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Friday, July 21, 2017

Vintage Flatware

On my last trip to Hyde Park New York my friends and I took a tour to the Culinary Institute of America and had a wonderful lunch there.
Out on the grounds was a wonderful fish statue and from a distance was just a fish. However when you got up close to it wow it was made out of old silverware really amazing to me


It is 12 foot long sturgeon made out of 700 knives 400 forks and 600 spoons took the artist 300 hours to complete. Eyes were made out of glass. I couldn't get a complete picture with my iphone. This is one of the fins pictured below
 It was very impressive and fun to see named Old Diamondsides by John F Sendelbach
 Wonder how he accumulated all the vintage flatware? maybe went to lots flea markets?

It was quite the place to visit , I went with my friends from Long Island Terry and Loriene

It is so hot here that I am just coming home from work and staying inside, I have been watering my flowers either after sundown or 6 am. I am planning a nice relaxing weekend inside maybe eating a quart of ice cream LOL


Thursday, July 6, 2017

Studio Stuff

Well we had a good 4th July and then it rained most of the 5th so that was good for my flowers and everyone else flowers.

I am really still trying to declutter by eliminating stuff in my studio and have passed lots on to others however still more to find another home for.

I was remembering when I bought this very old basket at an auction years ago. An elderly lady had died and family was eliminating  her old treasures and I brought this basket home . It's a very close up picture not showing it's actual size of about a peck



Isn't it just awful when you're cleaning out a room you make such a huge mess? or anyway my rooms i'm cleaning are a mess. A friend came over to help me change out a room size rug in my bedroom and I was really worried about all the dust and and dust bunnies that would be seen but just one little bunch of cat fur came blowing across the floor LOL

I'll be off in a couple weeks so I hope to have time to finish up all my rearranging


Linky parties I'm joining in

My Thrift Store Addiction 
The Friday Flea 
Shabby Art Boutique 

Saturday, July 1, 2017

Pink Boxes

Hi There

I'm like a bug in hot ashes I have lots going on today however wanted to do a post for Pink Saturday




I love decorative flower boxes and especially these that I picked up at yard sales and flea markets




 I have mostly card making papers in these boxes


Hope you all a wonderful weekend i'm going out to set on my patio for a while before my next project for this day. I'm staying home hopefully all weekend



Pink Saturday

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Paint Update

Well here it is Sunday afternoon and I didn't get my painting done yesterday, instead I went to visit my 4 grandsons before they left on a trip.

I did get before pictures of a table that matches my vintage lawn furniture( 1978 actually).
There is always another paint day if not ,it doesn't really matter then




I have several sea shells I have collected from coast to coast outside setting around my patio
This one is an abalone shells I added vintage earrings to and I found some matching beads






Then a cute little iron bird bath setting in my lilies
 Guess I'll go fix me a glass of good oh southern sweet tea






I joined in these linky parties

Classic Homemaking 

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Store Window

I was walking uptown while on my lunch break today and looked into Allen's Florist window 's which always have such great decorating items' I just had to go in and look around . I think this dresser looks so cute the way they have it arranged. Don't you ?



And I loved these bottle covered with chicken wire, I have some great vintage bottle however don't think I could get the chicken wire wrapped around them smoothly.




I'm looking forward to this weekend I am hoping if it's not really windy like it has been I'm painting all my iron patio furniture, with a brush and a gallon of white paint I have had forever, I will shake it up really good since it has been sitting for a while, like 2 years




Linky parties I joined in


Share Your Cup
Vintage Charm Party
The Charm of Home 
French Country Cottage

Friday, June 16, 2017

Garden Faces

I have a small little flower bed out back of my house and few flowers in my front yard with  several little faces in both areas.
Lots of blog gals are showing the most beautiful flowers already and my seeds are just up about 2-3 inches now.
I have several big elephant ears planted again this year, last year they were huge and I loved them.
This little angel gets moved around, she is all chippy and sweet and have had her several years now



My smallest dancing girls flower pot has a begonia in it this year, which I like to show off I just love these flower pots, I have let them go chippy chic this year instead of painting all white

My large dancing girls planter full of geraniums behind a make do fence in my flower bed

These are blooming out front of my house and about 3 years ago a neighbor gave me 3 little looked like sticks and they have turned into these beautiful large white blooms


My last little angel who fell off my wood fence and broke and I just couldn't throw her away. I live in an older house and my concrete flower bed has cracks and broken bricks and I just try to disguise it all with pretty flowers in the summer



A friend gave me an entire flat of small plants she had started in her basement last winter and I have them all planted in this heat however a nice rain sure did help night before last, can't wait to see them all blooming
Have a nice cool weekend in your nice air conditioned house, I finally got mine fixed



Linky parties I am joining in

                                                                      Blog Shop 
Vintage Charm Party
Share Your Cup
Shabby Art Boutique
Pink Saturday 
Vintage Show and Tell 
Share Your Cup

Friday, June 9, 2017

Blue Glass

As I was home waiting on the air condtion men I was packing dishes for the whatever whenever yard sale I'm having. Some friends are coming over digging through the boxes of goodies before the sale.
I keep finding things I have kept for years and ready to let go. Like lots of glass items.



Like all this blue glass I had setting in my kitchen windows. I'm listing these in my etsy shop
I also removed lots things off my kitchen counters. Can you believe I had 4 wood cutting boards? yardsale.

I already gave away 4 windsor chairs and a catholic prayer kneeler, few little children's books, my neighbor has a new 4 month old granddaughter so I told her to keep the books at her house to read to her little granddaughter.

Well need to get on with things here. So glad I have air condition again it's suppose to be up in 100's heat index next few days maybe longer .