Monday, November 28, 2011

Snowman and Xmas Village

It's 1:30am and I'm trying to multi-task...decorating the brick cottage for Xmas and glitter projects in my workroom! Will post more photos later, but wanted to get started on this before I hit the sack for some much needed rest. I can't wait for our trip to the tree farm to cut down a wild, yet sparse frazier fir. I love the look of a tree that has large spaces and knarly points of pine cone growth. This year my tree will have many vintage worn ornaments as well as the fav new ones from 38 years of collecting. I don't buy any victorian or perfect vintage, only the half-faded and well worn ones. Mostly handpainted or shiny brites. O.K. so I must find my pillow. YAWwwN.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Snowmen and Mice

Delightful Caribou, handblown glass candy canes, vintage blends old & new

Christmas is just around the Corner

Deck the Halls with evergreens and ornaments...ho ho ho!

Christmas at Guidone & Co. Antiques

We are getting ready for Christmas in my space at Odana Antiques in Madison WI. Christmas OPen HOuse is Dec. 2nd-5th. If you're in the area, please come and join us for some holiday cheer!

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Make-do Pin Cushions

I have just finished one of several make-do pin cushions that will be for sale in my etsy shop when they completed. This one is the latest with a heavy ecru fabric embellished with old and new found objects. The cushion sets on top of a vintage child's baby cup, now storage for sewing notions; to include a tin filled with old buttons, tatting threads and pins. The small rose colored velvet is a keeper, however, I will have 2 more similiar ones and 2 dark lavender coming soon.

Friday, October 14, 2011

Children's Plantings

The tall white pine was planted as a tiny sapling that my son Cale brought home from school. At one point several years ago the top 3ft had been broken off(how I don't know). I thought it would never grow another lead, so I decided to keep it low. Well, that proved to be a mistake, the branches just grew out with one pointing up, so I let that one take up the new lead and wow, it looks great. It's now around 20ft.tall. My son was very pleased because he thought it would always be a stump of a tree. He is 6ft 2" and now has to look up to his tree! A few years later, my daughter Heather and I planted 3 more saplings, they haven't taken off yet after 3yr, soon they will sprout up quickly. I love the sound of the wind moving throught white pine. It reminds me of my childhood in upper Michigan. Enjoy the view.

Tuesday, October 04, 2011

Finally Finished

My 4' collage is finally done! Filled with found objects, layers and layers of paint and papers, vintage door locks, frozen charlotte inviting you to "COME FLY WITH ME" HOPE you like it. Would love some feedback if you have time! Thanks for visiting.

Halloween Home Decor


nOT SURE why, BUT I think these witcheys are so adoreable!

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