Saturday, August 4, 2007

Keeping Cool

It has been a hot few days here in Connecticut! Temps have been in the 90s and the humidity is off the charts. We are hosting a neighborhood party tonight complete with a drive-in movie in our backyard. Its so much fun, this will be our 4th year doing it. The neighborhood kids and our niece, nephews, and cousins love it. The grown-ups love it too because there is lots of food, wine and good times! Hopefully I'll have a chance to take a few photos.

In the meantime, I leave you with a few photos of some projects I have been working on. Have a wonderful and safe weekend dear friends!

This is a special necklace. My father-in-law gave me the skeleton key - it used to belong to a lock in my mother-in-law's grandfather's home (did anyone follow that!?).


This brooch was a flea market find.


And this stunner is by the talented Jennifer at Sweet Eye Candy Creations. Jenn just opened an Etsy shop - make sure to check it out!


22 comments:

Miz Smoochie Lips said...

ogosh, the skeletenkey necklace is sooooo nice! And it has meaning to you too... that makes it even better!
Love the brooch you found at the flea. lucky!! And that little bird piece is adorable :)
Stay coooool!!

karlascottage.typepad.com said...

The key necklace is wonderful!!

I do hope there are photos of the party, it sounds like a fun one, I love the out door movie theme

karin (creativechaos) said...

I just adore the skeleton key necklace!! And those boxes are adorable!!!

Natasha Burns said...

Love the jewellery and those boxes you made are gorgeous!!!! Loving the new photos too, looks like the new camera? ox

Allison said...

I love the necklaces Karla - and yes I followed the story of the key :o) It's so special to have created a fun piece of jewelry with a key that belonged to the family home. The little birdy box with the crown on his head is so adorable!! I just love it. The party sounds really, really fun. Can't wait to see photos.

allie
www.mycozyhome.typepad.com

Sophie Honeysuckle said...

The photos are gorgeous! And I love the idea of your party-I've always wanted to go to a drive-in, we don't have them over here!! So American to me!!

Jammy said...

Hi there, neat necklace!! I think I was down toward your area yesterday on our way to RI, such a pretty area! What a great day for the beach!! Your new boxes are really pretty!

Jenn

Stampin' D'Amour said...

OMG!! I just LOVE your BLOG!!! I just found it & I'm coming back!!! I think I will have to bookmark it!!! GREAT stuff!!! :0)

-pamela

Sandi @ the WhistleStop Cafe said...

I can't wait to hear about this drive in movie/ in the backyard party. Pictures please!

Vicki C said...

Oh what total FUN!! That is just such a cool thing to do!
Everything you create is just stunning!

Heather ~ Pretty Petals said...

I love it all! Beautiful necklace!

Cherry's Jubilee said...

Just found your blog and really enjoyed it! I love the little flower boxes you made and key necklace is sooos sweet! I have a thing for old skeleton keys...to wonder where they have been and the doors they have unlocked! It is neat you had one passed down to you! Will be back! cherry

Susan Ramey Cleveland said...

Karla, I came to your blog looking for a photo of Margo after you posted at Blackberry Creek. Didn't find Margo yet, but oh boy! what a beautiful blog you have. I'm not done looking, so I'm going back. Have a great day.

Mary Ellen said...

A comment you made on Hollyhock's blog about relatives really hit home for me. I have a relative cut of the same cloth as the individual you described. "Divorcing" him was one of the most important decisions I made as a young adult 20 years ago. Other relatives who know us both understand completely. When questioned by people who are unfamiliar with the situation,i.e., How is so-and-so?, it has always worked to say "We aren't close". Not allowing that person in my life has released an amazing amount of mental energy which I can channel into something positive. Thanks for your remarks on the topic.

javagirl1111 said...

Pretty pretty boxes, and that skeleton key is just cool... there's so much mystery and romance in the sight of a skeleton key...:)

Cheryl said...

Oh I love your necklace and of COURSE I love Jenn and her sweet birdie box!!!! Isn't she a DOLL?? I'm a big fan. What good taste you have! ;) hugs, cheryl

Niesz Vintage Home said...

Stay cool.
We're in the 90s here, too.
Hot Hot Hot

Great projects! I still have the skeleton key from my grandmas old house.
I want to use it in a collage, but haven't decided how, yet.

Hope your party was a success.

Kimberly :)

ShabbyInTheCity said...

Yes skeletonkey necklace IS nice!!! And I'm gonna be a copycat today! What about the chain? I want that exact one! Oh I have something I can remove from something else. Thanks. :)
And about that movie...is it a projector? And what do we shine it on?

Shabby Roses Boutique said...

The neighbourhood party sounds like a fantastic idea. And so does the drive-in movie. I bet everyone had a ball!!
Hopefully you managed to stay cool and enjoy yourself.
All the best,
Kathy :)

Heather - Speckled Egg said...

love the necklace! my parent's house still uses a skeleton key! i remember having one on my keychain in high school! too funny!

Counting Your Blessings said...

Love the skeleton key! I have one from my parents house. When my husband and I had to stay with them after the sale of our house, the key was for our "suite". Blessings... Polly

BeachysCapeCodCupboard said...

What fun to have a neighborhood party! That must have been quite an undertaking on your part! The idea of a drive-in sounds fabulous... our neighborhood has had several block parties, but the main outside attraction was a rented moonwalk! =)

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