Snowy success

December 16, 2013 § Leave a comment

PICNIC was awesome. Maine -of course- got hit with the first big snow storm of the season, but there was still a great turn out! It made things challenging but also festive!

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I wish I took more pictures! … Once we (‘we’ is my awesome, helpful, husband & I,) finally made it through the blizzards obstacles & got set up, it was a GREAT day! I’d like to shout out & thank you holiday shoppers for not letting a little snow stop you, & for your patronage!

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Merry Christmas to all! Cheers! <3 Nikki

+ Earrings + Magnets + Ornaments

December 12, 2013 § Leave a comment

In the words of my beloved Beastie Boys, ‘She’s Crafty…’ I’ve been getting a little funky with some vintage odds & ends-

Deer, crystal & chain earrings:

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Vintage zoo animal illustration magnets:

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Displayed here on the collection of tins I’ll have for sale & then there’s also the small, ornately framed, classic painting magnets:

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& then there’s the zoo animal ornaments:

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You see, I’ve been having fun getting ready for PICNIC & getting so excited for the main event.Tune in tomorrow for a preview of, the cream of the crop, the vintage I’ll have for sale!

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Give Art!

December 11, 2013 § Leave a comment

New small works perfect for gifting. Watercolor landscapes with a splash of collage.

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Five available at 6″x6″ & one at 8″x4.”
All framed in quality handmade black stained poplar frames. Ready to hang. Original art makes an original gift.
<3 Nikki

58 Fore Street

December 11, 2013 § Leave a comment

Is where the party is at! This Sunday, December 15th! It’s PICNIC!

picnic_winter13a@ the Portland Company Complex.

I honestly have the greatest batch of awesome for you. Really spectacular vintage, freshly made magnets, earrings, ornaments, & very gift-able original paintings! It’s all getting a few final touches, & as soon as I get some pictures, I’ll share it all here for a sneak preview – by the end of the week.

Until then. Here’s a little collaboration I did with my fabulous friend Kristyn Platt.

preciouscargoWe are giving to the world, this little gem of a re-invented ‘Baby on Board’ car sticker.

Now that I have a babe of my own I see the value of having such a message on your car. If in a car accident the first thing a rescuer will look for is the baby, & I also like to think, people may drive a little more responsibly around a vehicle transporting a child. So here’s our new modern take on ‘Baby on Board!’ The idea was for it to be eye pleasing as well as get the message across.  it’s a 5” x 5” decal & I’ll have the first, hot off the press, batch for sale @ PICNIC!

What a perfect gift for that new hip family in your life! ;D

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November 20, 2013 § Leave a comment

Well, I know I’m not breaking any ‘news’ to anyone – fact is, when a baby comes into the picture, your whole world revolves around that little babe.

I’m a mommy first but an artist to the core. -Happily, despite these rules of nature, I have found a balance & have gotten a hand full of commissions done these past 5 months. This one is the latest & my new favorite.

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By request, my take on, blue jays meet Gatsby, as well as, she wanted it to be similar to my original ‘A Whales Weight in Mountains.’ 4′ x 4′ Mixed media painting.  >

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Everything takes me a bit longer to do these days. BUT I’m working! & I’d love to work with you! If you’d like something custom made, please email me @ polishedeye@gmail.com.

On another note, I’m so excited to announce I’m participating in this year’s holiday ‘PICNIC’ sale. So I’m a busy little elf getting ready for that! I’ll be selling art & vintage. Stay tuned for details.

Best wishes, love nikki

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Spectacular

October 19, 2013 § Leave a comment

Seeing these images were like a slice of delicious pie for my eyes. – I had to share these vibrant colored circus moments from the 40’s & 50’s, so I could gaze at them when ever I wanted.

2-barnum-bailey-showgirl-19464-circus-people-19558-birthday-flowers-1941 3-circus-girl-1950s 10-dailey-brothers-circus-1950 11-circus-performer-couple-1954 14-wardrobe-wagon-1959So amazing. I’ve always thought I belonged in this decade but imagine being in the circus in the 50’s… !? What a beautiful day dream.

These are my favorites, you can see more via – flavorwire.com.

 

 

 

Vintage goldies

October 12, 2013 § Leave a comment

This summer has been a ‘I’m a new mama BLUR’ a happy blur but swoosh, just here and gone. Despite mt new job as a mom & my activity, or lack there of, here in blog land, my creativity is still alive & well. I’ve been painting and flea-ing all summer long.

& The vintage has been piling up! Here is a snip-it of some of the gold I’ve dug up:  IMG_6315IMG_6311IMG_4241IMG_6308IMG_4240IMG_6293IMG_6307IMG_6273IMG_6252IMG_6253IMG_6251IMG_6314IMG_6306From vintage jewels, leather goods, to planters to SO many, amazingly cute, salt and pepper shakers. & There’s so much more not pictured here- purses, tools, shoes, vintage posters & maps, and lots of framed prints. My collecting is in surplus, time to start sharing again.

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