Say hello to the first piece in my COSMIC CREATION SERIES!
This 8″×8″ canvas houses the Vintage/Antique “Button” Solar System, complete with Midnight Sparkle Glitter, Black, Gray and Gold Rhinestones, Gold Pearls!
All of the planets are featured, along with the Asteroid Belt!
These amazing buttons are from Conflans, France!
The location of the planets are as follows:
Starting at the top:
Neptune (*this antique button is inset with bamboo.)
Pluto (*a small, vintage button made with glitter.)
Under Pluto, is Saturn, and is a gorgeous shiny marbled gray button (ring) with matching shank button.
Middle left: Uranus (*beautiful caramel button with glitter button center.)
Moving over to the right: Mercury (*gorgeous deep blue button with cut-outs.)
Further to the right: Mars (*a unique bluish star button, with white edge. In 1993, the Mars Observer Spacecraft took a picture of Mars, and it was this color, and the white was the dust that was showing.)
In the CENTER: the Sun (a big round bronze and gold, almost houndstooth patterned button.)
Lower right: the Earth *(a smoky Mother of Pearl, swirling with iridescence.)
Under the Earth: Venus (*small brass wooden button.)
Lower left: Jupiter *(glossy, opulent orange pearl button.)
AND…the Asteroid Belt swirling around in space…
I can see this canvas in a child’s room, a library, a classroom, and it would also make a wonderful back to school teacher’s gift with many many different uses.
Meet up/Pick up Price: 22.50
Mailing/Shipping Price: 30.50
I know I say this a lot but, this could be one of my all time favorites – at least for now… My fourth creation in the Monet’s Garden series…
This was taken from a picture we took, when we stopped in our tracks and saw these beautiful Starburst Milkweed light pink blooms, and they seemed to shine! They were surrounded by Daisies and Red Impatiens and Purple Canterbury Bells and tons of greenery. Underneath part of the blooms was a sandy sparkly area too, that was so pretty.
Pick up/Meet up Price: 52.50
Shipping/Mailing Price: 58.00
#TWO…in my Monet’s Garden series. This canvas creation came from a couple of pictures we took at Monet’s gardens in Giverny.
I was amazed at the gorgeous bell shaped flowers, and the beautiful purple and white colors!
This post would probably be a mile long if I told you all of the different types of vintage and antique buttons that were used in this piece. Everything from antique Abalone to vintage Rhinestone, and everything in between.
AAND…Did you spot the surprise yet???? In the upper left corner, resting on one of the vines, is a friendly “carved Mother of Pearl Owl”…whoooo knew????!!!
Meet up/Pick up Price: 63.50
Shipping/Mailing Price: 68.50
This is the third piece of my Monet’s Garden series, & I decided to create a collage, focused on one of the pictures that we took of the Water Lilies. (Pictured below)
There was a beautiful Weeping Willow in the background, and a big Maroon Bush, along with White and Pink blooms on the Lily Pads. Lots of different colors of green, so I tried to interject that as much as I could. I also threw in FOUR special critters! Two of them are actually Vintage Wood Buttons, which was fun! One is a wooden hand painted button, showing a beautiful bird singing; another is a wood fish button swimming in the river. The other two fun additions wouldn’t have been in this picture in real life because they would have been there earlier in the season, BUT, I couldn’t resist…so I added two very colorful frogs sitting on lily pads enjoying this beautiful day in Giverny.
The water lilies were planted in a small brook, the Ru, which is a diversion of the Epte, a tributary of the Seine River. The neighbors were opposed at Monet planting these strange plants at first, because they thought the water would be poisoned. Very interesting.
This was just one scene from different pictures that we took of the water lilies in Monet’s gardens. I like the different color combinations and thought that I would share this piece. There are many different vintage buttons that I chose, and I hope that you enjoy looking at it as much as I did creating it. Thank you so much for letting me share.
**If you take a moment to look at some of the buttons, you’ll see dyed mother of pearl, some amazing art deco pieces, and more…
Meet up/Pick up Price: 68.50
Mailing/Shipping Price: 74.50
Star Light Star Bright Holiday Button Ornament!
This beautiful large Holiday Ornament is covered with amazing colored vintage and antique buttons. I had to take some photos from all angles, because it’s just hard to show the beauty of each of these buttons individually. They are tiny works of art. *In shades of aqua, turquoise, red, grey and yellow.
Size: 14″ round
Price: 20.00 – Meet up/Pick up Price
Price: 26.00 – Mail/Shipping Price