Handcrafted, unique, wooden furniture and art for your home. I use bittersweet vines to create most of the pieces you see here. Bittersweet is an invasive vine that is destroying New England forests. I have permits from local towns and conservation groups to remove this vine in an ecological way. I use only mature vines and never disturb the berries (which could further spread these vines). Visit www.entangledfurnishings.com to see the pieces I offer for sale.
A ball gown in bittersweet. This sculpture would make a stunning window display, or wedding sculpture. It is made so that it comes apart in two halves (which stand independently) and can fit through a standard door. Here it is decorated with fresh flowers, but will also look amazing with tiny lights and greenery for the holiday season.
Handcrafted Bittersweet arbor
The vines for this arbor were collected with permits from local conservation lands. This is a unique and beautiful doorway inviting you into another world.
Unique Handcrafted Wood Chair
These hand made chairs are made using alder, maple, red osier dog wood and bittersweet. They are more throne than chair, a seat where Gandalf might rest. I make chairs from alder, maple, bittersweet, wisteria, red osier dogwood and willow. I have found that careful attention to the internal dimensions of the chair (the height and span of the arms and the curvature of the back) results in a chair that welcomes and engulfs the sitter. The challenge of fitting many different pieces together in just the right way requires many labor intensive hours. These chairs work well inside or on a covered porch.
Step into wonderland with this handcrafted mirror
I created this centerpiece using some of my favorite things. Rose hips, sage leaves, winter berries, twigs, antler sheds and an old horse bridle. The silver punch bowl lends a touch of elegagance.
These hand made chairs make a wonderful place to rest.
Bittersweet occasional table with stone top
A beautiful handcrafted side table made of bittersweet vines and bluestone.
Handcrafted laboratory glass cloche lamp
This composition of 1940's laboratory glass includes an antique replica light bulb.
Tuesday, December 23, 2014
Boston Brownstone in Gingerbread
This years gingerbread house is a Boston brownstone. I plan to make more brownstones in the next couple of years so I will end up with a street lined with them.
Each wreath is a unique, and hand crafted. They are made from bittersweet vines culled from conservation land. I do not disturb the berries, to prevent further spread of this invasive species. I have town permits to collect the vines I gather. Removing bittersweet saves trees and helps preserve and protect native New England forests. This wreath is decorated with winter berries.
Handcrafted holiday wreath
Bittersweet wreath, horse chestnut garland, vintage maple sap buckets with antique French labels I collected the horse chestnuts, drilled holes through them and strung them together with copper wire. The buckets are old maple sap collecting buckets, I decoupaged old French lables onto them for a little interest.
Handcrafted bittersweet lamp on a granite base
A unique forest like sculpture of twisted vines, roots and stone, provides a magic corner in your home for imagination.
Handcrafted pin cherry lamp
I use unusually shaped granite for the lamp base. To this granite I anchor the body of the lamp, which is two or three small pieces of pin cherry cut from saplings. Pin cherry bark is a deep burgundy and is accentuated by pale yellow striations. I make each lamp shade, often with a pale paper into which is embedded the body of leaves. I use small pin cherry branches to fashion the finial for each lamp. I chose a black shade for this lamp which lends an elegance to the piece. I finish each lamp with three coats of satin marine spar varnish, which gives a permanent luster to the bark.
Handcrafted Christmas reindeer
A cute, ungainly reindeer. He just makes me smile.
Hand made wooden table with a bluestone top
This is a unique and functional piece for any hall.
Handcrafted bittersweet mirror
An enormous enchanted piece for any room.
Handcrafted rhododendron and stone table
This ancient rhododendron was dried for two years and then turned into this table. The top is a natural edge stone of a deep coffee color.
Handcrafted driftwood bench
This bench is created from lake driftwood. The pieces were chosen for their color variation and interest. The seat is bluestone. This would be beautiful at a beach house.
This arbor was created to delineate a manicured garden from the wild beyond, a perfect gateway through which hobits or the like might travel. The owner decorates it with holiday lights, and it is a beautiful winter as well as summer focal point.
Handcrafted terracotta pot wrapped in bittersweet and moss
A dramatic aged terracotta pot
Boston Globe Magazine Article
Here is the June 14th Globe Home Magazine Article about my furniture. Just click on the photograph to read the article.
Handcrafted maple music stand
Music Stand I made for my son Thomas. He is a wonderful musician.
Handcrafted outdoor coffee table
A place to set down a drink while you soak up the sun.
Mini pumpkins and embroidered signatures.
I enlarged my children's signatures 400% and embroidered them on linen dinner napkins.