Simplicity

"There is a certain majesty in simplicity which is far above all the quaintness of wit". Alexander Pope

RITA READE "MAMMABELLARTE"

CO-HOST OF THE VINTAGE MARKETPLACE AT THE OAKS IN RAINBOW/FALLBROOK, CALIFORNIA
WOODWORKER AND SOLDERING TEACHER.
Next SOLDERING CLASSES:Rainbow September 20th, 2014

Oct 14, 2014

SPELLBOUND EVENT DREAMLAND MERCANTILE

I love events where I just have to show case smalls.....I am looking forward to be part of the Spellbound Mercantile Friday night on November 7th, 2014 starting at 6:30 pm. Everybody is welcome admission is $7.00 and just look at this amazing room! This is where we will be.....

 I have been working on new items for Spellbound and The Vintage Marketplace at the Oaks. Look at these crowns! I love them.....and I can't stop making them. They are all soldered together and they measure approx. 17" in diameter.


Shopping with a friend we found this baby dress form. She is so sweet! I simply added a crinoline and a white polka dot apron. 

My newest ornaments are made with mirrors that I cut, solder and rhinestones buttons. Sparkle all the way!!!!

Hope your week is going as well as mine.

Ciao for now

Rita

Oct 6, 2014

WHAT A WONDERFUL SATURDAY WE HAD PLAYING WITH SOLDER!

Saturday was the Ballerina shadow box class at the house! It was so much fun! Pink trees, glitter, rhinestone.....

These Ladies are such great friends! I can't call them my students anymore they are my friends. I always look forward to teach so I can spend the day with them.

Love you all!

Ciao for now

Rita

Oct 3, 2014

Sep 26, 2014

SOLDERED PRETTY LITTLE THINGS!

Good morning! These are few of my latest wearable solder art, I just love them!
The words that I try to live by......



Wishing you a wonderful weekend!

Ciao for now Rita

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Sep 20, 2014

CROWN IN A JAR SOLDERING CLASS






Great Soldering class today!

Love Love all the Crown in a Jar....until next time.

Ciao for now

Rita

Sep 18, 2014

LOVE WHAT YOU DO!

I HAVE THIS IDEA IN MY MIND....IT'S SLOWLY COMING TOGETHER.....

CIAO FOR NOW

RITA

Sep 12, 2014

Sep 9, 2014

The Vintage Marketplace at the Oaks

What a fantastic weekend! I wish you were there......
Thank you to all the customers that stop by my booth, said hello, gave me hugs and lots of LOVE!

Here are the amazing photos taken by Jill Edwards
Enjoy it!

"Mammabellarte"











Ciao for now

Rita

Aug 29, 2014

COW BELLS, HORSE SHOES AND A WONDERFUL VISIT!

I had so much fun creating these cow bells, well I should say transform them. They were pure galvanized silver color....it took a couple of days getting them to this point. I deep them in muriatic acid and voila'. Added  lace, ribbon and rhinestones. 
I painted few horse shoes and the rust is starting to come through.....perfect patina.


Yesterday I was blessed by the company of two amazing ladies. What a wonderful inspiration they are, funny, creative.....Sunday Hendrickson (photographer, stylist of many publications and Fifi O'Neill (editor of Romantic Country, Prairie Style) stopped by for a visit. We talked around the dining room table had some fresh bread and prosciutto  and then Sunday took few photos of things around the studio/dining room.  We then took a field trip to my favorite Prop Rental Emporium "Madam Palooza" where we met owner Sylvia Asmussen, very talented stylist. We had a wonderful lunch at Wilson Creek Wineries and then came back to Madam Palooza. Beautiful day spent with friends......

Wishing you a great Labor Day weekend!



Ciao for now Rita

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