This gal and I go waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay back!
She was a humble lamp base when I found her; and I had taken her to our booth in Camas to sell, as we found her.
Alas, that was not as lucrative a venture as we had hoped and she didn’t sell, so I carefully packed her up to take her home for a while, then to Stars eventually.
Upon unpacking her, and to my utter horror and dismay, her arm had broken off. It was a ‘clean break’ and glued back on nicely, but the crack was very visible. So, I got out my big ole bucket of spackling compound and lightly applied it here and there, paying careful attention to disguising her broken arm!
And I did a darn fine job, if I do say so myself! I can’t even remember where the break was! So she went to Stars but still did not sell. Again, and ever so EXTRA carefully, I wrapped her up and took her home with a sigh. She is such a cutie! Why doesn’t anyone want to adopt her?!?! Maybe she needed to be something more than ‘just a pretty face?!?!
I just happened to be working on a bunch of cake stands when I took her home and VOILA! I knew what to do the giver her a ‘purpose in life’! I added a plate to that nice flat top, gave the whole thing a fresh coat of white spray paint . . . and packed her away (with a bit of trepidation!) until the right time to re-debut her.
Valentine’s was the perfect time to her to re-appear. I’m not terribly wild about HOW I have her displayed just now; but I had been working for 6 hours on my booth and just plopped her down where ever she would fit! I can always go back and move her once I think of a better spot.
That’s the kind of thing I usually think about before I fall asleep at night! What to move where in the booth, What furniture to take in next. What to make next. What to shop for next. The wheels are ALWAYS turning!
I have a beautiful new (repainted it last summer) dresser to take in next week, and plan to set her on it along with some of the smaller dessert white dessert pedestals I have. Wouldn’t she be PERFECT to use as the centerpiece on a wedding dessert buffet?