Welcome to my blog about things I love to collect, refinishing furniture and decorating using flea market finds (with a few crochet projects now and then).Thanks so much for visiting!

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Straw Bag & Fabric Roses

It's a dreary rainy day so I decided to make a few lace fabric roses.

This is the little bag that I picked up at the yard sale for .25 cents from an earlier post.

As soon as I spotted it I could see flowers of some sort added and then hang it on a door knob or peg.

I used an old lace curtain panel and cut into a strip, rolled and glued. I added a couple of fabric folded leaves, not so sure that I like them but they are on there to stay. A few pieces of old lace tucked inside. Just plain and simple!

We're so behind this spring, the Bloodroot has just started to bloom. These are one of my favorite wildflowers, when the sun shines they open so nicely.

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Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Happy Spring and Happy Easter!!!

A little Easter vignette.

A hand made wire Easter egg tree decorated with wet felted eggs.

I found almost everything at the thrift store all on the same day.

I went there hoping to find a white ceramic bunny and low and behold, the very first thing I spotted was this bunny, not only was he cheap but he's perfect, not a single chip!
I found the little ceramic picket fence pot, the white container holding the grass in the background and the white pitcher. The egg was from a different trip to the thrift store a week before.

I twisted wire together to form a tree and then Mr. Wild spray painted it for me.

I needed tiny eggs and it dawned on me I could make my own by wet felting some colored roving

Add a little vintage chiffon fabric and the pink fabric backdrop for taking pictures and there's my centerpiece.

All of these pieces were sitting out and as I was looking at them, the perfect little vignette came into my head. Make a twisted wire tree and paint it, add some eggs, add a little soil and grass seed to the one pot, some flowers in the pitcher, It just all came together from that one trip!

For some reason my mom saved this old Fanny Farmer candy box. It's full of her old metal hair clips. I cherish this little box, I remember getting one like this...probably this box...at Easter when I was little.

All four sides have such neat graphics

A little spotted and stained here and there but I don't care, I'm just glad she saved it.

Happy Easter!

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Saturday, April 16, 2011

Snow in the middle of April!!!

This is what we woke up to this morning!

And I left warm sunny Arizona for this???

My daffodils just barely started to bloom, I think they'll be okay...

The big flea market starts in 30 minutes, all of the good stuff is outside!

I'll go anyway, I'll wait a couple of hours, maybe this stuff will melt by then. The vendors set up yesterday so I'm sure they are still there...

Good ol' Minnesota!!

But I guess it could be worse with tornados...they will be here soon too...

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Concrete Urns and White Paint???

I need your help!

I just bought these 2 concrete urns (they weigh a ton!)

They are about 23" tall and 16" wide.

So many of you clever vintage loving bloggers know how to paint furniture, concrete and different things to make it look old, worn and weathered.

I want to add white paint to these yet make them look like they have been sitting out in the garden for years, where the white paint is kind of washed and worn by the rain.

Can anyone help me with what type of paint and how to apply it so that is has that partially worn off look? I'd like no more than about half white paint and half concrete showing.

Or should I leave them alone and let them weather on their own?

(The urn on the right looks lop-sided but that's only because of the angle that I took the picture)

Of course the cat had to get in on the action and see what was inside! She's so dark she looks like a silhouette!

This is what I want to do for my next flower garden.

I will build this arbor and use it as the entrance to the garden. I will paint it white just like this. I want it to be a walk through into the garden and I would like to place an urn on each side right where the clay pots with the pink flowers are.

I'll fill the urns with trailing vinca vine and either white impatiens or white alyssum or both.

I'll plant climbing pink roses on each side. I still have plants that were my Grandmothers which she had at least 56 years ago.

Maybe even a bench on each side, inside...lots of time to decide that.

Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated!!!


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Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Bunny Pillow

With Easter on just around the corner I thought I would show you my cute little bunny pillow.

I purchased an old Easter postcard and using PhotoShop I removed the wording and fixed up the scratches. I then printed it onto fabric and top stitched it on the pillow fabric. I hand sewed the vintage crochet lace and then a lot of vintage mop buttons.

It was fun to make and I love how it turned out!

My bunny pillow was featured in the April 2011 Create & Decorate magazine.

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