On June 1st, after a few months of illness and misdiagnoses, my beautiful little 2 year old granddaughter was diagnosed with a large brain tumor, had surgery a few days later, and is now undergoing several months of aggressive chemotherapy. Other than one weekend at home, she has been in Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt since the first of June. Family and friends have organized several fundraisers to help Jolee and her daddy and mommy with mounting medical expenses which have incurred since the Spring of 2018. Donations are accepted via PayPal or check (contact me, Jolee's nana, to make a donation), a GoFund me page for Jolee Manis (fees may be deducted, but we have been told if you scroll down the page when making a donation, there is an option not to have fees taken out), or by participating in a local fundraiser. Please visit my Facebook business page to get updates on Jolee and information on any fundraisers going on at the moment. Most of all, we ask for your prayers for Jolee, for her daddy and mommy, and for the doctors and caregivers.

Thursday, August 16, 2018

Only 2 Weeks Left - Etsy Shops Closing

Hi everyone!
I have discounted items in my Etsy shops by 50%. This goes through August and my shops will close September 1st.

Here are the links if you'd like to see what's on sale:



As always, if you don't do Etsy and see something you want, email me your list and I'll send a PayPal invoice and remove the items from my Etsy shop.

Thanks so much for being with me all these years, first as Honeysuckle Lane, and later Simple Joys Paperie and Lana Manis Designs.

In a few months, I'll have everything under one shop name again. I'll let you know when it's open and filled with new handmade items.

Take care and God bless,

Sunday, June 24, 2018

Summertime Florals

Summertime Florals
6" x 6" x 1 1/2"
acrylic on canvas

$45 each

$7 shipping in the U.S. no matter how many you buy.
If outside the U.S., please email me for a shipping quote.

Email to place an order: lanamanis@gmail.com
I take PayPal or checks.

Thank you!







7. SOLD, thank you!


Saturday, June 16, 2018

Summertime Art

I have a few new items that I've painted over the last several weeks. I hope to have them listed by July 1st. Please check back then for an update and information on where to find them.

Take care and God bless,

Saturday, June 9, 2018

Prayers for Jolee

I never in a million years dreamed I would be writing a post like this. But I am, and I'm asking for your prayers. My little two-year-old granddaughter, Jolee, had a large brain tumor removed earlier this week. The biopsy confirmed that it was cancer, and chemo will begin when she has healed from the surgery.

Our family asks for your prayers...
for Jolee, for her mommy and daddy,
and for the doctors treating her.
We have faith that the Lord will see us through this and little JoJo will be a testament to His love and faithfulness.

Thank you so much for your prayers.
God bless, Lana

P.S. I apologize if I miss a comment. Blogger is not sending me notifications of like it used to do.

Friday, March 2, 2018

Antique and Vintage Books

Four shelves, three books deep, vintage and antique... I collect old books that will never be torn apart, but I have repurposed many old books that were falling apart during more than 10 years of wreath-making for my Simple Joys Paperie shop. That translated into thousands of pages, and many days and weeks of wrist and elbow injuries from repetitive use. I don't make the wreaths anymore, except for the occasional special request, and it's time to pare down extensively.

These books range in date from the late 1800s to the mid 1900s. A very few are as new as the 1970s. Although most could still be read, all could be used for decorative purposes.

If you'd like to see what's available, visit my shop blog... this is where I list things until I have time to add them to my Etsy shop.

Thanks for visiting!
Take care and God bless,