Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Pink Wednesday....finally, progress!

The bears are finally nearing completion. YAY!! I'm down to attaching the ears and beginning to see hints at bearsonalities. ;o) Facial detailing begins tomorrow!! Yahoozer doozer!! I know.....a collective "It's about time!" Aleta!!

It will be good for my soul to see bear faces looking back at me again. I do adore the little one's....the big one's just seem to have more....hmmmm....for lack of a better word at the moment.....soul. Most likely because they're.....BIGGER!!
I also wanted to show you a little something....okay, a rather BIG (5'10"!!)something. It's a mirror that Bill made out of all sorts of old wood bits. It's absolutely my color palette so I'm really waffling as to whether I really want to take it to Monticello or not. It's not every day you come across pillars that will work for this type of thing!

Here's the thing: Bill and I have THE most fabulous piece of old brass trim, very ornate, that came from a fabulous old victorian shop window. It's six feet long! We've been carting that piece of trim around for at least ten years!! The lentil at the top of the mirror accomodates the trim perfectly. If Bill attaches it to the's not going to Monticello or I'd have to put a ridiculous price tag on it.

On the one hand, my heart says to keep it. Bill made it. The trim fits as if it were meant to be. On the other hand, I'm so proud of what Bill designs.....I want other people to enjoy what he can create. I really shouldn't be a piggie. I want to be the piggie. I shouldn't be the piggie. Oh heck....I'm the piggie. Hee! When Bill attaches the trim I'll take another picture. You can drool over it then. Make sure you bring a tissue to clean off the computer screen. Ha!

A most lovely Pink Wednesday (or Thursday!) to you!! I've not been on the computer much. I'm still trying to catch up from family visits and clearing out the last of our belongings at Mt. Pleasant. That chapter is officially closed. It just wasn't meant to be. A new young couple is hoping to make the schoolhouse their new home. That makes our heart smile for everyone involved. :o)

Warmest Pink Wednesday bear hugs, Aleta


Maison Douce said...

That mirror is absolutely grand...!! Just amazing!!

Brenda said...

Oh Aleta,
I'm so glad you are keeping the mirror, with or without the brass trim. It's magnificent! I know you would regret selling it, down the road. Can't wait to see some finished bears, along with the trim on the mirror. Feels good to get back to working on teddies, doesn't it!



Martha, Vintage Trifles said...

Yes, indeedy, those pumpkins will be at Coburg along with other goodies I have yet to display on my blog! The mirror is beautiful! M.

Anonymous said...

Hi Aleta , I'm sorry I missed you and Bill on Sunday. I did make 3 coffee runs as it was a long day. But so much fun. The mirror is the best! I would keep it .... we all deserve a Keeper now and then. I hope I see you in Coburg. I may be doing a coffee run or two as we are to be there at 4:00 am. :)

Theresa said...

Oh Aleta... be a piggie....the mirror is lovely and the bonus is that your hubby made it. KEEP IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! KEEP IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!! KEEP IT!!!!!!!!!!!! :)



Shantell said...

Beautiful...all of it!!!

Diane Duda said...

It's friday! Waiting to drool over the finished mirror and bears! :)


Karen ~ Cider Antiques said...

Oh Aleta, be a "piggie" and keep the mirror :) I can't wait to see the trim. Just gorgeous!!!


Karen ~ Cider Antiques said...

p.s. Love the Panda !!!!

Christine LeFever said...

Don't put a lentil on the mirror, put a lintel on it. Hahahahaha! so hilarious. That mirror is gorgeous. It looks so beautiful right where it is. Well done, Mnsr. Bill.

Bigger bears are indeed so huggable.I am VERY EAGER to visit you at the bear palace. See you next week!



Nancy said...

Oh Aleta...your mirror is beautiful. I'm glad you are going to be a "piggie" about it! Very talented hubby you have there!

Love your new bears...they will be wonderful when always!

Have a great long weekend!
Hugs, Nancy

Miss.Maddie's said...

If you keep the mirror you can reflect on it's beauty for years to come. Is you sell it there may be regrets and those are harder to fathom.
The bears are darling and I can't wait to see the sweet faces.
Enjoy the holiday weekend.

My Shabby Roses said...

The mirror is just beautiful! Your hubby did a fantastic job!
I'd love to see it at the shop, as I could get a closer look at it and drool. But, if it was me and I had the room, it would be a keeper!