Mad Tea Party Decor


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Mad Tea Party Decor

Hello Everyone! I know it has been awhile since I last posted. I am going to try to update more as the days go by! Thought I would share some of my popular Alice in Wonderland doilies that I have been working on, find them in my Etsy shop (link above)


Feature Friday~ Etsy Artist, Jennifer Beaudet~ J Beaudet Studios


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Happy Friday to you all! I am excited to share my latest Etsy Artist find, Jennifer Beaudet of J Beaudet Studios on Etsy. She is a fellow Californian and portrays beautiful landscapes and still life in her own unique style. I love the vibrant colors and hues. She has a wonderful way of portraying her sense of wanderlust. There is something for everyone here, you have to check out her Etsy shop and Blog. You know you have room for one of her paintings, I know I want one or two or three……

Her Etsy shop:

Please click on pictures to purchase!

Her Bio and Social Media contacts are located at the end of the post


Art print of Original Oil Painting Feminine Romantic Woman Figure Red Roses Impressionist 11x14

Art print of Original Oil Painting Feminine Romantic Woman Figure Red Roses Impressionist 11×14

JBeaudetStudios sunflowers

Sunflower Oil Painting Original Art Impressionism Yellow floral wall decor

JBeudetStudios custom oil

Portrait of Your House Custom painting cottage Gift

JBeaudetStudios california lanscape

Original Oil Painting LANDSCAPE Impressionist wilderness nature California country road

JBeaudet stdudios Maui Trees

Fine Art Giclee Print of Original Oil Painting Landscape Trees Tropical Maui Purple Impressionist Fine Art

California Artist, Jennifer Beaudet

Welcome to my virtual art gallery on Etsy, full of beautiful, original oil paintings, direct from artist Jennifer Beaudet . Here you will find modern impressionist oil paintings of landscapes, florals, beach scenes, Hawaii and women in glamorous gowns. My art is colorful with a modern impressionist, contemporary style. I like to use rich oil paints with both brushes and a palette knife to achieve lots of texture. I enjoy painting travel scenes like Italy, California and Hawaii, fields of flowers, as well as tropical landscapes and Country French and coastal decor.

Giclee prints, which offer fine quality archival inks and substantial rag paper are also available on here. The giclee prints have a white border and are hand signed with pencil at the bottom.
I love doing custom commissioned paintings of houses, weddings, bridal gowns, beach scenes, honeymoon site, wedding sites, flower wedding bouquets and so much more. My clients are always thrilled to receive their original paintings and I’d love for you to be my next client. Please contact me with any ideas you have in mind.

I’d love for you to stop by and “like” my page!



My paintings can be found-
In a private collection at Kincaid’s on the Redondo Beach Pier in California
at Highland Gallery in Weaverville, CA
Fringe in Redondo Beach,CA
and in private collections around the world from Paris to Australia, Canada, Japan, New York to L.A.

All original paintings, prints, digital images of the paintings, cards, or any other representation made of original paintings are copyrighted by Jennifer Beaudet and may not be used for any purpose without prior written consent. Jennifer Beaudet maintains perpetual ownership of the copyright regardless if the painting is sold, given as a gift, or decommissioned and may use and/or reproduce the image at any time in the future in any way she desires.

Feature Friday, MoonshineLamp, Etsy Artist, Rob & Becky


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Wow, did I say WOW? Oh my goodness, I found this amazing shop on Etsy this week, Moonshine Lamp, with Rob & Becky. I couldn’t believe how clever their idea and designs were, so I just had to share on Feature Friday! Rob makes lamps that take you back in time, utilizing unique bottles and iron hardware. I want NOW! They are right here in southern California, such talent. I’m sharing just a few samples with you, enjoy. I will include their bio at the end of the post. ( click on pics to purchase )

Etsy shop, Moonshine Lamp

MoonshineLamp skull

Skull Wall Sconce

The Warehouser

The Warehouser

MoonshineLamp bourbon

Recycled Knob Creek Bottle Hanging Pendant Lamp

MoonshineLamp candles

Wine Bottle Candle Holder Centerpieces

Rob & Becky…

We recycle cast off bottles into beautiful pendant lamps and chandeliers at our studio in Claremont, California. Don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions you may have regarding special bottles, bulk orders, wholesale and unique design ideas. Our bottle lamps and chandeliers are featured in homes and restaurants around the world. For more information, please visit, , or call Rob at 818-621-4089

Heirloom Claremont’s Profile
Heirloom was founded in the spirit of all things handmade. In our brick and mortar store, we feature over 50 artists from the Southern California area, many from the immediate surroundings within Claremont Village – and the list keeps growing.

