Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Spring Handmades; Grayslake Report

I'm addicted to Martha Stewart's white-gold glitter -- I love its tarnished look. We used it to coat these vintage bunnies we bought from our dealer pal, Mark McKee. Dressed up with some old silver-foil flowers, hand-dyed silk ribbon and dainty tinsel, they are ready to take center stage for your Easter parade!

One tip we've discovered with using any kind of glitter is to coat it with a light covering of Mod Podge once it has dried. This helps to keep the glitter on the project and not all over everything else!

Love these paper magnolias which we made from a Paper-Source kit, then tweaked with a little excelsior. They look so pretty tossed in any spring container.

Just one more to share today -- have lots more planned for the season. These vintage frames were filled with copies made from antique Easter graphics, enhanced with some sweet old millinery flowers. Great for a spring vignette.
We featured these and many other spring projects at last weekend's Grayslake Antique Market. It was an awesome show. Our thanks to all who came out. Furniture was definitely the big seller -- only wish we had had more of it. If you missed out on something you were hunting for, be sure to join us this coming weekend at Wheaton. Check back later in the week for a preview and to print out your half-off admission coupon! Remember to check our Facebook page this week, too. I'm going on a field trip today and will post there about what I find! xo

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