Wednesday, June 26, 2013

gold chest makeover; bdays and flowers

morning !

hope its been a great week for you all.  Despite being a bit ill (i have shingles! yuck!!) I managed to do a little shopping and found a cute little chest of drawers which I picked up (as an early day
 present to myself!!) and used a gold paint rub to change it to gold from the original teak stain
 .  It kind of reminded me of a little florentine table I have seen in a Rachel aswell pic/book... I may do a little more painting on top of it, some florentine type pattern....

shape looks a bit strange here, but its really cute!

Made another star but with wire rather than willow.; just wanted to see how it would look..

Was so excited when my little german sentiment cups arrived!! ; forget me not, remember me and love the giver! looove them!

lined a little box with some more RA treasures fabric..

my stock; still going strong after a week!

Sunday was my sons birthday.  Sam is no longer with us as some of you know.  He would have been turning thirteen; we always remember him on his bday with helium balloons and cake!

We still miss him dearly; always will... 

Here he was clowning around... he always made us laugh..

just added a little pic of some flowers I did for a client; first holy communion celebration... they look so spring like; although its winter right now! the tulips giv it that look and the fresh colours.

Have a wonderful week everyone!! best wishes to you all,
Laura xx

                            Linking up to Shabbilicious Friday at Shabby Art Boutique


  1. Laura,
    I am not sure I can write you a comment, I can't contain my tears, Very Happy Belated Birthday Sam

    Laura he is in the shelter of Gods wings. Know that Sams arms are wrapped around you in comfort, he has a life of beauty we on earth can not imagine.

    Thank you for sharing your beauty, grace and sadness. I too am over joyed that you took this time to visit me, I hope you found inspiration in my post. Yes Fifi's wedding book is going to inspire all, its not just about weddings but homes, and the beauty of a home wedding, or a barn wedding and the cottage style, pairie style, as well as a French brocante feel to the tone and inspiring mood this book will lend.

    I am excited to have a coffee table wedding book that inspires romance.

    Your little treasure looks divine with its new finish, and the dream catcher star wrapped up in tatter is soulful.

    Thank you again for gracing your beauty for us to enjoy and inspire by.



  2. Happy birthday to your beautiful Sam, it is so lovely that you still celebrate for him and keep his memory so close to your hearts. He was a gorgeous boy and you must miss him terribly. Your flower arrangements are looking lovely, you have a real talent for it. It's nice to have you back in blog land, I love catching up with you and what you're up to xx

  3. I hope you are feeling better now Laura. You always share such beauty in your posts and today I feel blessed that you shared Sam with us. I'm glad that you celebrate his life in this way. Thank you for sharing at Shabbilicious Friday this week. ♥

  4. Thank you for following us at Red Rose Alley. Your blog is so lovely, and I love this 'Forget Me Not' cup on here. And pink roses always makes me smile. For some reason, it doesn't show that you are following on our gadget, so you might want to try again. I noticed that you are interested in Interior Design. Jess has her degree in Interior Design, and has always loved this too.

    It's so nice to meet new friends. Have a sweet day.

    ~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

  5. Oh Laura. You are such an angel, and I truly consider you such a blessing to me. You inspire me with the hugeness of love in your heart, your passion for beauty, and the sweetness in your soul. God bless you, my sister-in-Christ. Sending you a special {{hug}} on this, Sam's special day. ♥ with all my love...xoox laurie

  6. Oh....and I will keep you in my prayers that your shingles heal quickly!! xoxo laurie

  7. I am so sorry, as you know, about those shingles. UGH. I love your little chest of drawers and your sweet sentiment cup. That is a darling piece. I know Sam's birthday must be bittersweet-glad that you gave birth to such a wonderful boy only to lose him back to God. I think the only hope is in knowing that someday you will see him again. His personality just shines through the pictures, Laura. Blessings to you- xo Diana

  8. Hello Laura, thank you for stopping by my blog. So you are a designer by trade? You make beautiful things!!! I do not have such talent! I am so very sorry abut your son, he was so very cute. We believe that he is so joyous and happy now, but I know that does not ease the pain of your loss. And I am also sorry about the shingles, I know they are very painful!!!

  9. hi laura!
    i didn't know you'd started another blog.. it's absolutely beautiful and i look forward to looking through every bit of it.
    thinking of you on your son's birthday. what a sweet boy he was!
    hope you recover from shingles soon.. it's a terrible and painful thing.
    cheryl xo

  10. MMMMM SO AMAZING pics:) your blog Is really great.

    Check out my new post and have a great weekend dear:)

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  11. You lost a son??God I'm so sorry, kids would not go away from us-no,I send a big hug!!!♥♥♥