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Thursday, September 2, 2010

Book Stands and Candles

It's taken me longer than I wanted with this one. I got it built pretty quick but I didn't know what paint job to give it. I ended up going with browns, they are my safety colors :).
Can't really tell in the photos but the trim is all a lighter brown.
Imagine the decorations you can place on the shelves!
Celtic design is a favorite of my customer so I incorporated some here.

This one I had in my minds eye for a while.
I wanted an open design, almost defying gravity. Very whimsical.
The crystal ball was a must, so I had to make the part that holds the book so that it wouldn't detract from the view below.
And I wanted a magical, stardust look to it.
Although every time I look at it I also get a circus feel :), maybe it's the colors.

And of course many candles. More tapered candles and some votives too.

Now it's off to wand boxes for the wands you saw earlier, then off to books. It's about 9pm here right now and I never got to making bone scrolls for Etsy like I wanted to, that book stand stalled me for a day. I'll see if I can squeeze some in tonight or tomorrow.


  1. Oh wowo I love the book stands!The Celtic decoration is superb and I love the way you shaped the wires in the other book stand! How cool is that!
    Hope you will have some of the votive candles in your Etsy one day.;)

  2. En una palabra, IMPRESIONANTES.
    Te han quedado perfectos.
    El mueble y el atril.
    Besitos, May

  3. Those bookstands are fantastic and so original Lorraine. I NEED purple candles, love those!! Such treasures your making! Kate xx

  4. El mueble y el atril, te han quedado genial
    Las velas son una verdadera maravilla.
    Enhorabuena por este impresionante trabajo.
    besitos ascension

  5. Thanks Ewa, I have so many things I need to get on Etsy :).

    May, thank you! thank you! thank you!

    Kate, you are so funny! I plan to send you the HP newspapers, I'll see if I can send some purple candles too :).

    Thank you Veselina!

    Ascension, thank you so much!

  6. I love the book stands they are so very different! :o)) You have given me an idea or 2! I love the new long candles especially like the plain creamy/white ones you made for Kate etc.

    Wonderful work!
    Michelle xxx

  7. Thanks Michelle! Your head must be full to brimming! You are so creative :)

  8. ¡Cuanto trabajo lleva el mueble! Te ha quedado todo genial. Las velas imprescindibles y los colores muy acertados.
    Besos Clara

  9. Thanks Clara! It wasn't that much work actually, on the brown book stand anyway. That's why I like working with clay instead of wood, it feels easier to me :)

  10. Lovely work Lorraine, you have been very creative recently. Will be looking out for your new items on Etsy.

  11. Thanks Janice! I hope I get around to Etsy :).

  12. Fabulous work - Celtic and ethereal.