Friday, May 18, 2012

Lilac Love

I have to share these lilacs with you. To me they are absolutely exquisite. My parents have about 5 or 6 beautiful mature lilac bushes on their property. Ranging from the lightest lavender to yummy dark purple.
So I helped myself to some of the prettiest I could find. Of course some of the biggest and best were way up high. You could let your mother climb on top of your car to reach them or play it safe and stick to what you can get on ground:) I chose the former.  Thanks Mom!!
Look at these beauties.

I knew I should have taken pictures the very first day because a lot of the lighter ones started wilting pretty fast.
These however are the prettiest of the pretty.

I had them in a big bucket in the garage and the smell was AMAZING!

I still can’t get over how absolutely beautiful this double blossom lilac is. The colors are simply perfect.


I found this cute willow vase at TJ Maxx for $6.99. Such a good deal.


Fresh flowers in the entryway is one of my favorite things. I love the look of the rustic willow vase and fresh garden flowers.



I was also able to rescue some more vintage bottles from my parents property. Now how pretty does this look in a vintage jar?


I will be showing some more vintage bottles in an upcoming post.


I hope you enjoyed these beautiful lilacs. I’ve seen so many gorgeous posts on lilacs in blogland, I just had to include these.
Take care all!

♥ Michelle

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Uncle Sam and 4th of July

Is it too early to start making 4th of July and Uncle Sam dolls? If there’s anything that I’ve learned in the art business, it’s that: NO! it’s never too early to start making pieces for a holiday that is still a few months away.
I had a request some time ago to make an Uncle Sam doll and here he is.





I had a lot of fun making this guy, so I decided to make a little 4th of July girl too.
For the longest time I’ve wanted to make a girl with a paper hat and pinwheel, so here she is.






Uncle Sam is sold and my 4th of July Girl will be listed on Etsy.
Thank you for stopping by, have a wonderful week!

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Wednesday, May 2, 2012

PRIMS Magazine Feature

I’m so excited to share with you my latest PRIMS Magazine feature. The latest Spring/Summer 2012 issue of PRIMS Magazine by Stampington and Co. just came out on May 1st. This beautiful magazine is full of primitive, whimsical, folk art. It is so neat to be featured in this magazine with some of my favorite folk artists out there.

(I didn’t take a lot of pictures before I sent the pieces off to the magazine.)
I made these two with the magazine in mind.

Miss Giraffe & Sweet Elephant

I love making these sweet little elly’s. Complete with a little tutu and bow for her head.

This is the second giraffe that I’ve made, you can see the first one here.

I love this magazine and all the artists that they feature.

Thank you PRIMS!
and Thank You for stopping by!


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