Monday, December 15, 2014

Not Your Grandpa's Lunch Pail

This is definitely not your Grandpa's lunch pail...
 I wish I had my Granddad's lunch pail.  I remember running to meet him and offering to carry it just for a chance to look inside. There was always a Little Debbie cake or some kind of goodie that  he saved just for me. 

Of course that was long before the days of shabby chic and repurposing vintage pieces into something different.
With just a little inspiration from other bloggers, some chalk paint, lace and a touch of bling I created this very shabby chic, ultra girly lunch pail...

Then just a scrap of fabric, some ribbon and some glue, the inside got a little dressing up as well.
 I can just see my Granddad laughing but at the same time giving his approval. 


Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Santa's Snow Boots

I know everyone is quite busy during the Holiday Season so I'll just show you a little project that I've taken to my booth.

Found these rubber booths in another Vendor's warehouse.  She said why don't you take these and see what you can do with them...
well, I couldn't say no!  This is what I created....

Santa's Snow Booths!
A little bit of white chalk paint, some fur trim and some glitter...
 Then some greenery, floral bling, ribbon and red ornaments....

Turned out pretty cute...don't you think???  If they don't sell they are coming back home with me for my front porch.

I think they'll go great with this ornament wreath from Home Depot.  All I did was add the bow.
Okay, that's it for now.  Everybody get back to your projects.  And don't forget to show them to us!


Friday, November 28, 2014

Resalvaging Disgards

Well like many of you I love to take something used and discarded and try to turn it into something of beauty or purpose.  Such Is the case with an old wedding gown found at GW.  It was a lovely dress but had lots of brown stains down the front.  So, with trepidation I got out the scissors and started cutting away.  Now mind you I didn't take this action lightly....I really hesitated cutting into it and I truly felt its pain. But once I made that first cut I realized I could do so much with the lace and beads.  I snipped off this bow and left it in tack, so here's the result...
 I had this plain chenille pillow and decided the bow was the perfect embellishment.  It's perfect for a bedroom or it would make a festive  Holiday pillow.
 I guess my creative genes started buzzing so I slapped together this romantic floral arrangement. I found the angel container at the thrift store.  I removed the lid so I could use it as a vase.  It seemed perfect for these sparkly white roses and the snow covered faux branches.
It has gone to my booth and I'm hoping someone will love it.
 I'm sure that the creative juices are flowing everywhere here in Blogland.  I love looking at your blogs and marveling at your talents while at the same time being inspired to create!

So get out there this week and make, create, photograph, write, craft, bake, repurpose, paint and find something wonderful to share with all of us.


My favorite stuff

  • Donuts
  • Iced Vanilla Coffee
  • Finding Junk and making it beautiful
  • Spending Time with my Sister
  • Holidays with my family
  • Poirot movies
  • reading murder mysteries
  • searching shabby chic stuff on ebay
  • writing stories and blogging
  • snuggling with my husband and my kitty kats
  • comfortable pajamas
  • slot machines
  • yard sales
  • hunting through estate sales and thrift shops
  • going to antique shops
  • eating out with my sister
  • having lunch with my husband
  • having lunch with my son
  • vanilla wafer cookies
  • pedicures and pink toenail polish
  • Lavender scented soaps and body wash
  • Good makeup