Monday, September 19, 2011

The Weekend In Pictures

Hello friends, pardon my absence lately, things have been kinda crazy and fun at the same time. Painting, crafting, rock shows, antiquing; busy hands and happy hearts. Much to talk about soon on the success of the Brandywine Festival of the Arts, BlackHand, upcoming art shows and Oct 1st starts the annual celebration of horror films with "Zemo Presents 31." Stay tuned.

Photos top to bottom:
~ Rocking out at a BlackHand show with my younger brother and friends.
~ Starting off the fall spooky season with this primitive pumpkin lantern from Almost History, we just installed at our front door, we welcome all ghouls and ghosties.
~ I'm in love with the painted glass bottle of KICK by Lips of Faith, and the pumpkin and cranberry mix is pretty swell too.
~ The find of the weekend, vintage black trunk lined with happy bright 70s paper, 7 bucks!
~ A little friendly and cooky, Frank lights up the room.
~ Spotted this razor sharp signature on a vintage painting; lovin the style!


Friday, September 2, 2011

Crafting Your Display

I'm gearing up for the annual Brandywine Arts Festival, only 1 week away, eek. I been planning my table displays in my head for a while, I've been collecting little trays and things, last year I just had one table, this year I plan on utilizing my space two tables creating an L shape. I want to stack books, suitcases and trunks that range in height and of course fresh flowers. On the side I also plan on using my old wooden door again to hang paintings and necklaces. I thought I'd share some new found inspiration and also some photos of my own display too.
Last year I revamped an old sewing traveling case, works perfect to hang necklaces and things; I removed all the old fabric and put in some lace curtains I had sitting around. My butterfly wing necklaces were a big hit especially with little curious hands viewing with magnifying glass. I caressed the necklaces with dried green moss inside an open drawer.

I've been saving money to order this fabulous wooden candle jewelry display from Urban Outfitters but when I returned they were gone, so I found them on Mod Cloth for a little bit more, but I had to have them. I also have my eye on the Astrological Jewelry Stand from Urban Outfitters, perfect for rings and other shorter jewelry items. They also have a similar one with botanical pattern.

I'm in love with this idea! Drape necklaces from vintage spools of thread, color coordinate with pale pinks and robin's egg blues, delightful. This would be perfect for my wooden door, pop in some nails and arrange, easy to break down and rearrange.
Speaking of suitcases, I adore this collection put together with lined cute fabric and the smaller shelf is a wonderful idea for smaller art pieces. I love this color combination, so happy and welcoming to the consumer.
I'm also admiring the earrings cards that read Sale, these look like vintage furniture cards stamped to give it that handmade feel. The layout of these necklaces is great too, especially the ribbon/string, I would like to hang a string in the suitcase to hang earring cards and necklaces for each displaying.
I just adore the handmade flags and the warm colors, it's like eye candy that I just want to eat up.
Perfect for quick reads and handmade; I purchased a set of four chalk board stands that I will use throughout my booth for either sale items or different price ranges to keep people in budget. I also love the vintage sterling trays from The Vintage Parlor, perfect to rest rings and things, mind you an easy project to do yourself too.
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