Tuesday, June 30, 2009



Saturday, June 27, 2009

Purple People

I just had to post this & share this incredibly colorful & beautiful lady & her home...after working the show In The Bay area and meeting some of the nicest people, delivering items purchased to their homes is the best part.... delivering rusty peacock chairs & that ever so popular MAGENTA metal glider certainly found the perfect home!!!!... this home has been featured in Victoria magazine & several magazines...soooo inspiring... have a great weekend.. xoxo laura

Monday, June 22, 2009

A living Doll...

Once upon a time there was a little girl who was given two specials gifts… the first gift came from up above….the best kind of gift…. and the second was a toy sewing machine. I am writing this is post to share what this little girl ( who is now a big girl) did with her gifts.. describing her work is like opening up a Grimm’s fairy tale book to me… magical… dreamy, original, sweet, sparkly, enchanted ,just pure loveliness.. Whimsy creations you see in your dreams….living in a world of too much hardship and over saturation of everything , it feels good to escape to the fantasy that’s brings us back to our childhood dreams and enthusiasm……. I hope to make your heart Smile as Jen has made mine…Jen is a living doll a true living doll of a person. I am in love with her fantasy inspired & whimsy creations & would like to share some of them with you. Her mermaids are my favorite ( originally created as a gift for her beautiful friend Joy at the Vintage Rabitt) nothing like them, her Marie doll is beautiful and many more designs not listed.. currently she just has two dolls listed on her new etsy site as all this is new online stuff is new to her.. her creations are endless.. I just had to share her world with you.. Jens designs can be purchased at Verbena as well as her etsy jennifersdols site... xoxoxo Laura

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Happy Birthday Mom & Happy Father's Day!!!

My gift from God, my best friend and the most inspirational human being to me on this planet... my mommy... Edie.. Happy Birthday je t'aime !!! and Happy Father's Day to all the Father's out there... We are on our way to Ceder Key for the day.... see ya later. xoxo Laura

Friday, June 19, 2009

Romantic Country Magazine...Best Treasure... second post.

Paris in Sprintime bag has been being featured in My favorite Home decorating Magazine...and my favorite sweet kind French Creative Goddess... Queen Fifi if you don't mind me saying so. Merci!!!!
Sorry I deleted all the sweet comments and a few not so sweet .... so I will re post this again and mention as I am thrilled to have created this bag with some of my favorite things...organic recycled old linen, ( a vintage shower curtain I had) lots of vintage mother of pearl buttons, a hankie from my grandmothers stash, lace doilies I collect, crochet beads & charms from my charm collection & beautiful french roses... some I make myself & some are made by some of various vendors I carry in my store. If you are interested in having me make you a bag or purchasing any of the trims/ flowers used on this bag I do sell them separately... please contact me for details.. I am more then happy to help you in any way. Have a great weekend!!!! xoxo Laura

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Part two...The best Market & People... come for a visit...

beautiful display & the sweetest girls from the tattered house....
fairest of them all...

proud as a peacock...
will that fit in my carry on?
love this display..
part of my booth... these jars are amazing...sold out at the show.
this lovely gal purchased a Verbena's Sacred Treasure necklace!!!! love her style.
my jewelry displayed at the show
My Sacred Monk wearing Verbena's jewelry at the show
Woman of inspiration...love her everything!!!!
colorful artful friends...that awesome pink glider found a home... I will post picture where it ended up... a purple house... the most Perfect magical purple house I have ever seen high on a hilltop!!!

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Part One,...hold my hand...come take a walk with me...

I am sharing a very special place in my heart on this planet... a Sacred place... come for a walk...
Moss Beach....special memories that always be deep in my heart... what a feeling to go back in time...
many years ago I used to sit on this hill surrounded by wild flowers.. looking out onto the powerful Atlantic and just dream.... magical times....back then...mmmm.who knows what lies ahead....
ready to turn down a new path... how about you are you ready...

Be still... clear your mind...breath...nothing like this place...
what a surprise & amazing site to look down and see these seals sunbathing, relaxing with their loved ones!!!! Rest up I will post part two over the weekend...God Bless... enjoy your self xoxo laura

Monday, June 8, 2009

San Francisco...my heart is still there..

Back home here in Ocala.. oh my visit was too quick but I had a great time... Saturday evening I attended my fathers ( Robert Venosa) art exhibit at The Push Gallery in San Francisco. I will post pictures tomorrow of my trip when I settle in & have more time...xoxoxo laura