Vintage baby doll.

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Isn’t she a cutie?!?!P1210772

Big vintage baby doll is one of my latest thrifting finds.P1210773Her hair was cracking and peeling off, so I glued some of it back in place.  (see the glue drips!?)  I can actually remember having dolls with these kinds of ‘curls’ when I was little.

P1210775One of her legs is ‘taped’ on.

P1210770And her eyes are a little ‘creepy’.  (maybe she was a prop for a horror movie?!?)

P1210774Her fabric body is very badly stained.

P1210771But there is still something kind of endearing about her, to me at least!

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I love the shape of her mouth.P1210779I think I am going to have to KEEP her . . . for a while at least.

Now I don’t normally ‘brave the toy aisle’ at Goodwill.  Too many kids playing unsupervised, toys all over the floor, making it impossible to push your cart through . . . .and I’m just not that ‘into’ vintage toys.  The few times I HAVE looked at the toys, nearly all of them were ‘newer’ ones anyhow.

But THEN, at the store closest to Stars (which I have begun frequenting after I work on my booth) while in the check out line a few weeks ago I saw another lady with several ‘cool vintage dolls’ (like this one I just found) in her cart!  So of COURSE, now that I SAW what I was missing, I’m making it a point to peruse the toy aisle; at least at this particular store.

There was one other similar doll that I grabbed . . and quickly put back!  It was one of those with a regular doll head, and a stuffed animal body!!  ACK!  WHO invented those things and WHY!  They are just CREEPY!  Most of them anyhow, and definitely that one was creepy.  A fleshy tan color reclining body with a baby doll head.  Totally creeped me out!

For a split second I considered buying it ‘for the head only’ but the thought of decapitating it and disposing for the body made me a little nauseous.  So I left it for someone else.

Then I remembered, I actually HAVE one of those ‘fur body’ dolls!?!?!  But mine is very cute.

P1210838And her fur body is turquoise.  I gave her a crown and considered adding some little buttons down her front to make the fur look more like fuzzy jammies.  But I usually put her ‘at the back’ of a group of dolls so that all that really shows is her head.

So then I go to wondering about the history of these dolls with fur/animal bodies??? Were they originally manufactured like that?  Or was this something where people took 2 broken toys and put them together to make one whole toy??  I wish I had taken a picture of the one at GW to show you.

Do any of you know anything about the history of this style of doll?  I’m just curious.

P1210794Back to the baby doll for a moment.  Even with her wonky eyes, she is quite photogenic!

P1210799Now I just have to figure out what to NAME her!

Re-purposed curtain rod finials

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Quick and easy DIY wood fence-post toppers.P1190816

Start with an unfinished pair of curtain rod finials.  (I found mine at the thrift store, of course!)
P1190815Rummaged though my wood stash to find two square 4″x4″ routed edge wood plaques (form craft store) and two smaller square pieces of scrap wood.  Glued the two together, and drilled a pilot hole in the center top.

P1190817Put a dot of glue in the hole, and a little around the bottom rim of the balls and screwed them down.

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  I painted them both aqua and sanded a bit.  Decided to try a different ‘aging method’ on each one, as I’ve never actually compared the two side by side.

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The darker distressing is from using the Ralph Lauren tobacco stain; brush on and wipe off excess.

P1200017The lighter colored aging formula is one of my own concoctions that I call ‘weathered wood wash’, which was invented back when I mostly did primitive style stuff.  W

I invented it because when I would use old naturally grayed wood fence boards, I hated how the freshly cut edges looked NEW.  So I formulated a water based ‘wash’ to brush on and make the new wood match the old stuff.

***This is just about the ONLY  ‘recipe’ that I do not share.   I’ve always hoped to someday be able to ‘sell’ the formula and ‘make it rich’!! LOL!!

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Which color do you like best?

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Boudoir

 My bedroom in the new place is ‘situated’, but by no means DONE.

P1210320It’s VERY small, and there is practically NO wall space.  Not even enough room for my old door headboard!  sigh.  Since I elected to put all the white shelves from my former craft room in the new living room; I had these two shelves to find a use for.  Decided to use them instead of night stands, and for extra storage.  No room to hang my silver angel wings either.  (they were above the old door head-board before).  Michael cut a long piece of wood for me to put across the top of the two shelves for a bit of ‘display space’.  These two shelves and the board across the top will be painted white eventually.
P1210321On the left side of the shelf is a small lamp and part of my vintage fan collection.

