Friday, January 20, 2012


Ever have a project that you start and then put away halfway finished? I did that with this vintage platter collage - I started it a couple of months ago, then put it away during the holidays. Finally, inspiration hit me again, so I finished it yesterday.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Of Butterflies and Birds

Some recently completed projects;
First, I found this neat old peely frame, removed the back along with an old photo, leaving the old glass and rusty nails. I used a gel medium to apply the vintage butterfly image and text that says "The Life of a Butterfly".
Next is an upcycle of a pair of old wooden plaques. I gave them a new coat of creamy white paint, added the background paper and then vintage bird images that corresponded with the colors. Images are from The Graphics Fairy.

Monday, January 9, 2012

Etsy find

Oh. My. Word. Look what I found on Etsy....

Saturday, January 7, 2012

some things I love...

Just a few things I love - ironstone pitchers, old lace in clear jars, vintage jewelry pieces, pearls and rhinestones, pearl collars, rosaries.... Vintage brandy snifters are great to display pretty lace. The giant one in the first two photos I found in a thrift shop.  The three small ones in the last photo I just finished (French labels are via The Graphics Fairy).

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Hatpins and hair pins

Today I am sharing my pretty hatpin collection- all are old except the pretty pink one, which I bought on etsy from a wonderful seller (GardenofWeedinGirl) who makes the most exquisite hat pins, hair sticks or shawl pins.I found the vintage white china hatpin holder on one of my treasure hunts.