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Friday, April 1, 2016

Snippets of loveliness ~

The other day I pulled out a blank canvas wanting to make something new.
It was a simple 11 x 14 canvas that I simply layered with
snippets of loveliness!

I started by gluing on a piece of vintage linen to the base.
Raw edges were exposed, it didn't matter either.
I wanted it to have more of a loose feel.

Then I began layering things.
I ripped pieces of a gorgeous Ralph Lauren sheet that I love.
(That is the vintage roses fabric you see peeking through the lace!)
I cut the bottom off of a precious old baby dress.
The scallops and embroidery were perfect!
Plus the pale pink shade was beautiful with the colors
in the ripped sheet pieces.

At first I don't glue a thing.
Well, except for the base fabric covering the canvas.
But after that I begin playing.
Put this on, look at it...remove it and try something else.
I keep doing this until I love what I see.
Of course it helps to have a gorgeous image
as the focal point in the center!!!
Below is a photo of my work in progress ~

And finally, when I KNOW it's right, I glue everything into place!
Below is my finished piece.
I happened to show a work-in-progress photo on my Facebook page
and it sold right away before it was finished.

After the photo below was taken,
I added about five mother of pearl buttons to the pretty piece
of pink ribbon and lace across the bottom.
Sometimes it just needs one more beautiful element!

I have to share some recent thrift store finds with you!!
Both of the chairs that I've placed in front of our fireplace
were found for only 15.00 each!!!
Now that Spring has arrived, the fireplace is out of commission
so why not pile in a few more chairs for extra seating?

This past month on March 21st, my sweet husband and I celebrated
our 35th wedding anniversary!
I created a sweet collage of us and our precious sons...

We celebrated the day with our son Brad and
had lunch at a classic Atlanta restaurant,
Mary Mac's Tea Room
(ohmygoodness, SO DELICIOUS!)
#marymacstearoom #marymacs
and then we had an afternoon of touring
a beautiful Atlanta cemetery
and enjoyed a little bit of antiquing and junkin!!!

It really was such a fun day!!!

I've got to share this photo of the wisteria that 
grows wild near our old farmhouse ~
Spring has definitely arrived here in Georgia!!!

Wishing you a wonderful weekend
precious friends!!!

hugs and love,


jeanniemc said...

Love this post and the wall hanging is stunning! Happy late Anniversary! Sounds like an awesome day.. I love tea rooms... great antique finds also!

At Home in English Valley said...

So lovely Dawn, you make creating look so easy, but finding the right pieces is so tricky. I may have asked you before but I would love to see you at work, maybe a YouTube tutorial. I think I have that same sheet on my bed right now...found it at the thrift and almost danced to the cashier I was so happy! xxoo

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

Such a lovely layered work of art. CONGRATS on 35 years. You have a lovely family. Fun days are impromptu times. Thanks for sharing fun photos. Enjoy a fun spring weekend

Lisa said...

Great post! Love the beautiful church photos and you collageđź’“đź’“she's gorgeous!

BitsAndPieces said...

Happy Anniversary! Lovely post!

Roosterhead Designs said...

Oh Dawn, I first want to congratulate you on 35 years together! And it sounds like you had such a perfect day~
I totally enjoyed seeing your beautiful vintage style canvas; it is so beautiful - no wonder it sold immediately!! Love all your soft layers. Thanks for the wonderful post; it was so nice to visit here Dawn. Take care, ~Karen O

Caty said...

So gorgeous your canvas Dawn !! It is really lovely. Congrats for your anniversary!! It was a wonderful day, sure. Happy day to you, and big hugs. Caty.

Barbara Jean said...

Your art piece is beautiful Dawn. Always love what you do.
and if I have not mentioned it lately, you look great!!
Always thought you were a beautiful person...

be blessed

marie said...

Such a pretty piece of art Dawn...and I love your "new" chairs.
My husband and I just celebrated our 35th anniversary too! It looks like you had a lovely day!


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