I wiped away the weeds & foam. / I fetched my sea-born treasures home... Ralph Waldo Emerson

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Angels and....

Hi! Is everyone so very very busy!? Do you wish you had an angel at your shoulder to give you a hand, or encouragement?


Sometimes we need an angel, don't we?

Here are a few new angels from my workshop, most available on etsy [see sidebar]:

These are wonderful beachcombed driftwood angels.

The wooden crescent pieces that I use to make their wings are rare---spool sections, table tops, keg lids...and highly prized. The larger angel also has curly hair---rusty beach fence wire bits, just as I found them (nowadays the "wires" are plastic, the metal ones are quite vintage!)

 This is one of my cloth folk art angel dolls, dressed in a magnificent antique white christening gown. (She is sold, but I do take special orders.)

  Behind her you can see a recent find of large driftwood wings...

   Here's a lovely flea market find.
   A chippy white, distressed wood angel with a    trumpet. I love her!
   She reminds me of a handcarved ship's figurehead or mermaid from the 1800s.


This is a fun driftwood sign!
The wooden piece was actually that shade of Granny Smith apple green when I found it. The back is lovely silvery grey driftwood. Santa must have dropped by the beach!?

And just for laughs, one of my found object assemblages, a sea glass Corona          beer bottle [yes, from my beach! and nicely weathered...] filled with sand and other beach treasure, extra stuff twisted around its neck. The pix are bad and it needs its tags, so  it is not listed yet.
These make very fun gifts for your guy who loves hot summer days at the beach!

And last but definitely not least, a new treasure from Michelle at Olde Farmhouse Simples!
This doll was an "extra" with one of my orders.
Can you imagine!
I LOVE her....

She is so adorable..and just for Christmas she has acquired a tipsy rhinestone halo and tiny quilt scrap wings.


Happy Holidays!



gone to the beach

PS I apologize for the formatting issues!