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Sunday, November 30, 2008

December 1st!

It's Cyber Monday!!!!
Tomorrow is December 1st and that means that new goodies will be posted at the Spooky Time Jingles Market Place. Actually there will be 2 posting in December of new items, on the 1st and then again on the 13th. Here are new goodies I'll be offering. Take the handmade pledge and buy made in America "Handmade for the Holidays!" Shipping is always free.

Jonathan Frost Ornament

Isadora Duncan Snowwoman

Pins........Two inch by 2 inch two are the same and under $5!For more handmade one of a kind goodies pop on over to Jingle All The Way Home! Cyber Monday special.....all purchases 20% off!!!!

Saturday, November 29, 2008

The Time and Again Store....

I went to visit my mom and dad today to find that they have decorated for Christmas! I thought this was such a pretty, green and white........

This afternoon was bright and sunny and my mom and I took a short trip of about 5 minutes from her house to my favorite little store called Time and Again. It's located on Route 19 in Mercer County about 15 minutes from Mercer, Pa; a little over an hour from Pittsburgh or Youngstown, Ohio and about an hour and a half from Erie, Pa.

Here is the address:
2213 Perry Hwy (route 19)
Greenville, PA 16125
(724) 253-4901‎
Time and Again is a treasure trove of vintage, new and re-purposed items. Hazel (the owner) has the items beautifully displayed in eyecandy vignettes. Right now the place is decked out for Christmas. Hazel has everything from a huge variety of vintage table cloths to napkins to delicate hankies. The eclectic variety of glassware, tins and containers are my favorite things to go through. There is also a fantastic array of old tables and chairs (all in great shape) to purchase as well. Outside on the porch you will find weather pieces of shelving, fireplace fronts and mantels, wooden gates and chairs to purchase. So check out these great photos from the inside of Time and Again.........

Hazel has the biggest collection of vintage table cloths! They are reasonably priced too.See those transfer wear plates on the second shelf? My mom and I bought them, there were 7 big plates and 4 little ones. We split them, she's going to put hers in her plate rack and I'm going to put 2 on my mantle.There's my mum giving me a dirty look.......she wasn't expecting to have her picture taken! Ha! Gottcha Nanny!

Here's a close up of the plates we bought. Pretty are they not? I like the winter scene on the big plate. They were made in England.

How about his wreath? It's huge and gorgeous with the hydrangeas and's only $24

This is some "bling" I bought!

Last but not least, here is Hazel the owner of the shop and myself. So if you are in the Western Pennsylvania area and want to see a wide variety of vintage things with fair prices stop into Time and Again!

Chocolate and Aqua: A Departure From Traditional Christmas Colors

When we think of Christmas the traditional colors of red and green instantly come to mind, however I decided to play with a popular color combo that wouldn't necessarily be associated with Christmas.....chocolate and aqua. I love to see this combo together and thought I'd create a snowman with the modern color comb. Who better to name the snow-woman with the modern color combo after than the pioneer of what we know today as "modern dance"......that would be Isador Duncan. She was a free spirted, barefoot dancer (1877-1927). Click here to see a 45 second video of her dancing. She was known for wearing long flowing scarves and tragically died in a car accident when she was riding in a convertible in the French Riveria when the end of her scarf became tangled in the wheel of the little sports car and strangled her! There are Isadora Duncan schools of dance all over the world to this day.

Isadora has been sculpted from Paperclay and painted with acrylic paints. She holds a bundle of sticks tied with an aqua satin bow. There are tiny handmade ornaments on her stick bundle. She wears a handsewn brown felt hat with a tiny brooch and ribbon on the side of it. Her aqua scarf has a slight shimmer to it. She's about 7.5 inches tall. If you'd like to welcome her into her home, she will be over at Spooky Time Jingles on December 1st.

Friday, November 28, 2008

Jonathan Frost........and an elf shoe.... Black Friday!

Things were b-u-s-y in the Honey Girl Studio today!!!!! I did not venture out into the crowded throngs of Holiday shoppers but rather sequestered myself in my studio and set to work. I got a lot done.

First let me introduce you to "Jonathan Frost", he's Jack's brother. Hmmm, what's that you say you didn't know he had a brother? Well, yes it's a little known fact, you see, Jack brings on the frosty weather but Jonathan brings the infinite variety of snowflakes. He's pretty busy as he makes everyone completely different! He's handsculpted from Paperclay, painted with acrylics and sports a hand sewn hat complete with a vintage rhinestone button. A silver bell and silver metal snowflake dangle from the tip of his creme colored felt hat. If you're interested in giving him a home, go to Jingle All The Way Home.

