Rooms of the Abbey

Saturday, May 25, 2013're up and running.....visits us at our site ; OR on facebook. Just a heads up, we are working out a few minor quirks so, if you are having problems adding items to your cart and you are using an Internet Explorer browser, please know we are currently working on correcting the issue.  Until then you can make your purchases using another web browers such as Chrome, Firefox or Safari. 

Thanks for your patronage,
The Ladies of the Abbey.

Friday, May 24, 2013

                        Come and see the good stuff !

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Finally!  We're Open for business!
                      Visit us at    
 Our site is up and running. We accept Paypal as well
 as other forms of payment. Incredibly unique
 unique one of a kind handmade jewelry, beautiful vintage linens and unusual , hard to find collectables.....
 Fabulous hybrid mixes of vintage and contemporary
      Trendy, classic, organic, shabby chic, cottage
          Come and browse, you'll love what you find !

Friday, May 17, 2013

 We will be opening our online store within the next 24 hours and we're so excited!
 These are just a few of the offerings in store, all are handmade and handcrafted hybrids meshed from vintage and contemporary finds.
 You can find us at
 Hopefully, there won't be any kinks in our website.
We accept paypal and other forms of payment. Come and browse us!

Friday, May 3, 2013

Mixing the antique,vintage & contemporary.
 Weve been busy meshing the old and new together to create our one of a kind jewelry. Our silver and gold bling ring ....
 London necklace......
...and hand crocheted, and beaded Bow Tie Ring.

Saturday, April 27, 2013

We've been a pickin' at the flea markets and a grinin' at our found booty......
 Loads of great vintage finds that we are tearing down and rebuilding into stunning, one of a kind creations such as this exquisite necklace....a mix of sapphire blue and aged pearl.....we've mingled into an art deco/art nouveau hybrid. We think it's gorgeous!
 Of course, no creative activity takes place without the persistent interruption of your darned cat. This is mine, Nod.
 This weekend is our high schools prom.........
 These are the lovely roses purchased by a certain suitor, my nephew, Steven. He and brother Jack are both looking forward to the evening. We are praying for fun and safety for all as our town will be abuzz tonight.
We are sorry to have been posting so randomly as of late but, now that we have the blessed news of Kellys health and this gorgeous spring weather, we will be up and creating in full force. Sipping up coffee and soaking up sunshine in the sunroom , we have our creative juices flowing and we hope yours are too!
Darly &Kelly

Saturday, April 20, 2013

We are officially cancer free!

 I am beyond thrilled and grateful to announce that Kellys surgery went well and pathology reports show no metastasis !
 Life is full of sunshine and we are renewed in mind, body and spirit and moving forward with the development of our handmade goods and website.
We thank you all, so very much, for your support and prayers. May you all be blessed!
Luv from
Darly & Kelly

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Life is Fragile......

 and should be treated with respect , dignity ,and love.
 Kelly is recovering very well from her surgery. We are waiting to hear the pathology reports. We are eating organic and lots of NutriBullet kale and blueberry smoothies. Treating life with respect means treating our bodies with respect. I have been neglecting mine.
There is no purpose in fretting over what was, simply learn the lesson from it and go on living ...forward.
"Life can only be understood backwards but must be lived forwards." Kirkegaard .
  Keep up your thought and prayers. They are more precious than gold!
Darly & Kelly

Thursday, April 11, 2013


I know we've been a bit short on narrative as of late but, many things are happening here at the Abbey. It is with deeply heartfelt thanks we appreciate all your thoughts and prayers for Kelly. Surgery went well, we will know all reports in about 5 more days. We feel the love ladies and thank you so much for it!

Monday, April 8, 2013

Rockabilly Red~

 Same ole story ...too many projects at one time so, I've vowed to finish up this one-of-a-kind bandana red jean jacket.
I'll be adding more trim to the cuffs and some roses to the collar tabs....perhaps some rhinestones.  Any suggestions?
 **For those of you kind enough to be keeping Kelly in your prayers, her surgery had been rescheduled for today at 1pm central time. Last week as she was literally being wheeled into the operating room, they cancelled surgery due to her low WBC count caused by chemo. We again ask that you keep her in your thoughts today. We are so very appreciative of your kindness!

Sunday, April 7, 2013

In progress at the Abbey......

 As Kelly once again awaits her most important surgery,( they cancelled it last wheeled just as she was being wheeled into the operating room due to low blood counts 2ndary to her chemo), I am working on creating lovely necklaces from vintage finds....coming to our facebook shop soon. Find us of facebook,"Crafton Abbey" ,and be sure to give us a "Like".
We greatly appreciate your support !
Best wishes,
Darly & Kelly

Friday, April 5, 2013

 If youre not gardening.....

 youre losing touch with the very nature of your world.

I will be putting seeds in dirt this weekend, god willing. Looking forward to some healthy, homegrown organics, warm rays of sun and connecting with the dust form which I was made!

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Prayers Please.
         I am taking this time to ask any who may stumble upon our wee blog here to please send up a shout to heaven on behalf of my little sister,Kelly (pictured above with her 3 boys).
         Kelly was diagnosed last fall with breast cancer, a very unusual type affecting only 1% of all breast cancer patients. She has made it through her chemo,(all that beautiful mane is temporarily gone), and, today faces surgery at Cancer Treatment Centers of America, Zion Illinois ....she will then complete her radiation upon returning home to Ohio.
         Kelly is one of the kindest, friendliest, most compassionate people you could ever hope to meet. We are asking just a second of your life to send up a prayer for her that her life may continue, full speed ahead & cancer free forever! If possible, please ask your friends to also pray for Kelly or, share this posts link on your blog. Thank you so very, very much!

Sunday, March 31, 2013

Easter Blessings to You & Yours,

 May good health & contentment be in you
 ...sincere friends & family be 'round you
 .... the sweetest song of birds fill your ears...
 ~*and the colors of the creators palette...
 paint the path before you.

 May you come to know your creator and thereby,
experience the fulfillment of your soul.

          May you live this day full of peace and love.
                      ~*Darly~* & ~* Kelly*~
The Ladies of the Abbey

Saturday, March 30, 2013

Bejeweled Easter Vignette ...
 the blue bunny with original, german glass glitter patina
 Dainty porcelain vintage baskets....
and crisp colored flowers! Go Spring!!!

Friday, March 29, 2013

Status: Post Flea Market Friday.
 A few trinkets from todays flea market.....vintage Haviland Limoges tea cups and vintage bling.
We are certain to make something fabulous from these.