when we visited Maryland last week (again)
we went to the Beaver Creek Antiques mall
where Kathy Barrick and Jimmie Cramer
...both hold booths of their wonderful goods ~
I spotted this glass cloche with white chippy knob & had to have it:
Jimmie decorates his booths with thee most awesome stuff ever.
old photographs, tin buckets, glass vessels filled with string balls and wire baskets full of old lace ~
LOTS of ironstone.
so to emulate 'his' look
I placed a bunch of my old lace into the glass cloche, flipped it upside down and then put it onto a small white ironstone dish ~
now it sets on an old grey painted bookshelf in my sewing room for me to admire.
somehow, the lace looks more important under glass....
like a specimen from Victorian days.
Iwas also inspired to do something a bit different with some of my old photos ~
so I clipped them onto steel curtain rings and hung them on a vintage spinner rack...
I pretend the folks of whom these pictures were taken
now enjoy a spin every couple of times I walk by...
...like an old merry-go-round.
|long tall doll created by Mandy Fischer of Bittersweet Folk Art Primitives|
and a while back,
I found this newer card filing cabinet.
thought it would be perfect for storing all sorts of things here in my little sewing room,
and it is.
I changed the drawer labels to sepia copies of some of my old photos of children
and slipped them behind the brass plates instead...
I love old photos...
but by far my very favorite is this one below:
a glass negative of two women ~
|ghostly & transparent|
of course I love taking photos too,
with one of my models below...
I will be here in my little sewing studio today ~
working on Old Hallow's Eve goodies for the show in September...
Punching, sewing, painting ~ perhaps some paper clay too.
a doll or three as well?
and plenty of little needfuls for the sewing witch.
many Good things to come....
Hoping you are all happy & busy~
have a beautiful day my friends!