Becky imagined a place where people could gather, telling stories around the proverbial campfire ( our craft lab table) while making anything and everything that comes to mind. I needed a workshop space that wasn’t taking up half the garage at home. Thus heirloom was born.

Since Becky and I make so many things that our customers love to see, we thought we’d offer them to people who want to buy them on line. Find more information at or visit our brick and mortar store at Thanks for reading!

Rob’s social media:






Feature Friday Etsy Artist, Enzie Shahmiri, PetPortraitsbyNC shop

Oh My Goodness, is what you will be saying when you lay your eyes on Enzie’s portraits! I was featured in an Etsy Treasury with her and then soon discovered her unbelievable talent! I am sharing just a few of her portraits here. The pics will have clickable links to her Etsy shop and her beautiful website. Below the post find her bio & social media sites.


Tabby Cat Portrait Bailey

Tabby Cat Portrait Bailey



Garden Cat

Garden Cat

Horse Portrait

Horse Portrait

Flower Girl

Flower Girl

Enzie’s Bio~~

Enzie Shahmiri etsy artist

My professional portrait artist career began in 1999 and since then my portraits and paintings have been collected world wide. My work has been featured in books, magazines, in a documentary and even minted on a commemorative coin. I also paint decorative artwork for galleries, decorators and licensing firms.

I specialize in very detailed oil paintings and recently added a new line of digital portraits to make my work easily accessible to an even larger audience. Ordering a portrait is very easy – just send me photos of your loved ones and tell me what your budget is and I will give you several options to choose from to fit your needs through my “Built your Portrait” a la carte approach.

You can view my entire portfolio on my website at

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You can also find me on Pinterest and

Enzie’s social media sites~~

Website & Blog
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Feature Friday, Etsy Artist, Mary of Ural Nature


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Now I know it is Black Friday and there is quite the buzz out there on the shopping front, however I suggest that you relax and enjoy shopping from Mary of Ural Nature from Perm Russia, on

Her artistic jewlery are some of my favorites on Etsy! As you might know, Etsy is loaded with jewelry sellers, however Mary is in a league of her own! She produces the most intriguing little microcosms of natural beauty that you have ever laid eyes on. I am including her bio after the pics for you to enjoy, it will bring tears to you eyes, trust me

Here are just a few of her pieces….

ural nature dandelion

Dandelion Resin Necklace~ Ural Nature

ural nature fungus

Whimsical Fungus Sphere Necklace – Forest Lichen and Moss in clear resin – unusual necklace! Ural Nature

Real Moss Globe Earrings~ Ural Nature

Real Moss Globe Earrings~ Ural Nature

ural nature real brown leaf

Real brown leaf necklace – woodsy wonders forest look – rustic woodland jewelry~ Ural Nature

ural nature mary

Mary’s Bio~

About Ural. About Nature.

My name is Mary and with my husband Stanislav we are team behind UralNature. We live and work in a small city near the Ural Mountains or simply the Urals.
Ural is a mountain range in the heart of Russia, it’s such the beautiful wildlife place that inspires us to create unique designs using nature materials.

In our shop you can find unique handmade jewelry with real flowers, leaves, moss, lichen and fern. All this jewelry is created using real plants that have been carefully collected in a herbarium and preserved with non-toxic crystal resin.

Our Etsy shop enables us to be stay-at-home parents to our little daughter. We spend all the time together between making our pieces and traveling, river rafting, gardening and coming up with new ideas.
While making the jewelry we pull from our souls and hoping that you will like this little pieces of Ural Nature.

