Friday, October 15, 2010

Sneak Peak.... My Entries In the Old Farmhouse Winter Holiday Celebration

The Old Farmhouse team on Etsy is going to have a Winter Holiday Celebration. I managed to get my four entries finished in between working on Megan's wedding!!! I tried to come up with four unique pieces that would add to any one's prim holiday decor.


The first is an "altered" gumball machine. I thought his bright red base was just perfect as it was. The globe is painted with a jolly folk art snowman. He is wearing a cotton sock cap that is dusted with glass glitter and has a rusty snowflake and rusty bell for embellishments.

Number two is a hand painted gourd Belsnickle. This Alabama gourd has been turned into an "old world" type Santa and is riding in a cinnamon rusted metal sleigh. His hang tag and two rusty bells are tied to the stem that I left attached.

These "everlasting candles" are made from wood. I found them in a wonderful shop while on vacation in Florida last summer and they have been patiently waiting to be painted. I created a new design that I call "Silent Night" just for them. The grubby hang tag is hand-lettered and has a snippet of vintage hymnal music attached.

Finally, here is an old coal shovel that has been repurposed as a door hanger for the winter season. This is another new design for this year's holiday season. I wrapped the handle in homespun and added a rusty bell and cookie cutter for a bit of prim whimsy.
The celebration will begin Sunday... you can find other entries by typing "WHCOFG" in the search bar on Etsy's home page.

7 comments:

dee begg said...

Martha,

Love all 4 pieces...wonderful!

D

Jane's Designs said...

You do such beautiful work. Love them all!!

Diane said...

Martha, your choices of what to paint on are always so clever! I don't know how it's possible but your work keeps getting better and better.
These are wonderfully unique!
Hugs,
Diane

Carol/Firecrackerkid said...

Hi ya Martha:) As always, I love your paintings. Very pleasing pieces. You are a delightful artist!
Hugs~Carol

Farmhouse prims said...

Wow Martha, love anything you make, I want one of each. He He I can't get enough of your wonderful creations!!!! I am so lucky to have a few of your things!!!

Maggey and Jim said...

I love them all but the Santa is my pick,, he is awesome..
Maggey

Anonymous said...

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