Friday, January 21, 2011

Still playing with paper...

...yep still playing with paper. I have wanted to embellish
some candles and was delighted when I found 10 white
candles at the Goodwill just perfect for my creations.

A little cheesecloth, some old buttons, vintage song
pages and string.

Don't they look so much prettier than plain white candles?

{oh and did you notice the tablecloth the candles are laying
on? It was brand new in pkg. at the Goodwill for 3.00 and
then it was 1/2 off. Sanders brand I think...dutch or german
because I can't begin to read the tag on it. It reminds me of
burlap but is much softer...flax ...linen?? I love it!}

Then I decorated some jars that I picked up this week at
the antique mall where I have my booth. I haven't prettied
up jars for quite awhile so it was nice to get into the swing
of things again.

I am just loving my crinkled ribbon!

These pictures aren't the greatest, but they did
turn out pretty.

Happy Friday my dear friends. It is so cold here in Michigan that
I am starting to feel like an Eskimo. Maybe I should build
and igloo! :) Hoping you have a
glorious weekend ahead! Blessings~


Ozma of Odds said...

Can I come over and play??
I want some pretty wrapped candles and lovely bottles too:)
~ and you just gotta' love the G.W., it's loaded with pretties just waiting to be reinvented!!
xo, Rosemary

Petite Michelle Louise said...

wow...some gorgeous finds and even more gorgeous creations! J'adore!!

June said...

Oh Sandy, your jars are always so beautiful! And that suitcase knocked me over...I love it!
You run circles around me in the creating department...that's for sure! I can hardly wait for you to post just so I can get a look at how you spend your time in the freezing cold state you live in.

Where are you going to create in the igloo???
big warm hug...

Roselle said...

Such beautiful creations! That tablecloth is gorgeous and the price is 2die4! LOL

Fishtail Cottage said...

oh, Sandy...these are absolutely beautiful......You are so creative! wishing i lived closer to you - so you could teach me a few things! xoox

Fishtail Cottage said...

the one with the birdies flying - is perfectly charming! xoox

C'est Moi, Julie Marie said...

Hi Sandi... I love your altered bottles, they are just beautiful, and I too love crinkled ribbon like that!... thanks for sharing your flea market story with me... just cannot understand how people can part with family treasures!... xoxo Julie Marie

Irene said...

It's really cold here today as well. I had to be out, but now I'm in with a heating pad on my whole body.

aimee said...

i think they are perfect!

Rose ~Victorian Rose ~ said...

Oh do love the bottles....and the ribbon...just so shabby sweet.


Anonymous said...

Your bottles and candles are gorgeous!! and what a Goodwill find!!! YAY...I love those great finds like that!! :) You are truly inspiring me to want to make some pretty bottles!!! I've never done that before. Stay warm!!!

Lori Katies Rose Cottage said...

Those are wonderful
creations !!
I never find good stuff
at Goodwill but I keep
on trying :)


Sweet Old Vintage said...

You have been a very busy gal creating very lovely lovely objects... So pretty... Stay warm and safe.

saltbox treasures said...

Hi. Your candles and bottles are beautiful, as well as that tablecloth! Love your style! I love working with paper too.
~ Julie

Lady Pamela said...

The candles look fabulous. What a difference from plain white candles. I need to be creating again, it is so good for the soul.

A Cottage Muse said...

Love all your bottles and the candles do look much better!

Don't you just wish a bunch of us across blog world could get together for a week or so and just have each one teach us how to make what they make...and laugh and get to know each other better?

Anonymous said...

Your candles and bottles turned out beautiful, Sandi! Sounds like a fun way to spend the day... doing crafts. :)
I hope you're having a great weekend... stay warm! :)