Saturday, February 8, 2020

Framed Heart

Do you have favorite shapes? I do.  And one of my favorite shapes is the heart shape, making Valentine's day one of my favorite holidays. Today I want to share a heart shaped project I made.

Silver and Gold Heart Project by Jeanne Selep
Silver and Gold Heart Project in vintage frame

This gold vintage frame called out to my heart - it needed something small, dimensional, and fancy to showcase.  I created the heart inside simply because I loved this old style frame with domed glass.

Silver and GOld Heart by Jeanne Selep
Red Button Repurposed Love Sign

To make the heart, I glued silver and gold colored metal hearts to create the larger heart shape.  I used vintage clip earrings with rhinestones, metal heart pins, metal buttons, and even a locket.

Happy Valentines Day! 



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I am linking up to these parties:

Ohmyheartsiegirl: Friday Feature Party 202 (s Entry 98 of 110.)    I was featured!
Funkyjunkinteriors: DIY salvaged projects-513 (L Entry 18 of 22.) 
   I was featured!
Our mini family: Our mini party 264 (s Entry x of 61x.)
Creative Mom: Craft Schooling Sunday (s Entry 4x of 23x.)


Across the Blvd: Create Bake Make 321 Sat 5pm (m Entry 21 of 106.)
Pams Party: Dare to share 404 (m Entry 43 of 75.)

Finding Silver pennies: Silver Pennies 345 Sun 6a (m Entry 13 of 99.)
Life and Linda: Love Your Creativity 31 Sun 2p (l Entry 14 of 124.)
Create with Joy: Inspire me Mon 421 Sun 7p (m Entry 47)
Good Random Fun: Good Random Fun Mon 4a (m Entry 20)
BNOTP: Metamorphis Monday 567 6a (m Entry 6x)

Maria Elena: Tue at Our Home 346 Mon 9a? (Entry 17)
Uncommon Slice: Inspire Me Mon 2-4p (m Entry 3)
* Stroll Life: Inspire Me Mon 527 3p (L Entry 1)
Zucchini sisters: Celebrate your story 218 Mon 8p (Entry 15) 

3littlebuttons: Bloggers Dreamteam 191 (Entry 18) 
The Painted Hinge: Farmhouse Friday (L Entry 11 of 82.)
My glittery heart: Hello Monday (Entry 55)
My world Thru My Lens: My Corner Wed (Entry )
Thistlekeylane: Valentines Day Link Party Sat (Entry 11)
Apriljharris: Hearth-and-soul party Mon (Entry 67) 
Across the Blvd: Beautifully Made 99 Tue 7a (Entry 18 of 62.)
Lets Add Sprinkles: Keep in Touch Tue 99 4p (Entry 17)
Interior frugalista: Talk of the Town Tu 203 6p (Entry 1)
Also My Repurposed Life: Talk of the Town 211 (Entry 1 of 18)
Stonecottageadventures: Tuesday with a twist 355 (Entry 22)
Gingersnap crafts:Wow me Tue 7p (Entry 6x)
Girlish Whims: Whims 446 Tues 8:50p (Entry 1)
Thistlekeylane: Tuesday Turn About 28 (Entry 11)
Also My Wee Abode: Tuesday Turn About 28 (Entry 11)
My Random: Anything Goes 224 (Entry 40)
Lindas lunacy: Making-a-home 151 Tue 141 (Entry 39)
LeCultivateur: Wonderful Wed (Entry 29)
Applestreetcottage: Party-in-your-pjs 295 (Entry 14)
Delightsome Life: Home and Garden 35 Wed 5p (Entry x)
French Ethereal: Share Your Style 243 Wed 6p (Entry 1)

Pieced Pastimes.gr: Saturday Sparks 362 Th 8a (L Entry 62)
Eclectic Red Barn: Thurs Favorite Things Th 7a (Entry 25)
Also KatherinesCorner: Th 7a (Entry 25)
Also Follow the yellow brick: Th 7a (Entry 25)

