Tinker Verve

creating with spirit & enthusiasm…often with great results

Glamour Girl Turns 30!

My sweet 16-yr-old has a tendency to talk about a variety of girls from the same school and refer to them as ‘best friend’. That’s always kind of bugged me because ‘best’ has a singular meaning to me. I have always felt blessed by many ‘best friends’ but I would justify it by saying, “she is my best friend from Alaska” or “she is my best friend from high school”… Well over the years I’ve come to learn from that sweet-16-girl that we can never have too many ‘best friends’. Now, in order to fit into that role though she can’t be too high maintenance and it seems that those types always add a certain positive dimension to my life. Well, this birthday gal has definitely fit nicely into the ‘best friend’ category in my world (although she is little high maintenance). 😉 She is such a fun one to be around and she always makes me laugh. Her creativity runs deep, each time I leave her house I feel new inspiration. She is an outstanding homemaker (this includes decorator) and mom to 3 beautiful kids. She will do absolutely anything for me. And making cupcakes is always more fun in her kitchen. Sometimes she is referred to as ‘the Dish’ which, of course, has it’s own story…part of that being that it goes so well with Trish.
This sweet “wallflower”, a soldered collage wall hanging, was made just for her and it has many fun little things added that make it personal for her.  It’s called the A B C D E of the well-dressed girl, and it came out of a 1935 Home-Ec text book.    fun stuff!

Happy Birthday sweet Trish!

Tomorrow I will be drawing a name for the give-away. There is still time to enter by leaving a comment on yesterday’s blog but the competition is running stiff! 🙂 Have a great Sunday!


June 15, 2008 - Posted by | collage, ephemera, friends, life, mixed media, solder, vintage


  1. aaawww, this honestly is making me TEAR up, and that doesnt happen much! 🙂 You are TOO sweet, and just this morning I was SHOWING off my beautiful wallflower to my family who stayed the night with me! They LOVED it!
    IT feels good to be 30. I honestly think it may “demand” respect in a way… and I feel a bit wiser too..
    You are an inspiration to me Tink! Thanks for being one of my “Best friends”.

    Comment by LaTeDa Love | June 15, 2008 | Reply

  2. This is so cute. And so perfect for Trish.
    She is always dressed perfectly,stylish and Cute.
    How she does it is beyond my blue jean mind.
    With her style and your talent. You guys should go into business together.

    Comment by Wendy | June 15, 2008 | Reply

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