Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Wish List Wednesday - Vintage Tin & Metal

Finally...a new "Wish List"! I always find that i am drawn to vintage tin / metal boxes, trays, signs, etc. Maybe it is the faded paint and rust that i love so much about each piece...it gives them a wonderful history. In fact in making this list i bought a metal sign and cabinet from bellalulu! I hope you enjoy!



First Row Left to Right:
Tin Picnic Basket $28 - www.lisabretrostyle2.etsy.com
Red vintage "N" $20 - www.EdiesLab.etsy.com
3 Vintage Tins $16.99 - www.jollytimeone.etsy.com
Houndstooth Recipe Box $9 - www.coventgardenvintage.etsy.com

Second Row Left to Right:
Large Picture Frame $69 - www.Architiques9890.etsy.com
Vintage Campbells Bucket $10 - www.ACollectibleCachet.etsy.com
Vintage Metal Box $62.50 - www.bellalulu.etsy.com
Pair of Metal Tea Tins $16 - www.lisabretrostyle2.etsy.com

Third Row Left to Right:
Teal Blue Box $15 - www.happydayvintage.etsy.com
50's Strawberry Cake Taker $15- www.wonderplunder.etsy.com
Dunlap Metal Box $18 - www.retroology.etsy.com
Daffodils Green Tray $8 - www.samandchris.etsy.com

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Custom Shadow Boxes that I Created

OK...now that the holidays are over, maybe now i can get back to posting on a regular basis. As i said before, i was really busy with custom shadow box orders (16 boxes total) this holiday season, so i wanted to share what i made! Here are 8 custom boxes that i did for a gal. The picture inside is of her mother and father, and she gave them to her brothers and sisters for Christmas. I choose to do all 8 boxes with different backgrounds, and i love the way each one turned out. Which one is your favorite?








Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Denver's Holiday Handmade Alternative Craft Fair

First off...I am so sorry about being absent from my blog for so very long! I have been absolutely swapped with custom orders, YAY! I wanted to share some exciting news...I got accepted to Denver's Holiday Handmade Craft Fair (put on by Fancy Tiger). Please stop by and see me, I would love to meet you!



Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Wednesday Wish List - For the Feet, What a Treat!



First Row Left to Right:
Strippy Linen shoes $50 - www.LaLaShoes.etsy.com
Kitty Mary Janes $22 - www.emandsprout.etsy.com
OOAK Studded $32 - www.2treasurehunt.etsy.com
Leather Baby $10 - www.craftsbydiana.etsy.com

Second Row Left to Right:
Bridal flats $68 - www.HydraHeart.etsy.com
She's So Sweet $42 - www.woolybaby.etsy.com
Felt Boots $175 - www.EnchantedGypsy.etsy.com
Felt Baby Shoes $24 - www.frannyandjune.etsy.com

Third Row Left to Right:
Organic Baby Boots $34 - www.infusion.etsy.com
Gladiator Boots $150 - www.TantrikaTribe.etsy.com
The Belle $32.95 - www.thebelleandthebeau.etsy.com
Old School Tattoo $22 - www.ld81818.etsy.com

Monday, October 19, 2009

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Wednesday Wish List - Halloween



First Row Left to Right:
Poe Dexterity Puzzle $18 - www.valeriotedesign.etsy.com
Silver Bat Necklace $44 - www.ANORIGINALJEWELRY.etsy.com
Gentleman's Mask $30 - www.YumekiStudios.etsy.com
King Poison Collage $25 - www.jackandcatcurio.etsy.com

Second Row Left to Right:
OOAK Art Dolls $179.99 - www.bellacavallostudios.etsy.com
Ghost Pendant $16.99 - www.QueenBeanJewels.etsy.com
Got Bones $14.75 - www.reginasstudio.etsy.com
Bite Me, Mosaic $70 - www.acenal.etsy.com

Third Row Left to Right:
Call Poison Control $15 - www.uncorked.etsy.com
Black Stitches Choker $18 - www.tianarutledge.etsy.com
Wooden Skull Pendant $16 - www.ArtfulGoodies.etsy.com
Bleached Skeleton Dress $125 - www.smarmyclothes.etsy.com

Monday, October 5, 2009

i dream of flying - Soldered Pendant Necklace





This is the first piece that I've made with wings and I really love it! The pendant was made using a lead free solder and from end to end this necklace measures 15". Now available in my etsy shop www.objectsofaffection.etsy.com

Thursday, October 1, 2009

For the Little Cow Poke...

