Saturday, February 28, 2009

Well this is the stuff I got on my antiquing adventure. The mirror is a antique, I love the detailed work in it. The lady at the thrift store told me it had another mirror and a bench that went with it but she had sold it. THEN......a antique shop had dropped off all this ironstone at a YMCA thrift store. I got so excited that I had another lady helping me look for more.

Friday, February 27, 2009

Silver Tea Set

Went to visit my mother yesterday, and look what I came back with, she said i am tired of polishing it, POLISHING IT bring on the patina!!!! This is a antique tea and coffee set that she has had for a long time. I thought it was sweet of her to want me to have it. The candelabra is a antiquing find 2 weeks ago. Really have never collected silver but I'm starting to like it.

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Door Decor

What's on your door greeting guests? I just got tired of the winter wreath that was on my door, and wanted something with color. I know you have seen this picture of this arrangement before, but I decided it would look nice on my front door.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Hanging Lamp

This is one of my hanging lamps I embellished, the pin was made by a friend that makes french silk ribbon pins I added it to the lamp, and added antique buttons. I have got to get the lamp kit yet to hang it. I just put it on a floor lamp for now. Hope you enjoy, click on the picture for a better view. Have a great day!!!

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Maple Corner Cupboard

This is the corner cupboard that i was talking about for the opposite side of the office. I got so excited when i found this. I knew i was going to paint this black. This was found antiquing for $35 it is a solid piece of maple. I intend to hang my jewelry in it after i make it. I'm looking now for a small table, rug, accessories. I'm almost finished! YAHOO!!!!

Monday, February 23, 2009

Simple Things

Another bird nest, love them. I wanted to show you this small antique cemetery basket I found antiquing, I have never seen any this small. I am going to use it to but a small vase with flowers in it come spring and put it on my french bistro table. It is amazing how just something so simple can make a person happy.

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Small Box Vignette

Deborah at the "The Painted Nest" inspired me with this vignette. I found this cedar chest at a thrift store, the birds are from a specialty shop, the nest is a small grapevine wreath with flowers put in it and the bird nest I made out of moss. I added a antique spread, wood decorative piece and a tassel. Just think what you could add to a small box.