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Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Making progress & a favorite book ~

I've been working on the outside of the fairy shoes using fragments of the dried leaves and matte gel medium. It was very tedious and I see a few more spots to cover but am loving the "feel" they will have ~ if you didn't happen to see my earlier post, these shoes were formed from paperclay and air dried.....they're about 3 inches long.....

Isn't it amazing how placing a simple simple as a tiny hummingbird's nest....under glass gives it such importance!

I absolutely love books ~ not so much fiction but books that share ideas, instructions and timeless decorating tips. This book is just one of those. A beautiful book written by Eileen Cannon Paulin the former editor of Romantic Homes.
The name of the book is The Serene Home.

Gorgeous items, beautiful vignettes are featured throughout the book ~

Don't you agree the decorating on these pages are timeless?

I had to give you a few glimpses inside to let you see how wonderful it is ~ I never tire of looking through it and reading the special tips inside.

Wishing you a wonderful Wednesday sweet friends,
hugs and love,


BellaRosa said...

Dawn, what a gorgeous to add to my list :) The fairy shoes are coming out lovely. I was visiting Lady Pamelas blog, You probably already know this but... she did your baby shoe pin cushion tutorial proud :) I can't wait to try mine. That new Fall Bedrooms & Baths from Romantic Homes we were talking about is out now...I just have to find it... Hope your getting some rest. I have a feeling its gonna be a long night here again :) Rose

SharDon Exclusives said...

Dawn, we must keep the same hours! Your shoe is darling. Is it almost finished? I am anxiously waiting for the results!
Blessings, sweet friend,

Dorthe said...

Dawn, sweetie
I can`t immagine a fairy who would`nt be proud to put her feet in your so wonderfull little shoes, they are darling.
And the nest under glass, beautifull.
I have just ordered back-issues from Stampington, so guess I have to wait a bit before ordering more wonderfull reading stuff, but thanks for showing dear.

Lots of love and hugs to you dear friend.

Debra said...

I love those glass cloches but I never see them for sale. Where do you find them?

Lee W - The Way I See It said...

loving that book! Maybe I'll use in on my new house in Maine- when we finally move!

Lori said...

how cute your little shoe looks Dawn:) the little hummingbird nest is really sweet, i have never seen one before...that looks like a great book, i love the picture of the things under glass on that page you showed...very pretty!!!

Alison Gibbs said...

Dawn I love the look of the new book. Have to look out for it

time-worn interiors said...

Looks like a great book! Thanks for sharing!

Brynwood Needleworks said...

Love your progress on the fairy shoes...and I now covet a hummingbirds nest!
Thanks for all the lovely images today, Dawn.
I'll be back soon.

Barb said...

Good morning.
Just came by for a peak, and what should i see...?
a Hummingbird nest!!
I am totally fascinated with them lately, even working on some of my own.=0)
Found a great video and pics on them too.

Love the magazine! Of course i would with all the nests in it. =0)
Where can i get one??

blessings on your day.
Barbara jean

Brynwood Needleworks said...

Love your progress on the fairy shoes...and I now covet a hummingbirds nest!
Thanks for all the lovely images today, Dawn.
I'll be back soon.

Miss Sandy said...

I love the page with the vignette of tiny books, birds, and china pieces under glass! Thank you for sharing these inspiring images. Have a sweet day!

KarenB said...

Oh no! I don't have that book. Goodness. It looks really beautiful. I have a membership card at Barnes and Noble that gives me a discount and occasionally sends me coupons. So, it's REALLY easy to justify buying a book, especially a pretty one. Last week I bought Blogging for Bliss and TWO Stampington magazines! YIKES. Or are they books too? I bought Artful Blogging of course and the new GreenCraft. So much fun! If you check out my post on books you'll see the problem I have. ;-)

Have a great day!

Julie Ann Grakowsky said...

The shoes are incredibly adorable, I can't wait until they're finished! You must have a sweet little fairy whispering in your ear while you've been working on these!

Zita said...

What a lovely book, Dawn. I'm going to look for it next time I'm at the bookstore.

Pat @ My Tattered Elegance said...

The little fairy shoes are wonderful. Can't wait to see them finished. The book looks great, wish we could get another rose book like Romantic Homes used to be. Some of us are just rose nuts.

Anonymous said...

Dawn , always love to see you in Print !!- I am as proud as can be !! I always love Somerset and have them from many years back -- Can't wait to see this issue -kathy - ga

Linda said...

I love the fairy shoes!!!! And thanks for sharing The Serene Home....great photos. I could be happy with those bedrooms.

charmedwishes said...

your blog is exquisite. more power!

Kimberly said...

Those fairy shoes are really wonderful. I love the direction you are taking with them and can not wait to see what they become.

Even in these lazy days of summer you are still going strong!
You have inspired me to get busy too! Thanks!

Tammy said...

You are so clever. Those fairy shoes are marvelous! I love books too. Ones with lots of gorgeous photos about all things beautiful.

Elyse said...

hi dawn,

the fairy shoe is one of the coolest things ever. wow.

thank you for sharing pages of the book. it looks very inspiring!


Becky said...

I like it... No, I love it ;)


Halo Hill said...

Very pretty pics in that book! Yes, I agree they are timeless! I love your little shoes and adore your hummingbird nest. What a treasure.



Eileen @ Star's Fault said...

Oh, love the book. I have to go the Barnes & Noble today and try to find it. did you notice that the serene home features soft, restful, colors, nothing bright, everything these peaceful faded shades. A color palette after my own heart.

Thanks also Dawn, for your generous sharing of pictures. The chickadees are darling and I saved it for a future project.

Kindest Regards, Eileen @ Star's Fault


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