Mosaic Art by Myeuropeantouch

Thursday, April 23, 2015

New mosaic art work, Mosaic Side/End Table and Mosaic Lazy Susan, handmade Mosaic

Mosaic Side 2 Drawer Table, Shabby Cottage Chic handmade Mosaic End Table, occasional table. Mosaic made from broken cut china plate rims and stained glass in pastels and jewel tones. Lots of roses and rosebud’s amongst matching stained glass rounds on this table top.

Mosaic 2 Drawer Side Table End table Broken cut China Mosaic Side table Handmade

I also covered the front of the two drawers with the same method and material of mosaic, gave the drawers some updated knobs to give it the new look. This side drawer table was not salvageable in it’s original condition they way I found it. I sanded, primed, painted and distressed it.

Mosaic 2 Drawer Side Table End table Broken cut China Mosaic Side table Handmade

That included taking care of - the best I could- at some runny paint from a former paint job which I was not fully able to salvage, but can hardly be seen and be considered as part of the distressed shabby look.
 Measurements: 23 inches tall, 22 inches wide, and 16 inches deep
Painted in a cottage white, I then graced the top with a mosaic from vintage already damaged fine bone china plate rims, which are cut just so, as to give the impression that all of these plates are still whole. I enhanced the mosaic with all kinds of cut pastel colored stained glass and a slight splash of jewel color.

Mosaic 2 Drawer Side Table End table Broken cut China Mosaic Side table Handmade

The mosaic is sealed but not meant to be outside. I used antique white grout to grout it and it is also sealed. The edges of the mosaic are covered in gimp, as to protect. This simple aesthetic two drawer side table has experienced a rejuvenation and can now be loved again for another 50 years. The trend of shabby, cottage chic, Paris Apartment, Beach Cottage is still very well alive. This occasional table will pair beautifully with traditional and modern sofas and chairs alike to rival for the most fabulous place in your home. .

 The mosaic is sealed but not meant to be outside. This table is a mosaic masterpiece and looking for a new home, maybe yours? The shipping cost quoted is just for the east coast. Other zip codes please contact me for a shipping quote.

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Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Handmade Clutches, White and Ivory Damask Fabric and different designs by Myeuropeantouch

Handmade Clutch Bags,  Clutch Purses, White and Ivory Damask elegant clutch purses. Made from Ivory or White Damask, doublesided with strong interfacing inbetween, covered with different designs.
Damask Clutch Purse White Handmade with numerous white Ribbon flowers and rhinestone centers

All have a magnetic clutch closure which is concealed by these fabulous handmade designs.

All clutches are  wedding clutches extra ordinare, Bridal party, mother of the bride, Summer, Garden Party, Easter gift and if you wish, just for you, because.....

Clutch Purse Bag White Damask Purse Handmade with Satin ruffled edges rhinestone closure
Again room enough for cell phone, money and others extras.

Measurement 12 x 7
Handmade Clutch White damask covered with vintage handbeaded bridal lace

All edges on the inside are well finished and clean.
I added a magnetic clutch purse closure 

Bag Clutch Handmade purse Ivory damask with cream vintage hand crocheted lace and a pink fabric flower Pearls rhinestones
Care: spot clean or dry clean only.
Purse Clutch Handmade Ivory damask with black accents and handmade fabric flowers feathers

Thank you for looking

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Sunday, February 22, 2015

And yet I dove into another art form again to test my artistry and design. Look at these lovely,
beautiful designed Journals/Notebook Covers.
A Journal, Notebook, Guest Book, which is really a cover and can be used over and over again,
as the Notebook/Journal/Guest Book can slip in there.

Hand it down as an Heirloom in the future, so many precious uses.

Padded with Quilt material, made of vintage lace, from my Great-Grandmother's hand crocheted standard pillow edges, (think late 1890's) mixed with new lace, cream and ivory gimp, faux pearl accents, handmade lace and Fabric Flowers, Rhinestones, the first notebook is enclosed.
Jeweled embellishments as well as other mixed media, this piece is sure to catch every one's eye.

Whether sat out as a display in a shabby chic room, used as a guest book for a wedding or baby shower, or loved as a journal or devotional notebook, or to pen poetry, the intricate details and patterns of everything are sure to please.
These beautiful book's have a Cream Satin Ribbon closure to ensure  the book stays closed when
you want it to.

These Journals, Notebooks, Guest Books, Wedding Books measures 9.5" tall by 7" wide when closed.
The actual cover measures approx. between 8 x 14 inches
Thank you for looking

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Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Started a new new line of handmade, quality clutch bags for all occassions, Design by Myeuropeantouch

These Clutch bags or clutch purses are fabulous to carry for all occasions, or "something blue"!
All seems are clean finished on the inside and they are roomy enough to hold a cell phone, money and some other extras. All have a magnetic Clutch Closure.

This clutch is covered in my Vintage hand beaded Bridal lace. The lace is about 8 inches wide and covers every single site of this clutch purse just nicely. And the shimmer and shine of all the hand beaded items, amazing.

Clutch Purse Garden Summer Wedding Bridal Party Clutch Purse design by myeuropeantouch

Designs by Myeuropeantouch, quality, handmade and fabulous to look at.

Something Blue - covered in the same Vintage Bridal Lace 
Clutch Bag Handmade Blue Damask Garden Summer Wedding Bridal Party Clutch Purse

For you to carry to a  Garden, Summer, Wedding, or Bridal Party.

