Monday, November 10, 2008


Studio Additions: New Antique!
Hello all,
Just when you think everything is in place, boom, you get a surprise, dear friends of my mom's own a wonderful tea shoppe in NJ and were giving her an antique hutch that they didn't have room for, well my mom, can't fit it, so they have given it to me for my studio and let me tell you, its a vintage beauty.

To some distressed wood, is boring, but to me, it looks like it came straight from an olde apothecary shoppe from the turn of the century, a wizard shoppe, a magical shoppe, so vintage and when decorating with silver glittery things, bottles and glam, this beauty will compliment my studio which I have themed: The Faerie Apothecary Shoppe!

Glenn wants to re-finish it, but I kinda like the scratches, gives it more of a natural distressed look, some character, What do you think? Well my new piece will be sitting in the garage until I get back from Silver Bella, then I will be able to devote serious studio time, as I have choosen to not do any swaps, or big deadlines until the first of the year. I've done that so I can update the websites, the stores, work on the zine, take care of things I haven't been able to get to, like finishing my product line items, and preparing for new books.
My Dollie Top Hat Boxes!Trio 2
To test my antique I added some new hat box pieces I made for Silver Bella, by placing them on its shelf and photographing it, I really liked how they looked in there, now I will be envisioning what treasures to store in there, I'm toying with dolls such as my new Vintage Charlotte inspired doll line
Meet: Lulu Bellatore!
or vintage glitters and apothecary bottles, or will it be a specimen case, not sure yet. But when I get it complete, I will share with you the pictures.

Starting Tomm. I will be running 2 blog giveaways, the first is to celebrate my birthday which is Nov.16, and Glenny's is Nov.15. As a surprise to one lucky blogger I will be sending them a free Collage Cd: The Vintage Greeting Card Collage CD, which is available in my web store, etsy and ebay.

Stay tuned for the details tommorrow!

Have a magical night!
Lisa!

14 comments:

eclectic archivist said...

I like the idea of the scratched look. It gives it a sense of history. And thoughts all those that have used before.

faerie enchantment said...

I completely agree with you! That's what I thought when I saw it!
Thanks for stopping by!
Magic and Joy!
Lisa!

AimeeInOhio said...

I nwould leave the hutch the way it is I think it's beautiful....nice to think of its history.

tanya watts said...

hi lisa, i would leave it as it is!! it has had a life and you can tell! it's a wonderful shape and will fit your ideas perfectly!!
have fun with filling it! i'm sure you will darling!!!

tanya xx

jenny fowler said...

love the hats!

Dianne said...

The piece is a beauty! I think the distressed look makes it quaint. Perhaps you should live with it a bit and decide. I'm kinda into white and light furniture right now.
My birthday is the 19th! All Scorpios!!
Dianne
www.diadsie.wordpress.com

*SHeRRy B* said...

The hutch is gorgeous, just the way it is!

Lola Enchanted said...

OOOOHHH you lucky lucky girl you!
And, I am in shock over those little hats!!! OOOOO I need on of those!! {{hahaha}}..

I just love coming here for a visit! I get chills everytime I see you've posted!!!

Have a wonderful and creative day!

KarenHarveyCox said...

Lisa,
I hope you have a fabulous time at Silva Bella. Your new hutch is gorgeous, and I think that you are right...I like it just the way it is. Karen

CEDAR JUNCTION said...

Have a wonderful, wonderful birthday, Lisa!

Happy Birthday to you!
Happy Birthday to you!
Happy Birthday, dear Lisa!
Happy Birthday to you!

xoxo
Teresa

Kimberly said...

Hey new pal! Thank you for sharing breakfast AND many special, glitterific memories with me this weekend! You are a rock star and I hope we'll get to play again SOON! If you ever come out Scottsdale way, be sure to let me know...I've always got a spare seat in my studio for you!

faerie enchantment said...

Thank You all so much for coming by to visit and to wish me lots of magic on my birthday!

Kim, your class was my favorite, I'm still working on my faerie shrine, my new fave project. I'd love to play and create again real soon!

Hugs!
Lisa!

Geralyn Gray said...

It was Vintage Indie that I saw that great article on you...so I did have you bookmarked before I left for Silver Bella. I also had you in mind when I read the yearbook and it mentioned making your own glitter. I thought I had read it lately,but couldn't place it. Mystery solved. So it was a pleasure meeting you in class I loved the mini crepe fan lesson too. The woman next to me loved it as well. She was disappointed that she just seemed to be warming up to all the Bellas and it was over. I felt the same way--but hopefully we can get together locally. I was thrilled at the invitation to New Hope--hopefully some day. Have a great time and I hope you had a great birthday.

Birds of a Feather said...

well happy belated b-days to you both!

lucky you to get such an amazing gift ~ love it, and of course i would paint it!

enjoy ~
xo heidi