Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Fairy Wings And Other Things.

Daylight savings finished this weekend...to me it's always the line in the sand as to whether Winter is coming or Winter is going....The mornings here are once again cool and crisp and the leaves are turning golden shades of Autumn...Even though l'm a little sad that Summer is all but gone for us, it's still great to share in the excitement of Summer returning to those of you living in the Northern hemisphere.
lt hasn't been easy getting this post up as the house is a BIG schmozzle at the moment and there's not really been anywhere to take pretty photos:-).....You see there's stuff EVERYWHERE as l've decided to paint the two large cabinets in the lounge room....so out came ALL the china which l've had to find extra storage for as l want to change the displays. Also we are still clearing out Mum's house so things are coming home from there each week, and add to that the few projects l have on the go. l'm hoping to have it all organised in the next few weeks but at the moment.....well let's just say.... it aint  pretty:-)

l was inspired by the lovely antique wings they sell at jeanne d'arc living. and tried to make something similar. l made two pair but one pair turned out so badly they were only fit for the bin:-) There was no sewing involved in their creation, l drew out a template which l used to bend to shape the wire after covering with a piece of old tulle,  some of the same tulle was torn and placed around the edges.

 l found a floral ruffled skirt at the opshop and knew straight away l could use it to pretty up a set of plain beige napkins l had. The ruffles were simply removed from skirt and sewed around each edge of the napkins. A couple of patches were added for some shabby interest. No doubt we'll never use them but hey...they're there if we NEED them:-)

Found this birdcage at the mill market. It was BLACK when l bought it and the paint was chipping off all over the place. A good sand and a couple of cans of white spray paint...that's more like it :-)

A couple of pics from my files.

It's so lovely of you to stop by here, thanks so much. Hope you all have a beautiful week.

Til next time,



  1. Great idea! Wings are beautiful and your bedroom too :)

  2. Your wings turned out wonderfully! What a cute idea:) Love your sewing job too, you're so clever. I'm absolutely hopeless when it comes to sewing.

    It's always funny to think you're heading into your winter while our summer is starting! We had our daylight savings a couple of weeks ago, it's always painful to "spring forward" and lose an hour.

    Did you paint the paintings behind your sofa? They're so lovely! Your birdcage was a great find, looks so pretty! I've been so lazy with my blog, it's just so easy to do Instagram pics and so much effort to blog...sigh. I do need to get motivated and do one tho! Have a lovely week my friend!

  3. The wings are beautiful! Oh, how I wish I could sink into that dreamy bed!

  4. Hi Bron! I love your bedroom, it's so cosy:) The wings are like a cherry at the top of cake:) I really like this idea! At your home it always looks so colorful and cosily:) Have a nice week! Hugs Ala

  5. Oh...if I could sew I would first make wings! These are beautiful. I sincerely love your home and blog and thank you for stopping by for a visit!! :) Debbie is a lovely person and any friend of hers is a friend of mine! :)


  6. I believe in angels and i love everything about angels. The wings are gorgeous and your home is fairy

  7. Your bedroom is beautiful and love all the gorgeous soft color. I'm not a wing kind of girl but do love dishes...Your home is so pretty!

  8. Your bedroom is just beautiful ♥ I think you did a fantastic job sewing these precious angel wings. Everything in your room is lovely! I love the way you put it all together. Thanks for sharing your awesome photos too!!
    Hugs, Jody

  9. Those wings are a wonderful design. So whimsical! I love your new napkins! Even if you don't use them for the intended purpose you can still set a gorgeous table with them. You have fantastic tastes! Love all your photos. They are such gorgeousness! :)

  10. Ciao!Questa mattina ho trovato un tuo commento nel mio blog!E' stato un piacere scoprirti!Trovare un blog,cosi bello e romantico come il tuo che rispecchia i miei gusti!Non voglio perderlo,ti seguirò!Buona giornata!Rosetta

  11. Such lovely dreamy photos from your files. And I'm loving the oh so pretty angel wings you made!
    Thank you for your sweet visit,
    Mary Alice

  12. great post
    would you like to follow each other?
    I'll follow back after it


  13. Oh my, OH MY! What a lovely cottage and beautiful art! I am particularly struck by that painting in BLUE on your sideboard.....everything is beautifully placed to bring together such a great composition. That BLUE! And...thank you kindly for your visit to my blog! Enjoy your day! Anita

  14. The angel wings are beautiful!! I love the shabby fringe you added.
    I so understand having a house that is in a mess! We are doing the floor in the living room with wood planks, so all the furniture, and everything else is in the dining room and on the sun porch...ugh. Hopefully it won't be much longer. We are FINALLY getting some spring like weather here! Hopefully it will stay this time!
    Have a great weekend!