Welcome to my blog ~For Heart and Home~. Thank you to my dear friend Linda from New York who took the pictures I sent her and made this beautiful banner for me. I visualized what I wanted it to look like and she made it happen. That is my sister and I as youngsters and yes, that is the home I grew up in during the 40's and 50's. Right about now, you are all probably saying, my goodness she is old. I am vintage, just like fine old lace. Thank you also to my good friend Debbi, from Oregon who answered questions non stop while I was trying to navigate the workings of the blog world. What is so wonderful is that friendships can reach across the miles and even tho we have never seen each other in person - through the wonders of the computer, we have developed that bond. Also, a big thank you to my good friend Mona also from New York, who often helps me after I have totally screwed something up on the computer. I feel very Blessed to have you all as my friends. Thank you and I hope everyone enjoys my blog. I know I will.

Monday, May 18, 2009


I don't know about you, but I absolutely, love, adore, cherish and view with awe anything Victorian. To some it may appear cluttered and over the top, but I just see beauty in absolutely everything Victorian. Even the bright reds and golds are indicative of the Victorian era where most things were over done and opulence was a way of life. I often think that I lived in the Victorian era perhaps in another life because everything seems familiar to me, while at the same time I feel at home among anything Victorian. I absolutely love creating Victorian items and will sit by the hour making ribbon roses and flowers to adorn the items I make. The other night I sat watching television and used up a whole spool of green ribbon making leaves. When creating an item, I go through my laces over and over again, matching laces with linings, ribbons with laces and beads with roses. I totally get zoned into what I am doing and loving every minute. Here are a few of my latest Victorian creations for you to enjoy. These items are all for sale in my Etsy shop. Just click on the picture and it will take you there.

Please leave a comment and let me know what you think.


The French Bear said...

Beautiful, you did an excellent job!!!
Margaret B

The Eclectic Diva said...

I know what yo mean, I sit and just hold and caress my vintage jewelry and clothing. Yo do a gorgeous job on your items..beautiful


Debbi said...

Sandi, they all so pretty! I placed one of your hangers in the showcase over at Esty Cottage Style ning!

supplies overflowing! said...

Just visiting for the forst time-
Lovely blog!

Deb said...

OH MY GOSH, these are beautiful, Sandi! I am so inspired!

The Catnap Cottage said...

How lovely and feminine - Know what you mean about the time warp thing. Sometimes I think that I should have been about 20 years old in the 1940s!

Deb said...

Although I love cottage style, my first love when I realized I actually had a preference and a "style", was Victorian. Your things are so pretty!

Sandy said...

I am spending a little time this morning finding interesting new blogs or revisiting some of my favorites. I realize this is an older post but I love these hangers!

prashant said...

Beautiful, you did an excellent job!!! Work from home India