Winners announced

Just an update… I have to run but will announce the winners of One World One Heart later.

Stay tuned!

Here are the two winners of my giveaway!

Chris Peden of Evidence of an Artistic Life will receive one vintage German doll torso, one frozen Charlotte doll, and five antique medicine tin lids.

Deirdre of  Riley Coyote Creations will receive a charm similar to this:

I will be sending them both an email message notifying them they have won.

Thanks to everyone who participated in the contest! It was a lot of fun.


I am blessed

Look at this very special gift I received from a very special friend.

I met Lonnie last year at Art & Soul. An amazingly creative artist, she is lovely and so genuinely nice. Her gift touched my heart and reminded me how blessed I am in so many ways.

Yummy florals, velvet, and glitter mixed with Lonnie’s special touch of vintage sweetness.

Thank you, Lonnie! Thank you for the Valentine. Thank you for your friendship!

New on Etsy

Here are my latest listings on artful bliss, my Etsy site.

One World – One Heart

I am so excited to be participating in this worldwide giveaway: One World – One Heart, created by Lisa Swifka. This is a fun way to get acquainted with new people. All you have to do for a chance to win is leave a comment on this post. You’re not even required to have a blog or host your own giveaway (unless you wish to). On Thursday, February 12, I will draw a random participant to win the prizes below! Make sure you leave your email or a link to your blog so I can contact you if you’re the winner.

That’s it… that’s all you have to do… although I do hope you stop by the blog to say hi every once in a while.

If you would like to host your own giveaway, learn more about this event, or if you’d like to meet other participating bloggers, they are listed at the One World – One Heart site. Clicking the logo above will take you there.

UPDATE: If I get 200 entrants, I will add another set of prizes!
Stay tuned!

Here is what the lucky winner will receive: one vintage German doll torso, one frozen Charlotte doll, and five antique medicine tin lids.

These dolls are perfect for creating unique works of art. They are beautiful as the focal piece for a pendant. Add a bit of lace and make a special ornament. Alter and art them up… the possibilities are endless. Because these dolls were dug up from an old doll factory, the amount of detail, distress, and dirt will vary. The doll torso has holes for the arms and legs and measure about 1 3/4 inches tall. The frozen Charlotte is about 2 inches tall. The jewelry box and the hand are not included in the giveaway and are used for display only.

The small tin lids are very old. There are no bottom pieces, only the tops. The color is a deep yellow with very decorative trim. These would be so perfect for making ornaments or charms. Find small treasures to encase in resin. Attach to a chain and wear as a pendant. Or paint it and make a mini collage. Each tin is about 2 inches in diameter.

New Etsy listings

I only have time for a short post… I should be sleeping right now! I listed some really cute new items in my etsy store: artful bliss. Here’s a little teaser for you…

Happy shopping!

New items for sale

I think my etsy shop looks better than ever. I got rid of most of those eBay-type-mug-shot thumbnails I had on my listings. I hope the new snazzy pics entices everyone to buy, buy, buy! Click on the photos below to link directly to the items at artful bliss.

Fun finds for you

Here are some of the items for sale at my Etsy store.

If you need a little stocking stuffer for that hard to buy for creative person, one or more of these items would be a thoughtful gift. Or if you want a something for yourself, these little goodies are the perfect for a little guilt-free shopping therapy.

Art Deco Style Antique Radio Escutcheon
Radio Escutcheon
Antique German Doll
German Doll
Art Deco Style Antique Radio Escutcheon
Radio Escutcheon
Doll Face
German Doll Face

Old Pocket Watch Case
Pocket Watch Case

Vintage Brown Leather Coin Purse
Brown Leather Coin Purse

Fancy Vintage Ladies Watch
Vintage Watch
Silver Shaker
Silver Shaker
3 Frozen Charlotte Dolls
Frozen Charlotte Dolls

Victorian Doll Legs
Victorian Doll Legs

Tiny Vintage Perfume Bottle - Bottom Cut Off
Perfume Bottle
Vintage Tin Ice Cream Spoons
Tin Ice Cream Spoons