Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Tick Tock

So lately I have been inspired by vintage watches. I keep buying them at estate sales and taking the broken ones apart. I love how the faces, even behind the glass, are worn and distressed as if time seeped right on in and aged them. I also love utilizing the gears, the hour and second hands in the construction of the neckaces. I hope my joyajewelry fans love them as much as I do. I will be making a couple more necklaces and then I will put them up in the shop soon.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Before and After

Early this year we inherited one of Kenon's grandmother's rocking chairs. I loved the vintage look to it but I knew I wanted it for Wren's nursery. So we scrubbed it down and painted it bright turquoise. I am thrilled with how it turned out. We had a large arm chair in his room but he seems to like the rocking motion of his new chair much better.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Determination and Love

Have you ever had a feeling you just couldn't put your finger on? Like I know I am feeling this way but what is it that is pressing on my mind and my heart. Well, yesterday the light bulb went off while at a friends house. She was talking about something she really wanted to happen. She said I am determined for it to be. And I just started to tear up out of no where. But it wasn't out of no where, she said what I couldn't figure out. Determined or in my case determination. I have missed this feeling in my life for sometime now. I had such determination about where my creative business was headed a year ago and I was determined to be a mom as well. But being a new mother has changed the way I look at balancing all of this. I can't start a project and finish it in one sitting. I have to plan around naps and my hubby coming home to help. I love my new role as mom but I am just being honest with myself about how tedious the balance is between having a creative business and being the best mom I can be. With all that said, I am determined to nurture and love where this needs to go. It is so important for me to acknowledge my feelings instead of repressing them as nothing. I am so glad to have figured all of this out yesterday so that I can move forward and focus on my little man and all of these amazing creative ideas swirling in my head.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

An Estate Sale Find

Going to estate sales is like a treasure hunt for me. I think I get a bit of a junkin high when I get to a sale and I think to myself, what room should I start looking through first. Lately there have been a lot of estate sales in my little town and they have not disappointed. I had to blog about this incredible 60s style danish desk/table I just  recently found. It was in the back room of this modern 70s style house on the golf course.  When my eye caught it I had to have it. The only question was how was I going to get this thing home. But where there is a will there is a way. And in my case, I called my dad to bring his truck. I really didn't know where I was going to put it but when I got home it just fit perfectly as a buffet in my dining room. The best part of the whole story is that I didn't pay that much for it. I'm telling you finding great pieces at estate, yard, or garage sales can really make your space beautiful and unique.

Saturday, July 3, 2010

And The Winner Is...

Happy 4th of July and thank you all so much for stopping by my blog and following me. My necklace giveaway is now finished. I placed every ones name in a bowl and had my little man pull the winning name out. Congratulations Sara Mason!!  I will be in contact with you via your profile e-mail.

I will be hosting another giveaway in August. A special thanks to Erika over at IndieSpotting for letting my necklace be a part of the latest roundup of giveaways on her blog.