Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Romance of the Cameo

Cameo (kăm'ē-ō')

A gem or shell carved in relief, 

especially one in which the raised design 

and background consist of layers of contrasting colors.

I belong to a small group called CAMEO.

Collecting Antiques and Memorabilia and Educating Ourselves

This pretty table was the setting 

for our meeting last February.

Our topic that day was Torquay Pottery,

but that's another post on its own right.

The centerpiece was a tower of stacked 

cake plates in graduated sizes 

that held pretty pink swirled cupcakes.

Scattered atop the vintage white linen cloth were

Alison's collection of vintage cameo pieces.

Sweetheart Roses In Shades Of Pink

Cream Cheese Topped With Jam 

and English Water Crackers

Seasonal Fresh Fruit Salad

Fresh Baked Nut Bread

Vanilla Cupcakes With Creamy Icing

Exquisite Haviland China

Alison had made each of us a beautiful cameo valentine.

She used photo copies of various vintage cameos, 

cut them out, then glued them to heart shaped pink card stock.

She filled cello bags with sugary 

treats and tied it all with a pink satin ribbon.

This is the cameo Alison selected for my valentine.

Isn't this the sweetest idea for a handmade valentine?

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Tuesday Treasures @ Uncommon Slice of Suburbia
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