Monday, April 23, 2012


My hearts beginning to race, my heads spinning with more ideas, and my home and storage units are beginning to bulge. Why, you might ask...
 because The Remnants Of The Past Antique Show is nearly here!

  For those of you that have attended the show before... Did you book your room or make a plan to drive up for the day?  If not, you better hurry up!  For those of you that have never been... This is the show to attend, so make your travel plans!  

A Beautiful Mess at ROP in the Fall

Judy Watkins puts on what I call a "West Coast Round Top."  You'll feel as if you've suddenly been transported to Marburger Farms in Texas with all the beautiful merchandise that everyone brings and displays. It's truly out of this world and inspiring to the fullest extent.

  Over the past year Remnants of the Past has been voted as one of the top shows in the U.S. by Country Living Magazine and Romantic Homes Magazine; not to mention this months Where Women Create, where the show is featured in a 10 page spread..."It truly is, that good!' To say that I'm a Vendor of  The Remnants of the Past Show, is a huge honor for me and I'm so excited to bring my style and my store; A Beautiful Mess, to the show again.

Don't miss out on a chance to WIN a 2 night trip to The Remnants of the Past Show; along with a $75 gas card, $100 Gift Certificate to NOVO Restaurant and 2 FREE passes to the show.  You must enter to win by April 30, 2012.  Click the Remnants Link above and enter to win, before it's too late!

I'm looking forward to seeing you all at the show and I can't wait to share my amazing finds, as well as some fantastic new pieces from my 3 Fine Grains antique textile collection.  
It's going to be the best show yet!   

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Sunday, April 8, 2012

My Easter Tradition

For 38 years I've been coloring Easter eggs the old fashioned way, with vinegar and tablets. My papa loves to color Easter eggs and since I was a wee-one he's made it a point to make this a family tradition that we have always shared with my girls.

Papa and Gramma and my Mom giggling in the background
 Our Easter eggs aren't something you'd see on the front cover of Martha Stewart, but to me they're special because they're made with love by my family in a very traditional way.  We typically get together on Good Friday to decorate. The girls even made one last year for their favorite boy....
Justin Beiber (lol).

J.B. front and center

Brielle and Grace 
So, what do we do with our beautiful eggs after we dye them?... We leave them for the Easter Bunny to hide for the annual Egg Hunt Extravaganza!  Brielle, my oldest, has learned the hard way to steer clear  of her little sisters during the hunt, because it's a winner takes all filled with laughter and giggles. 

Scarlet... The ultimate Egg-Hunter

Around Easter Time, we have an annual visitor.  This Mother Goose has nested on my parents boat, and this time she has twins.  One of her unborn babies is warm and cozy under a feathery blanket and the other is kept warm in the crook of her mother's neck. The Father forages for her daily and makes sure his three loves are safe and sound. It's so sweet to watch... especially for my girls.

I'm so looking forward to spending the next 3 days enjoying my family.  I wish you all a very Happy Easter.  May it be filled with love, family and life long traditions.  Blessings!!