August 17, 2014

Inspiration From Mrs. Blandings Decorative Stands

If you read my post about the Sunburst mirror stand, you know how much I love the look.
I was visiting the lovely Mrs. Blandings and found these beauties on a recent post.
Inspiring me in directions I have never thought to go
Got to create more decorative stands

Be still my heart - look at these gorgeous wings on metal stands

Even though the cross stand is cropped off, I know it is stunning
 but check out the gold twig ball on the decorative base

 I can't identify these - maybe just architectural pieces?
Love them whatever they are.
And, how great is that chest?
and mirror?
and light?
Found this driftwood sculpture at Polyvore 
I have a ton of driftwo0d

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Don't you love Soft Surroundings ?
The clothing is  great but their  home decor is absolutely scrumptious
especially the Brocante-Antiques section -
Fragments - Set of 3
Annibale Fragment   Chantilly Fragment   Musee Conde Fragment
I found these in the sale section - $24.95 each.
So Pretty
By the way,  Soft Surroundings has some great sales.
 I got my  smocked curtain panels  for the den / breakfast room windows there.

  Lavishly Full Sheer Panel
  I got ten 96" panels in antique - on sale of course!
Love them!

I still am trying to come up with a nice base and rod system  for creating the pretty
sunburst display stands.  I am quite sure I will run across the perfect thing in one of my junk ventures.
Here are some other things that I recently purchased to make some more of these lovelies

 Found this reproduction piece at a local antique mall
I wonder if I could use an old clock pendulum for my mounting rod to mimic this look?

 Christmas ornaments?  Yep, they will work beautifully

 Not sure what these pieces are but they are fabulous
and will look great mounted on a stand
 I love anything gilded!

And, of course a sunburst mirror will work
It's really heavy though - might need to use it as it was intended - as a mirror.
Imagine that!

Please forgive the white lines running through my header and post. I have no idea what they are and how they got there!  And I can't remove my first line "trts' either.  I think I had a ghost writer !!!
I hope your week is great.  It's going to be major hot here.  Ugh!

Coastal Charm

August 4, 2014

Estate Sale Finds

Happy Monday everyone.
 I went to a local estate sale on Wednesday and found some lovely things.  Best of all, I left a bid on a beautiful antique French desk. I was totally surprised when I got a call on Friday afternoon. It  had not sold and I had the highest bid.  WHAT?  I couldn't believe it

 Love old jewelry and accessories

This seashell belt is incredible.  It had the original sticker price on it $80.00!
It isn't marked, so I can't find any information on it.
The belt is a fine gold metal that has been woven -
 pretty amazing.
These vintage earrings are so sweet

Hand painted porcelain pin 

The matches are wax????  
 I don't get it, but I love the little cylindrical box!

 The necklace is really pretty -
 pearls and clear rhinestones.

 This is the French desk that I got.

 It will be going to the City Farmhouse Pop up Sale.

Thanks for stopping by. I hope your week is a good one.
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August 1, 2014

Angel Wings and Crowns

 Creating crowns and painting wings

New inventory at Blue Creek Home Etsy Shop

 I adore angel wings and crowns

Request a custom finish on a pair of these wings

Happy Weekend
French Country Cottage  Feathered Nest Friday 
The Charm of Home  Home Sweet Home

July 28, 2014

Sunburst Stand Tutorial

I love sun burst mirrors!  In fact, my very first post way back in 2009, was "I Finally Got a Sunburst Mirror".   Imagine my delight when I first saw this gorgeous Gilt Sunburst accessory in the Wisteria catalog.

 I am seriously crushing on this beauty

It is large - 22.75"w x 10"d x 31.5"h
and probably worth every penny of the $279.00 price tag
too large for my need and too expensive for my wallet!

I want the feel of this but not so big  - still on a stand but a little shorter and smaller.
I need something that I can use behind a low vignette to visually add dimension and height.  
Inspiration was not very  forthcoming with this project so the idea had settled into the crevices of my mind and I had moved on to other things.   Last week I was browsing  Ballard  Designs website checking the sale section when I saw this:
 Suzanne Kasler Sunburst Tree Topper

was perfect for my project. 
$69.99 on sale for $19.99.  WHAT???
So, into my shopping cart it went -

Venetian Star Ornament
- along with a few of these Venetian star ornaments
$12.50 each on sale for $4.99 each!
My box of Ballard goodies arrived and I got to work ASAP

 My supply list:
Suzanne Kasler Sunburst Tree Topper (remove tree top attachment)
Venetian Star Ornament
Wooden Base (mine was base to a broken seashell stand)
1" wooden dowel
dark brown acrylic paint
Baroque Art Gilding Paste - Antique Gold
hot glue gun

Drill a larger hole in the base to fit the dowel  (you can purchase raw wood bases)
Paint dowel rod and base dark brown. 
Use gilding paste to add gold to dowel rod and the base
Tone down the gold finish on the Sunburst tree topper with brown paint
Glue dowel rod into base
Glue star ornament to the front of the sunburst tree topper
Fit a sunburst ray onto the dowel rod and glue in place.
- time to have fun -
Just what I needed to 'fill in' areas


I am going to make another one just like this one so that I can use them on each end of the mantle  at Christmas.  
Hope your week is lovely and creative!
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December 25, 2013

Do You Know What I Know?

The child, the child
Sleeping in the night
He will bring us goodness and light
He will bring us goodness and light

Do You Hear What I Hear?

Said the night wind to the little lamb
Do you see what I see
(Do you see what I see)
Way up in the sky little lamb
Do you see what I see
(Do you see what I see)
A star, a star
Dancing in the night
With a tail as big as a kite
With a tail as big as a kite
Said the little lamb to the shepherd boy
Do you hear what I hear
(Do you year what I hear)
Ringing through the sky shepherd boy
Do you hear what I hear
(Do hear what I hear)
A song, a song
High above the trees
With a voice as big as the sea
With a voice as big as the sea
Said the shepherd boy to the mighty king
Do you know what I know
(Do you know what I know)
In your palace warm mighty king
Do you know what I know
(Do you know what I know)
A child, a child
Shivers in the cold
Let us bring him silver and gold
Let us bring him silver and gold
Said the king to the people everywhere
Listen to what I say
( Listen to what I say)
Pray for peace people everywhere
Listen to what I say
(Listen to what I say)
The child, the child
Sleeping in the night
He will bring us goodness and light
He will bring us goodness and light
He will bring us goodness and light

May this Christmas be a blessed and joyful time for you.