Classic Amy Joanne

All Things Art & Home

As we head into the New Year…. and just like every other ‘new’ year ~ I feel the need to refresh, renew, and begin again (alongside of organizing, cleaning, and planning) and hoping this year I can say…. ‘I really got it right this time‘ The optimist in me, ‘the dreamer‘, says “Yes, this year …

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Our ‘Door Knob Gift‘ projects (read about here) have been a fun way to enjoy giving a sweet little surprise gift ~ whether it be for someone known or unknown ….simply something from your heart to theirs. It has been especially fun to coordinate the ‘content’ and the ‘container’ for each person gifted…handmade and personalized …

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Most of my life it has been about the ‘presentation’ ~ whether it is presenting a gift, the view from the front door, to the food we serve, the home we keep and even the table setting on Christmas Day. Don’t get me wrong…..’the presentation’ is just giving my best ~ not to be perfect …

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While searching for candle holders for our growing Candle Business (purchase candles here) ~ this ceramic jar was a perfect find ~ similar to a vintage marmalade jar (shown below), it has the same classic style. Not to mention it fit into the aesthetic of our Classic Candles. This jar can also be up-cycled and …

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Other than the given, Being Thankful for Faith in God, Marriage, Family, Friends, Food and Shelter, I am thankful for the gift of Creativity. For Creativity has provided an outlet for good and sad times, has been a true ‘friend’ maker, has provided gifts for giving, something to teach and share, a reason to travel, …

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Banana Bread Baby Bundt Box, say that 10 times! Have you painted on our Baby Bundt Boxes yet? (order here) The boxes are not only useful but make for fun gift giving as well ~handmade and personalized for any occasion ~ for well wishes, a new bride, a get-well-soon or simply just to make someone …

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There are benefits to having a creative mind ~ for instance, seeing things beyond what they are. It’s a wonderful tool in the tool box. And this ‘tool’ came in handy when I spotted a Pumpkin Serving Dish with a pretty scalloped edge at Dollar General. It had an ugly stem though ~ and I …

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