Tuesday, November 24, 2009

To Another World

There's no hiding the fact that I like to daydream.

My mind wanders easily, and goes on little adventures throughout the day. I mostly think about pretty projects I want to work on, grand holidays abroad, or any one of my kajillion larger than life aspirations. It takes up a big chunk of my day. Some people call it procrastination - each to their own, I guess, hehehe. Maybe that's why I like peeking through blogs so much - there are so many pretty images that fuel my daydreams.

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And I know that's why I like An Angel At My Table so much. It is a lovely, whimsical store owned by Abi. Peeking through her shop reminds me of a lovely wedding, or a peaceful tea with my girlfriends. She carries beautiful clay sculptures, lavender sachets, jewelry mannequins, and a lot of other gorgeous items to pretty up your world.

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In addition to creating the sculptures and art dolls for her store, Abi also enjoys taking care of her growing animal sanctuary - doesn't that sound amazing? It's those passions in life that propel and inspire her creativity. With her favorite colors including duck egg blue and cream, you can see that her loves in life really are reflected in her art.
As well as at her Etsy store, you can also catch Abi at her blog right here. And I know - now you want the million dollar answer - her favorite dessert is a chocolate brownie. Delicious!

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Our lovely Abi is giving one lucky reader their choice of Jewelry Mannequin from her store. To enter, please leave a comment here telling me which mannequin you would like if you won, and also where your Daydreams take you throughout the day. I will announce the winner next Tuesday.
*product photos courtesy of An Angel At My Table.

Please note that I won't be blogging until Tuesday the 1st of December (my birthday!!), so since I won't be here before then, I want to wish you a safe and happy Thanksgiving. That first week of December is going to be a big giveaway week to celebrate my birthday and the upcoming Christmas Holidays - so stay tuned....

69 comments:

MYSAVIOR said...

What a lovely shop. I am loving the Project Embrace Jewelry Mannequin.

My daydreams have me going places that I would love to go and doing things that I might not be able to do otherwise.

Federica said...

Really a beautiful post :)
Have a sweet day!

Melanie's Randomness said...

Oh beautiful! I love the mannequinn with the black flowers strung up the bottom. Really pretty. Count me in please!

My daydreams take me to memories of the past that made me happy & of dreams yet to come.

Happy Thanksgiving!!

photojoy said...

We won't see you here for a while? Mmmm, I miss you. Have a great time wherever you are.

Melissa A. said...

I'm guilty of day dreaming (procrastination) too. It's good though, it encourages us to look ahead and to keep a positive outlook.

maggisaar said...

I positively love the Shabby Chic one. The little lace just slays me.

As for daydreams...well...Mostly I'm taken away to my stories. I'll see Don's world or be sitting next to Nat and Em while they do something silly. I think about them so often, in fact, they seem to be real people! But when I don't say dream about my characters, I think about Steve and our future home, our future kids, about traveling with him. They are always happy daydreams.

jen said...

I love this one!

http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=29311624

my daydreams take me all over the place. The beach, home, my craft table...you name it, i daydream about it!

Bethany Dirksen said...

I love this one:

http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=35043545

with the beautiful green.

My daydreams bring me to visions of paint! I am always being inspired by the city around me.

Jingle said...

I like the Clay Jewelry Mannequin. The one with the tiny flowers.

My daydreams take me to creative inspired places. They let me dream up things I want to create.

Megara said...

my favorite is absolutely the pink one (teamEPE) and i know it would brighten up my dressing table. so pick me! yay :)
enjoy your time off, and happy almost birthday!
xo meg

Megara said...

whoops, i forgot... my favorite thing to daydream about right now is the house i will one day own. i love to think about the style, what types of rooms it will have (breakfast nook!) what my backyard will look like, and how i'll decorate... definitely light and airy, but very cozy & homey. ah, i'm daydreaming right now! i could go on forever :)

Sonia ;) said...

I adore Abi and her blog and shop truly.

I would choose the Shabby Chic Lace Jewelry holder. I love the softness and simplicity.

My daydreams take me to a english country side manor in southern essex. I would visit a dear blogging friend and just tour, take pictures and relax. A british fan by heart since I was 5, castles, cottages, and folklore take me far away from pain.

Smiles

va said...

I would like the Project Embrace mannequin . My daydreams are to be in a happy and positive dreamy type of environment full of love and fun !

kinda like being in a hot air balloon ..

Nicole-Lynn said...

Great giveaway. Love the Shabby Chic Lace! My daydreams have me dreaming about my wedding... very excited :)

Seasidesmitten@aol.com

Linda said...

I love the clay jewelry mannequin and can see my Betsy Big Pearl Necklace displayed on it already.

My daydreams are about new items to create using different colors and about how to set up my jewelry display at my next show.

http://lindab142.etsy.com

Phoenix said...

Have a great Thanksgiving - and a very happy Birthday!

Donna VW said...

I love the Shabby Chic Lace Jewelry Holder. My daydreams usually take me to my craft room...yes, definately to my craft room.

