Sunday, October 31, 2010

New Ornaments for Christmas

When I was in London in September, I saw the cutest embroidered pear ornaments. I just knew I had to make some tin ones! I bought a couple of pounds of Bradford pears, studied the shapes, and came up with this fabulous (I think!) ornament.

It was harder to make a pear shape than I thought it would be!

I hope to find some more "curvy" tin so that I can make some more.

Friday, October 29, 2010

Vintage China

I am hopefully linking up to Vintage Love Saturday with Southern Lady's Vintage. This week is Vintage China!

My grandparents received this set from their church for their 25th wedding anniversary. It is from Lynmore and is the Golden Rose pattern. The date would be circa 1956. I have plates, cups, saucers, small bowls, and serving dishes. I never saw them use it, but it has a few chips, so I know they must have when I wasn't looking!

I found this set at an estate sale and I just love the colors - plum and turquoise! I haven't been brave enough to use them for eating, but I get to see them every day in my china cabinet. They are an American-made Knowles pattern called Chalet. I think from the 60s, but not positive.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Our Hotel Room in Paris

The weather was beautiful when we were in Paris (September) - views looking up and down from our room.

And our room was so cute! Doesn't it remind you of these yummy macarons (that we bought at Laduree)!

It was small, of course, but not too small, and really close to where we wanted to be.

Here are some more architectural and random photos!

Monday, October 25, 2010

Brass Heart Garland

It's been forever since I showed y'all this tray - It was harder to cut than I thought, but I finally managed to get it done and cut hearts avoiding most of the blemishes. I think it's sweet! Of course I'll never be able to replicate it, so it's one of my few truly one-of-a-kinds!

I just listed it in my shop!

What do you think?

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Just a few photos from my trip

I mostly have "typical" photos from my trip, but I do have some more architectural-type ones that I really like.

Obviously, the Eiffel Tower. I never knew the edges were almost like lace!

Cobblestones, windows, and tunnel siding in Greenwich. I meant to take more cobblestone photos, but there was so much to see everywhere we went I didn't take half of what I had planned! And then my camera really doesn't like taking low light photos.