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Friday, February 4, 2011

A Little Vintage Charm

Jackson Square/New Orleans

Last week, I went to visit the St. Louis Cathedral in New Orleans.

Jeanne d'Arc Necklace

While I was there, I bought a medallion of Jeanne d’Arc for my

special daughter-in-law, Nikki and created this necklace for her

with a key, a crown, and gear for her birthday.

"Charmed" Wall Hanging

Then, I created this wall hanging for her. It includes one of my

favorite images from Shabby Cottage Studio. I couldn’t wait to

make a collage using this vintage blue necklace. It is being entered

in the Spot Prize challenge at Dezinaworld where the theme is


Sugar-Sweet Lollipops

Then, I made these for my grandchildren to accompany

the other gifts. Of course, the sugar is actually white glitter!

The heart images are from Shabby Cottage Studio too!

They're fun to make--Honestly, I don't know how the idea

popped into my head--but I think they'd also be cute to

stick inside a planter in the house.

While at the cathedral last week, I prayed for all of my family

and friends--and that includes all of you that I have

met while blogging.

Wishing you a beautiful weekend~A Happy Pink Saturday!

and a Spiritual Sunday!!!

Linking this up to:


Pink Saturday

Spiritual Sunday


A Vintage Chic said...

What beautiful, heartfelt gifts for your loved ones, Cindy! How lucky they are to have you to create these beauties for them!

And what a gorgeous photo of Jackson Square--I hope to get to New Orleans one of these days--never been yet!

Hope your day is wonderful, my friend!


Suzann said...

Just love the lollipops for the grandkids and the beautiful wall hanging for your daughter in law.
Thanks for being so creative and sharing your work with us, we are all very priviliged
Suzann xoxoxo

Anonymous said...

You are way to young to have grandchildren!!! But I know they'll love your sweet gifts!

That cathedral reminds me of Disney's castle....perhaps the tall steeples?

You sure live in a pretty part of the country...thanks for sharing!

Have a divine weekend!

Sarah said...

Cindy, you've made some beautiful gifts and valentines. Those lollipops are the cutest! They are sure to bring big smiles. Happy Pink Saturday~ Sarah

Shirley said...

Wonderful post, thank you for your prayers!

StamperBee said...

Beautiful things. Hope you are having a nice weekend. Hugs, Kim

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

How pretty, Cindy! What a lucky DIL you have! Love the lollipops, too.

Victorian1885 said...

Hello Cindy
Your creations are lovely and your Daughter In Law will love her necklace. Thank you for saying a prayer! Have a good weekend!

Boom said...

Hi Cindy, When I was a very poor college student I sat in Jackson Square on the weekends and did charicatures of people to make a little money.
I love that area....Boom

Barbara said...

Thanks for the prayers Cindy! I know I need 'em. Your gifts are all just beautiful and I know your grandchildren will love those Valentines just as the daughter-in-law will love that necklace.

Hugs my friend,

Jil~Say It With Roses said...

You made such lovely gifts! They will become treasured heirlooms!
What a lucky daughter-in-law to get that pretty necklace. She will love it!

Sherry said...

How creative, you have such a good talent. I know they will be blessed by the gifts and your talent. Thank you for sharing.

Donnie said...

What a great trip you had to the Cathedral and prayers are always appreciated. Loved all the pretties you made this time.

Chris said...

Gorgeous photo and fabulous wall hanging and little charms pops. Keep Well.
Hugs, Chris

FredaB said...

i really like the things you design. The lollipops were special.



Donna said...

That cathedral is just stunning, Cindy! Did you get any photos inside? I adore the necklace you made! It is just gorgeous, and your DIL will love it for sure!! And the wall hanging is beautiful, love the crinkly seam binding. The "lollipops" are just too sweet!

The Quintessential Magpie said...

she is going to love that necklace, and oh, how wonderful it was to see st. louis cathedral. i love nola. just in case you're wondering... i'm not trying to ape ee cummings with no capitals. i'm having computer issues. sometimes it works and sometimes not and sometimes the 'a' key works and sometimes not. fun for a blogger. lol. :-)

pink saturday blessings to you.

Ginger~~Enchanting Cottage said...

These are all so beautiful! Thank-you so much for your prayers for all of us.
God Bless,

Heather's Blog-o-rama said...

all of those i tems are lovely and that necklace is fabulous :) :) I love necklaces like that, where every part has a special meaning. The cathedral looks absolutely gorgeous. I think New Orleans would be a great place to visit. Lots of history and beauty :) :)Have a great weekend, Cindy. love and hugs from Oregon, Heather :)

Anonymous said...

Hi Cindy!
Your family is very lucky to have you creating such gorgeous goodies for them. Thanks for the inspiration!
Blessings and Hugs,

Grace said...

What a gorgeous necklace! Happy Pink Saturday. Grace xoox

Linda said...

Charming necklace, Cindy~ I'm sure your daughter-in-law will love it! I loved Jackson to visit the street artists and musicians and the surrounding shops! The museum with all the Mardi Gras costumes was one of my favorite places to visit! The park area is very lovely, as well!

Ornaments by Pink said...

the necklace you created is beautiful! I really like those lollipops for the grandchildren
they are so sweet!

Marilou of Lulu's Lovlies said...

What a beautiful necklace Cindy and the lollipops are so fun, what wonderful creations you come up with, Hugs my friend and thank you for your prayers! Marilou xoxo

Whidbey Woman said...

Very sweet and precious gifts, with lots of love behind them. Thanks for sharing!

Devonay said...

