Wednesday, May 5, 2010

New Blog, New Space for Sharing

I have just begun a new blog which is part of my website

It is taking some time to figure out the new blog and how it is all put together. (Many thanks to my husband who is my very own webmaster!)

I've got a headful of new ideas and am frantically working on a project that will be a part of my whole new look. I can't wait to share the details with everyone!


Wednesday, March 24, 2010

New Direction

After many years of designing jewelry, I've been searching for new inspiration. I have found my niche in vintage because it is my love. However after watching my vintage designs being re-produced in mass and sold practically at the dollar store prices, I have been considering new direction. I love to make all sorts of items, so the new items you see are again all of one-of-a-kind and cannot be reproduced.

I have an obsession with paper of all kinds. Tissue paper, wrapping paper, scrapbook paper, vintage paper and ephemera. Oh and an obsession with vintage buttons, laces and trims as well.

I have created several new items of which are now for sale in the Atelier.
Below I have featured two of them.

I have a fascination with maps! So with a map as an excuse, I have created a few vintage paper paste storage boxes. The first one is a long skinny European geography themed box. It would be perfect for storing anything from pencils to paint brushes to wayward receipts in an office.

The second box reminds me of travel luggage with its pretty antiqued brass look handle and hardware. This box follows a short story theme called "The Silver Mine" and it also has sheet music, poetry, dictionary pages, science info. It is topped with a beautiful Eastern Hemisphere map in beautiful pastels.

Here's to new beginnings, here's to Spring! Cheers!

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Black Friday Thru Cyber Monday Sale

Announcing my very own personal Black Friday thru Cyber Monday SALE! Actually it has started tonight, the 25th of November. Why not include Thanksgiving Eve and Thanksgiving Day while in the Holiday Shopping Spirit?!!!

FREE WORLD-WIDE SHIPPING on every item in my Etsy shop. No minimun purchase, no maximum purchase, no promo codes to mess with, just shop away and no shipping will be charged when you check out. Happy Holidays and Happy Shopping!

Friday, September 25, 2009

Re-Vamp and Embellish

In a time when everyone is talking re-using, re-thinking, and re-styling, whether it is for recycling purposes or due to the economic standstill, your wardrobe can receive a quick style punch with a chic little flower pin accessory. Wear your flower as a simple adornment for a fancy dress or for pumping up some style on a black t-shirt paired with jeans and heels.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

This, That and News

Autumn. A favorite season of mine. Chilly mornings sipping coffee, sitting in my porch swing, watching the world wake up to another day. I breathe in the fresh and re-newed morning air, filling my lungs, getting energy to wake up and begin another day.

The cool air energizes and brings new beginnings so it seems. I would like to share some random bits that are of interest to me. I am a huge Rachel Ashwell Shabby Chic fan! Her lovely company folded, but she is back! I knew she wouldn't be gone long. Her style and talent is too beautiful to hide and keep supressed. Check out her store locations and new book "Rachel Ashwell Shabby Chic Interiors".

In the way of new music to look forward to, I'm eagerly anticipating Norah Jones' new album titled, "The Fall". The release date is scheduled for November 17th, 2009. Check out the beautiful artwork and pre-order!

My big news ~ November Rose Atelier has recently had the opportunity to be a tiny part of Fashion Fights Poverty. FFP, located in Washington DC, creates microfinance opportunities for individuals and communities in developing countries by using fashion to fund these efforts. Friday, September 25th, 2009 marks FFP's 5th year to organize a fashion show / benefit. This benefit, according to the "Washington Post", is said to be, "one of the largest fashion fundraiser in Washington DC." I have sent twelve pieces of November Rose Atelier jewelry to FFP for the silent auction. They will find their way to new homes in the DC area, and at the same time be fulfilling a dual benefit of usefulness.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Something sweet to buzz about...

Several items from November Rose Atelier's online shop have been featured over at "the b-line". Buzz on over and take a peek at Amy's "Window Shopping"!

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Our house ~ Christmas in pictures...

The mantel.

Decorated with glass glitter effects (compliments of Wendy Addison), feather tree and dove, and lights tangled in fresh cut pine and holly branches.

Shelf vignette.

Beaded bottle brush trees and a glittered reindeer stop for a moment near a steam engine and an antique church photo which includes my great great grandparents.

The buffet.

Christmas home to my small Fontanini nativity collection and glass ornaments in candlesticks.

Table top.

The bird that faithfully gives up its warm nest in exchange for freedom.


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