Monday, June 22, 2009

My Best Stash Ever!

I can't wait to use this stash in my jewelry and or collage work! I was very lucky to get the little dolls in one box at an auction, had to pay more than I wanted to, but you just don't find these little ones. The brass handmade cross and tiny little blue beads were given to me by a very dear friend. The little box has some tiny bottles holding seeds, they are waiting to be incorporated into a necklace. I set up at the Madison Antique's show at the Keva Center and found a dealer who brought me several tiny keys, which will also hang from a chain. I'm hoping to start soldering again very soon, these items will be for sale in my etsy shop as well as in my antique's center. The rain has finally stopped, after a week of off and on again, cloudy, humid days. Can't wait to get to upper Michigan next month...ah-h-h, the 4th of July in Alpha!

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Old and Worn

papier mache, brown transferware, folk art, things I love. tattered and worn are even more treasured!


Remnants of my Past, have you ever seen a Rosebreasted Grosbeak, they are the most exquiste bird. The glass mosaic was done by an artist from Elkhorn. I just love it. Only once did this bird perch on my kitchen sill, it took my breath away, it is so striking. My rosary collection belongs with this bird. Some may think decorating an old burlap feed bag is out of the norm, it just works with the vines and flora. The tryptk was just purchased by me from one of the stores in Paoli, it's the one in the old grist mill. We had lunch at the Schoolhouse Cafe and I highly recommend it, I had stuffed Ravioli with spinach and ricotta cheese, the sauce was to die for! The gift store was wonderful too. I wanted to buy the curtains they have in their windows, however, they are no longer available.
Do What Makes You Happy