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October 20, 2012

Lace Antique Chairs and New Jewlery Designs

At this point, I am stopping at two lace chairs
for the time being.
I could make these in my sleep now,
but need to get onto other projects.
I have some new jewelry designs I want
to share at Canton this month.
We'll see how it goes :)
Happy Weekend....!

October 18, 2012

Antique Gas Stove Mirror

The cube wall I'm putting together in the Shoppe is just
about completed,
and the shutter wall is all done.
I'm going for larger scale and knew the mantle
headboard I created needed something big in size.
Using an old antique gas stove with a
discarded unframed beveled mirror,
I was able to create the piece I needed.

It didn't take long for Baby to find the new space....
She loves her new digs :)

Thanks for stopping by today...
I love it when you come.
I will be joining

October 16, 2012

Sneak Peek of New Shoppe Cube Wall

 Aside from the fact that I feel as close to pneumonia
as one could feel today.....
I did make some progress in redesigning the
Shoppe walls.
I'm nothing if not tough.....or crazy?
One corner is going to be all various shutters from floor to ceiling,
while another is old grey weathered barn wood.
I still have a lot to go on this wall of of old crates,
boxes, and drawers,
but you can see the direction  it's going.
I also need at least twenty various sized boxes and such
to complete the wall and "round" the corner.
Maybe tomorrow :)

I'll share the whole wall as soon as it's completed :)
Thanks for stopping by today,
You know I love it when you come.

October 13, 2012

Busy Much??? Burlap Ottoman, Lace Chairs, & Rag Lamp Shades

This week has been a slow week at the Shoppe....
I just happen to think it is the lull before the storm ,
as this time of year people are starting to take a deep
breath getting ready for the holidays.
I don't waste a minute of my downtime
because Canton is always calling and
I also need new items for the store.
I finally completed two ottomans that had been
sitting around for longer than I want to share.
This one has a feminine ruffle....
While the second one is a little more tailored.
I love them both.
Now, I share this chair because it is one that I completed
over a year ago with it now living in Houston.
I show this so no one thinks I have jumped on the ban
wagon covering chairs in doilies.
I sometimes do take other people's ideas and
tweek them to my items and materials,
however, not this time.
I followed my own lead and upholstered this
Queen Anne in laces and doilies.
It is such a different style chair,
but I love it just as much as the first one.
The lamp shade, however, is an idea I saw in Austin.
French Laundry had many of these and I was smitten.
I just had to make one of my own.
More projects await me today.
I just don't know where to start...
Thanks for stopping by today,
You know I love it when you come.

October 9, 2012

Gourmet Dog Biscuits and Flea Market Projects

It goes without saying we are all busy,
but I can honestly say I am, most days, in over my head...
Or at least it feels that way.
When I think about it though,
it is pretty much self imposed.
I could stop it at any time...
But how does one stop doing what they love??
The Main Street Antique Flea Market is over...
It was a wonderful day...
The Spring event is already planned for May 18th, 2013...
This is how my life gets away from me...:)
I am constantly trying to do new and different things
for the Shoppe and for Canton.
It seems to be what my customers like best.
I have no idea why....other than I wanted to,
But I decided to make gourmet dog treats.
This is the first two batches.
I can tell you my dogs love these things,
and they are all natural.
I ate one and it seemed good to me :)
It's all people food, put together in a granola
type baked bar.
Two of my doglets lay at the kitchen gates last night
guarding the oven as these dried overnight.
Silly dogs.

Then today my shipment of used softballs arrived.

I took special orders at Canton for bracelets.
Silly me.
I also took special orders for spoon pendant necklaces.
Everyone wants the words you don't happen to have.
I also used the spoon handles to make necklace pendants.
Don't look at the list of items to complete under the jewelry.
It will just scare you.
These wonderful old wire trash baskets will
soon become hanging light fixtures.
I wish this dealer would have had more.
I also downloaded some divine French labels
for use on my old bottles....
I picked up some cool ones at the flea market on Saturday.
These trunks will be altered with sheet music and such,
while the fabulous 40" needlepoint will become a messenger bag....eventually.
Right now I'm just jones'n on this antique silk velvet.
One of my sweet flea market dealers brought it to me
because she knows I adore this stuff....
It is luscious, and she is one of my favorite people to know.
 Can't decide whether to alter this little doll trunk or not.
It's missing all it's inside pieces, so it just might need new energy
before it finds a new home.
And I just have to share these things because I love them....
love them, love them, love them!
I can't get enough of old millinery flowers.
This cool old metal mailbox will go to Canton as is,
as will the large old sawdust pincushion.
I don't expect either one to last long.
I'm not certain what I will display on this fabulous 2' tall vintage rack.
Maybe old hankies.....dunno.
This piece was empty and has now been filled with old amber fragrance bottles.
The easiest of my projects, for sure.
Of course, there are suitcase ottomans to make,
more burlap pumpkins,
and a few more jewelry pieces.
But it's what I do :)
Thanks for stopping by today,
You know I love it when you come!

October 3, 2012

CraZy Much?

On the heels of Canton weekend comes the
14th semi-annual
Main Street Antique Trade Days Flea Market
hosted by my Shoppe on the 3/4 acre behind
the Shoppe.
Hope to see you then!
Want to see photos of last Canton?
Check on Events on the tab bar on top....
I'll be posting that event there.
Confused?  Me, too!

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