Just listed *THE CUTEST* 1950's cowboy boots for your little cow poke. They are in MINT condition and even have the original box! Go snatch them from my etsy shop www.lanisvintage.etsy.com



Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Wednesday Wish List - Old School Stuff

I have a HUGE weakness for vintage school stuff. I found so many great things for this wish list that I've include 4 BONUS FINDS! Enjoy!



First Row Left to Right:
Bus #2 Sign $24.50 - www.bellalulu.etsy.com
It's Time $72.99 - www.tippleandsnack.etsy.com
Brother Typewriter $60 - www.holliewouldvintage.etsy.com
Vintage School Supplies $42 - www.BlueCakeAndButtercup.etsy.com

Second Row Left to Right:
Vintage Lunch Box w/ Thermos $15 - www.RickRackVintage.etsy.com
Sculptural Globe $52 - www.EmilyLynch.etsy.com
Dixon Enduro Pencil Sharpener $36 - www.tentpitcher.etsy.com
Mini Swingline Stapler $10 - www.nostalgictreasures.etsy.com

Third Row Left to Right:
72 Inch Folding Ruler $11 - www.VintageMale.etsy.com
3 Vintage Health Books $16 - www.DeliaWach.etsy.com
1970 Children's School Chairs $24 - www.vintageavacado.etsy.com
Set of Metal Bookends $9 - www.opendoorstudio.etsy.com

Fourth Row Left to Right:
Illustrated German Biology chart $250 - www.HelloVictory.etsy.com
Red Milk Crate $27 - www.kewpiesfarmhouse.etsy.com
Wavy Subtraction Flashcards $4 - www.foundpaperco.etsy.com
Red Metal Hole Punch $19 - www.spacejam.etsy.com

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Wednesday Wish List - Painted Furniture



First Row Left to Right:
Tidewater Blue Desk $525 - www.gypsyfishstudio.etsy.com
Antique Dental Cabinet $985 - www.brm28.etsy.com
Vintage Desk $595 - www.plumdearly.etsy.com
Paris Chic Sideboard $395 - www.leshabbytique.etsy.com

Second Row Left to Right:
Very Chippy Dressor & Mirror $225 - www.onlinechic.etsy.com
This Seller did not want to be included.
Antique White Dresser $150 - www.InTheShed.etsy.com
Salty Green Dresser $375 - www.chromalab.etsy.com

Third Row Left to Right:
White Distressed Side Table $129 - www.KarliHearron.etsy.com
Black Paris Chic Desk $199.99 - www.ShabbyChicFairytale.etsy.com
Pair of Antique Dressers $1795 - www.VintageChicFurniture.etsy.com
Shabby Aqua Dresser $495 - www.royaloakcottage.etsy.com

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Come to the Fair

Are you in Colorado? If so...come on over to the Kiowa County Fair in Eads! It is always a wonderful fair with great Bar-B-Q and rodeo on Friday and Saturday! While your around enter to win this wonderful western themed gift basket. See ya there.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Wish List Wednesday - At the Fair

For this weeks wish list I wanted to feature some things we will see at next weeks Kiowa County Fair! Yee-haw!



First Row Left to Right:
Torquoise Turtle Hat $75 - www.AdoraFedora.etsy.com
Vintage 80's Boots $25 - www.vintageitemsnmore.etsy.com
Send in the Clowns $30 - www.bomobob.etsy.com
Sheep $25 - www.SharonMontrose.etsy.com

Second Row Left to Right:
Spur of the Moment $15 - www.phunkyphoenix.etsy.com
Cowboys $5 - www.BrynnCalef.etsy.com
Kieran Purse $195 - www.moxieandoliver.etsy.com
Why the Long Face $19 - www.BushnellPhotography.etsy.com

Third Row Left to Right:
Bovine $15 - www.AaronoverstreetArt.etsy.com
Pony Rides $35 - www.moonflowers.etsy.com
Stand-off $22 - www.poofny.etsy.com
Delicious Parade $15 - www.cagedtomato.etsy.com

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Wish List Wednesday - Back To School



