Tuesday, 20 April 2010

Altered Bottles and Collages for my White Collection

Remember the bottles I found in my local charity shop, I spent a couple of great days making them pretty. This could become addictive!













I really enjoyed fiddling about trying out all the bits and pieces. In the picture on the left I have used old vinegar bottles with lovely stoppers They are covered in a mixture of Italian corded lace and some vintage lace scraps. I raided my mums old jewellery box for the trinkets.
I have also used the same lace to make make these hearts.



This one I bought at a floristry suppliers and has been sitting around waiting for me to find the right thing to do with it.







I'm pleased with the result.








These were wooden Christmas decorations, I painted them with a creamy white paint then made them as pretty as I could, Do you think I should add more?

Finally I made these three small collages using photos from my family collection, guess who is smiling!




















Hope you like my bits and pieces, I'm off now to buy some silk to embroider on as I spent the weekend at a workshop on Indian embroidery with Surjeet Husain, a truly insiprational teacher, but more of that on my next post!
Happy WW to you all!





















12 comments:

Hickorygirl said...

My Sweet Rose, this is the first time I have seen your blog and I think it is beautiful. I am particularly fond of the lace hearts you created. Thank you for sharing.

Karen Valentine said...

Hi Angela!!! Oh my, your creations are just beautiful!!! I wanted to let you know the terrarium project came from LAST months issue. You probably won't find it now! Have a great week sweetie!
Karen
My Desert Cottage
Valentine Design

Julia - "Vintage with Laces" said...

Hi Angela, Thank you so much for stopping by my blog, so that I could find yours! You obviously love laces as much as I do and you have altered those bottles beautifully! The hearts and your collages are very pretty as well.
Have a wonderful day!
Hugs,
Julia

awal.ny said...

Very creative, I love the old pictures.

littlethings1 said...

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog ! I am now following yours ! Anything in lovely creams and white is my favorite! Your creations are lovely. Your getaway looks like it would of been a lot of fun , beautiful !
Eunice
The Little Things

Tallulah's Antique Closet said...

Hi Angela, Great post today. I luv the heart. That is so pretty. You done some great work on all the items you have shown. Have a good day...Julian

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

What beautiful bottles and luv those frames! Happy WW!

Blessings,
Linda

Come by and check out my GIVEAWAY!

Faded Charm said...

Your bottles all turned out amazing. I'm always shocked at the wonderful ways everyone decorates the bottles. You are very talented with all your creations.

Hope you enjoy your day!

Kathleen

Theresa @ 612Riverside said...

I love your bottles! You have put so much detail into them, they are beautiful! Happy WW, Theresa

Santa's Gift Shoppe and Ideas said...

Hi..I’m Barb from White Wed.. I love your things..Their beautiful & you do such a wonderful job..Your very talented. I went to White wed. but don't know exactly what she wants us to put up. Just anything white???
By the way I am your newest follower. I hope you will get a chance to visit my blog @ santasgiftshoppe.blogspot.com
& get inspired by something for your family/home. I hope you will follow me as well.

Mary Beth @ Live. Laugh. Make Something said...

beautiful projects! perfect as is!

Chani said...

Hi Angela, you make such beautiful things, so romantic! The bottles, the collages... love every detail!