Monday, July 14, 2008

Finished and Sharing

It's a good day for sharing things I've been working on and finished up.

My new paneled headboard was formally a vertically-challenged door. Now turned sideways and given a fresh coat of paint, I mounted it between the posts of my existing king-sized (tired of looking at pickets) headboard, and added a piece of molding on top to cap it off. I love it!

Next is the pile of linens from the Fourth of July gathering I hosted at my house. Now devoid of mustard stains, folded and stacked, they are ready to be put away (and looking quite dandy, until someone actually does!). I like to "un-decorate" a little at a time I guess, letting the memories of the time I shared with family and friends linger for a little while.

Cute little green chair got painted today. It's a strange size--can't decide if it wants to grow up or not. Reminds me of a cat that's not a kitten anymore, but sure as heck couldn't be mistaken for an adult quite yet.

I just finished painting an old dresser in a semi-gloss black and added glass knobs today. Like the little green chair, it's one of my "backup" pieces; ready to go in my spot at the shop when some of the other goodies like the green drop-front desk or the floral love seat go to a new home and

leave me with a bare spot!

The sale at the shop starts on Thursday night if you'd care to mosey on down. And it looks like it's going to be a beautiful night for it, as the days and nights are (thankfully) cooling down now. If you can't make it Thursday, we'll be there Friday, Saturday & Sunday too!

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Mind Wide Open

Here is my entry for the very first Mind Wide Open
creative challenge! What do you think? It says "Remembrance" on the top and "In memories, only beauty and love remain untouched by time" along the edge. Those are tiny, tiny, tiny old shell baby buttons attached under the project photo and a vintage millinery flower & leaves above it. It's the first altered domino that I've tried. I've got about 20 more blank ones in my stash, so I'm wide open to the possibilities for more!

There are 33 gorgeous entries in this challenge. I feel for the judges--even I don't know which one to vote for! You can see them all by using this link . You have until July 14th, if you wish to vote and acknowledge your favorite.

Watch next month for the next challenge so you can join in the fun too!

Thursday, July 3, 2008

Happy Fourth!

Wishing you a safe, sane and *sparkly*Fourth of July!