Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Thursday, December 04, 2008

Shopping made easy and fun!

All the fun shops online and all I link with...have fun, check everyone out, I'm sure you'll find some great finds..I have

I've made my pot of tea and sitting back just to shop...Have fun this holiday

Friday, November 28, 2008

Sunday, November 02, 2008

Let's celebrate her Birthday~

Joy at is hosting a Marie Antoinette Soiree celebrating the Queen of Frances birthday. She was know as the queen of excess and one of the most popular Queens that has ever reigned. I chose to celebrate her birthday with some crown designs with ceramics......Make sure to click onto the link for Cupids Charm and see all of the others celebrating Marie Antoinette. There will be people from all over the world participating and I cant wait to see how everyone else is celebrating. Enjoy!!!

Saturday, November 01, 2008

The Marie Antoinette Award!

Thank you Janet...of Janet's Creative Pillows...for this award..A very talented artisan, she was.

Monday, September 08, 2008

Angel Birkinstocks

These have a funny story..I went to my one of my favorite shoe stores years ago, a fancy schmancy one... and said I want a pair of shoes SO comfy to teach in, so unusual, and if they are related to "Angels" in any way I will flip and do a dance..I need them as a business expense and told him my business name, I'll pay ANY price for comfort...LOL! Oh! my was I in trouble..he brought this box out that said "Think Peace"..and Italian writing...when it's not in English you're in trouble..I flipped when I saw them, tried them on..and that was it..they even have red sculpted hearts on the bottom... I floated across the room!

They are the most expensive shoes I have ever bought, but when I wear them...I can't help but smile..
I wear these sometimes when I teach my ceramic classes, or just when I want to be silly and walk 2 inches above ground! I've had them forever, but they got lost in my closet, I swear those angels play tricks on us..recently I mentioned them and thought I would dear friend even had a purse made and hand painted to match the shoes..I use it for some fun things other than a's too cute to get messed up~Got any unusual cute shoes to share? LOL

Thursday, September 04, 2008

Time To Relax~

I am joining Make Mine Pink for an all new PINK Friday@MMP shopping experience! It's your exclusive invitation to shopping with a twist. Each week, the Boutiques at MMP will feature a well coordinated shopping experience with a theme - an all new approach to Internet shopping. As the stress of the day fades away, we head to our bed and baths. We find sanctuaries of peace. Soul soothing delights for the bath and calming romantic colors for the bedroom. Time to renew our souls and refresh our minds. Sweet peace at last.

Monday, September 01, 2008

Monday Show and Tell at Make Mine Pink

This week I'd like to feature the beautiful silicone dipped bulbs I use in my cupcake nights from Roxie of
Her lighting is precious, and so pretty, and it's such a lovely ambiance to any setting. If you haven't already please visit her site~

Friday, August 29, 2008


For all you FOOD LOVERS..that have been asking me about COOKING CLASSES with Hubby the French Chef....

Yes! Robert is again teaching at L'Auberge Edge of Seattle Inn and Cooking in Woodinville September 13th, 2008

Seating is make your reservations now!
What a fun experience check out the recent article in the Seattle Times

Edge of Seattle Cooking Announces
Culinary Getaways Article in the Seattle Times

What's cooking close to home? Culinary getaways.
Some bed-and-breakfasts around Washington state offer cooking classes along with a cozy getaway.Article written by Jackie Smith, Pictures By Ross Mantle of the Seattle Times(reprinted article and pictures)

Chef Robert Houot speaks with cooking-class student George Annillo of Seattle while they work with others to prepare a meal during a "French Regional Cuisine From Alsace" cooking class at L'Auberge Edge of Seattle bed-and-breakfast in Woodinville.(425) 844-4102

Experience the French Joie de Vivre!
L'Auberge Edge of Seattle bed-and-breakfast owner Nancy Gates Douglas laughs with cooking-class students.

L'Auberge Edge of Seattle Cooking Website

Fall Culinary & Wine Tour to the Loire Valley

Modeled after a French Country Inn

Relax In Luxury...and expect to be pampered.
As in the quiet secluded private auberge's of Europe, we are hidden away in the forest of evergreen. Our Inn is especially enticing for lovers of all ages who seek a romantic setting away from it all for the day, week or longer. We are well off the beaten path covering five acres inbetween Redmond and Woodinville on the edge of Seattle. To make a reservation for one of our four units call (425) 844-4102.
Check out our B&B Inn

In addition to hands-on Cooking Classes we also offer Corporate Team Building events as well as Wedding Receptions, Wedding Rehearsal Dinners, Wine Threshold Seminars, and a Tea Service every Thursday afternoon.
$35.00 per person. (minimum of four)
Check out our Tea Service
A Bientot!

