Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Beaded Items

I have always loved old beads, meaning old beaded flowers, purses, clothing  or anything covered with gorgeous glass beads. I was at an estate sale this summer and found an odd pieces of white beading and had to have it. It just feels so good to hold. I like the feel of old material covered in beading like old vintage wedding dresses etc. I just think it's gorgeous
 I know your wondering why I'm showing my silver dome
 However this piece of beading goes right around my silver dome perfectly, just another way of entertaining myself .LOL .I have no idea what this piece of beading came off of since its in one continues piece? Would you have any idea? It's cut off something or maybe was just never finished for what it was intended for.I just know I really like it.
Then this is a sweet little beaded flower I clipped on a small beaded lamp shade and put my pearl tiara around it. It usually sets on a shelf in the studio
 Oh and I almost forgot my new beaded and velvet pillow I purchased at Pier One not long ago . I knew soon as I seen it I wanted it and it was going home with me. It an oblong pillow.

Gosh it's Hot here in Central Missouri and I don't like hot weather and don't do any outside activities while we are in this heat wave. I will water my flowers tonight after the sun goes down.

Last Saturday Gina and Bernideen and I  went on an all day hunt for vintage treasures however we all came home with a very small bags. Gina drove us over to Quincy Illinois where only one shop had real antiques and victorian items Gina was looking for. I purchased 2 calendar plates at a thrift store and I already forgot what Bernideen purchased, I'm sure she will tell you.It was a very nice day we had a wonderful lunch at Kelly's in Quincy. This was my first time meeting Bernideen and she is very sweet lady. Loved her style of clothes, glasses and her adorable lace socks 

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Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Baby Blue

I have been wanting to paint my make do buffet in my eat in kitchen for some time now. I seen a picture of a pretty baby blue chest and knew I wanted my chest to be blue also since this is my favorite color. I have 2 rooms in my house blue

I purchased this chest at at a thrift store years ago and always liked the swirl side decorative pieces, I have forgotten what it looked like when I got it. Sure a wood finish.

I got the mirror separate at a sale for $20 I do remember that. I feel like when you get something that reasonable of a price you can afford to paint it or whatever and not much money lost if you don't like it. But I like painted furniture

Here is my finished baby blue chest/buffet and mirror, my kitchen is white walls however this picture shows a yellow tint. I took it with my cell phone
 I had company Saturday and after they left I didn't want to go any where knowing I would spend money I shouldn't spend so I found a project to do inside. Which I have plenty of projects waiting.
I am a sloppy painter and always paint outside but with the humidity up in the 90's I though I can do this inside and try to be neat. I used an old tablecloth on my floor in the kitchen.
When I painted this yellow I sanded it to look worn in places and always like that look.Funny  story I had an electrician in my kitchen once to wire up a chandelier and he said Jan that piece really needs to be painted it looks ruff. I told him I made it look like that, he just didn't get that shabby chic look at all.
 I had already took a drawer out and painted it blue before I thought to do before and after pictures.
Below is the swirl legs I like
 I thought about sanding places on this also however two ladies said oh no it looks good like it is so guess I'll leave it. I like it plain also
I still may take some silver paint and highlight the flower medallions on the mirror. Or should I leave it all blue? This picture is when I was painting it you can see the yellow peeking through before I had it all done. I got it all painted in about an hour and half.

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Thursday, July 7, 2016

Grandma's Family

I have a picture I picked up at a sale someplace don't even remember where now. However it is a small picture 8 x 10  inch that I found in which a huge 24 x 36 inch print hung in my Grandmothers Doctors office. She had asked her doctor a couple times if he would sell her this picture  to her because it reminded her of her siblings.                                                
          She never got the picture from her doctors office even after he quit his practice                                                  
 The oldest girl would be my Great Aunt Ollie with her back to us, born 1904  then she is holding Grandma's twins brother and sister Art and Julia ,born about 1913,then the boys holding the twins hands would be my Great Uncle Jim and Herb. My Grandmother born 1907  would be the little girl facing . The name of this picture is Ring Around The Posy
I have a small picture of my Grandparents in this little billfold size frame from about 1952 sitting by it now.

I must get this framed and I always wanted to write names across the children in this picture representing my Grandmothers brothers and sisters. This is about the ages my Grandmother's and her siblings were when her Mother died in childbirth. The twins were under 2 years in. Her Mother was Rosa Williams and is buried in Charleston Missouri.
I am so glad I remember her telling me this story and how this picture touched her heart.
My maternal grandparents were very dear to me my entire life. Grandpa Baker died when I was 17 and Grandma died when I was 48.
I am up in years now however I still feel like Grandma's girl

Gosh did it storm here this morning, high wind and hail and a huge dead branch fell out of a tree at the back of my house and tore my phone cable away from my house. So of course waiting on repair man to come out and fix it. Possibly Friday sometime I was told ( tomorrow). Shingles on my roof tore off waiting on roofing company to call me with a date they can come out.

