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Monday, November 7, 2011


I know most of you out there in the blogging world celebrated Halloween a week ago, but for those of us in New England, a crazy October snow storm forced trick-or-treating back to this past weekend. It worked out great for my kids, though, as they were able to get their faces painted by the very talented Monica Leo of Trading Faces yesterday at the Nashua Art Walk. Take a look at her work:

Thanks, Monica!

Have a happy day!

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Studio Photos

It's day two of the Nashua Artwalk and we're looking forward to another great day. Thanks so much to everyone who came out to see the 55 Lake Street Studios yesterday! We enjoyed meeting all of you! Once again, I have to say how very thankful and blessed I am for this life. I get to do what I love, meet amazing people, and be the mom I want to be for my two children. Life isn't perfect, but it sure is great!

I was the first one to the mill this morning and took advantage of the early light and quite halls to take some photos of my studio. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do!

Have a happy day!

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Nashua Art Walk

The studio is open for the Nashua Art Walk today. If you're local, please join us. There are lots of great artists to meet, demos to watch, music to hear! I'm so blessed to be part of this community!

Visit Brookline Street Studio at 55 Lake Street, Nashua, from 12-5 on Saturday and 12-4 Sunday. And don't miss the upcoming Holiday Show at the Spaulding Cooperage next weekend, November 12th and 13th!

Here are a few pics from the studios:

Friday, September 9, 2011

Where did the summer go?

I don't know about you, but the last two months rushed by in a blurr for me. Vacations, camps, moving, play dates, swimming...and here I am at the September Townsend Harbor Market! Wow! Now that the kids are in school I hope to be a more consistent blogger...I hope:-) For today, I have a few pictures of the Market that opened today in Townsend:

That's me on the left with my partner-in-crime, Kris, of Cricket Acres.

The little index card file came out perfect! I covered the drawers in dictionary pages and added card holder drawer pulls.

I can't believe this little set of jars has stuck around so long...who doesn't love vintage Dennison labels? Can't you see them filled with notions, glitter, beads...

Love this barrel...tempted to keep it!

Bad photo of a fun project. Numbers make everything look better!

Come on over to the's all weekend. Have a happy day!


Friday, August 19, 2011

NH Antiques Week and From out of the Woods

Antiques week has come and gone, but I'm still playing blog catch-up, so here are some pics of my space set up for the big kick-off event at From out of the Woods:

This is an old drafting table that needed a new top. I cut a piece of 1" plywood and covered the top in old Victorian architectural drawings.

A close-up of the top after 3 coats of poly:

Had about fifteen old register/receipt holders. They are great for displaying photos or simply keeping track of important notes.

I filled the wall going down the stairs. Love the look of a buch of these grouped together.

Here is the first view coming down into the stairs in my space. I love the set of drawers. This piece needed a new top, plus I added the metal casters and numbers to on the porcelain knobs.

This is one of my favorites!

Started off as this old tool box I picked up on a buying trip in CT/NY.

I used the rest of the box to make these two pieces, which I brought to From out of the Woods yesterday.

I had no idea what I wanted to do with this piece when I bought it, but I love how it turned out: wall cubbies, chalkboard and desk!

Have a happy day!


Tuesday, August 16, 2011


Though it's back to business this week, I spent last week in York, Maine, with my kids and three other families. Despite being a bit hectic with 8 kids, two dogs and 9 adults, the kids and I had a wonderful time. I'm so thankful for the opportunity to ly on the beach soaking up the sun, build sand castles and ride the waves with my kids. The week was remarkably relaxing and I can't wait to do it all again next year!

The last day of my vacation, I got up early and watched the sun rise at the rocky beach that was just steps from our cottage. Photos don't do the experience justice, but here are a few anyway.

Have a happy day!