Clutch Bag handmade damask clutch purse blue damask ivory and cream

Blue Damask, cream gimp and cream burlap flower with pearls, like the morning
dew on the roses

Handmade Clutch Purse blue damask handmade Summer Clutch Party Clutch Purse Shabby Chic clutch bag Ivory lace handmade doily flower

White gimp trim on blue damask with a handmade vintage Doily Flower

Blue Damask Clutch Purse handmade Summer Garden Party Clutch Shabby clutch bag Ivory lace flower

If you like fuzzy, a little frizzled lace trim with Satin flowers on blue damask

Handmade Bridal Party Wedding or Summer Clutch Purse

and the one for all occasions, soutache trim, with ivory lace, and handmade lace flowers with

Upcycled handmade Shabby Clutch bag Doily Clutch Purse

For the Shabby Chic Lover, a clutch covered in all vintage doilies and lace with a handmade poufy, fluffy double flower on flap.
All items are available in my shops, the links are below. Thank you for looking at my new design line.
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Tuesday, January 6, 2015

What is Shabby Chic Art and Decor

since so many misinterpret this specific style of décor or art work, I decided to visit Wiki a little while ago and get some explanation  about the Shabby Chic Décor Style - out there in the Online land.

One can describe it as whimsy, White, Ivory, Beige, all pastel colors, made to look worn and old, distressed, meaning missing paint, chipped, roses, roses, roses, chandeliers, repainted, vintage jewelry, doilies, vintage lace, tea stained fabric, repainted furniture and other items to the color white with pastel colored china mosaic, yes - that too is shabby chic décor get the point....

Shabby chic items are often heavily painted through the years, with many layers showing through obviously time-worn areas. The style is imitated in faux painting using glaze or by painting then rubbing and sanding away the top coat to show the wood or base coats, known as “distressing” the finish of the furniture. Furniture pieces that are not genuine antiques are usually selected for their resemblance to older furniture styles, and may be reproduction furniture with a distressed finish. Elaborate furniture appliques depicting flower swags and garlands, cherubs, and other motifs may be added.
Fabrics tend to be cottons and linens, with linen being particularly popular, inspired by old French linens. Pure whites, as well as ecru and worn or bleached out pastel colors. i.e. pink, mint green, light blue, peach, rose colored, are favorites.  Fabric is often stained with tea to give it the look of old fabric. Bleached and faded are terms often applied to the style.  Vintage floral patterns with pastel colors, cotton ticking patterns, or linen in light earth tones, are all typical of shabby chic style.

Antique pieces such as pie safes and jelly cupboards are popular in shabby chic décor.   Besides white, the shabby chic style also includes soft  neutral colors such as sky blue, rose pink and beige tones. Hints from French-style interior design often show in shabby chic homes such as Rococo-style lighting fixtures, (Chandeliers, Crystal embellished) and furniture or wall paneling.
The shabby chic aesthetic also expands to the garden, with the same design principles of using timeworn garden furniture and feminine accessories.
Rose gardens are popular with the shabby chic style of décor. Other popular décor items are pillows made of vintage bark cloth fabric, vintage linens, chenille bedspreads, vintage chandeliers, and anything with roses, roses, roses in the design.  It is a soft, relaxed, feminine, romantic style of decorating that looks comfortable and inviting.

Variants of shabby chic style include:
Cottage chic
Beach cottage chic
French country

The style started in Great Britain and evokes the type of decoration found in large country houses where there are worn and faded old chintz sofas  and curtains, old paintwork and unassuming ‘good’ taste. The end result of shabby chic is to achieve an elegant overall effect, as opposed to the  sentimentally cute Pop-Victorian. Recycling old furniture and fabrics is an important aspect of the look and was especially popular with modern Bohemians and artisans that made up a sidelined counter-culture movement during the 1980’s when expensive quality decor became very  fashionable with the upper middle classes. The original shabby chic interiors were usually considered in themselves works of art.

The early forms of shabby chic were rather grand but the style has evolved taking inspiration from many forms of  decoration. These range from  18th century Swedish painted decoration, the French Chateau as well as the American Shakers where simplicity and plainness was essential.
The Origin of term:
The term was coined by The World of Interiors magazine in the 1980’s and became extremely popular in the US in the ’90’s with a certain eclectic surge of decorating styles with paints and effects, notably in metropolitan cultural centers on the
West Coast of America, such as Los Angeles and San Francisco, with heavy influences from Mediterranean cultures such as French Provence and Tuscany. And then spread like a wild fire all over the states.

While Rachel Ashwell claimed the term at one point or other, the origin of that term, or style of décor and art is much older as one can see.
I love this type of art and décor, as one can plainly see in my art work in my shop, mosaic furniture and other shabby, cottage, chic décor.
Enjoy when you see it, it is comfy, non seasonal and yes, rather feminine. A guy would have to be very gracious to either like it or put up with it. (smile)
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Thursday, January 1, 2015

Wishing all a very blessed New Year 2015

To all my followers and visitors, thank you for coming by, comment and love.

I am wishing you a very healthy, happy, and prosperous New Year.
Here is to 2015 and may it be better than the last, my friends....

Thank you  very much, Monika of Myeuropeantouch

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Year End Close out Sale

Hi Friends,
I have a huge Close out Sale in my shop until everything is gone.
50% OFF of everything
Need a Christmas Gift, get it now, I am closing this online shop until I reinvent myself in the new year.
Click on the link and it will get you right to it....
When you check out use this coupon code “handmade50” and it will give you the discount.
Locally I can deliver and you don’t have to pay the shipping charges.
Just talk to me, drop me a note, there are 5 pages of goodies in my shop....make sure you look at all of it.
And please do share this sale with your friends....
Thank you much, Monika

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Hi everyone, I am re-inventing myself come the new year and I have put everything on sale in my shop.

50% OFF
USE COUPON CODE "HANDMADE50" at check out....
I cannot change shipping charges, but if overcharged, of course it will be reimbursed.
Thanks for looking ....
Monika of myeuropeantouch

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