I love metal. And heraldry and royalty. I stumbled upon these gorgeous antique cap badges a few years ago and began collecting them.
Most of the ones I have are from the UK.
And some I don't really know anything about their origin at all.
The mixing of different colors of the metal is so beautiful.
Hard to believe these were worn on military caps- they're just so artistically crafted.
I took a few from my collection and hung them from ribbons and then on a set of cannisters in my kitchen.
Love this one.
So...I named this post, "Where's Waldo?". If you scroll back through the photos can you find the 'Waldo' in my collection- meaning, spot the one that is blending in and isn't a real cap badge?
Is it not amazing???? Doesn't it have the same feel as the other ones?
When I saw what Constance of Rochambeau was making I just about flipped!! Check out all of the other things I ordered from her.
Everything comes so beautifully wrapped. I'm not surprised as everything Constance does is first class. She encloses a little scroll with all of the symbols and their corresponding meanings. Constance, thank you so much- I love them all. This link will take you to the original post at Rochambeau where you can see more of her selections.
I think I bought enough to start my own Constance collection to go with my cap badges collection! My excuse is that I have three sisters so I'm going to share....maybe.
Yep, from 'head to toe', American Harvest's Theatre Mystique Halloween Premier was fantastic!! But I have to say I wasn't able to snap any photos in the store because it was brimming with customers (which is a good thing!!) I'm sure Sharon will post photos on her blog tonight or tomorrow of all the amazing displays and creations.
At the store, I met up with my wonderful friend, Colleen Moody, whose dolls are now at American Harvest. I love the face of this one.
Both of these dolls were gone before I even had a chance to see them in person (images borrowed from Colleen's blog).
"Hey, I know someone who knows someone who is a friend of a cousin who used to be neighbors of someone who sort of knew an acquaintance who knows Sharon at American Harvest. I think I can get us backstage passes to the Theatre Mystique Halloween Premier Party on Saturday, August 16th!"
"Really? I'm in. But I'm pretty sure everyone is invited."
"Ha!-Who knew? So much for my connections! It will be a party not to be missed."
Hi everyone!! I've been busy making some things for this Saturday so I thought I'd give you a peek. Sharon is planning an incredible day so stop by if you can.
The 'magic hour' is 10:AM and will continue all day.
OMG! It's been so long since I did a post that this one took me hours!! I better quite while I'm ahead! Hope to see you Saturday.