My latest findings

Taking a quick break from painting furniture OUTSIDE . . . seriously!  It is warm enough to paint outside today . . . without a coat even!  Maybe I can finally get caught up on all the outside projects I didn’t get to last summer because it was just too HOT out!

Here are my most recently procured goods:
P1170998I’ve been gathering up dress forms, big and small, for quite a while now.  Soon I shall have myself a mannequin dressing marathon.  (been gathering up clothes for them too!)  This is just a small one, 19″ tall, but I can see her with a big lacey tutu type skirt and maybe some wings.

P1170999I don’t usually go for metallic stuff, but for some reason I really liked this gold box.  Trying to add some more variety and ‘different’ elements to my booth st Stars; and this matte gold box just caught my eye!

P1180002Little metal frame.

P1180003HUGE round finials.  Much bigger than you usually see!  NINE of them!

P1180007Unique oval ironstone platters.

P1180009I typically look for ‘just white’ for the vintage dishware for my booth.  Again, for the same of expanding my repertoire, I got these with a mustard color trim.  They are smaller than the typical oval dinner platter.  Another reason I really liked them!



Jars and bottles.

P1180014Angels and cherubs.


P1180023Vintage Madonna vase and baby booties vase.

P1180030HUGE aqua bottle and smaller, lighter one.


Set of four bunny napkin rings.

Time to get back outside to my many painting projects!  Happy SUNNY Sunday everyone!

The last of the summer finds . . .

Alas, the summer ‘stock up on furniture’ season is coming to an end.  As soon as the rains come it will limit my ability to paint furniture because I don’t have an indoor painting room for big things.  Here’s my last few findings of summer:

P1080154Small wood trunk.

P1080155Berry trug.  (thinking this will work great for displaying some of my smaller signs in!)

P1080157When I first saw this I thought it was a doll cradle, because one end is higher than the other.  But the wood dowels inside make it look like a magazine rack.  ???  Maybe someone else UPcycled an old doll cradle into a magazine rack???

P1080328Really CUTE little desk.

P1080339Another sign storage bin.

P1080218And the BEST score!!  An UNFINISHED round pedestal table..Gotta LOVE not having to do any prep work like sand or prime!!


I had already sanded this one when I remembered to take the picture.

These ought to keep me in painting projects for a while!

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Old china doll head

Once again, I forgot to take a before picture, but this shot of the top of her head will give you an idea of what she looked like when I found her at the thrift store:

2,8.13 LTRS etsy stars birds 012The white stuff is the glue I had just added.  Her hair had been removed, leaving this yucky yellow glue all over her head.

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But she had a very pretty face, so I knew I could do something to ‘fix her up’.

2,8.13 LTRS etsy stars birds 006All I did was make her a little cardboard crown, covered with vintage sheet music!

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Maybe someday, I’ll tackle the job of creating a torso for her.  for now she is proudly displayed amongst Santos dolls in my living room.

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