Beautiful Cindy! Every last bit of it. You are so talented.

Barbara Jean said...

all too sweet Cindy!

What color is the pale pink on the 'candy' for your g.daughters?

barbara jean

Lesley said...

Such a pretty cathedral! Love what you've been making, especially the hanging. Gorgeous.
Have a lovely weekend.
Lesley x

The Bear's Blog said...

Beautiful Cathedral. Your creations are just amazing. And you are always in my prayers.


Roselle said...

Oh what a beautiful cathedral! Do U have more pics to share?

LOVE that wall hanging and of course, the Valentine pops. I think they'd be cute in a vintage bottle too. Instead of one bloom, one lolli ;)
Happy PS

Dawn said...

Wow more simply wonderful things to look at. I am sure all persons concerned will be happy with their gifts

Love Dawn xx

sarah said...

your creations are beautiful....just like your heart.

Manni said...

Hi Cindy
Thank you so much for visiting my blog!!! I LOVE your blog, the tags you've created are beautiful. I also like that necklace you made for your d-i-l.
Can't wait to see more of your postings : )

Anonymous said...

Oh my goodness, love everything but especially those lollipops. And, wait a minute, when did I miss daughter-in-law and grandchildren? ;) You are very blessed.
Much love your way my friend.

La said...

HI Cindy!

The lollipops are so sweet and would make a wonderful adornment to a gift package.

Hope you are having a wonderful weekend. La

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Happy Pink Saturday Cindy Sweetie...
What a beautiful share this is. I so enjoyed this view of the St. Louis Cathedral in New Orleans. How gorgeous it is. Thank you for the prayers.

I love the crown, key and medallion necklace that you made for your DIL, Nikki. What a treasure for her to keep for many years to come.

Now those delicious little sugar coated lolli's are just scrumptous looking. So pretty and I just know your grands are going to love them. That is a wonderful idea, and your wall plague is beautiful as well. What artistic talents you have sweet friend. I so enjoyed my visit today.

Hope you have a beautiful weekend. Many hugs and much love, Sherry

Anonymous said...

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Charlotte said...

Beautiful Cindy. Thank you for sharing your beautiful creations with us. And thank you for all the prayers.

Tammy@beatrice banks said...

Beautiful photo of the cathedral! Love all your pretty creations.
Happy PS!

Cathy said...


Love this post. What an awesome idea using the heart Valentine images on popsicle sticks. They would be perfect tucked into a cupcake, on a cake or in a floral arrangement. Brilliant. Love it. You go girl.

Happy Pink Saturday,


Kaye Swain - SandwichINK for Grandparents and Caregivers said...

Oh Cindy, How cute! And you know me - my fave are the cute "lollipop" sticks for the grandkids. How fun! And more ideas popping in my brain, thanks to you, for fun winter activities for grandparents and grandchildren. I did buy the tags, but couldn't quite entice the grandboys from their fun Wii games for the grand kids (and not-so-seniors-granny nanny), so will try again this week. :) Have a happy Pink Saturday.

suziqu's thread works said...

There is no doubt about you Cindy. Just gorgeous and made with love!

MTJ said...

Hi Cindy,

Thank you for sharing these very creative and beautiful pieces.

Blessings and peace.


Susan Allan said...

You do have some lovely kind thoughts, Cindy.
The cathedral is magnificent. Living in the UK, and not keen on travel,this is one way I can see the rest of the world. So, thank you!

You picked up some interesting bits and pieces and have made a beautiful gift. Yes, they would be excellent plant pot labels.

Good work!!!!!!!!

best wishes
Sue xx

wearestampers said...

These are all very charming! Lovely work!

Linda M. said...

Happy Pink Saturday Cindy, Thanks for sharing the catherdal picture. It's wonderful that it is still there. Your gifts to your DIL are beautiful. Sweet lollipops! Hugs, Linda

Mari said...



Anonymous said...

Cindy, have you visited Astrid's page, Artistic Efforts? It's at:

Let me know what you think? I am blown away by the amazing artists in this world. Blown away.

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...


These are just beautiful!! I love the lollipops!! I have two heart shaped vintage like postcards and you have just given me inspiration on what to do with them!!


Char said...

So much talent and the necklace is stunning!!! Love the pops too, Happy Pink Saturday, Char

Anonymous said...

Hi Cindy, hope you have had a wonderful weekend. Your work is always so inspiring. I love the necklace for your daughter,its beautiful.Your beautiful piece for the Dezinaworld challenge, certainly is 'charming'
thanks so much for your entry
hugs June x

Sara said...

Hi Cindy. Love the photo of Jackson Square. I went to New Orleans before the floods. ITs good to see that it hasnt changed Jackson Square much. Is it all back to normal round there now? I have often wondered how it looks now after those floods. The wall hanging piece is absolutely beautiful. Hugs Sara

saltbox treasures said...

Hi Cindy, you have been busy! Love all your pretty creations, especially those lollipops!
Have a great Sunday!
~ Julie

Love of the Sea said...

Happy Pink Saturday!!! Hope you are having a great weekend....take care...XOXO

Pamela said...

Hi Cindy!!

Thank you for visiting me and the wonderful compliments of my home!! Thanks too for becoming a follower!
I have never been to New Orleans but would love to see it one day. For now I will visit it through your blog!
Pamela :)

Fliss said...

Totally gorgeous artwork Cindy. Love it all!

Lynn Stevens said...

My goodness girl you have been busy! So many wonderful Valentine things, Love what you made for your daughter, I'm sure she will too.
Have a great weekend
hugs Lynn