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Saturday, 19 July 2014

In the Calico Garden




Hello all!  It's sneak peek time again here at Words and Pictures.


This time I'm hoping to tempt you over to Calico Crafts where I've been having a lovely time creating a rusty rustic garden - all in a printer's tray!


I hope you'll enjoy your garden perambulation if you hop over to take a look, and I'm hoping to enjoy some blog-visiting in the next couple of days before things get completely bonkers here...  


Have a wonderful weekend everyone!


Many things grow in the garden that were never sown there.
From the Gnomologia, 1732, by Thomas Fuller






A tiny favour... 

This request goes out to anyone who enjoyed the dollshouse posts last month.  Cestina's museum, Small Worlds, is now listed on a Czech tourism site.  Somehow Cestina managed to give herself only a 3 star rating... (don't ask me!).  

If you would be willing to click 5 stars to up the average to its deserved rating, then all you need to do is visit here and click the fifth star.

Thank you!!

46 comments:

massofhair said...

Been and pressed the five star rating, hope it works very soon!

Stunning as always Alison!!! :-) xxx

chrissies said...

Wonderful work on the Calico Crafts piece Alison.

I have been to click on the stars rating and now it is 4 stars.

Love Chrissie x

Chrissy said...

WOW!!...so WOW!! Alison..beautiful tray of gorgeous details..I love it.

luv CHRISSYxx

Helen said...

been to click the 5th star, now off to see your Calico project... had an email from them this week with some nice new "stuff" - feel another order coming on before I even read your post!

Amanda said...

Alison what a beautiful collection of seasonal goodness. Fantastically created mementos displayed within a fabulously crafted printers tray. Love it!!
Love
Amanda x

froebelsternchen Susi said...

This tray is just wonderful Alison and I voted for the fifth star !
xxx
Susi

Cestina said...

The tray is simply brilliant, I think it has soared to the top of my favourites list - would make a great 97th birthday present and totally eclipse mine!

Thanks for the star-clicking heads-up and thanks to all who follow the request. I hasten to add that it was not me that started the rot. Jana clicked 2 stars-all too easy to get it wrong!

craftimamma said...

Happily been and clicked the stars and pleased to see it's up to 4 now! Off to see the printer's tray in all it's glory :-)

Hugs
Lesley Xx

Artfully challenged said...

This is wonderful rusty goodness Alison,stunning in it's details.

Have also clicked on 5 stars too :)

Have a great weekend
Hugs
Donna xx

Lisa M said...

I've clicked away :)

Lys Scrap said...

This case full of nature goodness is a beauty for the eyes. I also went and click to rise the stars! Beautiful work from Cestina. Congratulations.

scrappymo! said...

I went over and clicked the stars. It was at 4 star but still is...hope it hits 5 star soon. I have followed your Mum and her journey to establish SmallWorlds. If I ever get over there, I will definitely go to view it.
In the meantime, I live vicariously through your posts and hers!

I will now pop over to see your tray.

May said...

Hi Alison... Pressed the 5 star rating...Off now for a closer look at your creation... Hugs May x x

Anita Houston said...

Five stars clicked, and checked out your awesome printer's tray! LOVE all the rusted metal and that fabulous textured plant! Awesome! This is a gardeners treasure!

Julia Aston said...

I clicked the 5th star for your mum! and now I'm off to see your rusty garden piece! looks delightful already!!!

cathylynn said...

I clicked 5 stars!!! Your tray is totally beautiful! Another great job!
Hugs, Cathy-Lynn

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Wow, your printers tray looks fantastic. So many wonderful details. Love the rusty look.

Meggymay said...

Been over to click the 5 star. Will pop over and see more of your fabulous project now.
Yvonne

Redanne said...

Been over and clicked, she is up to 4 stars now, hope she soon gets to 5! Off to see more of your wonderful creation.... Anne xx

Ingrid Kristina V said...

Hi Alison! I have left you a comment at Calico.. Your altered tray is amazing! Living the rustic look!
I'm so pleased that your gorgeous doll house made it onto my country's website. It truly is magical and deserves nothing but 5 stars! All the best!
Ingrid x

Asia King (aka Joanna K) said...

5th star clicked and now off to see your Calico Garden! xxx

Julie Ann Lee said...

