Bonjour Mes Amis,
I've been into the glitter again! For those of you who visit me regularly, you know just how much I love all things that glitter. For me, there's nothing more stress relieving than
drinking a big glass of pinot grigio playing in my craft room with the sparkly stuff!
I collected a bunch of acorns earlier this fall on our walks, and couldn't wait to cover some of them with my favorite glitter! Isn't this aqua color just gorgeous? I thought the nuts looked oh so appropriate in this cute little glass squirrel candleholder that my mom gave me years ago.
Here he is, among a little Parisian vignette.
While it was a fun project, I must admit that it was more than a little messy!
I also covered a bunch in this gorgeous silver.
Before I even begin the glittering process, I first place the acorns in a low oven for at least an hour, on a baking tray. That way, there won't be any unwanted "hitch hikers", if you get my drift! (believe me, I found this out the hard way, ick!!).
Then I hot glue any loose caps back onto the nuts.
I've placed the silver ones in my Etsy shop, but since they are pretty labor intensive, I think this will be the only set that I sell!
I just love how they shimmer in the light!
Ok, I could hardly wait to share with you my latest find, this huge vintage mirror!
I've been looking for months for just the right mirror to hang over our fireplace.
They either were too small, out of my price range, the wrong shape, or just not the style I was going for.
Then I lucked out and spotted her in my favorite consignment shop the other day for 20% off.
So for $60, I thought it wasn't bad!!
(ok, I do have to give credit for my wonderful hubby for spotting her first!)
I am going to paint this beauty today, but wanted to show you the "before" first!
I'm not sure how old she is, but she is made of solid wood, and is quite heavy. I am guessing she is actually more of an antique than vintage.
She's much larger in person than she looks in the picture. Almost 3 feet wide and nearly 2 1/2 feet tall.
I'm going to paint her creamy white, and of course distress her a bit.
Yes, that is my hand and camera in the reflection above! Do you know how hard it is to take a picture of a mirror and not appear in it?!
Here is a closeup of some of her amazing carved details!
I'll be sure to share her transformation with you!
Of course I had to close by showing you a few pictures of our Katie!
I snapped these shots yesterday, after we returned from a very wet and windy walk!
She hopped up on the fireplace hearth on her own, to try and warm up and dry off a bit!
That walk made me sooooo sleepy.................
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