Saturday, June 30, 2012

Horns a Plenty

The other day my sister Amy told me that the antique store across the street had a large FREE box and it looked like it was full of horns. I ran over and quickly grabbed all the good ones... almost the whole box...:)

Since they were small pieces I thought I would make a quick chandelier by wiring them to an excisting light fixture and add some crystals.
They all were bleached out and reminded me of driftwood so I decided to make a beach scene table setting using shells and starfish.

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Yellow and Gray Day

Brighten up your day with a cute yellow dress!

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Gypsy Rose

A fun new window at Joyworks!
We built a small tent out of a vintage quilt and lace tablecloth and filled it with gypsy chic style...

Monday, June 25, 2012

Blue Bottles

My friend Cheri has the best vintage blue bottle collection.

I think it is so clever how she uses marbles to top them off. When I was in India a boy threw a marble at me which I thought was strange...but I quickly picked it up because I knew Cheri would love it!

Today I thought it would be fun to take a color copy of my photo and glue it on a canvas...

Now I have a little blue bottle collection of my own... :)

Sunday, June 24, 2012


I am the worst gardener ever but today I thought I should go out and do a little pruning and weeding. When I am in my yard I tend to get a bit when I saw a beautiful old rose in full bloom I picked it right away and took a picture of it...leaving piles of pulled weeds everywhere...

Well enough fun for today...I better get back out there before the sun goes down.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Dive in...

Just a little 20 inch cardboard cut out I dove in and painted tonight.

She will be fun to put in a Summer display at the store.

Sunday, June 17, 2012

A Row of Starfish

I saw this idea in a magazine and thought it would be fun to make for the beach cottage. My husband and I were out kayaking last weekend and found this board washed up on a beach. I knew it was perfect for this project so I put in my kayak and paddled back. Today a painted it aqua blue and hot glued the starfish on...super easy.

We have a nice supply of starfish for $2.00 each at Joyworks.

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Pop of Color

This Spring and Summer Refresh your Wardrobe
with a Touch of Coral and Orange.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Big Button

A few years ago my father in law pulled out a bag of vintage buttons to show me and I asked if I could have this one... This year has definitely been a year for selling dresses at Joyworks. We have so many cute vintage inspired dresses for many occasions.
Just say yes to a dress!

Monday, June 11, 2012

Cool Bottles

Today I painted my empty cooler bottles vintage aqua blue. I simply mixed a pile of Elmer's clear glue with 3 drops of blue food color and 1 drop of green and lightly painted it on the bottles. It dries clear and looks pretty cool!
Since the Fourth of July is coming soon, I decided to make a few paper flags to put in my bottles for a quick display at the store.

Tuesday, June 5, 2012


A customer ran in the other day and asked me if we had petticoats...
I said, "Yes we do!"
They are the perfect little accessory to make an ordinary outfit extra cute!
I've put them under sun dresses and skirts adding a little peak of lace at the bottom. They also work great to make a dress or top a little longer.
At Joyworks we carry this adorable half slip for $22.99 in ivory,gray,black,and taupe. We also carry a nice supply of full slips...all adorned with lace.

A petticoat or underskirt is an article of clothing for women; specifically an undergarment to be worn under a skirt or a dress. The petticoat is a separate garment hanging from the waist (unlike the chemise).In historical contexts (sixteenth to mid-nineteenth centuries), petticoat refers to any separate skirt worn with a gown, bedgown, bodice or jacket; these petticoats are not strictly speaking underwear as they were made to be seen. In both historical and modern contexts, petticoat refers to skirt-like undergarments worn for warmth or to give the skirt or dress the desired fashionable shape. In this context a petticoat may be called a waist slip or underskirt (UK) or half slip (US), with petticoat restricted to extremely full garments. Petticoat can also refer to a full-length slip in the UK,[1] although this usage is somewhat old-fashioned.