Sunday, January 10, 2010

Sliver Sunday #2

When I signed up for this I thought:

"No problem, I love silver, it is everywhere in my home"


"How hard can it be, take a few shots, blog about it and be done, right?"

Wrong... I find myself wondering all week about what to photograph and how to post about it.

Well for this week, I went small

I found silver but it isn't all silver

the point is that there is silver on it so it has to count, right?

I have learned that too much on one thing isn't always good. 
Sometimes something (especially when we create from art to food) just a dash of something is all our work needs. 

Here is a snow girl, created by the ever so talented Colleen Moody

Her splashes of silver embellish her grace and beauty 

... they are the icing on the cake.

There isn't too much, but just enough to bring out her special charm. 

A vintage Christmas ornament the size of a peanut, and a vintage brooch with certain history behind it are all the bits of silver she used.  (the stories that brooch must have to tell while riding on the lapel of someone's coat or sweater all those years ago, how fun!)

And now the complete work, isn't she lovely with her fur trimmed collar and velvet bodice?

so sweet

AND for you straight silver lovers, my vintage mercury glass cup on my desk. 
I use it to hold vintage velvet leaves, paintbrushes and bits of sparkle for my work.

Finally, I wanted to link to a blog who is also doing Silver Sunday but even better, she is doing a giveaway... 
She has a really cool idea with a tutorial and you can WIN!  Good Luck!

Happy Sunday, may your week sparkle!



Gina, My week is now sparking, cause I was so happy when i found that you were doing SS! You are an amazing talent girl... Love your take on the silver...hope to see you soon!

Maija said...

You silver sunday pieces are perfectly delicious!

Mammabellarte Rita Reade said...

I would love to be part of it too but I can say that I only have to real silver pieces. The rest is fake but so beautiful. I may stop by and ask few questions. Love your post! Hope to see you soon Ciao Rita mammabellarte

Gypsy Fish said...

You know dynamite comes in small packages...Love the brooch! Thanks for playing today....see you next Sunday...
{{gypsy hugs}}

Kathy said...

Gosh, I love that broach with bling!
Have a beautiful new week...Kathy

Bryanna Lenan said...

Very pretty! Im dropping your bracelet in the mail tomorrow... xo Bryanna

Rust: Vintage Inspired Design said...

Oh how I love the silvers you have shared. Happy Silver Sunday!

EnchantedBella said...

Wonderful silver treasures. Happy SS........


Lyneen said...

Beautiful broach. Love your glass on the desk... TFS Happy Silver Sunday!

deb famularo said...

Hi Gina!
Thanks so much for stopping by my blog. I love your silver treasures!!!!!! Just beautiful!! Hacve a great week, deb xOxO

Alisa Noble said...

She is lovely! And you are right, it's the icing on the cake!