Saturday, June 28, 2008
First I am sharing a new piece I painted this week.. A lovely vintage brass tub that I paint white with pink inside and of course Pink Roses. You can find this one for sale at vintagetochic.com.
I had totally forgot that I have a black and pink Bathroom. The Victorian couple I have had for about 30 years and they sit on the back of my bathtub. The Doll sits on a pink (of course) chair beside my shower to hold towels. She was left to me by my sweet MOM. She was a doll collector and now I am. Mom brought her from California in the 80's. I call her Bar room Annie as she is all boobs!
The beautiful little pink angel has been mine for about as long. When I had my craft shop in the 70's I had a lady who use to make ceramic pieces for me and this is one of her creations, I did have a set but one got broke as the kids were growing up. I have lost a lot of pieces to the kids as most of us have of they are glued together. OH Well! The joys of life. The kids are worth it.
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Friday, June 27, 2008
Well on to the good stuff, Like I have been telling you we found a little of everything in the old house we have been cleaning, Thank God we are finished with the cleaning, Found this Mink Stole and it reminded me of the little mink teddy bear I have. My Mom had a mink stole years ago that a sister had given her, She gave it to me and I took it to a lady who worked the Gatlinburg craft fair with me, Can't remember her name. She made in into a teddy bear for me. He now sits on a bed in a guest room. Just goes to show you everything has a purpose. I love turning something old in to something new again.
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Wednesday, June 25, 2008
Sunday, June 22, 2008
Oh...Look what has come my way via Shirl from Shirls Rose Cottage ...I had the honor and privilege of receiving the Arte Y Pico award from Shirl. Such an Honor and privilege and thank you SO much Shirl! I have met so many wonderful new friends through blogging, My web site, and the chat groups. It is amazing how close you can get even though you have never met in person.
Here are the rules:
1. You have to pick 5 blogs that you consider deserving of this award for their creativity, design, interesting material, and also contributeto the blogging community, no matter what language.
2. Each award has to have the name of the author and a link to his/her blog to be visited by everyone.
3. Each award winner has to show the award and put the name of and link to the blog that presented her/him with the award
4. The award winner and one who has given the prize have to show the link of "Arte y Pico blog so everyone will know the origin of this award.
5. To show these rules.Now for the fun yet very hard part... to choose5 other people for this award...The five blogs which I chose nourish me and enrich me with creativity. In them I see dedication, creativity, care, comradeship, but mainly, ART, much art. I choose..............
I will choose later this evening.
A sweet vintage teapot that we have fashioned into a beautiful night light.
This beautiful antique fire place mantel was in the old house, We will be taking it to the Miller auction house in Claypool, Virginia to sell in the antique auction.
I have been busy all day adding items to the web site and getting some new listings for ebay.
Put a beef roast in the oven earlier for supper this evening so think I will take a break and bake some corn muffins and get ready to eat supper.
Saturday, June 21, 2008
Sunday, June 15, 2008
Saturday, June 14, 2008
I have decided to join Beverly of How Sweet the sound for Pink Saturday. Be sure you visit her blog and check out all the other ladies who have joined and make a new friend.
I love decorating with vintage linens, This sweet little pink doily drapes a vintage water pitcher on my dining room hutch.
I've Been tagged by the sweet Birdie of Aunt Mays Cottage. Maybe more information than you want to know but here goes.
It's a get to know you tag and I need to answer 5 questions and pass it on to 5 friends.
Where Have You Traveled?
We owned a motor home for years and loved traveling, Have visited most states up and down the East Coast, Visited Calif, and Canada, Lived about 4 years in Florida when we were first married.
Where Would You like to Live? I am very happy living in the mountains of West Virginia. A very small community where everyone knows everyone else. Since My children are in Tennessee if I moved it would probably be there.
What is your decorating Style? I guess you could would call it Shabby and Victorian but if I like something I always find a place for it, I think our home shoud be what we like and enjoy and reflect this and mine does in every way.
How Many times have you been Married? Only one time, since 1969 to the most wonderful man in the world, Darrell, Can't imagine my life without him, Sometimes seems like we were born together and sometimes like just yesterday.
Favorite Color: I, like Birtie, guess it would be shades of Rose.
What is your Proudest accomplishment? Being Married for 39 years to the same man and my two children.
What would we be absolutely shocked to learn about you? Nothing real shocking here, We live a very simple and laid back life, Enjoy family and friends and my lord.
Now my Tags go to:
Kathy of Treasured Heirlooms
Katie of Rose Breeze Boutique
Rhea, of Sweet Rhea
Shirl of Shirls Rose Cottage and
Sharon of Sweet Victorian Rose.
Saturday, June 7, 2008
Can't believe I am finding the time to post two day in a row. We have had heat in the 90's for the last couple days and will be this way again today. Darrell has spent the last few day getting out deck cleaned for the summer, He uses the pressure washer every year, We are really behind this year, with working on the old house. I love it when he gets it cleaned. Thought I would share our little garden with you. We have planted tomatoes, green peppers, and herbs in flower pot along the side of the deck. Have a couple small tomatoes already. Can't wait for crop to come in. We love fried green tomatoes so hard to let the first ones get ripe.
This is a clematis vine that grows at my front steps to the porch. I have great luck with then out front but haven't had much luck getting them to grow in back of the house.
This is the weeping mulberry tree in the front yard that I showed the bird nest in earlier this year befor it got full. The Robin and her little ones are up in the top of the tree.
Friday, June 6, 2008
This beautiful hanging lamp is from the late 60's and 70's. Excellent condition, I have it for sale on Ebay.
Monday, June 2, 2008
There was a lot more in the house than I even imagined and you name it and we have found it.
We have had a wonderful crew of family and friends helping us. Darrell and I could never do it without them.
Plan to park the big trailer from the 18 wheeler on our property and open an antique and yard sale for about a month. Will probably take some of the antiques to an antique auction in Virginia where we visit sometimes.
We have found so many amazing and wonderful treasures, beautiful antique furniture. The man had no reasoning for storing things, if he brought home a table, he took it apart, The top went in one room, the legs in another and the leaf in another. So it is like working a puzzle to get everything together.
Even with my dish washer going all day I will be washing dishes for the next year.
We even found a bag of money. Old silver coins dating back to the 1800. silver dollars and more. Was under a dresser drawer in his bedroom.
I will keep you posted of the awesome items as we get them put together and cleaned up.
Some of the treasures I cleaned the last two days.
Beautiful Capodimonte set. New condition.
Awesome little Liquor cabinet. Was full of liquor in decanters when we found it. Now in my dining room.
Vintage candle and electric lamps from Kanawha Glass Company in Dunbar West Virginia. Still with new tags on them. Company has been closed for many years.
Two antique tables.