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Thursday, March 10, 2011

Charlotte's Web ~ A new soldered bottle for a new shop





Quite often I pick up a certain book,an old dear friend of mine in spirit you might say and slowly commence to turn the pages one by one; each a revelation of life's simply beauty found in friendship and love.
He is a friend who sheds light on what is truly important in life,having family and friends and sharing one's earthly space with God's creatures great and small.He patiently explains what the important things in life are worthy of concern to us; that of compassion,loyalty and unconditional love are part of the woven fabric, the secret to a lifetime friendship cemented even in death.
Learning to let go and accepting loss isn't an easy thing to do but remembrance is our fortitude and solace.
And even growing old never meant to stop believing in the magic for what would life be if there wasn't any of that fairy dust ?

Charlotte's Web is a perfect whimsical story that brings magic to one's life upon their opening it's pages. It is a children's story that is meant for young and old alike for it transcends time and age. It is a Treasure Book and keeper of my dreams.
I suppose E.B. WHITE is my favourite author after all! 



In remembrance to Charlotte's Web I envisioned a soldered bottle , etched with gorgeous victorian flowers with Charlotte's web adorning it. Of course a crystal grey silvery spider, the heroine of the story , climbing it's neck, much like Garth Williams' gorgeous drawing in the book.
This is a bottle which was long over due. I had always carried the idea in mind but never brought it to life until now.
 I adore spider's webs but I must say I adore Charlotte's Web the story even more, makes it that much more Magical!



A sparkly web in silvery light with dew drops of crystal and a dangling thread of glittering drops for Charlotte to climb to her lovely home.







Charlotte is an old spider I made sometime ago but I refurbished her by giving her a new set of spidery legs.









Weaved within the filigree silver web I placed antique crystal beads for dew drops. These are just magical in the light.
And keeping with the theme "for beauty and purpose" I have left the silver stopper in the bottle unsoldered to place whatever secret notes one might like to place within Charlotte's enchanted glass home.I just might add a few of my own before Charlotte finds a new home.



P.S. If you haven't read the book, hard to believe although possible for many reasons, I strongly suggest you pick up a copy next chance you get at your nearest library or store….worth every penny, I promise !!!!
Oh and I have opened up an Etsy shop today,on my birthday "Hush Sweet Charlotte" , a combination name after the book and the gothic movie "Hush Hush Sweet Charlotte"; both loved stories. Charlotte's Web Soldered Bottle  will be the first Item I will be listing there.

 This shop will be my Magical Fairytale shop and I will keep Angelifioriblu "Tansy" for Digital Designs and eventually add photography when I get good enough..so many ideas not good enough yet...though I hope to be someday.....hehe!






3 comments:

Kiki aka Victoria said...

Hi Annabelle...so sooo gorgeous...lovely to revisit this magical piece!! You are wonderful! Just popping in to wish you a happy day and thanks for yor lovely words and visits always!! Shine on dear kindred!!

Antje said...

really beautiful! ll the best, Antje

jasmoon-butterfly said...

So breathtaking!

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