P1210322Then my ‘heads’ (which I sometimes use in my booth to display crowns).

P1210323My angel wings are propped in the center of the shelf as there is literally NO place to hang them in this room.  The back wall has the bed and shelves; left side is a sliding glass door.  Yes, in the BEDroom!  The closet is on the right side and takes up nearly the entire wall, except for a small area where the bedroom door opens to.  The wall with the entry door on it is just big enough for my dresser.

But it was my CHOICE to use the smaller room as my bedroom and the bigger (albeit only slightly bigger!) room for my craft room.  Priorities!

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Next on the shelf is a little collection of crowns.  (the larger two are actually ‘candle rings’!)

P1210325All the was over to the right now is then one more fan, a frame and an ‘almost matching the one on then other side’ lamp.

P1210327All of the ‘containers’ on the shelves that flank my bed contain craft supplies.  The two ‘books’ on the top shelf are fake book boxes.  A few more little crowns.

P1210326Right side of the bed shelf.  The two tiny birds on the left are actually mini slat and pepper shakers that I found at the thrift store.

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I’ve since found several more of these sets; which are now stocked in my booth at Stars.  (no crowns on these though; just in case the buyer wants to actually USE them for their intended purpose!)

P1210334Burlap drapes will probably end up being changed out eventually. (I envision using the assorted mis-matched white and ivory lace curtains that I have collected.)   This window faces west and my bedroom gets almost as hot as it is outside in the evening.  There are vertical blinds, which don’t do squat to keep any light or heat out.  I went hunting for some ‘matchstick’ blinds to hang OUTSIDE to provide some shade, but all I could find was white vinyl ones.  I bought 3 of them to shade that entire side of the house, but just hung one first to see how it worked.

 ZERO shade from it, so I returned the 2 unopened ones; then Michael helped me hang some of that metallic thermal sheeting stuff on the inside of the window. (6 layers of duct tape later and I THINK it’s finally staying put!)   But it was only enough to cover one side of the window, so I taped paper over the other side; then hung the burlap drapes.  Even with those FOUR layers; white shade outside, stuff covering the windows, the vertical blinds and the burlap drapes . . .it STILL gets crazy HOT in that room.

I do have a ‘room air conditioner’, in the living room, but that is the only room it cools.  I couldn’t put one in the bedroom even if I wanted to because the sliding door is the ONLY window, and the only ‘back door’ fire escape.    Oh and the white shade that I had hanging on the outside, blew apart after a week, so I returned it also.  sigh.  Definitely must PLAN something more effective for next year.   This year I really just had to ‘make do’!
P1210332My cute ‘pouty face baby boy’ thrift store find on one side of the window.  I bought this intending to sell it in my booth at Stars, but I just HAD to keep it!

P1210333Cute little girls pic on the other side.  (also a thrift find)

P1210328And my vintage night-shirt hanging in that little bit of space on the closet side wall.  In my previous bedroom, this nightshirt hung on the window, in front of the lace curtains.  (this area gets covered up when the bedroom door is open though!)

Previous bedroom.  I later added a white fabric rose garland across the top.

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And the dresser wall.  Just enough room for a waste basket on the right and a chair.

P1210712I did find room to hang my big key collection, but that is IT for wall hanging space.  Again, all the containers are ‘functional’ and filled with craft supplies, mostly paper craft stuff and some jewelry making supplies.  This shelf will also be getting painted white . . .eventually.

P1210329Upcycled vintage wire lampshade ‘cloche’ sits atop a stack of boxes filled with paper craft supplies.  ‘A pair of glasses in every room’ is my philosophy!  I hate stopping what I am doing to go hunt down my reading glasses when I need to read something.  I just buy a handful of them at the dollar store and put a pair in every room and one in my purse, of course.

P1210330Grouping of botanicals on top of the shelf that is on top of the dresser.  The jar on the left actually has a removable jar candle inside another jar, (so the berries are ‘sandwiched’ between glass) in the center.  Very pretty with the light flickering through.

P1210331I really don’t NEED a lamp here, but I’ve accumulated a few too many lamps and simply have no place to store them.  I was intending to paint this cool oblong shade  and put a little ‘night light’ under it.  Just happened to find the perfect oblong lamp base at the thrift store that perfectly fit the shade.  Still, may eventually try to paint or stencil it.

P1210320And that’s my tiny boudoir.  Except I usually have the bed MADE and a pile of pillows on it.

