Tuesday, July 30, 2013


I love the Union Jack!  Being part British I saw it all my life with my Great Grandparents. And of course being Canadian it was our flag until 1965.  There is just something about the design that I adore.

You see the Union Jack all over in fashion.  Something as simple as this lovely cardigan pattern from Ravelry to a beautiful gown or these fabulous pants on Kate Moss, these were made from a vintage Union Jack and actually sewn onto her for the shoot.

Or how about a fab handbag or tote,  I love the last one.  The first one is only $79.99 and the second is a real bargain at $22.99, both available through Amazon.com.

How about a gorgeous time piece.  These clocks are really lovely or something a little more personal like this watch from LUULLA, I think I am going to get this at just $19.99 and $5. shipping how can I not?

 Home Decor has just gone wild with the Union Jack pattern.  Love the sofa and dresser but this JACK PORTER Chair really does it for me.  At $8,625.00 I will just have to look at it in pictures.

You can go for something smaller like this adorable stool or make your own table from an old electrical spool or just about any flea market find.  I made a great footstool from a small antique one I had.  I just painted the Union Jack onto heavy cotton then distressed and polished it.

Or maybe just  a throw rug or a throw pillow.  The Union Jacks in design are not just red, white and blue anymore.  I think the other colour combinations are so chic yet organic looking.

If you don't want to go all out why not just hang a picture on the wall or add a funky teapot or cup like the gorgeous one in the middle with the Union Jack and the bunting ( that's another whole post just on bunting) from NOT ON THE HIGH STREET.

A Union Jack throw always looks fabulous like these from AN ANGEL AT MY TABLE.   I love the idea of sleeping under the Union Jack especially with a great vintage looking quilt like this one from  R & H BABY AND CHILD.

Whether you choose a little Union Jack or a lot of Union Jack, there is just something about this grand old Royal flag that adds a bit of class to everywhere it goes.

Saturday, July 27, 2013

TA DA!!!!!!!!!!

Thanks to all 10 entries for the MY HIPPY HEART Necklace.  I am proud to announce the winner by Random Number Generator is..........

...number 2,  LADY OF THE WOODS!  Congratulations, e-mail me you name and address and I will send your necklace right out.

Friday, July 26, 2013


Good morning everyone!  You ever have that perfect day?  Today is a perfect day here on the farm.  The weather is gorgeous, no humidity.

I want to start the post with a picture our son took the other day when he went to Toronto Island with his family.  This is the shot looking at Toronto.  Toronto Island is a lovely place.  You can only get there by ferry.  It was a cottage community but now the few residents live there all year.  There is a little fairgrounds there in the summer.

We sat on the porch enjoying the peaceful morning today.  The sun is shining through the trees and the plants are thriving.  Even though we still have a lot of clean up from the storm it is nice to just sit and take in the glory of summer.

The front gardens looked so pretty this time of morning.  My Clematis is blooming perfectly.

Atticus is always near the bird feeders watching for squirrels.  Daisy and Rufus are out wandering around the top of the farm.  We got a little behind with the gazebo, hubby is doing the shingling today and we will have it painted very soon.  I just love it.  The old windows look great.  I call it my Hippie Retreat.  The stone bench sat at my grandparents farm for over 30 years now it resides here.  The little green wicker chair was a great thrift store find.  I got two of them for $12.00.

Well, Atticus and I have things to do today so we are off.  Don't forget to sign up here for MY HIPPIE HEART NECKLACE GIVEAWAY I will draw tonight at midnite.

Wednesday, July 24, 2013


They came and cut up the big tree yesterday, thank goodness.  They also completely got rid of the tree that was on the studio.  But, the insurance would not cover the tree that was uprooted so we will have to take care of that later.

This little old table with my herb amazingly did not move during the storm.  It is finally a nice normal weather day today.  Sunny but cooler, perfect for getting some art done for my shop.  I am working on Halloween signs made of reclaimed old pine.  The pups are waiting for me, they love it when we are in the studio.

These were the signs I did last Halloween, they sold right out!  I wish I had kept that little witch.

Don't forget to sign up for MY HIPPIE HEART NECKLACE GIVEAWAY from my ETSY SHOP WICKED FAERIE QUEEN.  I will draw a winner on Saturday.  Just click  the GIVEAWAY to enter.

Well, I had better get back.  I will catch up with everyones posts over the weekend.  Hope you all have a lovely day.