Friday, November 13, 2009

Come One! Come All! Pink Saturday Circus Day!

Where to start?! Gather together some chipboard and paper maché and wooden dowels. Then cover them with your favorite pink fabrics that cry out to be part of a vintage European circus.

First add some pink vintage trim, and gather some vintage pink seam binding to highlight the pale pink. Make a miniature pleated fan of pink print paper and add a pink background circle and finish with a pink rhinestone. Use a vintage palest of pink faux pearl necklace that has been broken and embellish the pleated fan with pink ribbon.

What is a circus without feathers and pom poms and fringes and beads? Add some lovely vintage pink millinery flowers, because they were used so often on the elaborate European circus costumes. Find a focal point to add a fabulous vintage pink and clear rhinestone brooch.

Add flowers and ribbons and beads - oh, my!

Then grab your bag of roasted chestnuts and paper cup of hazelnut glacée and enjoy the performers as they entertain you with dances and feats of daring, with humor and with exciting trained animals that both frighten and delight you! Any circus is charming and delightful - but the most enchanting of all is a Pink Saturday circus!

Be sure to visit Beverly at Beverly's Pink Saturday, and see all the other people who celebrate pink with her every Saturday ... from vintage treasures to art moderne and everything in between. Tell 'em Tristan sent you!

Now, go make something beautiful!
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(¸.•´ (¸.•´♥ Tristan ♥
A special P.S.
I'm having a 50% Off Sale at my Etsy store for this weekend only! The perfect time to do some Christmas shopping for special friends and family - and yourself, of course! Please message/email me to send a special PayPal invoice, as Etsy shopping cart can't handle a sale. Thanks!


NicNacManiac said...

That is spectacular!! You are some talented dude!! Thanks for the tutorial!!
Happy Pink Saturday!! xOxO Nerina

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Bonsoir mon cher Tristan,

HAZELNUT GLACÉ? that sounds outstanding. Dearest, you always present so beautifully. I love your theatre, your circus and all the pink you present center stage. Magnifique! Have a blast this weekend doing what you love. Bisous, Anita

Anonymous said...

OMG!...a tut on making the circus piece! wonderful and generous of you, Tristan!
I truly do love your new pink one here!'re the best!
PS..i have linked to you in my PS post!

Glennis said...

Oooh, pretty!! I like!

Becs said...

Tristan, I adore your pink circus theater! It is stunning! Becs

Anonymous said...

Hi Tristan!
I really enjoyed your walk through the making of this little circus. I had never heard of these until I started blogging & I find them quite fascinating!! This one is so pretty! Great work & imagination!
Wishing you both a wonderful weekend!

Stephanie Suzanne Designs said...

Oh Tristan, this is delightful...thanks for the tut...I need you here to turn my Inspiration/Design wall area into a stage...that's my plan, how much for your traveling and design fees? :0)

May the PiNk Bliss follow you through the week...


Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

As I have said before Tristan, I don't know HOW you do it! Beautiful and for heavens sake, you make it look sooooo easy! (which I know it's NOT!)
I love the use of the millinery flowers and envy/covet them! Not to use, just to look at!
And I will be awaiting my package of chestnuts, toasted and warm.... :) ....LOL!!! Love the things!
Great post! Ya Rock!


Debby said...

Gorgeous pinks, Tristan!

Sugar and Spice Art Confections said...

So FABULOUS! I love all the feathers and glittery goodness...your theaters always inspired joy!

Grandma Yellow Hair said...

You can decorate for me any time. This turned out lovely and my favorite color is pink
I hope I can remember to stop by your store tomorrow when I will be off.
Enjoy your day

audrey said...

I think this pink circus theatre is my favorite - it's WONDERFUL!!
I am loving these Pink Saturday posts!!
Have a great day, Tristan!!

shari said...

absolutely fabulous,tristan!!! YOU ARE the place for eye candy, that is for sure! thanks for all the lovely stuff you find and post on your blog. blessings on you...

Maia T said...

What a wonderful artwork and with all valuable instructions.
You have an amazing imagination.
Have a nice weekend!

