Wednesday, November 17

Sunday, Beautiful Sunday

Well, I've got another class under my belt.
What a great time we had Sunday.
It was a small group, just friends who've taken my classes before.
They had a special request & I couldn't say no!
 So 1st things first....kits.
 With the holidays around the corner I wanted to make something the girls could use in their holiday decor. 
 I embellished some matchboxes with my favorite Christmas image.
My friend Michelle makes the coolest ones! I was inspired by hers.
We spent the day creating beautiful altered bottles.
Tonda, Linda, Charlene, Charlotte, Lori & Jan did a wonderful job.
In fact, they really didn't need my help.
 All done up in 'low color' as Beth calls it.
 I really look forward to these little classes. 
We just gab & laugh.
Share stories of our latest vintage conquests... you know. 
The day just flies by.
And at the end, there were 6 totally amazing altered bottles.
Art bottle roll call
 Lori, Tonda, Linda, Charlene, Jan, & Charlotte.
Pretty impressive, huh?
 Maureen does a great job of hosting these workshops
& on Sunday Cottage Panache was fluffed to perfection in holiday goodness!
I wish these pictures were better.
 Her tree was just gorgeous.
Loaded with the unique ornaments, both new, old & handmade.

See anything you like??
I've had my eye on this Santos for a couple of weeks.
Love this!
Some great bedroom inspiration, something I really need right now.
Cottage Panache is open Monday~Thursday & Saturday.
 7277 Glenview Dr., Richland Hills, Tx. 76180
I want to share some give-away news before I go.
My precious friend Dawn is celebrating 1500 posts!
Can you even imagine?
I told her it should be us gifting her for blessing us day after day, year after year, with so much beauty, friendship & inspiration.
Go check out this post & enter to win!

The amazingly talented & fun Lesley Venable is having a give-away to kick start her new online store.
She's got some very cool vintage items as well as some one of a kind Christmas decor.  Handmade by Lesley of course.


Amy said...

Those bottles are just amazing!
What detail and each have such a different look.
What a lucky bunch of ladies to enjoy such a great project.

the gypsy chick said...

all i can type is
these bottles a just simply beautiful...


Sue said...

Lisa, the bottles are beautiful and the grouping of them makes such a lovely decorative statement.

What fun you must have had


Vicki said...

The bottles are gorgeous and so is the shop! Love it. I've already entered Dawn's giveaway. Over to check out the other and her new online shop! Thanks!

Honey at 2805 said...

Such beautiful bottles! Love the "low color".

Dorthe said...

Hi dear, Lisa,
Your workshops, are alwayes, so wonderfull prepared, with beautifull gifts, of items,from you-so lovely presented.
And all the bottles are surely gorgeus.I also love those smaller workshops, with "friends" --makes the day fly away, with fun and laugfter.
Wish you a wonderfull day and evening, dear friend.

Jan Vermillion-Thomason said...

Darn nation!!
It's time I became a "past" student........the class looked like so much fun:)

I'm waiting for your next class.....

xxoo, jan thomason

Createology said...

Loving these amazing altered bottles. Happy creating...

Tina @ TinyBear said...

Awesome bottles Lisa - what a great class. Looks like you all had lots of fun.
xo Tina

Bohemian said...

I LOVE your bottles and stoppers!!! And what a thoughtful idea your little boxes stuffed with crafty vintage goodies is... they would be a delight to receive by anyone who enjoys being creative!

Dawn... The Bohemian

Anne - Fiona and Twig said...

You are SUCH a great teacher!
I can tell because your students projects always look so amazing, you are so free to share in your gifts and knowledge. :-)

Call me!!!

Petite Michelle Louise said...

YOU were inspired by ME? Oh just made my day my friend! Truly...what a compliment!! Your petite supply boxes are just beautiful and those bottles..well..LOVE...LOVE!

Home and Heart said...

Those bottles are STUNNING! Some very talented friends!!

Charlene said...

Another great class Ms Lisa!!!! I loved it. Soooooooooo much fun! And I do love how all our bottles turned out. Of course you give us such GREAT stuff to work with that we couldn't help but end up with something pretty. Thanks again. Funny we both had Lisa Classes as posts today. Mine is just weeks behind... And I do love that Santos. HUGS!

LizlovesVintage said...

Creative!!! I make bottle Art too!! These are WOW!! Thanks for sharing. Hugs, Liz

June said...

What a great way to spend a Sunday Lisa! You girls whipped up some lovelies amid all the laughter and chatting. I would have loved to have been a fly on the wall.LOL!

Oh I think my invite must have been lost in the mail???
The shop looks so beautiful. Oh yeah, I definitely saw some things I would love in there.

Oh my goodness...the things you brought home from your trip. I love every single thing you hunted down. That turtle shell is awesome!!!
Lisa the cone looks amazing on your wall.
hugs to you

Debby said...

LISA!!! What a fabulous class, oh how I wish I lived closer. The bottles are all amazing, gorgeous. Love, love all the decor. Thanks for sharing.

Julia - "Vintage with Laces" said...

The girls made fantastic bottles, Lisa! I'm so jealous that I couldn't play with you.
What a great shop! I see several things I love, like that chicken wire cloche with the fleur de lys on top. Sigh! Maureen's tree is just beautiful with all those pretty ornaments.
I wanted to tell you that I love that lacey sweater you wore in some of the pictures from your trip to Ann :-)!
Have a wonderful Thursday, girl!Big HUGS to you,

Miss Sandy said...

