Sunday, October 19, 2014

Last Chair Painted

OK I might as well show the blue chair also since I have flaunted the pink chair I painted LOL
I painted this chair same way  I used a primer then latex blue paint that I had.
This has been 3-4 years ago and someone has set on this chair all that time. I use to have friends come over and play with me in my studio and they always set on  my painted chairs and like I said they have held up great. I also miss having friends day in the studio.

I took it outside for pictures my little camera does not have a good flash for inside pictures
 tried to get a close up of the seat 

You can see the pattern of the fabric here 

Now if I can do this anyone can I think I am just brave and don't worry if it works logically or not I just go for it 
It was a beautiful day here today sunny and warm I was outside a lot and really enjoyed staying home this nice day. I took lots pictures for my etsy shop and did a little playing in the studio on my next play project . I'll post pictures of my completed spoon project this week hopefully 

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Friday, October 17, 2014

Before and After Chairs

I had questions about my pink painted chair well this will be a short post sort of a tutorial

 This is the before picture of my pink chair when it was green and a blond wood
I used a white paint  primer and pink latex paint, I just kept painting in between layers till all the green was covered, some times if I remembered I used a very fine sandpaper because I had read to sand in between layers of paint on furniture.
 You can see another chair just like this one I painted all white, it's sitting behind the green chair

after primer and latex paint

I have another chair I am going to start on however after I paint it white I am using country life toile waverly material to cover seat and arms , I will eventually get a picture for you all to see.

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Saturday, October 11, 2014

Sit Pink

It is fun to look around and see what all I have to do a post about pink since it's Pink Saturday over on How Sweet The Sound Blog
First thing I thought of was my pink chair that I painted a few years ago for my studio table


              Then of course I have lots little pink items  for vignettes on shelf in the studio. These adorable pink rhinestone clothespins I got at Michael's . I need to go get more because this is all I have left I have gave so many away to friends

I love pink ribbon paper or silk and have a shelf full of ribbons I'll just show some of the pink ones also my poke a dot duck tape


more pink among my treasures

This is a pin cushion I made of of very old fabric and a ironstone cream pitcher I may list this in my etsy shop it has 3 antique stick pins or hat pins in it 

I could go on and on with pink however this is enough pink pictures for one post 
The rain has finally stopped and I think I see the sun coming up 

Have a great weekend and enjoy this nice weather  however it was cool enough this morning I almost turned my furnace on , I resisted and put on a sweater 

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Friday, October 3, 2014

Fall Colors

I guess I have accepted fall is here. Since the big rain and thunder storms just went through here last 2 days it's cooler this morning and feels like fall anyway.
I am trying to rearrange a cabinet in my kitchen and want to display some of my brown and white transfer ware dishes.


I have a complete set of Portmeirion dishes I need to store in a closet to get my brown transferware dishes out . And why am I doing this since i'm in the mood to sell everything in my house and start a fresh? Well guess it gives me something to do in between working and traveling around to visit friends and family


I am planning on being home all weekend to get this project completed and take lots clothes I don't wear any more to a donation center.
I have these plans and you all know plans change and quick. If someone calls and says go with them someplace then i'm off and the dishes will still be waiting for me till another weekend LOL.
I just can't seem to get anything done in the evening after work and especially since it seems to be getting darker quicker. I am a sun person and when the sun is out I can work up a storm but when it's dark, well i'm done. 
Come on over and help me if your not busy this weekend 

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Sunday, September 28, 2014

Gift of Chairs

Well I am up from my Sunday afternoon nap so thought I best get busy doing one of my hundred projects and messes around the house I need to get busy on.I have been gone last three weekends and I am wore out plus having terrible allergies and a hacking cough to go along with it, I felt very run down.
First project was getting these 3 wooden slat bottom chairs in the house from my front porch.
I was gone all day yesterday and a friend who said back in May she would bring these by my house if I wanted them finally got them over here.

I'm going to use them in a south window in the studio to set plants on for the winter. It's hard to believe however won't be much longer and we will be bringing in our beautiful plants that have enjoyed being outside all spring and summer .
This third chair was a little in despair however I got her back on her feet missing a rib but she will hold a nice plant 

Back on her feet

This is my favorite chair. I was told I couldn't only have her I had to take all three chairs so I went by my friends rules and took all three wonderful old wooden slat chairs to use for plant stands LOL. 

