Thursday, February 11, 2010

A Crown To Start My Collection

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A couple of months back my friend Lisa of Tarnished & Tattered & I were shopping at an Antique Mall & I found this crown. I loved it & had to bring it home with me. I have always loved crowns (I'm a princess Diana fan from day one & then there is Princess Elizabeth of Austria, & let's not forget Marie A) anyway I have some small rhinestone tiara's packed away & one in my bathroom a friend gave me ... do you see where this is going? So here is my crown laying on my gold duvet cover.

And here she is perched at the top of my mannequin. Below you can see the mani with the crown & a couple of my necklaces I have made(I have taken her lace jacket off for you to see the goodies better but, she does look a bit bare).

OK, you have seen my find but, let me share with you where I would love to see this go....

If you read my previous post (CLICK HERE) you heard about my magical time at Heart of Communion Art Event. One of our lovely hostesses Shea has a crown collection that made my heart go pitter patter. Let me share a few shots of her collection below.

Are you drooling? I was! This is a few in her living room. Did I mention she lives in a church? Go see the previous post.

Shea has taken many of her precious crowns & placed them in this wonderful showcase located in sweet baby Stella's room. Just look at the beautiful shape of this cabinet. I would love to find a piece like this to put my many treasures in. Oh Shea, it is absolutely a perfect place for more of your crowns. Stella is indeed a princess in training.

A close up of the crowns in this case. I want my crown shown above to be the start on many to come.

I hope you have enjoyed a glimpse of my new crown & my vision of where this could go. Now, I need to go find a few of the little tiara's that I know I have put away from when I owned my shop (you know how we shop keepers stick away a few favorites...well I know I kept a few). Off to the closet to dig for treasures. Be sure & click on the sidebar button (notice there is a crown necklace being given away with a click on another button on the sidebar)& go visit Cindy & the others.

27 comments: said...

The crown looks amazing on your mannie with the wonderful necklace you created. Yes, I do recall spending some serious $$ that day. lol I love that mall, we need to go again soon. Your host's house looks pretty darn cool too. I wish I had known you last year when I sold the neatest crown ever at trade days. Lisa
PS Can't wait till tomorrow, this ice better thaw.

Me....bunny said...

Oh Charlene, you are a Queen. I'm still in disbelief that someone would live in this magnificent church.Taking a class in this venue would be so fun and memorable.


Lynn said...

Hi Charlene,
Very interesting and beautiful crowns. Shea's are also stunning. Isn't it fun to start new collections? Enjoy.

Debbie~ said...

I looove your crown, what a wonderful start to your new collection, it's beautiful!
(Wow, your friends collection is gorgeous)! If you have a minute stop by my S&T, if you scroll down a bit you'll see my first attempt at making a tiera's for all my bunco gals this was very fun and now I can't stop thinking how fun it would be to make a glorious crown!!! Debbie @ Cottage Hann~Me~Downs

Betty said...

I love your crowns. You have beautiful things. Collecting is such a joy.

Hootin' Anni said...

Oh my gosh...if I didn't have so many collections going myself as it is....crowns would be a new 'em!!

My Show N Tell is HERE if you find time to stop by for a visit.

Happy Valentine's Day Weekend!!

Dayle said...

Collecting crowns... a lovely notion.

Auntie Cake said...

I love the crowns! So beautiful! Oh how I would adore those!

Have a great Valentine's Day weekend!

Faff Around said...

What a very cool thing to collect. I don't think I have seen a crown in my travels, although now I will keep my eyes open.....


Karen Valentine said...

Oh Charlene111 I just don't know what to say. I was finally able to read your last post all about your event. How fabulous!!!! I am SO JEALOUS!!!!
And then of course your beautiful crown sitting atop your mannequin with the most amazing necklaces hanging from her neck. Once again... JEALOUS!!!!! Of course as I am typing this I have a big smile on my face because I'm so happy for you. I'll keep my eye out for any fabulous crowns I might find! Have a wonderful weekend sweetie!


Cami @ Creating Myself said...

I love your crown Charlene. I have a small collection of my own but nothing that compares to those in your previous post. OH MY! I was in awe of that home...what a fun event!

Then and Now at Collected Treasures said...

Mani looks beautiful with her crown & awesome necklaces.
Really enjoyed Sheas crown collection.
xxoo C.

Alisa said...

Stunning! Did you see the one her mom made for her?! Oh my!

Magic Moonlight said...

Hi Charlene!
Beautiful Crowns! I can't wait to see your first 100 Crowns! Enjoy!

Carole~Maynard Greenhouse said...

She IS a princess in training. You could be here lady in waiting! haha
Thanks for showing both of your crown collections. I've got a bit of crown fetish myself.
Aren't we lucky to have friends that inspire us!

DeeDee said...

Wow beautiful....I love this little collection...and I like it ont he mannie too. Fit for a queen said...

Very cool! Your a techno genius! Lisa

Monica@The White Bench said...

Your mannequin with that crown on is simply beautiful! I love crown-shaped costume brooches... much smaller ;))

Diann said...

I love your crown! It is so beautiful!

clustres said...

Hey, Charlene, I do love your crown. I have always loved crowns too but have not seen too many until recently. Anxious to see what you come up with! Pam

Lisa said...

WOW! Those are some crowns! I know you are excited with your lovely one! Enjoy!
Hugs, Lisa

Diana said...

Wow! what a gorgeous crown, Charlene! and that collection is magnificent. Thank you for sharing. I know you will find the perfect cabinet to display your collection....a cabinet fit for a queen!

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Charlene, the picture looks great and THOSE CROWNS!! I AM DROOLING because I too, collect crowns! Email me and I will email you back with some pictures of my collection; I one day want a gold cabinet to display mine; at the moment, they are beautifully displayed around the house.


Really Rainey said...

THose are amazing!
~Happy Valentines Day!
Love Rainey~

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

OOOHHH! I will send you some pictures later on....I am working on my post for the week, but I can't wait to show you. HAVE A GREAT DAY!! Love and peace, Anita

Piney Rose said...

Oh my, I LOVE this crown collection. I would love to start one as well.

Karyn Bernard (French Charming) said...

Hi Charlene,

Love your amazing crown and it looks stunning on your dress form.

Wowza, that is some collection of gorgeous crowns! I have a weakness for them myself and have recently started a collection. Something so magical about them. I have a long way to go before I get to that many though!

Love and hugs,

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