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I am artist of texture and color. I enjoy working with textiles, mixed media and the graphic arts. I am an avid cottage gardener with a love for pass along plants and big fluffy pink peonies and pink roses. Many of my tangible creations reflect my love of the garden and all its wonderful colors. I am not one who will settle for neutral colors as they bore me. I have been selling my creations online since 2002 beginning as a hobby and 10 years later my art is my full time passion.
Visit my website at http://MarionberryCottage.com
I am a regular contributor to http://ShabbyLaneShops.com magazines

27 April 2010

as promised....

 some more pics of my new granddaughter Lilian Grace. She and mommy came home from the hospital yesterday!

Our little "strawberry"

proud "big sister" Lynsie

and here's proud grand "papa"

23 April 2010

Welcome Lilian Grace

An exciting event in our family! Our second granddaughter was born yesterday April 22nd. She is 7lb 7oz 21.5 inches long. We had a bit of a scare, her heart beat was irregular and soared over 230 a couple times so she was transferred from our little town hospital to OHSU hospital Portland Oregon for monitoring. Everything seems to be fine as it looks like her heart is correcting itself on its own. I got this pic from my daughter's cell phone this morning, and you can count on lots more to come!
Lilian Grace Angelo

17 April 2010

The vintage alphabet party

It's time for the monthly party over at Etsy Cottage Style Blog! This month it is the letters E and F. I had to really think this one out---I even googled "words started with "F" LOL.... But I did come up "French" and "Fleur" (which translates to  Flowers in english)---and I just happen to have a pillow stitched up with vintage trims and a vintage greeting card image that says "Panier de Fleurs" or "basket of flowers.

 So in keeping with the French and Fleur theme, here are a couple of vintage postcard images to share

14 April 2010

Lasting friendships made...

I just returned from the ShabbyLaneShops member retreat in the Smoky Mountains of Tennessee!
It was wonderful to meet so many talented website owners and learn about their talents thru some very informative classes. The best part is we all became fast friends and had great fun! It was hard to leave those lovely ladies and fly home! I promised to share some pics--so here they are~

 the massive Cabin Catherine rented for all of us

posing for our group pic--the SLS sisters and friends!

our nightly visitor,he was a BIG guy!

Bunny and Rita cook Italian sausage and sauce for us!
Bunny carted that sausage all the way from New York!

a day  of shopping hitting the antique malls and flea markets!

Left to right---Lynn of The Vintage Nest, Carla of Blue Heron Studios, Rita of Tesorofino, Bunny of B.Catherine Designs, and Claudia of Antica

 a drive up to the Smoky Mt national park--the redbud trees were gorgeous!

overlooking Gatlinburg Tenessee

I hope you enjoyed! This was my first time visiting this part of the country. Being from the Pacific Northwest, this was a long way from home. I will treasure the memories and the many friends I have made!

03 April 2010

Happy pink Easter

To all my wonderful bloggie friends!
something pretty and pink

image courtesy of ShabbyLaneShops.com

I have been a bit busy, and a bit under the weather recently, so have not been blogging to much.
Getting ready and so excited about the upcoming Shabby Lane Shops member retreat in the Smokey Mountains of Tennessee April 8-12! I will take lots of pictures to share with you too.


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