Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Altered Christmas Bottle and Freebies!

Hello Friends!

Well, I guess I didn't quite make it to two posts in one week.
Oh, well.
I wanted to share with you a couple of projects
that I made for the MAMA group.
Now I have long wanted to try my hand at making an altered bottle.
So I jumped at the chance
and joined the "Bouteille de Noel" swap. 
A Christmas bottle!!
My partner was Terri, who makes beautiful things.
It actually took me a long time to get started.
I had a porcelain rose that I really wanted to use for the top.
I kept fussing and fussing; it took me a bit before I finally admitted
it just wasn't right for this project, this particular bottle.
Then everything started to fall into place.

I started with a vintage bottle and filled it with some vintage pearls, mica flakes and snowflakes:

I layered (mostly) vintage lace pieces on the front and added
the silver snowflake, brass piece and this cameo which I love:
And here is the back:

Together Marti and I made this lovely bag to send the bottle in:

And of course I received a beautiful bottle from Terri:

She used a mercury glass technique on the bottle that I'm going to have to try!
I just love it!

I was also in a Secret Santa Swap,
those are just so much fun! 
We were supposed to create a pretty muslin bag
and fill with a handmade ornament, giftie, and Christmas treats!!
This is my bag for my partner, Lisa:

I made her a pretty little fairy slipper ornament but forgot to take a picture :(
And here are some Christmas tags for you to use when wrapping your gifties:

Click to enlarge, right click and save!
Lots of links to lovely pinks at Pink Saturday.
For links to lovely, shabby, chippy whites, stop by Blissful Whites Wednesday!
Lovely, feminine things at Pearls and Lace Thursday!
Lovely, cottagey links at Feathered Next Friday!
Party on at a very pinteresting party at Tutus and Tea Parties!
And for all things lovely and vintage, visit Knick of Time!
♥♥♥Thank you so much for visiting and for all your lovely comments!! ♥♥♥
Have a great week, and a Blessed and Merry Christmas!



Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Both bottles are just beautiful, Lorraine! I love that cameo. What a pretty bag you made to put it in and I love the bag you made for your Secret Santa.

JoAnne said...

The bottles and Secret Santa's are both so beautiful Lorraine! These were wonderful swaps. Merry Christmas! xoxo

Connie said...

Your bottle and Terri's are beautiful as well as your bags. This looks like a fun project especially when done with
a friend :)
I love them . . . you are such an inspiration.
Your blogging sister, Connie :)

Terri said...

Hello Lorraine,
Your bottle for Terri is very lovely! I especially love looking in at the old pearls and snowflakes. It just looks so pretty!
Terri's bottle is beautiful as well. And your gift bags.
I remember doing swaps in MAMA, it was the very best of times! I miss it!
Have a Happy Holiday!

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Jeanie said...

Belated Christmas greetings to you -- I'm slowly catching up on visits! The bottle is so elegant and lovely. I especially love the wreath cameo. And thanks for the tags! Of course I'm late now, but there will be another Christmas!

Happy Boxing Day!

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