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Dollie's Daughter
Create beauty in everyday life and share it with others
Interests: antiques, thrift stores, farms, coffee, a good book, porches, iced tea, magazines, nature, all things vintage, handmade creations, mixed media - altered art, creative workshops, cooking, a little bling … vintage rhinestones, roses and rust
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Marriage Ceremony The bride and groom are both music lovers therefore the ceremony was filled with romantic music from various eras. The groomsmen walked down the aisle as Violet’s best friend Jillian sang ‘Tenderly’. During the bridesmaid’s processional, the groom’s brother Connor serenaded the guests with a rendition of ‘Unchained... Continue reading
Posted Dec 17, 2015 at Dollie's Daughter
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♪ ♫ ♪ ♫ If Music be the Food of Love, Play On ♪ ♫ ♪ ♫ The Marriage of Brandon & Violet Walters Barn _ Lula, GA Violet’s wedding to Brandon took place on June 8th, which is the anniversary of Violet’s grandparent’s wedding that took place 57 years... Continue reading
Posted Dec 17, 2015 at Dollie's Daughter
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Reception-Food/Drink The reception was held inside the barn at the Walters Barn venue. During the cocktail hour, the guests munched on delicious bruschetta along with signature drinks prior to the meal. The bride and groom each created a signature drink for their guests. The groom and groom’s father make homemade... Continue reading
Posted Dec 17, 2015 at Dollie's Daughter
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Bride & Groom’s Departure In preparation for departing for their Las Vegas honeymoon, the bride changed into a custom satin dress by Vintage Opulence and carried a vintage suitcase filled with vintage lingerie. The bride wore a handmade tiara made from wire that was shaped to form the words “Just... Continue reading
Posted Dec 17, 2015 at Dollie's Daughter
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I'm experimenting with some Christmas gift packaging using vintage cottage cheese containers. When I saw the containers, I fell in love with the soft pastel colors and the waxed coating/finish. I thought I would get an early start so the packaging could be enjoyed throughout the holiday season. I embellished... Continue reading
Posted Nov 21, 2013 at Dollie's Daughter
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I was pleasantly surprised to find out that several of my artistic creations were selected for the fall/winter issue of Somerset Life magazine. A couple of the bridesmaid's jars were featured. They were so much fun to make. I made several jars in various shades of pastel colors. There was... Continue reading
Posted Sep 20, 2013 at Dollie's Daughter
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I recently came across a set of vintage rubber stamps, apparently that a teacher used in his or her classroom. Something about them was so adorable to me. I can only imagine the children's faces when they received the stamp on their assignment. YOU GOOFED OFF WORK FASTER! HOMEWORK to... Continue reading
Posted Aug 10, 2013 at Dollie's Daughter
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As I mentioned in my previous post, I recently attended Jennifer Hayslip's Christmas in July event. I thought I would share the pastel spun cotton snowmen goodie bags that I made for the girls that attended the event. Supplies: Vintage store stock, raw, spun cotton snowmen Distress Stain in "Spun... Continue reading
Posted Aug 8, 2013 at Dollie's Daughter
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This past weekend, I was fortunate enough to attend Jennifer Hayslip's Christmas in July workshop event. It was held at her fabulous Eye Candy studio in Macon, GA. What a fabulous environment to create in. Everywhere you looked, was a feast for the eyes. Our lovely hostess Jenn The lovely... Continue reading
Posted Aug 3, 2013 at Dollie's Daughter
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It was so exciting to see some of my junkyard brooches published in the Summer, 2013 issue of Somerset Life magazine. The Stampington publications are such a wonderful resource for creative inspiration. The fresh summer issue of Somerset Life transports readers to a breathtaking dinner party that takes place under... Continue reading
Posted Jun 23, 2013 at Dollie's Daughter
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I recently obtained some lovely antique bisque doll heads. They were unearthed, dirty and rough. There was something about them that was so beautiful, but at the same time, mysterious and a little eerie. They reminded me of ghostly women from long ago. I wanted to create something along these... Continue reading
Posted Jun 1, 2013 at Dollie's Daughter
Wow! What a lesson on being of service, witnessing, and Godly love for one another. Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven. - Matthew 5:16 Continue reading
