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Thursday, July 26, 2012

Give us our Daily Bread

Making baskets into master pieces... After taking my sewing basket, painting it, re-upholstering the top, and embellishing it. (from a previous post)  I just loved it!  The bling in the rosettes that I placed on it was just what it needed. I decided to re- invent a simple basket for my bread basket.

 I took the plain basket and made a similar painting on the basket with embellishment.  This time using pearls to embellish rather than bling.   The words on the cloth was made with rubber stamp letters, using brown ink.  It says Bread.  It is a very fancy rubber stamp so unfortunately it doesn't show the words very clear. I will need to look for plain letter rubber stamp for future projects.
 I found, painting and embellishing the basket to be so relaxing and fun... Hope you enjoy... Cindy
The previous sewing basket

Friday, July 20, 2012

A Mantel by Request

It was requested that I blog about my mantel.  I do love it! My mantel has special meaning to me as it is made especially for me by my Mr. M.
At first I was like I can not blog about it, it isn't my project. I was then told that many a bloggers have made posts about things they personally haven't made.  Even I have to admit, that I have blogged about things I personally haven't made.  When you scroll down to older blogs, you will see nature! The good lord made and I took pictures of. Hope you all enjoy!   Cindy
I went to Florida for a short vacation. Mr. M stayed home and when I got home, I was surprised with  this mantel! What a wonderful surprise!  He had asked me a few things before I left,  if I was to pick out certain corbels what would I choose.  I said well, truthfully, I would like something elegant but simple.  This is my special beautiful mantel my husband graciously built and surprised me with. 
      I am sorry the picture is a bit blurry.. Thank you Bobbie for suggesting this. I am so blessed to have you as my friend.

Monday, July 9, 2012

Antique Booth Crafts and Remakes

Did I tell you that I am a new crafter.  I have always stood back and admired other peoples abilities.  I decided to start crafting in February of this year.  I also opened an antique booth for the first time.  Really, that is how all this got started.  I thought about opening an antique booth for years! One day  I walked in to an antique mall.  Asked for the Information, then opened the booth. I had my booth stocked with in a week end.  I have seen some beautiful antique booths from blogs. I admire them so much.  Did I wait and make mine pretty and fix it all up.  No, I didn't.  I wish I had but, really the antique mall I am located in does not cater to that kind of crowd.  I do enjoy all that my antique booth produces.  The hunt for treasures to resale. The crafting of objects, some shabby chic, some made new from old.  To polish and shine and press and iron.  You really never know what object will be hot this month or which object will remain for awhile.  It's a hit or miss.  Crafting has been so much fun.  These item's I have transformed will go into my booth. 
                                                                    Original basket
                           I painted it with white acrylic paint.  Re-covered the top with Lace.

The basket top is made from left over lace from an old stained table cloth.  The flowers made out of strips of napkins. The bling around the big flower on the basket was from an old plastic bet buckle.  It had leaves on it but it hid the bling so the leaves  had to go. I am all about the bling.  You will see it in the last frame.

This bottle is the first bottle I have ever did.   At first I had a teal tassel around it.  I decided it was not right. 

Ripped it off and just left the lace, tulle and some beaded flowers I made. Here is the completed crafts. 

 I hope you Enjoy!  Cindy 

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Treasures of White

Some beautiful whites I found this week. Some treasures I will be working on.  I seen on someones blog, some bottles they had dressed up?  I plan on trying that technique on these beautiful bottles.
 I am just not sure where I seen the bottles but, I will be looking for some inspiration from my favorite blog's to get some idea's on what to do with them.  I will show how they turned out in a future blog.
My newest addition to my hat collection
                    A vignette in my hall way I love, along with Longfellow.
This rack that hold this table cloth was free at a yard sale, the people wanted the mirror that was attached
 but didn't want the stand.  Can you imagine that?  Mr. M. put in a wooden dowel and Wa La...

Battenburg Lace, napkins, and tablecloth finds

Decanters for decorating
Hope you enjoy!   Cindy