Saturday, December 31, 2011

Happy New Year!

I'm sending all of you my best wishes for a fabulous 2012! 

May dreams come true, 
may adventures be had, 
and may laughter fill your year!

Time Passing

Today I find myself wishing I could go back in time just one week. I'd like to do the entire holiday again please. It was far too rushed for me to thoroughly enjoy it. How about you? 

You can expect the holidays to be extended here on my blog. I have so much more holiday news to share with you, and things are just calming down enough for me to start. I hope you dont mind :)
Saturday, December 24, 2011

 Merry Christmas from our house to yours! We're wishing you  a wonderful holiday filled with cheer, merriment and love!

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Christmas Shelf

I used a few antique boxes of Christmas ornaments to make a holiday vignette on a shelf in our bathroom. I love it, and wish it was in a more prominent location in our house. Oh well... maybe next year!

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Holiday Ornaments

Just the other day found this sweet little pair of antique mercury glass bird ornaments on the front page of etsy. I quickly went into a tizzy because 1. I had a little money in my paypal account to spend on things other than Christmas gifts (like a pair of new bird ornaments for myself!). 2. I have an obsession with clip-on glass bird ornaments. 3.  I was planing on decorating my tree that weekend. 4. They were mainly silver, and in my book the most beautiful vintage ornaments are always silver.  And, 5- they were only $15 for the pair!  So I quickly snatched them up before anyone else saw them (or so it goes in my head...), and anxiously awaited their arrival. 

Once the box reached me and I had a chance to see them in person, I couldn't help but be impressed with how old, lovely they both were, not to mention in excellent condition. One little detail I didn't notice in the listing (being in the tizzy and all) was that one of the birds was missing all its feathers.  At first I was a little bummed, and wish I had realized it before I clicked "purchase".  But then it occurred to me that I may not have gotten such a great deal if both birds had been in excellent condition.  (And I love a good deal).  Then I took note again of what excellent condition the glass body was in and realized I could fix this problem easily. Since the tail was now just an empty glass tube, as well as a little spot on the birds head, I knew it would be easy to insert a few feathers, add a drop of hot glue and have a beautiful new ornament. 
I especially love the "sugar coated" wing. 
I went through the studio collecting all of the feathers I'd been gathering over the years and took a look at a few of my options:

Reds and greens.
Black and white.
Which do you like most? They all have such a different look, and each combination is lovely.  In the end I went with the black and white feathers. They most suite my look, and go well with the silver and black tree in our kitchen. (more on that later, when the lighting is right ;) )
The next time your in an antique shop and spot a beautiful bird who's lost it's tail or head dress, do keep mind how easy it is to re-vive these beautiful treasures. You can make them really unique, and you'll most likely be getting an excellent deal!!
Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Lucky Girl

Check out this beautiful necklace my mama gifted me with. She is so talented, and I'm such a lucky girl!

Isn't it romantic?!

My mom has some stunning pieces in her shop right now, be sure to swing by and check them out. By the way- it's not too late to order and receive this beautiful jewelry before christmas!