For a good cause

Rusticity Décor was proud and honored to design a mask to go on auction for the Children’s Hospital Ball! Of course, I had to make my mask light up! The mask is feathered in fiber optic lights and adorned with vintage Mozart sheet music, jewels and wire springs. I used burlap for the base, my material of choice, and intensified the eyes with black lace.

I named the mask, Rustic Glam. It’s a bit avant-garde and was created for a glamorous lady who likes to stand out in a crowd. I hope it raises some money for such a great cause!

My first trip to Brimfield

I went to my first Brimfield antique show last week, and WOW what an experience! It was ginormous! It was extremely difficult for me to not want to look at everything all at once – event though that was impossible. Tent’s were set up in huge fields alongside a mile-long stretch of Rte. 20.

We were treasure hunting for 7 fun-filled hours and we still only saw about half of it. The show had a lot of everything – from rescued factory shelving and tables to handmade jewelry. We saw tents full of galvanized buckets and rusty shop signs to repurposed lighting and primitive furniture. It really was overwhelming – it a good way.

We probably walked 30 miles that day weaving in and out of the fields and trucking purchases back and forth to the car. Then we proceeded to drive the 8.5 hours home to Virginia. Next year I plan on making this a two-day event!