Friday, November 14, 2008

a little bit of Christmas for you in somerset and romantic homes

Somerset Studio December 2008

there's a little story in the December issue of
Somerset Studio about my dollies and how they came to be.
I'm so very pleased with it, they made it so pretty,
I hope you enjoy it.

romantic homes~ December 2008
I've been making these old paper candy containers for a long time. During Christmas especially to hold special
gifts and treasures
and as sweet little gifts themselves. ~~~
I've hung them on the Christmas tree, and made them for the dolls to carry their own little chocolates. (see my Queen Anne in Somerset with her little candy container?) I bet you didn't know that Queen Anne dollies need lovely chocolates just as much as we do!
I've hung them with ribbons from the back of each dining room chair as a small favor for guests during holidays. ~very beautiful by candlelight when hung from the crystals on the chandeliers~
You could cover your boxes with beautiful old fabrics, color copies of beautiful old pictures or use treasured sepia photos.
I have used these beautiful little glass encased pretties made for me by my dear friend, Cathy, as the centers of the paper rosettes, as beautiful dangles hanging from silk ribbons ties and as gifts nestled inside the tiniest boxes.
the pattern is found in Romantic Homes for you to use. I hope you enjoy making lots of them for your loved ones.

~Merry Christmas!~


Queen of the Armchair aka dzintrastitcheries said...

Hi Christine, I agree that Cathy's work is just so beautiful...and I have just ordered some charms from her and can't wait to receive them. And a big congratulations from my heart to yours on the new expected Grandbaby ...I have just had my second one and it is an absolute joy and thrill...Dzintra Ingrid

Heather said...

I was so excited when I got my copy in the mail and saw you were in it! The layout was beautiful, as were your dolls! You have such a talent, I am so in love with your creations :)

Cathy Louise said...

Hello sweet friend, I was so blessed to be able to make charms for your absolutely gorgeous creations!!!! Anything you put your hand to is just so exquisite!!!!Love to you always cxxx

Storybook Woods said...

Congratulations, your work is beautiful, everyone will be thrilled to see it. I can not wait to try the box. Clarice

Mrs. Staggs said...

Well, I went looking about a week or so ago for the magazine with you and your sweet dolls in it, and I loved the story. Your dolls are beautiful. The Romantic Homes project was a lovely surprise, and I'm looking forward to making a box out of some old wallpaper that I recently found. Thank you for sharing the pattern for those, my dear Mrs. Crocker. I hope you are keeping warm and bright on this crisp autumn day.

Dixie Redmond said...

Your eye for beauty is inspiring, Christe'.


Anna M. Rosete said...

Such beautiful work!


Donna O. said...

Dear Christine~ I have been more than late visiting you. I was very excited when I opened my Romantic Homes and saw your wonderful work and photographed so beautifully!! I've yet to see the new Somerset but had heard that you were featured. I think you need to make a Queen Anne holding an opened umbrella because when it rains, it pours!! Congratulations to the very well deserved showers of praise!!!

carole said...

Hi Christine:
I have not blogged for a very long time so you must know how exciting and thrilling it was to see the lovely photographs and article by you in Somerset Studio magazine!!!
I have been wondering about Mr. Jefferson and will read the archives to see how he has fared : )
Take care
Lovely bees wax candle you and the grand children made!!!
Regards & Peace

a painter said...

Finally found the magazine...and the story and photos are wonderful! Congratulations. It is a beautiful spread of beautiful work!