Significance of the Name

My Blog’s name is a tribute to my Dad & my Husband. My Dad because he used to sing the song to me, "How 'd You Like to Swing on a Star?" It's about reaching for your dreams, you can stay where you are & be safe OR YOU CAN SWING ON STAR. Stars also refer to a difficult night just after my husband died. I was talking to him (I often do.) & said how I missed his "I Love You's". That night he gave me a dream... a gorgeous, bright blue night sky filled with thousands of stars, in the middle the stars formed an "I LOVE YOU"....such a gift on so many levels.

So "follow your own path, & don't worry about the darkness, for that is when the stars shine brightest”

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Thinking Pink!

I haven't posted in a while I know. I haven't for many reasons, mainly because I am busy getting my house ready to sell.....25 years of accumulated things and memories is a lot to go through. The task seems insurmountable at times. So much to do since I let some house repairs slide since my husband passed, so working hard to catch up. Some of my gardens beds have been sadly neglected too. 

Attending to my blog was becoming another anxiety which I think helped create an artist's block if you will. I think I need to find a new direction to take my blog...not sure what it is yet. Have been looking and studying many other blogs. I suppose as I am making big changes in my life, a purging if you will, I feel the need to rethink my blog also. In the mean time I am not adding blog deadlines to my agenda. I am, for now "SURPRISE BLOGGING" I will call it. Don't know when or about what but that's what I am doing....

So be patient with me dear friends while I "find my self" yet again. 

Today I am posting about PINK. Inspired by a blogger: How Sweet The Sound. 
She has a Link Party called, PINK SATURDAY (Pink Saturday Link) Party. 
And it is her 4th Birthday....Happy Birthday!

I found her through one of my favorite blogs:
Splenderosa (Here)
Marsha was wishing the above blogger Happy Birthday and I thought I would join in the fun!

I love is such a happy color and 
I have a Pinterest board titled "Think Pink"

The board title is from a song in the Hepburn/Astaire movie, 
"Funny Face"

You can see it here:

I was motivated for the first time in weeks to post. 
This is fun and we all need a little fun in our lives. 
(Besides I had planned to carry all the deck furniture up to the deck 87* weather....this is SO much more fun!)

So just some eye candy, fun and maybe inspirations for you.
 These are the Think Pink's I was drawn to:

 In the home..

Love Louie Chairs:

Love Retro


We Could All use a little Ewww La La:



These are NOT from MY Garden...

Sweet Dreams,

Sending Lovely Pink Wishes Your way,


Please Check Out These Links for More Inspirations:

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Beaded Appliques from a Vintage dress and Vintage Lace.

Why is it I find repurposing so rewarding but I do. Month's ago I was at my favorite place to find great vintage deals.  A small town outside Pittsburgh, a little place where people empty out there homes with wonderful surprises. A WHOLE house with every room filled with great finds at great prices.

I found these wonderful beaded appliques from a vintage dress. 
They have a whole room with vintage fabrics and sewing finds.

My partner in crime you have heard me mention many times, Heather from Larissa Hill   gave me these great bangles she found heaven knows where. 
She always find amazing deals!

It's funny one night I pulled out these appliques and lightning struck. I had fun experimenting a little before it really fell into place but I love when that happens.
 I added the vintage black lace to one and it all came together. Inspiration is so exciting sometime. I had so much fun doing these.

 Also just finished this one too. I decided on no lace on this one and I liked the contrast.

These will be on my Etsy  site.

You can see the more Bangles Here   These were inspired from a J. Crew catalog.
They sold out in less than 24 hours.
Please take a minute and let me know what you think and if you have any questions please don't hesitate to contact me.
Hope inspirations come to you all the time,

Lots of Beautiful Inspirations on these LINKS: