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Red Transferware Topiaries

This is a quick post to show you all this custom set of transferware topiaries for one of my customers that I finished up a few days ago.  She wanted a trio of them set in red transferware to display collectively as a vignette.  I think they came out nice...what do you think?

I've really enjoyed making the topiaries for my online shop and making some custom ones as well.  I think I'm going to make a few for myself.  Of course I say that and then I wind up selling them!  

 Gotta run to eat some yummy stuffed bell peppers that Shawn has in the oven!  See you all with a tablescape tomorrow.

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  1. Just BEAUTIFUL as everything you do have a ton of talent..Hugs and smiles Gloria

  2. Well, get one made for yourself and put it somewhere that you just love the way it looks, Nancy! This way you won't be tempted to sell it! : ) Mine is beautiful by the way. I put it under one of my new chicken wire cloches. I just need to get a picture of it.

  3. Oh...these are so pretty. Wouldn't they look good at Christmas too.

  4. Hi Kathy: Those really turned out beautifully. Is your client happy?..Enjoy those peppers!..Happy Wednesday..Judy

  5. Nancy,

    Your topiaries are absolutely gorgeous!! Love them!

  6. OMGOSH, Nancy- I hate mean those are so beautiful that I am green with envy. GORGEOUS!! xo Diana

  7. Gorgeous Nancy! Love topiaires...especially in transferware! Just beautiful!
    Miss Bloomers

  8. Great job!!! They really turned out great!!!

  9. These are so beautiful! Your client will LOVE these!

  10. Oh yum.....they are beautiful!!!

  11. We all want some of those - they are gorgeous!! Your backdrop is so pretty, too!

  12. The topiaries are lovely, Nancy! I always love the teacup ones for some reason. So sweet!

  13. Hi Nancy,

    Your topiaries are beautiful.


  14. How fun! Love transferware, too. I'm following you on Linky and hope you follow my blog, too. Thanks, Helen

  15. Darling vignette! You do the neatest things. I bet your family is thrilled with all your creativity!!

    Nancy I am SO EXCITED!!! If I'd had your phone no I would have called you to tell you of my find. While my husband was at an eye appt (we travel 30mi to see this Dr.) I ran on over to HomeGoods. Well guess what is next door?? Yes a Tuesday morning. Well after perusing the store I finally asked where there napkins were and was told in some remote place in the store. Wrong. It was just down an aisle next to me. And guess what I found...Y E S.....those gorgeous napkins. And you were right on about the price. I almost did a dance in the aisle. I am just thrilled to death. I can hardly wait to use them. Thankyou so much for taking the time to go to a couple of your Tuesday Mornings to help me find some. Honestly I can't believe it. I was sure there were none left anywhere. So glad I was wrong. And just think it was all because of YOU and the inspiration I received from you for that gorgeous St. Patricks Day Tablescape that you did!!!! You are one amazing lady!!!

    Big Hugs,


  16. I have always loved topiaries and these look great in the transferware!


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