Monday, August 29, 2016

Art Spoons

I have had a good weekend I stayed home did some cleaning, window washing and got all those rose plates rearranged.While I was vacuuming  the studio and cleaning my door glass I decided to stop and make a few rhinestone covered art spoons. I went to a thrift store Friday on my lunch break and found 20  triple silver plated spoons for $6 so thinking I could do something with them. I always like playing with all my rhinestone buttons and jewelry. I got all my rhinestones piled up to make my choices of what I wanted to use and here is what I came up with.
 The blue spoons is my favorite. I tore apart a blue rhinestone vintage necklace to use for it
 The clear rhinestone spoon I used a vintage brooch and one of my favorite antique glass buttons.

I worked on these in between doing laundry and cleaning. I had to let the E600 glue dry in between adding the crystal and rhinestones. Which it drys pretty quick
 I may still add something to the top of the clear rhinestone/crystal spoon. I used a vintage earring on top of the blue spoon.I buy vintage rhinestone  belts to use on my projects if I can find them.
 Crystal and rhinestones nothing prettier. I have been using some of my better vintage jewelry pieces to decorate my abalone shells and spoons

I made several glitter spoons once and thought they were fabulous however these gals are my pretty pretty-ious spoon creations yet I think 

Also this morning I'm teaching myself how to download my pictures from my iphone to a blog post? I need Help because all I could figure out was send pictures to my email then put in a google folder , which I don't know how I got it done LOL ? Then I looked everywhere in my pictures folders till I found these, Can you tell me an easier way? I would like to post from my iphone to my blog but haven't figured this out.Thanks and i'm off to work

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Thursday, August 25, 2016

Washing Plates

I have all my silver spoons cleaned in my last posts so now I'm going to wash all my dinner plates on the two plates racks in my kitchen. This is some of my plates with roses on them that  I collected for a ladies luncheon once.

I went to the movies tonight to see the true story about Florence Foster Jenkins that is name of movie with Meryl  Streep  and Hugh Grant. It was marvelous darling so go see it 

This is short and sweet post it's late and i'm off to bed 

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Monday, August 22, 2016

Sterling Silver Spoons

Since I finished a few projects in the studio this weekend I had to clean my silver spoons. I showed a picture of a cute little silverplated creamer in my treasure cabinet in my kitchen and the little pitcher was very tarnished and so was my 4 little antique baby cups.So after a cup of tea I got started cleaning 89 spoons and 4  silver baby cups a creamer and some spoons I had previosly cleaned. I do like them much better all shiny and pretty. This took over 2 hours.
This was the little tarnished creamer
Here it is all shinned up with also some cleaned silver spoons
I have a few baby spoons and the one on the right says Birth Record of Lori 1967
These are some of my favorite spoons with the pointed ends,I think maybe they are grapefruit spoons? Now if you know different please tell us all,they are sterling and very lightweight                                                                                                        
These spoons are coin silver I was always told made out of melted down coins during the civil war also if you know more please tell us all
Then here is the 4 little baby cups I still have. The one in front is marked sterling and as all sterling items very lightweight.This is how I learned the difference when I first started collecting silver is the different weight in sterling silver and silverplated items
Here they all are bright and shiny and pretty for a short while I have a few little baby spoons with the turned bent handles and baby and youth forks. Look in the creamer at the little baby flat shuttle.
This is 2 little sets I have stuck in some of the baby cups. The one one the left is Coronation and matches my silverware set
 Some Rolex spoons that I got at different auctions years ago they were in with other silver flatware I bought. I have always wanted a ladies Rolex watch
 I know this is a lot of pictures however I have a lot of little silver spoons to show off

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Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Embellished Abalone Shell

This last weekend I didn't do much except start and finish a couple projects I had wanted to work on and had dreamed up in my head.I had wanted to take my time and just piddle with them.
I had to go through lots boxes and drawers of old jewelry and things I had picked up at sales and auctions through the years to find just the right embellishments for my next abalone shell bowls I call them.
 I tried several ways of adding pearls and rhinestones finally decided on this collar and cameo and part of a vintage necklace
 Then I tried a vintage pearl collar from back in the 1960's, I collected these for a while and decided to just use one on this shell

 Then believe it or not I had a pair of sandals from 20 years ago and I loved the rhinestones on the shoe straps. I cut the straps off and used them on this shell,The gorgeous rhinestone butterfly was on top of the thong like sandals. I had kept them all these years because I thought they were to pretty to throw away.

     So these were an all day project I worked on them off and on all day Saturday and Sunday also. I may still add a couple embellishments yet. Just wanted to show them off. I used E6000 glue which works perfect for this type of thing.  Also finally threw the old green  sandals away after salvaging all the glass rhinestones. I have a pair of pink sandals I'm saving also for a projects also with pink glass butterfly's on them just like the green ones.                                                                          

Now I need to look for more abalone shells, this was the fifth one I had decorated.I gave one to a friend
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My Before picture of the shell 

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Cupid's Head

I forgot to show my little concrete Cupid's  head I got at the yard sale last weekend. I have it sitting on a small white cabinet full of baby spoons and rhinestone and blue and white cups. I don't know if it was broke off a body or not? It was $2
 She looks cuter from her side.
 I also got this little silverplated napkin ring with an A on it, also $2
 These are baby spoons I use to collect and I have to get the silver polish out and get them cleaned up again .They are in the cabinet I have cupid sitting on for the time being
 These sterling spoons need a cleaning also. I like to use Harpers silver polish, anyway I think that is the name i'm out now so need to pick that up tomorrow. I'm always out of something
 There is a few coin silver spoons in this spoon holder

I went to Kansas CIty this last weekend to visit my sister and nieces and a friend from New Jersey who was visiting my niece, she is actually my one niece's mother in law I met her in Jamaica 3 years ago at my niece's wedding to her son.
We went over to an antique mall on Mission Road. loved it .I seen this painting I liked however didn't even look at price because the other paintings I liked was $1700 up . This one had damage to frame also. Now if it was $50 no problem with a damaged frame ,right? 

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Friday, August 5, 2016

Weekend Finds

First I went to this antique estate sale here in town and everything was great old stuff. I had no intention of buying any more dishes however this green transferware covered casserole dish was priced very reasonable and I liked the pattern. So home it came with me to set on a shelf and collect dust.
The ladies pictures in the background is my Grandmother on the right and some of her girlfriends when she was young and not married. She was born 1907. The brown transfeware pitcher was her sisters born 1905. My Aunt Ollie loved antique dishes                                                          
Then this lamp was my surprise for the day.I love the lamp shade pattern. I have several old books with this pattern on the covers and page ends. I have it setting on a small leather book. It's a very small lamp.
I had been looking for a large wooden dough board and maybe this is a knockoff maybe new? however I liked it size. I might add some lemon oil to darken it a little. No white paint for her now?
This cool Fox pin has a rhinestone tail and head and collar then enameled red tongue and ears. I got it at a yard sale where 2 ladies had everything vintage or antique. I wish I had made it to their sale earlier. I did get a lot of little things there, like lot rhinestone jewelry for projects. He was priced to come home with me. All the jewelry was 25 cents to $2.50. He reminds me of that song out last summer What Does The Fox Say. Remember it ?

That is some of my finds for last weekend. 

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