Over the past 2 years. This Christmas is no different. (I should say Holiday Season, my hubby celebrated Hanukkah growing up, along with Christmas...) Now I think he's happy with family, a good glass of Scotch or a round of golf)Our daughter is working nearby with hopes of landing a more meaningful job. And times are hard I know...and she knows...and she's trying her best bless her! -Oops I digressed into family life...back to procuring beautiful pieces of art from Etsy...
I've also bought rings and things for myself from fellow smithers, and always tried to show their work on my site.
The other day I did some shopping, this time for me, it's not a huge piece (think NoisyPlume) nor is it a gag gift (think buying for hubby)...it's a piece full of COLOR. I've been dreaming and thinking and reading about Frida Kahlo lately. When I crave color I think of the photos of her adorned with all kinds of rings and necklaces, flowers in her hair. The woman was a walking piece of art!
Anyway, I ordered these for myself because I would simply never make them. That sounds odd, I never make jewelry for myself. And I certainly do not know how the method of painting on metal works. These will come from Denmark (I love Denmark! I miss Europe!)
Her shop name is MKaae
Hyacinth Wheel Earrings, Vintage glass and Verdigris Brass
I've been seeing this pattern of filigree sold like crazy on Etsy, but this combination of the material mixed with the old sizzling bead had me thinking of Frida. I cannot wait to receive them!!!
The book I'm currently reading is called The Lacuna, by Barbara Kingsolver. She mixes history with fiction and tells a story like no other.
The Lacuna, Barbara Kingsolver
(it certainly has some mixed reviews...)
and then there is this juicy yummy colorful fat piece of turquoise I'm thinking about for my next piece...
Not to complain, but it's the holiday season and as always when it rains it pours...we have inherited quite a bit of bulky (and precious) family pieces of furniture and boxes of paintings from my father-in-law's recent move. I'm going to need to make some decisions about which pieces of our own furniture to give away in order to keep Johnny's family pieces. (I admit here on my blog there is a lamp only my hubby could love, and for that reason it is in his office, along with some sort of vase that goes with it...)
And we just decorated our little tree. (I'll try to get pics up soon!) It's about the size of a Charlie Brown tree, and it's all lit up and packed to the gills with ornaments. (we've had to downsize!)
Close up of part of our lil itty bitty twee...look close, the lil mini cooper ornament hubby screwed eye hooks into is lit inside WOOT
This lil guy has a hand knit Charlie Brown sweater I made a couple years ago...tee hee
my apologies for the tree topper it'll be changed out...tomorrow?
someone, in this house, who shall remain nameless, just triple dog dared me, here's the topper...he's from the 40s or 50s? Gosh Santa looks...um...