Feature Friday Etsy Artist, Cattails Woodwork & Etsy Blog Recipe ~~Acorn Cookies


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I am enamored with all things acorn! I was doing a morning search on the other day and found this amazing artist, her name is Brenda Watts, her shop, Cattails Woodwork. Her woodworking skills are unsurpassed! I found so many acorn creations that I don’t know where to start, so I will post her incredible pictures here for you all to enjoy! ( her other non- acorn goodies are fabulous too! )

read Brenda’s bio at the bottom of the post…

also Etsy blog just so happened to post an Acorn cookie recipe, it is posted here too in case you missed it:)

acorn winestops

Acorn Wine Stops by Cattails Woodwork,

cattails woodwork etsy birdhouse

Woodland Acorn Birdhouse by Cattails Woodwork

cattails woodwork etsy

waffle cone roller

Waffle Cone Rollers by Cattails Woodwork

acorn towel rack

Acorn Towel Rack Rustic Home Decorby Cattails Woodwork

acorn doorstop

Acorn Doorstop by Cattails Woodwork

acorn rolling pin

Acorn Pastry Baton Rolling Pin by Cattails Woodwork

cattails woodwork etsy mason jar lid

Wood Canning Jar Lids by Cattails Woodwork Etsy.comCattails Woodwork Shop Brenda Watts Bio ~~                                                 Handcrafted Wood..made for todays home, sure to be tomorrows heirlooms.
For years I made the daily commute to a ‘real’ job. When my daughter was in her last year of high school I realized I was living for weekends and if I was going to change things up it had better be soon.
Because of my love for antiques and beautiful wood I spent the next three years in a Fine Woodworking Program at Holland College, spending most days and many evenings there, LOVING every minute. I learned so much and knew I had only scratched the surface.. ..I still learn something new everyday and have a very long ‘to do’ list, makes each day ‘at work’ special.
I love all the possibilities of wood and have many special pieces squirreled away waiting for inspiration. My lathe is one of my favorite things, I turn most every day, I also have a great respect and love for hand tools and use them often….It is quiet reflective work that makes a snowy day go by quickly.
I source my wood from sustainable managed woodlots, using local and reclaimed whenever possible. Many local woodlot owners and neighbors will contact me when something special is found on their land, maybe hit by lightening, blown down in a storm or taken down as part of their management practices. Each spring my husband and I plant seedlings of old Acadian Forest species such as red oak, yellow birch and rock maple on our acreage to replace the wood I have used and provide for future generations of woodworkers. My wood studio is an 150 year old carriage house with a sunlight addition we built from lumber we cut and milled from trees in our own forest.
Each item is made one at a time here, made to last for generations, to be pleasing to the eye and the hand. From furniture commissions to smaller goods I try to make pieces that will be used and enjoyed every day. My husband and I love to cook in our big farmhouse kitchen, hence my many wooden kitchen wares. Being surrounded by the forest, I tend to make many woodland pieces inspired by what I see when I walk or look out my large shop windows.
My daughter Meghan, who works with warm glass on her days free from her ‘real job’ shares some of my studio space, she makes all the eyes for the whales, owls, dog and bird carvings. She is also known to spend a Saturday with the sander or the drill press when I am really busy. My husband helps with the packing, is excellent at making odd sized shipping boxes and is invaluable during the Christmas season manning the tape gun…also does a wonderful shop ‘clean-up’.
My packaging reflects my commitment to sustainability, I only use natural, eco friendly and/or recycled materials.
Having a sense of humor, some of my pieces are created just to make me laugh….I feel blessed to live the creative life, spend the days with my dogs by my side and to give an occasional chin scratch to my three beautiful British Shorthair cats who hang out in their catio close to my studio on nice days.
Wood is timeless, finely crafted wooden things make both a wonderful gift to give and to receive. I have a small studio gallery here where I welcome many visitors over the summer months. They can meet the maker, see the process, the rough lumber and tools thus gaining an appreciation for the time, skill and attention to detail that goes into each handmade piece.

How To Tuesday Etsy Blog, Acorn Cookies.

Heather Baird of SprinkleBakes Blog! Amazing!!!


