wait!

Tina Wilson said...

so nice to meet you through this event. I hope that you'll stop by for a fun seeing all the creativity across blogland.

s hyler said...

I would love to be entered in your drawing. If you get the chance to stop by my blog #809 on the OWOH tour.

ladybug said...

So nice to get to know you through your beautiful post! (can you come over and organize my studio now?!) LOL

Thanks for being a part of OWOH. I hope you'll get the chance to come visit me as well:

Deborah said...

I don't have a dog but what a great idea you and Figgy came up with for using up some of your stash. My space looks as bad as your "before" pictures because I am always in the middle of some project and have to dig for supplies. It is very nice to meet you.

Rayna said...

I LOVE your blog. I want to go to that auction *sniffle* lol. I like little extras and stuff too, unfortunately I work overnights so most of the auctions in my area are out of reach :( Anyway, thanks for ALL the pictures, they're wonderful! Nice to meet you!

Rayna - Minnesota
northstarshetlands AT
OWOH blogger #836

Sam Bonney said...

Hello, it's lovely to meet you, I love your blog, so artistic looking. count me in for your great gifts!

Laurie said...

Those bags are so pretty and delicate -- a lovely gift to offer! Thank you for coming by my blog and entering my giveaway. I loved seeing all your photos and have to laugh because *I* hoard buttons and lace like crazy, too! I will be back to visit you!

Wanda AKA "Craftymule" said...

Well, hello there from snowy Arkansas! Please enter me in your fantastic giveaway and if you haven't already, be sure to stop by my blog and enter my giveaway, too. #215 on the list.

Warmest regards,

Wanda Eash
Two Crafty Mules

Stitchety Grub said...

Fabulous Giveaway - please include me and do come and visit my blog and enter mine too –if you haven’t already – I am #139 - I will be back for a more leisurely look around your blog after the event :-) – Cheers Britt in Australia

a dusty rusty life said...

Love your blog and your etsy shop. The shabby chic birds are so adorable. Would be great to enter your giveaway.

Halle said...

Your blog is very intriguing!! I have become a follower just to see more...
Thanks for the chance at your doorprize!
Stop by my giveaway as well.

Kimberly R. said...

I'd love to enter your wonderful giveaway!
Thanks :)
kimberlybreid at hotmail dot com

sasa said...

Wowee - oodles of fun to be had here - great finds. Would love to jet over for a snoop! Please count me in and pop over to me at 662


peggy aplSEEDS said...

hello from the Philippines! thank you very much for the chance to win your lovely giveaway. i love your work area. you sure do a good job of cleaning up! i think i need you to come to my house. if you haven't yet, i hope you can drop by my blog at (#544) and join my OWOH giveaway. blessings!

Beckie Holso said...

Isn’t this fun? I just love OWOH! Thank you for participating… please count me in for your terrific giveaway. If you get a chance, I hope you’ll visit me too (if you haven’t already).

Beckie =)
artbeckons at hotmail dot com
San Diego, California, USA

OWOH #119
OWOH #132

JBlanton said...

Hello from western North Carolina
You have an awesome blog and giveaway- I am having so much fun checking out all the OWOH participant's blogs. I love all of your collectibles

Deedra said...

I adore your space. You've made me all excited because I have a trip to a big old antique store on the agenda today and I want to go NOW looking at all of your amazing stuff! Please count me in your draw for the beautiful organza bags!

Anonymous said...

Hello Michelle and Figgy
You gals are girls after my own heart! Love your awesome blog! I love the vintage auctions in CA too, and a few Etsy sites online and I will be adding yours to my fav list!
Please enter me in your sweet giveaway.
Teresa in California

Tammy said...

What a lovely tour of your place. I enjoyed the way that you dress up your dress form...I love your crafting area as it is so pretty even when it was messy. "GRINS".
So glad you and your daughter have such special quality time together as that is really important.
Thanks for the chance of winning something wonderful.

WondrousStrange said...

Count me in on the lovely giveaway.If I should be the lucky winner just email me through my blog.
Such a generous give away!

Azurlin said...

