Friday, December 31, 2010

Happy New Year!!

Happy New Year to you & yours!!   May 2011 bring you all you hope for & much happiness.
New surprises are coming for Valentine's Day.

New Issue of Shabby Lane Shops Magazine is in too!!

We are looking foward to a wonderful 2011!!

Friday, November 19, 2010

Christmas SALE!!!

Store Wide 20% off sale!!!  I am not having a black friday sale, so here is my big Christmas sale!!

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Fall Fun

How did October slip away so fast??    We had a great one, the weather has been wonderful in NY!!  The trees are really starting to turn now.  The kids are taking such notice too. 

We did our pumpkin picking, sooo much fun!! 
Sam is such a little ham now!  She has enough hair for braids, too cute!!

We found a great field with gourds & wonderful pumpkins.   Alex found some cool ones for me!

I meet Alex's class on the school trip at a farm on the north shore.  This sweet little pony wasn't too fond of the noisy kids, I stayed back to get a couple pics.  After this shoot, she came over to me & let me pet her & spend some time.  I just adore animals!!  If I had a farm of my own, forget it, I would have all kinds!

I asked (begged!!) my hubby for these tables for my Bday.  I just luv the size, shape, just perfect!  I painted them white......

I just luv them!!!

I have also been working on some new projects for the shop.  This little Shabby Village is new:

Its lighted too!!!  I added LED tealites to the inside, too sweet!

Happy Fall everyone!!!
Take some quiet time for yourself.  With a chill in the air & crisp leaves falling & shorter days, grab a glass of yummies & relax!!

Monday, October 4, 2010

Pumpkin Decorating Contest

Hi all,  Is it cool & crisp by you yet???  Fall has arrived in NY!!  I would luv it to be October weather all year long on Long Island, altho.... I do luv the season changes too.
My buddies & I are have a Pumpkin Decorating Contest over at Shabby Lane Shops!!
Here is the link, but please don't just vote for me, I want you to vote for your Fav!!  Wonderful ideas & thinking outside the box.  Go check it out!!
So many talented creative ladies!!
Enjoy & don't forget to Vote!!
~ Bunny

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Dining Room changes

My dining room is one of my favorite rooms in the house.   I was tired of this piece, its great, just needed a change
Soooo, I have been looking and while running out to get Halloween coustums, I see this!!

I call my sis in law to help me get in home, she already knows I'm nuts.  I just LUV the lines & saw the shabby beauty it could have.
Same day, my daughter & I go out to sand & paint.  She is 2 1/2, she painted the back.
My hubby comes home to find this masive buffet in the driveway.  He is used to me changing up things, poor guy!!
So we bring it in & start thinking...
Here were some of my inspirations...

The knobs came on the buffet & I found the pink & white liner at Home Goods, luv it there!!
Here is the finished piece, in place

Tons of storage, great lines & sooo pretty & perfect in this space.
Keep your eyes open, you never know what treasures you may find.... for FREE!!

Thursday, September 9, 2010

All decorated for Fall ~

It is Fall at B. Catherine Designs!  I have installed a new Halloween Header on my Web Site, go check it out.  ;o)
This is another of my favorite Halloween images.  Its so sweet!!
It is cool & fall like here in New York & I am LUVing it!!  I have lots to create & get ready for the Holiday Show I am having in October.   This is also my preview for the upcoming Holidays.  Try out new pretties, have some pre~Holiday fun.
Happy Fall everyone!!

Friday, August 27, 2010

Fall is almost here. . .

Sorry friends, I am not a big fan of Summer heat!  My mom is a teacher & she's off for the summer & we spend lots of time together, but it could be in the 70's & I'd like it a lot better.
So, Fall is my favorite season!!!  The colors, the smells of the cool crisp fresh air, the sounds of crunching leaves, its all so wonderful!  

As you all know, I garden.  I have a very tierd looking veggie garden, and along the back I threw a bunch of sunflower seeds.  I can bring cuttings in every few days of these sunny beauties!!  Some are almost 8 ft tall.  

Had to share one of my favorite pics from our summer outings.  The kids went off exploring at the Game Farm & found this.  My son is not worried at all about the Lost Childern house, but the baby is looking up at her brother, "are we lost?"  ~ Too sweet ~

Well, the upcoming season also gives me energy & inspiration.  So, I have lots of projects in the works & will share soon!
Safe back to school everyone!!

Thursday, August 5, 2010

My new Angel

Here is my new creation!

I altered one of my favorite Cherubs. I found a beautiful frame & painted it white & gilded it with Gold. The piece is accented with glitter, paper roses, vintage jewelry, Swarovski Crystals & rhinestones.


Friday, July 30, 2010

Summer SALE!!

Summer Sale ~ Store Wide
on select itmes ~ Some prices are the lowest ever!
I have lots of new handmade & altered art to share soon

The heat wave in NY has gotten to my head & started the Dog Days of Summer Sale early.
I am .com now too!!
Come stop by & find some great deals!!

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Garden Visitor

Next to my roses, I just adore my Butterfly Bush!  My kids really do too, watching for flying visitors.
Swallow Tales are my Favorite!!

I am not a big fan of the heat & humidity & crazzziness that comes along with summer.
But watching the beauty of nature come to life, is so woth the heat waves!
Stay cool everyone!

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Hang Tags & other pretties

~ I don't think I ever shared these here!  They are just too sweet for words & a dear friend gave me the idea.
~ I believe design is in the details ~
Its the little things that make a gift or gesture that much more special.
I have designed these gift tags in the shapes of dress forms.  Some are Birthday Greetings, the others can be used for any occasion.