Nancy Gates-Douglas;

L'Auberge Edge of Seattle Inn and Cooking.
Call to make reservation (425) 844-4102, or (425) 260-6213 cell
ask for Nancy Gates-Douglas

Monday, August 25, 2008

Fairy Tale Buttons on Pin Wheel Tags

Aren't these adorable I must say! I made these buttons....for Terri of Cottage Violets it was all her idea to make buttons for her delicious little works of art, I really had fun, it was like creating pastel candy~I really enjoy customs orders, and I hope you take time to visit her site and see the fun things she creates~

Thursday, August 21, 2008

I am joining Make Mine Pink for an all new PINK Friday@MMP shopping experience! It's your exclusive invitation to shopping with a twist. Each week, the Boutiques at MMP will feature a well coordinated shopping experience with a theme - an all new approach to Internet shopping. Join us for The boutiques at Make Mine Pink Present "Gotta Have Bling" This PINK FRIDAY! Won't you join us?

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Monday Show and Tell..A "Friends" creation

Gail Friend makes beautiful unique jewelry, using original components, not just by me, but from many she used my hand built rose in her very pretty necklace..I bought one and wear it all the time and just love it .....visit her see more pretties..Fairy Garden Necklace By Gail @ This necklace has a hand made ceramic pink rose with glass green leaves. It is strung with small pale pink teardrop beads. The toggle is a pretty silver leaf. The length is 18". I bought one and wear it often..I just love it..thank you Gail...

Tuesday, August 05, 2008

MMP Retreat!

Make Mine Pink presents Make Mine Pink's “Getting Down to Business” Retreat in historic Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia on September 19-20, 2008. Join the Women of MMP, who are always willing to welcome, mentor and help build a circle of friendship. This is an energized opportunity to network, and gain or enhance business knowledge in a fun and inspiring way~ plus we will have lots of fun, great food, great friends, great information! Casual dress required… stuffiness and worries must be left at home! Are you ready to make an investment in your business We are!

Friday, August 01, 2008

Pink Friday Nifty Nurseries

I just love babies! They are so beautiful. When my three son's were young...those were the sweetest moments of my life. So this weeks Pink Friday Theme Event is one I am looking forward to. Please join us as we celebrate the little ones.

Join us for PINK Fridays @ Make Mine Pink, your exclusive invitation to “Shopping with a Twist," a one stop shopping for a fabulous look, on Friday, August 1, as we present "Nifty Nurseries"

Please take a few minutes to visit the Make Mine Pink Boutiques and see what pretty things they have to offer. I will have a few newer baby items new little cupcake nightlights..clocks, and piggy banks, I hope you enjoy them.
Thanks for taking the time to read this and hope you enjoy shopping!

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Finally..he's coming home!

Monday's are Make Mine and tells, and I'm taking a "Clay Break" for a little this is my latest exciting thing...and by golly it's time...:)
My baby is coming home...and I'm so excited...he's actually my oldest child..he's been in South of France and Spain this summer..

But darn it..just for a friends wedding then he's off again...such a traveler.. this time maybe to New Zealand, to work ... then hopefully soon we'll all be off to start our business in South of France..maybe 1 year from now! Please please wouldn't that be fun...fingers crossed!
Also..most of you know I LIVED IN GREECE..on an island for 3 years...many many moons ago...well..I just saw the movie MAMA's GREAT!!!! A Must see!!!!!
Looks just the island where I lived on Paros! Meryl Streep had 3 hotties that summer in the movie, I'll never kiss n tell.. LOL
Greece sure is a fun time in summer when your young...a VERY funny movie to watch if you want some beautiful Greek "Shirley Valentine" a hoot!

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Chocolate WHO KNEW!!

Well this is great!

Chocolate is the new SUNSCREEN! The Journal of medicine...or one of those journals..said that 2 tablespoons eaten....not rubbed on your body....of our VERY FAVORITE thing acts as a sunscreen I heard the NBC morning show...I just HAD to share that!! LOL

Monday, July 07, 2008

Show and tell and Have fun!

Its been a very busy couple of weeks, I hope everyone had a nice 4th of July!

I saved the lives of some baby robins, the nest fell to the ground and I rescued it, stuck it in a birdfeeder with chains so it wouldn't fall out again.. they'll fly away any's been so neat watching them grow and the mom coming back and finding the nest that fell..I've been recording it daily...

thanks to Karen at did the same thing a bit ago...and posted what to do! Thank you Karen!

I've been teaching Ceramics and had a fun Birthday party and here's some pics of them feeding the goats...they had fun!

It was Kensies party (she's in pink)and there's her mom very good friend!!

Monday, June 23, 2008

Ceramic Roses on a new Piece

Look at the beautiful piece that Joy at did with my ceramic roses..I thought it turned out just beautiful.. her blog and site are sure to visit Joy!

