Also notice the stenciled scallops on the wall. Yes, my husband is amazing. He stenciled 250 scallops, give or take a few. Once he hit his stride he could paint 10 per hour. Yes, 10 per hour was the fast version. So yes, he spent forever paining. And yes, I love it!
Hanging on the middle necklace is a diamond pendant from my paternal grandmother. I don't remember a time when Nan wasn't battling one of life's demons. Her last years were spent fighting breast cancer, then lung cancer. As a child from a poor family, she never thought she'd own anything as valuable as a diamond. I'm especially flattered that she gave such a treasured heirloom to me.
The silver locket on the right belonged to my maternal grandmother. She passed away last summer after 91 years of life. There's so much to say. For the sake of posting this sometime this decade, I'm going to move along.
knockoff diamonds - what's a girl not to love? All three pictures in this post show the background paper as a much brighter green than it really is. Hmmm...maybe it's just not a good lighting day? Very few are here in the rainy Pacific NW. Anyway, I arranged dozens of white buttons, pearl brads, and tiny white flowers with rhinestone centers into a heart shape. Attaching everything took less than an hour. Not bad and totally worth it, eh? The frame was a clearance find that I spray painted silver.
Finally, we have this pair of sparkly, beaded butterflies. You'll have to click on the picture for a close up. The butterflies are ready-made scrapbook embellishments - gotta love easy! Yet it still adds just the right touch.
Stay tuned for the crib set!
Take care, Rachel