Monday, November 28, 2011

Moving towards Christmas!

I hope everyone had a safe and happy Thanksgiving. Now we are moving towards Christmas. I could not stay away from my painting very long. I have a few new pieces to show you and I will try to get them on here in the next few days. These are a little different, but as you already know, I like different!! Brookwood Church in Simpsonville, SC will be having an arts and crafts show soon and I hope to have some of my pieces displayed there for sale. I will get all of the details this afternoon and keep you updated on the event.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Thanksgiving fun

Have you ever wished for more hours in a day? I do it all the time. I became the caregiver of my 92 year old mother a few years ago. She has so many stories to tell and I love every minute we have together. However, I do a lot of praying…. Lord, please give me the strength to keep going. I am like a juggling act! A day job, caring for my mother and two boston terriers, and my passion...painting my vintage furniture. Wow!! I would buy roller skates if I knew how to skate!! Wanta teach me? Mama will be supervising my cooking this Thanksgiving. Great southern cooking and as you southerners know, everything fried right down to the corn. Have you ever tried fried corn in fatback grease and a piece of cornbread? Love it!! Have a safe and blessed Thanksgiving!

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

The trip from England

I found this 1920's drop leaf table a few months ago. I had never seen one like her before and I like different, so I bought her. She reminded me of my great aunt, so I named her “Norma”. The lady said it was her grandmother’s favorite piece of furniture but she didn’t know the history of her. You’ve got to love the internet….I did a search and found out she was imported from England. I was so excited to find out the story about Norma and her journey to Simpsonville, SC. So here she is in all her glory. Norma is only 12” wide when she’s down on both sides and opens to a big 60” when sides are up. I hope you like her as much as I do. Put a few colored chairs by her side and she would make a great addition to your home.
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Monday, November 21, 2011

A very long weekend

Wow…As much as I love to paint, this weekend was over the top. I painted until I was sick of it for a while anyway. I finished Josephine and I hope you like her. She is so much prettier in person than this photo. Maybe I will give myself a camera for Christmas!

Friday, November 18, 2011

Plans for the weekend

I have a Josephine chest that I painted and she’s sitting in my garage. I decided today that I am going to give her a facelift. Barb at “Knack Studio’s” has truly been an inspiration to me! She has given me the courage to step outside my comfort zone. So, Josephine will come alive with color this weekend.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Busy Day

I am beginning to get the hang of this blog finally. I spent hours on it yesterday. I am loading up my car tonight to deliver some of my small accessory items to Southern Shabby so Chic tomorrow. They’re located on East Curtis Street in Simpsonville, SC. Check them out! Here’s a photo of a vanity stool I have for sale in my Shabby Chic Cottage Collection.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

I found an old bird cage yesterday.  Someone had glued flowers on it.  Awful...I brought it home, removed all of the flowers.  Then I added a mix of aqua and whitewash.  I love it.  I will have it on CraigsList tomorrow.  Stay tuned!!

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Hard at work

I have been working on several pieces. This will be my cottage collection.  I used Paris Grey and Old White caulk paint and regular latex paint for the pops of color. I added stenciling to these pieces and I am very happy with the results.  Just to let you know, I added a punch of color to the inside of the buffet...yellow!!!

I found the old school desk rummaging around.  The artist painted this piece "free hand".  I am jealous.  So much detail!!

I have most of my items on Craigslist for Sale until I can get my website published.  So ladies, start shopping!!