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Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Look What I Won!!

I'm the luckiest gal ever!  Check out ALL the fantastic goodies I won for OWOH!!  

I won the bracelet (above) from Deborah over at Deb's Vintage Soul.  I love the brass numbered piece, it's so cool!  I plan on adding some charms onto the chain to make it really jingle!  
Deborah's blog is where you will find her crafting adventures and where she also posts photos of the vintage goodies that she puts into her Etsy shop!  I bought some fantastic vintage flower trim from her that one day I hope to find a clever use for, but for now I just stare at it cause it's purdy!

These books....sigh...oh how I love these books!!  I won these from Melanie of M Ann M.  She described these books beautifully, so I'll just put her description here...

"... two vintage publications.  'The Country of Aunis and Saintonge' was printed in 1926 in French and is full of black and white prints on uncut paper.  'Coronet' printed in 1938 is one of only 18 issues and is full of black and white photography and color prints.  This will be great to use in your mixed media art or to actually read for a bit of historical reference."    

Go check out her blog and her Etsy shop.  She makes the most extraordinary things out of paper!!  You have to see her art dolls....NOT your ordinary paper dolls...oh no...you have to see them!!  Truly amazing!!

These wonderful notecards of original collages by Cathy Horner are fantastic!  Check out her art on her blog Cathy Horner Collage Art or on her website Cathyhorner.com.  I love her collages.  She uses vintage images, handmade paper, paint, found objects, etc...  And I'm not the only one who likes her art... she's received awards, had solo shows, and even been in a 9 page article in Victorian Homes magazine.  Very impressive!

And last but NOT least ...this beautiful dichroic glass cabochon was made by the multi-talented Terry over at Aviya Glass.  I can't wait to use it!  She has two blogs (I can hardly manage one at times), Aviya Glass has her latest fused glass pieces and jewelry and Aviya Designs is for her paintings, multimedia collages and beautiful photography.

Thank you Deborah, Melanie, Cathy, and Terry!!!  Thank you sooo very much!  You are all very talented and admired for what you do!!  And everyone, please go and check out their blogs, websites and shops! We must all help and support one another.  xo

Oh, and I've been meaning to share more about the gallery that I'm now in, so I'll try to get to that soon.


peggy aplSEEDS said...

what blessings! congratulations!

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This is a great site! i like the way you set this up! Great works! Creative!...Daniel

Aviya Glass said...

Such lovely wins! I am so glad you really like the cabochon, they are so difficult to photograph to catch their true sparkle. Thanks for a lovely write up and also for leaving the copper tip on my blog I am definitely going to try it! Take care Terry xx

Diane said...

What great items! (Love those books and that BRACELET!!) And thanks so much for the links!

Kellys Art Journaling/ Sharing The Journey said...

You are a very blessed lady! Those books are awesome, all of it is!
Hugs and blessings Dear Friend

M Ann M said...

I'm so glad the books went to someone who really appreciates them. I've had them for years to use in collage work, but alas, my art took a turn in another direction. Thanks for the kind words about my dolls. xoxo Melanie

Kristin said...

BEAUTIFUL pictures! Congrats on all your beautiful winnings - I know they have found a good home ;) xoxo

Deborah said...

Hi Esther, I just came over and saw your post. You did a great job of photographing and describing everything. I know I am late but I am behind with everything and don't know when I am going to catch up. You won such beautiful gifts and I am glad to see that you are using your French books. I wish I could be as brave as you are and actually use up all the stuff I hoard. (I will work on it). I am so glad you like the bracelet and the trim :)