Wednesday

Morning Glories Antiqued!


Convolvulus Arvensis

Kinda scary, huh? But who wouldn't love to wear this around their wrist? As I make my cuffs I think about what I would like to embroider on the next cuff and what colors I want to use. This cuff came out looking like, in my opinion, a botanical field journal drawing from the late 1800s. I'm sure I will come across something similar when I browse through a copy of Godey's Lady's Book.

Morning Glories are a childhood favorite not only for their beauty, but also the popping sound. Yes, I am a Morning Glory popper. Luckily we had a fence line full of them when they came into season. So my mom only shook her head when she saw me pinching them. Now I live in the desert and there are no morning glories. Except for the ones that dance in my head and inspire my creations.

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Cicada Studio said...

So pretty! I grew morning glories once, and I don't know why I haven't since. Thanks for the reminder, I will have to get some seeds!

*funny about the shoes! They are just too cool!

Margins. said...

So beautiful! Your cuffs are always wonderful. I can't ever get over it.

PostScript: I miss our little chit chats in those crazy Etsy chat rooms. The flying chocolate chip cookies and the crocheted cake being present while you remind me of calorie intake. Ha.

picciolo said...

this one is lovely, I love the colours and the embroidery
: )

Distressing Delilah said...

Kinda gorgeous actuall! Love it!

gilflingsdesigns said...

Beautiful, beautiful! I love the embroidered text too. Alas my gardening skills aren't up to much but I do love morning glories

XUE said...

sorry that it's awhile since I last visited. i love morning glories too! The problem with moving around continents, is that I have to start planting all over again. And over here, I do not know what can grow or can't grow! Today, we bought mornng glories & moonflowers plants today as we don't know why we could pinch some!

Bethany said...

Very pretty!
I also loved pinching and picking apart flowers when I was young.

Mrs.Kwitty said...

THey POP?? How come I didn't know this?

Your cuff is so gorgeous! wow.

Smiles, Karen

*makes note to self...must plant some morning glories...*

Carey Lynn said...

I love botanicals! and morning glories are easy to love:)

Waterrose said...

All of you that can plant morning glories...I am totally envious...I'll trade you some prickly pear cactus!

TotusMel said...

Very pretty.
-pam

Bejeweled said...

They pop? I didn't know that. I used to pop another plant when I was little - I never knew what it was called but they grew tall and had light purple flowers - so I know how fun popping can be :)

Beautiful cuff, as always!! It does look just like a picture from that magazine.

Julia said...

This is so lovely, the morning glories work well on your cuffs!

kellypea said...

Absolutely beautiful! My mother and I love morning glories, too, with the deep blue being our favorite. It's fabulous that your memories serve you so well...

Rosebud Collection said...

Morning glories are beautiful..A friend of mine had them in a flower box and put strings to the top of the window..It was beautiful. They grew right up the strings and all you saw was flowers..

Angel said...

This is so beautiful. I love morning glories!

http://afancifultwist.typepad.com said...

It is beautiful wonderful and chic!!!! All in one!!

Jenn Maruska said...

What a sweet post! : )

aima said...

This is such a pretty cuff; wonderful design.

Parallax Photo said...

great post, you've got a way with words .... and morning glories are a favorite of mine too

Grooveycrafts said...

this is gorgeous and I had a look at your shop, I love how bright and colourful it is :).

Chris Stone said...

Beautiful work!

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La Alicia said...

beautiful -- adding morning glories seeds to my shopping list! thanks for the reminder :)

Rikkianne said...

OH WOW! This is so very lovely! I love your explanation of where the idea came from. It is superb! Wearable art to the T:)

Have a wonderful day....

saffron said...

I love this, and all morning glories also! I love when they take over a fence, or grow way up high on a pole. I once embroidered a vine of them around the neck of a dress. It turned out cute.

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