Sunday, December 2, 2007

A Little Change of Palette

With the coming of winter and the festive season upon us it is time for a change of palette. My new banner reflects just that.

The little vignette is a display of favorite trinkets. The glittery crown is by the Queen of Crowns, Donna O'Brien. She set her wonderful talent to task and created this custom crown just for me. The M stands for Miss Maddie's of course! It is a symphony of my adored colors; silver and robin's egg blue. Donna will be in Victoria magazine in the New Year.

The darling little silver soldered charms are the amazing work of Cathy Penton from Australia. I have never seen a business card look lovelier! Her work will again be featured in an upcoming issue of Romantic Homes.

All the other goodies are from my personal collections. I must also thank my daughter Jackie who's web design talent has once again been brought to the forefront.

Now I'd like to wish all of my fellow readers and new found friends a joyful -


Sherry said...

Gorgeous new layout Susan!! The banner is incredibly beautiful and I love these colours!

Happy holiday season to you as well!

Pinkie Denise said...

Dear Miss Maddie,
Your new web banner looks fabulous!
I love the soft colors with the silver. Glistening like new fallen
snow. Just perfect for Winter.......
I love your crown too. Happy Holidays
to you too Pinkie Denise

Cathy Louise said...

Thank you so much for saying such lovely things about my charms... The colours of your new banner are my favourites... Have a magical Holiday Season....
Take care

Lana said...

Oh Susan ~ I ADORE your new look! What talent you have displayed in the photos!

Donna O'Brien said...

Oh my! You banner looks pretty darn good- who knew??!! I know you ordered the crown a bazillion years ago- sorry you had to wait so long. The display looks wonderful, Susan. I love Cathy's work- I tried to buy one of her charms but it was sold. Tell Jackie she did a great job (thank God for tech saavy kids, right?)

Sandra Evertson said...

Happy Holidays!
Sandra Evertson

Lea said...

Now that is quite a cake on that cake platter!!! The sweets and delights of Miss Maddie displayed for us to enjoy! Knew that crown the minute your blog popped up, it is wonderful with all your other treasures!

rochambeau said...

Dear Miss Maddie,
Your new banner is scrumptious! So is your new crown! IT IS FABULOUS.
So happy to see!! I know you will look beautiful in it!!

Miss Sandy said...

I love your new look! Congrats to your daugther for such beautiful work, lucky you! Happy Holidays in return.
Miss Sandy

Christine LeFever said...

Oh, 'tis all so beautiful and delicate.


Kitty Forseth said...

Oh my.. I could just eat the new banner it looks so yummy! Fantastic job, and I just love Donna's crown!

Suzanne said...

Lovely new look! Your daughter has done a beautiful job. Happy Holidays to you.

carole said...

Hi Susan:
Your blog is always elegant!!!
Thank you for the nice e-mail. You are always so positive!!!
Peace & Joy

nicol sayre said...

Quite lovely dear Susan!

Laurie said...

I love your new banner. The colors are perfect.


Ulla said...

I much prefer this softer coloring to the classic red and white! Lovely!

Sharon & Rodger, American Harvest said...

Hi Susan,
Love the new look and colors. It is always fun to make a change and keep everything fresh.

SweetAnnee said...

Oh Susan..tis MOST lovely..
your blog is always delightful

enjoy the season!!, deena

Sea Angels said...

Hello Susan what a beautiful selection of pretty items, the colours are just my favorite, shades, all festive vintage wintery and wonderfull, you are so inspiring, I can't let to much time pass before I am back taking peeks at your lovley posts, and enjoying your interesting words and divine pictures.
Have a festive and wonderful weekend
Hugs Lynn xx