First Row Left to Right:
Backpack $75 - www.mehran.etsy.com
Ball Jar Desk Set $15 - www.MidwestFinds.etsy.com
Oh Happy Day Pencils $6 - www.Earmark.etsy.com
Pencil Holder $8.15 - www.MarbleRose.etsy.com

Second Row Left to Right:
Personalized Branch Pencil $6 - www.ElementalHandcrafts.etsy.com
Oilcloth Lunch Bag $15 - www.RickRackQueen.etsy.com
USB Squid $40 - www.Sarai0989.etsy.com
9X11 Notebook Binder $14 - www.CrownBindery.etsy.com

Third Row Left to Right:
Personalized Water Bottle $24 - www.saratams.etsy.com
3 Bookmark Clips $5.50 - www.baublesnbows.etsy.com
Mary Poppins Pig Pencil Case $16 - www.rohmer.etsy.com
Pocket Tissue Case $4 - www.DowntownGirlDesigns.etsy.com

Friday, August 21, 2009

My Art Was Published in Cloth Paper Scissors!





I have been on cloud 9. The other day I got my favorite magazine, Cloth Paper Scissors, in the mail and discovered that my soldered shadow box had been included on the cover page (pg. 74) of "Skeletons In Your Closet" Readers Challenge. I am so honored to be included among the many very talented artists who make up this wonderful magazine, and I hope that I will be included in many more issues to come!

Monday, August 17, 2009

THE LITTLE RAVEN - book page art - limited edition






THE LITTLE RAVEN

I printed each one on my Epson R1800 with archival inks that last a VERY long time. The raven was printed on the book page and then I added color with color pencil in four different shades teal, magenta, lime green and orange.

I am going to make these a limited addition of 14. You'd better snatch it up quick. They will come signed and numbered on the back of each print.

Each one will measure about 5" X 7". The print will come mounted on black mat board (8" X 10") with black photo corners as pictured.

**COLLECT ALL FOUR COLORS (TEAL, MAGENTA, LIME GREEN, ORANGE), THEY WOULD BE GREAT HUNG TOGETHER AS A GROUPING!

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Wish List Wednesday



First Row Left to Right:
Vintage Beverage Tickets $6.50 - www.smallstudio.etsy.com
Darling Deer Laptop Sleeve $37.95 - www.Lollington.etsy.com
Lamp Shades $28 - www.myfinch.etsy.com
Sweet Child of Mine Locket $25 - www.secretjewellz.etsy.com

Second Row Left to Right:
Camille Doll Softie $12 - www.lovelysweetwilliam.etsy.com
1920 no. 005 eau de parfum $25 - www.lbrodar.etsy.com
Pocketwatch T Dress $35 - www.vital.etsy.com
Petrea Chandelier $1280 - www.ChandiDesign.etsy.com

Third Row Left to Right:
Oilcloth Clutch $30 - www.njoydesigns.etsy.com
Watch Vial $3.25 - www.pinksupply.etsy.com
Calendar Garland $12 - www.VintageScraps.etsy.com
Deer Love $20 - www.squidart.etsy.com

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

My thighs were stolen...

My mother-in-law found this story, and I just couldn't resist sharing it...TOO FUNNY!

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You've heard about people who have been abducted and had their kidneys removed by black-market organ thieves...

My thighs were stolen from me during the night a few years ago. I went to sleep and woke up with someone else's thighs. It was just that quick. The replacements had the texture of cooked oatmeal. Whose thighs were these and what happened to mine? I spent the entire summer looking for my thighs. Finally, hurt and angry, I resigned myself to a life in jeans.

And then the thieves struck again. My butt was next. I knew it was the same gang, because they took pains to match my new rear-end to the thighs they had stuck me with earlier. But my new butt was attached at least three inches lower than my original! I realized I'd have to give up my jeans in favor of long skirts.

Two year ago I realized my arms had been switched. One morning I was fixing my hair and was horrified to see the flesh of my upper arm swing to and fro with the motion of the hairbrush. This was really getting scary - my body was being replaced one section at a time. What could they do to me next?

When my poor neck suddenly disappeared and was replaced with a turkey neck, I decided to tell my story. Woman of the world, wake up and smell the coffee! Those "plastic" surgeons are using REAL replacement body parts - stolen from you and me! The next time someone you know has something "lifted", look again - was it lifted from you?

