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Monday, September 21, 2015

A Few New Things

Bonjour, Mes Amis!
Today I thought I'd share with you a few fun things in my craft room.
The other day, I totally lucked out when I spotted this gorgeous large ornate mirror at my favorite consignment shop.  I first saw it several weeks ago, and fell in love with it.  Then when I saw it was marked down to 1/2 off, well, I just couldn't resist!  It is huge and full of all the ornate detailing that I love.
While I really don't have a spot for it (as much as I would love to keep it!), I am going to put it in my shop once I have her all painted.  I'll be sure to share with you the end result!
 In the mean time, we'll be able to enjoy it til she sells!
Also, my mannequin Natasha wanted to show off her cute little new skirt!
Actually, it isn't a skirt at all, but a rag and ribbon garland that I made the other day.
 I had so much fun making this, and just as much fun moving it around for my little photo shoot!
 I created it from hand torn pink and white striped seersucker fabric, pretty pink, cream, and aqua ribbons, and a bit of white tuile, just for fun.
 I created it for my Etsy shop, but for now I am enjoying it in my craft room!
 Isn't this large Paris flea market sign gorgeous?  A thoughtful friend gave it to me for my birthday, back in the spring.  I just love it, it is so me!!!

 Here's one last look.
Wishing you a great week!


Susie said...

Donna, That mirror is awesome....looks like it weighs a ton. Love that rag garland...sure makes me wish we knew of these things growing up...I could have made mommy some cute things from our ratty old clothes. Hope you are doing well and enjoy some cooler temps. Blessings, xoxo,Susie

Linda @ A La Carte said...

That is a gorgeous mirror and I know it will be even prettier when you paint it!

Mary@mydogsmygardenandmary said...

Beautiful mirror. I think I would be keeping it.
Love the skirt for manikin, oh so pretty. You do so many wonderful things.

Enjoy your week. I'm off to find a cool spot to relax. A lot of humidity and we thought we would get some rain, ha ha ha, went the other way.

Row homes and Cobblestones said...

Donna the mirror is amazing, looking forward to seeing your relove of it. I smiled wide when I read that you too name objects... Natasha looks very flirty in her skirt and it also looks gorgeous as a garland. Always enjoy seeing the goodies you've been working on.

Rose L said...

Wow! Lovely ornate mirror. Someone will have the proper wall for it!

CelestinaMarie@SouthernDayDreams said...

Good Morning Donna, LOVE your ornate mirror. It is gorgeous and such a great large size too. The details are wonderful. I can see why you snapped it up.
Love your ribbon and rag garland. So pretty in beautiful shabby colors. It looks so chic on Natasha. Love the Paris sign. It is so you and looks perfect there in your studio.
Looking forward to seeing the mirror painted up and even more beautiful. Have fun!
Hugs, cm

Trisha said...

That mirror is amazing! Can't wait to see you put your special touch on it! I love making rag garlands and it is so perfect as a little skirt for your dress form. Have a great week!


Sissie's Shabby Cottage said...

Oh my goodness Donna! There is no way I could give up that mirror!! I love it! Love the little rag garland skirt on your mannequin. You create such beautiful things.


Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

The mirror is stunning! Is it metal? If so, check the back for markings...some of those are worth quite a bit. Your garland is so pretty and feminine!

Debbie said...

Wow! that mirror is amazing, Donna! you got a deal at half off!
You are right...the Paris sign is so you!! LOVE it!
The rag garland is perfect. I especially like that you added the tuille to it...so cute!!

Burlap Luxe said...

I have a love for ornate mirrors and this one of yours wow's

Love your style and all your French brocante feel I. Your style.

See you again soon enough.