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Ivy
Northern Ontario, Canada
I am a mixed media artist and collector of antiques to use in my home and artwork as well as to share with you!
Interests: I love antiquing, creating mixed media art, scrapbooking, photography, and card making, reading, gardening and collecting vintage books, especially vintage chldrens books, quilts and anything to do with sewing (fabric, threads, patterns, spools, buttons, etc.)
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Welcome 2016,,,the possibilities are endless. Happy New Year! Continue reading
Posted Jan 1, 2016 at vintage works of he{art}
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Happy Canada Day! It is a beautiful sunny Canada Day here and I intend to enjoy the day! Continue reading
Posted Jul 1, 2015 at vintage works of he{art}
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Release..... I chose release as my word for 2015 for many reasons. I was thinking of how much I had to let go of things like fear, feelings of unworthiness and shame. I have to let go of comparing myself to others and of feelings of not being good enough.... Continue reading
Posted Jan 29, 2015 at vintage works of he{art}
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At New Year's and always, may peace and love fill your heart, beauty fill your world and contentment and joy fill your days. (free image by the old design shop) Continue reading
Posted Jan 1, 2015 at vintage works of he{art}
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My son's birthday was at the end of April and he turned 21. Where does that time go??? I try to make cards for all birthdays, but make sure I make them for my sons. Of course, I leave every thing till the last minute, using the excuse that it... Continue reading
Posted May 6, 2014 at vintage works of he{art}
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Happy Easter to you all.....I have been busy in the store making changes to the layout. This has certainly kept me busy. I am getting ready to include my Vintage Works of Heart etsy line and other products in the store and have to carve out a place for that.... Continue reading
Posted Apr 20, 2014 at vintage works of he{art}
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"May love and laughter light your days, and warm your heart and home. May good and faithful friends be yours, wherever you may roam. May peace and plenty bless your world with joy that long endures. May all life's passing seasons bring the best to you and yours!" Irish Blessing... Continue reading
Posted Mar 17, 2014 at vintage works of he{art}
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What started out as a winter wonderland rapidly melted and it actually feels a little like spring! The time change has helped with that feeling as well. My weekends are Sunday and Monday, so I enjoyed a sleepy Sunday and lunch with a dear friend on Monday. I am back... Continue reading
Posted Mar 11, 2014 at vintage works of he{art}
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I was sorting through a large postcard lot that Mark won at an auction, and was so pleased to find a few carte postales from the late 1800's. i just love the handwriting on these. So beautiful! I have seen these in collage books that one could cut out or... Continue reading
Posted Mar 2, 2014 at vintage works of he{art}
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I know it has been quite awhile, and I miss this little corner of the world. It had become something I felt I had to do and ended up on the backburner while the busy things in life got in the way. I would like to change that and spend... Continue reading
Posted Feb 21, 2014 at vintage works of he{art}
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Just wanted to wish all those mothers out there a very Happy Mother's Day....it is so nice to have a special day and to share it with those we love near and far. I went to the cemetery to visit my Mom, and it was very peaceful. I could hear... Continue reading
Posted May 12, 2013 at vintage works of he{art}
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Wishing everyone the luck o' the Irish to you! I cannot believe how time files, and how busy I have been. So much to do, and so little time!!! I got to my goal of 100 items in my Etsy shoppe, and actually now it is a little more, so... Continue reading
Posted Mar 17, 2013 at vintage works of he{art}
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Dear Hearts, Hope you are having a very Happy Valentine's Day and treating the most important person in your life well.....you! This is a sweet postcard I got from my last little trip to Duluth. It is a freebie for you to use in your artwork. Enjoy! Here are a... Continue reading
Posted Feb 14, 2013 at vintage works of he{art}
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On my way to work, I passed this snowman that I thought was so awesome, I wanted to share. I especially love the heart. I love snowmen and do not see them often enough! How cute is that! Thanks neighborhood kiddies! Last weekend we had a little getaway to Duluth,... Continue reading
Posted Feb 11, 2013 at vintage works of he{art}
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I thought I would share a couple of retro Valentine's cards with you. I have two sets of these left in my Etsy shoppe. They are so cute and bring me back to the day of sending out valentines in the classroom. So much angst for such young ones, maybe... Continue reading
Posted Feb 8, 2013 at vintage works of he{art}
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Well, the weather we had imagined as a distant memory blew in full force on the weekend with a bunch of snow and -30s temperatures. We haven't had snow for awhile, and I was starting to feel sorry for all those kids that got a sled or ski's for Christmas!... Continue reading
Posted Jan 21, 2013 at vintage works of he{art}
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Wishing you all a Happy New Year filled with love and laughter, peace and prosperity, and an abundance of creativity. I am looking forward to a renewed interest in my blog, artwork and etsy shoppe. I haven't been there all the time, due to many different reasons, but I am... Continue reading
Posted Jan 1, 2013 at vintage works of he{art}
What a wonderful giveaway....such a treasure. I would love to win. Thanks for the opportunity,
Toggle Commented Dec 12, 2012 on Giveaway - Boxful of Christmas! at Red Lead Shop
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Hello everyone, It is a rainy day on Tag Tuesday and also in my corner of the world as well! Hope all my Canadian friends had a Happy Thanksgiving weekend! I have been keeping up my posting on Tag Tuesday, but have been neglecting posting here (as it is usually... Continue reading
Posted Oct 9, 2012 at vintage works of he{art}
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Today is Tag Tuesday and the gang over there are creating amazing works of art using the theme Theatre and CInema. Carolyn even has music in the background to get us in the movie mood! My tag this week pays homage to the Wizard of Oz. I have always loved... Continue reading
Posted Aug 14, 2012 at vintage works of he{art}
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It is a new tag tuesday tomorrow, so I thought I should post my tag from last week. I did post it on the Tag Tuesday blog on Wednesday! I have to admit that it is sometimes a love/hate relationship with these tags. I love to do them when I... Continue reading
Posted Aug 13, 2012 at vintage works of he{art}
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That is the theme this week at Tag Tuesday. As usual I found inspiration for my muse over at The graphics Fairy where I find so many images to use. I layered the mermaid onto vintage music paper aptly titled Sherman's March to the Sea and then glued it to... Continue reading
Posted Jul 31, 2012 at vintage works of he{art}
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The theme this week at Tag Tuesday is Rock Pools And Beach Finds. I used two images from the Graphics Fairy. I cut out around the seashells and added the girs behind it. I printed the tag using word and distressed edges and tucked it behind shells. I also distressed... Continue reading
Posted Jul 24, 2012 at vintage works of he{art}
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Hello everyone, Hope you are keeping cool. We are really experiencing a lot of humidity and that just affects me poorly. I am moving things around at home, and rearranging things in my studio and home office. That is very time consuming and messy work!! I will take pictures when... Continue reading
Posted Jul 17, 2012 at vintage works of he{art}