Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Fit for a Queen

My husband is great at picking out gifts,
& he didn't disappoint at Christmas.
I wanted to share the new treasures
he gave me this year!

He got me this wonderful chair for my studio,
he calls it my Queen Chair.

He added this exquisite crown to my collection.

And my favorite gift is this beautiful Ex-Voto,

complete with a wish for me already inside!

I'm so lucky to have a King that knows
the perfect gifts to give his Queen!

Monday, December 27, 2010

A Few of My Favorite Things

A couple of weeks ago I went antique shopping with my friend Amanda. I found some wonderful things and wanted to share a few of my favorites with you.

I have a love & obsession for old vintage canning jars & anything "crowned". I was giddy with excitement when I found these vintage Canadian canning jars!
I love old books and found the publication date, 1888, title and images on this book irresistible.

Anything Christmas, especially vintage is always on my wish list, when I found this old tinsel still on it's string and these tree candle clips I just had to bring them home.

I've been looking for coasters for my studio & came across these glass ones, I love the scallop edges!

Amanda and I always have fun shopping together, whether it's antiquing, thrift stores or boutiques,
we always find yummy treasures!

Angel Queen

I love my Angel!
I call her my Angel Queen!
I recently took a class with Beth Quinn in her new beautiful home studio. I had a great time in class, Beth made an error on the date for the class & I couldn't make it on the correct date, so she held class for me anyway! I thoroughly enjoyed a couple of hours of chit chat & yummy snacks with Beth!
Once I got her home I gave my Angel Queen a head using one of my vintage Frozen Charlotte doll heads, added a pearl necklace and the tarnished glass glitter heart, chandelier crystal & vintage text to her skirt.  She was supposed to be a holiday ornament but I love her so much I am going to keep her up in my studio year round.

Sunday, December 5, 2010

"I Believe"

I've really been missing the snow this holiday season
so it felt great to be able to make a snowman yesterday.
I sculpted, painted, glittered & decorated
this fun little delight who I will call my
Dreaming of a White Christmas~I Believe~SnowGirl!
I am so in love with this little darling!

I gave her vintage shell buttons and
used vintage thread to "sew" them on her plump little belly.

I carefully chose the section of a page from a
vintage book to cut out her hat so the words
"I Believe" would be front and center!

If you ever get a chance you should jump to take a class from
Jenny Hernandez aka The Polka Dot Pixie.
She is one of the most generous teachers
I have ever taken a class from!

I thoroughly enjoyed myself & the time I got to spend
with all the fun, creative women yesterday.
~♥Love to you♥~