Sunday, June 21, 2009

Header Fun

First things first...I didn't make this adorable little girl below. I purchased her from this charming Etsy shop: http://RememberMeEmily.Etsy.com/ . I also went over and told the artist what I was doing here. I hope she won't mind that I changed her up a bit for the 4th of July.
Sara wants me to change her back after the 4th, because she likes her better in the original outfit. Emily's work is meticulous and beautiful!

We're you wondering if I was going to change my Header for the Summer? I stayed up till all hours last night playing. Too fun!

I have been collecting Williraye figurines for years. Notice my new addition from Cari Kraft below, being held by my tall Santos figurine? I've had my eyes on this since I saw it in her Etsy Shop last Summer. Now I'm the proud owner of one of her pieces.

Well look-ie here!!! Jack decided to come to my house and join Jill. Since my oldest daughter gave me Jill for Mother's Day, I decided to spend my first earnings from my Shop, for Jack. Just doin' my part to feed the economy. : )
I think I'm in love! I added the little Americana pinwheels just for the Holiday.

Good News! I will be adding some fun new items to my Shop soon. I was busy last week with two special orders (thanks girls). Can't wait to get in my Studio and start causing mischief, of the good sort. ;-)

40 comments:

Eclectic Pink Rose said...

I love all of your holiday decor, so festive, the little girl is adorable in her red white and blue!! Love love love the header too. Oh my goodness I played with mine yesterday, and you can really whittle away some time trying to get it just so. I'm going to have to check out your shop, I just realized you had a shop. ;) Thanks for coming by to visit and leaving sweet comments. BTW, I made the bag from a tutorial, there's a link on my sidebar. ;) Hope your Monday is great!
♥ Teresa

My name is PJ. said...

Hi ML, Your holiday decor is like walking into a storybook! Truly awesome! Love the peeples on and about your mantle! Posting about the giveaway on Wednesday would be wonderful! After all, they have until Sunday to participate. I really appreciate your help!

marmielu said...

Too cute! I love your little extra touches! Have fun in your studio this week.
Mary Lou

mysteryhistorymom said...

Wow! SO festive and fun! I love what you did with the little doll.:) Lori

Manuela@Pleasures of Homemaking said...

Very cute! Love that little girl - she's just adorable! Great holiday decor (I haven't done a think for the 4th yet)!

Manuela

GRAMS said...

As usual, very very cute. You inspire me. Maybe I will put my stuff up this week. I've been too busy working on my old motor home. My husband gets home from Iraq next week for a two week visit so I really need to quit playing and start cleaning. Love Ya
Janis

Mimi Sue said...

I love to decorate for the 4th. Love the colors and excitement. It's such a fun holiday. Your vignette is gorgeous. You are the queen of holiday decorating. I've got to get over and take a look at that etsy shop. I've been put on a spending freeze until the 1st:(. Sad, I know. Mimi

Darlene said...

Morning ML,

I love, love, LOVE your new header. Just when I think your display can't get any cuter....it does!!!! I LOVE ALL of your whimsical decorations and of course, that FABULOUS banner!!!!! Now you are teasing me again saying you are going to be adding things to your shop. I'll have to be CONSTANTLY checking to make sure I don't miss something that I MUST have!!!!! Hope you have a great Monday! (P.S. don't look and see HOW many times I pop over here OK....might be embarrasing..lol)

Jill said...

Oh you know I was waiting for the new header! Looks cute-and I LOVE the new outfit on the little fairy girl!

MiMi said...

That is gorgeous! I LOVE IT! I want it. Wanna do another give away and you could give the whole thing away to your bestest, most begalicious stalker ever?? No? Ok. I didn't buy it either. Anyway, that little fairy is so cute and you just gave that Etsy shop an awesome advertisement! This is great! I can't wait to see what new stuff you put in your store! : )
Macey

Kim said...

I love it! You always do such a fabulous job of putting together your vignette for your header. I love all the little extra touches that you do.

Lamp Tramp said...

I love it! You've found such great treasures and the way you put them all together is fabulous! Perfect for the 4th!

Mimi said...

HI!!!
I love your new header and love the 4th of JULY decorations!!! I think it is so fun to decorate for the 4th!!! Makes me feel so Patriotic!!!!
I love the Jack and Jill dolls!!!
And I love what you did to the little doll for the 4th!!
Change her up for all the holidays!!!
love,
jamie

The Blonde Duck said...

She's so cute!

Sherrie said...

I LOVE the new header!!! I always get sad when you take down the last one but then you keep outdoing yourself each time!! I was wondering where oh where you got your Jack doll. I am not sure if you remember me but I have the Jack doll and I want the Jill. And the shop here went out of business..... I love your blog!!
Sherrie

Amy said...

Love the new decor!

Scrap for Joy said...