FromGardners: Handmade Hangout 270 Th 5p (m Entry 4)
Kathleen: Bloggers Pit Stop 208 Th 8p (L Entry 80)
Coastal Bohemian: Funtastic Thur 267 8p (i Entry 71)
The Painted Hinge: Farmhouse Friday 141 (L Entry 14)
Petals pies+other: Handmade Weekly 28 Fri (s Entry 40)
Firemanswife: Fri at the fire station 153 (m Entry 40)
Cottagemarket: A morning cup of joe 18 8 (L Entry 61)
Shabby art boutique: Create-bake-grow 406 (L Entry x)
Our mini family: Our mini party 264 (s Entry x)

Across the Blvd: Create Bake Make 313 Sat 5pm (m Entry )
Twochicksandamom: Snickerdoodle Create Sat (Entry 12)
2 Dishingdivas: Creatively crafty 210 (Entry 75)

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Thursday, January 30, 2020

Valentine Love Vignette

I love the colors of Valentines day, where one can joyfully decorate with both pink and red.   During February I can add accents of these colors that don't typically exist in my decorating scheme. 

Valentine Love Vignette by Jeanne Selep
Valentine Love Vignette

Today I want to share this small Valentine Love vignette consisting of a shelf with vintage glass and a Love sign. 
 Red Button Love Sign by Jeanne Selep

Red Button Repurposed Love Sign
I created the Button Love sign from a rummage sale find.  The sign had some phrase on the border (under the buttons), about grandparents, I think.  
Red Button repurposed Love Sign by Jeanne Selep
Red Button Repurposed Love Sign

The sentiment didn't apply to me, but covered with buttons, the sign becomes a colorful multi-seasonal, multi-use sign.  I put my button Love sign out for both Christmas and Valentines Day.

Another thing I
 is Glass.


Vintage Cranberry Valentine Glass
Vintage Glass in Valentine Colors
I arranged some small pink, cranberry, red and white glass from my growing collection with some candlesticks.  (I can't resist vintage glassware when I see it at a great price.)

 


Spread the
Love on

Valentines Day! 


OK, the cutesy playing with letters is silly, 
but it's like many valentines.  
Silly yet Fun.
  I hope you enjoy Valentine's Day, 
this is my Valentine to you.


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Spring Needlework
Prague Wreath
































I am linking up to these parties:

Pieced Pastimes.gr: Saturday Sparks 360 Th 8a (L Entry 30 of 121.)
FromGardners: Handmade Hangout 268 Th 5p (m Entry 2 of 57.)
Kathleen: Bloggers Pit Stop 206 Th 8p (L Entry 4 of 93.)
Coastal Bohemian: Funtastic Fri Th 8p (i Entry 3 of 91.)
The Painted Hinge: Farmhouse Fri 139 (L Entry 25 of 35.)
Petals pies+otherwise: Handmade Weekly 34 Fri (s Entry 6 of 86.)
Firemanswife: Fri at the fire station 151 (m Entry 21 of 46.)
Ohmyheartsiegirl: Friday Feature Party 201 (s Entry 62 of 134.)
Cottagemarket: A morning cup of joe 16 (L Entry 29 of 72.)
Shabby art boutique: Create-bake-grow 404 (L Entry x of 88x.) 

Funkyjunkinteriors: DIY salvaged projects-512 (L Entry 12 of 16.) 
Our mini family: Our mini party 263 (s Entry x of 55x.)
Creative Mom: Craft Schooling Sunday (s Entry 4x of 18x.)    I was featured!
Across the Blvd: Create Bake Make 320 Sat 5pm (m Entry 22 of 139.)
Pams Party: Dare to share 392 Sat 5p (m Entry 7 of 58.)

Finding Silver pennies: Silver Pennies Sun 344 6a (m Entry 40 of 91.)
Life and Linda: Love your Creativity 30 Sun 3p (l Entry 16 of 108.)    I was featured!
Create with Joy: Inspire me Mon 420 (m Entry 22 of 185.)    I was featured!
Good Random Fun: Good Random Fun Mon 4a (m Entry 15 of 44.) 

Apriljharris: Hearth-and-soul party (Entry 5 of 137.)
BNOTP: Metamorphis Monday 566 6a (Entry 14x of 66x.)
Uncommon Slice: Inspire Me Mon 2-4p (Entry 30 of 80.)
* Stroll Life: Inspire Me Mon 534 3p (Entry 1 of 102.)
Maria Elena: Tue at Our Home 336 Mon 12p? (Entry 10 of 78.)

