Hippity – hoppity . . . Easter’s on it’s way!

We had an amazing break in our winter weather last week that made me SO ready for Spring!  Our winter weather arrived late (February!) but hit HARD; as did my cabin fever.  Putting out the Spring and Easter product in my booths at Stars has really got me in the mood for ‘play outside weather’.

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Since I’ve got the beach decor in my big booth, I put the Spring/Easter product in my wall space.  (Pardon that red bucket in the left corner.  It’s an OLD building and occasionally the roof leaks.)

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Some cute vintage chicks and bunnies.  Ostrich sized faux eggs covered with vintage buttons.   Milk glass is great for using with your spring decor!

Vintage bell jars with hand shredded vintage book page ‘grass’ and gold leaf eggs.

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Custom blend of pink and gold paper shred to go with the packaged gold leaf and pink little eggs in the pink basket on the right.  Turquoise glitter eggs too.

More unique eggs for your spring display.  These are covered with ‘Paris’ themed paper.

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Hand stitched felt eggs, embellished with vintage buttons and baby rick rack.

Gallon size mercantile jars filled with moss, nests and eggs.  Smaller jars with straw and eggs.  Big vase with nest and eggs under black wire cloche.

Cute mini take out boxes in Spring colors are perfect for filling with sweets to give to your friends at Easter Brunch.  Decorative faux cupcakes.

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Plenty of cake and cupcake stands.  These are so versatile for use in your seasonal tablescapes for adding height and dimension.

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Upcycled journals.

Reproduction vintage style chicks from an estate sale.  I gave them lace crowns and nestled them into some cozy nests.

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Hand painted faux eggs in turquoise ceramic pots and buckets.

LOTS of new frames, big and small, just stocked.

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LOVE this reproduction Gothic arched window pane.  I’m still on the fence about selling it.  It just might come home with me on my next trip!

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Vintage white shutter with handcrafted twiggy wreath.

Youth size white rocking chair.  Vintage wash bowl and pitcher.

One of a kind little upcycled suitcase end table with ‘hairpin’ metal legs.

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Black occasional tables.  The bottom one is distressed oak, the top one with  the scalloped apron and curvy legs is a satin finish.  Will be removing all the darker furniture in the not too distant future; replacing it with lighter colors for Spring and Summer.

Not quite matching pair of vintage canning jar lamps.  The jars are the same size but different brands.  The shades are the same color, but slightly different shapes.  Each sold separately; $29.00.

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Vintage jewelry box with seashell motif paper.

Assorted crates and carriers; perfect for use with your spring decor.

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Stars is open seven days a week; 11am – 6pm.

 

Frame projects

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I KNOW!!  Perfect color for me, right?!?!

P1180150But I decided to paint it white and distress it!

P1180148Some of the aqua shows through in the distressed areas.

P1180149I glued the key onto a piece of grey card-stock, then put the glass from the frame behind the key, sandwiching it between the card-stock and backing.  That way it can still be used as a photo frame if someone wants to.

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It has gone to my booth at Stars.

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A couple of 5×7 frames.

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I resisted the urge to ‘add something’ to this little frame, other than a pretty piece of paper.

P1180156White satin spray paint over the originally gold frame, then sanded to distress.  Easy 5 minute project (not counting paint drying time!)

P1180347I painted that other one white as well, distressed it and tied on a big old cast iron skeleton key.

P1180348Great big bow!

P1180349ALL of these frames are in my booth at Stars.

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Finding FRAMES: feast or famine!

It seems to be feast or famine when it comes to finding frames lately!  Used to be that I found ‘a frame or two’ EVERY time I went thrifting.  Anymore it seems I can go for MONTHS and not find a single frame.  Then when I finally DO find some, it’s a lot of them all at once!!  I buy them all, of course; but then I am so overwhelmed with so many of the same thing that I have a hard time deciding how to re-make or re-use them!

P1120730All of these were from just TWO thrifting trips.

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These are all PART of the next ‘frame feast’ find.

P1120728These from the same day as above.  I had really HOPED to leave that green one ‘as found’, but I did end up painting it.

P1120907Here is one of the smaller ones that I’ve re-painted and distressed.

P1120910I’ve been mostly painting this stash white and ivory; a few turquoise.

Just waiting for ROOM to take them into my booth at Stars.  Usually I just take ALL that I have all at once and just ‘prop them on the floor’.  They always sell so quickly that it’s just not worth my time to ‘work them into a display’.  With it being a 2 hour round trip (and the price of gas these days!) I just can’t afford to make the trip more than once a week.  Sometimes you just ‘gotta do what you gotta do”!

The only way I can make the frames ‘last long enough’ to work into a display is if I price them crazy HIGH!  And I kind of pride myself in having very reasonable prices.  sigh.  Maybe I’ll just work a ‘couple of them’ that I have duplicates of into a display!

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Cabinet door moulding

Michael brought this home a while ago.  Thought about adding wood to the back to make it solid, but then I was painting a batch of frames and decided, what the heck!  I’ll just paint it.

A quick once over with some flat black spray paint.  Then a bit of sanding with a coarse sanding sponge to add some character.

I’m thinking this will look perfect with a tall skinny black wall candle sconce I have in my stash.  Now to just FIND that sconce!

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Little frames with shells

I did the BIG frames with a scallop shell and a starfish (my ONE AND ONLY starfish!) a couple of weeks ago.  Still had a few scallop shells to use; found a few sand dollars,  and found some small, 5×7 frames that I had painted a very pale aqua some time ago.

Put them all together, and here’s what you get!

And I’m STILL not tired of playing with shells and beachy looking stuff!

Little frames

Went on a little frame ‘binge’ last week.  Decided to dig ALL the way to the bottom of my ‘project’ table PILE and see what was down there that I needed to work on.  LOTS of little frames.  Many of them half finished.

Picked up these little framed tags YEARS ago on clearance at the craft store.  When I went to put pretty papers into them, they came apart.  So I just tossed them in the pile!  Had to completely reassemble them as I added the scrapbook paper and monograms.  Have a few pink ones too; just forgot to take a pic of them.

Little unfinished shell frames from the craft store.  Painted them antique white, then added a little stain.  Added SAND PAPER for the backing.

I usually paint designs on these little frames.  Base coat black, then a lighter top coat of color.  Then sand to distress a bit so the darker base coat shows through.  Had about a dozen of these that I had ‘prepped’ as such.  Just was NOT inspired to paint on any designs.  After I worked on the little shell frames I came across a mailer with these shell pictures in it and I just tore them out to frame!

The pink one is a scrapbook embellishment.

Then a few I just stamped on some pretty flourishes: