My best friend Pepper (aka Christie, aka Girlfren) gave me this shadow box about 15 years ago. Believe it or not I had been wanting a large shadow box and she found this beauty at a garage sale for a song! When she first gave it to me it was lined in red velvet and I used it to display one of my old red and pink ballet costumes from when I was a little girl. After I was no longer using red in my decorating the shadow box got tucked away with intentions of relining it and filling it with something fabulous. Well it only took about 12 years and I finally did it! I am hosting "Jolie a Paris", an art party at my home in July so I am very inspired right now by all things Paris. I used the colors of my living and dining room for inspiration for the party and for my shadow box. I embellished the box with vintage lace, coffee stained paper doilies and crepe paper, crepe paper ruffles, vintage rhinestones, seam binding ribbon, silk flowers, vintage millinery and lots of GLITTER!
Last year I posted my Ung Drill Frame "Initial Art". Well, I loved how it came out but I decided that I was ready to move on from the bright pink and green shortly after I hung it in our guest room bed. I LOVE bright pink and green but I couldn't really "live" with it in my house, sooo I decided to give the frame a new look. Last summer I appliqued and embroidered a "shabby chic ship". This afternoon I painted the frame in Krylon "ballet slipper pink" and framed my ship. I hung it over the bed in the guest bedrrom/craft room (which I have been working on for a couple of weeks now, will show you the rest of the room soon) and I am soooooooooooo happy with it. I don't think I'll be changing it any time soon :)
The magazine "Creating Marie Style" put together by Sonia at "Vintage Rose Designs" is now available! It features yummy Marie Antoinette inspired clip art created by my friend Cassandra and it also features Cassandra's Marie's Danse Des Fleursevent that she hosted here in Tampa, Florida back in February. To celebrate Cassandra is having a giveaway over at her blog "An Artful Adventure." She is giving away the most amazing charm bracelet and a copy of Sonia's magazine! This will be the third giveaway that I have entered to win one of Cassandra's creations. I am crossing my fingers and hoping the third time is a charm...pun intended ;)
Hope you check out the magazine and the giveaway. Have a great weekend! Love, Molly
Yesterday I headed up to Dade City to spend the day crafting with Cassandra. I can't even tell you what a blessing it is to have such a sweet, down to earth, talented friend who loves all the same things that I do and has a preschooler who my daughter adores, living 30 minutes away. We both agree that it just seems too good to be true!
When I arrived she had the most beautiful table set with tea and brunch. We drank out of vintage tea cups and ate on vintage plates. I loved it!
After brunch and tea we looked through her extensive stash of yummy vintage supplies and her recent thrift store finds.
Finally, we got down to some crafting. We made vintage inspired Victorian cones. This project is what we are going to make at "Jolie a Paris", an art party I am hosting for our new art group "Pretty and Vintage Things". These are my completed cones...
(the vintage earring in the center of my bow was my "Granny Dot's")
It was such a wonderful day! Can't wait until we craft together again!