Across the Blvd: Beautifully Made Tue 7a (Entry 4 of 76.)

Lets Add Sprinkles: Keep in Touch Tue 99 4p (Entry 27)
Interior frugalista: Talk of the Town Tu 210 6p (Entry 70 of 84.)
Also My Repurposed Life: Talk of the Town (Entry 70 of 84.)
Stonecottageadventures: Tue with a twist 354 (Entry 32 of 47.)
Gingersnap crafts:Wow me Tue 440 7p (Entry x of 109x.)
Girlish Whims: Whims Tues 445 8:50p (Entry 58 of 79.)
Thistlekeylane: Tuesday Turn About 34 (Entry 50 of 138.)
Also My Wee Abode: Tuesday Turn About 28 (Entry 50 of 138.)
My Random: Anything Goes 223 (Entry 34 of 39.)
Lindas lunacy: Making-a-home Tue 150 (Entry 10 of 43.)
LeCultivateur: Wonderful Wed (Entry 14 of 121r)
Applestreetcottage: Party-in-your-PJs 294 (Entry 101 of 105.)
Delightsome Life: Home and Garden Wed 5p (Entry x of 41x.)
French Ethereal: Share Your Style 242 Wed 6p (Entry 27 of 44.)

Faeries and fauna: Waste not Wed 188 (L Entry x of 111x.)
Imparting grace: Grace at home 359 (Entry skip)
Eclectic Red Barn: Thurs Favorite Things Th 7a (Entry 149 of 208)
Also KatherinesCorner: Thur (Entry 149 of 208)
Also Follow the yellow brick: Thur (Entry
149 of 208)

Calypsointhecountry: Best of Month Fri 7a (Entry 109)

2dishingdivas: Creatively Crafty Th 209 (Entry 73 of 85)
Artsy Mama: Artsy Party 277 Thur (Entry 83)



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Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Mosaic Birds

Picassiette Mosaic Birds by Jeanne Selep
Teal Picassiette Mosaic birds
I wanted to share this pair of mosaic birds I created using vintage china from various resale venues. Mosaics created from broken china is called picassiette (also pique assiette), and it's my favorite kind of mosaic.  It's a great way to use chipped, damaged or broken china.

Picassiette Mosaic Bird by Jeanne Selep
Left facing Mosaic Bird
The single teal plate that became the tail feathers inspired the color palette.  I cut the bird shapes out of 1/4 inch thick wood on a jigsaw, glued down the china pieces with clear silicon, and finished the birds by grouting between the china.

Pique assiette Mosaic Bird by Jeanne Selep
Right facing Mosaic Bird

I don't know which of the birds is the girl and which one is the boy, but these two are definitely love birds, and I am hoping to figure out a baby bird shape so they can have babies someday.

Detail of Mosaic birds by Jeanne Selep
Mosaic birds posing for a close up
Here the two are having their close up.  

The birds are actually quite small, about 3 inches high by 5 inches tip of the beak to tip of the tail.

Small Mosaic bird and Window
Mosaic birds on Display

At the moment I display them on a window ledge near a small reproduction Tiffany Window that came from the Metropolitan Museum of Art, where the real much larger window hangs. The large Tiffany window (the real one) is currently my favorite stained glass window in the world, in case anyone has a spare one...
 (btw, notice the authentic shabby chic (?) of the window and window handle...)

Mosaic bird pair by Jeanne Selep
Name the birds!  Leave suggestions in the comments

I haven't named the birds yet, so if anyone has suggestions, please leave your ideas in the comments.



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I am linking up to these parties:
Applestreetcottage: Party-in-your-PJs 2    I was featured here!
Pieced Pastimes.gr: Saturday Sparks 359  I was featured here!
Faeries and fauna: Waste not Wed 188    I was featured here!

Creative Mom: Craft Schooling Sunday    I was featured here!
Shabby art: Create-bk-grow-gather 403   I was featured here!
Kathleen: Bloggers Pit Stop 205               I was featured here!
Funkyjunkinteriors: DIY salvaged proj     I was featured here!
 