I took these picture with my iphone then sent them to my email as I was informed by a couple sweet bloggers. They are much clearer on my computer than posted.

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Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Country Crocks / Farmhouse

I have been missing my old country crocks that I wanted to start collecting when I was about 22 years old and they were always so pricey I couldn't afford them back  even in late 1976. By the time the 1980's rolled around I got a couple.Then 1990's I bought every one under $50 I think. Anyway I got them out of the studio pie safe and brought them upstairs to the kitchen for me to look at them again.
They would be perfect in today's farmhouse kitchens
 I just removed everything I had setting up on this old dish cabinet and started setting them in no certain arrangement
 I only kept 3 of my yellow ware crocks when I had an auction years ago. Also kept my old Blue Butter crock
 I set this bucket of dried rose buds in a crock but don't like it there now so it will go back on top of refrigerator
 Of course I had to leave my little country staffordshire dogs
 Still love my blue country crocks I like the grape pattern on this large jug and milk glass shaker

 I am glad I kept them many anyway

By the way I found a new magazine by the name Country Cottage? why had I never seen it before. Anyway there is an article about a girl who has collected these brass horse harness crest and medallions that I recently bought at an estate sale. Have you seen the magazine ? it's nice

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Thursday, June 23, 2016

More Little Favorites

I have a lot of little things that I have stuck in cubby  holes and jars and on shelves in my studio that it's hard to get rid of a piece of furniture because there would be no place to put my tiny favorite things. I really like antique sewing notions the little sewing machine next to the scissors is very small and has a little spool of thread in it and tiny scissors. Love these little scissors also some old screw back earrings
I have had this old painted turquoise cabinet all over the house once in the kitchen now in the studio. It never had glass in the door and the back of it is a mirror which makes it heavy. I have been going to break off the mirror and put lace back but i'll leave it alone there is more things that need attention now. ps I leave my little Christmas trees out year long in this cabinet
Then I have a lot of large jars some of which I have sold but decided to keep a few so I stuffed them with some of my old lace and get it out of a vintage suitcase so I could see it. I like it in the jars. There is a lot more just didn't have a picture

Boy is it HOT !!  upper 97  I am not enjoying this heat index of 106. I would much rather have snow any day. Our parish picnic is tonight and I just don't think I can eat a hot dog in 100 degree temperatures even if it's under a big tree on a paved drive? LOL 

I am still working on getting my camera situation  worked out. A  gal  is going to show me how to get to my pictures off my iphone 6S to my pc which I have done  however can't use them through blogger ? seems blogger and iphone doesn't connect. Any advice is accepted  

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Sunday, June 19, 2016

Favorite Things

I have lots of favorite things throughout my house that is why I have a 4 bedroom house and a studio packed to the ceiling. I really am trying to decide what to destash.  I am going to start by asking friends if they want certain dishes I am willing to part with.  However not many takers so far. So when it gets cooler I'll have a 3 day sale? I have been doing this procedure over 2 years .I remove stuff then buy more LOL
I still love and covet the old 1800's pictures and Staffordshire dogs also my aesthetic platter in the background. It is huge and perfect for that era

This is my favorite splatterware graniteware coffee pot. I seen  it at  an estate auction back in the 1980's. I bought it in Glasgow Missouri. I wanted everything in that auction.

A sweet little serving dish hand painted marked nippon the gold is almost perfect all the way around adorned with tiny rosebuds

My favorite pin cushion my stuffed pug dog I added his lace necklace and charm and stuck lots ladies hat pins in him

Someone just gave this teapot me she bought it in Hermann Missouri at a city wide sale. Handmade by someone there. It was me either take it or she was going to put it in her trash. 

I am a rescue person LOL 

  Hope all is well out there. I think I'm getting use to this over 90 degree heat wave we are in. Stay cool 

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Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Painted Lazy Susan

I had a good weekend cleaning out drawers and making give a away boxes for different people and taking more clothes to a donation center here in town named the Wardrobe.
I pretty much cleaned out my garage of just plain oh stuff filled 4 big black bags and it went out trash day.
I have so many drawers full of sentimental things of my Mom's and Grandmother that I probably need to part with.Like my Grandmothers last billfold with her Id's in it and her clear rain bonnet she always wore to keep her newly set hair do nice on a rainy day.

I had this lazy Susan that looked just like my little cubby hole desk before she got painted and had wanted to spray paint it so did a quick spray and now it's on the table. I gave a quarter for it at a friends moving sale. Of course it turns around so nice
Baby it's HOT here today fyi LOL
I don't like my pictures seem they are dark. I really need to quit complaining about my camera and just go get another one ?
This shelf below needs another coat or two of spray paint. It's on the wall in the studio behind a chest of drawers I painted silver
I won't be painting today because it's a work day so stay cool and water your flowers fill your bird baths so the birds can cool off

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