Tidbits . . .


I started putting this post together and realized I had so many different things to talk about. I wanted to share them with you because I might need to take a blogging break. My time is not my own these days and I have a lot of irons in the fire. So . . . here is my slightly disjointed, tidbitty post.

Tidbit 1. . .

These sweet white porcelain petals are from the wonderful Ulla.

These are actually for a special project that she and I have been cooking up together. We had a blast the other day creating away in her studio. Have I told you just how wonderful Ulla is? She is one of the most talented and generous people I have ever met. She inspires and cheers on the process of creation in other artists. She passes on her knowledge and love for art in a way I have never seen anyone do. I have learned so much from her and I am so very grateful to have her in my life.

Ulla, if you read this I hope it doesn’t embarrass you, but it is the truth. I had so much fun the other day with you. Thank you for a wonderful afternoon of creating!


Tidbit 2 . . .

I have this beautiful standing lamp that I packed away awhile ago, but recently I brought it back out to bring more light into my living room. The lamp comes with a wonderful lampshade which has a separate gauzy cover. The only problem is that I misplaced the cover. I decided to create another one and didn’t want to spend a fortune. I thought sewing material onto the frame of the shade would be the most economical way to go.

I found this unusual material at Joanne’s. It was really different from what I would normally choose. When I got home I took my needle and thread out and sewed it onto the frame. I wasn’t very neat as I sewed, but I do like the overall effect.





Tidbit 3 . . .

My hubby brought this home to me, today. It is a lemon chocolate truffle! Did you know that chocolate sales during this time have increased by 20%? I thought it looked sweet on my pink rose petals.

I’ll be back soon.

40 comments:

LiLi M. said...

These petals are amazing Nancy, they don't look like porcelain, they look like real! I think it is so right from the heart that you describe your friendship with Ulla, I think you both are lucky persons, as it takes two to tango! I have to go away now, that truffle is stimulating my appetite! Have a great weekend!

Why don't you contact Fishs Eddy and tell them that you want to buy that painting and give them some free publicity in your blog...who knows...good luck!

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Oh how pretty, Nancy! The truffles, the beautiful tidbits...all so ethereal and peaceful. Merci mille fois for the help last night on youtube! I had started out seeing threes but this morning woke up to see three more! This thing multiplied over night like rabbits! Have a beautiful weekend. Bisous, Anita

Zita - Mlle Magpie said...

All of your tidbits are so wonderful, Nancy. I really like the lampshade you made - what a wonderful idea.

Betzie said...

So nice you live near Ulla...that must be such fun to create together! Hard to comeby these days.
I love your lampshade...tres chic!
And of course who can resist a chocolate truffle?
Enjoy..

The Victorian Parlor said...

What fun tidbits! The white porcelain roses are beautiful and
I love what you did with the lamp shade! And the chocolate truffle looks divine:)

Blessings,

Kim

Ulla said...

Can you see me Nancy? I am blushing red as a tomato... thank you for the compliments, but truly you INSPIRE me!
Love the lampshade, something about that color - like a gentle clear meadow stream...
and the truffle, ummm what a treat!
Miss you!
U.

KarenHarveyCox said...

Nancy,
I love what you did with the lampshade. Your elegant touch is so evident in all that you do. You can even make a chocolate truffle sing. What a treat to be with Ulla in her studio. Sound like the irons on the fire are filled with inspiration.

Karen

Joanna Thomas said...

I understand about needing breaks and things in life calling to us... you will be missed in the meantime but I know you will be back soon!
The roses are stricking and I thought real!
The lamp shade is gorgeous! Soft and romantic! I love it!
And what can I say about the truffle other than I have a horrible sweet tooth and chocolate is my favorite thing! YUMMY!!!!
Hurry back!
xoxox

Heather ~Pretty Petals said...

Love your little tidbits... and I DO Love that lampshade! it is gorgeous. The color is beautiful.

Hope you have a nice little break. xoxox

Grace said...

Nancy,

I'm so glad you enjoyed Rima's blog! I could never do what she does, but I love to live vicariously through her.

What beautiful gems you share here! I am envious of your chance to meet and work with Ulla...her blog is amazing, and I have adored Castle in the Sky ever since I first heard of it through your blog (thank you!)

Grace

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Yes, my cousin actually told me where to go...and I fixed it! Thanks to both of you!!! Anita

lorhen82 said...

We'll miss you, but I wish you the best in whatever you do! I look forward to your return from your break! ~Lori

The Wrought Iron Gate said...

It is so peaceful here, reading your tidbits.