Maria said...

i love the lacey one! so unique!
my daydreams take me somewhere magical... then i wake up and i'm back to work! :)

thank you!

Spamgirl said...

realitybbq*AT*gmail*DOT*com

My fav is Jewelry Mannequin/Holder...Etsyprojectembrace....

I daydream about winning the lottery.

Thank you!

aubrey said...

all adorable!!!
and i love daydreaming....:)
xx

wintam said...

Oh, I dream of places I've been to in east Africa and miss being there again... Mombasa... Zanzibar... Lamu island... Remembering the beaches, the palms and the scents is the best tranquilizer in the world!
Now for a few days I'll dream of the Clay Jewelry Mannequin I discovered thanks to you.
Oh, and most important: happy birthday!!!

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Serendipity Handmade said...

Sorry about the problems posting a comment; had to delete a couple....

Anyway, I would definitely love to have the Shabby Chic Lace Jewelry Mannequin. It is so, so pretty.

And I daydream about winning the lottery too!

nifer said...

I love that Keys to the World drawing you did! Can you do a giveaway of that?!?

Happy Thanksgiving, Dionne, and happy birthday!!!

~ Jen

ABCDErica said...

I'm digging the project embrace mannequin..
And my daydreams?
Well, my daydreams take me a world of nonsense, one that I find myself in the land of spices and words covered in sprinkles and frosting and I will eat them as I would a donut: with milk.

Yes, I see how food-oriented my daydreams take me to...quite possibly because I tend to daydream while I'm on the treadmill :)

Angela O. said...

I love this one with the lace:
http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=29221892

I dream of beaches and crystal clear waters.

jc said...

My favourite is the Shabby Chic Lace, it's so pretty!!

http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=28834021

My daydreams take me all over the place, from killing my boss, receiving a really big fat bonus to spending the best Christmas with my family and loved ones!!

Bunny B said...

I love this Jewelry Holder/Mannequin...etsyprojectembrace... (http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=29680628)

My daydreams take me to Europe when I can just stroll through the streets and take gorgeous pictures, wearing lovely and stylish clothes :)

concurrer said...

Your keys illustration totally wowed me!

I love keys and collect them. I've posted about my obsession with keys on my blog here: http://camesawconcurred.blogspot.com/2009/11/key.html

Your illustrations never fail to amaze.. I always look forward to reading your blog to see what's new.

Nesca said...

beautiful keys!!!!!!! and mannequins are very stylish,i love them!
all the best!

free indeed said...

I've never seen this before; these are great! So stylish and pretty. I like the clay flower and gem maniquin listed here:
http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=30427757

My daydreams? I wonder what life would be like if I weren't obese....wishing I had the physical capabilities to play with the grandkids. My home is dirty because I can't work for long periods etc...I do what I can and try to stay positive...would be so easy to go into a depression...all I want to do is hide....the perfect life? wonder if it exists....sorry for my downer this morning...feeling the stress of coming company I guess...

Penrose Designs said...

Morning Dionne

I love the Project Embrace Jewelry Mannequin.

I daydream about having my own place where I can do what I want where I want and when I want. Especially to have a room devoted to my jewelry making!

Thank you for offering this give-away!

Blessings,
Teresa

Stephanie/pandacub said...

Wow, it was really, really hard to pick only one - they're all so stunning! But I think my favourite is the Project Embrace Jewelry Mannequin - it's so elegant and lovely!

I daydream A LOT. My daydreams take me on travels, which I wish I could do all the time - going to different countries and just soaking in the culture and a new lifestyle. :) Oh, and also I daydream a lot about not having to wake up and spend 10 hours in an office working for someone else!

pandacubshop(at)gmail.com

Tracey The AVON Lady said...

These are so pretty and so unusual! I love the one with the black on the bottom: http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=35200894

My daydreams through the day take me to planning my next vacation!

strasfamily at cox dot net

Fabby Dolls said...

Ooohhh, I would LOVE to have any of dear Abi's creations!! Happy thanksgiving and have a wonderful birthday!!

the Lost Earring said...

This is quite honestly the most wonderful giveaway I've seen to date! What an amazing gift.

I wish I could sum up my daydreams, but that world inside my head is far too vast to put into a couple sentences :) It's limitless.

This is my favorite mannequin:

http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=29221892

Thanks!

PS Happy soon-to-be birthday Dionne!!! Mine is on the 6th :) No wonder.

pippirose said...

Beautiful!
I love the Shabby Chic Mannequin.
Gorgeous!!
:o)
pippirose59 at gmail dot com

pippirose said...

My daydreams take me on journeys...back to Switzerland, where I was born...
Or they may take me to the future, where I own a used bookstore...or doll shop...or craft shop.
Lots of dreams...
:o)
pippirose59 at gmail dot com

PS--Happy Birthday!!

LindaGJ said...

I found this place through An Angel at my Table! I love both mannequins so much especially the one displayed on the right, but would be more than happy with either one! I have a jewelry maker friend that I would love to give it to. Her husband just passed suddenly with out warning or history, just the other day. I think this would make a beautiful gift for her. That is not my sob story, but since I'm not a jeweler, I thought this would be a nice chance to win a gift for her & thought I'd mention it. If I don't win, congratulations to the person that does!!!
Linda :)

LindaGJ said...

