Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Cobalt and Forsythia Wreath

I recently bought some faux forsythia at HL, just a couple of stems.  I had them on the table in the sunroom for a few days then on the breakfast table for a while, even on the coffee table and the mantel.  You all know how that goes.  Always moving things around.

I love cobalt blue with the yellow of forsythia, as in this painting I did recently.

But I was in Wal Mart last week and saw this wonderful cobalt blue geo mesh.  I bought some, came home, and made a new wreath for my blue front door!  They had a great price of $4.99/roll, just not a lot of colors.

This little bit of forsythia has been all over my house, but I like it best with the blue of the wreath.

Oh, and since I don't have enough hobbies going on, I've started selling on EBay!  Now that's work, y'all!  If I can ever get this shipping stuff straight, I'll be o.k.

I have some great items, lots of Aigner handbags that I've just reduced the prices on, most like new!

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Happy Easter

He Lives!

And with great power the apostles were giving their testimony to the resurrection of the Lord Jesus, and great grace was upon them all.

Happy Easter!!

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Vintage USA Pottery Creamer

I found the cutest little creamer today!!  So tiny, so full of little craze marks, some chips, but I don't care!  This just adds to it's character.  I just added it to the vignette in the entry.  I'm still using the yellow/blue cloth, so it fits right in!

Isn't it so cute??  On this side there is a painting of a window, with a bird and floral designs.

The other side has flowers and also a bird.  See those lovely chips? That curvy shape?

I've not been able to find any information on it, but it has USA  on the bottom.

It just fits perfectly with my entry vignette.  It is about the size of the biggest of the two blue birds.

Love my blues and yellows!

Every single item on this table was purchased at consignment shops, except the 2 birds, and the faux succulent.  
 I love the look of these items together, vintage, mixed with just a little new.  

Do you have some new finds?

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Monday, April 14, 2014

Window Frame to Picture Frame

I decided I should do something else with the old window frame that I got at my Grandmother's house.

I've enjoyed this, but decided I wanted to change it.  I removed the lace, the one piece of wood left where a pane would have fit, and everything else from the frame.  Next, I stained the frame with some leftover stain, in golden oak.  I brushed it on with a foam brush.

The picture I attached to the frame was one bought several years ago.  It had fallen from the wall a couple years ago, breaking both the glass and the frame.  I tried to sell it in my yard sale last Friday, but it didn't sell.  Now I'm glad it didn't!!

To be honest, the picture was a little too small for the frame, but I came up with a way to keep that from showing.

I taped the picture to the back of the window frame, then covered that in brown painter's paper, by taping that on too, and stapeling in some spots.  Viola!  it worked!!  So here is the frame, all changed!!

I think it looks pretty good!  I don't have glass for the front, but that is fine with me.  I have several pictures without them, and like them just fine.

I removed everything below from the mantel, and redecorated using the "new" picture.

These are the other items on the mantel.

To the right of the picture is this faux grass, and Johnson Bros. plate.  On the left is fake hydrangeas, in a favorite pitcher.

So the mantel is very simple with only these items.  I know I will really enjoy it more because the frame is now where I can see it everytime I look up.  Guess you could say I have an antique window/picture frame!  

Of course moving the frame to the mantel left the entry table withough a focal point, so that had to be fixed!!

Here's what I did.

I moved the shutters from the mantel to the table, turned them to the blue side, added a couple plates, and a succulent, & lamp, and it's finished.

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