Hopefully I’ll have time ‘after the summer heat and before the fall rain starts up’ to get all this stuff painted.  At least it will be super easy to just carry it all out the sliding glass door onto the patio for painting!

Beach cottage decor just stocked at Stars

I usually stock my ‘beachy’ stuff at the beginning of summer.  A bit late this year with my move and all.

P1210669Better late than never. I guess!

P1210645I filled this glass conservatory with assorted glass bottles topped with shells and starfish; and placed a sea-glass wreath over the top.

P1210646I made several of these wreaths in various colors a few years ago when I found a great buy on the sea-glass.  The BIG ones like this are $35.00; take about a week to make.

P1210647Closer look at the bottles in the conservatory.

P1210648There is a specific name for this kind of ‘shell collage’ that I made on a candle pedestal, but it’s escaping me right now.  The little three section frame, I added turquoise paper and glued shells and starfish on.

P1210650I filled the big birdcage with shell topped bottles and some shells and starfish on tall candlesticks.

P1210651Closer look at the shells in the cage.

P1210649Some small apothecary jars filled with shells too.

P1210652The smaller sea-glass wreaths are $13.00 – $19.00

P1210666Vintage ceramic clam shell bowls.

P1210681These framed shells are on a sand paper backing.

P1210682A small framed shell and a photo of a shell.

P1210680Upcycled beach lantern.

P1210683Another sand paper backed shell collage; shell topped cloches, shell filled and topped jar and a jute wrapped candle jar with starfish.

P1210685Old rope and starfish wreath.

P1210686Starfish and grapevine wreath.

P1210687Burlap and jute wrapped wreath with shells.

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Found floral painted hump top trunk

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Adorable mid-size truck with studded trim.  I really wanted to paint the trim a different color from the trunk to let it stand out.  BUT, I had to sand off all those flowers because the paint was ‘raised’ and would the texture would show through if not sanded off.  With the extra time it took to ‘work around’ all that trim for sanding the flowers off; I had to reconsider.  Time is money; after all.

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 Clean ‘innards’, although I am not a fan of glossy paint.  One hinge was broken and the other missing, so I just removed the broken one.

P1210217Initially I was trying to only spray paint the trim and lock areas with this silver paint; intending to then paint the rest of the trunk black.

P1210218But the silver kind of ‘grew on me’ and I decided to go ahead and paint the whole thing silver, just to see how it looked.  I can still go back and paint over the sides and top black if I want to.

P1210219You can see the areas that I sanded deeper, and the silver paint took on a more matte finish.  I kind of liked that ‘splotchy look’, reminded me of mercury glass a bit.  SO, I decided to leave the whole thing silver; then revisit it later on and see how I felt.

P1210216I SHOULD have thought to spray some clear matte varnish on the inside FIRST, to take down the shine.  But I didn’t, and after painting the outside, it was too late to because the over-spray would get on the outside.  So, I applied some vintage dictionary pages on the bottom and part way up the sides.

P1210220Now, it’s sitting in ‘the pile’ of finished stuff, and I just can’t decide if I should paint the sides and top black and leave the trim silver.  Whichever I do decide, I’ll be selling this one at Stars; not keeping it.

What do you think?

Pedestal table with cracked top

I actually found this piece at Stars!  It was cheap because the top was nearly split in half.  That’s easy enough to replace and I really liked the turning on the pedestal base.

P1190140Michael found the perfect size round piece in his scrap stash and attached it for me.

P1190141I painted the whole thing my ‘new favorite’ putty color white paint and distressed the base to bring out the pretty turnings.

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Added a painted on stencil design to the top.  Quick and easy!

P1190143Now available for purchase in my booth at Stars.

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The BBB (Basic Boring Bathroom!)

P1210308Yep!  Your standard, VERY basic and boring (and very SMALL!) bathroom.  The bathroom is one of my favorite rooms to decorate so I’m kinda bummed at how small the one in my new place is.  There isn’t even enough room on the floor to put my bathroom scale?!?!  I have to lean it up against the vanity beside the toilet.  And then re-set it from kilograms to pounds every time I use it!  oy!

P1210307I had accumulated a lot of stuff to decorate the bathroom with over the last year while I was planning the move.  I had anticipated that I’d end up with 2 bathrooms, since I wanted 2 bedrooms and most 2 bedroom apartments have 2 bathrooms.   So I accumulated enough stuff to decorate 2 bathrooms.  Somehow I ended up with FOUR shower curtains?!?!?  Because I was packing stuff away as I got it, I totally forgot how many I had bought!!

