November 28, 2018

Johanna Parker's Delightful Christmas Folk Art


I just know that you'll be tickled by these adorable 
Christmas folk art creations by Johanna Parker!

Whether an ornament, figurine, bell, or perched atop a candy dish,
each papier mache character smiles with personality and vintage charm.
Shiny tinsel or a sweet dusting of glitter add a magical touch.
Along with rosy-cheeked snowmen and Santas, you'll find
other whimsical cuties like owls, mice, penguins and cats
to help you celebrate Christmas!

More of Johanna's work here:

November 21, 2018

Give Thanks to Him & Praise His Name -Psalm 100:4

“As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that 
the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.”
– John Fitzgerald Kennedy

With full hearts, let us live out our appreciation
for our God, our families, and our friends.
Grateful. Blessed.
Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!

November 18, 2018

A (Vintage) Thanksgiving Turkey Dinner


As a fan of vintage illustrations, I thought it would be fun to gather 
several of them to depict the traditional Thanksgiving Day turkey dinner.
From stuffing the bird, to roasting, serving, and carving it,
these images invite you to a classic Thanksgiving meal 
with warmth and a bit of humor, as well!

As we count our many blessings this season,
I wish a Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!

More Thanksgiving posts from My Paisley World~
10 Thanksgiving Myths Disspelled
The Art of...Turkeys
Psalms of Thanksgiving
Lincoln's 1863 Thanksgiving Proclamation

November 15, 2018

Crochet Inspiration


For those who crochet, I'm offering a cache of creations
to inspire you to pick up your hook and meet new challenges!
Enjoy these rich color combinations,
the variety of stitches,
the promise of cozy warmth under a handcrafted blanket!
Nothing beats it.

November 11, 2018

Veteran's Day Gratitude

How grateful I am to live in the United States of America!
In appreciation to every member of every branch 
of the United States Armed Forces.
May God bless you for serving our country!

November 9, 2018

Jane Walker's Jazzy Linocuts

Bottles and Pears

Jane Walker is a super-talented printmaker who caught my eye on Twitter.
Her bio line there says, "Still chasing that elusive perfect linocut."
Well, Jane, I believe the chase is over.

Jane's still life linocuts are nothing short of stunning.
Graphic patterns, color choices that are deep and rich,
and hints of mid-century design
combine to give impact and wow-factor.

Stormy Sky

Lemon and Moon

Tulips and Stripes


Eardley Pot and Plums

Snowdrops and Pomegranate

More of Jane's work here:

November 4, 2018

Classic Christmas Signs by Wood and Papercraft


If, after years of the same old-same old decorations,
you're feeling it's time to refresh your Christmas decor,
then you need to consider one of these terrific wood signs!
They're handcrafted by the talented Carolyn Grow,
who sells them through her Etsy shop, Wood and Papercraft.
In addition to these great signs she's created, 
Carolyn is happy to do custom work.

Much more Wood and Papercraft here: