February 2, 2011

Plain to Pretty Transformations

I have been busy painting and sewing some things that I will be dividing between my Etsy store and my booth at Old Banks Antiques.

I really enjoy the painting process and sewing...it makes me happy!!!



Much better than it's former gold self

 I used vintage linen behind this adorable 'mother and child' 
the vintage frame got my finish of the week like all the other things!!





A fresh coat of shabby really improved this ceramic piece



 A row of little chubby birds surrounded by French script 
was transferred  to cotton trimmed with vintage lace
to make a sweet pillow case
Here is the final floral arrangement in the
cute wall pocket that I posted earlier this week.

I added some hand dyed, crinkled pink and green ribbon,
 a little curved branch twisted with grape vine at the top,
and some baby's breath and moss.

Joining the parties at:


The Shabby Chic Cottage

Common Ground

Finding Fabulous

Rhonda


17 comments:

  1. wow! Plain to pretty is right! GORGEOUS!
    Have a pretty day!
    Kristin

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  2. Love your stuff. Must dig out old stuff in our storage when we get moved and try painting some stuff too.

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  3. You really know how to transform your pieces!! Everything is just lovely and your wall pocket is stunning! :-)

    XO,
    Janie

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  4. Of course, I love the crown, Rhonda! What an adorable pillowcase and I love your floral arrangement in the pocket vase.

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  5. wow..such gorgeous transformations! I need to rethink NOT leaving those gaudy gold frames and knick-knacks behind when i see them at the SA! TFS!

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  6. Its breath taking!! Gorgeous!

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  7. So many beauties...my favorites are the MOTHER AND CHILD frame and that cute BIRDIE pillow!

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  8. Rhonda-What beautiful pieces. Love them..and especially the one at the very end...the floral one...sooooo pretty. Hugs- Diana

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  9. That little bird pillow is too sweet. Thanks for sharing....TALLULAH'S

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  10. Gosh, isn't it amazing what a coat of white shabby will do? That's my cure for everything. Love it all. thanks in advance for linking up to VIF!!
    big hugs,
    Debra

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  11. Everything is so pretty! I love the little cherub piece, I saw it in your Etsy shop earlier today. You have some really nice things in there and I have a few things saved in my Etsy favorites:)

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  12. Hi Rhonda, everything looks gorgeous... love the wall pocket... and the extra touches you gave it looks just beautiful!
    hugs~~~ Daphne

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  13. I collect alot of those gaudy gold wall pockets & sconces. You have given me a great idea to paint them to tone them done a tad. The crown reminds me of the saying "Queens never make bargains". Very nice.

    Take good care,

    Karen

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  14. WOW! I love that crown, are you going to put it in your etsy store, if so, please let me know.
    http://arcefrenchofheart.blogspot.com/

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  15. Rhoda,

    That charming little pillow is too sweet. I have the perfect spot for it in the Fairfield House!

    Your Friend,
    Deborah

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  16. Oh Rhonda, this is all Gorgeous!! Love the floral arrangement in the wall pocket AND that pillow!!!

    Lou Cinda :)

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