P1210309And you won’t believe this, but the tub/shower in this place actually had GLASS DOORS, and didn’t even NEED a shower curtain?!?!?  sheesh!!!  But the doors had been removed when I looked at the place the first time, so I requested that they be left off. (which they were happy to do) I HATE cleaning those glass shower doors!  Plus I’d much rather look at a pretty shower curtain; and the doors make the room feel even SMALLER.  ( And I had already purchased a ‘tension’ shower curtain rod; intending to use separate rods for the liner and curtain.)  So I did get to use at least ONE of my new shower curtains!  I always buy the cheapo shower curtain liners from the dollar store, and when they start to get grimey, I just toss it out and buy a new one!

**** MY SECRET METHOD FOR EASY SHOWER CURTAIN LINER REMOVAL:  Since my plan to use the separate tension rod for the outer liner got the kibosh due to circumstances, and I HATE ‘wrestling with the curtain when I want to change out the liner; I bought TWO sets of shower curtain hooks.  I use one set for the outer fabric curtain and one for the liner.  Put ALL the hooks on your shower curtain rod.  Use every other one for the outer curtain and then the others for the liner.  This way, when it’s time to replace the liner (OR change out the curtain!) you only have to deal with the one piece that you are changing; and not battle with leaving one off while getting the other one off!

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There is NO medicine cabinet and very little storage in the bathroom, so my decorations HAD to be functional!  At least the sink vanity has extra room on the top to put stuff, but I didn’t want it to look all ‘cluttered with bathroom junk’.  The two small drawers on the vanity are just big enough to hold hair brushes and hair clips etc.  The big door in the center is where I store cleaning supplies, because you don’t want to put anything else under there where it smells all musty!  Small door on the left for toilet paper storage of course.  And the other small door on the right for powder, face cleaner etc.

So, exactly how much decorating can you do in such a small bathroom?

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 I had used this  upcycled little aqua  cubby shelf in the kitchen at the old place.  It fits perfectly at the left of the sink and holds some necessities in pretty bottles.  I opted for ‘mis-matched’ jars for my floss picks, q-tips and cotton pads.  The little glass bottle next to the cotton pads is witch hazel, which is what I use the cotton pads for, to clean my face.  In the lower cubbies is a jar of band-aids and some vanilla body spray; FACE cloths (which are NOT the same as WASH cloths!)  and my Shalimar.  There is even room on top of the cubby shelf  for extra wash cloths, a magnifying stand mirror (which I need to SEE to put my mascara on!)  and mouth wash in a pretty vintage bottle.  It all looks so much prettier in clear bottles and jars, doesn’t it?!?

P1210316This is the area to the right of the sink.  A vintage shabby trug is set on its end to hold hand towels and my big jar of soap on top.  As I was perusing Pinterest and looking at bathroom ideas in the recent past, I kept seeing big jars filled with soap and LOVED the look.   P1210317

Leaving a couple of bars of soap outside the jar makes the bathroom smell wonderful!   The candle is an electric one to leave on at night.

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This starfish wreath to the left of the sing is hanging from the hand towel ring.  It’s just too awkward of a place to hang the hand towel and the bare ring just hanging there bothers me!

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Eventually, and after I’ve been here for a couple of years, I’ll probably just take the ring down; but this will have to do for now . . .or until I can think of something to hang that COVERS the ring.  (suggestions welcome!)

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As for the hand towel, I just leave it folded on the vanity.

P1210579Big ceramic pump bottle of lotion; so much prettier than the plastic bottles the lotion comes in!

P1210314I hung this little shutter cabinet over the toilet to store the stuff that’s not pretty; toothpaste, toothbrushes,  face cream etc. The little rusty wire baskets on top hold the rest of my wash cloths.  I bought the 24 pack of white wash cloths from Costco, so I had a LOT of them to store!  (don’t forget to spray your rusty baskets with CLEAR spray paint first so the rust doesn’t shed!)  This little shutter cupboard came from the old place too.  Michael didn’t want to keep it.  Sure glad I decided to hang on to it.  I spray painted it white.

P1210315A vintage Ball canning jar filled with Epsom salt and another filled with beach glass and two starfish on the back of the toilet.

P1210318Of course I HAD to hang some pretties on the wall!  I went with all white for the towels and wash cloths.  That way I can easily change up  the bathroom decor whenever I want because the white towels will go with anything!

