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.