Thursday, August 21, 2014

Pink Painted Shoes

Pink Pink

First pink shoes are these gorgeous 1960's pointed toed beaded and sequin high heel shoes I got at an estate sale once where the lady had all glamorous clothes from the late 1950's and early 1960's which I have always liked and coveted.
These had a dress to match with same beads and I didn't pick it up because it was so small however I knew  I was not going to ever wear them I just hang them in my studio Oh well one of those things you left behind you wish you had gotten at an estate sale

All leather and gorgeous

Reminds me of Doris Day  Hollowood days back when in the old movies they always dressed so matchy matchy which I still love. I bet she had silky pink evening gloves to match also

Another remembrance of the studio playing days. I did a post once on a pair of vintage high heels I picked up at a yard sale once they had the old 1960's era look pointed toes and kitten heels however  not a bright enough  pretty color. I was painting furniture and chairs in the studio so thought why not these shoes. I just love the bubble gum pink paint I had.

After pink paint and fancy shoe clips

 This is the before picture of course before my talent of painting shoes. I made them new insoles from an old calendar page

      Isn't these shoe clips just fabulous ? I have loved rhinestones since I was a teenager. I have a collection of vintage shoe clips also and not ready to part them just yet . Well maybe for a big price $$$ LOL              


You have to agree they are prettier now 

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Sunday, August 17, 2014


As you do I love vintage lace and have a couple old suit cases and a couple hat boxes full of old lace I have picked up at auctions years ago. It is so much easier now days to go to an estate sale or resale store to find treasures. Years ago it was an all day chore to stand 8 to 10 hours waiting on a special item you wanted and then it went for 3 times what you was willing to pay for it. I remember I wanted a dress form mannequin and thought I would bid  as high as $150 and it went for over $300 and people was shocked. This was a small town auction but two of us wanted it real bad for our studios anyway I did LOL  She had a wire skirt also just beautiful she was .


I am going through all of my lace and going to part with some of it for my etsy shop. It's hard to decide and how much. I don't know if gals wants little pieces or a yard ? What would you want the length to be in lace you were going to purchase? Me I wanted it all any length LOL


I have more lace than I will ever use on any of my projects so will share it 

I didn't open the little cardboard suitcases yet to show what is in them however I will .
I have cotton and nylon lace

It is all just beautiful  I already listed some vintage pom pom fringe trim in my shop 

Isn't this vintage crochet trim wonderful? 

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Thursday, August 14, 2014


I just love pretty wrapping paper beautiful cards any vintage advertising cards.I have drawers full of papers that I have hoarded that I think is just to pretty to throw away ,
I am going through lots of it and making a box of papers to sell for any one making journals or greeting cards etc. The more I look at it the more I love it .
This is just a couple of paper things which I'm sure any studio gal has or is looking for . This is some paper place mats I found at a local kitchen gadget store . I used with some of red  & white transferware plates

This is a book I purchased and love it. It has the most amazing items all made out of paper of course . I have a metal shopping cart full of beautiful hallmark toile wrapping paper , also a roll of white flocked wall paper I bought years ago maybe 19 , I bought it to make cards out of however it's to stiff. It is the kind that looks like old ceiling tile in old general stores back in the 1800's


Paper dress out of this book

These are some paper dolls peeking out from a cabinet crammed with other vintage treasures

I know today everyone is posting pictures about painted furniture and all their redos which I love however I think I only have one more well maybe two more furniture items to paint then i'm done ? 

Today I am just cruising  the studio of things I like and paper is on the list 

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Monday, August 11, 2014

Good Stuff

Hi There
I am down in the studio piling things up to put either on line in my etsy shop or next indoor sale.I can't believe what all I have sold and my house both floors are still packed with treasures of course.
I think my stuff is having babies when i'm away LOL
I' m ready to part with some boxes of old lace I have hoarded for years I will keep an amount to use in my card making


I think my next adventure in life will be to have a clean house (uncluttered) and travel. I enjoyed my New York trip so much I am definitely going back soon as my friend has time for me which won't be for over a year. She and her husband go to Portugal twice an year and have friends stay with them over there also at their apartment over there. I met Pat  a dear friend of hers that is going to Portugal in October this year with her. Can't wait for my turn. Next October 2015


I am not ready to part with any of my buttons just wanted to give you all a heads up on that LOL and speaking of heads up these gals are leaving the studio also I have sold all my vintage hats so don't need their heads any longer .I know they look pitiful but they served their hats wonderfully .

The one on the right end is the one I covered with a Trader Joe's grocery sack LOL she is a little ruff around the edges ,the paper was just to heavy of course the middle one I painted with my metallic silver paint , the tall one had a scratched nose so I added some makeup to her and it has always stayed on

Anybody out there need any empty thread spools for projects? I can part with some .
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Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Paint or No Paint ?

