Solar Galaxy!!

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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.)
Top right:
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

Pink Starburst!

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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…

Pink Starburst…

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.

Size: 12″×16″

Pick up/Meet up Price: 52.50

Shipping/Mailing Price: 58.00

Water Garden!

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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…

Size: 12″×16

Meet up/Pick up Price: 68.50

Mailing/Shipping Price: 74.50

Star Light Star Bright Holiday Button Ornament!

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

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Pine Tree Adornments!

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Just a sprinkling of snow is falling, and the ornaments are being hung on the branches of the Pine Tree.

We get a glimpse of what this beautiful Christmas Tree looks like decorated on this canvas! Yellow, Red, Aqua & White, with a touch of festive gold thrown in!

Size: 7″ x 14″

Pick up/Delivery Price: 32.50

Mailing/Shipping Price: 40.50

 

Snowflake Magnets!

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This just in . . . a flurry of Snowflake magnets just blew in for Christmas in July! These beauties would make wonderful Teacher gifts during the holidays, secret pal gifts, exchange gifts, etc.

From left to right: Lacey; Snowy; Ice Drenched; (on the bottom) – Pearly White

There is a very strong magnet on the back!

Price: 6.50 each     OR 23.50 for the set!

Sunny Daze!

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This vintage grey mosaic trivet is just bursting with the Orange’s, Yellow’s and Gold’s of the sun! The rays are shooting in all directions with the silvery gray buttons all around them! There were a few buttons I just hated to part with, but they HAD to be in this creation! The center orange button is absolutely gorgeous, and the fluted yellow one next to it, along with a very cute yellow dyed Mother of pearl, and then the beautiful round silvery/grey Pearl button is the bomb!

These rays are subtle, but seem to be floating in the atmosphere in this fun trivet! You will definitely want to add a bit of sunlight to your day with this piece, or give it as a gift to add some sun to someone else’s life!

Price: 17.50