Awesome class Lisa, wish I'd could have attended! I am meeting with my friend and store owner today to set dates and set up the classroom. Thanks so much for all you advice and help. I'll let you know how it goes!

Cindy said...

WOW love the bottles, what fun getting together with friends for creative time! love your blog:) it is beautiful!

Rita said...

Lisa, the bottles are beautiful!
I think you and I could get in trouble working together. Love your blog as always. Ciao Rita mammabellarte

Jensters said...

Your blog is so wonderful and those bottles are outstanding x

Karen Valentine said...

Oh I would have given ANYTHING to have been there! I hope someday I can come and have you teach me those fabulous bottles!! (I can't to get mine in the mail)
I can see why you have your eye on the Santos. I love them to but they are sooooo expensive! Of course, now that you are teacher extraordinaire you can afford all those goodies!!!
I won't be around for Thanksgiving or even near a computer with internet, but I wanted to be sure and come over and tell you that I am so thankful to call you my friend and very grateful to have you in my life ( even if it is only through the computer so far.) Have ahappy Thanksgiving my friend!

mylaughingmagpie said...

I have just discovered your blog from Katie's Rose Cottage & I am in LOVE!! I wish I could take one of your classes - you have an amazing artistic ability & I would love to learn from you! Would you ever consider selling a "kit" with instructions to something like the Altered Bottle workshop??? SOOOOOO inspiring! I am going to put you up on my blog in the morning so my tiny following can see your work too!

Cami @ Creating Myself said...

Oh Lisa, sorry I missed your bottle class. And after seeing the photos & hearing about it from Jan (she said it was an amazing class!), I'm really really sorry I wasn't able to come! But I didn't hear about it until last minute (I've been keeping my eye on Maureen's workshop blog but never saw it mentioned ????), anyway, I was out of town & couldn't come. :( Please let me know if you have another class...would love to be able to make one of these...they're incredible!

Jodie (everything vintage) said...

Great job teacher!
(i'd quote some Van Halen and tell you that I was "Hot for teacher" but that wouldn't sound to cool, would it?)
Maureen's shop is beautiful and you and your students did a fantastic job with the bottles!!! Love them all!!!!

Storybook Woods said...

Well I want everything!!! I want to learn how to make altered bottles, one day!! Yours are soo stunning, they keep calling to me xoox Clarice

Rebecca said...

Hi Lisa
Great class - all the bottles turned out awesome... Looks like a lot of fun, someday I will make one of your classes :) The store is gorgeous!
Have a great weekend

Bohemian said...

Dear Lisa... that book you stopped by to tell me about sounds very familiar and I'm almost certain I've not only read it, but have it somewhere in my vast decorating book library! *wink* I really need to hire a Librarian to categorize and organize all my books so that I can have them in order for easier reference! *smiles* I am a decorating book fiend... my collection rivals that of any local bookstore so my Friends usually drop by when they want a dose of inspiration... if I don't have it then it probably hasn't been published yet! *LOL*

Dawn... The Bohemian

time-worn interiors said...

Those bottles look like so much fun! I would love to do a class that you teach!

Aelwyn said...

I LOVE those altered bottles! Just gorgeous! :)

Erica said...

What beautiful bottles! I was out of town visiting my mom for her birthday and couldn't attend. I'd LOVE it if you could host another class soon.

Susan said...

Lisa....the bottles are just beautiful. Hope you have a Happy Thanksgiving. Susan

Kelly_Deal said...

Those bottles are gorgeous and I love those hanging lanterns!

Lovey said...

Beautiful! Yo guys are so creative!

chicroses said...

Your bottles are really darling.Would have loved to have been at one of your classes. I have read all the hoop-la over this subject on the bottles and let me tell you I would take tutorials from you and Dawn before the other gal.If I had time to do this. I like collages that are not messy...your bottles are just right.Now after seeing them I might go looking for a bottle..keep up what your doing. Sally

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Gosh, Lisa, I'm drooling over those gorgeous altered bottles! You did good!!

Big TX Hugs,
Angelic Accents

Cottage Panache said...

Most Devine Lisa,
It was a pleasure having you at Cottage Panache once again, with one of your fabulous workshops. Each and every one has been over the top SOME KIND OF WONDERFUL! I do hope that all of the recent RIFF does not deter you from instructing again and again! That would be a crime indeed! I believe that everything happens for a reason and that you are evolving along with every talented person in blogland. Most artist would just take it as a compliment, having been remembered and then to be furthe embellised and altered to their own taste and style.
My Christmas Open House and Year Treasure Clearance will be December 11th and 12th. Hope you can come by. Can't wait to see what you do with the white lanterns!
Big Hugs :) Maureen

Nutbird said...

Hope you are not hurt too much by this kerfluffle. If the person really did consult a lawyer, they would have counseled her not to say anything, to anybody. period. I laugh when people invoke Christianity and then act in an unchristian manner. And then try to get sympathy about a sick husband? Who did all the tech work on their videos? Stay strong.

vicki said...

Beautiful photos - the store and the bottles! There is just so much here to see - I am definately in overload - LOL!! Your blog is just amazing Lisa - it shines and shines and shines!!


Didelis\Gele said...

Please, I beg your help! I really like to change the bottle. New Russia has no lessons to make them. Maybe you know where I can buy a lesson through Pay Pal? I'll be very grateful if you answer. My