Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Sending Flowers to you on a Rainy Day

It's been say rainy and overcast her the past few days in our area. This arrangement of prim flowers made this grey morning a little brighter, and we truly need that here.

It is brought to you by Artfire artist VintageKeepsakeTrunk ,

She describes it as: Here we have a Primitive Folk Art Grapevine Watering Can with Americana Yoyo Florals. This piece would display nicely as a centerpiece, shelf sitter, or placed on a bureau, table or halltree. It measures approximately 15" tall and 13"wide and 6" deep. This would also make a wonderful house-warming gift that is everlasting and never withers.

I have created this floral piece in the primitive fashion to give it that time-worn look. Each flower is hand-stitched into a nostalgic "yoyo" fabric circle, reminiscent of the olde fashioned yoyo quilts. Each flower is made from a different, but coordinating Americana print fabric in navy, rusty red, and cream stars and stripes designs. I have sewn a large rusty red lucite button with navy floss at the center of each flower. The fabric leaves are sewn from a hunter green leaf print fabric layered with interfacing and wire is inserted to make them poseable. The wire stems are wrapped in floral tape and then anchored into floral foam covered with spanish moss.

The eight yoyo flowers are arranged in a natural grapevine twig watering can wrapped with a coordinating patriotic flag fabric bow that is torn and tied in the front and embellished with another large rusty red button.

I have given this piece a primitive tag, aged with coffee-vanilla-cinnamon stain that I have carefully burnt the edges with a flame and topped it with a nostalgic print of a vintage greeting card showing a Vintage boy holding an American Flag with an olde cannon and his fire crackers that says "4th of July".

This piece has been lovingly made by me as my own concept and design and no pattern was used.

This design will come to you dated, signed and tagged with my own label Collectibles by Joan which states The Handcrafting and Time Invested in this Piece are its Own Mark of Quality.

You can see it at:

This item would be uplifting for everyday use and also for those Red, White and Blue Holidays throughout the year.


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