Tuesday, March 15, 2011

My new family

                                      One World One Heart
                                        Isn’t that a great concept?
                                       I hate to admit it but I didn’t participate totally ……mainly because I didn’t realize it until it was
                         the day that everyone posted their creations…….and though I dabble in altered art
                              ……I’m not that good 
                                                 nothing like these gals
                                      OWOH is a worldwide blog party that over 800 participated in.
                                    I did though comment on Julia of Vintage with Laces post.
                …..and guess what?  I WON!!!!
                                                I was thrilled when Julia emailed me that my new family was coming to live with me.

                                          Whata ya think of my new family?
                                        No this isn’t really them but I would love me a few sheep.
                                        But for now I’m very content with this gorgeous card.
                                    Love the subtle tones.
                                 Sweet Julia must have remembered how much I love sheep.

                             Julia I love my new family!!!!
                                                   full view
                                             My newly adopted 5 sisters and a cousin.
                                                close up
                                         They are very well behaved and seem to get along well with each other.
                         Whew, that was  a relief.
                             I thought I was going to have to referee during squabbles :)
                    but they are very lady like.
                                     they were of

                          The lace details and small embellishments are so well balanced and keep your
                    eyes moving from one gorgeous piece to another


                                 on tree

                   I found the perfect place to display it… wire wall tree.
Or I guess you could call it my family tree:)
                   The new sisters and cousin are enjoying the living room
                  I think.
                                 on wall
                      This is one of the prettiest collages I have ever seen or
                    been lucky enough to own….I want to enjoy it as much as possible
                so I may move on the wall next to my bed.
                                I had seen many of Julia’s work before but to see it in real life it’s even more magnificent.
                              front tag
               This is the tag she sent too. I’m crazy about this vintage botanical
                             that is made on fabric and lined with delicate lace.
                 and the wonderful hand written note on the back.
                 I just have to show you the way Julia specially wrapped
                  the whole package.
                    She sewed and glued  pieces of lace, fabric and text on the paper that
she wrapped the collage in. Isn’t that clever?
                    Julia also sent me a German home décor catalog called Mirabeau that she knew I would go crazy for.
                        She added some little notes of the things that struck her fancy.
                  It’s an online shop that carries furnishings everything from Kitchens
        to Bedding.
                    I would love this for my studio or my kitchen too.
            I think we need a Mirabeau here in the US.
                     To die for table and stools
                              Dreaming of a bubble bath in this tub
                               Great tablecloth made from scraps of fabrics and lace.
               A great upcycled idea.
              May have to put this one on my to-do list too.
          I think Julia and I could do some damage with this company.
           There was nothing I didn’t like in it.
         It has some great ideas in every decorated rooms
            filled with all the soothing colors of white, grey and cream.
              Julia I can’t describe how much I love everything you sent and
                   how happy you made me.
               This “one” heart is so overjoyed to own something
                    made by your own two hands.
                   THANK YOU SOOOOO MUCH!!!!!!!!

      Joining up to White Wednesday with Kathleen


Kathleen said...

Un BAAAA lievable! I found cute fluffy sheep in CTS. Used them on a table!
Spring is coming! :)

Honey at 2805 said...

Oh so pretty! Don't you love winning beautiful things? I love adopted relatives. Happily following you.

Anne Marie... said...

Hi Carole....those are so pretty looking - but I really like how you have them on display like that - I haven't ever heard of Maribou (sp?)

have a great week!
Anne Marie

Chrissy...The Apothecary Shop said...

Well you lucky girl...what a lovely gift!!! John has a real thing for sheep too...think cause there are soooooooo many of them in Ireland!!! Hope your well,x0x0

Susie~From My Home To Yours said...

Oh how fun. Love the sheep and the lovely's all wonderful and looks great on your wire tree!

I'm also so relieved to know that you come from a respectible family...whew!

Take care,

Auntie Bliss said...

