Wednesday, 6 February 2013

teeny tiny button houses

New work

 These are a few of my "teeny tiny button houses"
 Very small pieces, 2" or 3" tall approximately, made from small pieces of 1920's/30's solicitors envelopes.  I painted them with washes of acrylic blue paint, added black for the window detail and randomly positioned slivers of gold leaf, and narrative.

 signed on the back

and displayed on Victorian ledger pages and wrapped for protection

I've made some great purchases over the last week or so on our travels: these two pieces of french vintage linen

 I also bought three beautiful vintage hatpins and a handbag (for my vintage Etsy shop - details soon)). 

these beautiful vintage greeting cards and letters from 1917

But my favourite items are these stunningly gorgeous sketch books by Sarah Hough, if they'd have had more colours i'd have bought them too!
I'll be using these to prepare for my exhibition in August, which will be here in Montgomery at the Old Bell Museum for a week from  Thursday 1st.

So, so cold here at the moment i daren't venture out and i'm certainly not enjoying it.  I have my lovely wood burner going in the shop all day to keep me warm and our customers seem to be enjoying the cosy warmth it gives out too.  I have a busy weekend ahead, Gav and I are off to Lincoln on Saturday after the shop closes to stay with our lovely friends Tony and Monika and Sunday we'll be looking around the cathedral, on Monday morning we'll be up early and off over the Humber Bridge to Bridlington for an overnight stay with Gav's parents and back to Montgomery early Tuesday morning, phew!  I', tired just thinking about it all.


Shahrul Niza said...

Ahhh, these little houses are so delightful!!!. LOVE the wintery cool colors, and the gold leafs complete them. Great vacation finds too! HUGS.

Twiglet said...

Precious little houses - I love them. Have a fun time away.x Jo

me said...

Love those houses, inspired and inspiring as usual. Karen xxx

viv sliwka said...

Fabulous work going on here Tina...have a great weekend. Hoping to see you soon x