Greetings from Ipswich, MA

You have such an inviting blog - I'm glad to meet you. I really enjoyed my visit! Please enter me into the OWOH give away.

Also, I hope you can visit my blog, too. I'm giving away a shabby chic denim necklace. Come any time to chat.
Hugs¸.•´¸.•*´¨) ¸.•*´¨)
(¸.•´ (¸.•´Linda L

Leslie said...

I enjoyed seeing all your vintage fun! Your little organza bags are lovely. Thanks for the chance to win.

Singtatter said...

Greetings from a tatter in Singapore. Please include me for the drawing! Thanks for the giveaway!

stampgram said...

Hello from chilly Cody, Wyoming. I am so loving your many fun things to see and all of them beautiful! You should have a display of your doggie bandanas at your local daughter is always coming home from the groomers with new bandanas for her "babies".

The organza bags are gorgeous. I would love to win them. please enter me.

If you have a moment stop by and enter my giveaways too.
# 385
# 132

Teri said...

Great blog! Its so interesting. Thanks for sharing a bit of your wonderful life!
Glad I found you! Please include me in your giveaway.
Come visit me at

Thanks Teri

martha brown said...

Your embellished organza bags are lovely! (and it's not called hoarding, it's called collecting)(someone told me once that if it brings you joy when you look at it, it is a collection)
Please enter my name into your draw -- thank you so much!
~martha (#384)
(from Toronto :)

Emily R. said...

Great bags!

antmee said...

Hi Thanks for sharing your little corner of the world with us! I love your 'hang out' space. It is so restive. hugs and thanks for visiting me at antmee.blogspot

Darlene said...

The tour of your life was so much fun. Love all the vintage lace and the bags too!!!

cottageprims said...

Count me in on the lovely giveaway.If I should be the lucky winner just email me through my blog.Warm Blessings!~Amy

Sean said...

From the Florida Gulf Coast
I am entering for my daughter Melanie, she had wanted to participate in this year's event, but a fire changed her plans... I thought I would surprise her and do this for her..
Visit the site I set up for her on my blog #579.. and enter her name in the contest, thank You


Stephanie said...

I would be honored to win.

isastephanie at yahoo dot com

I invite you to stop by my blog and enter my giveaway at:


Barbara Rosenzweig said...

Greetings from Philly, PA, USA! What a lovely giveaway! Count me in.
I am a watercolor artist and photographer looking forward to meeting a new friend. If you haven’t visited me yet, please visit my new blog anytime (#864)
I hope to come back later to take more time checking out your blog.

Que Bella said...

Hey Michele, OK...since you confessed to being a button hoarder, I'll confess to being a paper hoarder:)

I enjoyed looking at all your pics in your OWOH post. Your giveaway looks fantastic. Please count me in. Cheers! ~Michelle, OWOH #598~

~Becca~Bluebird Rose said...

What a lovely giveaway; thank you for the chance to enter!

Annie said...

Love your work!!!! And yes I would love to win your beautiful bags. It was so nice to stay awhile and enjoy a coffee with you. If you get the chance I would love you to visit me downunder (Australia) so I can return the favour. #819

Tess said...

Wow, I sure did enjoy my visit here and I love those organza bags. Please count me in:

Chelle said...

Hi, it's wonderful to meet you through this lovely event. I'd love for my name to be entered into your giveaway. Thank you in advance and have a wonderful day. :-) I'm off now to look at more of your blog!


Barbara Olivo Cagle said...

Hi Michele, I would love to win your beautifully handcrafted vintage bags with lacey goodies. How sweet! Please visit my blog, too. I am the author of "16 x MOM: A Mastery of Motherhood." I am giving away my book and a couple of laminated 4 leaf clovers.

Carolyn or Connee said...

I lCarolyn Kight Michigan USA

another email (I like this one the best.)
oved your tour and your giveaways.

Paula said...