I also want sheep!
I'm still laughing over that "and a cousin" part.
The wire tree made it a nice project between the two of you :)

Blue Ridge Altered Art said...

How very talented she is and how lucky you are to be the recipient of such beauty. ~~Sherry~~

Vintage Home said...

Your sheep are wonderful....The mounting ...your new family And your family tree!..Great!

Debra@Common Ground said...

I'd love to have a family like that!! What a great print, and such a wonderful gift. LOVE your blog header photo, just beautiful.

trash talk said...

Well aren't you the lucky lady? Fabulous work...just wonderful. She puts so much of her heart in every little detail and it shows.
What a clever way to decorate a family tree....ours is full of nuts!

Fishtail Cottage said...

So adorable how you have that displayed...xoox

oldgreymare said...

Congratulations..but you know you are a winner in our hearts everyday <3


Julie@beingRUBY said...

Lucky you dear Carole
Love your new family.. I may have to adopt!!

Love that ladder storage too.. I've been eyeing similar here for years and yet to cough up the dough..

Just noticed new shots in your sidebar.. the Hart House series.. fab...u..lous!!! love them.. especially the shed.. [did I miss a post?]

Ok.. catch you soon.. ciao xxxx Julie

Dorthe said...

Carole, you are a lucky girl winning this beautifull collage from Julia.
Julia is the sweetest soul, and a wonderfull artist, and I`m so happy,to have several of her fantastic creations.
Congratulations with your lovely new family, dear.

slommler said...

What awesome winnings!! Love the collages!!! And your display of them is fab!!!
That catalog is amazing!!
I am now soaking in that tub!!

Boxwood Cottage said...

Aw so glad to see that you won Julia's gorgeous OWOH give away Carole! :)

I know from experience how wonderful Julia's work and packages are!
It looks fabulous on your wire tree!
Oh well yes Mirabeau has beautiful furniture etc. but they are quite costly too, I always study their news letter and online shop.

Happy White Wednesday wishes sends you
Carola xoxo~

Italian Girl in Georgia said...

How nice! What a lovely gift and beautiful presentation. Lucky you.


traci said...

at least those sheep aren't too much work. wow. she does beautiful work. i love what you displayed it on.

Julia - "Vintage with Laces" said...

Hi Carole, I told the girls to behave and it's good to hear that they do :-). Thank you for your sweet post! I'm so glad that you are happy with your prize. That's another cool wire tree!
Have a wonderful and sunny day :-)!

Anonymous said...

Wow. I mean, WOW!!! Such a wonderful prize - Julia's work is stunning! I'm off to visit her site... see ya!

Faded Charm said...

Such a beautiful and thoughtful gift andthat magazine looks right up my alley. Hope you are able to get you hands in the dirt and aren't too busy yet. I'm hoping for some warmer dry weather during Spring Break so i can have sometime to get out and get dirty:)


Karen said...

That is a beautiful and thoughtful gift. The whole thing is amazing, from the art to the packaging.

Olive Cooper said...

That is a terribly cute family! Plus it is the only new kind I know I could handle. I love her art, so different.

Theresa said...

Oh you lucky, lucky girl, what a beautiful gift! I love the way she wrapped it too, how thoughtful! Have fun with your new catalog, it looks fabulous... xoxo

June said...

You lucky, lucky girl!!! Julia is an amazing talent. Her art just gives me chills. I am so happy that you won her beautiful giveaway.

I LOVED your pictures in your previous post! I also got some of Suzan's lovely wool roses and love, love them.
Your new header is so pretty Carole!
sending hugs

Ann-Marie ~ Brambly said...

This is my first visit to your blog and I've found it so enjoyable. Your lilacs are glorious. We don't have any in our garden, but I get to enjoy them at the country inn across the street from my house. All of your photos are so beautiful. I love your garden shed! We're about to transform our daughters' old playhouse into a garden cottage. I'd love for you to take a peek at my garden page at Brambly. Take care.