7.29.2010

Altered Art & Pink Saturday

the French Cupboard is having a party today....yay!  With going green more important than ever to help our beautiful world,  upcycling and recyling is a way of life with crafters.  We like to take something old and maybe marbleize it, enamel it, alter it, add to it, take away from it, repurpose it, stamp it, collage it......well you get the point.  The French Cupboard's "Altered Art" party is today and I thought it would be so much fun to join in.  'Cause, heaven knows,  I sure do my part to keep this planet clean by bringing home some other soul's  junk to keep it out of the landfills. :)    Who doesn't want to wear a special party hat on any given day?  Birthday girls, , anniversary girls,  bachelorettte girls, or just plain because 'I'm special' girls, do it in style with a gorgeous party hat like this one.  Created from some beautiful vintage botanical prints I found.  They were in pretty bad shape.....too bad to frame and display so voila!.... a party hat for the rose loving garden girl.  The old pink rose litho print had turned that beautiful old vanilla color that only time can give.  I also used ...sniff...sniff....the last of my vintage pink crepe paper.  Vintage worn gold and green braid and vintage gimp from the old Santas I used to make in the 80's,  was repurposed into the embellishment for this piece.  Salvaged paper roses and leaves from a beat up old hat and lastly, beautiful creamy pearls from an old broken necklace finish off this grand piece.  Surely fit for a Princess!  







Still altering and repurposing by going from the beautiful and the sublime to the dark and spooky.  Yes, folks, it's hot outside, but it's almost August and before you know it Autumn will be here with it's crisp cool days,  oranges and blacks and spiders and Halloween.   Using a very worn out old book, I have made a fun display piece for a fabulous and fun Fall vignette.  Having a Halloween party? ........  perfect on the refreshment table or entry way table or carry with you to your neighbor's party.   The old book has been glued shut and the page edges painted a worn gold.  Dyed black muslin, frazzled and ragged and stiffened, covers the book.   This old book is a witch's book for you see it contains her spells and mystical brews.  Her rusty old key hangs from the black netting as well as her old black watch piece.  It's very important for an old witch to know when it's the bewitching hour of midnight!







Thank you for visiting me at the party today.  Just click here for a list of all those participating.  I can't wait to see all the fun altered art.  And I am also linking up with our Beverly of 'How Sweet the Sound'.  Surely not the black witch's book but the beautiful  pink rose party hat deserves a spot at Pink Saturday.  You can click here for a look see at so much pink you will think you have landed in cotton candy.    xoxo    Both the Spells Book and the Rose Party Hat are in The Vintage Nest shop and can be found here and here.  Just thought you'd want to know.  :)  Be back in a few days. :)   xoxoxo

37 comments :

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Lynn, that party hat is absolutely adorable! I can see your little grand in that, having a grand time!

I'm skeeeeeeeeered of Halloween and am a bit of a Howl-o-weenie. ;-)

XO,

Sheila :-)

BonjourRomance said...

Bonjour Lynn,
What a great rose party hat and book. The pearls add just the right touch. Halloween? Time fllies!
I received your package today - thank you so much. You have inspired me to try!
a bientôt,
Mimi

Gypsy Fish said...

You've created the perfect party hat for such a great party! Love you spell book...."you know there's a little witch in every woman"
hugs
Beth

Rachel said...

I love the party hat! But I am IN LOVE WITH the Spell book! Halloween is my favorite and I just altered a bunch of vintage books!
Thanks for sharing!
Rachel

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Good Morning Lynn Sweetie...
What a beautiful share today. You are so creative. I love to see what you are sharing each day. This is the perfect party hat. Love it.

I have posted my blanket today. Be sure and pop in. My pink sheets did not arrive, so I didn't do a complete, but it sure does smell of roses.

Have a gorgeous Pink Saturday sweetie.

Country hugs and much love, Sherry

Margaret Cloud said...

You certainly know how to alter and your recycling projects are always a delight. I liked the hat, but the Spell Book caught my eye and when you said glued shut my mind conjured up all kinds of spells within the pages, the key is a very nice touch. I am always amazed when I come to see what you have created. Your music is so relaxing. Have a nice weekend.

agypsyangel said...

I love the party hat but that spells book just screams vintage, I love that. I am new to blogging and to paper crafting. Please come by and visit me sometime. Have a wonderful friday :) Kim

Diana Cohen said...

Thanks for coming by my place Lynn. I love your blog!!

Melissa said...

The spell book totally makes me smile!!

Tobi Britton*pinkpixieforest.blogspot.com said...

Hello Miss Lynn!
The pixies adore that sweet rose blanket our Miss Sherry snatched up form you! Do you happen to have another???
Love the party hat and spell book!
Happy Pink Saturday to you!
Sparkly Hugs,
Tobi and the Pixies!

Theresa said...

I love your idea of using an old picture for the hat! Altered art is one of the best ways we can save the planet! Keep things out of landfills and beautify the earth at the same time! The spell book is awesome too! Thanks for stopping by today! Theresa

Lilly Briar said...

