Saturday, January 31, 2009

The holidays, one last time...

Before I tuck the holiday photos away for the year, here are a few pics of Christmas 2008...

At Room With a Past:

Chocolates at the Holiday Boutiques:

And at 'Antique Faire' in Brentwood (No Ca)...

And the most important design of the season...our holiday greeting card with the traditional photo of Hadley and Santa Bob:

Time to move on to '009!


Thursday, January 29, 2009


Summer of '08 had a western flair!

In my space at Room With A Past, I did some fun Cowgirl tags and framed pictures using vintage photos.

The local Scout Council had a daycamp in the "Wild Wild West" theme and Mementos ran with it! We made signs (it is a poster mounted to an old coal cart!):

And goodie bags for the campers (125 of them!):

And a 5-day long treasure hunt that was to-die for with clues that lead them all over camp, and then back to the sign on the coal cart. It was a whole lot of root-tootin' fun!

Here's hoping you enjoy some of that cowboy spirit!

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Mementos designs...

A custom basket of chocolates, water bottles and other treats for Room With A Past...

A gift bag of chocolates, mints, water bottles and treats (in a really cute bag!) for a local garden shop:

A very pink girls birthday celebration:

Business cards, Tic-Tacs, water bottle labels and bags for a California Distinguished School:

Gifts for teacher appreciation days:

Wedding shower favors (for a male teacher!) for a 5th grade class:

A BIG basket of all of our best custom items (large and small chocolate bars, water bottles, chocolate coins, popcorn wrappers, and cigar labels in a CASINO theme!

And so much more!!! We take your ideas and make them a festive and fun addition to your celebration or event. All items shown can be custom-ordered to your event or theme.

Monday, January 19, 2009

Hired help, or MM keeps watch...

Miss Mittens takes her job as my personal assistant very seriously! When not napping (and she does that quite well), she helps me in the office. A recent job for the local Boy Scout Council kept me at the computer for several hours while I printed name badges for a training event. MM spent a good part of that morning sitting on the corner of the desk alternating her attention from the humming bird feeder to the printer and so forth.

This is her at her post...making sure the paper comes out of the printer just so!
Have a wonderful Martin Luther King Day!

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Welcome to Mementos!!!

Happy 2009!!!

I've started a new blog for Mementos, my party/wedding/vintage image stationery etc business. This is where I'll post new pics of what I've been working on (the latest event, shop opening, creative whim or whatever strikes my fancy at the moment) and may post the occasional family photo or two. Thanks to my blogging/RWAP friend Jan at Little Pink Houses for the gentle nudge I needed to get back to the lovely world of blogging.

So if you know me, you know other than my family and friends and my work, I LOVE to decorate our home...and my passion for all things beautiful and fun for the home keeps me lovin' my spot at Room With A Past in Walnut Creek (Cali). We were open this weekend and of course I had lots of home dec to offer, but even better...lots of valentine-y themed things. Tags, cards, cute 'lil red bottles w/glittered hearts, all quite yummy in my favorite color of all - - - RED!!! See all that yummy color??? It just makes my heart happy.

And I'm happy to be here too. I hope those of you who have followed me over at Mementos and Memories find me here too. I'm really looking forward to sharing some of what I do with you!