Sunday, June 22, 2008

Arte Y Pico Award

Thank you Janet of Janet's Creative pillows AND Dianne of Mama'spocketbook for this fun award

I had the honor and of receiving the Arte Y Pico, award from Janet and Dianne. The Arte y Pico Award, “given to those who are creative and have a penchant for art.”

Thank you so much for thinking of me! There are just too too many to pick from, plus they all would be repeated, and would kill me.. this so I skip this part.. xoxo

But these are the rules, but Janet DID give me an OK...

You have to pick 5 blogs that you consider deserving of this award for their creativity,design, interesting material, and also contribute to the blogging community, no matter what language. 2. Each award has to have the name of the author and a link to his/her blog to be visited by everyone. 3.Each award winner has to show the award and put the name of and link to the blog that presented her/him with the award (I know it says this is a rule , but I know not everyone likes to do this, so I won't be upset if you don't.) 4. The award winner and one who has given the prize have to show the link of "Arte y Pico blog so everyone will know the origin of this award. 5. To show these rules.

Thursday, June 19, 2008

I'm hoping for a SUNNY Day!

It's been SO cold here in the Northwest, and cloudy, and when I saw this headline in our newspaper I just had to share..I had a good giggle...

I would rather have this than some serious other weather across the nation... So I am sending good thoughts to others who have worse weather...

Tomorrow is the first day of summer...and my special day.....Please Mother Nature I'm hoping for a SUNNY DAY, and for everyone else...

Thursday, June 05, 2008

At Make Mine Pink, are themed Friday's are too much fun...and catching on...I've made a simple ceramic plaque for my guy and for yours! He can hang it anywhere, and it makes him feel great! He also has another title...we laugh and giggle about this one all the time...cause how true is this....yes! It's very true... he has lists upon lists of things to sweetie calls himself
"The Man B----" How's that for some giggles?

Wednesday, June 04, 2008

Had to buy some flowers..'s still freezing cold in the Pacific Northwest..I just checked and we are 1 degree above Anchorage ALASKA....LOL..what's up with this kooky weather?? Global warming is cooling for sure...

I just had to buy some pretty flowers because mine sure are NOT blooming and it's JUNE!!!

I thought I would post how pretty they are and share..I wish everyone a blooming day~~

Sunday, June 01, 2008

Wouldn't it be NICE....

Peace, Love, Happiness.... I loved the 70' was full of smiles, and hugs, and no one worried as much as they do today...people were more kind, thoughtful, and really all about "All you need is LOVE", by the Beatles..I sure do miss those days..from one "Shabby Hippie" another..I just LOVE my new clock... I'll be making many more like this one...:)

Monday, May 26, 2008

Make Mine Pink Fridays

~For more "Spring Time in Paris" items..please visit my website~

Fridays are going to be so fun to shop!

Join us for an all new PINK Friday shopping experience at Make Mine Pink!

Join the fine merchants at, your premier on-line shopping mall for

“Springtime in Paris”

Friday May 30, 2008,

and shop from the comforts of your home.
Best of all~ no gasoline needed.

Saturday, May 17, 2008

Mother nature Thank YOU!

It's our Fun-day Monday at Make Mine Pink show and tell....I've added my favorite wall plaque..and some new nightlights using Roxies Jorabeels.. light bulbs

Well it's finally here...a little bit of Spring or Summer? This has been the longest winter in Seattle..were having some sun and warmth for 4 days..yeah! I love it..not a great time to get sick and stay inside..but I have lot's of work getting prepared for farmer's market and fun things..have a super sunny weekend out there! Don't forget to ...

Monday, May 05, 2008

It's Mother's Day this week...I Celebrate me!

I love holidays, especially the ones that are for women. I celebrate my incredible mother who is still such an inspiration to her 80's and still sells Real Estate...but I let my family know..cause I'm their mother....and stretch it out as long as I can.
I have a cute plate I've made with my name on it....I use it all the time, for snacks, for everything AND it reminds my family...who's week it is! What do you do to celebrate YOU this week?

Let me know by May 11, and you'll be entered in a contest to win a "Celebrate YOU plate!! It's an adorable 8" round handbuilt plate!

Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Been tagged...MUST respond..OH! No!

I've been tagged, and was told I MUST respond, Christine from Extra Sprinkles the one...OK I'll try!!!!

1. Name 2 scrapbook topics I would like to do: My genealogy and 2) My animals!

2)Name the 2 best places I have ever been to: Paris, Greece

3)Name 2 things I do every day: Eat chocolate...and exercise LOL

4)Name 2 things everyone pretty much already knows about me: I love to play with clay...I have goats and chickens

5)Name 2 places I wish to visit Bali, Spain

6) Name 2 things you may not know about me: Everyday I dolly up... I play guitar..and good!

7)Name 2 nicknames you have had in your life: Bubbly, carrot top

8)Name 2 interesting jobs I have had in my life: Working for Lot's of

9)What 2 fun things I do after work:..Drink wine... I always work....there is no after

10) Name 2 things I would like to learn: Better guitar, ballroom dancing!!

