Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Tools of the trade.

Yesterday I went to buy tools and supplies and among the things I got: wax carving tools, wax files and wax blocks. I'm so excited to start working with wax and can't wait to see where it takes me. I've never worked with wax before so I'm also nervous! I'll sure need to take some classes but for the moment, I'm going to play around and experiment.  

I'll keep you posted on my progress! 

Le Petit Trianon

One of my favorite movies ever is Sofia Coppola's Marie Antoinette. It's a visually gorgeous movie and it has a beautiful feeling to it. After watching the movie I bought the biography by Antonia Fraser and I felt fascinated by this person and the transition of her life from Austrian princess, queen of France until her tragic death and the French revolution. Anyways, if you are into history, I recommend you to read her biography, is so interesting!

Here are some photos I took last year during a trip to France while visiting Le petit Trianon, Marie Antoinette's country home. I hope you like them!

Have a great day!

Monday, January 14, 2013

On photos as objects and Marie Antoinette.

I remember when photos where real objects and we used to put them in photo albums like great treasures. Now in the digital era, I only see my images on the computer. I have to confess that, now that I enjoy so much using photo apps on my phone, my old, gorgeous cameras don't get much use these days and that's so sad!

Anyways, I have decided I don't want to neglect real photos anymore and yesterday I ordered a bunch of prints and let me tell you, I'm sooo excited to get them! 

When I was going through photos to send to print I came across the photos from our visit to France last year and I fell in love all over again. I enjoyed so much every place we visited but one of the places that stole my heart was Versailles. It was one of those perfect days, you know? those days when just everything seems right, the wind, the light, the people with you, the place. Those days that stuck in the memory mixed up with comforting, content feelings. 

Also, Versailles is so interesting to me as one of my favorite historical figures of all times is Marie Antoinette and get to walk through the places she once walked was incredible. I'm going to post some photos here of Marie Antoinette apartments in Versailles and while Louis XV furniture and style is absolutely not my type, I still enjoyed so much looking at the details as you'll notice in my pictures :)

I hope you like this first part of my photos (next is Marie Antoinette Villette)!

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Tiny paw

Just finished a super cute paw necklace for a dear friend. She is going to give it to one of her friends who loves dogs :) 

Isn't adorable? 

How have you been? Is 2013 being good for you so far? I wish you all a lovely day!

Monday, January 7, 2013

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Vintage rings are back

I just listed a pretty cool bunch of vintage rings on the shop. They are gorgeous and unique so hurry up and check them out before they're gone!

Also, if you'd like to know more about these vintage rings, check out this post I wrote a couple weeks ago, click here.

Have a lovely day!

About New Year and cookies.

Times goes faster and faster as I grew older, or so I feel. We are now living 2013 and we better make the best of it!

Happy new year to you all!


PS. photos don't have much to do with new year-things but I really like them! hehehe These are our first time ever home made cookies :)