Saturday 31 January 2015

Shiny Stuff Natural Objects.

Just recovering from a few days out of circulation but back and full of exciting ideas for shiny stuff!

This time, I wanted to highlight and display beautiful natural objects.
I started with a small wooden box which originally had xmas decs in, from The Range.
I painted it with PA Little Black Dress and rubbed Treasure Brass onto the edges.
Next I selected objects to sit in the box.
First, I chose part of a holly leaf which was now a skeleton. I rescued it from the coal bucket the other day.....yes, we still carry coal into the house and burn it! I brushed it with Treasure Brass.
Then I found a dried slice of orange, which I dried years ago to add to xmas decorations. I sprayed it silver and then rubbed Treasure Brass onto the raised surfaces.
Finally, I selected some Chinese Lanterns, that someone gave me a few years ago. I carefully brushed Treasure Brass into these also.
I found many objects that I could have used, so may add to my collection sometime!


  1. Love them - the apple and chinese lanterns look especially good!

  2. Beautiful idea! I love the Chinese lanterns. xx

  3. Beautiful Hazel and such a fab idea xx

  4. This is totally delightful - I love what you've done to your little treasures - the touches of brass and silver are perfect. Thank you so much for stopping by my blog - your kind words are greatly appreciated.

  5. Oooh LOVE your tray Hazel, the skeleton holly leaf is amazing and so dimensional, the orange slice looks so much better treated with the TG and the Chinese lanterns are fantastic, so much texture and shiny stuff in one place, these would look wonderful in your red room :-) xxx

  6. Hazel, These natural elements are brought to life with your creative genius! This is a brilliant design and I love it! Thank you for stopping by my blog and leaving your lovely comment! I really appreciate your kind words!

  7. love these items in gold and silver - it seems to hi-light how delicate they are. An inspired idea Hazel - xxx

  8. Absolutely gorgeous Hazel, so beautiful and inspired! Ruth x

  9. This is actually so out of the box! Great home d├ęcor and cheap too.

  10. What a fabulous idea Hazel! These items look gorgeous and the whole thing has made a rather elegant home decor piece. Wonderful!

    Lesley Xx

  11. Oh, yes, yes, yes. Pure magic, Hazel. This is just perfect.
    Alison xx