Thursday, December 22, 2011

Art & Magic All Around

Joy Indeed!!!!!!! Tuesday Night I was so blessed to be invited to my gal pal Lisa’s house. I know many of you know her from her AMAZING blog Tarnished & Tattered & her art shown in many magazines. I remember when I first talked her into starting that blog!!!! My how time flies… Anyway it was a fun night of seeing the beauty of her home (she had The Dallas Morning News to come out with a professional photographer & they did a great story on her & her home click HERE to see it).

Little vignettes set up all over her house. And they were darling.

MAGIC I’m telling you!!!! Silly me forgot my camera so I had to borrow photos from Lisa (with her permission). Don’t you love the silver trays over that entryway? I DO!

Joy collage

Her display case had MANY display’s & I thought that the one above was joyful (as the card reads). Lisa loves nature & often you will find little tidbits like that hornets nest or a bird nest, pod, or some such thing in her art.

Her bedroom was romantic & stunning! Soothing whites & creams.

Writing Desk collage

She has an eye & can find the most amazing antiques ( & always at great prices). Look at that writing desk!!!!! Photo of her Momma, that dreamy old skirt & top, a beautiful fabric journal she created…

These two photos are of her little porch leading into her backyard!!! Yes going to the backyard (& right off her bedroom). Her beautiful pillows on the wicker sofa.

Lisa is an amazingly talented soul & if you don’t know her PLEASE GO VISIT & FALL IN LOVE! Be sure to tell her Charlene sent you. I forgot to tell you that she is also Momma to 6 year old triplets but, that doesn’t stop her from doing such sweet things like…

Making the best homemade & beautiful cookies for the party. And on that pretty tray below is the paper clay ornament she made for each of us. Tied with a little bit of vintage lace & a bleached bottle brush tree! SOOOOOOOOOOO SWEET!

I knew some of the girls at the party like my buddy Jan (below). She & I shared a hotel room when we took that KC Willis class a couple of weeks ago (a post about that is a bit further down) & we had so much fun. I don’t know what was up with my hair that night I think it had a mind of it’s own!!!!

And I met some really fun new friends as well as getting to see my Art Buddies Cami whom I haven’t seen in ages & Lori as well as Cindy too!!!!

We were all supposed to work on an Art project & many of drug in totes full of stuff to do. I think I’m the only one who created something but, how do you say no to a hostess as sweet as Lisa???? She had asked if I would help her make a necklace from an old coin purse (she had been dying to do so she said). Lisa, Jan, Cindy, Lori & I all sat in her studio laughing & talking until I got it pulled together. I think she was thrilled & Cindy wanted to know why I wasn’t teaching for her at Paper Cowgirls. And after a lot of arm twisting (the other girls said they were all interested) & thinking about it afterward I think I might just do that.

Again, THANK YOU LISA for a wonderful time. And to all the girls I met… I can’t wait to get to know you better. To those I know… let’s not wait so long to get together. Now I want to share some mail love.


When a package is this pretty on the outside (minus the big blue Priority Mail label) YOU KNOW it’s gonna be good inside (sorry I covered our addresses up with other cards to protect the innocent or……….. maybe not so innocent).


My precious friend Charlotte Perez is uber talented & generous to boot. I had seen her beautiful business card holders & coveted them. I asked her to make me a couple of them & they arrived in the mail last week. I ADORE THEM! They are made from old books aren’t they beautiful????

Card Holder collage

Do you just LOVE the colors? I DO!!!!

I guess I better get busy with finishing up this Christmas list! I hope each & every one of you have a wonderful time with friends & family as we all gather to remember the reason for this season! I love all of you my precious friends.

HUGS! Charlene


Tina @ TinyBear Studio said...

Wishing you the most wonderful Christmas Charlene. May it be peaceful and with lots of joy.
xo Tina
ps: love the necklace you made for Lisa ♥

Garden Antqs Vintage said...

Hi Charlene, Lisa's place is just gorgeous. Hope you have a very Merry Christmas!

Lori @ Katies Rose Cottage Designs said...

Charlene it was so fun seeing you and watching you create something beautiful!!