THIS IS NOT A HOAX. This is happening to women everywhere every night. WARN YOUR FRIENDS!

P.S. Last year I thought someone had stolen my boobs.
I was lying in bed and they were gone! But when I jumped out of bed, I was relieved to see that they had just been hiding in my armpits as I slept. Now I keep them hidden in my waistband.

Thought this was to important not to pass on.

These same thieves come in my closet and shrink my clothes! How do they do it???

Wish List Wednesday - A Vintage Feel



First Row Left to Right:
Mouth Bifold Wallet $25 - www.OllieOtson.etsy.com
Cherish Your Visions $36 - www.FauxKiss.etsy.com
Have a Ball $42 - www.everyeskimo.etsy.com
Scalloped Clock $28 - www.vintagejane.etsy.com

Second Row Left to Right:
6 Vintage Apples $25 - www.spacejam.etsy.com
Eternal Sunshine Skirt $38 - www.deciduoussoul.etsy.com
Reclaimed Frame $19 - www.madebymavis.etsy.com
Mack and LaForge $75 - www.juliebcreative.etsy.com

Third Row Left to Right:
Industrial Tray $34 - www.bluebellbazaar.etsy.com
Two Little Brownies $16 - www.johnnyvintage.etsy.com
Cuff Wristband $23 - www.tovicorrie.etsy.com
Make Do and Mend $18 - www.farouche.etsy.com

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Wish List Wednesday - Etsy From Colorado




First Row Left to Right:
Chunky Knit Cowl $54 - www.KiwiAndCompany.etsy.com
5X5 W $15 - www.jacquelynlee.etsy.com
Love Bird Rings $45 - www.Simag.etsy.com
Throw Pillow $26 - www.PersnicketyHome.etsy.com

Second Row Left to Right:
Mind's Eye $119 - www.jacksoncreede.etsy.com
Library Day Dress $65 - www.Soil.etsy.com
Telephone Wire Bangles $18 - www.Kranky.etsy.com
Argyle Journal $19 - www.disconsolator.etsy.com

Third Row Left to Right:
Great Escape Buckle $25 - www.jenniferkent.etsy.com
Black and White Stripes $18 - www.mmsomewhere.etsy.com
Icy Blue Bowl $32- www.montezumamudd.etsy.com
Snap Clutch $34 - www.ModDotTextiles.etsy.com

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Wish List Wednesday - Aqua



First Row Left to Right:
Zipper Purse $32 - www.madebyhank.etsy.com
Pretty Pale Rose $10 - www.linkeldesigns.etsy.com
Paris Print $20 - www.FauxKiss.etsy.com
Wee Bowl $8 - www.panopoly.etsy.com

Second Row Left to Right:
Original Collage $85 - www.slvilov.etsy.com
Le Petit Journal $12 - www.mulberrymuse.etsy.com
Turquoise Dangle $86 - www.anakim.etsy.com
Keep Calm $19.98 - www.byorderofthecrown.etsy.com

Third Row Left to Right:
Jealous Antoinette $35 - www.stilettoheights.etsy.com
Linen Pouch $38 - www.laurabucci.etsy.com
Drape $89 - www.shopcloverbelle.etsy.com
Null $5 - www.homesteadtreasures.etsy.com

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Wish List Wednesday - They're Stuffed!



First Row Left to Right:
Mario Ghost Clown $15 - www.JunkerJane.etsy.com
Baby Squirrel $24 - www.EnnaDesignShop.etsy.com
Custom Fox Toy $68 - www.birdandlittlebird.etsy.com
Romeo the Owl $24 - www.plantsandanimals.etsy.com

Second Row Left to Right:
A Kind of Chicken $48- www.OdeliaLa.etsy.com
Tall Buck $48 - www.TheHandworkGroup.etsy.com
Horse No. 6 $65 - www.penguinandfish.etsy.com
Bacon $25 - www.tiddlywinks.etsy.com

Third Row Left to Right:
Spoonik the Monster $17 - www.gush4plush.etsy.com
Peanut Butter and Jelly $8.50 - www.Pumpkinpye517.etsy.com
Milo the Teacher $26.50 - www.knittingdreams.etsy.com
Bluet the Wafting Wildflower $24 - www.FluffyFlowers.etsy.com

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Sometimes I Feel Like a Caged Bird

Caged Bird - Soldered Pendant




Check out this newest little glass tile pendant. I made this one using the actual image from a vintage children's book.