Oh, what a wonderful, wonderful blog! You are two girls after my own heart! I adore all things vintage, and buttons are one of my favorites. I have tons of jars full of them at my circa 1869 house. Every weekend is spent in antique shops, or yard sales, or flea markets or auctions...much to my poor husband's dismay. Isn't it so much FUN?!?!
Your collages are just wonderful, by the way. I love your eye for beauty!
The giveaway bags are just beautiful, and I would love to have them! I am thinking of all the really neat things I could do with them! I'm keeping my fingers crossed!
Thank you so much for the chance to win. Hope you'll stop by my blog and visit me, as well.

All good wishes,

Holly said...

Your door prize is lovely, those little bags are beautiful! I've enjoyed your blog, I'm in love with your enclosed porch, your dress form and I love all of your varied crafts, thanks for the hookup to the paper snowflake tutorial!

Linda said...

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and entering my OWOH! Please count me in your giveaway!!
Love your stuff so I am now a follower.
Best Wishes,

mitz said...

,,, your blog is just a joy.. and speaking of joy.. what a give-a-way.. wow.. thanks for the opportunities

Jenxo said...

I enjoyed my little tour of your blog ! please count me in your wondeful drawing and good luck with mine...jenxo

Lululiz said...

You terrible temptress! Here I am, trying to get round all the OWOH posts, and there you are tempting me to stay on your blog, with all those wonderful photos. I just had to have a quick look at some other posts, and that didn't help me at all, lol, so now I am following you, and I'll be back after the OWOH event. Well, perhaps one more little peek at your stuff..........
( PS - my work room looks just like that, lol )
PPS - Darn, I nearly forgot to say, I love the organza bags, and of course I would love to win one!!!
Liz (831)

JaN's ArTy JouRneY said...

Hi Michele,
Thanks for flying by my blog.
Nice to meet you!
Loving your blog! Beautiful pics!
So many gorgeous treasures!! I also love buttons, lace and vintage finds!!
Will be back for a better look!
...and how pretty are your organza bags!
Having such fun meeting so many talented creative peeps in Blogland!
Jan (UK)

jenny said...

Hello Michele... beautiful blog... your organza bags are just darling... please count me in...

Hugs from Australia...
Jenny x

Michele's Treasures, Teacups, and Tumbling Rose Cottage said...

Love all the pictures--especially those of your creating space. Mine looks like a disaster--but, like you said, it's mine (and I usually know where everything is!). Anyway, thank you for the chance. ; )

Sussie said...

Your creative space is very cozy and inspiring! I love all the old things you collected <3

Please come and visit my blog too if you didn´t do it already! Thank you :)

Warm regards
Susan, nr 471

Damla (Sweepstake Lover) said...

Thanks for the great giveaway. I hope I win. Best wishes...

annabell_lee_dk (at)

Italian Girl in Georgia said...

So glad to have the chance to see your blog. Thank you for your visit to mine. Happy OWOH.


Emakesart said...

Thanks for stopping by and entering my OWOH giveaway and good luck! My studio has looked like a tornado hit it more often then I care to admit, so I understand the searching through to find the "perfect" button or such!


Leslie H. said...

Loving this OWOH and meeting everyone. Come by for a visit Leslie

TuscanRoad said...

Greetings from Clovis, California
I’ve enjoyed looking through your blog and your work is wonderful! Stop by and visit mine, if you haven’t already, for a chance to win my door prize. In the meantime, I hope this journey is as fun for you as it is for me.
Best, Holly
My blog:

Carmen said...

Loved looking around your home. The tree dedicated to your Dad is such a great idea. I've only just got my own creative space and it's looking a bit sparse at the moment - wont be long till I get it full up and fabulous like yours :) Thank you for the chance to win your gorgeous giveaway... Still sprinting round the list – did I sneak in under the wire?

Please feel free to drop by my OWOH post too - it’s open till 5pm UK time today :)

OWOH #365

Susan said...

Hi Michele, can I come over for vacation and play at your house? :) LOL Greetings from the Jersey Shore! Wow, I loved your tour, and all those OLD GOODIES! I would sooo love to play in all of that and create something FABULOUS like you have. I am just starting in incorporate fabrics into my srt. Please include me and please come visit #209
Thanks, Susan
(Pieces of Fate)