Saturday, January 21, 2012

At Last……and a Winner

You know when you find someone really talented,
……and you just love everything they make?

You just can’t decide what you want to buy?

Well Tanya is that talented someone.


Tanya is bead woman extraordinaire. I am in awe of her work.
Who wouldn’t be?


A few months ago she was getting ready for a show in her area.
She had the tin types picked out for the necklaces 
but they weren’t completed yet.
Before they were made and brought to the show she
asked me which one I had my eye on.
It was a hard decision but I zeroed in on one.

I wanted her to invoice me but Tanya said we would 
talk about that later.
Well you guessed it …..
she gifted it to me.
Isn’t that so sweet and generous of her.
I tell ya the love out there in blogland is BIG!!!
It came enclosed in a beautiful black box with her gorgeous card.
Even her cards are exquisite…….lovely 19th century ladies spending time together
working on their needlepoint.
Enjoying each others company……
just like we do virtually now.


She added one of her friend Heather’s beads made with a unique
firing technique that brings out different colors.
I wish I could have you see it in person.


Embellished with antique buttons and beads.
I wore it a lot during the Christmas season in the shop and I got so
many compliments on it.
They all wanted to know more about it.


Tanya just added some lovely pieces to her Etsy shop recently


If I were you I would run right over.

Now in the same spirit of giving.



I want to thank everyone who entered. I know many of you had trouble leaving comments ( me too)
so I appreciate your efforts to get through.

Happy weekend to you all,

I play this song for you
Etta James

Rest in Peace
we’ll miss you.


Lynn at Cottage and Creek said...

Winning this giveaway made my day, Carole! I can't wait to savor the beauty contained within the pages of the Jeanne d'Arc Living magazine. Thank you so much for this opportunity. And I really enjoyed Etta James's soulful song ... yes, may she rest in peace. I just added your blog to my Love These Blogs blogroll. Thanks for this blessing and have a wonderful weekend.

Alison @ The Polohouse said...

Hi Carole!
I am so sad Etta is gone,
but her song is and always will be my very most favorite song EVER.

Bless hear heart.
Heaven just got a good one....
at last.

The Primitive Bucket said...

I too, am the lucky recipient of some of Tanya's beautiful pieces of art!!! Your pictures are great but don't even begin to show how wonderful they are!! I love her work but love her even more!!! Enjoy your wearable art!!!!

Laura @ 52 FLEA said...

Tanya's work is indeed exquisite! You're a lucky duck Carole!
...and congrats to Lisa for winning the JDL mag...:)

Bead and Needle said...

I think we're all winners, for knowing you, Carole! I'm more than a little choked up at your kind words...I have met the nicest people through the world of blogging. Congrats to Lisa, also.

The world lost a great one yesterday - I am just lingering here, listening...and here we are in Heaven, for you are mine at last...peace to you, Etta...

Love to you, Carole - Tanya

Kathleen said...

Congrats to the winner!
We got 6 inches, no plow yet. How about you?

Debra @ Common Ground said...

Such a gorgeous necklace, Tanya's work is just amazing!!

KarenB said...

Wow, that is a beautiful necklace! What a generous gift!

Melanie Schofield said...

Tanya, truly an artist and a dear friend...

Julia - "Vintage with Laces" said...

Hi Carole, The necklace is fantastic and really an eye-catcher. You deserve to receive such a wonderful gift. Enjoy!
Have a great Sunday, my friend :-)!

Bleudelavande said...

Hi Carole, I'm totally agree with you that woman is very talented, I love her works!!!!!!
Have a nice sunday.

ariadne said...

Beautiful pendant! Congrats to Lynn!AriadnefromGreece!

SueAnn said...

The pendant is gorgeous!! Congrats...what a wonderful gift!

Debi said...

You lucky gal to get that nice vintage piece of jewelry. What a friend. It's lovely.

she dreams big! said...

Carole, you have the best and most talented friends! Congrats to Lynn!

Anonymous said...

Lovely work, and congratulations to the winner!
Thank you for your sweet comment over at my blog, Carole. So nice to hear from you!
Hugs & Happy Weekend,

Renée Finberg said...

congratz to the talented WINNER.

the song - w/ etta singing is so special.
great tribute.


Lisa DeNunzio, La Dolce Villa said...

Hi Carole. Loved hearing Etta's 'At Last'. Hopefully she has found peace at last. When my daughter was married some months ago my sister-in-law got up and sang this song at the wedding. Very moving......

How can I forward your post to my sister? She designs mosaic jewelry and would love to take a look at the vintage pieces. Best, Lisa

okcamp said...


Wow. First of all, congrats to Lynn.

Your friend Tanya is so talented! I'm sure I'd love ANYTHING she made.

I, too, will miss Etta James. I especially love her rendition of "Love Letters," "Blind Girl" (which she wrote), and "Sugar On the Floor."

You can tell by her voice that she lost and loved.....there will never be another.


Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

Phooey....I saw my name and got all excited but.....wrong blog....LOL.....lucky is the other Lynn! The necklace is so gorgeous.

Lynn at Cottage and Creek said...

Thanks for helping me with my comments, Carole. Oh, and I've been listening to your playlist for the last hour. I love it! Really enjoying it!

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Carole,

Your newly acquired trinkets are so beautiful. I enjoyed listening to the song from Etta James and yes, may she Rest in peace.
Congratulations to Lynn, she will be thrilled.

Happy new week

A Cottage Muse said...

Beautiful music to wake up to Carole! Your new necklace is gorgeous, what a beautiful gift!

Congrats to the winner!

Riitta Sinikka said...

Hello,Carole! You have so beautiful photos here! I love! Greetings from Finland, Riitta Sinikka

Evi said...

what a beautiful piece! This is one talented lady!
Many hugs, Evi
PS. This weather is driving me crazy, nothing but headaches. Talk to you soon.

Monica said...

the publisher of the book is Stewart, Tabori & Chang; 1 edition (2009). Hope this helps!
Your new necklace is divine, off to check that shop! Thanks for sharing, and for reading my ramblings ;)

Theresa said...

Tanya's work is incredibly beautiful, she is such a talented artist! Congrats to Lynn, I'm sure she will really enjoy her win! Happy Tuesday! t.xoxoxo

Dorthe said...

I have been so sweetly gifted also with a most beautiful set of earrings-from Tanya, and I love them, she is a wonderful artist and a so very generous one,also.