Friday, November 14, 2014


~ With thoughts of Cinderella and her ride to the ball ~

I've designed a little theatre for my studio mantle

Which enjoys the pink Christmas decor!
You can see how tiny it is!

I've been decorating for Christmas.
What?  Before Thanksgiving?
We celebrated the Fall holiday on November 1st,
so I could have a longer Christmas season!
{for those of you who aren't into Christmas yet, that is how I feel when
I see pumpkins and Fall decor before October!}

~ to each his own ~

fa la la la la la la la la

This was my Thanksgiving table centerpiece

~ Cinderella and the Golden Carriage just delights me so! ~

And don't you love this wild toy horse I found at a thrift store?

My Motto!!!

I found this wall quote this summer on Zulily.
It is made by

I've just placed it above my studio doors, how appropriate!
~ as  glitter follows me through the house ~

~ Violet ~

Tuesday, October 28, 2014


~  Once  Upon  a  Time  ~

A Fairy GodMother 

And Her Assistant,
The FURRY GodMother

flicked their fairy wands
and turned Cinderella's ragged dress

Into A Beautiful Gown

Worthy of a Ball at the Royal Palace


A plain yellow pumpkin was turned into a

To Transport Cinderella to the Ball

Which she had to leave by midnight,
when everything would turn back as it was!

~ and you know of course about the shoe ~

A Wonderful Fairy Tale is such a Delight!

~ But what about a beautiful story that is true ~
Oh wouldn't that be good news?

I've got a brand new story
... though you've heard it a time or two ...

~ About a Prince who kissed a girl right out of the blue ~

{from 'Prince Song' by Annie Herring}

And yes, there really can be a Happily Ever After!

~ Violet ~

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Sparkle. Fur. Autumn.

The sun came out for 3 minutes during a morning rainstorm.
The LIGHT!  The BEAUTY!  grabbed the camera.

... Fall through Winter wreaths on the bedroom double doors ...

Sweater pumpkins I made last year, so snuggly warm!

... Lace, Jewels, Texture ...

Fur rug from a thrift store becomes a cozy table runner

My husband got me this darling doggy for my birthday one year

sweet baby ceramic punkin

Found this stool at same thrift store for $4.99
and I had the furry fabric to drape over it.
Isn't it so FABULOUS?!?!?!

~ and you know how inspired I get by light and shadows ~

s  i  g  h

~ violet ~

Monday, October 6, 2014

Sesame + Lilies

There is a gem of a shop
in Cannon Beach Oregon that I visit whenever I am there

Sesame + Lilies

I wander by myself taking in all the beauty
and savoring all the decor

~ Here I will share with you some of my favorites ~

I love this table
although it does remind me of something that would be
in Narnia's White Witch's castle
{during her winter reign}
which would not be a good thing if you know what I mean
(animals turned to stone!)

Driftwood-Inspired Table Base

This table is huge!
... Also pictured it in that Narnia castle ...

I'm Smitten With Ornate Gold Mirrors
... and shells ...

~ and glass bottles in a window ~

If you visit the Oregon Coast
this shop is a must!
Here's a link to their website where you can view the shop
and some homes gorgeously decorated.

Coastal Living magazine listed them as one of the
top eleven design stores in the nation!

~ Violet ~

Friday, October 3, 2014

Pink. Aqua. Cake. Mermaid. Queen. Laundry.

Cake. Mermaid. Pink. Aqua. Queen. Laundry.

What do these things have in common?

Do you remember my party post back in February
where I painted a giant
5'x4' CAKE?

It was a great photo backdrop
but where does one hang a five foot wide cake painting?

In the laundry room of course!

I've had the pink retro kitchen in here for the girls
to play with and decided to go with more
PINK with AQUA accents
to make a colorful room to do laundry in.

...Because I like to be the Queen in every room....

The only things I bought were some pink hangers
and an aqua throw rug

This is a self-portrait I did several years back
that is just right for the laundry room.
{ someone else's clothes line }

My friend Anita made me an aqua cake
with a pink bird on top
which is currently on the pink fridge

 Those cute aqua bowls are from Anthropologie
and we use them for ice cream quite often.

Don't you just get so frustrated
when the laundry fairy is doing her own laundry?

... One has to call in the laundry mermaid on those days ...

~ Violet ~