Monday, April 25, 2016

American Picker Girls

My daughter and I went to St Louis for the weekend. shopped and shopped then we ran into someone in Clarksville Missouri when we were going to visit a friend of mine who lives in an 1845 mansion.
This is Me, Danielle and daughter Terra. Danielle is on American Pickers for you who don't know who she is.She was doing a show at the Vintage  Spring Market in Clarksville Missouri,up the river from St Louis Missouri

Terra had never been to Richard's house so he took her on a tour,even though he was preparing a family dinner for about 13 of his relatives, some who came into Clarksville to see Miss Danielle from American Pickers . I am not a big fan of hers however it was fun to meet her. The Spring market was a nice turn out, lots vendors selling vintage items

I love his candelabra's and his entire house . It's so yummy and he does tours. Cottrell House Clarksville Missouri 573-242-9688. The picture below is one of his parlors.
Richard played his Baby Grand Piano for us and I did a video however when I download it online it's very blurry . Richard's past  Blog 
We had a fun weekend and did a little antique shopping, oh stopped at a fabulous yard sale in Chesterfield. I will show you later what I got.

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Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Rhinestones and Shells

I finished more projects this last weekend by staying home and not out shopping to bring more clutter into the studio, which I love to do. Both my neighbors think I have a problem since my entire downstairs is all the studio filled with creative treasures. Like I said before it's my self entertainment.They just don't get this era of blogging and shabby chic cottage chic, junking phase we are in. They don't have a great imagination like we do ?  They think painting furniture is crazy LOL

OK back to my projects of decorating my abalone shells. I had two and started with one and it turned out so good I did both of them. Now tell me if this is crazy?

 I got these abalone shells years ago at an estate sale of a local artist here in town ,she had the most unusual items in her house studio. She use to own Gail's China Town years ago and I always got my daughters birthday party favors at her shop

 I bought a rhinestone belt at a  sale not long ago and thought I know what i'll do with it soon as I seen it. Now I have two fancy decorated shells to hold my mother of pearl buttons and belt buckles
 This is what they looked like before

It's raining and very cloudy here this morning so had to use my flash on my little sony camera which always isn't the best pictures on the rhinestones but the buttons shows up really good
 I used E600 glue and this little spoon end with china doll head I got at Michael's a couple years ago, and the pink is an old earring I broke the end off

This is a much brighter picture the abalone inside shows up nice
 This is the closure for the belt
I just love them and will use them for different things I'm sure but for now all the mother of pearl items are in them.

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Saturday, April 16, 2016


I finally found a wooden spoon holder I wanted to use to display some of my larger sterling silver spoons. I got it at a yard sale last Saturday for $2 and thought some white paint will make you real pretty.I was a dark wood.
I didn't take a before picture because I was just going to paint it and hang it on the wall in the kitchen no big deal. Then It turned out so good and after I hung some of my spoons on it just had to show it off. Isn't that what blogging is all about anyway? showing off ?  our stuff ?  LOL

First is my Tomato spoons for serving sliced tomato's
 This is just some pretty spoons on the first row in the newly painted spoon rack
 I always liked this larger cheese shuttle or cheese spoon where you use it to shave a piece cheese off a large block of cheese with her pretty mother of pearl handle
 I am real pleased with it
 I had a hard time finding a place for it since I have limited wall space,I scooted over a dresser/buffet  I have in my dining area and hug it beside it on the wall I wanted it over in my cooking area but just no space for it
 This is my needs to be cleaned sterling silver lettuce fork and in the above picture it shows my large ladle.

I guess I should have cleaned these before the pictures but I'm sure you have all seen tarnished sterling silver flatware before and I am not embarrassed at all LOL 

I am staying home all day today and even told one of my girls I'm hiding my car keys so I won't go anywhere. I have several projects I want to play with today. Have a good weekend ladies & gentlemen 

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Monday, April 11, 2016

Estate Sale Shopping

I went to an Estate sale this last Saturday and found a lot of things I wanted. It was all newer things however in a most beautiful clean house. All designer dishes and furniture I would say, Now I wish I had purchased more.
I'll start by showing these 6 Mason Vista dessert plates. I got all of these for the reg price of one. On my sidebar is some of the other pieces I have in this pattern
 Love them
 Then I picked up this pink transferware quart size  Johnson Bros pitcher, love it also
 This heavy lead glass night stand water pitcher was not on any list of mine however it is so elegant I had to have it for 75% off at end of sale$6.25
 Seems like I buy a lot of dishes? for some reason. When I was a lot younger I can remember my Mom and a  Great Aunt always talking about antique dishes? and couldn't understand the attraction why now I know .
 Then here is a portmierion fruit pitcher that has never been on any of my lists however for $6 I had to bring it home, a 2 quart pitcher. I'll use it for ice tea
 I am a bracelet kind of gal and always have a bracelet on so had to get these also 75% off the black and white one I paid $1 and then the tortoise set I paid $2. I have a dresser drawer full of bracelets
I really enjoyed myself and spent money I should be saving for my next trips to Portland Oregon and New York City LOL But it was so much fun 

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Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Monogrammed Soup Cups

I went to my favorite resale shop on my lunch break today and didn't find anything I wanted so on my way back to work I stopped at a crappy old thrift store and look what I found !I love them.

 The clock is a newer one and sure it came from a designer store like a home and living store.I came home put a battery in it and it is working.
But these 2 handled dainty  cream soup cups took my eye. The are marked France. I don't know if I will ever use them but couldn't leave them sitting on the floor in a shoe box at the thrift store, could you? They are just 3 inch across. Most 2 handled soups are over 4 1/2 inches

 I just love the little gold handles. I don't think your could get a half cup soup in them
The monogram is LAV? I think. I gave $10 for all including the clock

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Saturday, April 2, 2016

Grandma's Flower Pot

Good morning Happy Pink Saturday. I went for a quick flea market mall type shopping with Gina late yesterday afternoon and found a McCoys flower pot just like my Grandma Baker had. She really liked McCoy flower pots and would buy them back in the 1980's.My youngest daughter wanted some flower pots for 2 herbs in her kitchen window and I think this will work. I still have my grandmother's down in the studio filled with something not plants probably buttons or jewelry.
I gave $14 for this flower pot and I have seen them for up to $40 each


I also found some vintage calendar plates that I collect. These are the first blue one I have purchased. I always looked for the pink ones.
 They each have a different scene on them
 See the years of the months ,this one 1974
 I love the blue ones and when I seen the prices of $2.50 each I knew I would get them.

We have a new blogger here in Columbia Missouri from Colorado welcome Bernideen  who featured me over on her new post of Tea Time

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