Posted May 31, 2013 at Dollie's Daughter
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It was so much fun to see one of my glamour girl gift box creations in the Spring 2013 issue of Somerset Life magazine. Creative gift wrapping is one of my favorite things to do. I've especially fallen in love with the kraft pillow boxes. They are so easy to... Continue reading
Posted Apr 18, 2013 at Dollie's Daughter
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A few new Valentine's Day pretties from my collection ... Vintage Red Rhinestone Heart Brooch Little Girl's Red Velvet Shoes Vintage Beauty Themed Valentine's Day Cards Continue reading
Posted Feb 9, 2013 at Dollie's Daughter
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Pretty Valentine's Day inspired products. Anthropologie Fairburn Necklace Anthropologie Polished Planes Earrings Donna Ricco Ruffle Dress Anthropologie Voluspa Cut Glass Jar Candle Valentino "Lacca Bow" Bag Forbidden Love Handmade Soap Anthropologie Flutter Plumed Clip Kate Spade "Tiff" Dress Vintage Valentine Heart Candy Box Anthropologie English Rose Bra Anthropologie Clouded Morning... Continue reading
Posted Feb 8, 2013 at Dollie's Daughter
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Saturday at Zoo Atlanta with my nephew Christopher. We love our little red head. I don't know who had more fun ... Christopher or his PaPa Bob. At the zoo, everyone gets to be a kid. Having fun with uncle Chris. My sister Sherry and Christopher riding the train. Fun... Continue reading
Posted Jan 26, 2013 at Dollie's Daughter
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My beloved mother Delaine passed away in March, 2010. In addition to being my mother, she was my best friend. I miss her more every day. I rely on my faith and I truly believe that she has crossed over to her heavenly home. From time to time, I have... Continue reading
Posted Jan 10, 2013 at Dollie's Daughter
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Here are a few more glamour girl gift boxes that I've been creating.They are so much fun to embellish with faux jewels. Continue reading
Posted Oct 25, 2012 at Dollie's Daughter
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No laboring today. I'm spending this Labor Day weekend having fun with family and feeling a little creative. Here are some things I've been working on. This is a brooch I created out of hardware junk and vintage trim. This is a junkyard brooch I created for sister Robin. The... Continue reading
Posted Sep 3, 2012 at Dollie's Daughter
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I'm participating in Karla's Faerie Book Swap. Each participant creates eight pages front and back. Karla will assemble the books, which will include a handmade front and back cover using one of her gorgeous original designs. I created Faerie Flower Girl pages. I made a flower rosette using sheer vintage... Continue reading
Posted Aug 25, 2012 at Dollie's Daughter
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I’ve been working on creating some gift bags to put up and use for Christmas. Yes, I said Christmas. “Christmas in July” right? Anyway, I was inspired by this year’s bright neon color trend. I found the neon bags at my local Hobby Lobby. I just added vintage photos of... Continue reading
Posted Aug 10, 2012 at Dollie's Daughter
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I found some great, inexpensive large jars with lids at my local Hobby Lobby. I used some bisque doll heads and vintage pastel trim to create what I’m calling Bridesmaid Jars. Pastel Green Pastel Pink Pastel Blue Antique White I thought they would be great as table decorations for a... Continue reading
Posted Aug 5, 2012 at Dollie's Daughter
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My nephews Christopher and Adam come "home" each summer to visit their Georgia family. Both of their birthdays were in May, but when they are here, it's always a party so we celebrated every day. Adam turned three. Christopher turned 7. It was a Power Ranger Megazord filled birthday. We... Continue reading
Posted Jul 1, 2012 at Dollie's Daughter
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On this Father's Day, I am especially thankful for my daddy (PawPaw). He was in a frightening car accident last week. He is doing well considering how bad it could have been. My sister Sherry's boys were in town for summer vacation. Daddy was pulling in the driveway to come... Continue reading
Posted Jun 16, 2012 at Dollie's Daughter
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It's time to reveal the Easter treats that I received from the egg carton swap hosted by Cassandra of An Artful Adventure. I had two FABULOUS swap partners. The first was Mercedes of All Things Pretty. WOW! "All Things Pretty" sums up what I received. To start off, the carton... Continue reading
Posted Apr 15, 2012 at Dollie's Daughter