Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Custom Tribute Plaque

I am really excited about my latest custom piece.  My client's great grandmother, Mary, hand painted a lamp that got broken about nine years ago.  My client's mother inherited this lamp and was so upset when it broke.  Now, all these years later, the pieces have been repurposed into a plaque with Mary's picture.


Mary and her husband bought a restaurant called Rosie's in Wichita and kept that name for about ten years.  This chunk of vintage hardware with the rose in it is a nod to their business.


Mary was Italian and family was very important.  I think the beautiful deep reds in the lamp she painted give the plaque a very Italian feel.


Mary

Beautiful bright green leaf.

Pearls give the piece a nice vintage feel.



Beautiful dark red flower pieces.


It was an honor to do this piece for my client and I hope her mom loves it!

2 comments:

Ramona JapaneseRedneck said...

Just how could she not love it. You put so much thought into all your pieces and it's beautiful.

Eccentricities said...

Thanks so much, Ramona! I had a lot of fun working on it and am dropping it off today. Can't wait for her to see it!!