I love those card holders! Oh my goodness how creative is that!

Have a Merry Christmas!!!

Really Rainey said...

Looks like you all had a great time. Merry Christmas!

Rainey @ The Project Table

A Vintage Chic said...

Oh, what a beautiful home she has! Six-year-old triplets? Oh, my! That girl is amazing!!!

Sending loads of love and Christmas wishes your way, dear friend...thank-you for your friendship and for all the beauty you share all through the year...

Merry Christmas!


Sandy Navarro said...

Man, you forgot to unlock the car!! Ya know I was in the back seat with my vacation hair AND holiday sweater all ready to party! HUGE BOO BOO face that I missed seeing Lisa's FabUlousness and meeting all those talented ladies.

As for Charlotte's b-card holders - absolutely freak'in FabUlous!

Love ya lots!

~*Feathers and Flight*~ said...

Oh My Goodness Miss Charlene! Such a Wonderful Good time was had by All it looks Like! And You Gals Certainly Know How to have a Fa La La Good Time!! Lol!I am Coming Back later to read more! The Girls and I Are Making Christmas Cookies!
Merry Christmas Missy!

Lisa said...

Thank you for such a beautiful post! Yes, it's all because of you! I never would have had the nerve to start a blog without your encouragement. I really want you to teach at PC, your a natural & Why haven't you talked her into it?
Hope you, Larry & the family have a very merry Christmas!

Rochelle said...

lucky girl you to be able to go to lisa's house! it is eye candy everywhere you turn around!
here's wishing you a very merry christmas and a new year full of happiness! i will see you at kim's affaire at tiffany's in may!

Julia - "Vintage with Laces" said...

Hi Charlene, You Texas girls are so lucky to be able to play together. Thank you for the link to the Dallas News. I didn't know that the article of Lisa's wonderfully decorated home could be seen online.
The necklace you've created is fabulous. I'm sure a lot of girls will be excited to take your class.

Merry Christmas to you and your loved ones!

Christmas hugs and warmest wishes,

susie said...

What a beautiful vintage house your friend has & it looks like you had a wonderful time. ;)
Big Hugs CP on this beautiful Christmas morning...thinking of my many blessings & counting you as one. Have a magical day girlfriend & know I send you wishes of love & laughter this glorious day!!!
Big Christmas Hugs,
Susie Q

Diane said...

Looks like you had a grand time, and yes Lisa's home is just so wonder the Dallas Morning News came over =) Merry Christmas my friend =) Love ya~
diane xo

Cindy Craine said...

I just love how you photograph everything! I still need to fix my camera settings, things are still fuzzy! I hope you had a wonderful day having your spa treatments and spending time with hubby. Next year well get together and have time to play. Thank you for being a rock for me and being a true and trusted friend. I treasure friends like you above all other materialistic things in life. Xoxox cin

Kim Caldwell said...

Absolutely adore those business card holders! AMAZING! And so are you. . .

Happy Holidays sweetheart. . .



My Grama's Soul said...

Hi there....just wanted to stop in and oggle these beautiful pics of Lisa's home. You are so fortunate to be able to visit with her and the other beautiful ladies who make such delights.

Happy holidays to you,


Jen Crossley said...

What a amazing blog you have cant wait to come back and visit often

Deborah said...

Hi Charlene!
Gorgeous blog and Lisas place is adorable!
Thank you for the tour!
Im your newest follower (purehunnybee).

Deborah :)

Alisa Noble said...

Oh, I just love that sweet Charlotte and her talent so much!
Happy New Year, Charlene!

LuLu Kellogg said...

Hi My Precious Friend!

It looks like you have been one busy girl and having some fun whilst at it!

I am just now getting around to visiting everyone. I had an emergency appendectomy and have been recovering. Needless to say I didn't make it to California before Christmas. I am supposed to go on the 19th of next month if nothing else happens. *fingers crossed*

I have one more week of resting before I can resume my frivolity so I am trying really hard to be good!

Sending you Love and I can't wait until Spring gets here for our trip!


oldgreymare said...

Still scrolling through, enjoying every minute :D

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