The woods behind my house seem to come alive this time of year. As the leaves turn golden, squirrels are doing acrobatics in the trees, mushrooms are sprouting on patches of moss, and acorns are crunching underfoot. The latter is what inspired these cookies. I just love the woodsy look that acorns give holiday decor, and these cookies will bring that charm to your Thanksgiving table. But they’re not all looks – they’re delicious, too.

Vanilla seeds give the meringues an intoxicating scent, and a dip in chocolate and cocoa nibs make them a crunchable treat. The acorns can be endlessly varied, with your choice of ground nuts or seeds. Pumpkin seeds are season-appropriate and make a delightful green-hued acorn “cap.” Pistachios are also a good choice.

Superfine sugar dissolves more easily than regular granulated sugar and helps meringue maintain a light texture, so I suggest using it in this recipe. Look for bags labeled as Caster Sugar in the grocery store, or grind granulated sugar finer in a food processor.

Serve these piled on a serving platter, or place one or two at each diner’s place setting. They make a light dessert and are terrific with strong coffee.

You will need:
2 egg whites, at room temperature
1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
1/2 cup caster sugar
1/4 teaspoon green gel food color
Seeds of 1 vanilla bean or 1/4 teaspoon ground whole vanilla
8 oz. semisweet chocolate chips, melted and cooled
1/4 cup ground cocoa nibs
1/4 cup ground pumpkin seeds
1 teaspoon cocoa powder
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract

To get started, prepare two baking sheets by lining them with parchment paper. Preheat the oven to 170 degrees F.

Place room temperature egg whites in the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with a whisk attachment. It is important that the bowl and whisk both be very clean so that the egg whites whip properly. Beat egg whites on medium speed.                                            etsy-heather-baird-sprinklebakes-acorns-004Once the egg whites are very frothy, stop the mixer and add the cream of tartar. Start the mixer again and continue to beat the egg whites.
Once they form soft peaks, increase the speed to high and gradually add the sugar one tablespoon at a time.  etsy-heather-baird-sprinklebakes-acorns-006 etsy-heather-baird-sprinklebakes-acorns-007 etsy-heather-baird-sprinklebakes-acorns-009 etsy-heather-baird-sprinklebakes-acorns-010

Beat the whites until they are very shiny and hold stiff peaks, but are not dry or crumbly. Add the gel food color and vanilla beans to the bowl and beat again until a consistent green color is achieved.
Spoon the meringue into a large pastry bag fitted with a 1/2-inch round tip.Pipe the acorns in various shapes and sizes. Place the piping tip close to the baking sheet’s surface and squeeze as you slowly and evenly draw it up. Release pressure on the bag (causing a break) to form a point .

Bake the meringues for 90 minutes, turning them halfway through the cooking time to ensure an even bake. The meringues should be hard and dry to the touch, and you should be able to easily lift one from the parchment. Allow them cool completely before assembling. If time allows, you can also turn off the oven and let them sit in the oven for several hours or overnight.                                                                                   Dip the flat ends of the meringues into the melted chocolate and then dip them onto the ground cocoa nibs or ground pumpkin seeds.
Place the acorns back onto the parchment-lined baking sheets. Let dry completely, about 1 hour.

Combine the unsweetened cocoa powder and vanilla in a small bowl. Load a pastry brush with the mixture and hold it above the acorns. Using your fingers, flick the bristles so that the chocolate mixture flecks and speckles the meringues.Allow the meringue acorns to dry for five minutes before placing them on a serving tray. Store the cookies in a container that seals air-tight.
Note: Avoid making meringues during humid weather. Humidity causes meringues to collapse and become sticky.

All photographs by Heather Baird.

Heather Baird is an accomplished painter and photographer, but her passion is creating eye-popping, mouthwatering desserts. She writes about her adventures in the world of creative dessert-making on her award-winning blog, SprinkleBakes. She is the author of the new baking book, SprinkleBakes: Dessert Recipes to Inspire your Inner Artist. Heather lives in Knoxville, Tennesee, with her husband Mark and two mischievous pugs, Biscuit and Churro

How-Tuesday: Adorable Acorn Cookies