Sunday, March 25, 2012

More Studio Pics

It rained pretty much all day today, so I was back in the studio.  Thought I'd share more pics.






All week, I've been painting, and figuring out what I'm taking to my show next weekend.  Some of my garden from my last post is going, furniture, and a lot of decorative things.  I have a ton of vintage bottles, and rosaries I purchased at various garage and estate sales.  They look beautiful together.





The three bottles are sitting on another stand I made with wood, and vintage hooks as feet.  You can review the first one I did here.  I then unified it with layers of gesso and paint.  The piece with the dolphin heads is a lamp part I painted, and repurposed as a candle stand.














I just got the little girl fountain.  She's a cutie.






This is another of my peat pot designs.  I attached a cardboard applique, and followed with layers of gesso.  The nest gives it a nice spring feel.





Vintage satin rose pins.







This spoon with the enamel birds is another of my fave pieces.






More repurposed lamp parts.  They really do make great candle stands, and decorative sculpture.








Layers of paint and gesso unify ornate frames.



I have so much more to get to.  I'll be sharing.  See ya soon.


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53 comments:

Carlene @ Organized Clutter said...

You have such great ideas!

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

So many pretty things! I love that little spoon with the bird on it!

FABBY'S LIVING said...

Everything is so lovely. Love the angel, the little spoon and the gorgeous frames, wow! Have a blessed Sunday Rosemary.
FABBY

Betsy said...

Eye candy everywhere I look. Your show next week is sure to be a huge success.

HeartVintageDesign said...

Love the fountain girl, seeing your photos just makes me want to crack open the gesso : )

Barbara Jean said...

always lovelies when I come here.
Hope the sale goes great!!!

blessings
barbara jean

Revi said...

Lovely! I really like the old bottles and the little angels.
-Revi

Shabby chic Sandy said...

Everything is so lovely--I wish I could go thrifting with you. You find great stuff!

rusted wings said...

you find such great things and know how to make them more beautiful! wish you were nearby...i'd love to shop in your booth!!
blessings,
abigail

Herballistic Garden said...

What an eye for beauty you have! I like the idea of the lamp repurposed into a candleholder...smart. If I ever get to Chicago I'd love to come to one of your shows! xo wendy

Gail said...

Beautiful Rosemary! I love the rosaries on the vintage bottles. Enjoy your Sunday, Gail

Olive Cooper said...

The wee bird in spoon is darling. I bought a large cross from a rosary yesterday and thought of you.

Petite Michelle Louise said...

your both is going to be packed! oh my...it's all sooooooo gorgeous!!

Anne said...

Rosemary,
Love those bottles.Today may be a better day to work outside.It is gorgeous here.You must be getting ready for Kane?Lovely creations as always.
Blessings,
Anne

ChiPPy!-SHaBBy! said...

Hellloooo Rosemary...
That BiRdiE Spoon Creaion ~ Sooooo Sweet!!!
Jeanine Burkhardt

P.S. Please do check my email TO YOU - from yesterday... Waiting on a reply... ~ Thanks!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

More beautiful things, Rosemary! It must be hard to decide what to bring with you when you do a show. Liking the smalls myself, I imagine that go pretty quickly.

Jody and Stan said...

Wonderful finds. You're so creative! Love everything...


Jody

Kris said...

I think you should take everything on top of that table and the table itself just as it is as a display because I believe there wouldn't be one item left on it if you did including the table!

It looks just lovely Rosemary...P~E~R~F~E~C~T!

Victoria said...

Oh I love that precious little bird spoon!!! Gorgeousness:)

Kelly said...

Love those old bottles with the necklaces hung around them!

Richard Cottrell said...

So creative. Thanks for the sharring. Richard from My Old Historic House.

Jagoda Jabuka Godec said...

Everything looks so beautiful...I love it all!

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

You can make a rusty old nail look beautiful!!...Love all your creations..I am sure you cannot keep up with your customers!

Sherry said...

The spoon is gorgeous!

Janette - The2Seasons said...

