Good Witches or Bad Witches

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Recently I went on a hunting trip for vintage images.  Not that I need more, but you can never have enough.

I stumbled upon a postcard album from the early 1900′s, that came from upstate New York.  As I turned the pages this wonderful original water color appeared.  I fell in love with it.  For all the years of collecting I never found such a wonderful Halloween image.  Not signed, I wonder who the artist was.

Perfect for Shandell’s matches.  What a fabulous way to light your Halloween night.

Simply Stated

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Kate Parker from SimplyStated a blog from RealSimple.com, shared my work with her readers.  I was honored to have her write about me.  Grateful I am to be able to make things with my hands and make people smile.

Kate said “Handmade gifts have that extra special, personal touch – and it’s always nice to support independent artisans. At $14, these match boxes are an affordable and unique  present – plus it’s something everyone needs.”  The “Met Opera” matches were one of her favorites.

Thank you Kate for sharing my work.
Susan

Dorothy Draper would have loved these.

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These fabulous ginger jar shaped lamps, with gesso flowers came right from the Dorothy Draper era. They are classical and funky wrapped into one. The tone on tone feeling is soothing.  I have found quite a few examples of gesso decorated lamp bases lately.  This is the first of a series that I will be doing this fall.  The gesso is normally white, but I have found a few lamp bases that the gesso has been colored. The imagination of the artists back then are amazing.  Someone must have filled a pastry bag with gesso and decorated the lamp bases just like a wedding cake.

I topped them off with a great pair of cream colored sea grass hexagon lampshades.  Bringing a twist to these bases.  The sea grass has the wonderful warm tones of the lamps.  These lamps would be a welcome addition to any home.

If you are in the area stop by and see or visit my online store.

Enjoy,

Susan