I’m going to have a really hard parting with this one, but it will soon be in my Gemnorde Etsy shop. I got the plain hearts on my last trip to the vintage warehouse in NYC. All the vintage filigree … Continue reading
I had some lavender buds left over from last year’s harvest, so I made up eight new sachet bags from four vintage perfume and soap labels printed on cotton. They’re all backed with lavender calico.
And now for something entirely different! My latest necklace, a version of the Tudor Chain of Office that features tiny portraits of European queens and kings, small vintage Miriam Haskell pearls, antique gold metallic faceted glass beads, and a beautiful … Continue reading
Well, the Norwegian Julenisse don’t have to wear grey anymore. I’m outfitting them in cunning little felt sweaters made from my mother’s pattern of years ago. I still have three of the little Norwegian sweater ornaments she made one year. … Continue reading
I saw something like these little paper wreaths on Etsy, and I just had to try making them myself. Not hard, but a little time consuming. Here are my instructions. I started with an old book of Dickens stories–a 20 … Continue reading
A new statement brooch–part of my Marie A. series in pinks and blues.
Last year, I spruced up the little vestibule that leads to our front door by installing a pine bench, a pine shelf/coat rack, and some baskets on the shelf–oh, and adding blue indoor/outdoor carpeting. But the ugly tan doors (one … Continue reading
It seems like the sun and warm days are mutually exclusive here for the past few weeks. But compared to Boston we have nothing to complain about–only a couple of inches of snow on the ground. We alternate between warmer … Continue reading
You may recall the beautiful medieval deer needlepoint kit I got at the Textile Center’s garage sale this year. Well, now that the weather’s dark and cold, I’ve made some progress on it. I think this is going to end … Continue reading
Now that all the garden flowers are gone, gone, gone–I wanted something pretty and French farmhouse-ish for the big dining table. One of the thrift stores had 50% off yesterday, and look at the lovelies I found. Wooden box with … Continue reading