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Thanks so much for stopping by! I believe that everyone can have a beautiful home without spending a fortune! One of my favorite things to do is find creative ways to re-purpose things I already have on hand, or have picked up at yard sales and thrift stores. Join me as I share with you some of my favorite ideas for crafting and decorating, as well as travel adventures, and fun things that I pick up on my treasure hunts! Much of my work is influenced by my love all things French, nature, and of course shabby chic! I have gotten so many creative ideas from you very talented bloggers out there, and I hope that I can be an inspiration to you as well!

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

A Little Bit of This and That

Hi everyone!
Hope you are having a good fall so far.
Today I thought I'd share a few more photos from our trip to Austria, as well as show you some of my latest creations.

Before I go any further, I would like to mention those who have been hit by such terrible hurricanes as of late.  Keeping them in our thoughts and prayers, and remembering that they will need help for the long hail.   I just feel sad for those who have lost so much.

Ok, back to my little photo tour..........
One of the highlights of our trip was taking a tram ride to the top of the Untersberg alps.
Below is hubby about to board.
The view going up.........


 And up!
Now, I am not crazy about heights, but as long as I'm in an enclosed space, I am ok!


 The views were just amazing!  And my pictures just don't do it justice!
Notice me, below, not too close to the edge!

 At the very top was a charming little cafe.  I felt like Shirley Temple, playing Heidi should be popping out any minute!
We stopped for a glass of wine and beer, and just soaked up the incredible views.
 Wow, this is my idea of heaven on earth!!
 This huge iron cross was at the top of one of the peaks. Thought is was so neat.
 Notice all of the pretty alpine flowers? I was amazed how they could not only thrive at such a high elevation, but grow out of the rocks as well!
 Here's me, hanging on for dear life!  hahaha!

It truly was a day that I'll never forget!


I'll share more trip photos in a future post.

Now on to a peek at what I've been up to!
I've been busy working on creations to add to my Etsy shop, and am currently having a 20% off everything 
(with purchases of $25 or more) sale.  The discount will be automatically deducted, there is no need for coupon codes.
I fell in love with these neat galvanized metal canisters when I found them, and quickly snatched them up!
I gave them a French twist by adding these neat French labels to them. Love the graphics!
 Love this fun stenciled wood tote!
 This vintage Syroco mirror was transformed with a little paint and tlc.
It is even more gorgeous in person!

I love finding trays to make over, and had so much fun with this one.  I just love the bon appetit graphic that I hand stenciled on it!
You can find these, and many more treasures in my shop if you care to take a look!
That's it for today.
Thanks so much for stopping by, your visits and comments mean alot to me!
Have a great rest of the week!

7 comments:

Susie said...

Donna, What a beautiful view . You have truly seen some amazing sights. I know I would be thinking Heidi too. LOL. But oh the whole experience would be a wonderful memory for life. I loved your make over of the metal containers and trays. Love that mirror !! Blessings to you, xoxo, Susie

Blondie's Journal said...

Beautiful shots!!!

Jane

Rose L said...

Yea, I would stay a few steps back from the edge, too! I tend to be a bit clumsy!!

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Donna, your photos from your trip are amazing. The views are incredible. I would be like you holding on the the cable rope. haha Not a fan of open heights either. You sure captured some beautiful memories in photos.
Love all your lovely shop treasures too. You have been a busy girl designing and everything is gorgeous. I love that large mirror. What a beauty.

Yes, we continue to pray for our fellow Texans and all those in Florida and the surrounding areas. Now the next big hurricane is coming. So scary and sad the loss is great and it will be awhile before things get back to normal. In the meantime, we pray and help where we can!!

Have a great week. xo

Cindy - ClochesandLavender said...

Hi Donna, I'm very afraid of heights. For to even give it a try I need to know I am behind glass.

The sites are gorgeous. It looks stunning.

The items in your shop are beautiful

Cindy

Mary@mydogsmygardenandmary said...

Lucky you, what a wonderful trip - the views are stunning. So glad that you had a wonderful time.

Beautiful items for your shop. Glad to see you back blogging again, missed you.

Hugs,
Mary

Junkchiccottage said...

What gorgeous views Donna. Glad you are enjoyed your trip to Austria.
Happy Friday. Have a wonderful weekend.
Hugs,
Kris