Saturday, June 18, 2011

Young Marie Antoinette

 It's been awhile since I've been at the old blog, because life kind of got crazy.  But creating is something that just takes me away, and really helps when life gets difficult.  I love coming here, and sharing what I've been up to.  Here's a new ornament I've been working on of a very young Marie Antoinette.  Don't you love this image?  It's one of my favorite of her.
 I found an old castle illustration and popped it behind her, and added some roses on the bottom.  Of course I added some bits of glitter.  Do you like the girly girl stuff as much as me?  Oh, I found these peonies from Trader Joes.  They're really beautiful, but dang it, they don't smell!  The white ones I got at Ralphs did smell, I guess they must be a different variety.  My sister lives in MN, and she can grow peonies, and I wish I could!
 While looking at a shabby chic website, I saw some regular cotton strips Rachel turned into ribbon.  Hey, I could use that idea!  So I bought a sheet at Target, and proceeded to rip the heck out of it.  I love the look of the frayed ribbon so much, and I think it makes the ornaments look more vintage.
Searching through loads of antique shops, I've been slowing finding vintage chandelier drops.  You know of any flea markets that usually have them?  I might go check out the Long Beach antique flea market, and see if they have any.
It's the first sunny day we've had in awhile here in so cal, we've had a ton of what we call "June Gloom"  so I think I'll pop out into the garden.  I hope you have a wonderful weekend!
Take care,

p.s. if you're interested in purchasing this ornament, it's over at my website.  ;)
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