Autumn has made her grand entrance and a definite chill is in the air. The frost crept in one night on icy feet and now my dear garden does sleep. My angel trumpet is still beautiful and is gracefully nodding and perfuming the air with the most heavenly scent. It is usually the first to go in a frost, but somehow she was spared! Already there are dreams and plans for next spring with more excitement than ever. So many catalogs and gardening books to look over! What joy a garden brings, indeed! Meanwhile, I have been busy in my studio creating.
Tassels are being made with these sweet birds! The tutorial is on the side bar if you would like to see how these are made. The tray and doily are thrift store finds.
This sweet Alice was found at an antique store for a song. The real Alice is in the photo behind her. The crystal shaker was bought to hold glittery fairy dust!
I could not contain myself when I found these lovely old books, well over one hundred years old. The little lady sitting on top of them was lovingly made by my dear friend Paula at Southern Rose Cottage . This is Paula's new blog and such a treat for the eyes! I am especially fond of the sweet birds she makes.
He hangs from a lamp on my painting desk and cheers my heart every day!
The tole tray above was found at a thrift store, it just sang to me. The flowery mess you see above is the deconstruction of thrift store flowers! Millinery flowers are impossible to find around here so I thought I would make my own and use antique jewelry, silk ribbon and such. More of that at a later time!
I hope you all have a wonderful weekend filled with many blessings!
Calm and deep peace, on this high wold;
And on these dews that drench the furze,
And all the silvery gossamers
That twinkle into green and gold.
Calm and still light on yon great plain
That sweeps with all it's autumn bowers;
And crowded farms and lessening towers,
To mingle with the bounding main.