There is lace at the skirt & would not be complete with out Glitter!! 
I also adore Christmas!!  So Christmas in July is the perfect excuse for me to get started early.  I have new ornaments & Christmas Decor to offer this year.  Again I have combined my luv for digital images with embelishments. 
Just as the summer rolls on, I luv to inspire & dream about beautiful things I can create for the upcoming Holiday Season
Just thought I'd share my lastest thoughts with you! 

Thursday, July 1, 2010

My New Lady

Here is my new Vintage Lady Frame
She is dressed in a wonderful feather hat & glittered & jeweled
This is the last ornate frame I have!  I hope to find more, but for now, this is it
She looks beautiful with her glitter, paper flowers & blue crystals!

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Summer Shabby Lanes Shops Magazine is Here

The Summer Issue of the Shabby Lane Shops Magazine is just in!

Thursday, June 24, 2010

my 1st mosaic project

I love all the beautiful items the mosaic artists make, I had to try it.  This is my 1st attempt, please dont judge me, it has many problems & needs a bit more grout, but here was the process.

This table is very old, was my parents they had tiled it years ago.  I cracked out the tiles & upolsetered it & used it as an ottoman.
Then I wanted a mosaic top & here you have it
It was fun crashing up all the tiles & china.
Then spent hours & hours trying to fill all the little holes.  Even the kids helped!

The grout process, I ran out twice, 3 gashes on my fingers & still need to add more grout!

Like I said, there are many flaws, the oval in the center was supposed to be a circle, the tiles are not all the same thickness, so there are low spots, but I enjoy my colorful shabby mosaic table on my front porch!

After some finishing touches, it will be the perfect accent for my morning coffee & my nite time Merlo, now if I can just keep the kids icepops off it!!!

mybe lollypops are ok....
Happy summer time, the lightning bugs are out & warm weather is here, ENJOY it!!!
~ Bunny

Monday, June 21, 2010

Vintage Alphabet Party ~ I, J & K

This is my first time joining in this event.  Sounded like fun & I have a couple I's & J's in one piece!

I image, vintage image from my digital collection.  I luv her!
J jewels, vintage jewels & pins I found treasure hunting! 
J junk!  If you can call this incredible frame JUNK!  It was gold & dusty
I also added glitter & crystals & paper roses & her shawl.
But the frame & image were Vintage
I don't have a K, is that ok??  We can name her Katie, then I have a K....

Friday, June 4, 2010

Some things I have been working on . . .

A dear friend of mine is throwing a shower for her daughter that is getting married in the fall.  She is very victorian & vintage at heart, just like me.  She asked me to design a few things for her.  Here is what I did.

I designed Menus, Thank you's & Place cards.  The thank you has a vicorian image of a Mom & Daughter, so beautiful!
Its special touches like this that make a shower or special event so wonderful!
~ ~ ~ ~
Here is what I did with one of the frames
I added Swavorski Crystals, Paper Roses, Vintage Jewelry, and a beautiful image of a Lady

I have others I will create soon. . . .

~ Bunny

Friday, May 28, 2010

Some Garden Pics

My roses are slowly taking off!!  The iris's look wonderful! 
I can not wait to share my New Dawn on the arbor, but it is not in bloom just yet.
Here is my Climbing Peace, I am training it to go up the side of the house & this is what I see out my Kitchen door.

Right now it is climbing up the fence, love it there!

Here is some of the iris's & my favorite bird bath.  Seems to be the birds favorite also

I adore roses, but, when my Peoney blooms, ohhhh boy!!

As more opens & becomes beautiful, I will share more. 
Take some time to listen to the birds sing & of course, to smell the flowers!
You'll be glad you did
~ Bunny

Saturday, May 22, 2010

A wonderful day spent out with Hubby....

Today was a date day.  With 2 small kids, we don't get many of those!  Off to Grandma's they went & we were off.
They are east of where I live & I pass by this interexting place all the time & never get to stop in.  Today I dragged Hubby & stoped.  Well, what a wonderful surprise!! 
The Cottages At Moriches
Antiques & Fine Gifts
Little cottages & sheds FillED with treasures & furniture & china & vintage & wonderfullness!! 
I picked up some new wonderful finds for my new Creative Inspiration..... you'll just have to wait & see what I create!

The cutest little baubles..... I may keep the necklace for myself....shhh..

I adore the detial on these frames!!  Perfect!

Then I found a collection of my Moss Rose I started collecting.  I picked up this serving tray for $5!!!

Then we went to diner at a beautiful Italian place.  
Can't wait to get working!!

~ Bunny

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

My new Creations

I LUV to create & have been trying to spend more time at it lately.  I want to share my newest creations with you.

I combined some of my favorite things,
Vintage Photos
& Digital Art

Each Print is included with the easel & just adore they way they look on them!
I have a couple more projects I am working on that I will share soon...
Who ever you are, what ever your talent ~ try to create something today!!

Luv, Bunny

Saturday, May 1, 2010

May 1st at the Beach

Living on Long Island is a wonderful thing, you can get to the beach in less then a half hour.  I worked most of the day & couldn't wait to  get home, pick up hubby & the kids & head to the beach.  We stayed only about the hour, but I took about 60 pictures!!
We went to the north shore, its rocker but the kids loved throwing rocks in the water & finding pretty colors & shells.

The kids dug holes & even played in the water a bit.

And to top it all off, a lady bug landed on Sammy!!!  It was a wonderful time & just a taste of so many great times to come this summer.  The warm beautiful weather is just starting!!

~ Warm sunny thoughts to all ~

Hugs, Bunny

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