Friday, June 4, 2010

THE STREETS OF ST. LOUIS






























I spent about a week in my home town last month and had a wonderful time - I was flown there by Mary Engelbreit and Company to be a guest teacher at their workshop extravaganza. Everything they did was top notch - the venue was at the venerable Chase Park Plaza hotel by Forest Park, the classes were packed full of women who were very happy to be there, engrossed in learning how to make everything from glitter chandeliers (me!) to antique French jewelry (Kaari Meng)!

One of my teaching projects involved making a Victorian "moss lady" (pictured). Each table was given all the elements to create this whimsical figure, including piles of different moss species, and lots of antique trim from Tinsel Trading, and then unleashed to create from their own imagination. The variety was astounding!

I also took a couple of days off to visit my old haunt in south St. Louis, Cherokee St., which is an ancient neighborhood of old brick buildings, still filled with antique shops.

One of the shops looked just like it did 35 years ag0,
including the old hound dog sitting watch behind the counter....the ceiling was of old pressed tin, knick knacks gathered dust and the light filtered in and looked like a memory from long ago.

I left with a collection of antique file boxes, an old engraving, and a collection of old milk bottle caps!

33 comments:

melanie said...

wow...the shop looks like it has been there forever! great snapshot- makes me want to take my dog to my store- thanks for the great photo!

Rosemary said...

Looks amazing!
Rosemary

家vRegg明 said...

Undertake no more than you can perform. ............................................................

子帆 said...

我們不是因為快樂而歌唱,而是唱歌使我們快樂..............................

溫淑芬 said...

Man proposes, God disposes...................................................................

Victoria Cullen said...

Attending your class in St.Louis was a tremendous thrill! You are a terrific teacher. It was an amazing experience to be in the company of so many talented, amazing, inspiring women such as yourself! I came back enthused and invigorated, ready to continue to create like mad! I thoroughly enjoyed each of the three new June blog entries. Keep 'em coming, please!...in your spare time :)

孫陽泉 said...

一定要保持最佳狀況呦,加油!!!期待你發表的新文章!....................................................................

江婷 said...

良言一句三冬暖,惡語傷人六月寒。.................................................................

Stacey said...

Hi- I purchased one of your art books and haven't received it yet. My name is Stacey Newton - Please email me at stacey.newton@yahoo.com. I have paid in full. Thanks.

柯凡豐 said...

一個人的價值,應該看他貢獻了什麼,而不是他取得了什麼............................................................

芳容222許林堅林芳容儀 said...

It takes all kinds to make a world.............................................................

雅莊王edgd春2蕙婷余惠其 said...

很棒的分享~~~來留個言囉~~~~.......................................................

懿綺懿綺 said...

Riches serve a wise man but command a fool.............................................................

LupeConstan治士 said...

感謝你的分享 要繼續發表好文章喔..................................................................

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上來逛逛,踩個腳印給你~~~............................................................

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Give a fool enough rope and he will hang himself...................................................

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祝你人氣百分百 請繼續幫我們加油打氣..................................................................

潘凱花潘凱花 said...

您的部落格文章真棒!!有空我一定會常來逛!!..................................................................

曹初帆張武茜 said...

河水永遠是相同的,可是每一剎那又都是新的。. . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

凱許倫 said...

世間事沒有一樣沒有困難,只要有信心去做,至少可以做出一些成績。..................................................

健林林豪 said...

婚姻對男人來說是賭他的自由,對女人而言卻是賭她的幸福。.................................................................

宣麟至上 said...

宇宙萬物中,沒有比人的存在更值得驚訝的!是怎樣的緣份讓我能在分享你的心情~~............................................................

Cathy said...

Hi Wendy... so looking forward to autumn and Theatre of Dreams open house (Halloween?). Please post when that might be when you know. Thank you!

劉王育正劉王育正 said...

人生匆匆-把握當下,支持鼓勵~事事如意~..................................................

思韓韓韓穎 said...

你好勁呀! 感謝!!!............................................................

佳張張張張燕張張張張張 said...

你不能決定生命的長度,但你可以控制它的寬度..................................................................

怡靜怡靜怡靜怡雯 said...

要用心經營哦~~祝福你~~
...............................................................

Jeni said...

Hi there,

My name is Jeni and I love your products! I have them all around my home and I am opening a French inspired home decor and fashion boutique and I would LOVE to sell your beautiful line {especially all your paris designs} in our shoppe.

You can view our shoppe at www.madeleinelamour.blogspot.com

I would do the happy dance if we could offer our customers your designs.

Merci!

The shabby paris market said...

Hi there! we have added your blog link directly on our new blog. We L♥VE your blog and wanted to share some beautiful ones with our followers. We are followers of your blog site as well. Won't you please take a moment and add us to your favorite blogs and follow us as well please? Thank you so much, please keep the BEAUTIFUL pictures coming. Sincerely, http://theshabbyparismarket.blogspot.com AKA The Shabby Paris Girls, Dawn & Jen

Gabriela said...

Hi,

Iw as wondering if you know anything about the Mary Engelbreit magazine getting published again? Home companion?

Capture said...

Hi Wendy - I'm an admirer of yours. I adore your work. I have been looking all over for your HOPE, WISH, and DREAM garland for a very special photo shoot. I finally found them at a boutique in L.A., but they later e-mailed me to tell me they were sold out. I can't find them anywhere else and I'm so sad about this. Can I buy them from you directly or is there anywhere you can recommend I go to purchase them? Any help you can provide is greatly appreciated. Thank you so much Wendy. Your creations are beyond beautiful. Krysta
krysta@krystamanthe.com

kaileesteven01 said...

Teaching is best thing that can be done ever in life. Because your giving knowledge to other people which can be very helpful for them. I like your approach of teaching and your doing a appreciating job. Your have great art and talent. Keep teaching.
Debt

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