August 22, 2014

Major Frustrated This is a Test

How frustrated am I, you ask?  VERY!  I have not been able to sign on here since I posted my last post on Sunday. Something weird happened when I published that post - a white line mysteriously appeared through my page.
 I did manage to click on comments and somehow was able to  connect to Coastal Charm's party, but could not link back to her blog - sorry Linda!
Nothing is clickable from my homepage.  I cannot sign in from there - I can't do squat!!
 I am here now only because I have spent hours researching what to do - my latest attempt was signing in to www.blogger.com instead of my regular URL address and BAM  - here I am.  Now lets just hope this shows up and I can carry on.
Did I say I was frustrated?????  My blog brain is mush!
Okay, I see that this post shows up but white line is still running down my page and again, nothing is clickable!  
I guess I can sign on through blogger, not a huge deal.
Sometimes I want to throw in the towel for good!
Hope your blogging week was better than mine....
Rhonda

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.
Rhonda
Linking to:
Coastal Charm   Show and Share
Knick of Time  Vintage Inspiration Party
From My Front Porch to Yours   Treasure Hunt Thursday








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
Rhonda
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
but... 
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:
 EUREKA
 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

 Directions:
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!
Rhonda
Party at:
Coastal Charm    Show and Share
Knick of Time     Vintage Style Inspiration
A Stroll Thru Life     Tabletop Tuesday
Savvy Southern Style     Wow us Wednesdays
From My Front Porch To Yours     Treasure Hunt Thursday


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.
Rhonda