Posted in 3rd SHELF FROM THE TOP, Inspirations

Vintage Rubber Gloves and Stand for the Reluctant Housewife


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20130707-165716.jpgRubber Gloves with a Touch of Style

Just listed these ‘upper crust’ rubber gloves and their handsome metal ‘hand’ stand in my vintage shop – 3rdshelffromthetop


A pair of black rubber gloves embellished with royal red and white, trimmed with gold and a crown. They also come with the wire display ‘hand’ stand because quite honestly, any practical housewife would find these gloves a little bit impractical!

Best to keep them well displayed on a prominent kitchen shelf – creates a talking point!

So, I propose that the embellished rubber gloves and the metal stand, are really a decorative item for your kitchen or drinks bar. Not really too practical but a great gift for friends or relatives who feel that they are a ‘cut above’ washing-up!


Posted in MACKENZIE FRAMES, Photo Frames

Me My Ipad and Turquoise Frames


Second Varen Collection – Turquoise. Always a very popular color in my etsy shop – mackenzieframes. The moulding I used there is now no longer made, and for some time I have been thinking of an alternative which I thought I would create myself. So here is version one – a 3D embossed look made with some old wooden Indian print blocks I found at a local craft fair a few years ago – I knew they would come in useful at some time!

Posted in MACKENZIE FRAMES, Photo Frames

A Hint of India – New Frame Collection


The good ladies of Varen, Tarn et Garonne, South West France, yet again asked me to contribute to their regular summer exhibition. This year the theme is ‘Ethnic’. OK, it’s just a small local exhibition, but what I love is the demand it makes on me to come up with some new ideas.

So, I have used some of my rubber stamps with an Indian theme. These are in Black and White.

I’ll show you the other colors in a minute!