PS: My dreams take me into my past and present and future or into a whimsical world that I would imagine Heaven to be. Always, waterfalls, sparkles, all the animals are tame and you can talk to them. You can fly, visit anywhere you would like to be. Everyone is just filled with love and all is at peace. And you can eat all you want without gaining an ounce!!!
Linda :)

daer0n said...

I would love to win the Jewelry Holder/Mannequin!

My dreams take me to the perfect place where my family and i always wanted to be!

Nury77 at live dot ca

Altered Beauty said...

What an amazing giveaway! I would be honored to win this one:
http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=29311624
Gorgeous!

My daydreams take me everywhere; I think about the future and what it might hold, I think about travel, and I think about what I can do to make some small impact on the world.

alteredbeauty@live.com
http://alteredbeauty.etsy.com

cypress sun said...

my daydreams take me on countless short story trips every day...sometimes they manifest in the stories that i tell my child.

i would be very happy with any of her lovely creations!

Michelle said...

This is so unique! I've never thought of displaying my own jewelry this way. Awesome!

defining amy said...

i love the jewelry idea. you're blog is so much fun. i'm happy i stumbled across it.

Anna Ander said...

Looks from your drawing today that a Tiffany's key could be a great birthday gift for you! You can always show Brian this "by mistake", if he doesn't get the hint... Hope you have a great Thanksgiving. And birthday!

/A.

Carly said...

carlychris0515@gmail.com

Caitlin Reed said...

Really great store. I love this mannequin:
http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=29311624

thanks!

xmo14x at yahoo dot com

laia said...

I would love to win:
http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=35200894

My dreams take me out to a big and sunny wood!
Regards from Barcelona
Laia

laiafortuny(at)gmail(dot)com

Nicole said...

i love Shabby Chic Lace Jewelry Holder....Etsyprojectembrace...!

my dreams take me to a tropical island! With neverending food buffet of course!

nicolemarielum @gmail.com

Erica said...

love the I like the Clay Jewelry Mannequin!!!

ericaloves @hotmail.com

Erica said...

opps forgot to mention that my dreams take me to a relaxing spa!

Kate said...

I would choose the Shabby Chic Lace Jewelry holder

and i would dream about going on a huge shoppig spree!!

glittergurl04 @ hotmail.com

karaannisjewelry said...

Lovely, just lovely! My favorite is the Project Embrace mannequin with the black accents.

My daydreams have me traveling the world and designing new pieces.

Thanks!
Kara
kara.annis(at)gmail.com

Erin Michelle said...

daydreaming is a much more pleasant definition of procrastination than laziness... i think i'll use it! :)
happy birthday!

Lavender and Lilies said...

I just found your blog and I am in love!

International Giveaways said...

Those were all really lovely mannequins, but I liked the white lacy bottom of this one:
http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=29221892

My daydreams take me to crazy places sometimes.. like Oprah's show, or future conversations I will have with people.. I always like to dream about the future. :)

Ronit
internationalgiveaways[at]gmail[dot]com

jakiesmom said...

i like project embrace...my dreams usually take me on vacation atthe beach in warm weather

Abby Kihano said...

dionne!

i'm new to your blog and i'm loving it! ^_^ it's got to be one of the most classiest blogs i've seen so far! *clicks follow*

Melissa Blake said...

Beautiful images!

Hayley said...

I'd choose shabby chic lace! :) pretty! My dreams usually wander to my kids :)

meandering pearl said...

i dont need to win i just wanted to say how much i adore Abi's beauty of work & heart! & i am swept away by your keys & such gorgeous illustrations!!!
loveliest wishes

roro said...

Lovely giveaway!

I'd love this one:


http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?ref=vl_other_1&listing_id=35042401

And sadly, as of late, I haven't had the time to daydream but when I do, it's usually about travels. I'm going on a few trips in the up coming months and can't wait!:)

xx
Rossi
youmey0u at yahoo.com

ann ladson said...

I love the beautiful simple white lace manequin. As a jeweler and blacksmith I am always looking for unique ways in which to display my wears and these are gorgeous!

mim said...

i would choose this one, with a winding black applique: http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=29311624

my daydreams take me everywhere! living with chronic pain makes me want to escape into my head... i go back to streams and lakes i swam in years ago when we used to go hiking, i immerse myself into books' universes (i will cop to harry potter and the golden compass books)...and i dream about the life i wish i had, being successful and organized, traveling, meeting people, meeting one special someone in particular...

katthroatworld said...

i'd pick out the shabby chic lace jewelry holder. what girl doesn't like lace? =P during the day, i tend to dream about fashion and other girly things (when i'm not stressing about schoolwork - haha). sometimes i put together outfits in my head or think of a recent runway look or even sketch clothes and other items. lol. happy birthday!

kat

Carol said...

Beautiful! And happy early birthday!

Dionne said...

Thanks for your comments. This Giveaway is now closed.