Thursday, December 10, 2009

It's not Christmasy, but......

Hello all, I know it's not Christmasy, but I had to show you some new things I've made. Remember the bottles a friend gave me? Here's the first. I plan to do a series of 4 ocean-themed bottles over time. This one is in aqua - it has a vintage seashell charm with rhinestones as the stopper. I used a sheet music image, By the Crystal Sea, from The Graphics Fairy.








And some Contemplation Spools I have made. I decorated them with pretty paper, vintage button, and text from vintage books (that were too far gone to salvage); text such as:

-the girl who can dance like a dream
-Strong and content, I travel the open road
-just stand and watch yourself go by

They were so much fun to make.

19 comments:

The Pink Rose Cottage said...

Just fabulous! What a great idea for old spools!

stefanie said...

Gorgeous!!!!

Julie said...

Oh, Melissa! Both of these projects are just fabulous! I love your ideas and creativity--just perfect!

Thanks for your visit and kind words--I always so appreciate it!

Hope you're having a cozy day!

Valerie@travelingthrough2 said...

Very pretty. I really like the little spools, very fun!
Valerie

June said...

Melissa, I love the bottle. Just gorgeous, I hope we get to see the others too!
And those spools are so dang pretty too.
Hugs~

Tracey said...

Hi Melissa! Your bottles and your spools are amazing!!! Such fabulous details on them!! You are so talented!

Blessings ~

:) T

Marydon Ford said...

Melissa, they are FABULOUS creations. I'd never EVER thought of this. Love everything.

Merry Christmas, TTFN ~ Marydon

Queenie said...

That bottle is so pretty... Love the vintage image and seashell topper! Those vintage wooden spools are the most original idea I've seen...they are absolutely darling! The quotes are precious too....
I always love seeing your creativity....it looks like you've been having such fun!
Big Hugs,
Queenie

Kathleen said...

You are just so clever Melissa. I have some nice old bottles, but I didn't have a clue as to what to do with them. Oh I want some creativity!! Great quotes, and the spools are just darling. Love them............hugs, Kathleen

Sandi said...

Your bottles are gorgeous Melissa!! And I LOVE your blogger poem!! TOO CUTE!!!!!!
Hugs~

The Cottage Shopgirl said...

Just love those bottles and what you've done with them !! Your blogger poem just made my day though..love that. Do you mind if I share it on my blog?

Wren Cottage said...

Hi Melissa!
I was so happy you stopped by Wren Cottage! It is always a happy day when you make a new friend!
I have been enjoying your posts, the bottles are magical and the spools...eeekkk!!! Love them, I am so into quotes and words and the ones you chose from the vintage books just sang to my heart!
I also enjoyed so much seeing you (you are so cute!! :) and your beautiful family! I loved the one with you and your daughter, so precious! What fantastic memories!
Thanks for your inquiry too about my etsy, I was able to relist a few little things but if you have something special in mind, drop me a line, no pressure though :)
I'll bookmark your beautiful world so I can come back by and visit you!!
Wishing you and yours a most Magical and SpArKleY
Holiday season filled with LOVE!!
xox ~Madai
Love the blogger poem too!! and the image, I can so relate, teehee!! xox

Karen- The Graphics Fairy said...

Hi Melissa,
This bottle is amazing!!! That seashell topper with the blue stones is gorgeous! Such an elegant piece! I'm so glad you linked this one up as well.

Kathy-Catnip Studio said...

Lovely items, and what great gifts they would make!

housefinally said...

Lovely!!!!

Tammara said...

They are all so beautiful

Jane said...

The Crystal Sea lyrics are so perfect for that design. What a beautiful bottle!

Dru said...

Hi Melissa, your bottle is so beautiful and what a great way to pretty up the spools and display. Dru

ClassyChassy said...

WOW - love your creations!!! Had to stop by and see what you came up with - beautiful spools and bottle!