Saturday, 12 September 2009

Vintage Sparklies and New Starts

Not much work has been completed in the house of Annie this week as I've been spending time with my lil man before he starts reception at BIG school!! Have been celebrating as Husband has started a new job too..It will mean that we get a much more better quality of life as he will be at home at the weekends and working much better working hours too!!
Here's a picture of a vintage tiara and clip that I have made for my good friend as a present for her wedding. The diamantes are around 60 yrs old and the brooch about 50 yrs old.The clip is made from another vintage brooch with a gorgeous pair of earrings from the 20's!

This end of the year of my most fave, you still have some sunny days here and there, the evenings still hold lots of daylight but allow you to snuggle and get cosy in a blanket! Hence why Ive started to keep mine about to hide my feet under to avoid turning the heating on Just yet!! ( by turning the heating for me means summers officially over!!) And although the hats and scarves haven't quite been necessary these floral pretties had to be bought to wear with a cardie or light jacket! ( Matalan and Primark bargains!!)
It also does tend to influence my designs too...Colours are muted, olive green, burnt orange & sometimes even purple creeps its way in somewhere too...This is my display in my space i rented, from Last year...Of course a pumpkin naturally finds its way into the scheme of things!!
Basically this Thomas Kinkade painting sums up this time of year...the summer bedding plants are still in bloom but the leaves are orange and everything is hazy....(oh to live in a Kinkade Cottage!!)
Until next time...have a great weekend!! I'm off to enjoy our first weekend together in a long time!!
Annie x


Florence and Mary said...

Have a great weekend,

Victoria xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Annie,

I love your "bling" I am a sucker for shiny things, diamonds OR diamantes lol :-)

My little one starts school on Monday - scared!

Love that painting!

Have a fabulous weekend!

Rose XXX

bekimarie said...

The tiarra is beautiful hun, if I get married i'm going to get you to do my bling!
Enjoy your weekend with your family.
Beki xxx

Annie said...

Have a wonderful weekend, enjoy the sunshine ! The tiara is beautiful, you are so clever.
Ann x

Vintage Amethyst said...

Such a lovely cottage.
You have a lovely weekend too.

Thecraftytrundler said...

Wonderful tiara!! I didn't realise you made beautiful jewellery too! You clever clogs!!
Enjoy your weekend!

Sharon xx

Pomona said...

What a magical-looking cottage - my cottage has dormer windows but not that fairy-like glow!

Pomona x

Debbies-English-Treasures said...

Such a lovely autumn post!
Loved everything... Specially what you made for your friend... WOW! She sure is very lucky to have you as her F.R.I.E.N.D!


Lucy Pursglove-Jones said...

Hey Annie :) Gorgeous tiara I love it! Good news about your mans new job and I look forward to hearing how your little one got on starting reception :) xx