Thursday, April 26, 2007

For Dede...

Yay...so exciting that people are receving their baskets. One of my partners, the fabulous Dede received hers from me yesterday, so now I can share some pics! Dede was abandoned by her partner, so I gladly took her on as one of my partners. I adore Dede and knew we have similar tastes, so putting her goodies together was wonderfully fun! First off, I didn't even follow my own rules and made her a decorated bird cage. I saw it and absolutely couldn't resist! I decorated it just as I would a basket, so it still has that May Day flavor:)
A peek inside....

I adorned the top with a tag and vintage key. Embellished the outside with some vintage flowers and butterflies.Then at the last minute I found this adorable little vintage chair at an estate sale. I knew Dede would love it!

All for you, Dede!!

26 comments:

Kim said...

this is wonderful!!!!!!! i'm sure she'll love it!

Jeanne said...

Kari, I am enjoying seeing all the wonderful May Baskets from your swap. They are fantastic! Hope you'll do it again next year!

Stephanie Coop, said...

You are indeed an ARTSY MAMA!

Stevie K said...

Oooh this is beautiful!! Love the birdcage!

Monica said...

Gorgeous!! Love the tiny chair!

Tammie Moore said...

Hi I can't figure out how to upload pictures to the may basket flicker site. I do have an account with flicker. Help me. Also being inspired by this swap I thought wouldn't it be fun to do one like this but for birdys or cupcake related items... So check out on my blog for swap info's. How fun and if you can share the info that would be cool. Creatively, Tammie mooretreasures@ca.rr.com www.myartsoulwings.typepad.com

Lilli said...

GLORIOUS! You must've had so much fun bringing your vision to realization :)

Erin Earls said...

How lucky is she! Very Beautiful1

Tammy said...

Oh, this is lovely! Fun, fun! Where did you find that sweet little chair for the inside? I love it!!

Matroskin said...

That's wonderful, just like from a fairy tale. "The Enchanted Bird Cage" or something like that. By the way, you can easily make those little chairs with the wiring from two champagne bottles (better not to drink all of it on your own...). One wire thingie makes the legs and the seat, and the other one makes the back. They're really pretty!

Heather - Speckled Egg said...

absolutely lovely!

dede warren said...

you are right miss kari, i adore every little bit of this beautiful, may day birdie cage! i will post a picture of it on it's new perch, this afternoon! thanks so much for your generosity, and creative sharing!

Danielle Muller said...

very beautiful!

Felicia said...

Oh so pretty.

justjohanna said...

oh my goodness, this is fantastic. i'm nearly hypventilating with jealousy. :) it's bird-tastic!

Jill said...

The May baskets are all so lovely! I'll be checking in on your blog to see what else you have in the works!

Nura Keif said...

Wow beautiful stuffs!!Love it lots:-D

Bethany said...

Gorgeous job!! WOW!

Tricia Scott said...

ohhh! i am hearting the little chair! and what you did with the birdcage, wow! it is so very lovely. great job! she is be thrilled!

Bonnie said...

Oh wow Kari-everything is just so beautiful, you really have got to be one of the most talented people I have ever come across-I am amazed everytime!

Babsarella said...

Your basket and birdcage are AWESOME!!! I recently purchased the same birdcage in anticipation of altering it, so I LOVE your ideas, they are SO INSPIRING!!! Dang, I wish we had estate sales like you have in your area. The vintage flowers are INCREDIBLE!!! What a FUN FUN FUN swap!!!

lauren said...

Who cares if you broke the rules, sure looks like springtime to me! I'm sure Dede loved it. And, you found another of the chairs! You could have started a collection! ha!

MarilynH said...

Holy Cow!! You are so good! Love all of these :)

Jenni said...

Hi Kari, thought it was high time to pop in again to see what you have been up to. Your things take my breath away, WOW, I could not stop looking. We don't see anything like what you make here. I also love the baskets, such an original idea.

Allison said...

So beautiful - and you have so much talant. That basket/bird cage is amazing. You did a great job.

allie
www.mycozyhome.typepad.com

Gypsy Purple said...

sxnumtgThis is just totally stunning...such an inspiration!!!