Friday, August 14, 2015

Pretty Projects

"To see the Summer Sky
Is Poetry, though never in a book it lie--
True poems flee--"
          ~Emily Dickinson

    I have been busy the last few days doing summer things. A day trip to the lake, picnics in the park, BBQs, and get togethers. August disappears so fast unless you fill it to the brim! I have a couple of projects that I recently finished that I thought I would share today. I love vintage candelabras with their drippy crystals and curvy arms. I think they are the height of romance and glamour. They are harder to find these days! I came across a small one a week ago and decided to transform it. It was small and gold so I pulled it apart and replaced some of the pieces with others that my Mum and I have collected (we both always have little spare pieces, crystals, and bits lying around). With some paint and a prodigious amount of crystals it hardly looks like the same candelabra! I am very happy with it. 
   I made my sister a Fairy Ball Gown for her birthday and she bought the prettiest little shadow box for it. I added a few little flowers to decorate the edges and have photographed the finished result. I love the little dress in the 'frame'. I may have to do something like this for myself!
   My last project is a little vintage wall hook that I found at a recent sale. I have been looking for one for awhile. I added some touches of gold and filled it with some creations of mine, vintage pearls, and lace. I had one of these once before (which I'm sure you've seen here or on pinterest - search Jennelise Wall Hook and you'll find it :) but for some reason I parted with it. I am happy to have another! I hope you enjoy my little 'projects' and are having a wonderful August! 




  1. You make the most beautiful things! LOVE your artistic eye and talents!

    Have a wonderful weekend.

  2. So charming! The diorama if exquisite, what a lovely art form. And, I love what you did with the candle stick, you completely changed it and much for the better.

  3. All of your projects turned out soooo lovely.....


  4. How delightful and pretty!! Love everything