Tuesday, January 27, 2015

The Tail of a Prince and a Porsha.....

" Prince "




" Porsha "




~ Once Upon a Time ~

This is my story, my name (rightly so) is Prince.
I am a 4 month old Silken Windhound puppy formerly from a place called Texas.... 

It was nice there.  But since I discovered I am actually a Prince,
and am treated so royaly here in my new home,
I have adjusted quite well.








But I was kinda lonely.
Even though there is a large hairy dog here who says he is the King,
he just lays around most of the time.
He doesn't play much because he's a lot older than me.


I needed a friend,
besides the humans who adore me that is.



So now I have a wonderful friend we call Porsha
{ But everyone knows she is Princess Porsha }

I am 4 months old and she is 2 months old, smaller than me,
but can she ever attack!



{ I know she looks really adorable and innocent here }

She and I are filling up the empty space left by Dazzle


I've been hearing a lot about her, and she is now in a place called
H E A V E N
and that sounds really fun, but my people miss her.
We will all get to run in the fields of heaven with her one day.


We won't have that long long hair like Drifter and Dazzle,
and won't get as big
but we will have more hair on our tails!

We are smaller than a Borzoi and larger than a Whippet

And we are so fast, you would be amazed!!!
We are both Silken Windhounds




We play like crazy and then get all tuckered out.
{ So do our people }

I've heard them say we are extremely fun
~ and extremely exhausting ~

I'll tell you more of our escapades later

Royally Yours,
~ Prince ~

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Favorite Creatures

Of My Favorite Creatures




HORSES




LAMBS


PEACOCKS






and PUPPIES



~ I know I will probably never own any but the latter ~

~ and that is enough ~



two puppies that is!



How hard it was to recently say goodbye to our dear Dazzle,
our 8 year old Afghan Hound
who we loved so dearly.

But as we open a new chapter in our lives
we will soon be welcoming two darling puppies.
~ This photo is of one of them ~
{ it's a breed we have never had but adore }

{not too sure how much adoration will take place by our older Afghan Hound though!}



moving from sorrow to joy
~ Violet ~



Saturday, January 3, 2015

Doll House Re-Design



~ The Doll House I Altered ~


The top floor will be a miniature art gallery
and the bottom 2 rooms, a miniature dress shop and a bakery



The two canvases on the left by Anita Rivera.  Horse by me.


This is the house as I found it on Craigs list.
It had all the 'bones' I desired, wood frame, and perfect size.

Although bit too
L    F  U  L
for my taste


I covered the painted floors with wood flooring


And the walls with white embossed wallpaper from my stash



Adding wood trim



And large skylights for the roof



I whitewashed the wood

~ It's now ready for the shops to move in! ~

{ ... as is the norm for me, this project took on a life of it's own and grew ... }


~ Violet ~


Monday, December 29, 2014

Golden Moments


The Princess Chair

~  my alteration and embellishment  ~
for a special little Princess at Christmas

 {After and Before}



Spray painted, then 3 coats of glitter mixed with matte medium (mod podge works too)

The chair pad I made from a gold leather mini-skirt
found at an estate sale

{of course I bought it for the fabric!}
It is also coated with gold glitter
_____________

and below, the Saturday before Christmas I decided how
FUN it would be to have a PUPPET THEATRE
and my dear husband made this for me
that very day.
I painted it and we wrapped it and on Christmas morning
some little ones were quite excited at what they found.




This DEER girl
~ DAZZLE ~
made it through Christmas, which was my prayer.
I haven't talked about it here yet, but the day after Thanksgiving
we had some very sad news: cancer
~ and she won't be with us much longer ~
My heart is breaking, but I know from past experience
that God will help us through this, as hard as it will be.

I cherish every GOLDEN MOMENT we have shared

~ Christmas Day ~

Like every dog owner, my dogs are such a huge part of my life,
and my love for these dear Afghan Hounds shall be eternal.

My husband gave me a most cherished book for Christmas called
"The Heaven of Animals" by Nancy Tillman.
Her illustrations and poem are exceptional, you can find it here.

~ Wishing you all many Golden Moments in 2015 ~
How I hope each one who reads this
will be touched by God's great mercy and grace,
that you too may know his comfort in difficult times
~ and joy eternal ~

His gift of love revealed through Jesus is
Larger than our fears
Deeper than our sorrows
and lasts longer than our temporary afflictions

and the JOY he gives is
E T E R N A L
to those who put their trust in Him
___

Blessings dear ones,
~ Violet ~




Thursday, December 18, 2014

Christmas Spirit. Deer. Dogs. Decor


The Spirit of Christmas Abounds


Sweet Sweet Girl

















~ The fairy and the swan ~
{ 'twould be a great book title }


Are you giggling like I am?
{thanks Jeanne for coming over in these.... where can I get some?!?!}




~ Our Christmas stockings this year, vintage 60's long haired boots ~




~ My buddy who always wants to be in the photos ~




~ Whimsical studio deer ~

______

Even though I started early, at least with decor,
I have 2 weeks worth of work to fit into one.

And yet I sit here blogging.

because I had to wish you a
Merry Christmas !

~ May the beauty of this holy season fill your heart with wonder ~

How silently, how silently,
The wondrous gift is giv'n!
So God imparts to human hearts
The blessings of his heav'n.
No ear may hear his coming,
But in this world of sin,
Where meek souls will receive him still,
The dear Christ enters in.

(3rd verse of  'O Little Town of Bethlehem')


~ Violet ~