September 28, 2015

New Look For Old Lamps

I am forever changing the decor in every room in my house. Lately, something about the master bedroom has been bothering me.  Well, it's nice enough, but I've never really pulled it together like I knew I could.
I stood and looked over the room trying to decide exactly what needed to be done. The bed is fine, the dresser...fine, sofa...fine, highboy...fine...bench...fine, curtains...fine, night stands..fine.  So, after going over all of these in my head, I was actually wondering what else was missing. LAMPS - that's it.  I love lamps and the ones I'm using are nice but I've had them forever!
I made it a point to look for lamps when I was out and about junking and fleaing. I saw so many huge ceramic lamps with the shiny brass bases and plain old shades. It's a real shame that I didn't see a vision with those, but can do!!!
Sadly, I realized that my lamps would have to be purchased at a 'real' store for a high $$$$ price.
I had one more shop to check before I headed to the mall.  Low and Behold - there they were, just waiting on me. I guess no one else saw their beauty as they were pretty gaudy sitting up real high on a shelf. I stood on tiptoes to get one and whoah! it was so heavy that I almost didn't get it stopped before it went on down.  The price was $24.99 - not too bad. If I had to pay per pound, they would be much more!  I got a store employ to get the other one down and we headed to the check out.  Barely noticeable was an area that had been chipped but someone had cleverly painted the area with matching gold paint. "Oh my, look at that, this one is broken!" I declared.  The sweet girl waiting on me said, "how about $19.00 for this one?"  YeS!  So, out I went with my gaudy, soon to be beautiful, lamps for $44.00.  Not too bad. 

Here is one in all of it's black and gold glory

I love the shape 

And, I love the base

 But, lets make her even better!
I used several products to create her new finish
and of course it included Annie Sloan Paint!

 They truly look like concrete
and I LOVE them now. 

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September 10, 2015

Fall Decorating Early

Happy Fall Y'all

I don't think I am alone in starting my Fall decorating before Fall actually arrives!! It is still quite warm HOT here in Central Alabama! And, I am so ready for cool relief - hopefully, it's just around the corner

Great Room
You have probably seen this backdrop a lot but I
am still in love with the old oak mirror frame filled 
with antique, white, ironstone platters.

   I got two of these grapevine cornucopias at a thrift shop.

 Love these stacked pumpkins in a metal pot

 The large cloche holds three tree sections and 
a vintage set that includes two canoes and 
three straw women carrying supplies

 This is so special to me!
Two year old Mason was picking his pun'kin from the pumpkin patch 
They grow up way too fast!

 The staircase in the foyer is dressed in a 
faux leaf swag with a simple burlap bow

We won't buy real pumpkins for a couple of weeks so that they will last through the season - maybe! 

I will be adding more decor as Halloween nears and I really want a pretty fall wreath for the front door.  Should I buy one ready to hang or make it myself???


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August 21, 2015

Creating Crowns


Ever since I got an antique Infant of Prague wearing a gorgeous crown, I have had a real soft spot for pretty crowns.  They can be quite expensive so I decided do some research and start playing around at crown making. I was hooked with my very first one.  

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One year later, I am proud and humbled to have so many of my little crowns in homes across the nation.  


Thanks for taking my crown tour!  You can purchase my crowns from my booth at Angels Antiques and Flea Mall    
or in my Etsy Shop - Blue Creek Home     

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