Tuesday, December 2, 2014


Having saved ceveral old gold wooden frames , not totally intact,
I got the idea of using them for little collages, as embellishment.
I kind of like the look ,with the other neutral tones.

I also used burlap behind the laces ,transferred photo ,stamp, and a tiny Chralotte doll.
I believe it has been every little girls wish, back then !! 

Here some glimpses from my home ,
The house I created myself,-the  wonderful bottle brush tree is purchased from dear  Kimberly of ArtJoyStuff-
the sweetest little glass dome on foot with the christmas tree inside, I once won 
from dearest Dawn from 
The Feathered Nest
And the loveliest angel doll, is a gift from my other very dear friend  Terri,
from Artfull Affirmations 

Here a corner ,showing an old pedestal, a wooden candle stick and another one
in rusted metal.

My table is filled with old pitchers ,glass candle sticks, and under glass ,some
bottlebrush trees, and other sweetness, among them a beautiful heart from my 
dear friend Lynne from Adorn.

As you can see I`m also collecting old pictures,paintings and many
other things ,- lol.

Tomorrow I`m off ,for a tour to see my daughter and grandkids, in
Copenhagen, while my husbond takes care of our house :-) .
We are to have a real christmas shopping tour in the centre of Copenhagen ,to
enjoy the christmas decked city and enjoy a day off,-all 4 of us.

I will be home sunday again, but will not be much online ,while away,
so I  wish you all a wonderful rest of the week, and
a beautiful weekend to come.

Thank you to all visitors,  I`m so happy to see you here, and to
read your comments. 

Hugs and love


Anni - My Creative Life and Mixed Media Books said...

A wonderful small collage dear Dorthe, great idea using a piece from a gold frame, kan du have en rigtig god tur til hovedstaden og nyd tiden med din familie, vi snakkes ved, næste uge er jeg i Aalborg.
Hugs Anni

Bente said...

Hei kjære Dorthe. Ditt nye bilde er nydelig. De små juletrærne er kjempesøte. Du har det så koselig rundt deg med alle bildene av dine kjære.

Ha ei flott uke.

Kimberly at ArtJoyStuff said...

Dear Dorthe,
Lovely Christmas touches my friend. Have a beautiful time with your family. enJOY the sites and shopping..
hugs and JOY,

Marie Lost Bird Studio said...

Love your little hanger and your decorations look beautiful, dear Dorthe.Wishing you lots of fun in Copenhagen. Travel safe.

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

Have a wonderful time...Your post was such a fun visit...took a long coffee break catching up. Doing a little Christmas decorating and hoping to get to my studio yet today. Loved your little frame design. Best Wishes for lots of fun with your daughter and family

Anonymous said...

I hope I am not too late to visit you before you leave for your journey to visit your family.
You are such a clever woman to utilise this to create the top hanging for the oh so beautiful fabric collage, exquisite.
I adore when you open the doors of your home and allow us to take a visit at all your beautiful winter and festive decorations.
I will explain why I have been so quiet in an e-mail to you.
Wishes to you

June said...

You are going to have such fun shopping with your family dear Dorthe. What a happy time it will be!!! I'm so happy to know you will have this time with them.
I really love how creative you are in using the pieces of gold frame in the collage. It's lovely and then when I look at the close up of you collage, I LOVE the stitching around the picture and the way you have sewn on the lace. It makes it so unique. I have always sewn mine on with straight stitching, but I learn so much from you and how I could think outside the box and be a little more creative like you. Your pieces always have that 'something special' about them that really sets them apart.
I loved seeing all the decorating you are doing around the house and know how much you must enjoy it and the season of the Christmas time.
sending love your way...

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Dorthe, I love your creation using parts of the beautiful frame. This is such a wonderful idea and give you lots of options. Your home looks so pretty for the holidays. I love all the treasures on your table and the candle display is gorgeous. Love that tall metal candle stand.
Wishing you a wonderful time at your daughters and fun shopping trip seeing the sights for Christmas.

Blessings to you my friend and thank you for stopping by and always your kind comments of encouragement. You are such a dear.

Dortesjs said...

ihh fint du bor der på Øen, sød julepynt. her er der osse kravlet en nisse frem her og der

Createology said...

Brilliant use of a piece of picture framing. It truly "crowns" your beautiful collage. Christmas is happening and your home reflects the Joys of the Season Dorthe Dear. Safe travels and make wonderful memories with your family in Copenhagen.

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

Lovely decorations, Dorthe! Hope you have fun in Copenhagen!

Unknown said...

Hello Dearest,
you have made a very wonderful fabric collage! I love this image with the sweet girl and little Charlotte Doll.
Your home decor is delightful. It brings your home in wonderful christmas mood. Great!
Dear Dorthe, I wish you much joy at the shopping in Copenhagen with your children. Enjoy the holiday season and take care of yourself.
Thanks for your lovely mail, I will write to you as quickly as possible.
Hugs and kisses

Marci said...

Your collage is gorgeous, and I love how you used the piece of gold frame. I like your Christmas displays, too.

Astrid Maclean said...

Your little hanger is beautiful Dorthe, the idea of part of a frame is so clever and I love how the little face came out, - beautifully put together! All the wonderful treasures around your house look wonderful too!

May said...

Hi Dorthe, I adore your collage..I Love how you used the frame...Your lovely home is looking very festive...Have fun with your family... Hugs May x x

AppleApricot Wen said...

Your collage is gorgeous dear Dorthe, so clever with the piece of wood frame! And I also love the effect of the burlap behind the beautiful laces. And how wonderful is your home with the beautiful Christmas treasures from friends. Must be such a joy to get them back out in the open again. Enjoy your stay in Copenhagen with your loved ones dear. Sending you big hugs, xx

Draffin Bears said...

Dear Dothe,

Your home looks beautiful how you have decorated it for
Christmas - lots of sweet touches. I love the hanger too.
Enjoy your time away with your family and safe travels.
Sending hugs

suziqu's thread works said...

Hello my dear Dorthe,
That little collage using part of a gold picture frame is so inventive and it looks just perfect with the sweet face, laces and charlotte doll.
It is so nice of you to share some of your Christmas decorating and displaying gifts from your friends. These are the special touches that make Christmas so special!

I hope that your time away was just the best fun sharing happy times with your grandkids, shopping and just getting away.

Love and hugs sweet woman,

Maelchen said...

Hello and good evening, sweet Dorthe, it is soooo good to see such treasures and beauty on your blog. It is something my heart needs at the moment, as Martina's sad news also touched me.
I am happy to see that you are well and having a intimate time with your beloved ones. It is so dear and essential not to be alone, to have people full of understanding and love around...
Anyway... Love can seen spreading from your sweet angel collages and the decoration in your home. It seems so cozy and natural! A home where actual people are living! I am happy to have seen you here and today!
Take care, my dear friend! Life is precious!
Hugs from Manu

Terri said...

Hello Dear Dorthe,
Your art here is so lovely! What a brilliant idea to use your little piece of framing as the top. It really does look amazing.
Your home looks so lovely and inviting. I do so wish I could visit : )

Diane said...

What a fun post and love all the pictures.

Hugs diane

butterfly said...

Your home must look truly magical at Christmas with so many amazing objects and creations and materials around. Thank you for sharing these pictures.
Alison xx

Ruth said...

Such vintage treats to look at in your home, thanks for sharing...I love your hanging, it is just wonderful from the inspired use of the frame ( so clever! ) and the beautiful textiles you have used...delightful! Ruth