Thursday, March 25, 2010

Wonderful new finds....and such a nice surprise!

I found this AMAZING big bowl this past weekend....
I'm in love with it.
Can I love a bowl?
Why, yes, I think I can.
It's one of those large bowls that used to have a pitcher
inside to use on a washstand....

Incredible wall art....I love architecture!

The most gorgeous Last Supper print ~

A bag of busted jewelry....
I threw away half of it because it was junky new stuff.
This is the yummy stuff I saved.
You can click on the photo to enlarge....

These precious tiny jars with lids.

Can I keep my broken jewelry in one so I can stare at it??

I've bought three different colors of seam binding...
these are the names of the colors ~
And I did check, the medium beige is Bark Tan!

This was my wonderful surprise in the mail....
The upcoming Spring issue of
Somerset Life has my altered Pop-Tart box featured!!!
I didn't write the article on this one
but did tell how I created it and
they incorporated the instructions into the article.
It will be coming out April 1st!!!!
This issue, just like all the others, is breathtaking and a MUST HAVE...

My little ol' box ~

The next three photos are mine that I took right before I mailed it off ~

A few more snippets from the issue to entice you a little bit!

This was an ad in the issue and I have GOT to get this new publication
coming out April 1st too!!!

Whew!! This was another one of those doozy posts!!!
I hope you are doing wonderful and feeling Spring where you are ~
Everything is blooming here in Georgia!

I finished Clara's is. precious!
I don't have a photo of her in it yet but
do have this adorable one of our angel to share with you ~

Have a great Thursday my precious friends!!!
hugs and love,


Tina said...

Oh - your box is beautiful Dawn. Just got my issue of Somerset Life - can´t wait to read.
~ Tina

Me! said...

Oh, you temptress! I HAVE to go out and buy Somerset Life, now! Your box is just beautiful! Congratulations! How exciting!

The French Bear said...

She is adorable!!! I can't wait to see her in her tutu!!!
I will have to go get those magazines, my friend Susan is in the Prim one!!! How exciting for you to be in this issue, I love the box you made. you are so talented!!!
Margaret B

Julia @ Vintage with Laces said...

It's wonderful seeing you published again, dear Dawn! Your box is just awesome!
I love your new bowl. It's a great find!

BellaRosa said...

Dawn amor, I can't wait for this new issue to come out here :) although I still can't find the new Romantic Country, I will probably find it by the time that the new one comes out :( I LOVE all your new finds...the bowl is soo pretty...filled with lovely old tattered laces or just like that so you can see the pretty flowers...Bebe Clara looks so happy...she is such an adorable love :) Have a beautiful Thursday amor :) Besos, Rose

Free Pretty Things For You said...

omg how exciting!!! you did a Beautiful job!!
and clara is toooo adorable!! lokk at that smile!
my baby just cut her first tooth!!lol

Dorthe said...

Hi sweetie,

Dear sweet
I too got my copy of Sommerset Life, and immediately fell in love with your fantastic box, it is a beautifull piece of art, Dawn, so wonderfull ellements you have put together. Thanks for showing some more photoes of this beauty.

Your finds are great, I guess they are meant for the shop?
But I so understand if you keeps the bowl, and jar for jewels.
Wishing you a sunny day, dearest.
Love and hugs, Dorthe

Theresa said...

Love the box, gorgeous! That sweet baby girl is just too precious! AND you really found some good stuff:) Love the jewelry pieces. Have a blessed day!

Rose ~Victorian Rose ~ said...

Dawn...I too will be anxious to see that little Clara in her tutu.

I believe you have just gotten the bowl that MATCHES my pitcher... that has no bowl.
You don't suppose they were seperated at birth do you ?

That is now two magazines I MUST get the next time I am in Borders or Barnes & Noble.


Rose ~Victorian Rose ~ said...

