I have another shoe story for you.... I found these little hand carved dutch shoes known as "klompen" in a little antique store in a verrrry small town in Alabama. I was just going to purchase one, but the crusty, old proprietor insisted rather brusquely, I might add, that I must have two. I replied, "I only need one." "Every shoe needs its mate", he insisted as he pointed out another shoe, saying that it matched. I did not think so, but I will let you be the judge. I relented and agreed to get both, afterall who can argue with someone's grandpa. After dickering back and forth, I paid a whopping three dollars for the pair, and as I was feeling rather impudent did so all in change.
I paired them with a vintage Christmas poscard that LuLu, of Lulu Redstar Antiques so graciously gave me when I visited her booth at Scotts in November. They all have an honored place on our fireplace mantel.
Patrica Mallory hosted our workshop once again at her shop, Refind~Maison~Jardin, in Powder Springs. We had a great time creating, talking, and shopping. Our project this month was a Wendy Addison inspired star.
Tracing our stars after we had folded them into shape.
Placing our stars on the backing,then...
glueing our stars to the backing
Sarah Jane Bell, from dear jane is a belle etoile herself. Thanks for coming all the way from Fl.
Carefully, carefully setting the eyelettes.
Kelley Bell, the quintessential party planning diva, won the door prize.
After we giddily glittered our stars voila! Sept belles etoile!
Hopelessly Romantic Art Studio's next workshop will be held November 12, 2009 at 6pm. It will be held at Refind in Powder Springs. We are going to make a Wendy Addison inspired Christmas star with vintage glass glitter. Spaces are filling fast so please let us know is you want to be there.
Call us at 770-289-0709 or
Pat at Refind at 770-222-6438.
This is going to be a great time so don't miss out.
is a top hat for a lady, who is" tops" in my book!
Chartotte Malone and her wonderful mother, Margo, threw a great birthday party for my friend Pat Mallory today. Charlotte made beautiful name tags for all the ladies who attended the party. Of course they were personalized . This is Pat's
My contribution was a birthday top hat for the birthday girl, aka junk queen!
Pat wears it well!
Hope you have had a happy birthday Pat!!!!!!! May you have a blessed and prosperous year.