Saturday, September 7, 2013

Dress Forms, eBay, Etsy, & a trip to Rogers Gardens

A Couple of Denise's Newest Dress Forms-
 The top hat we found in an antique store back east & the skirt is from a vintage wedding gown. The handmade silk flowers she took off of a vintage British wedding gown & she hand stitched all the beads on the top.

Denise's Dress Form Design
Love the way this one laces up the back with more of the vintage flowers

A busy summer, mostly filled with endless days spent getting Denise's house ready for sale this month- the end is in sight which brings with it lots of emotions, this has been such a great space and place to call home for a lot of years, we are very thankful for the memories. It's also pretty exciting to think about and plan for our next home and adventure, Denise is thinking about a move back east that will put her closer to friends & family and fulfill her new found addiction to bird watching on the front porch. As for the girls and me, at this point it's pretty much wherever the wind takes us.

We did finally enter the 21st century this summer and started selling online, we are on eBay and Etsy and hopefully I can figure out how to put links up on the blog. I'll post pics of some of our items- we have a few things listed with more to come this weekend so please check it out-
For Etsy we are under our name: whitehorserelics
For eBay it's: whitehorserelics88

We took a mini road trip this past week with our good friend & artist, Carol Rea, up to Roger's Garden, in Orange County. We saw their AMAZING Halloween Gallery with gorgeous, lovely, creepy works of art from California artists. It was a much needed, fun filled & inspiring morning of ohhhhing and awwwwing!! I'll post some pics from their website..
My Favorite!!!
One of a Kind Amazing Hand Painted, Hand Made Pumpkin Heads with these Wonderful Glass Eyes, Just Gorgeous!
& What a great family display!!
I've found my new home!!!
Seriously? Can it get any Cooler??!! They have gorgeous flowers, home décor and wonderful
fresh pumpkins in all shapes, colors and sizes, definitely worth the drive!
Denise wanted me to leave this table in it's original wood finish with delicate inlay
 but there's something about this distressed color that I just love
Altar Box with Vintage Spanish Sleepy Eye Doll
on our Etsy shop

Altar Box with Vintage European Doll
on our Etsy shop
In making these I got to combine my love for dolls, altars and mixed media.
It's a cigar box with a Vintage European Doll with Vintage Sheet Music, Spools, Clock parts and a key.
We've added the crown(of course) and Milagros belt.
Very Old Italian Wooden Altar Box with the most Lovely Girl inside...
Beautiful details and features- one of my favorites!
Currently in our Etsy shop
(our first Etsy sale)
Yes, it's yet another Birdcage...with a santos head...and a crown - mixing it up a bit with the gray though!
I wish others shared my mom's passion for these so then we wouldn't have so many in our booth
Many Thanks & Smiles- Denise & Ashley

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