Thank you so much for commenting on my piece. I know it's not as sophisticated and elegant as many of the other partiers' pieces (like your lovely party hat), but I suppose my style is a little different, and I am certainly still amateur.

I love your pieces! I particularly love the spell book because I love anything to do with magic, and now is certainly the time when I start to get excited about Halloween and begin the magical crafts early!
Your party hat also inspires me to make a similar hat of a different style in the future, so shame on you for that! I already have so many craft ideas and I don't need any more!

Just kidding ... well, not about being inspired because it is a great idea.

Love, Lilly

eileeninmd said...

Beautiful party hat and what a great idea. Happy PINK Satuday and have a great weekend!

Marydon said...

G'morn, Lynn ~ Love that darling party hat creation!

Have a lovely PINK summer's weekend ~
TTFN ~ Hugs, Marydon

dana said...

Love that hat and that book of spells, too!! You HAVE been a busy artist!! Thanks for the birthday wishes....and sharing a cuppy cake with me!! Hope you're having a great Pink Saturday!! LOVE, Dana

Kathleen Ellis said...

Hi Lynn!
What a beautiful party hat...fit for a queen!
Have a beautiful weekend!
;-D Kathleen

GWENDOLYN said...

This is my first visit here and I just love your blog. Love how you recycle things into works of art.
Blessings~
Gwen

Cheryl~ZanyMayd said...

How Sweet ~ Love the Hats & the Spells Book is so cool.... Thanks for Sharing

CailinMarie said...

LOVE THESE!
I think that party hat is a FABULOUS idea and I'm going to borrow it1 And that spell book is the best! I wonder if the teachers at school would enjoy that? Really great ideas. Thanks!!!
CailinMarie
http://cailinyates.blogspot.com

fiberdoodles said...

So pretty! Happy Pink Saturday!

My Crafty Little Page said...

I love the party hat - it's fabulous! Cute stuff here! :) Nancy

L Shaped Desk said...

Superb i love you blog very nice post.

NanE said...

Happy Pink Saturday Lynn! Your Pink party hat is wonderful. Thanks for the link to the party, I will check it out. Have a great weekend, Nan

kecia said...

beautiful party hat! i'm sorry all your pink vintage crepe paper is gone! i wish i had some to share with you. i hate when i run out of something vintage that i just love. love your blog music!

have a good one,

kecia
(oh and thank you for the blog comment about my charlotte doll necklaces)

Kat said...

Hi Lynn. Thanks so much for stopping by my blog. Yes, I do make macaroons. What kind of recipe would you like? Tell me which one you are using and maybe I can see what the problem is if you are having a problem. Just email me. Thanks and enjoy the rest of your weekend. Kat

French Cupboard said...

Oh the landfill items we have saved! We were green long before green was "the new black" =)

I'm in l-o-v-e with your spell book but we don't do Halloween so maybe you could do one for me that's a "Blessings" book ;)

You're so talented. I'm constantly amazed at you and how you come up with things we all love to look at! Thank you for sharing your altered creations with us.

Blessings... Polly

Sarah said...

Your pink rose party hat is dear. Happy Pink Saturday! ~ Sarah

Marina Capano said...

Fantastic! Just beautiful party!

Happy pink saturday!

xoxo

Regina said...

How gorgeous!
Happy Pink Saturday Lynn.
xo
" Regina "

Trotter said...

Hi Lynn! Lovely!! But there is no need to be calling for winter out of time... ;))

There is a weird post at Blogtrotter Two... Enjoy and have a great Sunday and a gorgeous week ahead!

Alaina said...

Lynn, thank you so much for you comment. Now are the place cards going into the wedding or witches journal. I love your ideas too. As for the place cards I used cards from a game my kids did not use, the only thing I had to buy was the chalkboard paint and I picked that up cheap at walmart. I will give you another idea, I also used those refridgerator magnets that are flat, just paint on side with the paint. Good luck with all of your ideas.

The Wired Angel said...

That's a darling project, Lynn. Thanks for sharing your creativity. A belated Happy Pink Saturday to you! Peggy x

Annesphamily said...

This is a dreamy pink Saturday post! I love it and I am so glad I made it over today. Anne

MyThoughtsMyVoice said...

Hello Lynn,

Yes, yes, yes definitely fit for a princess . . . . fairy princess!

Hhhmmmm it is here were I saw party hats in a shelf/table during the time where you showed your studio, yes?

Belated Happy PS! :-)

love the "spells" book by the way. The key and clock areperfect accessories.

Mizpah,
Li

The Muse said...

I love the old book. Surely, the attendees will have a great party. I hope to have one soon!

Blessings,
The Muse

Trotter said...

Hi Lynn!
After an odd post, Blogtrotter Two has a bit of Catalonia in Sardinia... ;)
Take pleasure in it and have a stunning week ahead!

Lori said...

fabulous party hat! Lori

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