Treats & Treasures

***WARNING….this post is full of eye catching pretties and oodles of adorable kitsch and caboodles.****


Mr. Pink Elephant had me at Hello. Well…. that's if he could talk. tee! hee! This adorable fella was sitting high up on a dusty shelf located in Omaha, NE. I have such a weakness for old stuffed animals. I wonder who this guy originally belonged to. Did he sleep snuggled up in a childs bed at night? How did he end up at Second Chance antiques? Well, as fate plays out he has a new home and sits sweetly on the top shelf of my happy wall. More to come about the wall. ;)  

My suitcase was FULL of gifts & treasures when comming home from Silver Bella. My roomies and I all greeted each other with "roomie gifts". All so lovely and pretty that I wanted to share. 

I received the prettiest pale pink round satin bag and doll head from Lori. Hmmm…Im seeing a doll clock in the near future soon!


Tiffany gave us all lovely handmade embellished linen print of her photograph of roses.  


Gabrielle made these sweet & sparkly candy cane ornaments. (Yes…one of my Christmas tree's is already decorated. More on that also.)  


I adore Karla's charming cottage creations. This little floral Christmas tree is so sweet!


 After the vendor night Karla had Tiffany sneak this to put on my bed pillow. Karla said this little southern belle reminded her of me. She is one glam belle!


Andrea made us all one of her signature eggs. Soo pretty!


Sherry surprised me with TWO gifts, and we weren't even roomies!!!

Gorgeous pewter Santa moon necklace. 


EEEEK!!!! A darling sugary ice cream train planter. I looove!


Lookie at this adorable kitty kat fella! Kari aka Artsy Mama surprised me at Silver Bella with him. She found him at an Estate sale and thought of me. He too sits on my "Happy Wall".  I adore him Kari!!!


About a week after being home and getting settled I received two unexpected packages at my doorstep. Dont you just love to receive "just because" packages. So fun!!!

The first package is a gift from my dear good friend Holly. I am a BIG fan of Holly's work, and everything she creates is sooo dreamy. This is one of Holly's signature dove creations titled "These Are The Beautiful Days" 


Soooo sweet and romantic!


The millinery is sooo gorgeous!!! Loving the floral pearl picks! Thank you Holly! I love love love it!!!!


My second package was a REAL big surprise being she has already sent me oodles of "thought of you" gifts. Just so you all know… I am SOOOO extremely appreciative!!! Never in a million years did I ever think that I would meet the most amazing women thru blogging. The mind boggling thing is many I've yet to meet in person. However, they are so kind and thoughtful to go out of there way to think of me and send  "just because" gifts. 

This fabulous lady I so graciously speak of is Suze Persechino. She sent a little note saying that she found this at her favorite antique store and it screamed VIVIAN. If you saw my Halloween post you will know what I mean. :) 


 Teee! Heee! She's a braided brown haired little girl planter. Sooooo DARLING! Thank you Suze!!!  I will find a perfect spot for her in Vivi's room. 

Now it's time for me to share some of my shopping spree treasures.  

I stumbled upon this Etsy shop Bean and the Sprout this past summer. Christine is a graduate of SCAD and this is her shop. I fell in love with her handmade fabric rosettes.  I comissioned her to make me this gorgeous ivory roses bib necklace.


 Stunning! Truly stunning work!


I've worn this necklace a few times and have received so many compliments on it. So, I would love to send more biz Christine's way. Please check out her shop and tell her I sent ya!

Another thing that I love to buy and collect are vintage candy tins, as well as birthday confections.


Vintage birthday candle holder.

 Super cute birthday cutouts. Eeek!!!! Look at the pink Ele!!!


Looove the invites & greeting card.



A little June Cleaver Cupcake topper. So fun!


Finally onto the kitsch and caboodle that warms my heart and makes me smile.

While in Omaha Jessi's bus tour shopped at the Brass Armadillio. You should have seen all of us ladies act like we were on a scavenger hunt. All on a mad dash to find the things we love and intrest us most.  There were cases and cases full of cutesy figurines. I had a growing collection sitting on a wall at the check out counter.



These super cutesy figurines now belong to my inspirational happy wall.



This is a corner "nook" of my small studio workspace. I CANT show the rest of my workspace because it looks like a bomb exploded. However, I did take the time to clean and re-organize my wall and supplies so I could make space for my new treasures.


Looking at these shelves full of pastel candy colored figurines, vintage childrens books, baby planters, toys, and endless amount of glitter, vintage papers, and bling is my inspiration and motivation to create. 

Mr Pinky just joined and is a proud new member.



A row of planters and cute squeeker toys. The blue ele is a gift from my Sis Jessi


A precious baby planter and vintage millinery I purchased in Omaha.


Looooooving my kitschy spaghetti figurines.




 Are ya feeling happy yet? 



Im super tickled over my fun Omaha purchases, and Im thankful to the ladies that yelled "Jenn, come quick! Come quick! I found something that looks like you!" 🙂


Thanksgiving is almost upon us and Im looking forward to spending time with my family and reflecting on the things that Im most thankful for. One of the things Im very grateful for is YOU… readers. 🙂

The day after Thanksgiving is when the mad rush begins!!!!! I will be making some Christmas creations for my shop update, AND I will be decorating my home for the upcomming Christmas Candlelight tour of homes that is almot ONE week away!!! Oh did I fail to mention that's in between taking care of my busy children, cleaning, and running errands? tee! hee!

 My Sugar Plum dining room is almost finished! 

My Bundle up Biridie project from Jennifer Murphy's class looks darling displayed in the room.


This is the promo for the tour. If you live nearby or want to make a fun day trip to Macon to attend please do! Our neighborhood has gone to alot of work to make this a beautiful, enjoyable, and successful event.


One last thing….My big Sis Jessi is hosting her 3rd annual cookies exchange which takes place on Dec 3rd. Same day the tour of homes start, but that's ok…I love Jessi and I love cookies so I must squeeze in time to join in on the fun. hee! hee!  There is still time to sign up!!!


Thanks for hanging in there on the SUPER long post! hee! hee!




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