One of my all time favorite finds- a twig bush with rhinestones! It can be used so many ways, - in a urn, as a nest for ornaments or your velvet pumpkins, tucked in the arms of an angel, on a mantle, the ideas are endless.
A gilded angel napping in a nest of twigs and rhinestones.
Another great find while in California last weekend- I met an artist that makes these adorable trees.
Completely covered in vintage ornaments and old jewelry, they are adorable. Four sizes available.
And finally to share with you for today's Holiday show update, a collection of Santos cage dolls dressed in vintage finery. A collection of different sizes will be at the Holiday show.
The Santos dolls get their name from the Spanish word for Saint, and are also known as Santons (French) and Santibelli (Italian). The Santos that started the genre of dolls we sell (primarily Spanish Colonial and Western European style), originally started as copies of 17th century carvings by priests. Originally, Santos were created for use as in-home altars. They were needed in small villages that did not have a priest, as well as for when it was not possible to travel to church.I really prefer the Italian name- Santibelli_ and think our girls should be called Santibelli's !!!
It definitely sounds more Romancing the Home!!!!
Each doll will be dressed in vintage fabrics and adorned in gilt and rhinestones.
A beautiful belt of rhinestones and brass cherubs is at the waist of this Santos doll.
Beautiful painted faces and bodies, make these reproductions look like the original antique.
A vintage 1930's collar forms the shawl on this lady.
Remnants of 1920's and 30's dresses will become the skirts.
A beautiful heirloom piece to use on a mantle, buffet or entry table.
I'll be updating this blog every couple of days with new items available at the show.
November 6th 4 to 7 pm
Friday November 7th 11 am to 3 pm
Saturday November 8th 11 am to 3 pm
Hope to see you there!