Thursday, October 8, 2009

Look at What Arrived....

Isn't this altered piece wonderful? Yes, it is. I was so lucky to win Sandi's (Wayside Treasures) giveaway. She has a shop where she sells these lovely pieces. The pictures do not do justice to these lovely works of altered art. When I first held it and could look at it up close I was truly impressed with Sandi's work. Her attention to detail and impecable work are evident. Trust me when I tell you that the photos do not do justice to them. When I won, Sandi instructed me to visit her shop to pick one of her items for my prize. My first impression when I saw this bottle in her shop was that it was like one of the smaller bottles I have been lucky enough to find, but this bottle is much larger. I have altered a few smaller bottles for a Halloween Swaps. Of course they were not as decorated as sweetly as the one's Sandi makes. I look at it now and have to admit how much I love the patina, the cloudy areas formed over time on these bottles. Sandi has managed to pair this with an assortment of aged papers, soft seam binding, bits of jewelry and lace. If you would like to purchase one of these wonderful treasures for yourself, take a moment to hop over to Sandi's blob and visit her shop Wayside Treasures. I believe she is having a sale right now also!

7 comments:

The Rustic Victorian said...

Oh lucky you! Beautiful!

Terri said...

Congratulations. What a wonderful item to win. She really does a beautiful job with the bottles she decorates. I look forward to seeing it in person.

Her Art Nest said...

Great win, Deb! It is just stunning. I am going to have to visit her blog......what a treasure! Love it. ~Nance

Sandi said...

Hi Debra,
You are so sweet to post my bottle! I am so glad this bottle went to you! Enjoy!!
Blessings~

Renee said...

Hey chum. I'm laughing because I thought maybe it was that swap you have been waiting for.

Love Renee xoxo

Dr. Denise Tucker said...

Lovely blog.
I found your blog and email on the 2009 One World One Heart Giveaway site. After watching the movie Julie and Julia recently, I've decided to try and go through the ENTIRE OWOH list, from beginning to end, in 90 days and connect/reconnect with all the artists and blogs that truly inspire me! Your blog is amazing and really resonated with me!

A bit about me. I'm a mystery writer, jewelry artist, and college professor. Yes, and a Gemini, if you couldn't tell! Here is my blog, where I blend my mystery writing and jewelry craft:
www.thehousemysteries.type pad.com
My first mystery Keeping House: A Madame President mystery just came out on Amazon.
Take care and as Julia Child might say, "Bon Blogging!"
Denise

Christine Edwards said...

You lucky girl winning that sweet altered bottle. Hopefully it brought a bit of calm to your hectic days.