Pendant measures a little under 1" square and is about 3/16" thick. The solder is silver in color and lead-free.

Get this pendant from my shop~
www.objectsofaffection.etsy.com

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Follow me on Twitter and get ~ FREE SHIPPING TODAY

Follow me on twitter ~ http://twitter.com/LaniRobertson

Any of my tweets who make a purchase today 6/16/09 from my etsy shop, will enjoy FREE SHIPPING (just enter "TWITTER DEAL")

Just Listed - a nest.

A little nest pendant.





Picture in the pendant is the actual image from a vintage children's book, not a copy! This is a one-of-a-kind piece, so be unique. It measures 3/16" thick, 14/16" wide and 2 1/4" tall (including the jumpring). I use a lead-free solder on all of my pieces.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Wish List Wednesday - Randomness



First Row Left to Right:
Cloud for Sale $20 - www.rollandtumblepress.etsy.com
Wooden Butterflies $6.50 - www.porkchopshow.etsy.com
Double Loop Earrings $125 - www.propellers.etsy.com
Festive Zebra $19.50 - www.crankbunny.etsy.com

Second Row Left to Right:
Kiku Loose Shirt $48 - www.Ahpeele.etsy.com
Vintage Swarovski $46 - www.jorgensenstudio.etsy.com
Itsy Bitsy Book $38 - www.greentrikepress.etsy.com
Pull String Person $30 - www.thesmallobject.etsy.com

Third Row Left to Right:
The Nest $30 - www.dsbrennan.etsy.com
Sunflower Sleeveless Dress $58 - www.TittaME.etsy.com
Lola Paper Doll $65 - www.holli.etsy.com
Songbird $150 - www.dolangeiman.etsy.com

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

FREE Giveaway at Green Island Studios...have a peek!



All you have to do to be in with a chance of winning one of Jo's 8" x 8" prints is to have a look through the pictures in her Dawanda open edition print store, then leave a comment on her blog about which one you would like to win. And if you're a blogger and you don't already follow her blog, then please add her to your follow list.

This 10 day free giveaway will close on the 19th June 2009.

Friday, June 5, 2009

Sweet As Candy Crepe Paper Streamers

Just Listed...Sweet As Candy Crepe Paper Streamers







These crepe paper streamers are simply the sweetest!

Made with wonderful vintage crepe papers that I purchased at a recent auction. I have sewn two and three layers of colors together to create these. There will be many, many color combinations so keep watching my shop for more. Also, if you would like a specific color combination, please let me know as I would be happy to do a custom order for you!

Each package has approximately 14 feet of streamers! This listing is for the follow streamers as pictured...

* 3 layers of orange, yellow, and teal - stitched together with a teal thread.

* 2 layers of Teal and Pink - stitched together with a yellow thread.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Wish List Wednesday - When It's Raining...

If it's raining where you are...

Take in the beauty as the rain falls,
Put the rain coat on the hound,
Dance in the puddles,
Cuddle up and read a book,
Play a game,
Pop the popcorn,
Turn on some Charlie Chaplin and enjoy yourself!



First Row Left to Right:
The Bond $12 - www.3LambsGraphics.etsy.com
At Tara $15 - www.ara133photography.etsy.com
Upcycled Dog Rain Coat $48 - www.BeanTownHandmade.etsy.com
A Rainy Day $10 - www.dansley.etsy.com

Second Row Left to Right:
Rain Boots $10 - www.lynseandfancy.etsy.com
Birds in Book Club $18 - www.barkingbirdart.etsy.com
Umbrella Necklace $13 - www.kizette.etsy.com
1,2,3 Memory Game $16.50- www.anotherleaf.etsy.com

Third Row Left to Right:
Raincloud Ring $15 - www.CatherineMarissa.etsy.com
Carmel Popcorn $12 - www.simplyseasonal.etsy.com
Charlie Chaplin $10 - www.silentsandtalkies.etsy.com
Umbrella T-Shirt $18 - www.happyfamily.etsy.com