You photos are beautiful - magazine worthy.

It's Just Me said...

Rosemary, your studio is filled with SO many lovely things. Wanna come play at my house ?
: )
Deanna

Lauren @ My Wonderfully Made said...

I want your life :) These are so pretty -- loooove the lamp part/candle holders!

Rinni's Playground said...

Fantastic stuff, as per usual Rosemary! I'm really loving those bottles!

Donna said...

Well I'm totally drooling over everything here, Rosemary! You have such an amazing eye, not only for transforming treasures, but for displaying them as well! I'm going to be on the hunt for interesting lamp bases that I can upcycle, I love what you have done with yours, how imaginative!!

Heaven's Walk said...

Is there ANYTHING that you can't make beautiful, Rosemary...?? Wow. You are truly amazing! Where do you find your rosaries? They're gorgeous.



xoxo laurie

Amy @MaisonDecor said...

Rosemary I love how you displayed the rosaries on the old bottles, what a pretty shot!

Green Willow Pond said...

Beautiful as usual Rosemary. I think you could gesso and paint a sewer pipe and make it look like a work of art! Have a great week my friend :)

Deborah

Laurel Stephens said...

Such a beautiful collection. I think you might be the most prolific artist/blogger around. Inspiring.

Lesley said...

Ahh....love my bottles with the keys. :)

Maureen said...

Everything looks awesome! I'm still trying to get the hang of applying gesso to a frame.

lynn said...

gorgeous stuff, rosemary! i esp. love those darling rose pins:)

Shabby Marilyn said...

Lovely, Lovely items in the studio, also love the spoon! Always a pleasure to visit!

The Polka Dot Closet said...

You have a ton of treasures there, I have got to get some peat pots!

Carol

Shanon at Vintage Sparkle Chic said...

So many beautiful pieces!

~Shanon

FRENCH LAUNDRY said...

Two words Rosemary: YUM-MY! LOL! Wish I could shop with you...it would be detrimental to my wallet, but fun as all get out!

Happy WW,
Judy

victoriantailor said...

You do beautiful creative work, very inspiring!

A Cottage Muse said...

Hi Rosemary...great inspiration as I am getting ready for a show!

The DIY Show Off said...

Beautiful, Rosemary. Reading your blog and looking at your pretty treasures is just like flipping through a romantic homes magazine. If I was at the show, I'd take 1 of everything! ;)

Charm Bracelet Diva said...

This is great stuff. I'm always on the lookout for vintage rosaries, I use them in my jewelry. One of yours looks like it actually has the Child of Prague on it, I've never seen one like it before! Wow, just love it!

xoxo
Kathleen

Charm Bracelet Diva said...

This is great stuff. I'm always on the lookout for vintage rosaries, I use them in my jewelry. One of yours looks like it actually has the Child of Prague on it, I've never seen one like it before! Wow, just love it!

xoxo
Kathleen

The Porcelain Rose said...

Rosemary -
Beautiful!
Such lovely photos!
I LOVE the vintage ribbon roses.
Visiting via Wow Us Wednesdays.
Hope you will pop over for a visit.
Elizabeth

Susanne said...

As always, beautiful pictures of your beautiful work. Love to see the rosaries on the bottles.
Susanne.

Anu@My Dream Canvas said...

This looks so pretty. I am looking forward to seeing you at My Dream Canvas. Visiting you from Wow Us Wednesday

Ivy and Elephants said...

Hi Rosemary,
Girl you have me swooning with all this eye candy! I love the bottles with the rosaries, and the fountain girl, but the angel, oh the angel! I love her.
Big hugs, Stay dry!
Patti

Cindy The Victorian Journey said...

So much inspiration here.. Love the lamp parts and frames... I am new to blogging I would love it if and when you have time for you to come by and say hi.

Swede Dreamer said...

Wonderful finds and treasures! And your photos are stunning~Angie

Mimi said...

Amazing images of your incredible work. Thanks for sharing them with us.

lauren @ West Furniture Revival said...

Love these pieces Rosemary, so unique and beautiful!