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Friday, December 10, 2010

Vintage folkart and Centerpiece done!

I can't stop looking at it! I have to admit, I am really tickled how this turned out. My first folkart in a long time. I just love this sort of 30's vintage look snowman. I can't afford to spend money on other people's work, so I thought I had better come up with my own folkart. I am naming him 'Christmas Cheer.'  He was so much fun to make, and I used vintage sheet music from an antique shop I visited a couple of weeks ago. His Christmas wish card that he holds is vintage also, and the ball on the top of his hat is a mercury glass ball. His middle is a plastic pumpkin that was $1.00, crepe paper, styrofoam ball papermached and then painted. A sprinkling of mica flakes complete his vintage look. The card on the small easel, comes from a vintage Christmas card put on cardstock and coarse glass glitter added.

A candy dish full of vintage ornaments sits behind him. I got the mercury glass candlestick this summer from the Summer vintage swap that I was involved with. The reindeer was also something I received from a swap.
I made this other little gem from an old Christmas card. ( I bought a huge lot of vintage card pieces off of Etsy) The round medallion is antique wrapping paper. I am crazy for all this vintage centerpiece below! Sometimes I just walk by in my dining room and stare at it for a while.
Now I just need about 48 hours each day to craft and make all the things I got swirling around in my head. I did not make this little house, but have in mind to try to make some of these too. (maybe not this year!)
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Marie Lost Bird Studio said...

Hi Michele,
your snowman is just adorable and
Christmas cheer is the perfect name for him.
Have a wonderful weekend and thanks for stopping by.

Debbie-Dabble Blog and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Your snow man is just the cutest darn thing!! Great job!! Can you teach me???

Debbie @ A Debbie -Dabble Christmas

JoAnne said...

Michele!!!!! I ADORE your snowman! I'm with Debbie-would you consider sharing a tutorial?

PeggyR said...

OMG that is a great piece you did!


Lovely vignette. I want to make some of the glitter houses too, hopefully after Christmas. Let me know when you make yours.
~ Julie

Little Messy Missy said...

Very beautiful, you do an awesome job!

Kai said...

That couldn't be any more wonderful if it really were an antique! You are so creative!!!! And the lil' snowman looks very happy to have been creative! I just LOVE him AND the entire scene!


Way to GO!!! He is darling!
Deb :)

Martica Designs said...

Everything is Beautiful.

kluless said...

This is so clever and I love the glittery card. Glitter, my new obsession!

Angela said...

Your artwork is really good!! Everything looks so pretty!

Signs and Salvage said...

OMGoodness!!! He is GORGEOUS!!!! You are on a roll my friend!! I wish we could get together and create!! You are an inspiration!!!

Have a great Monday!!

Lots of Love,


Debra@CommonGround said...

What a great creation! You did a wonderful job, love that plate. My mom had a set of these in the 60's!
Thanks for linking up with VIF!

Angela said...

Hi! I'm blog hopping looking around at the matchboxes from our swap. I love your cheery folk art! I also have been dabbling in paper mache (my first time) and made some cute snowman heads but I had a hard time with the crepe paper collar so I used ribbon instead. Merry Christmas!

Heidi said...

Hi Michele, Thanks for commenting and becoming a follower of my blog. I enjoy yours temendously and reading your profile I discovered that you are in the Nevada desert. My husband and I are seriously thinking about retiring to the Las Vegas area. We love the desert and cannot wait for April to go back out there.
Wish you a wonderful Holiday!

robin dudley-howes said...

As well you should be proud of this gorgeous piece! Thanks for stopping by my little nest. Yes I see we have lots in common and any woman who has 8 children is a SUPER woman! You are very talented. keep in touch.

gabrielle messina said...

Wow, wow, wow! Stunning snowman!! Just beautiful work! Merry Christmas to you!!

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