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Posted at 12:16 PM in Brocante Finds | Permalink
Zinc memorial wreath.
Ivy leaves and small blossoms.
Posted at 01:50 PM in Brocante Finds | Permalink
George of Brooklyn is a Brocante Sleuth.
A good one.
A determined one.
Congratulations for finishing off the guessing game, a beautiful zinc cemetery wreath ... pictures to follow as soon as the light improves.
George of Brooklyn, the key to the Brocante is yours.
Posted at 06:10 PM in Collage & Assemblage | Permalink
Guesses are going well.
Nail it down.
Unlock the key.
It might be yours!
Posted at 03:45 PM in Collage & Assemblage | Permalink
The scanner is working.
The hard drive is replaced.
Seven years of art files are recovered and safe.
The Brocante is back in business.
So it's time for a Guessing Game!
A most exciting treasure from the French Brocante.
Something I've been searching for for quite some time finally materialized.
Figure it out and the prize will be yours ... this time a grand old key of your very own.
Is it animal related? For once, No.
Is it metal? Wood? Paper? Yes. No. No.
An old French wedding crown with metal, flowers, mirrors and other fabulous oo-la-la-ness attached? Not exactly, but there is a connection.
Is it jewelry? No.
Is it a metal prayer heart? No.
Is it a metal corona? No.
Is it something one would find in a church? Not in a church, no.
Is it some sort of metal display case? No.
Would it be found ON a church? No, but I like your thinking. It's all in the details!
A wedding cake topper? Nope.
Is it a metal jardiniere with metal flowers? No. Though there are a few metal flowers involved.
Does it come from a cemetery? Yes.
Is it one of those metal plaques that say "our darling" or something like that? No.
Is it one of those metal laurels with palm-like leaves with flowers you sometimes find on graves? Oui! Bravo!
Posted at 10:02 AM in Contests | Permalink
For those of you who asked, the itty bitty labels are available on Etsy in petite batches of six.
My apologies for the uninspired photo - I am dealing with some technical challenges and am currently without a scanner.
I feel a little naked without my scanner.
Posted at 01:13 PM in Paper Ephemera | Permalink
All of the funding for our school's field trips, art supplies, and other luxuries is provided by our hardworking Parent Advisory Council (formerly PTA, or Parent-Teacher Association).
Our PAC is organizing a fundraising dinner for the beginning of March, with a silent auction of donated items.
I am donating a Collage Workshop for 4: six hours of artiness in my home studio, with all materials and lunch provided.
Monsieur Cachalot is part of the collage I am preparing as a sample piece. He has a lovely little 3D blown glass eye, and I am working on making him an eyelid.
Wish us generous bidders (who are also fun to spend the day with)!
Posted at 07:45 PM | Permalink
A darling little box from the French Brocante.
Full to bursting with hundreds of teeny little antique labels, 1" in diameter.
The morning dew has not touched these - the original gum is still intact.
These little sweeties are even smaller, at less than 3/4" across.
And the itty bitties are just 5/8" in length.
These seem perfect for forging old vials and herbiers ... I must polish up my calligraphy skills!
Posted at 05:42 PM in Paper Ephemera | Permalink
Samples from an undated book of handwritten music.
Plain brown paper cover, with a healthy dose of gorgeousness inside.
20-something pages, hand-ruled and written on both sides.
Lovely ink blots.
A variety of handwriting styles.
And the most wonderful stains.
Yes, I do believe stains to be wonderful.
In other news, it's February.
I can almost feel another guessing game in the air.
Posted at 07:34 PM in Paper Ephemera | Permalink
Posted at 11:53 AM in Paper Ephemera | Permalink
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