Saturday, July 25, 2009

Peace, Love and the 60's

We get inspiration from a bunch of places. Here's a t-shirt we found.
I just love the way the heart swirls into the circle with the peace sign. I can see that as a
centerpiece design in foamcore and glitter. It would work so well for "Peace, Love and the Sixties".

Here's a fun one we did with a similar idea. I'd love to re-do this idea with the inspiration from the above design.
(This was the d.j. sign and big....about 4ft. by 8ft.)

I guess any colors could, black, white was are neon colors....pastels would be unexpected but unique in my opinion....turquoise and hot pink would be fun too...maybe with yellow or gold added in. I'll just have to keep this t-shirt in the back of my mind until something comes along. Now that it's here on my Blog I won't loose it and have to say...where is that design?...I can use it now and I can't find it anywhere.

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Guitar Centerpieces fresh of many summer goals.

I've been working on updating our websites with some fresh new pictures. Also, I've been working on making it as simple and straightforward as possible so folks can see the possibilities but not be overwhelmed by the choices. That's a challenge.

We have over 60 new guitars to add to the website

I've had to re-number them all and upload new pictures. I have them on a site that I can make mistakes on until I get it right and then I can upload it to our active site. This is one of my summer goals. Time's a-flyin' by. I wish I had a stop motion button to keep time from moving so fast. If you find one, please forward it on to me!

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Wyandotte Art Fair...having summer fun.

Stacey and I went to the Wyandotte Art Fair today.

It wasn't as big as I remembered it when we went a few years ago. But it was fun.

I bought a book called "A Legend of Santa and his brother Fred" for my favorite Santa Claus. It's a charming book and I couldn't pass it up. Here's a picture of Santa's brother, Fred, from the book.

Here's a picture of the real Santa it is for.

Here's a picture of the totally delightful author. He wrote the words and his talented son beautifully illustrated it and created the vision of Fred. The author is Mr. Donald Henkel from Trenton, Michigan.

I also had to include this very odd combination of booths next to each other. Michigan Atheists and Right to Life of Michigan next to each other? How did that happen? I wonder if the lady in pink has her back to the other booth for a reason.....or was that just happenstance? We found it amusing anyway.....what can I say.

It was a beautiful day....perfect Art Fair weather....70's with a breeze and not too crowded.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Happy Birthday Guitars....young and not as young!

"Happy Birthday Guitars" for any age!

They can be for table centerpieces 
or to hang on the wall.

They can be free standing on the table or 
be elevated up on one of our 24" pvc poles.

We love making Birthday 
guitars....or guitars for just 
about any good reason.

We've now made our guitars for 
birthdays of all ages, several weddings 
(I love those...they are so white and pretty and we add some soft glitter too), a rehearsal dinner, several baby showers (love those little heart and star ones), Sweet Sixteens and many Bar and Bat Mitzvahs.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Piano keyboard and guitar music centerpiece

Here's a mix of a piano keyboard, funky musical notes, the table name and one of our photo realistic foamcore guitars all mixed together in a large elevated centerpiece.

This swirly keyboard is different than the other ones on this blog. It would ship easy.

The keyboard is more swirly than a spiral so it would ship flat and all as one unit.
It's so easy to just add to the top of the pole...we're all about making it easy for people that
want to have a big & fun centerpiece. We've also posted this picture on our guitar website at

This website is a sibling of our main website

There is another website out there with a name almost the same as ours. It's just minus the "s" on guitarcenterpieces. He makes styrofoam guitars. We aren't associated in any way. He takes a different approach and carves styrofoam. We never use styrofoam except for bases and then we cover it up in mylar.

Here's a guitar that I admire....very artsy, isn't it. I didn't make it but I would like to give it a try and make my own version. I loved to do it in paper mache....maybe mold real hands and add them.

If only I could find the time.