Thursday, March 21, 2019


I was going to toss these bunnies I have 
had since the 1980's and then thought "I
just need to redo them of course!"  I
also redid three eggs from that era
by recovering them!  They were very
bright foil colors before.

I especially loved the pansy one!

I admire the creativity of Wendy Addison
and ordered some cones made by her that
were resold on ebay.  Her shop "The
Theater of Dreams" is in Port Costa, Ca.
I really enjoy her Christmas and Spring designs
and her recreation of Victorian Ephemera.

Wednesday, March 20, 2019


For quite a few years I have looked for a
Welbeck teaset or at least the teapot that
was sold through Victoria Magazine back
in the l990's.  Last month was my birthday
and we went to Kansas City for the day.  On
the way back we stopped in a small town
antique mall and look what I found:

I was beside my with happiness when I 
happened upon a booth with this set and
the seller had proudly displayed the
magazine pages where the Welbeck 
Chintzware was sold.  I got all the 
pieces above for $140.00.

Since it is the first "official" day of spring
I thought I would enjoy it in the kitchen.

When we lived in Colorado, there
was a woman who had a booth along
the feeder road flea markets in
Ft. Collins.  She wanted $150.00
for the Welbeck teapot.  I sure
wanted it but that was a lot of
money for me so I always looked
at it lovingly and passed it up.

Springtime is always a joyful
time to decorate with bunnies.

And of course pansies
are an expected item.

So how about you - are
you ready to decorate for spring?

Saturday, March 16, 2019


I recently worked on a dozen
crosses to give to friends and
share at my church.

I decorated a special bag for each one too!

As spring arrives I plan to be busy in the 
garden but lots of crafting has helped
 me survive this winter.  If I didn't enjoy
hobbies, tea, sewing, baking, etc 
 - I would be very bored!

Friday, March 15, 2019


Yesterday I made some paper shoes.  
I had seen the ones in the current
issue of Victoria Magazine so I was
inspired to try some:

They were definitely not an easy
project.  I didn't have a pattern so
I did a lot of guessing.

My labels reads "Victorian Ephemera
for the 21st Century by Bernideen".

For this project - I sewed quite a 
bit of the paper.

Wednesday, March 13, 2019


Now that we can smell the air and
sense that off in the distance there
is just the slightest whiff of spring,
let's celebrate with a cup of Irish
Breakfast tea!

This was the coldest and snowiest
 winter for us since we moved to Missouri 
3 years ago.  So, we are ready for spring.

In the past, I have shared this doll which
 I purchased in Toronto, Canada back in 
the 80's and also the tea cozy I made
 from my Grandmother's napkin's she
embroidered for me when I got 
married in 1968.

This Irish Shamrock decoration was 
made by my friend Gina.  I have been
enjoying it in my kitchen window.