P1210319And a glimpse of the shower curtain.  I also have a solid white ruffled one, an aqua ruffled one, and a white chenille one!  Maybe I’ll just change them out every so often.  I’d use them as curtains if I had windows that they’d fit!

P1210575This is about as good of a picture as I can get of MOST of the bathroom; with the shower curtain in the mirror reflection.

Almost forgot!  The difference between FACE cloths and WASH cloths???  I like the cheapo terry cloth wash cloths to use on my face.  And the big fluffy wash cloths for body washing.  Kind of silly, I know.  Originally I started using the cheaper ones for washing my face and removing make-up because I didn’t want to get make-up stains on my ‘good’  white ones; and I can just bleach the cheap ones.  But the big ones are just TOO big for just washing my face, and I like the way the terry cloth ‘scrubs’ my face.

And that’s my NOT too BBB.

 

Pretty little frame make-over

P1190770Interesting small wood frame; holds a 5×7 photo.  Actually not too bad, as is; just a little too ‘uniformly’ distressed for my taste.

P1190785I covered the opening with a piece of paper.  Spray painted the whole thing black, then bushed on two coats of aqua paint.

P1190799Instead of sanding to distress this time, and because I wanted to bring out the creases more; I cracked open my beloved Ralph Lauren tobacco stain.

P1190801I ‘scrub’ the stain on to be sure it gets into all the crevasses, then ‘pounce off’ the excess stain with a cloth rag.

P1190800And you know I have to put ‘something pretty’ inside all my frames before I can sell them.  I opted for a replica of a French post card.

P1190861I really do love how it turned out!

Vintage spool corner shelf

Spool style corner shelves always seem to sell well for me, so I grab them whenever I find them at a good price.

P1190766Even though many of them are the inexpensive ‘kit shelves’, they are quick and easy to make over.

P1190767This one had a little ‘bonus’ feature; keyhole hangers on the top shelf for hanging it on the wall!

P1190768It does take a bit more time to paint the spindles than the flat surfaces, but it’s still pretty quick.

P1190787I try to paint 2-3 small projects at a time.  Paint the first coat on this corner shelf . . . .then work on a second piece while that paint dries.

P1190791Flip the corner shelf upside down and paint the undersides of the shelves and second coat on the spindles.  Work on second project while that dries.

P1190789For the second coat, and to expedite the process a bit, I apply the second coat to the underside BEFORE flipping it back over.  Since I’ve already got two coats on the spindles, they are done; so I can handle them to flip it back over, and while adding the second coat to the topside!  (that is the method to my madness!)

P1190792The spindles have to be ‘distressed by hand’ (with sand paper!)  The shelf surfaces and edges can be done with an orbital sander.  I always use a power sander when possible, since I have such a bad back and hand sanding is hard on my back.

P1190790You can see that I did not distress the underside of the shelves.  All in all, I probably spent a total of one hour painting and distressing this shelf.

P1190859As I already mentioned at the start of this post, this type of corner shelf always sell well for me.  And this one has already sold in my booth at Stars.

I’m DYING in this heat!!! Pictures of the new place!

ACK!  This heat just sucks the LIFE out of me!  It was SO hot yesterday during my garage sale. Despite the heat, I was pleasantly surprised at the turnout, and how well the sale went.  I set up the tables outside (cuz the garage is FULL of other stuff!) and had just enough room at the front of the garage to set up a small table (pay station) and chair for me to sit on and NOT be in the sun.  Still, my face was BEET RED, by the end of the sale.

I THOUGHT I was going to tackle the rest of the garage today.  HA!  I managed to drive one carload of sale leftovers to Goodwill, and take down my sale signs, water my recently planted flowers in the front yard; and I was ready for a nap!  After noon the garage is just TOO hot to work in for any length of time.  It really never even cooled off last night.  Sure hope it cools down tonight.

I’ve made SOME progress inside.  It’s ‘livable’ at least.  The hardest part has been finding my ‘purse spot’ and my glasses spotS (yes, plural!)  The way this place is laid out, there really isn’t a ‘logical’ place for me to set my purse when I walk in the door.   And I have at least six pairs of reading glasses.  (Thank goodness for Dollar Tree reading glasses!)

One pair in my purse, that STAY in my purse.  One pair by the computer.  One pair on the craft table.  One in my bedroom, and one in the living room.  Basically, I keep a pair anywhere that I might need them because I HATE having to stop what I am doing to hunt down my reading glasses!  But unless I have a specific SPOT in each room to put them, I tend to take them off and lay them down anywhere.

