I've made it to the front page of sorts! I've had three of my items displayed in the front window at the Calico Craft Mall that I have a tiny booth in. The JOY sign, the tree in a Red Barrel left/below the sign, and the large Lathe Star to the right and below are all mine. Woohoo!
This "JOY" window is something that I think I subconsciously overpriced so that I'll have to keep it!
My favorite Christmas "Cloche"! I found an adorable pink cardboard house (brand new but I really loved it), attached it to a vintage silver-plated tray, added some vintage bottle brushes that I bleached to a paler shade of green, glued lots of "snow" to the tray and then covered with a huge glass dome-type cloche that I found at GoodWill. Oh, yea, I wired vintage glass white beads in three different sizes together to form a snowman. I made three, sprayed with adhesive spray, rolled them in snow and glitter, and wala - I had a snowman family. It's rather difficult to see them, but they are in the lower left area beneath the trees. Hopefully this will sell as well, but if it doesn't, gosh, I just might have to keep it for myself! I was in the shop the other day and overheard two little boys with their mother. One said "Wow, that's a really big Snow Globe"! I hadn't looked at it like a snow globe before, but it sure does look like one.
These were fast sellers and I didn't make enough, of course. I found some antique lathe strips at the local flea market and assembled five together to form a star.
I even remembered to keep one for myself!
I made the mistake of taking pictures at the shop and the lighting was horrendous! This is my Shabby Chic Pink Christmas tree in an enamelware bucket. Honestly, there are many pink accents including pink miniature lights, a large pink bow, vintage pink glass ornaments, pink beaded garland, pink star, and pink-n-white pinwheel ornaments (new). I've also wired ice-looking picks to many of the branches for some extra shimmer.