Getting prepped for a visit from a college buddy from the east coast. We have known each other for over 30 years and always pick up where we left off. Nothing like company to get your house in order!
Sunday, June 28, 2015
Friday, June 19, 2015
Hi all! I'm just sharing some random pictures from the store this week. Finally finishing this little birdcage style chandelier for a very patient client. First part of the week was busy with a visit from Mom. We have such a nice time that I hate when she has to leave. Alfie was in puppy heaven with all the cuddling.
|Redo finished of birdcage chandelier. Check!|
|New jewelry display. Still have to finish the mannequin and give her a decent bottom!|
|Happy flowers, happy colors!|
|Kitschy game table set from the 60's just in . 2 leaves and 6 chairs.|
|And Mr Alfie with his favorite toy. I love this little poser. He was challenging grandma to try and take it away from him!|
Hope you all have a wonderful weekend!
Saturday, June 13, 2015
On a roll! Showing off, yes I know, I am. But I love the directions my latest designs are taking me! I'm just in love with this latest design and will be sorry to see it go. Just listed on Etsy.
Thursday, June 11, 2015
Another reason my wrist and arm are aching. But I was feeling so inspired I couldn't stop myself!
|Freshwater pearl choker with silver-plate pendant|
|Pearl and crystal necklace with Sterling and MOP religious medal|
|Preserved seahorse with french ephemera backdrop and rhinestone embellishment. Handmade chain is freshwater pearls and crystal.|
|Freshwater pearl and vintage cross pendant.|
|Victorian filigree pendant with lapis. Handmade chain is lapis, crystal and freshwater pearls.|
|Assemblage charm necklace with vintage religious medal, rhinestone cross and silver-plate charms.|
|Preserved seahorse with vintage enamel watch face and rhinestones. Handmade chain is freshwater pearls and crystal.|
|Handmade choker of freshwater pearls and vintage religious medal. Front closure.|
Wednesday, June 10, 2015
This "Admit One" necklace was inspired by this years show. I might have to keep it to wear at these events.
I love this sweet overnighter with all it's original components.
I whipped out a dozen of these for the show. The hot ticket were the heart bottles where you could write different messages.
This tower of tic tac toe pillows added a burst of color.
These original plaster medallions drew a lot of attention throughout the show.
I worked on several religious themed designs for the show including this Lady of Guadalupe necklace.
This garden vignette added a nice respite in the afternoon heat.
Gotta love the glitter!
Handmade wire cloches were popular as well. Great for candles or keeping kitties away from plants.
It was a great success and lots of fun. It only took me a week to recover, har, har! No really, it did. I had to give my wrist and arm a break from overuse. Alfie was over it all and ready for some time off for good behavior as well. There's the tour of this years marketplace. See you all soon!
Thursday, April 09, 2015
|Photo of Pascale taken at Soul Food Farm by my friend Ingrid.|
One of my favorite photos of her!
I can now focus on getting prepped for the antique marketplace at Soul Food Farm on May 30th. Last year was the first time for the event. The turnout was about 1500 people which I think surprised everyone. It shouldn't have as the two people organizing and promoting it worked their little tushes off to make it happen. Thank you so much Jeannie Wilson and Alexis Koefoed for all your hard work in creating such a unique, inviting event. You two are a class act! I am honored that you asked me to participate and look forward to round two.
Last year was my first time participating in an "antique/vintage" market. I was so impressed with the other vendors who were so warm and welcoming. It really was a good old fashioned country fair. The weather was beautiful, the farm setting with oak trees and lavender fields and the camaraderie just made the whole affair magical and classic. I can't wait to see everyone again!
In the meantime, it's prep, prep, prep. A bit of a challenge to refrain from putting my latest creations out on the floor at the store or previewing here because I just want to share them right away.
But I don't want to lose the element of surprise. So the pile behind the curtains is getting higher and higher! The ceilings are only 12 feet tall so good thing it's coming up soon.
A few pictures from last year.
Hope you can make it!
|Mr Alfie during tax prep. No fun!|