Wednesday, March 7, 2012

The Olde Curiosity Shoppe

I  really  enjoy  painting  the  way  I  do,  but  I  get  bored  easily,  and  I  have  to  keep  changing  things  up  all  the  time.    And  Graphic 45  came  along  just  at  the  right  time  with  their  latest  papers--


......always  the  coolest  papers....

These  papers  became  my  muse.   They  prompted  me  to  get  out  my  own  Curiosity  Shoppe  treasures  that  I've  been  hoarding.

First  I  started  out  with  this  shadowbox  that  I  found  at  a  local  craft  store  a  couple  of  years  ago--


Even  though  it's  new,  it  has  that  shabby  look  that  I  wanted,  and  was  perfect  for  these  papers-


Then  it  was  time  to  look  at  all  of  my  little  treasures  that  I've  been  collecting.   I  mean,  this  is  the  reason  why  I  rescued  these  forgotten  bits  and  pieces  of  the  past.

Some  I  find  at  garage  sales  that  were  destined  for  the  trash,  and...

others  I've  found  at  flea  markets  that  would  have  been  put  back  in  a  big  box  of  other  neglected  and  forgotten  items  for  the  next  flea  market.

(how  cute  are  these 2!)


And  some  of  the  jewelry  pieces  were  new  (but  had  that  vintage  feel to  them),  thanks  to  Michaels  and  their  jewelry  department--although  I  found  them  on  clearance--another  great  deal!

So thanks  to  Graphic  45  for  being  my  muse  and  urging  me  to  get  all  of  my  little  gems  out of  hiding.   They  have  a past  and  a  story  to  tell.....and  now  they've  come  together  with  a  brand  new  one!






38 comments:

Mother of twenty daughters said...

wow, this looks awesome!

rachel awes said...

those papers are sooooo great...love the piggies!
+ i loooooove what you did
to that lil' display shelf!
darling! you are seriously
the princess of play. XOX

Martha Lever said...

It's so adorable!

Lisa D. said...

Love this box! I may have to make one myself.

Emelie said...

Diane, that is a great bos, shadow bos and your finds are remarkable, this must also make you excited for summer and the hunt. You do find the most great thigs and what makes them even better is your arrangement, just makes a person appreciate stuff in the drawer. I think about all the old fishing stuff I see at sales, people leave it there but I bet men would live it. I wonder how it fasten it down for permanentcie, (not a word)
Love thepapers also, I have a few and working with some now.

NatashaMay said...

I like what your muse is dooing. :) I would never think to rescue all these tid bits. The whole thing looks fantastic!

Rebeca Trevino said...

Outstanding! don't you love bringing all these bits and pieces together? and they look perfect together . . . like they were always meant to be together.

Sandi said...

What a perfect project!

Rita A. said...

LOVE IT. I love anything Dicksony and this is absolutely great.

Anesha said...

What a wonderful creation.

Becca said...

That's awesome Diane...love it!

Kathy said...

What a fun project and it turned out simply perfect!!!

Dorthe said...

Diane, it is GORGEOUS- lOVE IT and all you put inside-all so wonderful together, and the background paper is just fantastic.
Hugs to you,dear.
Dorthe

Holly Loves Art said...

So absolutely delightful! You have such talent! Just love how you put things together. I also love the pigs fly paper... so darn cute. Thanks for sharing!

Cameron said...

You really know how to turn those bits into treasure, for sure....and give them the most beautiful of roosts for displaying them!

Margo @ Legacy of a Single Girl said...

So So So So Fabulous!!!

Lisa Graham Art said...

There she goes again. You turned junk into a treasure. Awesome Diane.

Thank you for coming by today. It just makes me smile. : )

roc said...

oh..that turned out great! love it.

Buffy said...

Just Beautiful Diane!

Marilyn Rock said...

Absolutely brilliant, awesome, and beautiful!

Faerie Moon Creations said...

This is absolutely amazing, Diane! Those papers were just perfect for this project. Love, love, love. :)

sharon said...

This piece is STUNNING Diane! It is b far my favorite, I love the spools and all the vintage gooness here! You are Amazing!

Lesley Edmonds said...

Those papers are very you Diane! And have fitted perfectly in this gorgeous piece of treasure you have created.

Gloria said...

Diane, you are so darn creative. I wish I could be as creative. I love how your display shelf came out. I love it! Thanks for your nice comment on my PPF post. I've been gone and am home on and off and husband is getting tired of being alone, poor baby.:) I'm home right now till next Sunday and then gone again for a bit. Nice job on the shelf! Have a great weekend.

Deb Harvey said...

Great papers! I really love this shadow box, too! Those two cute little dolls are my very favorite! So pretty!

**CREATIVE CARMELINA** said...

Oh my WOW!
I love what you've done! This is such a charming creation....and you make me want to get out one of my shadow boxes and fill it with little treasures....really, it's the only way to display those little wonders so they look good, in my books anyways!

thanks for inspiring me!

ciao bella
creative carmelina

Lisa Lectura Creations said...

This is simply sweet Diane! I love all treats you added. Wonderful work! Have a lovely weekend! :)

wanda miller said...

WOW, so so cool..you are just simplly MAGICAL!!! XO

Heather said...

Diane this is soooooooo coooooll!!! I love it! I know I said it before but I am going to say it again! You are so clever!!! Happy PPF!

Daniele Valois said...

oh, every time I visit, I am just so happy to be here and suck in all your work! so amazing, you are!!!

Jennifer Richardson said...

your process is fascinating
and always
the ending
so beautiful:)
-Jennifer

Kristin said...

Um, yeah. You rock. Believe it or not, I was just today thinking about a similar thing with compartments that I got forever ago. hmmm. . . you are a perfect inspiration. AND this is a new favorite. The little couple are the best! xoxo

Bren said...

love it, perfect use of all those treasures

Tammie Lee said...

wonderful is your box and all it's treasures~

Rosie said...

Now that's just YUMMY - I love your wonderful collection of little bits and bobs!

*Bella Bliss* said...

Hello!

Nice to meet you, your shelf looks very good, SOOOO INSPIRING!

Ciao Bella

Bella Bliss

Lovey said...

Wow! awesomeness!!!

Luthien said...

wowee! this is absolutely AMAZING!!!!! heart heart super heart!!!

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