Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Framed Vintage Christmas Santa Handkerchief

#Santahanky, #TheHankyDressLadyI wanted to create something special with this very special vintage Christmas handkerchief. When I found this wonderful frame I was on my way. The edging on the frame coordinated wonderfully with the edging design on the hanky and with the Damask piece I found for the background.

#TheHankyDressLady, #SantahankyThe vintage hanky dictated playfulness and fun. So I decided to paint some snowflakes on the inside of the glass. There was, of course, a lot of plotting and planning before I took paint brush to glass. The lovely shadow effect is created because there is a space between the glass and the framed hanky. Click on the photos for an enlarged view and a better look at the details.

#TheHankyDressLadyI just knew this would look beautiful in someone's entryway and could be used instead of a Christmas wreath. And, what a joy, it would be to use it year after year!
I almost didn't give this one up. I really wanted to keep it for myself. But, I decided to leave it up to God and the universe to decide what was best. You can imagine my joy when Cynthia (the purchaser) told me she was also a Santa Collector. It always makes me feel good when I know one of my pieces is going to a good home! Thank you Cynthia...and, thank you for the photos.

Cynthia's beautiful Christmas Tree

Monday, December 7, 2015

New Display at Willow Artisans' Market

Next time you're in downtown Littleton be sure to stop in at the Willow to check out my new Hanky Dress display which I will be changing seasonally. 
You can use this same concept in your home...a changeable shadow box is the secret. 

If you have something specific in mind that you don't see in the shop or have a family hanky you would like to have made into a dress - Just ask Helen...I do custom orders all the time.

Willow Artisans' Market is located on SW corner of Prince and Main in historic downtown Littleton, Colorado.

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Rue de Noel 2015

I will will have Christmas Hanky Dresses and some other new items to share with you at the show. Hope you'll be there!