Things are still ‘in progress’ a bit, but here are a few pictures.

P1210243Here’s a reminder of what I had to work with in the living room.  Hardly any wall space.  sigh.  And that fireplace is just SO ‘in your face’ when you walk in the front door.  blah!!

P1210377This picture was taken from the same vantage point as the previous picture.  LOTS of shelves!  These shelves were in my craft room at the old place.  But the craft room here is too small for them.  The living room somewhat serves as my ‘studio’ also.  Many of the ‘decor items’ on the shelves are actually ‘supplies’.

P1210346This chest of drawers is on the right hand wall.  I’ve actually already changed up the items sitting on it!
P1210350Santos statue with glitter wings (separate pieces) behind it.

P1210347End table next to my recliner.  Thrifted cherub lamp that I repainted and added a separately thrifted shade to.

P1210352Cloches.

P1210353Tomato cage lamp that I made.

P1210351Wire cloche and pedestal with ceramic bird vase and silk flowers. (flowers from dollar store!)

P1210354This chest is on the left side of the living room, and in this picture was just being used as a ‘catch all’ for stuff I didn’t know what to do with.  I have to leave the top of this ‘clear’ as it has to serve as my ‘packing station’ for etsy.  It works well for that purpose as it;s just high enough that I don’t have to crouch over to reach, and I can keep all my packing supplies in the drawers!

P1210355Shelves!  I’ve actually already moved those globes on the top to a different spot.  (a shelf mounted on the wall above the chest in the previous pic)

P1210358This vintage thrifted shelf was in my bedroom, on top of my dresser in my old place.  Here it serves as the TV stand, and storage space for buttons and lace crafting supplies.

P1210359The shelf to the right of the TV.  These globes have been moved also, so now ALL of my cream/tan ones are displayed together.  My pitcher collection really GREW during the year that I was readying for my move.  I was packing them as I found them and ended up with WAY more than I thought I had by the time I unpacked them all!  Had to ‘pick and choose’ which ones to ‘keep and display’.  The rest are packed away for now.  Might take them to my booth, or maybe sell them as a lot on etsy.  Any of you collect this particular shape too, and looking to add to your collection?

P1210360Filling in the corner space where the shelves don’t quit meet.

P1210361I collected five of these ‘conservatoires /cages’, and really envisioned them being displayed together.  Still working on that.  Supplies stored inside them!

P1210365My armillary collection atop one of the tall white shelves.

P1210364Bird houses and cages next to the armillaries.

P1210366Did you notice what was hanging inside those two cages???  I’m SO tickled that I thought of hanging these sweet glitter chandelier ornaments INSIDE the bird cages!

P1210367I have had these chandelier orns for YEARS and could never figure out WHAT to do to display them!  I just had them tacked to a bulletin board for years trying to figure out WHAT to do with them.  Just happened to unpack them at the very time that I was trying to figure out what to put inside the bird cages!  TA~DA!

P1210368Initially I thought I was going to end up with a place with TWO bathrooms; because nearly ALL two-bedroom apartments nowadays have 2 bathrooms.  So I bought ‘stuff’ for 2 bathrooms, and the bird decor stuff was going to be used to decorate one of the bathrooms.

P1210372My baby sized saddle shoes collection has gotten so big that it now needs to ‘be contained’ instead of scattered throughout the room.  This blue wire lantern works perfectly.  And when it’s full, I promise I will stop buying them.

P1210375OOPS!  I lied!  My ‘blue and white’ saddle shoe collection is in the lantern.  I just HAD to display the brown ones with my grubby books!

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Vintage rotary dial phone that I found in another booth at Stars and HAD to have.  No, it doesn’t work, but I still LOVE it.  Wire crate filled with my finials awaiting use in new projects.

P1210373Jars of shells and shell encrusted balls that I made.

P1210348ACK!!!  I am SO embarrassed to show you THIS part of the room, but I’ve got to ‘keep it real’.  This is what the area behind my recliner looks like!  Most of that is inventory for Stars.  Once I get the garage completely situated, I HOPE there will be room for all of it in the garage.  Then I hope to find a vintage daybed to put there.  Right now, the only places to sit in the living room are a recliner or a wood rocking chair.  Since I’m not able to have a ‘guest room’ I figure the daybed is the next best thing.

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