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Monday, January 11, 2010

Valentines @ Marta's Room

This is the second season I used this prop. It is an empty Victrola case. The logo in the back was so beautiful I could not pass it up.


This is the stuff in the black and white room. I made the lace wreath, it was a lot of fun putting it together. The lady in the old picture is a spit image of Celine Dion.

This is one of my favorite cabinets in the shop. My wedding couples sell really good. The only thing is they keep buying my favorites ones. I got 3 weddings albums from the early 1900s, with the dry flowers inside and the newspaper clippings with the announcements of the wedding.


More wedding stuff.
Just a little vignette.

Love how the red vignettes turn out this year. My favorite is the Valentines tree. I took off the Xmas balls and added small vintage valentines, red clusters of curly ribbon and red feathers.


Some cream yumminess (is that a word in the dictionary?)

This was Valentines last year. So many people find the heads spooky. I love them and I use them a lot in my vignettes. I called this two people the king and queen of hearts.


Mondays and Fridays are my days "off", no such thing, so much to do. I usually run errands and go to the shop for the not so fun stuff, like cleaning. I have started crafting again, which happen in the wee hours of the night. I used to go thru spells of insomnia, which were really creative spells. I will dream pillows and pretty stuff, if I was not exhausted I will get up and write it down or draw it. That is the reason way they said artists and creative people are all cookoos. We are not crazy, just sleep deprived. Anyway, it got so bad and lasted so long that I have to start asking God to take the inspiration away for a break. He did, for a long time, but I found my glue gun and the pretty stuff and here I am, insomnia spell, again. Have this ever happened to any of you? Please, somebody tell me I'm not crazy. Do any of you experience creative spells attached to insomnia? I hope you stop by and visit with me, looking forward to new friendships. Blessings, Marta.

9 comments:

Found Around said...

Marta, just to let you know after reading Magnolia Pearl's Country Living book, my husband and I couldn't sleep for days! What an inspiring book. If you haven't seen it, I'm not sure I should recommend it to you! HA HA. Yes, we have the sleep problems too. Susan

craftymarta said...

Susan, I didn't know she have a book published. I love her and you are right, I probably won't be able to put it down. Don't you think if we are not going to sleep we may as well do something we love with the extra time? Crazy, crazy good.

cindy said...

LOVE the red 45 record, Marta!
Have you seen the wedding couples and bells cake topper at Hosanna House. ADORABLE! I think you need them to add to this fabulous collection!

Linda said...

I love your little vignettes. Such wonderful Valentines!

Vicki said...

Hi, my friend,
I think your shop is looking so pretty for Valentine's Day, a personal favorite holiday!! I think creative spirits like you just have such wonderful ideas and can't help but want to create, no matter what the time of day. Lucky for the rest of us that you do like to create and bless us with your inspirations!! Thank you for stopping by for a visit and for your words of encouragement. I love your blog header, so pretty with those roses! Have a lovely week! Vicki

Prior said...

your shop is awesome... Lezlee

SugarMoon said...

beautiful! i know you have been so busy, but it's worth it...everything looks wonderful. hope you keep crafting! i've almost set up my computer... yea!!! here is my cell # (254)297-9476. take care.

vintagesue said...

am i up past midnight reading your blog with my glue gun plugged in next to me????????? of course.
you inspire us.....sleep deprived or not. i get it. i'm always tired marta, but there is so much to do!!!
i love the white wreath. i've made a few myself lately, and they are so much fun to make and easy too.
can't wait for more. your vignettes are stunning. i can smell the candle burning in your shop.
LOVE 2 CRAFT....show two head of us with crowns on and dark circles under our eyes for valentines day.
lol
sue

Margo said...

Love all your vignettes, you are so talented, I want to buy it all.

Margo