Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Magical Mitten Box

A few days late, but hopefully worth the wait, here's a peek at this week's eBay offering:

Today was the perfect day to complete this piece; listening to Christmas and Solstice music as snow fell on the skylight overhead. It took considerably longer than I'd anticipated, and as usual I got a bit carried away with detail, but I'm very happy with the result. As with other recent pieces, I didn't add diamond dust (vintage glass glitter) to this one, just in case it will be put to practical use with small children. But I think I'll offer to add it - a touch of sparkle always makes the snow look so magical!

Snowflakes inside too:

I've been agonizing over a price on this one - it took many days to complete, but I'd also like to keep it reasonable and provide a "buy it now" incentive (had to order more heating oil today - better than it was, but yikes!)....So I'm thinking in the $325 - $375 range, which is quite a bit less than I'd normally charge for something this large and labor intensive. :) *UPDATE* - SOLD.

I have some other very exciting news - I'm set up to accept Visa and Master card here at home now! Although most people use paypal, there are some who are uncomfortable with electronic payments. If you fall into the latter category, and would still like to make a purchase via credit card (Visa, MC or AmEx), just email me for my phone number, and I can accept payment over the phone.

That's about it for today....Look for the mitten box on eBay this evening at 9PM. I'm off to do shipping now, and hopefully persuade John to drive to the postal station in the snow. ;)

And then......

I hope to finally get the tree up!! I think this is the latest I've ever left the holiday decorating, but such is self employment (I have a demanding boss, teehee!!) I'll share photos of the tree as soon as it's finished. :)

In the meantime, stay warm and enjoy the blessings of the season!

~ Carolee


Gail H. Ragsdale said...

Oh Carolee! How gorgeous, what a wonderful Solstice Box it would be!

Kathy Hunka said...

Wow Carolee! This piece is absolutely breathtaking. I wish I had an ounce of painting abilities! Happy Holidays to you!

vintagepaletteart said...

It's gorgeous Carolee! And I agree......the glitter on the snow makes it even more dreamy.

Ok............tell me how the heck you paint those snowflakes so perfectly in the bottom of that box? I know how hard that is and you make everything look so effortless! lol

Happy Holidays!

Julia Guthrie said...

*gasps* That turned out even more magical than I'd expected!
So pretty..& so worth the money!:)