(He never did move)
Well, here's my baby all dolled up! I added the glittered HOPE at the very end as an afterthought. Very befitting as my life has turned out to be all about hope. :)
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One the very bottom of the salvage piece it was very rusty so I simply adhered some antique passementerie silver threaded trim. The width was bang-on and now it hides the not-so-perfect bottom!
I had this old German tree topper but I yanked the cone off of it (for some odd reason) years ago. It was too small so I mounted it on some heavy duty cardboard stock and then covered that in antique sheet music. When I was making it, I stumbled upon the "Hark, the Herald Angels Sing" music scrap - a piece I had saved and knew would come in handy some day (hint, never throw things out - you WILL find a use for them!)
This piece is super-duper heavy but hangs from a pretty satin ribbon. I am still undecided whether I will keep it or sell it...
Anyway, on to other things... I found this cute iron purse at a thrift store yesterday and dressed it up for the holidays. See the tag on it? My sister gave me wonderful antique German die cut roses and I modge-podged one to one of my old milk bottle caps. I am getting SO much use out of them!
Yesterday I was without the internet all day! (and cable t.v.!) Oh, the horrors! They (and when I say 'they' I mean the horrible ogres) were working on the cable/internet wires all day outside my window. A 10 hour 'scheduled' outage that the cable company never bothered to tell anyone about. Love how they do that.
Last night I went to a Kris Kringle Market - a German craft/wares show that happens once a year. I got some really neat new/old store stock German Christmas decorations in their original boxes. I will post on that later. I desperately need to get some more coffee coursing through my veins right now...