A recreation of an old styled German Christmas tree ornament. I found an antique tree and loved it so much I started making them every Christmas. The forest of trees is ever growing . Each holiday season I decorate a new batch of trees with a different theme , distinguishing them from year to year. Happy Holidays
One morning I woke up to my Mother wishing she had an early wood doll for her collection. Sadly she could not find one for sale "with much dismay" . I exclaimed to her (don't fret Mom), I'll go out to the woodshed and make you one. After finding a picture of an 1820's English doll my Mom loved that had sold in an auction many years ago ( missing an arm) I re created it to scale size , hence forth Prudence Primslee stands 18.5 inches tall & awaits under the Christmas tree for my Mom
A Victorian walnut chaise lounge I found in a horrid state at an antique market, a friend was looking for one to go with other pieces I had previously found her, so I called her, she liked it and we bought it . I then had the frame rebuilt gilded & re upholstered to go with her growing collection. The fabric is also German matching her other living room furnitures upholstery .
Prudence Primslee was sitting with no clothes on for Christmas morning. So I made her a dress. She's wearing a high waisted gown of a butter cream dupioni silk trimmed with lace and antique French metallic trim. Her underclothes are made of cotton. To finish her ensemble :a clutch purse of antique metallic lace with a silk lining. The hat took two and a half days of stitching, resting upon her hand made wig of Mongolian wool. I even found her an antique dog. A treasure for my Mom to love
A whimsical lamp created from recycled lamp parts, a log and a teddy bear of antique German mohair my mother made. This is one of a pair of lamps created for the country cabin theme room she has. We enjoy combining our creative skills to create some wonderful & delightful creations.
This is a French piece from the 1880's-90's I found in a horrid state. It was missing it's metal mounts & casters , it was painted white and falling apart . I had the metal elements recast of bronze , replaced the casters had the frame striped rebuilt & gilded, then re upholstered with this fabulous German cut velvet & gold metallic brocade, for the finishing touch I put a tasseled fringe where one had been originally on this fine pice when it was first created .
A client approached me with the remnants of this fine chandelier . No one could restore it because the glass fringe was 70% missing . So I accepted his request , besides design and restoration of lampshades I also restore special chandeliers and many other odd items . I took my glass touches out and custom designed and fabricated the glass curtains for this fixture . I have restored dozens of these types of fixtures making the glass for each one individually
Hand made Mr. Velveteen Jack O'lantern, From toe to bat flying over head stands tall.
A Dutch wall cabinet circa 1900, I found it in a horrible state of disrepair. After restoring & rebuilding the cabinet I lined the inside and shelves with a cream silk velvet. Snow White, the seven dwarfs and Ted the bear think it's a pretty swank place to hang out.
A set of three late century Austrian chairs a found for a friend, we had them re upholstered for her condo to match her other chairs & sofa .
A fun creation I made for a couple friends. when they asked me if I could create a lamp out of their pig. I replied "oh yes please" but we mustn't hurt the pig by drilling his head. Laughingly . The shade is hundreds of fabric leaves attached to a raw linen shade, it's resting on a bracket atop a burch branch attached to a wine crate. I disassembled and shortened its length making it square. I mounted the pig on the crate under the tree. And sent it to its new home with love. Where it…