Saturday, October 3, 2015

A Jewel Box

"O suns and skies and clouds of June,
And flowers of June together,
Ye cannot rival for one hour
October's bright blue weather."

   I remember the year that my sister and I both decided that we needed jewelry boxes. Not those sweet childish things with a revolving ballerina and a tinkling song, but something grown up and sophisticated where our baubles and heirlooms could be displayed elegantly. After much searching I chose a square cream coloured leather box with a silver key. It was beautifully made and matched the creamy colour scheme of my bedroom. When my trinkets were placed carefully inside I'll admit to you I felt very chic. :) My sister searched for another year before she found one that suited her. A large wooden jewelry box painted with cherry blossoms that sits grandly on her bureau. I thought I would open this treasure chest one day out of curiosity and ended up running off with it to take pictures. I never know what I am going to photograph from one day to the next but I can say that my sister and her unique style are always an inspiration to me. Who isn't enchanted by the idea of what might lie inside a pretty box with a little key...

Monday, September 28, 2015

A Vintage Shelf

"There is a harmony in autumn,
and a luster in its sky, which
through summer is not heard or
        ~Percy Bysshe Shelley

   Life is very busy at the moment! Every day I feel like there are a hundred projects to complete - and I usually only manage to get through three at most. :) September is suddenly on its last few days and October is looming. I have already started a myriad of Christmas projects for the shop and for my home! I am excited to share them with you in the future. For now I wanted to post some pictures of a recent addition to my work space. I happened upon a vintage wrought iron shelf during one of my antiquing trips. It was black originally and rather dusty but I could tell that it would be lovely with all of its curls and loops. I brought it home and after a thorough cleaning and sanding I painted it a warm cream colour and it sits above my desk. I am very pleased with how it looks! I hope everyone is enjoying Autumn! 

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Perfectly Pink

"Pink is a beautiful color, 
because it is one of the colors
that the sun makes at twilight
and in the dawns."
          ~C. Joybell C.

   Pink, that most feminine of colours and undeniably my most favourite. I like to surround myself with soft shades of pink - blush, rose, nude pink, ice pink, and petal pink - and I like to wear bright shades of pink like magenta and fuchsia! When I am out searching for treasures and I come across something in a shade of pink it's like Christmas! 
   I recently finished this collage for the lovely Linda. She shares my love for beautiful old-fashioned things (and for pink ;). It was so much fun to make this piece for her! 


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