Thursday, February 20, 2014

Frozen Dainties

Frozen Dainties is a piece that I completed during the snow storms while looking forward to spring. (I'm still waiting!)
The words "Frozen Dainties" come from the cover of an 1800s cookbook that I modified. The original had desserts depicted, and I changed the desserts to birds.
The inside of the shrine is layered with ripped purple satin that came out of a circa 1900s jewelry box. The hand is sitting on a toy ice box. Inside the ice box is a real robin's egg that I preserved with ICE Resin.  The hand is holding a resin pendant with a victorian bird image.
The "ice" inside the piece is actually shattered windshield glass covered in ICE Resin.
This piece is at FCCA for the month of February. It received an honorable mention by the show's juror.

Tip Top Shape Shop

I just finished adding some new things to my booth at the antique mall and thought I'd share a few photos with you.
The doily assemblage at the top was created by my daughter and me at the height of my Pinterest addiction. It's made from vintage linens and wooden embroidery hoops. The tall black wire stand is a bag holder from an old general store.

Here's an overview of the booth.Since the photo was taken, the green smoking stand and the tub of railroad items have sold, so it's almost time to make another run to restock.

I brought manequin man home for a few days and completely restocked him with jewelry. I have tons more to price and bring in. On my next trip I'm going to Springify the place a little bit with the vintage Easter items I've found over the past year.