Saturday, March 29, 2008

Buttons, Birds, Boxes

I am going about this all wrong, and backwards...but tomorrow there is going to be a big bunch of button blog photos going on in blog land. so here is my photo. I'll add the link in the morning...all the photos will be on Analises blog...Sugar*Sugar. Isnt this the cutest little box, I'll tell you..It was UGLY when I got it..It was just a hand made box, but these drawers OH MY, they grabbed me!! The color is just what you see in the photo, with a little gold. So it took a bit of work and layers to get the box to match..I was going to sell it, but you know how it goes...I'm going to have to wait until something else comes along to take its My little birdie on the left is a work in progress. The one on top is one I sent to Somerset Mag. I'll be putting it out for sell real soon. The one on the right just sold. I'm going to try to get my cupcake charms put on etsy tomorrow...wish me


Ronda said...

Hi, Laurie! Thank you for stopping by. I hope that works for you. I've always found that Pine Green and white gets bluer and bluer as you add more white, and the pinch of antique ivory just makes it, well, maybe just perfect? I am almost always able to match old glass with that mix. Another color to look at if you like that color is Folk Art Jamaican Sea. I LOVE that color! At first glance it might look a bit aqua, but it really is more blue than green. Also look at Delta's Paradise. It's bluer than Jamaican Sea. None of them are perfect Robin's Egg, but these two are very pretty to work with. I wish some color chemist would formulate some perfect Robin's Egg for us, because he/she would probably become a billionaire over night! Good luck with your mixing!

Alison Gibbs said...

What a gorgeous little set of drawers. All those cute little buttons too.

celestina marie said...

Hi Laurie, this vignette is darling and those drawers are the sweetest ever. I love the little cup on top with the sweet bird. I also work with the Jamaican Sea but I add white to take it down a bit from the brightness. I love a color (hard to find) called Sky Blue by Folk Art. It is what I use when I need the perfect Robin's egg blue. Love my visit here and so glad I added you to my favorite blog list.
La Rea Rose

Holly (Nickname) said...

Good Morning Laurie!
Thats for visiting my blog. I am enjoying yours, as well!
The ribbons on my blog were handpainted by me. I wish I could sell them to you!
Also, I love your trinket boxes your little kitties helping sweet!!
I am adding you to my blog list, so I am looking forward to visiting again real soon!
xxxooo Ruth.

Anonymous said...

Oh Laurie, you make me laugh and smile! Those kitties certainly make a mess! And I'll bet your studio is a mess with all that plaster of Paris and snippets of lace and fabric! But what you make from scraps is amazing! Love the blue box! I know just what you mean about not being able to part with some things you had intended to sell. *sigh* I love checking in here to see what you've been up to...and what the "naughties" have gotten into!
Diane Knott

Lori said...

Hi Laurie:) what a darling vignette, the pretty box full o' buttons and your sweet little birdie friends!!! thanks for sharing, i just love your picture!!!

leesiebella said...

Thanks for sharing Laurie! That little chest is so FABULOUS!!!

Love the color~ it's perfect!


Miss Sandy said...

Beautiful birds, blue box, and buttons!! Your banner really shows them off well!

Diane said...

Laurie, I love that little cabinet it is charming and the buttons inside well they look yummy. First time I stopped by love your blog we need to link to each others favs. (:

Anonymous said...

I have a thing for little chests and your blue one is making me drool! I would love to add you to my favorites. Thanks for stopping by and saying hi!

Holly (Nickname) said...

Hi Laurie~
No, I didn't paint the boxes...they were a Home Goods find!
xxxooo Ruth
they have the BEST stuff!

Victoria Lynn said...

Laurie, you do such beautiful work! I love the new banner. Your blog is an inspiration. Blessings, Victoria Lynn

Sandra Evertson said...

Love your birdies in Somerset Life!
Sandra Evertson

Stephanie said...

Love everything in the picture, Laurie. Beautiful composition! Everything is just arranged perfectly. Love those little drawers, too. I'm a sucker for those!

Big Hugs,
Angelic Accents

rosabeer said...

I love everything in the picture.
The birdies are lovely.
Greatings Marja said...

It is a gorgeous color!!

Miss.Maddie's said...

I must get a copy of the new Somerset Life so I can view all your birdies.They are delightful, I enjoy the ones that I have.
Love your little button box too!

purpleflowerfairy said...

thanks for stopping by =) i of course had to come take a peek at your blog - i LOVE that bird pin cushion holder on the far right - wow! wow! wow! any chance you'd make another??? =) thanks! debbie p.s. one more thing, that set of drawers is to DIE FOR - I LOVE IT!!!

A Thing for Roses said...

Hi Laurie,

I love your buttons! But I really love the little blue chest they are in. If you ever decide to get rid of it, let me know as I would be happy to buy it from you. I have a "thing" for little chests with drawers.


Cottage Way of Life said...

Oh how I love that blue drawer box!!! My business partner Sue has quite a few of those in all different sizes, and I am sure she would love it too!


Cottage Way of Life said...

No problem, I will get back to you later this week! :)


love.boxes said...


The Apron Queen said...

I'm incredibly jealous. How cute!

By the way, any of your blog entries would be absolutely perfect to share for Vintage Thingies Thursdays over at my place. I'd love to have you participate.

Come on by! Confessions of an Apron Queen:

The Apron Queen said...

Here's the link to instructions for Vintage Thingies Thursadys...

Donna Lynn said...

Hi Laurie,
I saw your comment on my house, thank you so much, yes I have a blog
I am new to this, but enjoying it a ton! Check out my blog and I would love to have you as a friend! Your birds are so sweet, I love them, Victoria told me I needed to check your blog out, glad I did! Word of mouth really works! Bless you today,
Donna Lynn