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!


  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

  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

  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.

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

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

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

  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 :-)

  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,

  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

  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

  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!

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

  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

  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!

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