Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Vintage cake stand

Finally... I'm back! It feels like blog years ago since I last spoke to you but here I am... My parents are currently visiting me in Dubai which makes me a tour operator/entertainer/cook/driver for about 18 hours a day.

I did manage to find a some of time off to do a a little bit of crafting. A few months ago I bought these beautiful vintage plates on a flea market in Brussels. The project I had in mind was an old fashioned cake stand made out of plates and liqueur glasses. I found the glasses as well as 2 nice plates but hadn't found the perfect base plate yet.

Well last month I finally found the plate I was looking for. And the cake stand is finished. Amazing what you can make out of some old crockery and superglue!

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Tuesday treasure trove

I saw her and I fell in love... This afternoon I did some auction hopping with my parents in Brussels. We went from gallerie Moderne to Flaget but it wasn't until our last stop, gallerie Horta that I met my match.
I saw her, looked her in the eye and it was without a doubt love at first sight...

The oil painting is signed by Saint Germain and is from 1920's. It measures 35x27 cm and I think it's absolutely beautiful. The love the color palette and the detail of the eye make up.The price is estimated between 2000 and 2500 euro.

I know already exactly where I would hang this piece of art. If only I had the money to splurge on this beauty...

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Erickson Beamon

You might have heard of Detroit based design duo Erickson Beamon. These extremely talented accessory designers have created a very unique collection of costume jewellery, using swarovski and colorful stones.

Apparently their talent doesn't just stop there... They just came up with an amazing collection of 1920's inspired clothing line. 
Being a great fan of the decadent 1920's fashion I've completely fallen in love with their new line. 

Definitely some food for inspiration...

Friday, February 10, 2012

Pattern party

I've been a bit craft lazy lately, I have to admit... Mostly because I'm not home (I'm visiting my parents in Belgium) and I haven't really got my tools by hand. The freezing weather isn't really helping either. It's incredibly cold and -12 degrees Celsius makes me quite lazy. You'd think it would be fun to do some cozy crafting by the fireplace but quite frankly just getting in the car to get some supplies is just too hard of a job in this freezing weather...

I did leave the house though! Last Sunday I visited a secondhand book market. In case you don't know yet, I love secondhand. And books.
At first sight I didn't really find anything interesting. But then suddenly, at the bottom of a pile of craft books I found this:

This Dutch knitting book is from the 1920's and includes knitting, crocheting as well lace pattern. I have to say I actually can't do any of the above crafts but that didn't stop me from buying the book. I would definitely like to take up crocheting and would like to try out some of the patterns of the book.
The book is actually well explained, has clear pictures and I love the way the text is written.


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