Sunday, March 21, 2021

Some Bunny's Dreaming

Mosaic bunny and flowers by Jeanne Selep
Mosaic "Some Bunny's Dreaming" Detail

My "Some Bunny's Dreaming" mosaic stepping stone was created in 2020 because a favorite 3D ceramic bunny broke and I wanted to try to reuse the pieces.  I ended up using sections of the ceramic bunny to make the rabbit in a circular stepping stone.   

Mosaic circle stepping stone Bunny dreaming flowers
Mosaic Bunny Stepping Stone - "Some bunny's Dreaming"


I wanted the rabbit/bunny to appear to be whimsically dreaming of a Klimt-like field of flowers, and I had several plates in particular that I wanted to use.


Mosaic bunny dreaming of flowers stepping stone
Mosaic Bunny Dreaming of Flowers detail


One of the plates I really wanted to use had the Lilies of the Valley on it, which became the grass the rabbit sits on.  The other plate had the blue-purple flowers immediately above the rabbit's head, with a very spring-like green foliage and hand-painted with gold.  This plate had an Art Deco feel to it.  


Mosaic Flowers Field by Jeanne Selep
Mosaic here Flower Field Detail

I also wanted to use hand-painted pink and yellow flowers from some orphaned teacup saucers, and I used various violet patterned china to fill in the rest of the flowers.


Mosaic bunny by Jeanne Selep
Mosaic Bunny Dreaming Detail


Arranging the landscape line in a circle was harder than I thought.  As I put the "grass" in the foreground, it was too low at first, and putting the grass behind the bunny caused the arrangement to became less whimsical and more like a landscape.  


Mosaic bowling ball
Mosaic Bunny in Bright Sun.


Different lighting, (for example bright sun) makes the mosaic texture stand out more.  Because the stepping stone has three dimensional parts, I placed it in a spot where (hopefully) it won't get stepped on.


Mosaic bunny dreaming flowers stepping stone
Mosaic Stepping Stone


Have a Blessed and Happy Easter!

This Bunny is dreaming of
Easter Candy
and Spring Flowers...




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Mosaic bunny dreaming flowers stepping stone



Thursday, March 11, 2021

St. Patrick's Day Hutch

 

St Patricks Day china cabinet hutch
St. Patrick's Day Hutch Arrangement

Happy St. Patrick's Day!  I don't remember ever arranging my Hutch for St. Patrick's Day, but this year I decided to try, and here is the result.  Apparently (but also not exactly surprisingly) I do have enough green dishes to make it work.


Green Glass Depression glassware
Green Depression Glassware

I started with some green depression glassware that I consider ubiquitous.   They seem to be in nearly every antique store, older estate sale, and are often in resale shops too.  I love the deep green glow the glassware has.

Patterned Majolica Plate and Egg and Bluebirds
Patterned Majolica Plate, Irish Dresden Egg, and Bluebirds

I have stories about many of the dishes I've found - stories I remember as I am assembling the hutch.  For example, five of the green Majolica plates were souvenirs from France -  found in a tiny resale shop stumbled upon while waiting for a train back to Paris somewhere in a small town somewhat near a French (palace) "Chateau".  The dishes bring a flood of memories.


Green Majolica from France
Majolica from France

The shell plates below remind me of the retiring antique dealer (over 80 years old) who gave me an incredible deal on some plates I had admired for years. 


Limoge Handpainted Shell plates
  French Limoge Hand-painted Shell plates

Will he return to the antique show after this pandemic?  Perhaps I'll never see him again, but these dishes will remind me of him - and also his wife who was no longer able to attend the antique shows in the last couple of years. 



Limoge Handpainted Shell plates
  French Limoge Hand-painted Shell plate

Occasionally I have a "where in the heck did I get this" moment as I find something I forgot I owned.  ($5 bag sales are a fun end of an estate sale tool in Wisconsin - Other thrifters - do they have them in your part of the world?)


Antique green coinspot tumbler
Tumbler Love

I also included my green tumblers.  I don't know why I like tumblers so much, but I do!

hutch St Patricks Day china cabinet
Meissen plate from Germany

I found the Meissen plate above at an estate sale in 2020.  (I wore my mask.)  I didn't own any Meissen plates, so I bought it as a sort of retail therapy.  It gets the center position, even though I recognize it's kind of over the top. 


St Patricks china hutch in Welsh Dresser cabinet
Saint Patrick's Day Hutch Detail

I've been enjoying the St. Patrick's day decor I've noticed on many blogs.  I hope you enjoy my contribution. 


Happy Saint Patrick's Day!


hutch St Patricks Day china cabinet
St. Patrick's Day Hutch



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