Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Valentine's Hearts

"Where so ever you go,
go with all your heart."

   Since I have been sick I have had a lot of time on my hands. Bed rest for weeks on end can become nearly unbearable. I had to do something to relieve the monotony! I drew pictures to begin with but when, in a stupor of foggy-brained illness, I exploded a pen ALL OVER MY ROOM (and I mean all over - my curtains are ruined and I spotted my carpet and bed linens. I was soaking antique lace for a day trying to save it from the few spots that landed on my vanity.) I decided I needed to think of something else to occupy me. I have a file folder on my computer full of pictures of projects that I want to try "someday". I decided to do something Valentine's day themed and this is what I came up with! I made these four ribbon work heart ornaments which I have now listed in my Etsy Shop. I loved making them and I was very happy with how they turned out. Let me know what you think of them! I see many more projects happening in the future - maybe there was a plus side to being sick for so long. Thankyou to everyone who sent me get well wishes! You are all so sweet!

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Monday, January 26, 2015

Marie Antoinette Necklace

"The places that once knew
Marie Antoinette now know
her forever." 
        ~Grace Greenwood

   I have a new purchase that I have been very excited to share! I have wanted this piece for sooooo long and finally after Christmas I bought it! I'm sure you already know that I LOVE the creations of Dana at Lambs and Ivy - her incredible ribbon work flowers are amazing. She listed this necklace awhile ago and I thought that it was stunning. When it arrived and I took it out of it's wrapping I was literally speechless. The detail is just breath taking! It looks perfect on my Free People lace dress and I am so thrilled with it. Thankyou Dana for your gorgeous creations and for your friendship! 

I put out these two little pink glass cake stands together the other day and filled them with pearls and some ribbon and tulle flowers. I don't know why I didn't think of this sooner!

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Friday, January 16, 2015

A Painted Room

"Perhaps home is not a place,
but simply an irrevocable condition."
        ~James Baldwin

 I made some very drastic changes to my decor before Christmas (I've been hinting at them for awhile). I wanted my room to feel lighter and less cluttered. I sold all of my antique furniture *gasp* (I know - it was rather extreme). So far I had collected primarily dark wood pieces. My burl walnut vanity, my little curio cabinet and two commodes, a large bureau with inlay, etc. They all felt very heavy and opulent to me and I think I just wanted relief from the more Victorian style that I had unconsciously been developing. I have always loved soft things and while I still think those pieces were beautiful I couldn't live peacefully with them anymore. Anyway, long story short they went and I re-invented my style. I had my dark walnut French desk professionally painted to match the three paned vanity mirror - it was the first thing I did after I sold everything and it turned out beautifully. I also have a French Provincial dresser and a little painted Florentine table. My workspace also had to be incorporated into my room - you can see those changes in the post My Girly Office. I have taken the first few pictures to share with you. I think I would call my new style 'Feminine French Ivory' - or something like that. :)

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