Ooh, lovely rust! I am just hopping across to see in more detail at Calico. I have clicked on the fifth star, by the way. Hope it works! Julie Ann xxx

Shari Trumbull said...

Love your printer's drawer, Alison! Love your yellows and greeny/blues that you used--Striking! OH--totally visited the rating site and clicked on 5 stars!! XOXO-Shari

Regina said...

Simply fabulous!

isisimaginings.com said...

That is so gorgeous Alison, I love every detail, especially those MDF grasses - NEED!
Have been & clicked on the fifth star, the rating is now up to four stars - YAY!

Sue C said...

Beautiful project Alison, full of your usual detail. Have clicked in the 5 start too ! Sue C x

craftytrog said...

A beautiful masterpiece Alison, & it looks wonderful nestled in the ivy!
I clicked the 5 star too, well-deserved!
Alison xxx

Terry said...

Should be 5 stars, so happy to click and off to see more Butterfly goodness. Hugs!

pearshapedcrafting said...

Love you Calico project and on my way to click on five stars! I was telling our Polish duty manager about the dolls houses the other night - next thing is she's raving about it to someone else! Good news travels fast here!!! Chrisx

Nikki Acton said...

No doubt another 5 star project too. Done that bit, now off to calico..... Nikki xx

Coco said...

Sorry for the delay Alison, I love your tray to bits!!! And of course I clicked on the fifth star... :) So well deserved by your mom! Hope you are managing all with success and no stress.. not like me haha! Hugs Coco xxx

Hettie said...

Love this Alison.
I have been and starred as well as pinned for my next visit (next year fingers crossed)!
Hugs
xx

Dianne said...

Flying over ther right now, I also click the 5th star, I get SO much pleasure from you Mom blog about the doll houses, I looooove it there.. I'll be back..

Dianne said...

WOW it's a brilliant creation, the gorgeous paper, the glorious crackle, with the perfect embellishments, it's magnificent, you blow me away Missy, THANKS for everything, hope you have a wonderful week, ((( BIG HUGS )))..

Stempeln und mehr - Evelyns bunte Welt said...

Hi dear Alison, I hopped over to Calico Crafts to have a look. Sooo stunning again! And the doll house museum is really great too.
Have a nice week!
xx Evelyn

Lisa S. said...

Love your fabulous printers tray! So many wonderful details Alison. I'll be happy to help Cestina up her rating. The dollhouses are such a delight and everyone should be lucky enough to see them. :)

Julia said...

I love that rustic style tray with its lovely collection of treasures. So pleasing to look at this one.

lynnesbowsandbelles said...

Alison
I have visited and clicked yet it appears to still be remaining at 4*.
wishes
Lynne

Alie Hoogenboezem-de Vries said...

What a great box filled with natural looking treasures Alison!
And of course I went off to give your mother her well deserved 5*****
Greetings, Alie

Ruth said...

Hope I've pressed the right button, back to your gorgeous rustic creation, absolutely beautiful and want to rummage through those trinkets!

Annie said...

A stunning make in fabulous colours. A real treat for the eye. There's so many beautiful details. I love it

Clicked the star too

Hugs Annie x

Cathy L. Calamas said...

Oh my goodness, this looks amazing. Have to go check the whole wonderful printer's tray out. Also, voted hope it helps

Mrs.B said...

What an amazing Printers tray. Love all your detail and finishes.
I have also voted, hope this helps.
Avril xx

Mary Elizabeth said...

I so absolutely adore this piece. All the rusty bits and nature elements are so effortlessly (seems that way, anyway ;) ) displayed in this wonderful printer's tray. Love the crackle finish ... gorgeous. As I said on the Calico Crafts page, I sincerely hope you have this one displayed somewhere. It will be a bit of summer garden sunshine on your wall when the wind howls this winter. Lovely -- Mary Elizabeth

Kasia said...

Amazing creation, Aison! Stunning details :) Love the 'window' with pear ;)

Kezzy said...

Wow wow wow absolutely gorgeous stunning creation. I love the fact you build it yourself as it's so hard to decorate the. Really love the crackle with the paper, and the inside is awesome. I have clicked the 5 star, hope I did it right, as it really does deserve it. Kezzy :-) xxx