Showing posts with label vintage. Show all posts
Showing posts with label vintage. Show all posts

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Happy Thanksgiving!!!


Happy Thanksgiving to all!!!  May you have an abundance of love, family, friends and good things on this wonderful day!!!






Sunday, August 2, 2015

Cool Finds at the Antique Festival



Last weekend, I attended the NWA Antique Festival of the Ozarks with my daughter-in-law and a friend.  Believe it or not, with all of the different festivals I have attended, this is the first time I have ever been to an antique festival- but it certainly won't be my last.

I was pleasantly surprised at some of the wares offered by the vendors.  There was no junk; much of what was being sold was quality items that I usually dig for when I hit the local antique shops in my area.  There were some great deals to be found, as well.  I picked up several items that I will repurpose and use in my projects, namely jewelry, quilts and hankie dolls.

Here's a sampling of some of the goodies which were available for sale:

A vast collection of spice tins.

Jadeite dishes of all kinds.

A mini Fiestaware play set for little girls.

Gorgeous plates from long ago.

German pottery and mini chocolate molds.

Matryoshka dolls galore.

Beautiful Victorian jewelry.

Bakelite jewelry.

More Bakelite jewelry.

A handmade, embroidered mirror cover from 1916.

Brass stampings/jewelry embellishments.

Bakelite dominoes.

Lots of half dolls.

A gorgeous Grandmother's Garden quilt.

A flower seed packet from the 1940's which was used as a promotional item by an insurance company.

I ended up purchasing some of the chocolate molds, broken rhinestone jewelry pieces and brass stampings which will be used in some future jewelry designs (among other things) as shown below.



All in all, I had a great time and I'm happy with all of the little treasures I was able to pick up at the show.

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Happy Thanksgiving! Vintage Images for Your Artwork

I just want to take a moment to wish everyone in blog-land a wonderful and peaceful Thanksgiving.

Here are some copyright-free Thanksgiving images to use in your artwork.  Enjoy!











Saturday, June 23, 2012

Bella LuElla - New Boutique in Town!



My jewelry designs are carried in several boutiques and gift shops around the United States, and as of 6/1/12, they are being carried right here in my neck of the woods in beautiful Northwest Arkansas at Bella LuElla!    Bella LuElla is an eclectic shop that is located in the same neighborhood as our newest art museum, Crystal Bridges.  I'm thrilled about this for two reasons: 1) it's the first shop in the area to carry my designs and, 2) this is a brand new shop that carries artwork and designs from local artists in addition to vintage, collectible art and books.

Bella LuElla


Bella LuElla is the brainchild of owner, Cynthia Morshedi.  Cynthia was a designer by profession for many years, but she's always had a love of the arts and of creating, in general.  After doing some serious soul searching, she decided to set up shop in Northwest Arkansas in order to help promote the arts in our area.  And, Bella LuElla was born.



Bella LuElla is a charming shop set up in a vintage 1880's house.  It consists of several rooms which are set up by theme.  For example, one room houses jewelry, accessories and handmade soap products.  Another room houses shabby chic and feminine pretties such as tutu's, fabric hair flowers, and little stuffed animals.  (My handmade mini vintage hankie quilts are also displayed in this room.)  Cynthia is planning to have a grand opening/reception in the near future.  She also is planning to offer classes which will be taught by local artists.

If you are in the area, please take a moment to stop by and visit Bella LuElla. They are located at 1006 SW "A" Street, Bentonville, Arkansas, telephone (479) 644-8483.  You can also check out their Facebook Page and blog.  In the meantime, take a look at the pictures below for a sampling of what this fantastic little shop has to offer.  Hope to see you there!

Handmade body products by Marilyn Payne (they smell yummy!)
Some of my jewelry creations!
Vintage hankie quilts made by yours truly. :)


Jazzy accessories.

Vintage books and collectible, rare art.
Something for baby (the crochet hats were made by Sandy Krout - are these adorable, or what??)

Resin cross necklaces made by me :)

More lovely goodies for the girly-girls out there. (The feather earrings were made by made daughter-in-law, Hailey Rocko.)
Gorgeous flower accessories made by Cynthia Morshedi.

Crystal rosaries made by my daughter, Brianna Rocko.

Bejeweled cell phone bags made by Bobbi Gray.

Artwork by Laura Hopkins (I LOVE the shoe art!)


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