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Monday, 20 July 2015

Calico Antiques

Hello all!  As promised, I'm finally here with a project to share... well, a sneak peek at any rate to tempt you over to the Calico Craft Parts blog where I've got a little assemblage piece for you - a little antique shop window, made using one of the many and various Craft Parts shrine kits.


These are so versatile - there are lots of different designs, and you can even order each of them with or without shelves.  And there are some other Craft Parts taking a starring role too.  I hope you'll have time to hop over and take a look at my little antique shop window, and I'm hoping I'll have time to do some blog-visiting too this week.

A house with old furniture has no need of ghosts to be haunted.
Hope Mirrlees

38 comments:

Donna Ellis said...

What a beautiful project, Alison

Denise said...

Mine was done further back than I thought....Post on Feb. 28th. Love Your art : )

Chrissy said...

Such a fun and clever project Alison..fantastic.

luv CHRISSYxx

Buttons said...

Off to see more... x

chrissie said...

Beautiful Alison. Must say the deep crackling had me feeling very envious it adds so much to it all. Love what you added to your shrine

Chrissie xx

Jennie Atkinson said...

It looks fab - off to see more! x

Marci said...

Love it! It looks old and dusty, just like old fashioned shops used to look.

Nan G said...

Love your shop window! Finally got some media crackle paint and can't wait to try it out.

froebelsternchen Susi said...

This project ist just wonderful !

craftytrog said...

Love all the rust & crackle Alison! xxx

Anita Houston said...

I looked and I loved! Gorgeous crackle and love all the items you put inside!

Julie Ann Lee said...

Ooh, I'm off to investigate this! I love Crackle so much. I must confess I've been buying all different brands of the stuff lately, as I'm beginning to find that different types are best for different projects. Life is becoming a bit of a quest for the perfect Crackle! Now I must take a look more closely at your project over at Calico! xxx

Mary Elizabeth said...

Sounds like life is very busy these days. So glad you had a moment to share this with us. Love this! It truly gave me the sense of rummaging around a second-hand store looking for a steal. Such wonderful elements in your shop window (gorgeous crackled butterfly). And the outside is amazing!! I want to go play now with my paints ... but I must be off to work!! Hugs -- Mary Elizabeth

Angela Radford said...

This is great Alison, just been over for a good look. Thank you so much for your kind comments over at mine.
Happy crafting, Angela x

Inky and Quirky said...

Been over to have a look Alison and I LOVE it, absolutely stunning crackled effects and what a beautiful little shrine!
Big hugs
Donna xxx

Meggymay said...

I think I could be tempted into the shop with an inviting window like that. Its a stunning project .
Yvonne xx

Sue C said...

Looks intriguing Alison, off for a closer look ! Sue C x

Redanne said...

Oh this looks wonderful Alison, off to investigate further.... Anne xx

Julia Aston said...

Oh my - I just KNOW I'm going to love this even with this wee bit of a peek! Julia xx

Vintagehandmade said...

Oh, Alison, this looks so yummy! Off to see the close ups! Hugs!
Branka x

JackieP Neal said...

Amazing- just amazing- heading over for a closer look- this is such a tease!! xo

Pamellia Johnson said...

Holy cow Alison, this looks amazing! Can't wait to see more! hugs :)

Coco said...

Oh, that looks fabulous!!! Off to see...
And thanks for visiting me this morning and taking the time to do catching-up, that's really lovely. xxx

Dorthe said...

This is gorgeous, Alison, I was there, and wants to get back right now !! Stunning, dear !!
Dorthe, xxo

Joi at RR said...

TOTALLY MARVELOUS in every way.... each piece is perfectly placed and the colors are super... love the crackle... it's just SUPER FINE. j.

Lynne Moncrieff said...

Alison
I will pop on over now.
Wishes
Lynne

pearshapedcrafting said...

Brilliant! I had a good wander around your Brocanterie but I have spent all my Euros, maybe I will buy a shrine kit instead!! Hugs, Chrisx

Shari Trumbull said...

This is a completely outstanding creation, Alison! The brocantes shrine is delicious in all of its crackliness and I can eat up all of the altered little collectibles you've displayed inside! Such a lovely little d├ęcor piece!! I Love It!! XOXO-Shari

A Pink said...

Fabulous! Alison x

Lynn Price said...

Just hopped over from Calico Craft Parts - stunning little piece of art you've made! Absolutely love all that scrumptious crackle! Such a clever display idea as well. And a new word to boot! xx Lynn

Neet said...

What fabulous crackle! Off to see the whole object.
Hugs, Neet xx

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Crackle and rusted metal. I like it already!

Gio said...

This is so brilliant, Alison. I love love all the little and precious details, not mentioning the crackle'!
I thank you for your always,super appreciated comments on my blog :-)

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Interesting sneek peak ... off to take a closer look.

Mrs.B said...

Just had a closer look, beautiful project, love the little collection inside your 'window'. Gorgeous finish with the crackle and rusted wire.
Avril xx

Cinderella Moments said...

So cute!!
hugs♥,
Caroline

Sandy said...

I went, I saw, and I drooled all over my computer!!!
Sandy xx

Deb~Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

Alison, that looks wonderful, gorgeous texture and patina, off to take a closer look!