Sherri@lavenderfields said...

I love the circus, especially your Pink one! hat fun to have such a creative mind!! Happy Pink Saturday and have an awesome weekend! Sherri : )

Tami @ Creative girl Vintage said...

You are so creative Tristan! WOW
Happy Pinks...xo Tami

Ria said...

I linked from gypsylulu's delights. You have put sooo much work into the pink circus ... it is stunning. Thanks for sharing the tut.


Betzie said...

Great detail and perfect for Pink Saturday!
Am off to check out your etsy shop! HPS to you!

Nancy said...

Thank you for the tutorial. I am always amazed by your creations and so sure mine would never have the same creative outcome, but one day I will try! Love it.

Happy Pink Saturday. Be sure to stop by my blog to participate in my gift certificate giveaway.

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Tristan, that is amazingly beautiful! FUN as can be!

Happy Pink Saturday...


Sheila :-)

Unknown said...


Wow, this is fabulous. I love how you can create 3 d masterpieces. This is gorgeous. I will stop by your shop.

Have a great Pink Saturday,


Kaerie Faerie said...

Happy Pink, just love your art work, I scanned a picture of your pink circus and propped it on the table, stuck in bed, spent a few days in the Hospital, who get their appendix taken out any more "me" LOL ouch laughing hurts.
Thanks for making me smile, that doesn't hurt

Deborah said...

That is a lovely circus Tristan. Definitely over the top pink. Fabulous. I must try something like that sometime. I tried clicking on your link from Beverly and it doesn't work. Takes you some place else. Have a great Pink Saturday.

Beverly said...

Happy Pink Saturday, Tristan. Thank goodness others found the way here in spite of me.

This Pink Saturday circus is magnificent. Of course, I love everything you create.

The Joy of Nesting said...

Greetings Kiddo!!!

We are back home after a long 2 weeks up in the Northlands. Most of the time was spent without internet so I've spent the last day & 1/2 trying to get caught up with all the blog news in Bloglandia!!

The wedding was soooo beautiful. Stop by I'll post a few pictures tonight :)

Pattie ;)
Mazatlan Mx.

Shell said...

Your pink Circus is beautiful and sparkly, Tristan. I know this little beauty will sell out quickly.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful! Thank you for comment ..thank you for support on my new adventure wish I was 20 yrs younger though! Happy Pink Saturday!

{oc cottage} said...

Your awesomocity knows no bounds! FAB!

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Chris said...

I still adore my "Maude in Paris" everyday.

I love your works like these. So much fun in one little piece.

Char said...

Wow Tristan, my grand daughter would love that theatre. You did such a great job on the tutorial, it makes me think I could make this gorgeous piece. Thankyou so much for the intertainment, it's over the top perfect, Happy Pink Saturday, Char

Claudia said...

I love how you take simple and make BEAUTIFUL... you are definatly the talented one.

Your store is gorg!!

Im doing a survey-- stop by and give me your opinion?

TTFN~~Claudia ♥ ♥

mo.stoneskin said...

What is a circus without feathers and pom poms and fringes and beads?

Just a whole lot of noise I'm afraid!

The Chateau of Remnants said...


I love the Pick Circus! Very pretty and creative!! What a great share for Pick Saturday!!


Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Oh Tristan, you are the best. Thank you for visiting me for my fairy tale post. I just love your style; I just noticed on your profile the "audio clip"....I loved it! :) You are precious. Have a creative week and come back for a pink post this coming Saturday! Bisous, Anita

charkstudios said...


Wow! You make me wanna whip out my glue gun and start to happily burn my skin to oblivion and creativity!

Thanks for giving me some tips on how to even start a mini stage like that.

You create such magical fairytale arenas. Love it!

Charlotte said...

I so adore your creations! I would love to be at a circus as fabulously colored and textured as your beauty here!! Take me there dreamscapes...

Mister Fabuloso, you are, well, fabuloso ;)

carylsrealm said...

WOW! This is stunning! Just totally FAB-U-LOUS!