On my blog roll, after your blog name, my note says a visit to your blog to see the header is worth the trip! It is obvious that you derive a lot of joy from arranging your treasured pieces. Where ever this is displayed in your home, how could anyone not smile when they pass it by? I have finally gotten my computer rearranged and working since the crash. Now I must get busy and do a new post....I'm afraid I'll lose all of my friends! Thanks for sharing your creative genious with your readers! Can't wait to see the new things you're working on.
XO Joyce

Darlene said...

Morning ML,

I don't think I have your e-mail. Can you e-mail me because I was going to ask you a couple of things about EXACTLY what you left on my comments!!!!!

GrandmaBev said...

MaryLou,
Love your new header and all your Patriotic elements. I just love the 4th of July with the red, whites and blue, the patriotic songs, and our great country.
You are fantastic. Have a wonderful day.
Beverly

Michelle@Fromhousetohome said...

She's so cute! I love all your holiday decorations. I don't have much at all for the 4th so I'm enjoying yours.
~Michelle

Lipstick and Laundry ~Jen said...

I love you hand model... May I ask where you purchased it??

Jessica said...

your decorations are so beautiful. i get so excited to see what you've done next. i can't wait. . .can't wait to start decorating. i can't do anything in this house now, but once my halloween stuff comes out at the new house and my scull that mom won that she won't let me see until then. ...i'll just be on cloud nine!

have a great day.

Small House said...

Your 4th of July decor is WONDEFUL! I'm looking forward to the weekend so I can address our fourth of July doo dads.

Thanks for sharing all your great ideas.
Sandra

Empty Nest Full Life said...

Your 4th decorations are great. I got some paper today and may fix me a little garland for the 4th. I don't even have any decorations except a couple of flags. I better get to work or the 4th will have come and gone. Jackie

Ms. Tee said...

I love coming to see your holiday decorations! I'm like a little kid in the candy store, looking at all of them so closely! :) Hope you are having a wonderful summer so far!

frillsfluffandtrucks said...

Oh I love your holiday decorations!! Super cute and over-the-top fun!!

~ Sarah

For the love of a teddy bear said...

You are so creative! everything in this post looks wonderful!!! hugs, Jennifer

Attic Gal Rachelle said...

Oooo, someone who decorated for the Fourth as much as I do! My whole house explodes in red, white, and blue, with buntings, banners, and old flags inside and out! My kids think I'm nuts. How fun!

Molly said...

I love the new vignette! Puts me in the mood to decorate!

Attic Gal Rachelle said...

Hi. I just posted last year's 4th decor. You'll see what I mean by going a little crazy with the flags. I'll post what new I've done this year in a week or so. Still playing!

Thanks for visiting my our Attic.

marie said...

I was so anxious to take a look at RememberMeEmily on Etsy that i forgot to leave a comment on your blog!
First of all thanks for mentioning her shop - I loved my visit there. She makes such cute things. This little angel is SO SWEET! I love her!
Now on to you blog header ~ it's WONDERFUL!! I'm so glad that your Jill has a Jack now! They look so happy together! The pinwheels are a perfect touch! Your headers just make me smile!!

I can't wait to see the new things you create! I'm still getting compliments on my necklace!

michelle allen said...

your work is darling! love the firecracker tutorial. and that little blonds hair is hilarious!!!

Miss G said...

Thanks so much for the birthday wishes and for your comment on the turquoise doors. I love decorating with patriotic themes/colors! So fun. This looks really good. The little statue of liberty in there makes me want to get one. :) Something to keep an eye out for at garage/estate sales coming up. :) Have a great day! Kelly

Kathleen said...

I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your "Jack and Jill"!! Where are they from? I would love to start collecting. I always enjoy your fab "holiday table". I want to make that a tradition in my house!
Thank you for the wonderful inspiration!!

vivian said...

omg!! I absolutely adore that little patriotic fairy girl!!! will you make me ONe??? what a wonderful little fairy! love all your other 4th of july decorations too!
love it!
vivian

vivian said...

i'm back! I'm just thinking here.. if you would be willing to make a little fairy like that for me, I will make you one of the ornaments that I made for the red white and blue swap! what do ya think?
hugs
vivian

Shannon said...

I love all of your patriotic decor!! SOO cute!

Tracy Suzanne said...

Hi ML. I just clicked over from Seens From The Backs of My Eyelids. I didn't realize that I wasn't following you already because I know I've stoppy by before. I saw the fourth of July girl and wanted to check it out. And I'm so glad I did because I love your whole vingette. Everything is so cute! I'm a follower now.

Have a wonderful night...Tracy

P.S. I'm also having a giveaway. Please stop by & visit & be sure to enter while your there.

Candy S said...

Great summer display - you are still inspiring with this great patriotic mantle, even five years later.

Sarah said...

Just came across your blog tonight through Pinterest. I came over to pin your Old Glory mantel on my Patriotic Inspiration board. Happy to find you and am now following along. Your Williraye figures are adorable. I've collected Uncle Sam and Lady Liberty figures for many years, but I don't have any of the Williraye figures. I'll have to look for some. Thanks for sharing your patriotic display.