Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Super Sweet Cupcake Tags

 I know I am totally hooked on all the vintage books and papers I have been collecting lately, so here is another sweet way to use the papers. Using a chalkboard style cupcake tag, I cut pendants from a vintage children's book. Layering them with pop up dots really added to the overall dimensional effect of the banner. A touch of pink sheer ribbon for a tie and some vintage string for the banner, stamped goodness in white ink and these adorable tags were born. Enjoy!

Friday, May 27, 2011

Wire Frame - Before & After

When my friend Sandi asked me to "make this frame pretty" I knew just what to do with it. I recently gave a similar vintage frame an adorable makeover. With some shabby white paint and alot of sanding the frame itself is transformed...but it was still just a frame...so I removed the backing, print and glass and replaced these with rabbit wire. Once this was tacked in place I added vintage ledger paper (thank you my sweet friend Roben-Marie over at http://www.robenmariesmith.com/ for passing along these treasured goodies to me!) to the back edges of the frame giving it a final vintage touch. Now Sandi can use it as a vintage chic magnetic board or even hang her favorite baubles from it! Enjoy!

Pretty Vintage Frame Gets a Makeover

When I found this vintage frame I fell in love with it. It had beautiful scroll work and a lovely oval shape, but it was a yucky gold color. After a nice shabby coat of white paint and good sanding it looked amazing. I took the back off of the frame and removed the glass, added some rabbit wire and now it is a wonderful magnetic board. I also use it to hang things from, earring & hairclips, pins.I love, love it! I plan on doing a small collection of them, all shapes and sizes, that will hang near one another. I will try to post photos of that when the time comes. Enjoy!

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Vintage Style Giveaway!

It's time for a GIVEAWAY! I am so amazed at how many wonderful people are out there reading the new blog! In celebration of all of you I am giving away this vintage style tray. Painted, stained and sanded to give it a shabby, yet chic look, this darling tray boasts our new store name - 723! The tray measures 8.75x6.75x1.5 inches. I have mine resting on a table with a simple vase of wild flowers in it....Just post a comment or grab my button!(Just be sure to leave me a comment or contact me letting me know you snagged the button for your own website so I can add you to the entries!) Winner will be announced at the end of next week!

Bedroom Beauty Continued

...Well I did hang the piece of ironworks this weekend, but it didn't quite fill the available space as I had hoped...I still like the simplicity of it though...The piece itself is just so pretty! I also made myself a shabby hooked heart pillow and replaced the rosette satin pillow for a time!

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Bedroom Beauty

I have been wanting to change these vintage white plates that hang over my bed for a long time...I love them, I just love change more! I found a beautiful scrolled piece of iron work in Wisconsin last year and I have decided to hang it place of the plates. I think it will make a pretty pediment to the headboard. I struggle with the furniture as it is so dark, but to date, I have not had to heart to paint it white...since my husband shares this room and loves the dark furniture I have to make allowances for his happiness too! I will post photographs when I hang the ironwork!


Friday, May 20, 2011

Featured On Treasury List

It was such a treat when a few weeks ago I was featured in a treasury list on ETSY for Teacher Appreciation Day, honoring our teachers everywhere. My Vintage Alphabet Cards were the featured item. It is always such a sweet form of praise when a fellow creator of art sees beauty in your own work...well tonight I had yet another surprise...my vintage style dictionary blocks were featured on a treasury list honoring fathers and heros! What an honor!

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Vintage Sign Letters Get A Makeover

...remember these vintage sign letters? I have been giving them a heavenly makeover! I love how they look with a little bit of the old color showing through. A little sanding and they were so soft and wonderful. Can't wait to see a few of these on display....more to come on that.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Vintage Treasures

I have been collecting some really wonderful vintage items and decided it was time to get to work on them. Have I mentioned I LOVE WHITE? Well most of these treasures look so lovely in their new shabby coat. The wooden footed fruit bowl is my favorite. I was painting and sanding until after 1:00 am last night, but it was well worth it. Not sure if I will be able to part with these beauties! (Remember those very awesome, but ugly red vintage sign letters? Well they look amazing in white....especially where a tad of the red fades through to pale pink. LOVE THEM NOW!)

Monday, May 16, 2011

Shabby Vintage Chic

All things white...any shade of white, make me happy. New shabby vintage chic heart pillow is no exception. The heart was hooked, as with the wool rugs I do, but instead, I used shredded muslins...a wonderfully chunky feel to it. Available soon in my new etsy shop!

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