Dawn, I apologize...Dang where is my brain...??
YOUR box feature is MARVELOUS...oh my gosh you are one of the most talented women I have the honor of knowing thru blogland.
I like Bella Rose's suggestion for your is SO the right colors for old lace, etc.


Linens Lace and Lattes said...

Vintage Lace in that bowl would look marvelous my dear! AND speaking of marvelous....I love love love your art work and the press you got in Somerset. Too cool! deb

Karen said...

You are such a tease!! I am waiting patiently (not!!) for my copy to show up in the mail. I am with you on the prim magazine too, it looks like a must have!! BTW your posts are always good enough, spectacular is what they are always!! Thanks for being part of my day!

Anonymous said...

Dawn, the box is gorgeous! Who ate all the Pop Tarts? LOL! This just goes to show you....don't throw stuff away that can be made beautiful and useful!

Congratulations on another project in the magazine!

And I truly understand your love of brown transferware. It's my favorite too! The brown is getting harder and harder to find and the prices are going up. The shelf in my living room that fell off the wall when I touched it a couple of weeks ago had my brown transferware on it. Every single piece of it now has pieces glued back together. :-(

I hope you have a happy day! Have a Pop Tart! ;-)

Hugs and Blessings,

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Congratulations, Dawn! I'll have to get that issue if for no other reason than to see your poptart box. : ) Very pretty. Love that bowl ~ what a great piece to use as the center of a vignette.

Lori @ Katies Rose Cottage Designs said...

Dawn ~
I love your box ~ I got my Somerset Life magazines for my shop yesterday and saw it in there ~ That is so cool !
I love the Bark Tan seam binding ~ that looks like a perfect color ~ I tried bleaching my Tobacco Brown to get a color like that and it came out the ugliest orange that I had to throw it all away ~ it was gross !

Sandy said...


The altered box is wonderful! I have news to tell you, you won't have to bail me out of artist class, I did the PDF all by myself! It was blood, sweat, and tears but I learned how. You deserve way more than a fairy shoe from me.

Clara is so precious, love that smile and those little first teeth. She looks so happy. I hope you enjoy your day!

vikki said...

~♥~Hi Sweet Dawn, the box is just gorgeous! soo tickled to see your art published! did not find the magazine yesterday when i was out & about... woulda loved to drool over it! looking forward to the prims issue, too... thanx for the color info on the seam binding... am anxious to git some to play with... lil' Clara... sucha cutie... can see some g'ma loveliness of her! have a creative lovely day... hope u r feeling better... love with hugs & blessings, vikki xoxoxox ~♥~

Kathy @ Sweet Up-North Mornings... said...

Oh Dawn...
Your box is gorgeous!
Congratulations on your publishing!!!
Love to Clara and have a wonderful weekend!
xoxo~Kathy @
Sweet Up-North Mornings...

kathy said...

DAwn , Oh I just did a quick run to Joanns in Snellville and Purchased the mag at Borders -- and loved your box -- Love getting to see your further pics also .
Clara so smiley gurl!!! too sweet - Kathy - ga ♥

Jamie said...

What a lovely box! I will have to keep my eye out for the magazine.
Love the pretties. My favorite is the old building picture. Of course you can love that bowl! I scored a beautiful jadite bowl last weekend and I love it. Hubby keeps asking what I'm going to do with it. I have it out on the counter now and I just look at it when I walk by.

Charlene said...

I can't wait for the magazine to be out!!! Sometimes there is just a favorite publication that you wish was monthly & it's every 3. DARN I HATE TO WAIT! Thanks for sharing. I should just subscribe & get it over with. This running to the store to see if it's in is for the birds. Clara has gotten sooooooooo much hair! She is a doll! Can't wait to see the tutu. HUGS! Charlene

Barbara Jean said...

another wonderful post!!

Thank you for all Dawn.

Have a super Thursday!


barbara jean

PS Your box is gorgeous!

Rose ~Victorian Rose ~ said...

