Sunday, 9 September 2007

V for Virgo

I love September, and it's my birthday month too!
I thought it might be fun to find out what Virgo's are supposed to be like. I googled this:-
The Virgo motto could be "Perfect is almost good enough." On one hand, this trait makes you very employable, for you're not likely to do shabby work. On the other hand, you can be so finicky that you put limitations on your interactions and experiences before they happen. You'll be happier if you can learn to be selectively less critical, both of others and yourself.
Actually I agree with reference to my arts and crafts as I spend so much time trying to make something perfect that others have created a hundred and one things compared to my one. However I disagree about the not likely to do shabby work - I love SHABBY!! :)) And of course no one is perfect. But this image below always makes me smile:)))
Endless patience is required to reach perfection ...:)))
This part of the year seems to be filled with birthdays in this household and in fact I share my birthday month with 2 of my children and so we seem to have a dining room filled with the remnants of parties all the way up to December. This is the way our dining room chandelier looked last September and it stays like that all through autumn up to Christmas.
I must just say a BIG Congratulations to Holly of http://hollydoodledesigns.com/ on the launch of her revamped website. If you don't know her go take a look and if you already know of her you will know she has a knack of creating the most beautiful creations and presenting them in a way that can only be described as pure eye candy. She seems to include everything I like in beautiful creations with vintage millinery and costume jewellery literally oozing out from everywhere. This picture above was a bundle of vintage wallpaper but you wouldn't know it from all the ribbon and the sweet little bird and buttons. I LOVE it!!
Now you must all know Niki by now of http://nostalgiaatthestonehouse.blogspot.com/
She has the most gorgeous selection of dolls and in particular some really enchanting hatstands with little heads on. The ones I particularly like are 1920 hatstands with a flapper head made in Germany
This inspired me to look out for one on eBay, like the one below. Well I was shocked to see what high prices they go for - nearly £100.00
Well Niki makes some of hers and decorates them in completely unique way, like this one below. She encouraged me to have a go and I was completely surprised to receive this lovely little package from her.

Such a sweet hatstand and beautiful little french card. Thank you so much for it Niki.

Well suppose I better get to work then.

23 comments:

Vintage to Victorian said...

Happy Birthday Ginny, whenever it is this month. I see I need to catch up with your posts - seem to have bypassed you for some reason over the last couple of weeks. Sorry, I don't usually do that!!! Off to see how much I've missed!
Sue x

Vintage to Victorian said...

PS - Think it's time I went to bed ... I haven't missed any at all!!!! I do worry me sometimes!!
Sue xx

Susie Q said...

Oh what beautiful things...such treasures all!

I will have to pop by and see when your BD is!!

Hugs to you!
Sue

Natasha Burns said...

HAPPY BRITHDAY GINNY!! From one Virgo to another! When exactly is your birthday? xo

She'sSewPretty said...

Happy Birthday, Ginny! I have a very good friend who is a Virgo and she is the sweetest and also most meticulous person I know. I love those hatstands and can't wait to see the finished product.

Cheryl said...

Happy Birthday! What a lovely spot you have here! Gorgeous finds, too!
Hugs to you...Cheryl :)

Sea Angels said...

Happy Birthday Ginny, I hope you have had a really special day
Lynn xxxx did you blow out all the candles ?

Reflections from the Stone Nest said...

Happy Birthday to you and your family! What a great looking chandelier. So very cute with the confetti on it. Good luck with the hat stand. Show us the after picture!

Kitty

Heather ~ Pretty Petals said...

Ginny! Happy Happy Birthday!!!! My husband and my eldest son are both virgo's and so I know that virgo personality quite well!! I LOVE the chandalier!! It is so gorgoeus!

I was giggling to myself about the perfection with your art... are you doing that with your book too?? I am not a virgo.. a cancer..but I am acting like one with mine lol!!!

Holly's packs are so pretty. I have purchased several of her doodle packs too! lol She does have quite a magic touch.

What a wonderful sweet thing for Niki to do for you. I don't recall seeing those hat stands that she makes but I just love all of her things. She is such a nice person as well and that makes it even better!

xoxo Heather

Heather ~ Pretty Petals said...

geeesh... I didn't realize I typed so much!!! LOL! sorry!

karlascottage.typepad.com said...

Holly does have great stuff, and I can't wait to see what you do with the hat stand!

Ele at abitofpinkheaven said...

It's all sooooo pretty! Happy Birthday to you. Love that pink cake.

Ragged Roses said...

Happy Birthday Ginny from a fellow Virgo (when's yours?). I couldn't agree more about the virgo personality I am very hard on myself some times! Hope you had/have a wonderful day. I love Niki's dolls too.
Kim x

Sophie Honeysuckle said...

Happy Birthday for this month Ginny! I LOVED your photos, the cake looked too nice to eat and as for your fab chandelier!! xx

Britt- Sparkled Vintage Charm said...

gorgeous photos!! Love the chandelier!! Happy birthday! I am a virgo too! My bday is on Saturday(the 15th)

Nostalgia at the Stone House said...

Hi Ginny -
"Happy Birthday" for a day this month??!!
I love your chandelier - is it made from tea cups? Its stunning - I tried to make a lamp from a tea cup n' saucer once, but broke the cup drilling the hole in the bottom for the cable!! whooops!

Thanks for the link ;-))
Good luck with the hat stand - I'm sure with your perfectionist attitude, it will be perfect!! (Who needs to spend £100?!)

Niki x

Twinkle Pink said...

Lol it's the 18th:))))

Clare said...

Hi Ginny

Happy Birthday to you this month! I know a lot of birthdays in September too! Love your chandelier by the way.

How kind of Niki - can't wait to see your creation!

I know of Holly - she is indeed very talented and puts some lovely things together.

Have a great weekend - and save us all some of the birthday cake when you cut it!

Clare x

Wild Rose said...

Hi Ginny

Happy Birthday for Tuesday. I do hope that all your family enjoy their birthday celebrations.

Thanks for your kind comment on my blog and for the intergalacticcbyerspaceage hug!

Marie x

Lori said...

Ginny, Happy Birthday to you! I too am a Virgo and am a perfectionist about myself! I know everyone thinks I expect it of them but it's on ME! I drive them bonkers around here! Hope you have a happy year to come, Best wishes, Lori

Sweet Remembrance said...

Have a Happy Birthday!
Such lovely, lovely things...
Priscilla

Cherub*Kisses said...

Ginny! Oh my I'm hope not too terribly late to wish you a very Happy Birthday girlfriend!!
Thanks for sharing almost all that a Virgo girl has to offer He!He!He!
I do love love love that chandelier!!
Hugs, Dionne

Sondra Behne' said...

Hello Ginny..what a pleasure it has been to stumble across your blog. So nice to meet you and must say I have been enjoying many of your post. Your photos are lovely and I do love seeing ally your vintage items.

I'll be back again for more real soon.

Sondra