Monday, January 07, 2008


My newest creation from my "Glitz and Glam" work station. An amazing Eiffel Tower takes on a wonderfully unique transformation. The spectacular thing about this funky piece of artwork is that EVERY PIECE on it can be "Removed and Used" or kept exactly where it is and displayed as a Conversation Piece.

A tall, metal Eiffel Tower was given a complete coating of German Glass Glitter in Silver, then Swarovski Crystals were added around the center arches for more shine. Then the decorating began: vintage French necklaces, superb rhinestone brooches & chockers (mint condition), beautiful earrings, loads of gift tags, black beaded shoe clips, a huge beaded tassle, miniature shoes, fufus and clip-on earrings were used to create this funky piece of artwork. Topping it off with a wonderful Vintage Spaghetti Poodle.

I love the way it came out and being able to remove all the pretties and display it as a simple, glittery, tres chic Eiffel Tower is Manufique!


Alison Gibbs said...

Cathy what a fabulous make over. Love the pink poodle.

The Nostalgia Fairy said...

Wow, awesome!!!!!

Miss Rhea said...

Bling, Bling, Bling !! Nice job Cathy !! :)

FrenchGardenHouse said...

So very glamorous!! Love glitter, even the Eiffel looks better with a little bling.
xo Lidy

A Thing for Roses said...

Hi Cathy!

Thanks for stopping by for a visit on my blog. You won't believe this, but just yesterday I was looking through a back issue of Home Companion and it was the one with your little pink and white cottage in it. How cool is that? What a coincidence! Now that I know you have a blog, I will just have to spend some time getting to know you too.

Best wishes,


Casii said...

Drooling over this gorgeous confection!

Just Between Us Girls said...

Cathy your tower is just incredible. I love the fact that you can remove the items and actually use them. So clever and origianl. Really WONDERFUL Thank you for your sweet comment in my blog. I always love making those lavender sachet eggs. Pat

FrostingsNSparkles said...

WOW Cathy, everything about your blog makes me want to make a cup of tea and move right in! Your Eiffel Tower is Tres Magnifique, and your Pink Fairy Castle below, just out of this world and positively charming, wonderful and completely fabulous!!
Thanks for your so so sweet comments on my blog, I have been meaning to read The Secret, and also to watch the movie, and I guess I've just put it off too long, thanks for the reminder :D



Adeline's Shabby Cottage said...

Cathy, I LOVE the tower!!! It is just gorgeous!! Thank you so much for stopping in to visit with me! Isn't it funny how little things can bring back such powerful emotions and memories? So glad that I could be a part of yours!! I will have to come back here often!! Adding you to my favs!!

~~kattz*cottage~~ said...

Hi Cathy!
What a Lovely little Eiffel Tower! A Wonderful & unique idea! I was SO surprised as I sat down in the book store last week & opened Romantic Country! There you were! How exciting for you & just beautiful!


Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

Hi Cathy ~ Thank you for stopping by my blog for a visit and taking the time to leave a comment. Nice to meet you. AND, I have to tell you that I have seen your home in all kinds of magazines and just LOVE it!~~Toooo cute! Love your style.

The Eiffel tower is wonderful and love all of the glitz and glam that you added to it. This is more of a blingy National Treasure! So cute!

Adding you to my list and I'll be ba back.


Amy at Bunny Rose Cottage said...

Hi Cathy,
Thank you so much for your comment on my blog. It meant more to me than you could ever know! I wish I could come to your beautiful cottage and we could sit and talk. I have a feeling we would be wonderful friends!

We can dream and think spring together!!

Love ya lots,

Jacki said...

I love the pink and green collage you posted a couple of days ago.

Francie of The Scented Cottage said...

Now THAT is impressive ! Who could not love that piece of art?


Francie of The Scented Cottage said...

P.S. Unless you're using that for your tiara entry you will be (French) TOAST!!!


BeachysCapeCodCupboard said...

What a gorgeous bling-ed tower! And a wonderful blog, too! Thank you for visiting me today! =)

You've many beautiful treasures in your shop, too!

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Tracie said...

Okay, this is what I was talking about. Gorgeous, even the most beautiful place in the world needs a little bit of frou frou!

Love it~

pumpkin seed said...

This is the CUTEST thing i have ever seen! I JUST love it!