Sunday, June 27, 2010

Found out I have...

~ Provenance ~ French manicure
didn't show up in this picture ;-(

Provenance, from the French provenir, "to come from", means the origin, or the source of something, or the history of the ownership or location of an object.
It all began with this lady who traveled abroad singing opera, educated in France, a draftsman for the Forest Service, and a music teacher at Grinnel College--just to name a few of the things that gave her a name. And her name~~Anna Rosalie Holberg, 1883-1973. Again with those family trunks? Yes. Had this stack of lovely lace for quite a while before noticing that the lace in these photographs were one and the same, c. 1914.

At Paper Cowgirl Art Retreat this past weekend, I had the opportunity for a cuff swap. Having never made one before I set off on a quick web search for inspiration. My swap mate was Sandra and through an exchange of e-mails I had my color palette~~brown and turquoise. Collecting trims, ribbons, buttons and lace...slowly something took shape. Started with a section of a woven belt and attached a small bit of Anna Rosalie's lace.
Now for the frilly part...vintage binding, tea-stained and torn muslin, a bit of suede from a thrift store find. Oh, how 'bout a piece from my wild cat fur that I've had for years and years. A corner got a little brittle and broke off. Perfect!
Wild Cat Cowgirl Cuff
Wrapped with a photo collage of Anna in her gown.
Sandra wore an animal print outfit
and me in couldn't have
turned out better if we had planned it.
And then the newsman says...

Cowgirls and cuffs!
Story at 11:00.

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SmilingSally said...

What a fun idea, Candy. Sandra got your beautiful blue cuff--lucky lady.

Happy Blue Monday!

Theresa said...

Love your blog and am now a follower! GREAT cuffs! So creative and funky! Wishing you a Happy Blue Monday

Pat @ My Tattered Elegance said...

I loved that blue cuff Candy~ that is the prettiest one I've every seen. You really rocked with that one.
I'm so glad I got to see you at Paper Cowgirls, wish we could have spent some time together. It was really good to see you, hope you had a great time.
Hugs, Pat

Ann said...

The cowgirl cuff is extrodinary. And you look fab in pink!.

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Good Morning Candy Sweetie...
OMG what beauties you made. A wonderful idea and so pretty on both of you gals. I love the pink, as I am pink sort of gal, but boy does the blue creation tug at you. You really outdid yourself sweetie.

The collage is just beautiful. I really love the cuff with the photo. You did an awesome job sweetie.

Country hugs and much love, Sherry

Manang Kim said...

Most of all love those beautiful smiles!!


Charlene said...

Candy what a BLAST we had! It was so much fun to spend time with you & Terry!!!! She was adorable. Sooooooo glad you brought her with you. Your cuff came out AMAZING!!!!!! That story about the lace was the crowning touch! And what fun we had at dinner Saturday night. I'm making a big taco salad & warming up those quesidilla's tonight. Let's keep in touch. HUGS! Charlene

Cherrie said...

Very pretty and creative!

maria said...

Love the cuffs!

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LV said...

A very good idea for today's showing. I liked all you featured. Sounds like there was a lot of fun for both of you. Enjoyd the history of the lady.

Mylene said...

Love the cuffs! I hope next time, your manicure can already be seen in the photo ;)


Kathy said...

Very cool! You are so creative!

Chie Wilks said...

that's a lovely bracelet...creative design

mine is here

Jodie (everything vintage) said...

Gosh Candy...I am loving the cuff you made for Sandra. It was PERFECT with her outfit!!!

I don't think we were ever formally introduced at Paper Cowgirl, but I know that if we ever got to "know" each other...we'd be dangerously CRAZY together!!!!
Maybe next time :)