Dawn...when you have a minute, please come over to my blog..I have posted a pic of that Pitcher that I spoke of earlier..that I beleive matches your bowl.. just interested in what YOU THINK.
Don't want to sell it...just wanted to show you...


julie miller said...

Hi Dawn, Your bowl is gorgeous and who wouldn't LOVE it?!? It's hard to believe that your beautiful box started out as a pop tarts box--WOW!! Now that's what I call recycling! Every time you post about Clara, I get teary eyed-coz' my daughter is scheduled for a c-section on April 2nd and I CAN'T WAIT!!!!! She is just beautiful, I have the grandma itch so bad!! Have a great day! Julie

Twyla and Lindsey said...

Dawn, I love your doozy posts! I love seeing your vintage finds. I'll be picking that magazine up for sure! Congratulations on being published again. Your box is beautiful. Have a great day! Twyla

Gail said...

Little Clara is absolutely adorable....and congratulations on the magazine spread. Your box looks stunning! What a fun way to give a gift...and so green too! I'm going to start saving my boxes for sure.
Can't wait for that magazine to come out....
Have a lovely day :)
Gail (littlebeachdesigns)

Sylvia (at) Lily's Pad and Petals said...

Love the bowl.
Will have to pick up that issue and read up.
Thanks for sharing.

Linda K. said...

I'm gonna have to get me that Somerset Life April 1. Your pop tart box is elegant, who would have ever thought? But you did. Aren't little grandkids fun? Little Clara will love her little tutu. Have fun!

Jann said...

What a beautiful box! Amazing, what you create . . . I love the bowl, and, of course, it's always so fun to see photos of your darling granddaughter!

The Rustic Victorian said...

They published the box! So kewl!!!And that Clara,,,just look at those sweet little teeth! Great finds Miz Dawn,,,I think it does match Rose's picture!!!

The Cinnamon Stick said...

I received the magazines today for sale in the store...and wanted to call you when I saw your unique pop tart box - but (yeah) got busy....however I bragged all day that I was your friend!!! XOXO, Judy

Brenda said...

What a beautiful box! I have never picked that magazine up I think I will have to look for it when I go into the city this weekend!

Lori said...

look at that sweet smile and those cute lil' teeth!!! what a doll:)

i don't think i ever saw that box is gorgeous...the whole issue looks like a giant piece of eye candy...i want to get the PRIMS mag friend Tink is going to be in that looks wonderful!!!

Unknown said...

Congrats on the magazine article!!! And, yes, definitely yes. You can fall in love with a bowl. It just happens. Miss Brenna took one look at the picture of sweet Clara and squealed at how cute she is!!!!
love, Lynn

Secondhandrose said...

Now I am really tempted! Your box is gorgeous and so is miss Clara.


My Grama's Soul said...

Oh Dawn......your box is beautiful. I am never disappointed when I drop in for a peak to see what is new with you!!



Dee@FrenchBleuVintage said...

Are you serious Dawn ~ a PopTart Box? We eat those all the time. I will never throw one away again. Its gorgeous ~ you are amazing. Now I need to run out and get that Somerset Life as well. Great stuff once again ~ thank you.

Linda Jo said...

Wonderful post! And Clara is adorable!!!

Anonymous said...

Oh Dawn, I got the new Somerset Life yesterday also and saw your gorgeous box in it! That is absolutely precious, you did a marvelous job, as usual. Some of the same artists get into all the Stampington mags every month, this one was 50% one girl? But I hope you will be added to the regular contributing artists because I love love love to see your stuff! Have a great weekend.
Loves, QueenMarcy

Pattyjo said...

Clara is a keeper and what a cutie!

Journal Swag said...

Congratulations, Dawn! It is just beautiful! Clara's smile is precious! What a doll!


Marva Plummer-Bruno said...

Oh too cool! I'm going to have to pick this up! Congrats on being published again! Marva


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