Saturday, February 26, 2011

A Work In Process




I just wanted to post a quick picture of some pillows I've been working on.  Life has been extra busy lately with preparations for college, high school graduation, prom and Debutante Ball for my daughter.   

Just before Christmas I was doing some volunteer work  through my church.  Okay.   I was actually wrapping presents.  This is more fun than work for me.  My church sets up a free gift wrap booth in our local mall every December.  While wrapping presents I met a fellow church member and, through casual chit chat discovered she does beautiful embroidery work.    We started tossing some ideas around and recently made a trial run with some designs.  These are just a few.  You can tell I'm not completely through with the ticking pillows, as they need some more stuffing.  I have two more designs to stitch up, but ideas for several more.  It is so much fun to see these come together. 

We 're beginning to work on building up some stock for the flea market.  I'm even thinking about parting with this bench.  Pam and I spent some time today checking out some boutique type stores on our local town square.   Old buildings are so charming.  We even spent a little time daydreaming about having a store of our own one day.   The best part about dreaming - it doesn't cost a thing!  

Thanks for stopping by our little blog!

Robin

Saturday, February 5, 2011

A Little Ladder



I like the newness of a completed project to brighten up the place a bit.  Often I don't have the time to commit to a large project, like my dining room table.  I've had the paint and have been cautiously circling the table for weeks now.  I just can't get up the courage to take on something that big at the moment.   I like to finish things quickly.  So leaving something "in progress" for a while doesn't work for me.  As I was contemplating the table again the other day, I walked into the garage and spotted this little ladder.  I bought this at a thrift store several months ago, with the intention of actually using it as a step ladder in my kitchen.  On this particular day I picked up, walking through the house trying it out in different spots.

This is where I landed with it:


 


I am loving this white.  I copied Miss Mustard Seed  and used the color "creamy", which is her signature white.



Small projects are the perfect solution when you want a change with little commitment.  Or, you're afraid of your dining room table.
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Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Whoooo Loves Ya Baby?



If you’re of my generation, the first thing that may have come to mind when you read this, is a bald man with a lollipop. Yes, Mr. Kojak himself. However, we’re showing a little owl love here. Pam has scored not one, but four of these vintage ceramic owls. She painted each one an aqua color, then white, and did her usual distressing. The old colors weren’t doing it for me on these. But as they are now, I can see these working beautifully in many d├ęcor styles. I’m not sure if she is willing to part with all of these, but at least one should make it to our booth at The Willow’s Nest in Chapel Hill, TN. And, possibly she will share more of them at the Nashville Flea Market, where we are planning to set up a booth in May.

I'm afraid these pictures do not do these owls justice!  I think I need to start a piggy bank fund to buy Pam a real camera.  You know, the $79 special at Wal Mart, like mine : )   Her only camera and internet access are through her black berry and Ipad, which is why I'm the one always doing the blogging.

I'll try to get and post a better picture of the owls, because they really are pretty!