Monthly Archives: July 2009

Elegant Gift Idea – Lacquered wood box with original ART tile inlay

I’ve had two cafepress stores for some time now.   My store names –  “greenart” and “vibrantvisions“.   Each item that is offered has my personal, handsigned artwork incorporated onto each piece.  Lots of fun stuff is available there – for yourself OR if you’re looking for a unique, one of a kind gift idea. 

There’s eveything from messenger bags to mousepads, aprons, notepads like the one below.. and much more!


LINK to greenart store  Come visit my store on CafePress!

LINK to vibrantvisions store  :

I recently ordered the item below from my own shop to present as a gift to a friend.   What arrived quickly was a gorgeous laquered wood box with an inset tile featuring the photograph I selected.  (I chose a photo of Kete Bowers to give to him when he arrived for a visit from the United Kingdom. 

*See more about Kete and his amazing soulful music by typing in “Kete” in the search box at lower right.)

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The box features a photo tile that has been inlaid atop the hinged lid, luxurious soft lining throughout, and a velvet lined base for protecting furniture.

You can easily order one of these for yourself from my cafepress store with my Asian portrait drawing (shown below featuring a sleek lacquered black wood finish).


There are even THONGS and BABY BIBS with my original signed art at my Green Art store ! (click links shown above to order)  Cafepress does an excellent job of packaging your item and it arrives FAST!





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Man’s Best Friend ~ Dog Ownership ~ Dr. Phil Video

I couldn’t have said it better.   Dr. Phil’s thoughts on having a dog. 

Click here to watch video – Dog Ownership – How to treat this best friend…

STAR AND MAZZY 06 Two of my favorite little girls…!

FYI – Dr. Phil has a new blog…’s at

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Welcome to my sweetcottagecharm blog…. Wow – almost 40,000 hits already!

Wow.  I can’t believe I have had almost 40,000 hits already…  gr17

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STERLING SILVER TEAPOT ~ Handcrafted Machine Age, Art Deco, Industrial Age ~ TERRY TYNAN


The sterling silver teapot shown above is just one example of the spectacular items that may be found at the Terry Tynan link below.   The lamp and lighting selection is really phenomenal!    A must-see if you’re a Modernist, Machine Age or Industrial Age fan. 

Here’s the link –


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Personal Profile Card ~ Retaggr — Simplicity at its best!

Just tried retaggr – pretty cool.  A personal profile card with links, widgets, etc. to all your websites, profiles, etc.  You can also receive emails from retaggr.  Simplicity at its best! 

Great for adding as your email signature.

Click the various link options on my card here ……..

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Love Mid Century Modern? Here’s a great link to “Regency Shop”

REGENCY SHOP is a high-end retailer of modern furniture including modern classics and retro design reproductions.

parabel table 195This great Parabel table can be found on their site for only $195.00!

The link to Regency Shop  Large online catalog with great photographs of their products and furniture.

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An Evening With LEONARD COHEN LIVE Comes To The Fox Theatre 11/7

An Evening With Leonard Cohen Live Comes To The Fox Theatre 11/7


AEG Live & Fox Concerts present An Evening with Leonard Cohen LIVE at the Fox Theatre.

Saturday, November 7 at 8 p.m. $79.50, $49.50, & $39.50
A limited number of Gold Circle seats are also available.
Limit of 8 tickets per transaction.

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