Using one of the canvas covered houses I made this weekend I decided to make an art doll house, I made the doll first so that I could see what direction she would take me, at first I imagined a very colorful doll with a 50's retro feel, obviously I didn't go in that direction, somehow "Gloria" didn't want to be all that colorful. She wanted to be decked out in all her vintage finery and loved up old things. Her house had to match so she decorated it with old mother of pearl buttons, antique sheet music, a page from an old ledger, and some hand dyed vintage lace. (the screw head had a neat old green glass button on it but it wasn't attached very well and will have to be put back on tonight) Tim Holtz Distress Ink helped give the canvas an aged a grungy look.
Her gown of fine hand dyed lace and ribbon hangs long and flowing.
I love old rhinestone jewelry, it reminds me of playing in grandma's closet, dressing up in vintage clothes, wearing old hats, and playing with old costume jewelry. It doesn't matter what the piece looks like, when I see one I'm a little girl again.
Now I want to show you some buried treasure. My dad and my grandpa both loved metal detecting and while going through dad's things we found a couple of little buckets full of metal detecting finds. It's a lot of old junk still covered with dirt but it was found treasure and it's treasure to me too. Maybe I'm weird for wanting to sift through all this dirty stuff but there were some things that really caught my eye.
These are my two favorites. My first favorite would be the delicate hand holding the American Flag, There's just something about that flag, do you remember after 911 when you couldn't go anywhere in the US without seeing a flag? Where are they now? I was driving down the road the other day looking for one and didn't see one anywhere. About 10 minutes later I finally saw one at a bank. It's sad to me. I have a flag hanging on my house. I've got a sticker on my car. Kind of makes me wish I could drive down the road and have them all up and down the poles like they used to be.
Anyway, my second favorite is that four leaf clover pin.
An old pocket knife, a college pendant, and an old rhinestone earring are just a small sample of the variety in my treasure box.
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