a season of change::

It's apparent autumn is here in my neck of the woods and probably in yours too. I'm absorbing this season like many of us do on the East coast. With this new/old season comes changes, uncertainty, new hobbies and a love of baking coming full circle. Did I say hobby? Hiking has been adventurous and even my hubby is enjoying this new found hobby as much as I do. Now, I need to invest in good hiking boots any recommendations? I could sure use some advice in this department thanks! Hope all is well with each and every one of you.
See you on the next climb.. Liz


to new journeys::

Hi how are you? It's certainly been awhile I've been on the blogging scene. So much to do and not enough hours in the day to do all the things I love, one of them blogging.
Behind the scenes I've been putting my thoughts to paper, writing and editing my last article for Gatherings Magazine. Yes, it's very bittersweet and emotional. But, with all things good they don't last forever. It has been an amazing journey to say the least. I have learned so much about the magazine biz and have met some amazing and talented people. It has been surreal... I'm speechless.
I'm eager to start something new. But, for now I'm soaking up some sun, taking some time off and enjoying what Summer brings. It's all good.
Look out for the last issue of Gatherings Magazine via Mac Cloud online sometime this summer. Drop me a line if you have any questions or concerns liz@gatheringsmag.com I would be happy to help you.
I just want to say, thank you for all your support of Gatherings and Lizlovesvintage. I am very grateful for all your wonderful comments and following. Till we meet again!



an artsy escape::

In one word, "Spring." Lots to do this time of year so, blogging hasn't been on my agenda at least for now. Sorry friends!Instagram has been my artsy escape. Here are some of my favorite photographs including that wee lil nest I found this morning on a path. I'm loving my camera phone a tad too much these days is it too evident? Hope your days are filled with sunshine and nature's beauty- Liz  


saturday's floral inspiration::

This is what happens when you are standing in the produce aisle and the worker in the floral department is straightening and clipping flower petals to make everything fresh and new again.
Just like spring ..
and I arrived home with a bag full of petals that day.


Pops of color
Vibrant, soft, pink, purple, yellow

Emerging thoughts of happiness
I am so ready for spring. Aren't you?
So, spring came and left.. now, I patiently wait for the REAL spring to arrive. Won't be long.. till then, one can only DREAM.
                                                             Enjoy your weekend- Liz


a daughter's dedication::

My Dad was an artist. My fondest childhood memories of him were at his easel. Cigar in one hand, paintbrush in another. He was the happiest man alive.. Singing ballads, painting and enjoying his daughter this one and only. Oh, can't forget his gourmet sardine sandwiches. How on heaven could he eat those.
I remember Saturday morning jaunts to art supply shops. Talking art lingo with fellow artists and little me by his side taking it all in (smiles.) I remember rows of oil based paints, large canvas', brushes and turpentine (how I hated that smell.) I remember my first pack of cray pas and sketch book. His accent and his sneaky kisses on my forehead. How I miss those moments even today.. no matter how much older I become, he's still my Daddy to me and I miss him very much.
It seems like yesterday.. many yesterday's and today when asked who inspired me to write my article for Gatherings Magazine spring issue "Artists and Artisans" only one artist came to mind my Dad whom would ask "Did you finish that drawing in your sketch pad? " and "Why not?" gasp.
.. and to this day I have a special fondness for the arts, artists, anything artsy, craftsy, just NOT turpentine and sardines! lol.
So, without further adu stop by Gatherings Mag and check out the Spring issue dedicated to some mighty fine artsy folks. You're going to just be blown away by the Spring issue.
In remembrance and dedication to my one and only artistic Dad.
                           -Ernst Jorgensen

 Love and miss you always! xo
 Your Daughter.


v is for valentine::

In every kind of weather let's be Valentine's together-unknown
Sending a Valentine message to all my friends near and far.. hugs and kisses from me to you. Have a very special day filled with love, warmth and cupid arrows. Happy Valentine's Day!


mason jars and pine needles::

I hope you enjoyed your holiday and your new year was sparkling too. The tree has since been removed and the many ornaments are all packed and stored away till next year. Some vignettes are still around for a few days more phew, getting there. While, I was removing the tree I stored some pine needles in mason jars so the aroma would linger on a little bit longer.. it smells so great around here. We're in the midst of a snowstorm today so, baking is next on my agenda.Vanilla pound cake here I come..  Stay warm and cozy my friends! Happy New Year ~ Elizabeth