Sunday, March 21, 2010

Pet Portraits

 Here are a few of the pet portrait I have done. I am taking orders through this Blog or my email which is Allow 4 to 6 weeks for the order to be done. I will need a head shot picture of your pet and the color of the background you would like. Along with the order I will need 50% down and address in which to send the finish portrait and a phone number. Shipping is included with the price.
Price list:     8 x 10.............95.00
                  11 x 14..........120.00
   additional pet in picture add 75.00
Portraits are painted with acrylic on stretched canvas

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

EASTER is just around the corner.

We have so many cute Easter things at Cotton Depot. Even things to wear. Look at that cute childs dress. It would be beautiful on that special little girl.  The weather is getting warmer finally and spring is now here. If that doesn't get you in the mood to shop I don't know what will. Spring brings out all the most beautiful colors. I am loving all the trees with their little buds on them and all the little flowers are popping up. This is such a special time of year. I Love it. Enjoy the sunshine! Have a Great Day.

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Beautiful Blogger Award

                                               BEAUTIFUL BLOGGER AWARD

I was thrilled when I went to check on my blog and found that I had an award for A Beautiful Blogger.How fun will this be to share  my blog and some of the other blogs that I find exciting. I am so thankful to all that visit me and I have been having so much fun meeting other bloggers. This award is from a very dear friend of mine. She is an inspiration to me and I am sure many others. You couldn't have a kinder friend. My friend Dari who is should be getting an award for a Beautiful Mermaid inside and out. Love you Dari.

So in keeping with the “rules” for the beautiful blogger award, I must:

1. Thank the person who gave you this award.

2. Share 7 things about yourself.

3. Pass the award along to 15 bloggers who you have recently discovered and who you think are fantastic!

4. Contact the bloggers you've picked and let them know about the award

Here are 7 things you may have not known about me:

1. I was a Hairdresser for 15 years In NY, FL and GA.

2. I won a trip to Paris for a Hair Show

3. I have 5 dogs. 4 Shih Tzu and a Great Dane

4. If you let me I can be a Friend for life.

5. One year for Halloween my friend and I dressed up as Little Red Riding Hood and the Bad Wolf. (I was the Big Bad Wolf)

6.  I don't care for candy

7. I love my life

My vote goes to these 15 bloggers who I am always very excited to visit:

These are the 15 bloggers I have choosen because I enjoy visiting their blogs and I think they are all very talented and inspirational.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Welcome to Madie Mae's

This wonderful booth is on your right as you walk in the door at Cotton Depot, Monroe. Kathy always has it filled with wonderful treasures. I love the wreath with all the moss and twigs on it. Great for your front door this spring. What about that cottage table and chair set!!!! You will enjoy yourself shopping in this booth.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Antiques In Old Town Liburn

Rowan and Hugh are having their spring open house which is a must see. If you have never been to Antiques in Old Town, Lilburn Ga you will be adding it to your favorite shops to visit. It is by far one of the cutest antique shops around. First it is in Historic Lilburn in an old brick building. You are always greeted with a warm welcome and a smile. The dealers in this shop are very talented and find so many vintage items. I have many friends that are dealers in this shop and know you will be walking out with that special treasure. Rowan makes this sooo special that she closes 2 days before to surprise you with the new look. I know I will be there and I hope to see you too. For those of you that have been before you know what I am talking about. This will be your special treat to start off your spring.

Part 2 of my kitchen

Purple, Purple, Purple!!!!!   Those lace lamp shades you see are homemade. I had some brass ones from when we first built the house. You know how you change your taste after a couple of years. Well I decide to get a little creative and make my own. I am enjoying the look so far. After we had our Hardwood floors done I changed everything around. My tole trays use to line the ceiling of my walls around my kitchen. I use to have a lot of white shelves holding all my collections. So its a more simple look now.  My little china cabinet is where I display my love for green glass. When the sun comes in it is so pretty. (as long as I keep it dusted!!!!!)  Then on my far wall is all my WHITE! I LOVE my WHITE. I hope you enjoyed my  treasures.

Saturday, March 6, 2010

My Purple Kitchen The beginning of the Tour

 I have more fun and can spend hours redoing my kitchen. I love vintage plates and the big old coffee mugs. My kitchen kind of has the Purple grape theme. I have a small collection of little grape wall hangings. We have lived in this house over 15 years and the white cabinets were getting to the point of needing a new paint job. Sometimes to money is not at hand at that time and I think it was a blessing in disguise. Sooooo since I love shabby Chic I decided to distress them. I love the look. I also want to display some of my dishes so I took the doors off on two sections. My husband thinks I am crazy but he seems to always like the finish product. These pictures are just in my kitchen area. I can't wait to show  you the breakfast side of the kitchen. We just had our hardwood floor redone and it was a big mess with all the dust.  I had to take everything out of the kitchen. The plus side of that mess is that everything is nice and clean now. I hope you are enjoying my little tour I have started.

Monday, March 1, 2010


  How True are all these pictures and sayings? Well they touched my HEART. I seem to post a lot about FRIENDSHIP. It is a wonderful thing. I like to make my friends feel that they are loved. I like to make people smile. I like to be a positive friend and help. I have many many friends that do the same. It is a two way street. Just like a marriage. BUT why is it that some people just have a hard time being a friend?????? Are they unhappy with themselves??? Are they jealous??? Do they feel that if they are nice they would be a weak person??? Maybe they have been hurt before and are afraid to get close to anyone so they shut you out. Maybe they have a bubble issue. Maybe others sway their feelings toward a person. It is very sad to me that when something so easy as being nice to someone is so hard for some people. Life is so short the older we get and our daily lives get so wrapped up in other thing. We all need to take time and look at what is important in this world and our daily lives. I myself feel that if you can make one person smile you will have a better day yourself. It's not that hard to do. For example if someone is sick, send them a note to let them know you are thinking of them. Hopefully you let them know you care. If they respond with a Thank you maybe  you made them smile. If they don't respond you should be happy because you took the time to show you care.  I hope all the people that read my blog smile and have a wonderful day. This world needs more friendily people.