Thursday, March 17, 2011

#93 WOYWW Better late than never - Mieux vaut tard que jamais!

I'm late for WOYWWednesday, but I'm still here. Let's kick it off with a picture that is not my work desk, but my dining room wall. You might have seen this one on a very early blog post
All this is part of the home stash. You caught a glimpse of it last week during the paint-o-mania when the kitchen was temporarily ripped apart. Dave the Painter, another saint, finished his work on Friday at 4 pm and Saint Husband had bridge in there 3 hours later. Is Dave an awesome painter? oh yeah.

At the top is an old heater register (see the diagonal keyhole that opened and closed the damper?) At left is a post office box door, a bunch of face plates for door knobs, assorted keys, etc. Bottom right is a sterling silver curvy pendant I made during my silver smithing days in college. Above it and to the right are face plates and keys from French châteaux, early 1800s. 



I did very little in the studio, but that's ok. Am getting in touch with my French side. My tags are in a coffee can I got in Paris, the photos make me want to be in Paris and my project is dreaming of being in Paris. I'm "homesick" for April in Paris and it's only March. 

 So I found an old skinny cigar box and am doing the outside in distress stain (dusty concord/peeled painted) and perfect pearls. It is a WIP work in progress.
The inside has a Paris theme in alcohol inks an' some other stuff I haven't figured out yet, so that's why you aren't seeing it here yet.
 I'd forgotten how beautiful simple could be. The husband needed a sympathy card, so I used a Wendy Vecchi stamp from Botanical Art with some cobalt (I think. I'm not going down to the studio to check 'cuz I'm too lzay,lozy, lazy to get up) perfect pearl powder. Voilà. C'est tout for today. Hugs.

PS tomorrow I'll show you the cool tags my friend Lori sent me that made me *smile*. 

PPS Go see other desks at Julia's Stamping Ground

27 comments:

Wipso said...

I'm having a really busy week but am quickly dropping by to make sure all our WOYWW friends get the chance to win the last of our weekly draws before the BIG one over in our blog shop. Pop over and join in the fun. Good luck.
Hugs,
A x
http://sisterscraftycreations.blogspot.com/

Helen said...

Love that display - you have some truly lovely pieces in your home! The CAS card is so understated and just perfect - what a wowza colour!

Karen said...

What a fab display! I love the coffee can and the cigar box is gorgeous :)
Hugs, Karen #73

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Elizabeth said...

Fab display of keys but what really took my eye was your petite homage to Paris is gorgeous. I look forward to seeing the finished cigar box. Have a great week. Elizabeth x #74

Lori said...

Sigh...I love that wall. All that metal makes my blood pressure rise. lol. And, I LOVE that Wendy stamp with the perfect pearls, that is an awesome idea for a sympathy card. Yay! You got the package! Woohooo!

okienurse said...

Very busy work space. I think the cigar box is going to turn out awesome. Can't wait to see it finished. Nice wall in your dining room. Love all the keys and face plates. Sorry I am so late getting around this week. Thanks for sharing. Vickie #52

Victoria said...

thank you for sharing on WOYWW sorry I am late getting around this week x
lovely work adore the blue stamped card

Angi~Mistress of Mayhem said...

Love the wall pic! Hmmm...I'm not the only one missing Paris? Miss the sunflowers.

Loved your laziness...looking forward to seeing your friends tags, too!

Happy weekend!

Angi (#84)

Shazsilverwolf said...

I adore your wall! The cigar box is looking good, Shaz #148

Carola Bartz said...

The wall looks so gorgeous, wow. And I also love your WIP - the outside is very promising. When you say "distress stain" does that mean you used the distress ink pads? I guess, but I'm not sure. Anyway, it's beautiful.

Clare /aka/ Mummushka said...

'Chic' Collection on your wall. Paris would be divine, but you seen to be surrounded in beauty right where you are. Thanks for sharing your wall. And for visiting my blog!! ;)

Clare /aka/ Mummushka said...

Oops, ' but you seem to be surrounded in beauty right where you are'.

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Ali H said...

Hi ! Thanks for stopping by - there's something lacking on the canvass I'm working on & seeing you stencil/masking has given me a bit of inspiration ! So thanks for that too ! Ali #51

The Crafty Elf said...

What wonderful treasures you have there. That looks like one nice layout there....hope we get to see it finished. TFS

Samantha Ball - aka (Craftychick74) said...

Sorry I am getting around so late !

Great display of treasures! I love your blog too! TFS

Happy Crafting
Sam # 172

www.craftychickcards.blogspot.com

Julia Dunnit said...

HOw I love your collection..other people's stuff is so much more interesting and inspiring than mine!! Like the idea and look of the cigar box treatment....you're making yourself doubly wistful; but I fully understand..we had a marvellous long weekend in Paris one warm and beautiful April - you're getting me going now!!

Trece said...

Thanks so much for stopping by to see Little Bit and me at my blog. I miss Paris, too. Where in western NY are you? I'm near Albany. Have fun making art!!

Roban Studio said...

Wow, who would have thought keys and wall plats would make such a lovely collection on a wall? I love it! So glad the painting is done. Happy WOYWW!

khushifairy said...

great, i wonder with what did you write the word "BELIEVE"? can you give some idea?
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