Lets Add Sprinkles: Keep in Touch Tue 95 4p (Entry 16 of 39.)
Interior frugalista: Talk of the Town Tu 208 6p (Entry 41 of 84.)
Also My Repurposed Life: Talk of the Town (Entry 41 of 84.)
Stonecottageadventures: Tuesday with a twist 345 (Entry 42 of 49.)
Gingersnap crafts:Wow me Tue 438 7p (Entry 17x of 115x.)
Girlish Whims: Whims Tues 8:50p (Entry 9 of 90.)
Thistlekeylane: Tuesday Turn About 32 (Entry 64 of 117.)
Also My Wee Abode: Tuesday Turn About 28 (Entry 64
of 117.)
My Random: Anything Goes 221 (Entry 42 of 45.)
Lindas lunacy: Making-a-home Tue 148 (Entry 28 of 43.)
LeCultivateur: Wonderful Wed (Entry 44r of 171r.)
Applestreetcottage: Party-in-your-PJs 292 (Entry 31 of 100.)    I was featured!
Delightsome Life: Home and Garden Wed 32 5p (Entry 1x of 76x.)
French Ethereal: Share Your Style 240 Wed 6p (Entry 2 of 43.)
Imparting grace: Grace at home 363 (Entry 92 of 113.)
Kathleen: Bloggers Pit Stop 205 Th 8p (Entry 74 of 91.)    I was featured!
FromGardners2Bergers: Handmade Hangout 267 Thur 6p (Entry 13 of 60.)
Twochicksandamom:Funtastic Fri Dec 5 (Entry 71 of 120.)
Eclectic Red Barn: Thurs Favorite Things Th 7a (Entry 51 of 226.)
Also KatherinesCorner: Thur (Entry
51 of 226.)
Also Follow the yellow brick: Thur (Entry
51 of 226.)
Funkyjunkinteriors: DIY salvaged projects-511 (Entry 2 of 23.)   I was featured!
The Painted Hinge: Farmhouse Fri 4p 138 (Entry 11 of 35.)
Petals pies + otherwise: Handmade Weekly 33 Fri (Entry 20 of 88.)
Firemanswife: Fri at the fire station 150 (Entry 18 of 55.)
Ohmyheartsiegirl: Friday Feature Party 200 (Entry 92 of 134.)
Cottagemarket: A morning cup of joe 8 (L Entry 38 of 74)

Shabby art: Create-bk-grow-gather 403 Fri 10a (L Entry 51x of 69x.)   I was featured!
Pieced Pastimes.gr: Saturday Sparks 359 Fri 8a (L Entry 60 of 106.)    I was featured!
Our mini family: Our mini party 262 (Entry x of 72.)
Creative Mom: Craft Schooling Sunday (Entry x? of 19.)    I was featured!
Finding Silver pennies: Silver Pennies 343 Sun 6a (Entry 32 of 82.)

Life and Linda: Love your Creativity 29 Sun 3p (L Entry 98 of 111.)
Across the Blvd: Create Bake Make 97 Sat 5pm (Entry 67)
Pams Party: Dare to share 402 (Entry 39 of 49)

Create with Joy: Inspire me Mon 411 (Entry skip)
Good Random Fun: Good Random Fun Mon 4a (Entry 23)
BNOTP: Metamorphis Monday 574 6a (Entry x of 53)
Uncommon Slice: Inspire Me Mon 2-4p (Entry 13 of 84)
* Stroll Life: Inspire Me Mon 533 3p (Entry 11 of 84)
Maria Elena: Tue at Our Home 344 Mon 12p? (Entry 9 of 75)
 
Loulougirls: Mon fabulous-party-303 

My World: My Corner Wed 12a NZ (Entry 54)
Faeries and fauna: Waste not Wed 188 (Entry 36x of 107x.)   I was featured!
Calypsointhecountry: Best of Month Fri 7a (Entry 19)
2dishingdivas: Creatively Crafty Th 208 (Entry 102)
Artsy Mama: Artsy Party 277 Thur (Entry 77)
 
 
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