11) What are the last two things I have downloaded or CD bought 2 jazz cd's

12) What are 2 TV shows or movies from childhood I still enjoy watching Lassie..and My favorite Martian

Monday, April 28, 2008

Can never have enough purses...

I just love these adorable ceramic purses to use as a flower vase or for your put all that fun stuff in! More colors and sizes coming very soon on my website.

I B*--- Therefore I am!

This is such a funny book! I had to buy it at a local book store, for my coffee table. Someone has to B*----! Inspired by Sharon of C'est Chouette , and fed up with poopy weather...and it's almost May!! WOW! it was in the 60's today a heat wave..LOL...LOL But I did plant 95% of my dahlias..Yeah!

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Celebrate Earth Day..the whole week

It's nice to take time and smell the roses...but also to take time and care of our earth that grows the beautiful flowers..By doing just a little bit will make a difference.

Thank you to everyone that even trys....Do you have a tip to share about going green?

I make these plaques and hang them in my home as a reminder...they make great gifts too!

Saturday, April 19, 2008

Mother's Day at Make Mine Pink

Make Mine Pink will be offering a Mother's Day Shop Hop starting on April 21st, 2008 and ending on May 10th, 2008. Join the Make Mine Pink Bloggers as we post our plans for a Mother's Day Event


It's hailing and snowing...and it's April 19th...Mother nature,,,, please be nicer...LOL...I can't garden it's too cold, I need to plant my 200 ish..dahlias, work in my outdoor studio...What's a girl to do? What are you doing out there...when the whether isn't kind???

Here's a picture of my front yard, cherry trees blooming, and snow???

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

How sweet it is..

Yeah!! It's April 16th! No more thinking about the "T" word! I've been busy making lot's of new things, and have many ideas....and never enough time to make it all, although I do try, and to visit everyone's pretty blog and see your pretty pictures! My assistant and I are working on this...

To celebrate Spring...I have a contest..

WIN A CERAMIC CUPCAKE BOX... I just love making these sweets..they are so cute to store nick nacks and great for business cards..

Your name will be entered in a drawing when you leave a comment..

Sunday, March 09, 2008

Spring Is in the Air and I've been tagged!

Well I've taken some time spend with family, my oldest son who travels the world just came back from Australia, and about to move to France...spent time home in Seattle, and we ventured out & took some fun pictures and went sightseeing. I'm also catching up with some new designs I have in the making...but also I have been tagged... YOU MAKE MY Janet of Janet's Creative Pillows...and Christine of EXTRA SPRINKLES....

Thank you ......cause you make my day TOO!!!

The rules are....your supposed to pass this on to 10 people whose blogs bring you happiness and inspiration and make you feel happy about the blogs out there, and let them know through email or by posting a comment on their blog so they can pass it on. Beware........ you may get the award several times, and if you do, consider yourself really loved. So pass it on and keep the love going.

As some of you may know.... I never pass these on......... there are too many wonderful people out there.....But...I will try & post your blog on my sidebar, because you all make my day, and with all my jobs there is never enough time.....I'm still learning how to do this too....There are many blogs I read that aren't there too, I feel like if I added every blog I love the list would go on and on and on! I wish I had MORE HOURS IN THE DAY to read all the great blogs out there.

1) Here are more things about might not know...... I garden in PJ's!!

2) I eat ice-cream every day!

3) I try to run 4 miles a day...but only do 1 or 2!!

4) I eat chocolate every day...dark!

5) I love to dress hats & gloves....

6) I love to pull pranks on my friends!!

7) love to yellow, pink, white, and greens!

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Flowers...Bring them on!

When you see this.... too much snow!

You need this....

Yes! it snowed in Seattle a few days ago...sooo cold..but when I saw these BEAUTIFUL flowers @ the feed n bin store buying hay for the goats..I couldn't resist! Could you??? They are on my my studio...everywhere..I wish for you flowers too.. whatever the weather is!

Monday, January 14, 2008

Almost Ready for Valentines Day!

I'm glazing new ceramics like a mad woman, hopefully to post them any day... and trying to exercise...those post holiday you know whats, but I like it my way!!! I'M HAVING A CONTEST! LEAVE A FUNNY you melt those holiday unwanteds....and you'll be entered to new plaque!!! Contest ends February 1st!

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Get Going On It!

Happy January everyone! The holidays are over..well another one soon is approaching, one of my fav's Valentines Day..Angels and Hearts...yeah! it all comes SO fast....

I need a kick start for January..Get going on's rainy most of the time, I wish I had helpers galore to make all the things I want to...but I don't so I'll dream! Wish full thinking...maybe traveling's a positive affirmation I just created...are you creating what you want???

Have fun this week!!!