Now for the giveaway..........apparently there is an elf in my studio because this morning when I ventured into it I found this little felt elf shoe on my table. Cute isn't it? I filled it with Kisses to eat while I was working. So I'm giving you a chance to win this elf shoe. All that you have to do is to leave a message about what you did on this Black Friday shopping day and you'll be entered! I'll draw a winner on Sunday and post a new give away then.
Unfortunately you will not be getting the Kisses with elf shoe because I ate them all! FYI, this shoe fits 14 Kisses (I know I should feel ashamed for eating 14 Kisses.......but I'm not, is that wrong?)

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Another give away........

It's coming.........another give away! Stop back tomorrow to see the goodies and sign up!

Here's a sneak peek at WIP (works in progress) for the Spooky Time Jingles Marketplace which will be posting new things on both December 1st and December 13th.......

These are 2 artist trading cards I made tonight. The little guy is from a 1960s refridgerator ad and the lady in the bottom card is from a Vogue cover from sometime in the 1930s.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Thankful For..........

Being thankful for things means putting things into perspective. Here are some things I'm thankful for this year.....

I am thankful for the taxes I pay because it means that I'm employed.

I am thankful for the clothes that fit a little too snug because it means I have enough to eat.

I am thankful for the mess to clean up after a get together because it means I have family and friends who care about me.
I am thankful for the windows I have to clean and lawn I have to mow because it means I own a house.

I am thankful for all the complaining I hear about the government because it means I live in a country with freedom of speech.

I am thankful for the shadow that watches me work outside because it means I am out in the sunshine.

I am thankful for the parking spot I find at the end of the parking lot because it means I am capable of walking and that I have transportation of my own.

I am thankful for my heating bill because it means my house is warm.

I am thankful for the neighbors that play their music a little too loudly because it means I can hear.

I am thankful for the pile of laundry and ironing I have to do because it means I have clothes.

I am thankful for the alarm that goes off in the early morning because it means I'm alive and have a job to go to.

Sometime blessing come in unusual packages, you might just have to look a little harder to find them.

Happy Thanksgiving friends in Blogland! Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful "Turkey Day"!


Tuesday, November 25, 2008


The winners of the last giveaway are:
Robert, Pixie and Tami. I've contacted them by email and I'm waiting for them to send me their addresses so I can get the goodies sent out!

Next giveaway will be posted tomorrow........winner to be drawn on Saturday!

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Winter has come to Pennsylvania!

It snowed on and off all week here in Northwestern Pennsylvania. Some places got a lot more snow then other places. I live about 30 minutes from my mom and dad and have about 4 inches of snow whereas they have about 7 inches. Buddy love the snow, he runs through it like a rocket, bites it and lays in it! Here he is giving me a kiss......or manybe he was trying to bite the string of my yak hat, I'm not sure........ Let it snow..........let it snow............let it snow...............

A snowy tree.........

Summer's cone flowers become puffy sculptures.....

Red barbberry bush.........

The Snow King.......
Do you have any snow where you live?

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Twice as Nice and another Give Away!

Well now isn't this special! The elves (artists) over at Spooky time Jingles are crankin' up the festive holiday goodie production and posting new items 2 times this month on December 1st and on the 13th! Oh my gosh how can you not resist a peek? Go.....go now....hurry! Wait! Don't go yet.........first leave a comment to be signed up for the new give away. I'll be picking the 3 winners on Sunday!

Give away #1: The Wintertime Fairy has the golden key to the winter wonderland! This little trinket measures 2 inches and has been collaged on both sides, sprinkled with glitter and sealed with several coats of a thick acrylic to give it a shiny look. A jump ring is attached to the top so you can either put it on a chain and wear it or you can put a hook in it and use it as an ornament for the tree.
This is the back of the trinket.........
Trinket #2 in the give away is a vintage style Santa from a magazine from the 1950s.

The back of the Santa trinket...........Give away #3.......This little stamp is great for greeting cards or to make tags or ATCs..........

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Give Away Winners!

Ok, I drew the winners tonight for the give away.
Drum roll please........drrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr.....

And the winner of match box #1 is Dianne, the winner of the Santa Bottlecap Pendant is Viv and the winner of match box #2 is Tonya! I will be contacting all of you for your addresses and get your goodies sent out.

A new give away will be posted tomorrow night so stop back!

I'm leaving you with a few Christmas ATCs I did this week so far.....