Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Sweet Peppermint Wynter

I've had this metal container sitting on my studio table for a couple of months. I've had it so long I can't remember where or when I purchased it. It's an unusual container; it has the spout of a coffee pot but the handle of a water can. Is it a coffee pot or is it a water can. Maybe it's momma was a coffee pot and it's daddy a water can. Hey, your guess is as good as mine. It sat on my table patiently waiting for its turn to be tickled by my brush. Most of the time when I buy something I have no idea what I will paint on it. That's the reason things will sit on my table for a month or two. Finally, I will know what I want to put on it. Sometimes it's a work in action, it kinda comes together step by step. That's how this piece was.

First, I knew I wanted a peppermint theme. The snowman make-do I recently made as a giveaway inspired the snowman in this piece, with his peppermint neck. I love groups of snowmen so hence the 3 small snowmen in a cart...and I love carts with big wheels. Little prim trees in the landscape, well, that is a no-brainer; easy and simple to do. BTW, those trees go around this piece so if it is sitting where all sides can be seen, well then, it all looks pretty; no empty spots ( I don't like seeing empty spots on my pieces. More work but bigger satisfaction). The "not a coffee pot" handle is painted in candy cane fashion.

What's inside? I used some moss with winter red berries and some snowflakes. I added some peppermint rounds made from wood, a whimsical snowman make-do with his skinny tall stove pipe hat and a cinnamon snowflake. I added some homespun fabric and completed it with a prim tag. I've put this arrangement in my Etsy shoppe. You can reach my Etsy Shoppe by clicking the icon, on the left, that says "The Old Cupboard Door on Etsy".

Thanks for stopping by my place.

Til next time....



maddyrose said...

This little coffee pot/watering can hybred came together nicely. I love your little snowman.

Sue said...

Wow. Your work is so amazing and you are very talented. I love what you did with this coffee pot/watering can ;)

Merry Christmas!

~willa~ said...

LOL Maddyrose, I didn't think about it being a "hybrid"!

Thanks Maddyrose, thanks Sue!


Lynn @ Painting Thyme Needfuls said...

Willa that is just so adorable! But then again your creativity and talents are amazing!

annie said...

I don't know, probably a coffee water pot can?
Anyway i really like the snowmen with wheels, gives them a whole new look. Great job!

Firecracker Kid said...

It's wonderful! Will add loads of Christmas spirit to someone's home.

Deb~Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

Willa, that is fabulous! Whether it started out as a coffee pot or a watering can, it has ended up being a work of art! Thanks so much for sharing your pictures, you are so talented! Deb

TheCrankyCrow said...

That is just too, too, cute Willa!!! I love it! The candy cane neck on the snowman just makes me smile....Hmmmm....perhaps it was a watering can for coffee bean plants? ;o) Whatever it was, it's been put to a much "higher" and "better" use now....Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

Lois--Huckleberry Lady said...

Love it, Willa,

Pam at Antique or Not said...

How adorable! It probably needs to come home with the Jacz make-do that you were generous enough to send to me. He arrived safely and is now enjoying a place of honor in our home. Thank you again for being so sweet, Willa!


Susan At Glen Oaks Primitives said...

Willa, this is too darn cute. What a beautiful, talented painter you are.
Warm Holiday Wishes,

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