Favorite Chair 

My cat Shirley was watching all my commotions of playing with the chairs so got his pictures laying in the doorway looking out . I have always been a dog person and always had dogs however after my last little pug died I seen this poor freezing cat out side one winter sleeping under one of my bushes covered in freezing rain so in the house he came. needless to say he is very happy

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Sunday, September 21, 2014

Big Jars

Hi again

I am dragging my tail just got back from Kansas City for the weekend. I had a good time just too much running around lately. I just get home unpack go to work pack again and off for another fun filled weekend.
I was invited back up to Kansas City next weekend I said I need to rest. I got to see 2 nieces and families I hadn't seen for a year. Then my favorite thing to do go shopping. I helped my sister pick out an entire winter wardrobe. It was getting late enough I needed to head home ,she wanted to go shoe shopping to match all her new clothes.

Anyway back to the jar thing. I have lots big jars I would like to spread around , like in another sale so hoping gals still want big jars for their studio treasures. I have kept buttons, metal drawer pulls, jewelry, all kinds of things in these  jars.

I have 3 bigger jars full of old thread spools and have used lots  of spools on projects seems like I need to share these also.I have distributed lots of things to others and still have the studio packed with goodies and treasures 

I know some gals sell large things like this in their etsy shops however the postage is higher than the price of these items, I guess if the person is willing to pay $14 to mail a large jar maybe I should list them? 

I took these pictures Friday before I left I just love little hens and chickens in my old Mary Jane shoes 

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Thursday, September 18, 2014


Hi guys

I'm back from my trip south and to southern Illinois for the 1964 graduating class of Mt Vernon Township High school.
I didn't graduate with this class however knew a few people from West Salem  grade school where we attended to together.My closest friend that we had planned to meet at this occasion died 2 years ago from pancreas cancer. I did meet up with her granddaughter who is a senior in high school there. We bonded a few years ago when I first started visiting Judy . We had lost contact with each other 50 years  ago after I moved away from our hometown. Anyway we found each other again about 4 years ago.
I have laughed about this before when I was younger I worked with a lady who was going to her 50 th high school reunion and I though OMGosh I didn't realize someone would live that long to be out of school 50 years LOL time can get away from you when you haven't been around or seen old friends for years and years

I have a picture of me and my friend Pat in my iphone and when I download pictures to my home computer they disappear out in cyber space ? I can't find them in the Pisca program? If I find them I'll post them . Darn technology or is it the vintage user of technology ( me ) ? LOL

This is me far right in hot pink and some gals from school

           Now what can I do with this pink depression old oil lamp base?

I think I'm going to try and do something wild like a steampunk  project . I have used it for a flower vase put water in the globe part and added cosmos and it was so pretty . I ran across this when I was cleaning off a shelf in the studio. It was buried behind other a lot of old vintage photos and paper fans.I am boxing up things for my next sale.

Anyway back to my story

I spent a couple of nights in Paducah Kentucky with my best friend . we have been friends even though it's been a long distance friendship for the last 40 years OMG has it been that long? 
We were pregnant at the same time and had out babies 16 hours apart ! We laughed how when we was pregnant we would look for vintage furniture stores and there was none back then. We was looking for nursery furniture in  1975
Now we buy Heidi Daus jewelry off HSN . She got me started buying this line of jewelry.
I called in on the testimonial line and spoke to Heidi Daus from the motel room last Saturday night LOL Pat was there also and I told Heidi about Pat being the one who loved her jewelry and she gave a shout out to Pat while we was on the air LOL it was soooo fun . We were in our motel room eating cheese cake and watching TV after we went out for a fabulous steak dinner downtown.

Anyway I had a great 4 days out visiting old friends and eating good food . When I cam back through St Louis I called a cousin however she was with her husband out ordering their new iphones and I missed her . She was my rich cousin from St Louis who when they use to come to Mt Vernon Illinois to visit my Aunt Lou always brought hand me down clothes and I loved it .

well this wasn't much about shabby chic cottage chic or any redo's but  I got started writing about my fun weekend and couldn't stop. 

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