Thursday, February 28, 2019

The Tales of the Traveling Tote #18 & Giveaway

It's time once again for Tales of the Traveling Totes #18, and I am elated to be your hostess for our giveaway this week. It's really easy to enter the giveaway. All you need to do is leave me a comment, and you'll automatically be entered to win! I'll accept entries for several weeks, and then I'll draw and announce the name of our winner. 

It was a typical blistering hot early September day out here on the prairie. Patches and I prepared the Courtly Check champagne bucket at the Oklahoma City Museum of Art, and this time we're welcoming guests.

Cathy, Denna Fo, Sheila, and yours truly gathered at the Museum Cafe to celebrate Denna Fo's birthday. We needed to decide whether we were going to check out the current exhibit at the Museum of Art, or go shopping. Lucky for us, The visiting collection was Isabelle Borchgrave's "Fashioning Art From Paper". Wait until you see what we found!

Note: This a photo intensive post. Go quickly or go slowly and read the descriptions provided for many of the sculptures; I think you'll enjoy it immensely either way. The fashions are spectacular, and REMEMBER; Every bit of every item is made of PAPER! Also, where you see a patterned 'fabric', the pattern has been painted onto the paper. One fun fact: The laces and other complex textured 'fabrics' are created from what is called 'gauze paper'. This is one of my favorite exhibits that I've ever explored. I have my personal favorites picked out; I want to know which ones are your favorites, too. I won't be commenting as we go along because you would be here for several days. Okay, here we go.... Be brave...have a blast!



I'm so glad that you could join me for this majestic and out of this world creative journey! We were able to take a great trip, and it was in air conditioned comfort from start to finish. On a mored sober note, The Tales of the Traveling Tote blogging group covet your thoughts and prayers for our fellow toter RJ @ Sketchy Reader as she is away caring for a family member. There is incredible power in the united prayers of women and mothers. Thank you for taking time this week to lift RJ and her family in your thoughts and prayers.

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All you have to do to be entered to win these precious MacKenzie-Childs bunny candles is leave me a comment. Then pirouette over to the other posts and check out the adventures from the other talented, fun, and creative members of Tales of the Traveling Tote. You be glad you made the journey!

Debbie with Miss Aurora @ Mountain Breaths 
Emily with Miss Courtney ChildsThe French HutchThe French Hutch
 Patti with Miss Kenzie @ Pandora's BoxPandora's Box 
Jenna with Miss Coquille @The Painted ApronThe Painted ApronThe Painted Apron
Linda P with Miss Lola @ Life and LindaLife and Linda
Rita with Miss Luna C PanoplyPanoply 
Sarah with Miss Merri Mac @ Hyacinths for the SoulHyacinths for the Soul
Jackie and Miss Madi K @ Purple Chocolat HomePurple Chocolat Home

Cherry Kay and Carrie Ann Hall @ Entertaining Women  Entertaining Women

And don't forget:

This week I'm joining:

Tablescape Thursday with Susan @ Between Naps on the Porch

Dishing & Digging It #242 w/ Linda @ Life & Linda

Entertaining Women
Entertaining Women

Hello, I'm Cherry Kay I was 40 before I realized that I am an artist. I love to paint, work in clay, rubber stamping, design tablescapes, entertain, and share ideas. I'm an interior designer credentials, but lots of experience.


  1. These paper creations are fascinating. I will share them with my friend who is an art teacher.

  2. These are stunning - I thought they were "miniatures" until I saw people in the background!! I wonder if this is a traveling exhibit?

  3. Oh, to be able to wear some of these exquisite costumes! You put a tremendous amount of working into taking and posting these great photos. I came to your blog through Purple Chocolate Home and am so excited that I found you!

  4. Simply incredible Cherry Kay! I can't imagine the patience and skill required to create these beautiful pieces! Thank you for sharing this stunning exhibit with us!

  5. What a nice museum to visit with your tote for your friends birthday. I enjoyed looking and reading this post, thanks.

