Wednesday, April 21, 2010
My Treasures from the Chicago International
I thought I would share a couple of things that I found at the Chicago International Show. I didn't go overboard with buying artisan pieces this year, but this baby from Victoria Heredia of Spain caught my eye. (Click on the photos to see them larger.) The last couple of years, I've purchased pottery pieces from Jason Feltrope at the Independent Miniatures Show. I adore this 1 cm tall pitcher and jar. Although they were created for 1:24 scale, I think they may work nicely for a cream and sugar in 1:12 scale. This perfect rose is the creation of Carol Wagner. Placed in a bud vase, it will make a nice addition to a dressing table.
I found myself gravitating to the do-it-yourself items and tools this year. A jeweler's saw, paper punches, a teeny tiny paintbrush, lace and trims of all kinds, and more. I bought a couple more flower kits. Apparently the 13 hosta plants (whose leaves I cut out individually last winter) didn't deter me flower making.
As usual, the work of the artisans was tremendous. I'm a bit on the shy side, so I didn't feel comfortable asking to take photos of their work, but I see that other bloggers have provided some fine examples from Chicago, including Tracy Topps and Catherine from Kilmouski & Me.
All of the inspiration I've gathered has me thinking...so many ideas, so little time!
Labels: Chicago Show