MERRY CHRISTMAS !
December 24, 2009
MERRY CHRISTMAS !
December 19, 2009
The small rack you see below had been a flea market find that I painted white. The styrofoam tree we had once bought in the US and had carried it in our hand baggage. The customs let us unpack that thing. It must have looked like one of those dangerous styrofoam weapons, LOL. No, well I can understand since it has a very long and thick metal screw. It had a gold colored base and tip and was covered with red velvet. For the last years it had been decorated with my vintage Czech rhinestone Christmas tree brooches. Because of my new color scheme the tree had to undergo a change this year. So I painted it white, did a little bit distressing and sewed a cream colored velvet cover. Then I pinned rhinestone buttons, brooches and a belt to it. See the little cast iron squirrel? It's a nutcracker and I love this little guy.
In the French magazine "Marie Claire Idée" I had seen a picture where they used glass ornaments as bottle closures. I loved the idea as you can see but I found the bottles would need some more decoration and so I glued rhinestone brooches and buttons on.
I love faux pearl necklaces for decoration and can hardly resist when I see one at the flea market for a reasonable price.
To stay with my white, creme and silver theme I decided not to get a fir tree but to paint a large branch white and use that as our Christmas tree.
The garden table below had been a curbside find, deposited there to be picked up by the garbage collection. For me it had just the perfect vintage look.
Karen over at My Desert Cottage had shown beautiful pictures of her home. Her sweet mantle decoration inspired me to take 2 teddy bears from my studio into the living room and place them onto the cupboard. Thank you, Karen for this wonderful inspiration!
Thanks for your visit, dear friends! Hopefully you enjoyed the tour a little bit. Have a wonderful weekend and don't get stressed out too much by the Christmas preparations!
December 09, 2009
I had all kinds of new and vintage Christmas baubles and ornaments that had just the right size to fit in the departments. Although pink is the favorite of my favorite colors, I couldn't come up with enough matching embellishments.
Dear Carola over at Boxwood Cottage was so sweet to check her stash and sent me a bag of pink goodies. Besides the cute yo-yo you can see in the picture above, I also used the large flower and the small ones, the Dresden foil basket as well as the foil border and foil flower.
I love everything she had sent and I'm sure I will use the remaining lovely goodies in upcoming projects. Thank you so much, dear Carola!!! Please hop over to Carola to see her and her mum's beautifully decorated homes!
I'm off now to work on some Christmas gifts ... Have a wonderful day!
November 25, 2009
After having the traditional Christmas colors red, green and gold for some years and red and white for the last two years, I decided to go for white, cream and silver in the living room this year. The snowman should get a matching makeover. I took off his nose and the wooden knobs of the little drawers and painted him. Well, then I changed his gender and the snowman became a snowgirl ... Sorry, dear snowman but girls just can be dressed up more fancy!
Isn't she a cutie?
When you are wondering what happened to drawer number 6 (the one in the hat), I replaced it with the lace pouch because snowgirl liked that better.
I have been working on a couple more Christmas projects and will show them to you soon. Till then I wish you a lot of fun with your Christmas decoration!
October 30, 2009
and created a friendly paper witch
I wanted to make a Halloween bottle and a wonderful free potion label from Inka gave me the inspiration to create this one:
I soldered some charms as decoration