Monday, November 30, 2009

Winter time, sachets, and apothecary jars

After a short trip to Alabama to my visit my sister and her family for Thanksgiving, I am back home feeling just a teeny bit guilty about all that I ate.....and I'm getting back into a creative mood. Here is a Christmasy bottle embellished with sheet music entitled "Winter Time", green moire ribbon, red beads, white millinery flower, red velvet ribbon and green mini rickrac around the neck of the bottle, a vintage snowflake brooch, with millinery berries and a sparkly white millinery leaf tucked inside.

I also wanted to show you some lovely sachets I got from Sandi's etsy shop. They are filled with lavender buds and they smell wonderful. Sandi is so talented!

While in Tuscaloosa, I visited the American Thrift Store - what fun! When I am "thrifting", I am always on the look for apothecary jars. I just love this one - it is etched with a star design.

I failed to mention the winner of my recent giveaway - June of Laughing with Angels was the winner. I also have a giveaway periodically (every couple of months or so) on my webstore - anyone who signs up for my newsletter is eligible. I will be sending out a newsletter soon - these have been on hold until my new website template was designed. The winner of my December giveaway is Holly of Girls at Heart. I have contacted her and will be posting a picture of her prize on my website tomorrow, Dec. 1st.


Sammy Girl said...

I was waiting to see what you did with those bottles from the thrift store .... and finding apothecary jars ... lucky you!
Have a super week!
Betty :)

Sandi said...

Hi Melissa,
Your bottle is very pretty!! I need to be creating more stuff too. Glad you like the sachets. Have a wonderful day!

Rebecca said...

I always love to visit you girly! You fill me with inspiration and joy!

Love, Rebecca

Lisa said...

Lovely!! You have beautiful things!
Hugs, Lisa

Queenie said...

Both of my sister in-laws live in neat that you were there. When we visited my husband's sister, she took us to an amazing flea market in Birmingham. That was such a fun place, I don't remember the name of it, but I bet your sister has been to it befoere. Sounds like you all had a lovely time. Love that bottle that you made...and those apothecary jars are so pretty that you found too. I have two old ones, one I have sand and seashells in, and the other one I keep bath salts in. There are so many different uses for them...I think that's what makes them so fun! P.S. Congrats to the winners of your giveaway!
Big Hugs,

June said...

What a beautiful bottle Melissa! I love apothacary jars as well and I'm always on the look out for them. In my studio, if I don't have things in glass I forget what I have. Yea, it's an age thing.
Thank you again for a great giveaway!

Kathleen said...

Hi Melissa, hope you and your family had a great Thanksgiving. Love the bottle. I'd like to have some of that green moire ribbon. Where did you purchase it? Love the sachets, and that apothocary jar is to die for. What a great find. Hugs, Kathleen

stefanie said...

thanks for the visit, I feel like I have been gone forever. love your jar find.

Andrea said...

I love apothecary jars too, there so fun to fill with goodies!

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

Hey Melissa, How ya' doing? I bet you a million dollars all the thrift stores in the U.S. are wondering why apothecary jars and cloches are flying out of the stores right now. :) Your Christmas piece is so pretty. I started buying today some stuff to make some "vintage" trees for next year. ack! Love your music. xo Lynn

maría cecilia said...

Melissa, I found you at June´s "laughing with angels" and woul like to say that after browsing through you blog I had such a wonderful time with your so, so lovely items you make, such beauties!!!
I´m glad to meet you.
Muchos cariños
Maria Cecilia