Simplicity

"There is a certain majesty in simplicity which is far above all the quaintness of wit". Alexander Pope

RITA READE "MAMMABELLARTE"

HOST OF THE VINTAGE MARKETPLACE AT THE OAKS IN RAINBOW, CALIFORNIA
WOODWORKER AND SOLDERING TEACHER.

Oct 27, 2009

"Snow White Wednesday"
What's in the box?



Originally this box was a silverware box that Dean and I brought back to life. It was brown and with a velvet purple liner inside. PURPLE? not for me. We took out the velvet liner , sand it and re-painted with a coat of primer and two coats of white paint. Finished with an applique' just for the usual extra cottage touch.


The Christmas white trees, my favorite. I love the silver and white together, easy project. Hot glue gun to attach the silver balls and lots of white glue to attach the German glass glitter. If you are working on your dining room table like me, yes I do have a huge workshop but it's already full of projects! So, if you are working on your dining room table and using German glass glitter, remember it's real glass, cover the table with plastic and I use a large shoe box so you can collect the left over glitter and re use it.

More gluing, this time for the Vintage White balls I used decoupage glue for the glitter drops and a two part epoxy to glue the rhinestones, and finished them with lace.


I have few ideas for this millinery leaves, oh..they are velvet and pure white, the truth they are to beautiful to glue or glitter up. And I am planning to glitter up this creamy white cabbage rose too.

No plans for the white pearls, they are always pretty just the way they are.

Never bought snow flakes before, I am hooked now. I have been using it for the "Vintage Jars".

Never enough white lace, I use it to embellish the soldered bottles, charms, jars.
I filled the Vintage Jar with some of the snow flakes, a white tree glittered up, a guardian angel girl and each jar that I put together has a different word for the soldered bubble "hope", "vintage", "sweet".
There is still room in the jar to add personal messages too.

Now, how am I going to close the box?
Arrivederci Rita

Thank you to Kathleen for hosting another "bellissimo" White Wednesday.










13 comments:

  1. You HAVE to keep it open so we can all enjoy those goodies! Bellisimo!!!!

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  2. Oh Gosh Rita...this is so beautiful. You thought of every perfect detail for this box of treasures. I was oohing and aahing at every step you showed here, but then seeing it all together...WOW! LOVE IT!!!
    BTW those are the prettiest silk cabbage roses.
    Hugs,
    June

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  3. I'm loving all the goodies in your white box. Great post and really getting me in the mood for the holidays. Thanks for sharing.

    Kathleen

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  4. Love your site, Rita. I've added you to my bloglist so I can keep up with your beautiful creations!

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  6. Ciao Carissima Rita.
    grazie per la visita al mio blog. Wow, quante belle cose hai tirato fuori, mi sembra la valigia di Mary Poppins LOL. Sei molto creativa ed hai molti progetti. mi hai proprio indirizzato verso l'umore giusto per iniziare a pensare alle prossime festività, alle quali comincio solitamente a pensare verso l'8 dicembre, come è tradizione in Italia.
    Adoro la tue cabbage roses!!! tra tutte le foto quella con la rose e le foglie da modista è la mia prefererita.
    Bravissima!
    Mi fa piacere che ti piaccia la mia cagnolona - l'abbiamo adottata lo scorso 31 gennaio dal locale canile. è dolcissima
    un abbraccio ed a presto
    rita

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  7. Love the baubles! Do you sell them?
    Amy

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  8. Hi Rita! Thank you for swinging by my blog today after reading about me on Fiona and Twig! I wanted to stop by and say hello!

    I LOVE LOVE LOVE that box and EVERYTHING in it! I have a couple of those silverware laying around, and now I know what to do with them! Thanks for the inspiration!

    Polly at Sassafras

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  9. Beautiful post & gorgeous creations!

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  10. Everything is SO gorgeous, Rita. Love all the white beauty. p.s. love the idea of the pretty applique on your box - think I will try that too on my silverware box, waiting for a makover... :)

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  11. Ciao Rita! Thanks for your visit! Il tuo blog è bellissimo e le tue decorazioni favolose!
    Nice to meet you!
    Buon week end!
    Vale

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  12. Hi Rita
    Love all your beautiful whites...I have missed white wednesday 3 times now...I am having white withdrawal.
    Happy Halloween
    Blessings
    Rebecca

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  13. Your box is filled with beautiful treasures! I love everything inside and I totally agree about the white laces. I can never have enough laces, too. Have a wonderful Sunday! Julia

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