I have had this sweet curly legged foot stool for some time and have taken it from room to room.
I now want to recover the black velvet top and paint the curly Queen Anne frenchie legs white !!? It's a metal frame and very sturdy.I have been thinking about selling it at the next big indoor sale at the Holiday Inn next February yes next February they just have it once a year and I have set up there last 3 years and always done very well in the 4 hours we sell. I have a piece of toile material I think I will use not today however I will show it when finished . Don't hold your breath LOL                                                                  

I had it outside this morning using it for a prop to take pictures of a few little items I am listing in my etsy shop. Also etsy has changed and I don't like hunting for features guess I get use to things one way and like it that way.!

Well I must get on with my morning.I need to get my house in order I am having cataract surgery on one eye in the morning and don't want my friend to find my house in a mess that it usually is LOL I just don't put things away like I use to. 

Ps Glad you all liked my new horse 

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Tuesday, July 29, 2014

I Bought A Horse

LOL well I just had to stop at a yard sale ,which I have said I am not going to do anymore since I am trying to  move out all my years of garage sales and estates sell treasures. Anyway it was in a neighborhood where I use to like to stop for sales.
This guy had his neck almost broke off the owner said her husband dropped him once and now they don't like him with the mark across his neck where it looks like it is cracked.
I have a lot of cracked items in my house so he came home with me since I didn't have a horse in the house LOL

I have him on my bookcase in the living room where my stafforshire dogs are also. I read one of the interior designer blogs and she said horses are IN girls she said buy them if the have a foot broke off or whatever, talking about the old antique wooden horses. Mine weighs a lot like a big block of concrete.

Also while I was out in the yard this morning I took pictures of my beautiful large hydrangeas I just love them .When I was in New York they were in front of every house in the Hamptons and also Long Island ,just beautiful

It's my son in laws birthday so must have cake and ice cream for him today sometime. We are having such wonderful weather here in Missouri today 

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Tuesday, July 22, 2014


Girls and guys I am back from New York City and OMGOSH I loved every day of my stay.
I stayed on Long Island with a new family member and I love Terry also she was the best hostess I have ever had .xoxoxo
Can you believe she doesn't read blogs? I told her she is missing out on all our fun of show and tell.
I have so many pictures I don't know which ones to show. I loved the shopping on 5th Ave in Midtown. Went to Macy s , Dior, Tiffany's, Louis Vuitton, Versace,Prada holding onto my heart as it beats so fast !!!!LOL. Oh went to the Hampton's . My favorite was Louis Vuitton and I bought a new bag it arrived today. I had it mailed home since i new I couldn't handle that box on the plane with my carry on and bag I was carrying.

Times Square


First night I was there we had a dinner party out on the deck and not the deck next to the pool off the TV room neighbors came over to meet me and . I loved the pool(of course) we was so busy running around we only went in 2 nights because it was after dark when we came home from the city,
We took the long Island Railroad in one day and she drove in all the other days

My welcome committee and My special cake she had made for me


      The cake says Welcome to New York Janice !!!!!! wasn't that sweet of Terry to have me a cake made?


The gals who took me to Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island.
Roma Terry s cousin, Terry, Lorene her neighbor and Miss Janice . I met her cousin Dolly also however her husband was in the hospital so couldn't tour with us. She did go to the Hampton's with us and Bay Shore .

Terry and me in Little Italy she took me to lunch at Da Gennaro ,it was fabulous 

Me at base of Statue of Liberty
I went to see Newesies a musical about 1920's new paper boys 

She was huge The Statue Of Liberty  I have heard people say oh it wasn't very large .
Me going into the Cake Boss Bakery, This is the afternoon we was going to the theatre. OMGosh and we at at La Rivnge a real French restaurant t was delicious , first time I ever had creme burlee. You have to get reservations in advance. 

The best ever Bakery I have ever ate pastry was Ferrara Bakery in Little Italy. I had a Lobster Tail pastry OMG !!!!!! melt in your mouth filled with a very tasty custard and shaped like a lobster tail that is why it's called that , delicious if you ever go to a italian bakery get one of course I had one at another bakery and it didn't even compare to the one in little Italy 

here we are in China town asked a man to take our picture.

I have much better pictures in my iphone and when I down load then on my computer they disappear can't find them ? I have picca for my iphone anybody who can help me ? 

Me in on the TOP of Empire State Building, my daughter said she could not believe I went up 

One last picture of my BIG purchase I have been saving for. Bought me a new Louis Vuitton Speedy 35 bag on 5th ave. I had it mailed home because of large box, it arrived today.
Be Still My Heart xoxoxoox

I seen  and went up in world trade center tower Freedom Tower, United Nations, Trump Tower, Central Park , Went to the Hampton's and Bay Shore, Port Jefferson on Long Island , toured The Vanderbilt summer cottage, a mansion 
lots more but can't remember all now. Like I said I have much better pictures in my cell phone 

Best vacation I have ever had, Thanks to Terry My host. She was born and raised in Brooklyn , moved to Long Island when she was in high school, her cousins live in Queens and Terry can drive and did just about everywhere we went. 
Oh I went to Montclaire New Jersey to visit her sister in law I met in Jamaica last year
I saved for a long time for this trip came home broke needless to say LOL

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