Sunday, October 10, 2010

Her Drawers Are Showing

My second bedroom is the stock room for my daughter's internet business. She's very organized and has drawer after drawer of vintage flowers, hand made velvet and lace trims and fancy papers from Germany, England and Italy. She stops by every day to fill orders, which is a blessing, as it's always a delight to see her.

The vintage millinery and craft supplies keep her busy all year, but her Christmas goods are the heart of the business.

My favorites are the traditional German advent calendars.

Her paperboard cottages are the most labor intensive item she makes. She designs each one, cuts them out by hand, assembles, paints, puts cellophane in the windows, applies "snow" to the roofs and bottle brush trees, along with vintage mercury glass beads, trims the eaves and fences with Dresden paper lace from Germany and then dusts the whole cottage with natural mica for a subtle Christmas sparkle. Each one takes an entire day to make. Here, they're stacked up, waiting to be shipped to their new homes.


steven said...

perhaps it's easy for me to say but what a way to spend a day - what a lovely way to spend a day!! the pleasure and joy these creations bring is almost certainly immeasurable! steven

The Weaver of Grass said...

Those houses are absolutely brilliant - what a clever daughter you have.

Amanda at 32˙North said...

You are too sweet! :)

Tracy said...

Loved seeing this behind the scenes, Golden West... so much pretty, glittery sweetness! :o) Happy Day ((HUGS))

nina said...

Wow! Such talent! And such great entrepreneurial grit to make a success of it! Congrats!