What's It Wednesday #27
As we celebrated Memorial Day this week we also celebrate our one year blog anniversary. The best part of this journey has been the meeting of all of the amazing people along the way. We are so grateful to each and everyone of you.
Our blog launch featured Patti's amazing repurposed bottles. We received a number of emails requesting the sell of a few of these gorgeous pieces bejeweled with antique pieces and gorgeous bows.
The Time for Summer Fun featured Paula's son. He had so much fun planting succulents in silver for his grand-mother.
Patti's hand-painted French half doll depicts a young mademoiselle checking her rosy cheeks as she perhaps awaits her amor. In the background is a vintage ormolu framed mirror, capturing it all in Mirrors: A Reflection of the Soul post.
Paula created this elegant blackboard for the To Shine or Not to Shine post and sits in the kitchen and was super simple to make. All that was needed was a silver tray purchased on sale at a local antique store, blackboard paint and chalk. Yep, that was it. This idea came from the fabulous Cindy of My Romantic Home.
Patti placed a couple of bathing beauties, strings of pearls, seashells, and a whole lotta bling as she placed a gorgeous base under a beautiful cloche for the Cloche Encounters post.
Paula featured this contrasting vignette was posted on the Ebony and Ivory post. There is large porcelain vase in the back with porcelain roses around the neck and a silk floral arrangement from my mother's retirement party. Two very special ebony statues from Ghana pose between the porcelain pitchers and creamers. In the foreground is a very delicate rose. The juxtaposition of colors, objects, history, culture and textures is what Paula calls "Vintage Urban" living.
These elaborately carved ivory puzzle balls are a part of Patti's vast collection of amazing Asian puzzles and were featured on our A Puzzling Situation post.
In Up in Smoke, Paula showcased her collection of silver cigarette cases. Each one has its own character and are perfect as picture frames.
Patti loves rare clocks, watches, hourglasses, and all things related to time. In the As Time Goes By post, she shares her favorite form of timepiece which is the French mantle clock. This beauty has an enamel inset of angels, a pair of peacocks, and a hand painted satin glass finial.
Patience lead to the perfect vignette for my dresser which was featured in the Skip to my Ormolu post. I topped it off with the standing hand mirror. There is nothing like a little gold to make a girl feel special.
Have you ever seen such an extraordinary collection as Patti's cameos? Cameos have been around in some form as early as the third century B.C. They are carved in relief from compressed layers to reveal a portrait or scene in a contrasting color. For more beautiful cameos go to Cameo Appearances.
One of Paula's favorite collections are her silver compacts, sovereign cases and stuff boxes which she featured on the Off the Chain. The sterling silver compact belonged to Paula's grandmother; her initials are monogrammed on the cover.
What are some of your fondest memories this Memorial Week?
Patti & Paula
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