Sunday, August 26, 2018

New Treasures

Yesterday I drove into St Louis and went shopping at the Galleria ,bought a couple outfits then had lunch at Cheesecake Factory. I didn't have a piece of cheesecake either I was intending on going back after  shopping  some more and have dessert. However never got around to that.

I arrived soon as mall opened and by 2 PM  I had been to all the stores I was interested in so thought I would drive over to Wardson Woods Antique Mall on Manchester Road.

They always have nice things there and it's always a delight to shop there. First thing I seen was this 1800's purple transferware sugar bowl, in almost perfect condition, no chips or cracks and has both little handles. I was thrilled to say the least . It goes with what I have already in the  Staffordshire Charlotte pattern 

Then for a couple years I have looked for a small chicken or rooster lamp for my kitchen bar.I have a red toile shade I bought in Portland Oregon I guess 20 years ago and have kept it for this chicken lamp LOL.

Then I ran across some large coffee table books about impressionist painter which I like, Remember  recently I posted a picture of a painting I bought at an estate sale buy an impressionist painter, trying to copy some of the famous French  painters 

It was a good day shopping and ready to go again. Funny these books had a Goodwill price $2 on them and the dealer' s price was $9 which I was more than willing to pay since they are big books, and love seeing all the original painting in them. You can't buy some magazines today for $9

I have a peach cobbler in the oven and my timer is going off so must go for now . Just a quick show and tell post about my newest treasures 

Saturday, August 18, 2018

Jazzed up Frames

This week while doing laundry off my studio room I jazzed up a couple small plastic frames I had picked up last weekend at a sale. I love to embellish them with rhinestones.
I have several now just couldn't get them all in this picture with using my cell phone. These little plastic frames say made in Hong Kong

Another shelf in the studio I like to look at. I love paper items like these

 I am staying home after going to get my hair trimmed early this morning. I did stop on way home  and buy some fresh peaches and made a small pie. I already ate it all LOL I said small

Hope we all have a good weekend . I'm trying to put some things away off my counters so it doesn't look so jammed up

Pink Saturday

Saturday, August 11, 2018

Moulin Rougela Goulue

I once ran across a movie while surfing channels about a famous Paris artist named Henri-de Toulouse Lautre and became very interested in his painting style. His style was in the bars and cafes of Paris nightlife. He painted people dining in these places also the dancers and help. Just ordinary people I would say in those times.

One of his famous painting is La Goulue at The Moulin Rouge. Anyway I was at an estate sale last weekend and this painting was in an upstairs office area and I immediately  thought of Henri-de Toulouse painting, very similar.


This is a large painting however not by the famous artist Henri-de Toulouse, I'm sure this artist was maybe coping  his painting. At first I though maybe it was an original because this couple had several items from France including dishes, clothing,  handbags which I had to get one .

My cell phone camera doesn't do this painting justice the gold frame is gorgeous and I love it . There is always something I wish I had gotten, oh well.

I am watering my almost dead flowers still and trying to rearrange things  in my studio and so far all I have is a big mess. I posted on instagram where a shelf fell and lots boxes of Vintage shiny brite bulbs broke. I use to crush them up to make glass glitter however I have plenty so in the trash they went

When you come over you can see my newest painting LOL  As we say in the south Ya'All Come
meaning you ladies and gentlemen please stop by for a cup of tea and treats

Pink Saturday

Between Naps On the porch