Friday, 11 June 2010

Mrs Beaton

I felt the urge to do something a little bit blue and this is the result! Originally she was born to succeed but I couldn't fit it all in so she just had to settle for being good!
I found two of these little spoons when I was home, I probably shouldn't tell my mother I've wired one to an old cigar box as they were no doubt given to me for a special reason!
I just love these old photo cards, you can find them at the markets here, it's just a shame they're not dated. This one is a little more speckled than intended as I managed to drop stamp cleaning fluid on it! a happy mistake I think. Her little crown (she has big dreams...) is from my matchbox swap with Jan
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17 comments:

Stephne said...

Another lovely piece, i do look foward to your work, as i have just said to another, i have been around in the arts abd crafts industry for a long time and have seen a great deal, good, bad and ugly...

Keep up the good work

Stephne x

kiwicarole said...

Love the stamp cleaning fluid! LOL Great use of silverware, Patty will be proud of you:))
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Julia said...

Very beautiful! I love it!

Linda said...

Yes, Patty will be proud of you! That's just what I was thinking... pays to get here early in the morning! So maybe you could do a spoonful of sugar theme with the other spoon?

Karen said...

Oh this is brilliant Margaret X

bad penny said...

She looks like she is consentrating very hard to keep that weeny crown on - great fun

Alisa said...

Very nice!
I have used items that I've recieved and then wondered whether or not I should have done that. LOL

druga szesnaście said...

this is just brilliant!!!

Riki Schumacher said...

This is adorable! Riki

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

Your blue box is wonderful! AND you know I adore your special spoon too!
Clever you to affix it so that if need be you could remove it at some point.
You inspire me again and again M!
oxo
p.s. did you use the original cabinet card?

Melinda Cornish said...

I think the special spoon was used in the perfect way...I love cabinet cards too...I always wonder about the people in the photos.

Halle said...

Beautiful piece. Love how you wired the spoon to it.

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

First, I LOVE this assemblage. Regardless of the sentiment, it is awesome. And that happy accident is something I call a flopportunity. I think it really added to the piece. Lovely, as usual.

La Dolce Vita said...

clever what you did with that spoon!!

Chany said...

I lovely work, your pictore is nice, very nice, Chany

Dawn said...

Oh Yes love it and the spoon is a great idea it's all just yum!

love Dawn xx

Fabric Art said...

Margaret love you cigar box and Mrs.Beaton, and the little crow so sweet, I thinks it's ok to have big dreams. Thanks for visiting my creatve place.
Anni