A bit shabby, a bit vintage, and oh sooo glittery (is that a word?)
Can you smell the pumpkin spice coffee? yummmm......
With our selling the house, I've been regulated to the kitchen counter and boxes to work out of. A 60% off paper mache pumpkin from Hobby Lobby was transformed with vintage book paper, and walnut ink stain and LOTS of Modge Podge.
Here is a full shot of the pumpkin:
The tag says 'give thanks' which and the little wooden piece shaped like a house came as a freebie from the lovely Kim who I just ordered some other wood from also. Please check out her website. The paper roses were from the wedding isle and I lightly stained them and glittered them; the wood acorns I did the same stain and glittered their tops; the chenille trim and vintage velvet trim are a lovely shade of taupe and are pinned with a vintage rhinestone earring in lovely shades of bronze.
Hope you love this as much as I do!
Talk soon, Kris
Isn't this reindeer lovely! I wish I could get the palest shade of pink to show up. It just wouldn't work with my camera skills or lack thereof! I think she must be from the 40's-50's based on the rhinestone's and gilding.
I got this tablecloth a month or so ago to put on my formal dining room table for the house showings. This goes beautifully with the cream, pale green, and pink color scheme.
I got this from an Etsy Seller.
I bought a few other things but haven't photographed them yet. Well, it's time for a movie with the family. I got 'Up' at Target yesterday. We are having to watch every Disney and Pixar movie ever made! LOL!
I hope everyone is having a good weekend,
talk soon, Kris
I can't believe my little one is 2 and boy have we moved into those throw down tantrums! whoooo..they can be quite the scene--dramatic actress in the making here in the Pare' house hold :)
As you can see Disney reigns in the DVD section of the videos and our love of the week was Nemo! Dory the fish fell over from the heat in the top pic!
Have a great weekend!
Gotta find some fun in this hectic life! Check it out here :)
Mending your heart takes some time. Although, the past few days the rumble of creative spirit is working itself back in my soul.
I really hope everyone is having a great Sunday. I have to admit not committing myself to a bunch of stuff and just enjoying my daughter and pups has been very soothing. I hope to have some creative spirit soon.
Where the heck is FALL?! It's 97 today...Football and school starts in another week or so!
Thanks for all the support, xo Kris
This is a collage I made which is called Paper Dress. I designed the dress along with all its details. I am absolutely in love with paper dolls and this was inspired by them. Vintage trims, pearls. The dress is attached to the tulle so it's three dimensional. I LOVE this but it was not easy to photograph (lack of skill on my part!)
Next is a journal that I've been working on of which parts were from a kit from Cerri.
This so sweet journal is made out of vintage hankies (2), fabric, lace, and vintage paper doll images. The inside I embellished with more fabric and trim. Check out the back cover with the little girl peeking in the cover :)
Now to share some flowers I bought recently to perk up my soul--hope they do the same for you.
(yes, this picture stinks. I really am beginning to dislike this new camera DH bought me).
These are my finds from the antique store in the small town I work in (just started a few weeks ago) so I was exploring it.
I only found those pansy flowers when I opened up the baggie! What a find! I think there was 5 of them total along with all the trim and lace you see. The birdie is a sweet round doily. I've got some projects in mind already.
I've been working on a few new projects and hope to share with you soon! Have a wonderful Sunday!
with Savannah from En Le Jardin. The city is absolutely lovely with the historic beauty you think of when you imagine the deep South. I wish I had more time to explore. Like Charleston, I love looking at the grand homes and architecture.
I'm almost finished with my projects but it has been raining, gloomy, and doom like for over a week now so once the sun shines again I'll snap some pics.
We had lunch at: