Tuesday, May 31, 2011
Monday, May 30, 2011
I am also joining with Trish at Sweetology for her first ever Tea Party Tuesday!
Friday, May 27, 2011
Thursday, May 26, 2011
Happy Weekend....well, almost : )
Today I am sharing about two artist friends who have swapped with me recently.
I am so lucky to have been the recipient of this colorful and sweet Post Card Art from Linka K.
She has used Paperwimsy images for this "Spring Friends Swap" we had on the PW forum. I love the purples and greens that she used, as well as the sentiment. It is just such a sweet card!
Linda is a wonderful person and an amazing artist. Thank you so much Linda!
But I did!
And inside was this gorgeous pink box (created from a larger size matchbox)!
The colors and textures of it are sublime
And it is filled with goodies!
Below you can see more of the goodies. See the wooden handle with the curled wire ends? I didn't know what it was...it turns out it is a handle for carrying packages tied up with string. Isn't that fab! There are also wonderful vintage postcards and a lace doily. Can you see the little tea set? Yes, Debi sent me a miniature tea set!!! It is on Mrs. Rose's bed in the first photo of this post. Mrs. Rose is really going to enjoy this beautiful tea set!
Thank you so much Debi for your incredible work of art and your generous gorgeous gifts! You can visit Debi's beautiful blog and see her amazing work at Life In My Studio.
May you have a wonderfully creative weekend!
Monday, May 23, 2011
I don't know why I am so thrilled with tea cups....I have felt this way since I was barely 20 years old, and I still feel the same way. I love picking out the tea cup I am going to use. I walk to one of my china cabinets and gaze at all the lovely pieces of china in there....then I pick my favorite of the moment. I am an equal opportunity cup owner, every cup gets used!
The cup lip and the plate edge have a sweet scallop design.
I think that is a W engraved on the front. I bought it because I found the shape and weight pleasing and it was only $8.
Saturday, May 21, 2011
I thought I might share a little of what I have been working on in my art room.
I love making lovely things from items I would normally throw out! There is something that feels so good about taking garbage and giving it a new purpose.
This match box project was inspired by Holly who hosted this swap at Marie Antoinette Mail Art Ning group. The first one I have sent off to Debi and the second is one of my upcoming giveaway items! Yes, I am having a giveaway for June, and there will be at least 6 gifts to win!
Yay! I love giveaways!
Thank you so much Karen! (Today I am joining Brag Monday for the first time)
If you have never been to Karen's site, you are in for a treat. It is full of all kinds of free images that are perfect for creating and decorating.
The background paper I made myself by doing a tissue paper transfer off of an 130 year old French document I purchased in Paris at the Fleas.
I am just finishing a new video tutorial on how to do tissue paper transfers (paper saving version).This video will be out before next weekend. Yay!
Inside is also a tiny matchbox that I filled with vintage beads, cabochons, buttons, pearls, rhondelles...little treasures for creating.
Monday, May 16, 2011
Welcome to Tea Cup Tuesday!
Today, Martha and I will share with you some tea cups from our collection. We love sharing with all of you who have an appreciation for these little works of art.
Today I am showcasing a pretty trio I found in Williamsburg, Va, at an antique mall that was the largest one I have ever been in.
as well as all the gold trims.
I feel like a princess holding this cup!
Lately I have been finding these kinds of cups and I am delighted with them.
The beautiful faux cake is by Cassandra Van Curen.
She does not have any markings at all.
Do any of you know about her history??? I would really love to know.
I am also joining Wanda Lee today for Tea Pot and Tea Things Tuesday!