I mentioned how much fun I had at the Country Living fair while attending the Sweethearts on the Homefront weekend in Atlanta, Georgia here. Today I want to share some photos of the beautiful things we made and the decor that was in the room on Saturday. We celebrated 1940's themed jewelry, baking and sewing.
The memorabilia in the room added so much to the enjoyment of the day. Rosalyn-Sue Smith is an amazing event planner and artist.
Our first creation was a piece of jewelry. Andrea Singarella taught us how to make a vintage Sweetheart necklace with a locket. I was so glad that I had previous jewelry making skills as they really came in handy. This is how Andrea had packaged the necklaces.
I almost didn't want to open mine; it was so pretty as is.
Here are my pieces as my necklace was being built
and it all came together like this.
There was such beauty on the table.
I placed it on my little mannequin in the bathroom so I could enjoy it as much as possible.
Then we moved on to the baking. Notice how Rosalyn had the chocolates custom wrapped.
Rosalyn's attention to detail in the room was amazingly beautiful. I think pink has become my favorite color since being on this trip.
We made this retro recipe book, taught by artists Jenny Holiday and Aaron Nieradka. It is full of their own retro art.
|photo courtesy of Jenny Holiday|
I learned some new Mod Podge and color washing skills with this project but didn't get it finished while there. I'm still working on it. The colors and art in the book are yummy. I had never met this sweet couple before but others in the room have and their excitement in being with them was contagious!
And finally, to celebrate the art of sewing
Heidi Meyer taught us how to make a rose corsage.
Look how beautiful it is! Heidi had done most of the work beforehand; all I had to do was stitch the pieces together and attach the pearls, and adhere the clip to the back. I appreciated all the hours she put into preparing this special project for us.
Here are more beautiful displays that were in the room.
It was an amazing day that created memories I will cherish forever. It opened up a whole new world of vintage to me, I made some wonderful new friends and discovered many new inspiring blogs.