Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Antique Market Open House

This past week end was the Antique Market's open house. So Sammy and I went up to my Mom's place and we stay over night. They have free wine and cheese, and the vendor's have specials, so this is two of the things I bought, the chicken watering or feeders, not sure which, but I like them.

And I bought this green vintage scale. I love anything in this green color.

And I bought this green watering can. I think I am going to paint it another color, not sure yet. They had a big birdcage, that I wanted for in my garden, but had no way of getting it home, the stand was 6ft high and the cage was BIG. I drive a BMW Z3, so you know I can't haul a lot. That made me sick, I could just see that in my garden with flowers planted in it. Oh, well that's life.


I bought this frame at goodwill. It was black and I painted it antique white and distressed it. The picture is of my great grandmother and great grandfather and my grandmother as a baby. I also added lace and flowers at the base.

Tussie Mussie/ Victorian Cones

These are some cones I made for my family for Easter. I will fill them with Wilbur buds.

Tuesday, April 1, 2014


I bought this old tool box at a yard sale, and painted it a pretty green color and antiqued it. I have vintage dishes in it and of course a doily. At Christmas I add greens and gingerbread men.

I bought these dishes and the glass candle holder at yard sales and thrift shop's. Then I glued them together, to make a tiered serving dish. I use it at parties.

Here again I bought all these pieces at yard sales and thrift shop's and this is what I came up with. It is in my garden. I either put birdseed in the dish on top or a candle.

Friday, March 28, 2014

Altered bird house, bottle, star

This is my shabby chic bottle I did. The flowers are from a ribbon I bought with them on. I thought it was beautiful. I have lots of lace on it and pearls, flowers and seam binding for the bow. And a picture of a victorian lady.

This is the back of the bottle. I wanted to show you this beautiful lace, I bought it at a yard sale. I have pearls inside the bottle.

I redid this bird house. I made it more shabby, it was very country before I altered it.

I papered the star in french script paper, added lace trim, pearls, buttons and a picture of the Eiffel Tower.

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Vintage scale

My friend Laurie and I went to the mud sale today. And was it ever a mud sale, but we still had fun. This is what I bought, a vintage scale. It is not perfect, but I still like it. So in the top I added a doily (of course) and put some of my green handle cookie cutters in it. Mud sales are very popular in Lancaster County.

Altered bottle

This is a altered bottle that I did. First I crackled it and them embellished it with some burlap and lace, pearls, flowers, buttons, key and lock, a cameo and some cheese cloth, and a picture I printed off of the computer.