The softly curved lines, and limited color palette of your photos feel so organic.....shades of white bring to mind the peaceful stillness of a blanket of snow.....the shades of blue, and fluid placement of the fabric, reflect the gentle ebb and flow of the ocean's waters. Such beautiful shapes and forms. Lovely composition.

Have a restful break. You will be missed.

Best Wishes,
Kay

rochambeau said...

Dear Nancy,
You are right about Ulla! Even though I have never met her in real life, I just feel her energy and that everything you say is true. You TOO are a very talented & generous artist!
Your new shade turned out very well.
Also, your new porcelain roses were a lovely gift from Ulla!! So you!

xox
Constance
ps
Have a productive and fun break!

Enzie at World Market Portraits said...

Lucky for you to meet the talented Ulla! How fun! Just stopped by to say hello and wish you a nice break.

TattingChic said...

That chocolate truffle looks delish!

Your lampshade is beautiful! So inspiring, too! Perhaps I can cover one with tatting! Maybe...maybe not, LOL!

Alison Gibbs said...

Nancy what a wonderful post. I love the lampshade cover
Alison

FrenchGardenHouse said...

I love all your tidbits! Hope you are all doing well, sweet girl. And how fun to create beauty with Ulla. xo Lidy

Rosemary said...

Hi Nancy,
I love every tidbit in your post.
Wonderful!!!
Chat soon,
Rosemary
PS, isn't it nice to have such a good friend like Ulla!

Fifi Flowers said...

Oooh such pretty TIDITS!!!

Berlin Deluxxe said...

A gauzy lampshade... what a splendid idea! I am sure it looks just as dreamy with and without the bulb on.

Gabriela said...

Hello Nancy,

Love these flowers. Hope you will be back soon...


~ Gabriela ~

LW said...

Love the pictures…
Enjoy your break
and have fun working with Ulla, you lucky girl…

Louise

bluemuf said...

Nancy, wonderful tidbits, I loved them all. You did a great job on the lampshade.

Hugs karen

shiborigirl said...

Lovely tidbits Nancy.

Don't stay away TOO long!

I wanted to thank you for your sweet comment the other day. I was feeling so low and it meant a lot to me.

xoxo,

Kate

starrynightimpressions said...

Nancy, if that lemon truffle is from See's candies, then you are eating one of my all time faves!!! lol
There's just something about that dark choc and the tang of the lemon that just is heavenly!!!
Oh no, now I'm craving one, and our nearest See's is an hour away!!!!
blessings,
starrydeborah
PS. Your hubby knows the way to a girls heart doesn't he, lol.

Cathy said...

The lampshade and the chocolate are equally beautiful. Thank goodness you can eat one!

Cath

NeereAnDear said...

Well good for you.... I havent been blogging .... only visiting... been a rough week as you well know... take some time for you or for taking care of business.... you will be missed but at times its a must!

I adore that lampshade that you made... its quite lovely... you really did a nice job...

And the truffle.... oh my goodness!! A way to a womans heart..

LOTS OF HUGS AND LOVE... SEE YOU SOON

JO

Wendy City said...

These are so beautiful! Can you wear these shoes?! I would love to have a pair, even if they're just for decor.

Elyse said...

wonderful tidbits ~ cool things in small packages!

xo

Patti said...

You are so creative and all your items are just beautiful
Hurry back but get some rest.
Hugs
Patti

Lola Enchanted said...

Your tidbits are just absolutely amazing!!

Lori said...

lovely tidbits Nancy...the shade that you made for your lamp is darling...it looks so soft and billowy, very sweet...thank you so much for your kind words left for me...i will miss you here...have a nice break and i will see you when you get back!!!

Maija said...

Be well, sweet Nancy!

Miss Sandy said...

Nancy,
What a wonderful opportunity to sit under the tutelage of an artist you admire so! I hope you have a wonderful break.

anythinggoeshere said...

Oh I hope you are not gone too long. You have a beautiful and inspiring blog. xo Joan

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Hello Nancy! We miss you! Hope all is well. Anita

shiborigirl said...

Hey Nancy,

I know you said you'd be away for a while, but just wanted to let you know I'm thinking about you.

Hope all is well...

Hugs,

Kate

La Maison Fou said...

Love the blog! Just found it on the web. I like the paper shoes, very good.
Leslie

Edie Marie's Attic said...

Hi Nancy!

I really enjoyed your tidbits! The lampshade turned out wonderful- great fabric and color.
Have a great break! We all need to attend to other things sometimes. Hope your "things" are fun ones!!

Bisous, Sherry