Friday, October 25, 2013

Cake and Candles

OK, it's THAT time of year again, and so having baked our cake this week, I thought I might be forgiven for mentioning the 'C' word again...

I plan to use this old oval frame for my next 'framed fairy' project, but I didn't want to just discard the lovely bevelled mirror. Taking inspiration from this post, I decided to give it the ghost mirror treatment.

Once I had removed patches of the silvering, I chose a vintage red satin fabric with little white stars woven through it, to show through from the back.
This was glued in place and trimmed to fit.
I thought it would make a pretty stand for glass candlesticks on the dining-table. 

It could be dressed-up for the big day with all sorts of festive foliage, baubles, or church candles.  
Today, I've introduced a small festive display to the middle of my shop...

But there's still plenty of the un-festive variety too!
If you'd like to take a look...

Have a lovely weekend...
Sounds like it could be wellie-weather! 
Niki x


  1. Is it that time already!
    Oh well suppose I better get my ingredients out!
    Julie xxxxxxx

  2. Everything looks so pretty. Lovely displays. I must get to visit you sometime. I'm in stroud so not too far.

  3. Niki, not only your creation with that round mirror is genius but so is the way you took the pictures! Really great effect! Looking forward to seeing the doll/angel going with the frame :-). I wonder what this special wooden/metal ruler on the desk is for? I have never seen something like it. So wished to see the shop soon, it looks so pretty - hopefully before December.

  4. Hi A!
    Thanks for your comment on my blog...I WILL get round to writing that email I owe you!!

    The metal rule is actually a score board for snooker! Probably dates from around the 1930's. You slide the little metal pointers along the bar when a ball is potted, to keep score.

    Niki x


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