  6. I loved the yellow gown in the center of the first picture. Thank you for sharing all of the clothing pictures.

  7. Wow this is quite the delight to the eye. What amazing talent. It is hard to believe they are all paper. I am so glad you shared this treat with us. I couldn’t even imagine it if I hadn’t seen it.

  8. Cherry Kay, wow! The exhibit is totally awasome. I've seen other exhibits of paper clothing, but honestly nothing to compare to this. I'm fascinated at how the paper looks like fabric with it's crinkles and softness. Thanks for sharing so many details from this exquisite exhibit. I loved every photo!

  9. What an amazing place to visit, I can't over the details of each one. Thanks for sharing Cherry Kay. Wishing luck to everyone who enters the giveaway.

  10. This place is incredible. What a joy to visit and see these in person. I would be thrilled to win those darling bunny candles.

  11. This place is incredible. What a joy to visit and see these in person. I would be thrilled to win those darling bunny candles.

  12. Thank you for the picture-heavy post. I enjoyed the tour and would love to see the exhibit in person!

  13. I am totally blown away here. I have worked in paper many years (not this type of work by any means!) and I know it can be a real challenge to get it to do what you want! The exquisite details, the fabric matching -- it's extraordinary. In fact, this post led me to check their upcoming schedule and it will be in a museum about 45 minutes from me in June! I will be one of the first to visit!

    Thank you for sharing this. I've already shared the link with a couple of friends. Next on my agenda? Click on the follow button for your lovely blog. ~jeanie from marmelade gypsy

  14. Hi Cherry Kay

    Sending prayers to bolster RJ's fortitude.
    I would say that my favorite outfit would be any one of them that had an intricate print design in addition to the overall costume design. A fascinating exhibit, to be sure. It would have taken me much longer to visit as I would have wanted to linger & talk about every costume (something like several days???) with a friend !!!
    Thank you for sharing.


  15. Seeing the exhibit must have been quite an experience. I loved the photo tour. So wish I’d known it was in Memphis—I certainly would have gone!

  16. Cherry Kay, the exhibit is fascinating! I just looked it up and it will be in Paris while we are there in May. Thanks for the photo tour. Wishing everyone good luck on the giveaway!

  17. You had me at that magnificent Dale Chihuly installation. Wow! That is beautiful!

  18. This must have been a "WOW" experience. Hard to imagine that it is all made of paper.
    So beautiful creations. Thank you for sharing.

  19. Oh, my goodness, those paper garments are amazing! Thank you so much for photographing them for your readers to enjoy. Every time I thought I'd picked a favorite, I'd see another I liked as well or better, so I gave up trying and just enjoyed them all. I'd love to be your winner, time will tell!

  20. I am crazy about that exhibit and wish it would come to Kansas City or St Louis Mo
    I have the book with all the paper dresses in it and love it
    I would be thrilled to see them in person
    Oh I wish I had the talent to tackle a paper dress

    Please enter me for the precious bunnies

  21. Hi Cherry Kay, thank you for choosing me for your lovely giveaway. I just received in the mailbox today the MC bunny candles. I will be decorating my mantle with them. Thanks again.
    Julie’s Creative Lifestyle

  22. Stunning. Thank you for this wonderful post. I love the entire scope but am partial to the Ballets Russes (A Russian Lady in particular). The Gown La Vaporeuse and the pink dress at the start of the post are so romantic. Thank you for sharing these amazing creations. N from VA

  23. Amazing Cherry Kay. This must have been so interesting. I can't imagine how long these works of art would take to make back then. Just so you know I let a comment and I see it didn't post.
    Hope you are enjoying this amazing spring........

  24. What a gorgeous selection and exhibit! I love your creativity and blog posts! Thank you for sharing these beautiful selections.

  25. Wow, I would have LOVED this exhibit! Thanks so much for putting it together for us. I enjoyed seeing all the gorgeous fashion photos!

    I hope you have a wonderful rest of your summer!



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