Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Review of the Details



This afternoon I had a long conversation with my dear friend Evi, the dollmaker ....she is busy preparing for a show next month. Speaking with her reminded me of her amazing talents and attention to detail in all that she creates and in the decorating of her beautiful home...
This collage consists of a few pictures taken in a guest bathroom in her home...
(click images to enlarge)



The wonderful treasure found in those two cigar boxes a few weeks ago....I can't wait to find a few hours to sort through these fabulous rosaries and religious medals, clean and polish them and put them to use as embellishments in art projects and decorating....
What would you do with them?



A few more details and vignettes found in Evi's home...
She is a master at finding unique antique treasure and then incorporating those finds into her elegant, eclectic European styled home...
I can't wait to see the new dolls and other creations she will be exhibiting at the show!
Hope your day tomorrow brings all good things!

19 comments:

Theresa said...

Gorgeous, Evi, Gorgeous!

Vintage Junky said...

totally beautiful! By the way, I used your image of your French Canisters in my blog and linked back to you...hope you don't mind... I was mentioning how much I adore them!

Smiles!
Michelle

Anne Marie said...

Laura.....how great! I add them to my tassels (hanging from my kitchen hutch) - I pin them onto a corner of a fabric frame - near my bedside - one spectacular one in a silver dish in my bathroom -
I like the subtle reminders of faith everywhere I turn -
have fun using them all!

Tami SouthStreetShabby.blogspot.com said...

I just love "STUFF"! I am always disappointed when I come home without it. Tami E.

The Elegant Thrifter said...

What a fabulous find in a cigar box!!! Fabulous! Stan

June said...

Hey Laura, your mosaics of Evi's house are amazing. And then there's your cigar box finds...yum. You have such an eye for the good stuff. Everything you bring home I would break in and steal...if I lived closer.
I loved your post on the spooky mosaics. Those gloves were a little creepy. I love how your mind works.
Hugs,
June

French Kissed said...

Fabulous details. I am so smitten with details that I use a magnifying glass to see all of the small obscure details in magazine photos. Thanks for sharing these! ~Jermaine~

Magdalena said...

Evi has a lovely home, and you made wonederful collage of those treasures...
...and your religious foundings are gorgeous!
hugs and have a nice day,
magdalena/Color Sepia

Les Cotrions said...

Ciao Laura! You made such faboulous mosaics! I love details...they make the difference! Your friend has a very nice bathroom and you found lots of treasures in your cigar boxes!
I'm very busy at work...tomorrow we'll have the opening of a new exhibition!
Wish you and Rob a nice day!
Big hugs
Vale

Jacqueline said...

Youre friend Evi has some wonderful things, Laura .....very similar to your little treasures. You have the same taste....no wonder you are friends. I love the little birds in their nest and are some lovely little touches in her bathroom.
The contents of those cigar boxes were like buried treasure. I'm sure that you will come up with some fabulous ideas for them all. XXXX

Zita - Mlle Magpie said...

Such beauty in Evi's home. Love those religious treasures in the cigar box, Laura!

Chrissy said...

What an inspiring post(like I would expect less)....so many lovely things,hey,I would use some of those in my new "cheese"dome,hahahha!!! Hope your well Laura,talk soon!!

Simply Stated ~ Rebecca said...

Everything is beautiful. Have a great day!

C'est Moi, Julie Marie said...

Hi Laura... sooo pretty... I can't wait to see what you do with your religious medals and rosaries... they look beautiful just the way they are too... Bisous... Julie Marie

Rita said...

Hi Laura,
you made wonderful mosaics out of your pics from Evi's house. Love that big mirror and the lovely refelections. Those hanging there must be antique purses. Gorgeous, and you are a super blog hostess, as usual.
Rita

babi Maňasová said...

All the little things are very very beautifull. The details are very important for happy living.

domishkov said...

У Вас очень интересный и красивый блог. Очень долго читала, и не могу остановиться. Спасибо Вам.

Lisa said...

You know you could do a book or magazine! You do such a great job! I love to look at it all!! Thanks for sharing!
Hugs, Lisa

Laura said...

Thank you Domishkov for your comment....she says:
You have very interesting and beautiful [blog]. Very for long it read, and I cannot stop. Thanks to you.