Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Last Minute Xmas Decorating Ideas

If any of you are like me, you may still be in the throes of decorating your abode for the big day.  The blogs have 
been absolutely filled with great Christmas decor ideas. 
Here are my last inspirations for Christmas.
Lovely easy ideas ... right up my alley.
A shabby chic Christmas tree with beautiful vintage 
bulbs.  Love the colors of vintage bulbs and all 
their lovely shapes.  So simple, so pretty.
And to carry the theme just a bit further, use the rest 
of your vintage bulbs on a wreath.  I found boxes of 
old bulbs years ago at a Goodwill shop but I would 
doubt if you would find them now.  I guess flea markets 
are the next best place to seek out these treasures.
How about gorgeous paper wrapped Christmas trees?  
The paper has been glued on a paper cone and then 
put on top of a silver candlestick.  Notice all the trims 
and jewelry glued on to give the tree a 
little bling and shine.
Family and friends coming for Christmas?  What a 
great way towel come everyone with a wreath made 
from old photos.  
Love the sepia color of old pictures, don't you?
And lastly, glasses, jars, voltives are covered with scrap book papers or one could even use lace remnants.  Whatever idea you choose to cover the glass, the candlelight through the designs is absolutely beautiful and so Christmas Eve.

It's never too late for that one little touch in your home or even a possible Christmas present for someone you love.

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

More Christmas Decor Ideas

What a way to start out this fun list of Christmas decor!
Judies wrapped at the top in burlap and a ribbon
and the skirt beautifully arranged with boughs of green.

These "ladies" would look good outside your terrace
window decked in lights.  I love this idea.

Isn't this original and yet so simple?
Nothing prettier than gorgeous old silver.

 These little scrap material doves are lovely.
I love how they have sewn the wings with lots
of stitchery.   Wouldn't they look
wonderful on your tree?
They would be a family heirloom for sure.

Aren't these handmade trees out of scrap material wonderful?
They are used here with small clothes pins and a printed
number as an advent calendar.
I think they would be cute on a tree or
my usual .... table decor.

What a beautiful foyer with the decorated tree
but especially .... the Christmas bulbs on the hall light.
Love this.

Beautiful rustic wood made into
stunning Christmas trees... great idea.
I love how they are stacked against the old
fireplace with lots of fairy lights.

How easy would it be to make these paper stars
out of craft paper or any paper you choose.
Just stuff them a bit with soft paper like
tissue paper.
They would look lovely scattered around the Christmas
table or used as place cards.

Have fun this weekend decorating your 
home and holiday gifts with a few of your own best ideas.

Priscilla Mae Etsy Shop

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Who Loves Amélie?

 One of the first women I painted was Amélie.
I went to the movie when it first came out with a
pencil and sketch book and tried to paint her
in the dark theatre.

Amélie was part of the French Kiss series of three
Parisian women who talk about love from different
stages of their lives.

I have created a little sculptured hand painted
pillow of Amélie that can sit on a stand on
your desk, or bedside table or among your Paris
guide books in your bookcase.

Who says art has to hang on a wall?

See Amélie here.


 A back view of this little pillow.

 One night, I rewatched Amélie again on TV and
took pictures of the movie.  I thought it would be
fun to paint her again from a different perspective.

Love the set in this shot of Amélie in her wonderful
Bohemian apartment in Montmartre.
I am getting the "bug" to hop on a plane
and head back to my favorite city.
Nothing is more beautiful than Paris
at Christmas.

Etsy Shop here.

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Genevieve and The Paris Bridges

 I have been taking an art class the past 5 weeks 
and I wanted to be able to take my pillows up a notch.
So I have been trying to add a more Paris scene to the
backgrounds of my French ladies.
It's been fun.

This is Genevieve.  
She standing on the bridge that crosses the Seine
to her Ile St Louis apartment.  Everytime she crosses
this bridge, she stops and appreciates the beautiful scenes
of Paris from a Seine point of view.
 Here's another version of Genevieve
with dark hair wearing an animal print coat
and strings of pearls and rhinestones.
 And a softer version of Genevieve
with a lovely brown coat, a pink and black polka dot
blouse and a dotted black neck scarf.
How French...
There is a quote on the back of each pillow
that just rings true to anyone who visits
the City of Lights.

See all the Genevieve Paris ladies
in my Etsy shop.