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October 28, 2009


I was given four old chairs by my mom and dad that were sitting out in their shed.  This is the first re-do of one of those chairs which will all eventually be painted white and embellished somehow.

I wanted this chair to look as if it had been sitting in the basement of a Parisien hotel for years, so used some graphite paper to write the words on the seat and the back has a room number on it.
Have a fabulous White Wednesday and don't forget to head over to Kathleen's blog for a list of all the W.W. participants.
Happy day!

October 22, 2009

GLASS CLOCHE PROJECTS-from the thrift store,of course!

Well, it's about time for another thrift store junk project.......................don't you think!!??!!
I (like many of you) absolutely love glass cloches, and every time I am at the thrift store I pick up anything that even resembles a cloche.  These are some cloche projects I did this past summer.

Ahhhh,...there is nothing better than embellished junk!  The rhinestone piece hanging off the top of this first cloche is a piece from a broken bracelet.  The wording is courtesy of my beloved xyron cutter, but I also use rub-ons, and if you have a steady hand you could use paints and stencils for your words.

In addition to always picking up any type of glass cloche I also can never resist any silver pieces I come across at the thrift store.

Several years ago I bought these cut glass cloches and they have been awaiting the perfect project at the bottom of some box!!!  I am happy to finally put them to use!

Yes, the house is somewhat overflowing with cloches, but happily they do seem to sell pretty quickly.  I have several cloche projects on the go right now so will show them to you all as I get them finished.
Enjoy your day my blogging friends!

October 21, 2009

Fall Garden Whites for Wednesday

Here are some last garden whites before winter sets in that I thought you all might enjoy for White Wednesday.  This isn't actually what it looks like out the window today----the rain is coming down in buckets!!!

Hope you are all having a wonderful day.  Be sure to check out Kathleen's blog for links to all the gorgeous blogs that participate in White Wednesday.
Happy day.

October 19, 2009

Touches of Fall

Aren't the colours of fall absolutely spectacular!!!!??!!!  I could do without the cooler temperatures and wetness, but what a sight to behold looking at the glorious changing leaves.  I have added a few orange touches to my house in an attempt to bring the beauty of the outside in.

Am I ever excited as when I went to do this post the size extra-large has been mysteriously added to my picture size option!!  Just what I wanted!!!  Thank-you google (I think!).
Hope you are all enjoying these beautiful days.

October 7, 2009


Happy White Wednesday my blogging friends.  Today I am showing you a very simple transformation (sorry no before pictures).  All that is needed is one of my favorite things (a can of white spray paint!).
These vintage mirrors can often be found at your local thrift store and are usually brass in colour.  I easily took apart the mirror and gave the frame a few coats of spray paint.  Then re-assembled, glued on a jewel and added a rub-on.

Visit Kathleen's blog for a list of all the WW participants.  Happy day my blogging friends.

Let your life lightly dance on the edges of time like dew on the tip of a leaf.
-R. Tagore

October 2, 2009


Hello my blogging friends.  It has been such a busy and somewhat trying week here that I missed posting for White Wednesday as well as Thriftday.........oh well, I know you all understand that we do what we can!!!  I have missed visiting all my favorite blogs this week, as well, so look forward to some catch up time.
Here is a look at some blacks, whites and oranges that I did a bit of decorating with this afternoon.

I made a little wreath out of some Chinese Lanterns I have growing in my backyard.  I simply strung some of the sweet orange lanterns on a piece of wire and then fashioned it into a circle.

I love white pumpkins and make my own by spray painting orange ones with white spray paint.
I made a stencil out of a paper doily and painted around the top of this one.

These round silver coasters were in a bag of silverplated cutlery I bought at the thrift store.
At first I was just planning to get rid of them as it was really the cutlery I wanted......then it came to me...... they would be perfect to create a fun little swag with.

Hope you all have enjoyed these black, white and orange images.  I thank you all once again from the bottom of my heart for all your encouraging words.

"A friend is someone who knows the song in your heart, and can sing it
back to you when you have forgotten the words."

-Author Unknown



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