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Monday, October 31, 2011

It's Gonna Be a Cowboy Christmas

  I redid my small booth.
 I'm getting it ready for a Cowboy Christmas. 
I have a  really fun rebar  Christmas tree and I'm 
going to put  primitive ornaments on it.

1930's Wagon wheel bed

I wrapped some wool blankets in leather belts and stuffed them
into a  copper clad oval tub, along with a cute pair of boots and  an old sign.

An original stage coach  painting above the bed

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Sunburst stained glass window

We bought this window  4 or 5 months ago, and  I was waiting for the right time to bring it in.  The only problem  was, how to display it. I opted not to use the frame, the window was already in, because it  was kind of ugly. so, I just  back lit one of the panels, and stacked the rest.
7', 4 paneled stained glass window.

Displayed in my booth.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Adding to Vintage Christmas ornaments....

I was   looking at;  //decortoadore.blogspot.com/, 
Laura's blog. She posted  a tutorial on making paper rosettes. I got inspired to add vintage music rosettes to my vintage German glass sunburst ornaments.  I love them. They are large enough to show up in the tree, but still look delicate enough. Thanks again, Laura




I started with this  vintage ornament.


I assembled this rosette by folding, accordian style,
3 pages of vintage  sheet music, then glue gunning them together.

I cut out the center of a foil doily and attached it to the rosette,
then attached the ornament to that.

This is an iron cross attached to another
doily center and  large rosette.

I'm not sure if I like the large or small rosettes best. What do you think?

Monday, October 24, 2011

Henry B.B. P.

My friend, Mary, adopted little Henry from a  friend who found him on the street. He found a home and she found a "Wart". That's what she calls him, because he sits in a sling on her chest whenever she goes anywhere. He is a happy camper. He just sits in his sling quietly, while strangers come up to him and goo and gaw.  He never yaps and kisses everybody who wants one. He has been saved.  The SPCA has tons of animals waiting to find homes. Please adopt a homeless pet.




Sunday, October 23, 2011

Fall Feeling in the booth

I finished the screen and put it in the booth.
I love this little  table. It's a "Tailgate"
 table for a 1940's  "Woody" station wagon.
 It folds up into a little square.
 Of course when you bring in one thing, the whole booth changes. It takes hours to redo a booth. 

Here's the  screen.


The cupboard on the  wall sold in two days.
Now I have to find something else to hang.
That should be the only problem I have in life, right?

Thursday, October 20, 2011

The Screen renovation

I know, there are still ruts in the screen, but I didn't think about gesso til too late.






Tuesday, October 18, 2011

I bought this rundown hand painted 4 panel screen.

I bought this screen for a great price and thought it  would be a good challenge to fix it up. I started by gluing  the  image to the backing and filling in the bare spots.
Then the fun started, the painting...








Monday, October 17, 2011

Secret Stash Box

Embossed Orchids on a green ground

Guy and I were up North and we walked into a great little thrift store. I immediately spotted this Victorian photo album. When I opened it, I was surprised to see the pagers were stuck together, and the middle was cut out. Someone made a box, but didn't decorate it. I took it home and decoupaged the inside with sheet music and  transfer vines. I added to  the pockets on the opposite side, a Victorian  inspired Birthday card. Then to the box, I added a feather  and a silk rose.

I forgot, I also added a daguerrotype photo to the bottom of the box.

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Getting closer to Scary Day...

I like scary things , and pranks. So when Guy brought home  some fake bloody fingers, I had to really bloody them up and put them in a cloche.  This little rubber skeleton  ripped in half, so I put  the top half in one  silver ice bucket, and the  bottom in another.

White on white is very cold looking. oooohhhh!

just some stuff I picked up today...

a nice metal 2 tiered table, and dairy crates

This  is an old wooden root vegetable bin. It hangs on the wall.

side view of wall veggie bin

I nice and heavy pedestal  in front of a really funky metal cabinet
 with  car oil  advertisements.

Monday, October 10, 2011

1930's-1960's home decor

Guy and I went to LACMA to see the  Tim Burton show and  were delighted to find the California  home decor designs of the 1930's through the 60's . This is my favorite period of time, design-wise.  
Eames  resin chair and bookcase/table lamp
I love the clean shapes and strong colors. 

1940's Mexicana fabric design

50's lighing

30's silver tea set

A 50's "Wonder Bread" printed sunsuit set.

Fabulous wire hanging

1930's fabric design

This is a Lazlo print. I adore this print.

 A  Typical 1960's living room suite

I love this Calder-like lamp

love this lamp and chair

This room design was on the cover of a1960's edition of the LATimes Magazine.
The museum curators reproduced the exact room, right down to the smallest detail.
 I shot this at the same angle as the original.

great graphics on this fabric