Tuesday, April 25, 2017

T stands for Tchotchkes

My friend CJ encouraged me to start blogging, and I have really enjoyed it. It is another creative outlet and provides a connection to so many creative people to learn from. As I have added blogs that I am following, I have also been inspired. I was oohing and aahing over Susan Branch's Easter decorations, and decided to add a bit to mine.
Easter decorations.
Although Easter is over, looking at the display makes me happy, so I will leave it up a little longer.
Taste the Magic of Every Moment of Every day.
Always on display are a picture of my kids when they were little. I bought the frame when I was in Belfast.  I thought it was perfect caption for the photo of little ones devouring a huge slice of watermelon. Nish bought the demitasse cup  for Fi when we went to An American in Paris.  What a night! Out to dinner and followed up by sipping champagne at the show. The little ceramic art studio was a gift from Onz. It was made by Beth S Macre, who I found on instagram. Onz said it way passed the hint stage because I kept mentioning it, but it was still an awesome surprise when it came!
Some bunny loves you!
I just picked up the bunny and ceramic egg. The egg lights up and gives a nice reflection on the wall. The silver hand holds 5 hearts, symbolizing the 5 people in my family.  I always say that I hold these hearts in my hands, so be kind, be gentle.  I like to think most days, it works.
W.B. Yeats
my favorite Irish poet
And for my kids, I say dream big...you got this, and I am always in your corner.  And for you on Bluebeard and Elizabeth, dream big, taste the magic. Happy T day!




15 comments:

  1. I'm so glad you're enjoying blogging. It's almost like visiting with you and that makes me smile. The silver hand and hearts is very sweet. Beautiful poem

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  2. Hi so glad you dropped by-I enjoy allot of Pioneer Woman's recipes and I like her shows too. Our appt. went well this morning-thank you.
    I have always enjoyed blogging too-I learn allot of new creative ideas, and recipes and such -and to chat with folks from all over the usa and the world-very fun day for me now especially with the T Party group.
    loved your post and the poem as well hugs Kathy

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  3. Kudos to CJ for getting you into blogging. I always enjoy her blog and now I enjoy yours, too. You make art I could never make, because I simply can't hold a pen or pencil for any length of time anymore. That makes it special to me.

    I love your bunny inspired vignette today. It is quite lovely, and I can see how each piece holds such happy and sensitive memories.

    I blog because I don't write. I was told to document my art, and this seemed like the perfect way to keep my own personal "diary" of what I've created. Now it has turned into a very fun and useful tool, with the benefit of meeting other like minded artists.

    Thanks for sharing your lovely shelf with us for T this Tuesday. That cup and saucer are truly lovely and memorable, too.

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  4. Beautiful post, love your decorations. Happy T Day, hugs, Valerie

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  5. Nice little Easter display. The cut egg is quite lovely.
    Happy T day!

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  6. A lovely post to read and super Easter displays.
    Happy T day.
    Yvonne

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  7. I love your blue Easter bunny and china egg decorations - beautiful! The photo frame and it's quote is wonderful and perfect for the adorable picture of your children :-) . I love the symbolism behind the hand containing the hearts, it really spoke to me. Great artwork and Yeats quote too! Wishing you a Happy T Day! J :-)

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  8. Thank you for sharing your shelf with all those pretty and personal things(treasures).
    I love the white egg that lights up and the gorgeous bunny with its fluffy tail.And the picture of your children when small is soo special.
    Happy T-Day,
    Hugs,
    Lisca

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  9. I entered blogging back in 2008.... wow that long ago? but yep it was 2008... and i've never looked back... Oh i take some time off now and then and even quit and threaten to quit.. but i always seem to come back... I enjoy meeting new people and sharing our lives... even just little peeks ..like your lovely shelf... Happy happy T day Nan! I'm so glad your blogging!! Hugs! deb

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  10. What a lovely display and precious memories, Nan. I adore the little ceramic art studio! Someday maybe you can show it closer up and blog about it ;-) I'm glad CJ tempted you into the blogashere.

    Happy T-day, Nan! Hugs, Eileen

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  11. such sweet and charming decorations for Easter...(I confess, I still have silk flowers and bunnies in evidence too!) happy T day! and thanks for the link to Susan Branch's blog...she's amazing!

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  12. never heard the word Tchotchkes before... but it sounds great and i will Keep it:)
    happy belated t-day!

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  13. I just met CJ awhile back and now recently you. It's always so much fun to get to know new blog friends. Especially for T. I still have some Easter things up too since they are so springy and also make me happy. These New England springs always seem a little slow sometimes. You need a bunny or 2 to keep it feeling real. Happy rainy Wednesday. And a belated T day. Hugs Erika

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  14. An amazing Easter bunny and china egg decorations - just beautiful! The photo frame and it's quote is gorgeous Fabulous art! Wishing you a Happy belated T Day!
    Thank you for visitng my blog!

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  15. The demitasse cup is my favorite. So sweet! Happy late T day :)

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