Thursday, December 31, 2015


Time is winding down on 2015.

This past year has been a busy one for me. Lot's of creating,



and, more shows.

I've had some rough patches, but, I have a lot to be grateful for.

Looking forward to moving ahead in 2016.

Wishing you all a very HAPPY NEW YEAR.

Tuesday, December 15, 2015


With Christmas fast approaching, and, plans to make some changes in the New Year, I've decided to have another discount special in my Etsy shop. As I've said many times, I truly appreciate my customers.

Click HERE to visit my shop.  Just use the code, VILLASPECIAL3 at checkout, and, receive 20% off any purchase of $10 or more.  Shipping is always included in the price.  The discount expires 12/21/15.

Once again, I'll be listing all week.  So, keep an eye out.  Believe it or not, there's still lots of stuff in my abyss of a garage.

Handmade, vintage, and, more will be available.

Friday, December 11, 2015


After a very busy past few weeks, I'm just now getting started on my Christmas decorating.

The beautiful gems you see above were a $1 (Yes, one dollar for ALL) thrift store find.  I've already started incorporating them into one of my two small trees.

I hardly ever decorate a tree, and, leave it alone.  So, I'm not really done with this one.

However, I have started.  Which is a lot, because, I still feel like I'm in recoup mode after my last show.  It's been a tiring year.

While decorating, I'll also be working on somewhat of an, end of the year, changing things up, planning new things in 2016, sale on Etsy this weekend.

See ya soon.

Sunday, December 6, 2015


Although I'd set up at a few of their outdoor markets, this was my first time at the Chesterton, IN "Mistletoe Market".  I didn't know what to expect.

What I got was a stream of smiling customers, like the beautiful lady above.  There was a real crush early on.  I never got a shot of the completed booth.

but, I was able to take a few photos.  The customers were so much fun.

It was going, going, gone on my wreaths and trees.

There's so much that disappeared before I could get a shot.

I'm super exhausted, but, very grateful.  My friend Rhonda did great as well.

A HUGE THANKS to all who came out.

Now, I need to start (Yes Start) doing a little decorating for Christmas.

Friday, December 4, 2015


I'm packing for my last show of the year.  The Chesterton, IN, Mistletoe Market, takes place December 5, from 9-3.

Looking forward to seeing my locals.


I'll try to get a ton of photos.

Monday, November 30, 2015


Okay, here we go.  I'm getting ready for one last show this year.

With all the Etsy action the last few weeks, I'm a little behind pulling things together for the show.  It's a good thing I work well under pressure.

I'll be at the Chesterton, IN, Mistletoe Market, this Saturday, December 5th.

The weather is suppose to be decent.  Whoooooo Hooooooo.

I'll share more photos soon.

Friday, November 27, 2015


As I mentioned in my last post, I will be offering deals to my readers and customers for shopping my Etsy store.

The discounts continue with some of my vintage collections.

In addition to some of my creations, I'll be purging hardware, ephemera, ornate findings, and, more through December 1st.

Remember to use the discount code "VILLASPECIAL1" for 20% off a purchase of $10 or more.

Visit my Etsy by clicking HERE.

I will be listing like a mad woman all weekend.  Keep an eye out.  You never know what may show up.

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Etsy Sale

Before I get going with all my Thanksgiving cooking, I decided to have a thank you sale for my readers, and, customers.

Now through December 1st, I'm offering 20% off purchases of $10 or more in my Etsy shop. Shipping is included.  I'll be listing continually, so, be sure to check back.

Just go to my shop by clicking HERE, and, use the coupon code "VILLASPECIAL1" when purchasing.

Wishing you all a blessed Thanksgiving.

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Thanks Again

I know I sound like a broken record, but, I'm so very grateful for all my Etsy , and, local customers.

Requests, and, sales are keeping me quite busy.

I'm flattered that my creations play a part in your decor, and, I'm honored to be a part of your gift giving as well.

I'm working as fast as I can on those requests.

Monday, November 16, 2015

Paper Love

I'm still up to my eyeballs in paper, and, loving it.

I actually love working with paper. Which is one of the reasons I have sooooooo much of it.  When scouring garage sales, flea markets, etc., over the years, it never bothered me if the paper was damaged.  Eventually I would find a way to repurpose it.

As always, I'm very grateful for how well my wreaths, and, trees have been received.

Various shapes,

and sizes are being requested.

The wreaths continue as well.

I made a detachable banner for this one.

You can find some of these on Etsy.  

November is breezing by.  My birthday is on the 21st, Thanksgiving is on the 26th, and, my last show of the year will be the week after that.

Needless to say, I'm going to be busy, busy, busy.

Hmmmmm, maybe I'll rest on my birthday.  Maybe.