blossoming in nature."
~Gerard de Nerval
I bought a beautiful large antique picture frame near the beginning of the year. It had a very old floral still life in it and I couldn't decide whether I wanted to buy a new piece of art for it or have it measured for a mirror. Well I finally made a decision last week and had a mirror cut for it. I think it looks wonderful! I love grand mirrors (and small mirrors, medium-sized, ornate, simple, gilt, painted, round, etc. etc. *giggle*). What is special about this frame is that it has an original weathered cream finish. Sooooo lovely!
I have probably said before that my Mum is my biggest fan. Every new idea that I come up with she has to have at least 2-3 made just for her. :) She has quite a few Gillyflowers, two fairy ball gowns, a ribbon heart, and recently she made a special order for two ribbon flower wreaths. She had very specific colours and details in mind so it took me quite awhile to finish them. Here are a few photos of them. I gave them to her for Mother's Day :) It was very exciting watching her open them. Her eyes got very wide and she was speechless for a few minutes just staring with her mouth in a little round "O".
This post is kind of a 'mix-up' of things - I found a pretty miniature wrought iron dress form and painted it cream not too long ago. This week I finally got around to "dressing" it. :) I made a tulle skirt and bodice and even fashioned a little necklace out of pearls and pink jewelry wire. This dress form is just my size at the moment. I would love to have a full sized wrought iron dress form - one day when I have room!
I hope you enjoy these random bits of loveliness!
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