Monday, June 29, 2009


Here are a few pics of new displays at the store.
Many of these things will be listed in my
blog shop in upcoming posts.

Here is just a little corner of a new display.

I am still busy making the little flower nests.
New in the store are the word rocks. (kind of shown below.)
Little flat rocks with letters on them to make words.
Right now
Blessed, and

Can you see them laying on the mirror tray?
I'll get a closer pic when i list them.
Words made to order too.
They are an adorable acc. to the nests.

I finally got into the sea shell thing, and found
these cute little pics just the other day.

I love this tall piece.
Not sure what you would call it,
but it is very unique, and
definitely a great focal point in any display.

I also just found the shell dish.
Love that color!!

This is still a work in progress.
We are calling it
the Apothecary area.
That is from one of our favorite blogs,
the Apothecary Shoppe.

Love all the creams.

Thanks for joining me on this little tour today.

Please email if you saw any treasures you loved,
and keep an eye out at the gift shop for postings.

Barbara Jean

Thursday, June 25, 2009


This is a picture of the Patriotic display at the store.
Please click on picture to enlarge, and
let me know if you see anything of interest to you.

This is a mini parade.
It ranges from 1 7/8" to 2 3/4" tall.
It is made of metal, and there area 10 pieces.


Here is a closeup of two of the pieces.

In this picture:

Patriotic folk art chicken
9 1/4" square

# B732 $ 12.00

2 available


Little Patriotic Bears
(Little banner and flag made by me. =0)
3 1/2" tall

2 boys, 2 girls available.

$4.25 each.

Email me, or leave a comment
it interested in any of these fun Patriotic Treasures.

Sunday, June 21, 2009


Today I'll show you some pink signs I've painted.


Powder Room
10 x 8 1/2"
Painted with pale pink roses and a sponged background.
Edged in a darker rosy pink.



'Tea Time' #1
10 1/2 x 7 "
A large, soft ink rose on the edge
flourished with buds, leaves, and pink ribbon.

'Tea Time' #2
Tea Time in an oval of little roses,
dry brushed around the edges,
and bordered with a flourish of little roses and a ribbon.



These signs are all painted on 12"-3/4" pine boards.

Please click on photos to see larger view.

Email with questions or purchase requests.

Thank you for coming by.

Barbara Jean

Friday, June 19, 2009


I've added more flower nests.
If you would like something special,
egg color, paper style,
let me know.

All are $8.50
$10.50 with glove

$3.00 shipping and handling

All are 5" nests, and may be purchased
with glove, while supplies last.
(hard time finding gloves at an affordable price!)

#1 darker white "lace" paper with brown edge.


with glove $10.50

SOLD thank you

#2 creamy music paper


#3 white lace paper with pointy leaves, and lighter nest


#4 white white music paper with
love, joy, hope, and blessings on petals


thank you!

I'm making more. Let me know if interested.

Thank you and blessings,
barbara jean

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Sewing Stuff

I'm listing some of my hand-crafted sewing items today.

Pin Cushion Box

This is a black, 2 drawer little box with a
pin cushion made of old lace on top.
It measures 3x3x4 1/2" tall.
Both drawers open for little storage of your treasures.

On the top left hand side of it is a tea stained bow.
(acc. on [pic not included).


thank you.


This is a mini, I mean mini,
sewing basket.
It measures about 1 1/4" square.

Inside are little pieces of fabric.
Embroidery thread, sewing spool,
tape measure, and button card also included
and hand made by me.
They are really tiny!!
There is a story with this,
but i will tell you another time.


This is a 4 drawer, black, pin cushion box,
with little feet.
It measures 5 1/2x4: deep,
and is 7" tall.

The top is a tapestry type fabric,
with a button center,
and black trim around the sides.


Thank you for joining me today at the shop.

Click on the two pics of the store
for better detail.
If you see anything you have questions,
just email me.

Barbara Jean

Friday, June 12, 2009

Tea Sets

I love miniature tea sets!!
Here are a few available for you.

This 1998 Precious Moments set has 8 pieces.
The little sugar 'wheelbarrow' has a lid, and so does house tea pot.
They range from 1/2-2" tall.
Tray is 4" around.


Or how about Cabbage Roses.
This is also an 8 piece set.
Size 1/2" - 1 1/4"
Tray is 5"


And this is my 'formal' tea set.
Royal Norfolk Greenbriar Int. Inc.
Beautiful 9 piece set with dainty roses.
Tea pot and sugar bowl both have lids.

size 7/8" - 2 7/8"
tray is 5 1/2" oval.

close up of tray and saucers.
(1 saucer has the tiniest chip in edge)

Shipping not included in prices.

Email me if interested in any of these.

More hand-crafted treasures coming soon!!

Blessings on you day,
Barbara Jean

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Pin Cushions, sachets, and needle holders.

I love having the vintage look around the store.
Sometimes that means i have to make my own 'vintage'.

So here are a few of my hand-crafts for you.

This is a pin cushion made from a candle holder.
I have put oldish white buttons in the bottom,
and added a creamy old doily to the top.
Tied a bit of lace around it,
and added an angel and more buttons to the top.

This beautiful piece is 7" Tall and 3" wide at base.
#347 pin cushion

$15.00 plus shipping and handling.

Thank you Mikki

These are sweet little gifts for a special someone who sews.
They are needle holders made of wool felted.
I taught myself to embroider simple stitches so i could do these.

The one on the left with the yellow button and edging,
is 3x3 1/2 closed, and 7" open.

#82 yellow needle holder
$8.50 plus shipping

SOLD Thank you so much!!

There are two pages inside both for holding needles.
(sorry, lost pic)

The one on the right with the blue bow and edging,
measures 3x3" and is 6" open.
#81 blue needle holder


thank you

(these can be made to order. 12/12/09)


These are two lavender sachets from
embroidered vintage doilies.
both have ribbons to hang,
and are a fan shape.
This is the back.

And below is the front.
Much prettier. =0)

The blue one on the left measures 3x3 1/2.

#83 blue sachet
$4.50 plus shipping

The pink sachet on the right measures 4x5".
#84 pink sachet $7.00

SOLD Thank you so much!!

prices do not include shipping.

Please, email me if you have any questions or want to order.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

"Bronzed" Baby Shoe Bookends

"Bronzed" Baby Shoe Bookends

I could not decide whether to 'bronze' paint these again,
or paint them ivory.
so here they are,
and you can do them up however you would like.

Left Shoe

Right Shoe
(right shoe is worn on back too,
and you can see the boards
they are on need some TLC also)


These have been around for awhile, and
still have the original felt on the base bottom.

7 1/2" wide
7" deep
4 1/2" tall

$18.00 plus shipping

Send me an email if you have questions
or would like these little treasures.
First come.

Monday, June 8, 2009



Tami @ "aunt mimis creations"

Was the first to comment and follow on my new shop blog.
So she wins a wonderful flower bird nest like the one pictured in the first post.

Tami also has a wonderful blog of her own treasures,
a girls gotta nest
and has been a terrific help in getting me started on this.

To all the others who have so graciously welcomed my new blog,



Now down to business.

I'm going to ease into this by posting little
areas of my real live store here in town.
If you see anything you are interested in,
Please email me for information.
(give me your zip code too,
so I can give your quotes including postage.)

So here are the first few pics:
Click to see larger view

Thank you so much for coming by.

Barbara Jean


I am making more of the flower nests.

Approximate size 6"
Papers may vary.
(Fern for photo only)

$8.00 includes shipping




If you are the first visitor to follow my new on line gift shop blog,
You have just won a prize!!


Now, hang in there with me all my friends,
while i get this set up and going.

Barbara Jean