Monday, January 13, 2014

Fantasy And The Fantastic!

Colorful green glass elephant stopping by on the mantle.
Mermaid clock at the Mermaid House!
This week I am linking at Amaze Me Monday Make it pretty Monday Coastal Charm Inspire Me Tuesday
Mosaic Monday The Charm of Home Tuesdays Treasures What's it Wednesdays
Knick of Time Tuesday Wow us Wednesdays Treasure Hunt Thursday Time travel Thursday Be Inspired
We call it junkin' Pink Saturday
Osage Indian wedding hat circa 1850.
My favorite things to collect:  Hopi pots, vintage cigar boxes and antique early Victorian highly decorated top hats.  The Omaha wedding hat to the left is pre-civil war.
Napoleon's heavy cavalry Cuirassier  helmet.  Circa 1815.  Comes with a righteous pony tail, red feather plume and horse hair plume.   Going to battle in high fashion!

A work in progress.   I have an amazing antique frame for this piece!
Paintings by Rachel

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Rachel's Studio

You can find my studio on the bottom floor of my three story home.  Here is a  work in progress!
Paintings by Rachel
Tablescape Thursday
Good place to set up an arrangement!
Open House
Seasonal Sunday
Got brushes?
Coastal Charm
Pink Saturday
Amaze Me Monday
I am loving this floor chandelier!
Work it Wednesday
My taxidermy peacock's name is "Prince".  I love Chinese lanterns and small colorful objects.  Germantown Navajo rugs, Turkish carpets, Indian sari and Suzani fabric are great to drape under objects and in the background.
savvy southern style
The geisha vase is something I enjoy painting in different settings.   All you need is a flower arrangement from the garden.
treasure hunt Thursday
You will find my studio cluttered with props for still life paintings.
Time Travel Thursday
Mosaic Monday

Friday, January 3, 2014

Peacock Color Theme

Here is a carved shell I bought is Paris and an old Victorian pin I found in a London antique market.
Common ground
These really tall Delphiniums remind me of Sunflower stalks.
Show and Tell Friday
The Princess Flower loves my backyard!
Home sweet home

"Mallow Flowers In The Geisha Vase"
I picked these flowers from my garden.
Seasonal Sunday
Peacock painting I painted with a very ornate frame.
My favorite colors can all be found in the peacock!  When I am painting  I use  Viridian, Cerulean and Old Holland Magenta! Somehow it feels very indulgent. 
Pink Saturday
DIY Showoff