Sunday, March 29, 2009

Finger tip shopping

That's what I call it when I'm shopping on the Internet. One of my favorite things to do. I can sit in my computer room and click away. No need to find a parking space, wait in line, spend money on gas, or to try and find some one to ring up my purchases. Yep, I can sit in my computer chair, sip my Diet Dr. Pepper and wear my jammies. So here are a few things I bought while finger tip shopping.

Aren't these tea towels the cutest? I love them all with many more styles to choose from. I bought these from Teresa. Teresa is just fabulous and I am sure you will fall in love with her art work as I have.
Here's a closer look.

All of her designs are favorites of mine.

Teresa offers many more items and designs, note cards, pillows, paintings, aprons and all the art work that is featured on her items is her own original design.

I recently found this seller , Tea Cup Design on etsy. She is the creator of the hand stamped ribbon and roses. Here are some of the things I bought from her.

All these designs are hand stamped on muslin wrapped on a wooden spool and secured with a hat pin and vintage button. These ribbons can be used for so many things but for right now I just like looking them wrapped on their wooden spool sitting on one of my vintage plates.

The picture above shows an example of her fabric roses, hand stamped with french writing.

When you have the time, check out her items on etsy

I also bought these from a different seller

These are old industrial trays and the price was for four trays. I bought these 14 days ago while finger tip shopping and still have not received them. Emails I sent to the seller have gone unanswered and no where in the description did it say that buyers would have to wait an unreasonable amount of time to receive their items.
I bought some crotchet dish clothes today. I currently have one and I use it all the time so I thought I better get a good supply of them. I'll post about them when they arrive or at least show you a picture.:))
I hope you have enjoyed my finger tip shopping tour. Have you bought something that you would like to share. If so, I would love to hear about it.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Getting ready for the tax man

Geez, I didn't realize how much time had past since my last post! Well, it's that time of year, again, trying to get ready for my tax man. He's a CPA and I have been going to him for a lotta years! I've had this appointment for a couple of weeks and had all intentions of getting ready well ahead of time. But, I kept putting it off saying to myself, "I'll do it tomorrow." Lot's of tomorrows had past me by and now it's crunch time. Tomorrow is my appointment, yikes! You should of heard me a few hours ago, rummaging through all the desk drawers saying to myself, where is that receipt, what did I do with that statement? Thank goodness for the internet cause I was able to find alot of lost statements that I needed from doing a few searches. Sorry this is a short post, I promise to have a more uplifting post in a few days. Well wishes to you all, Janice

Friday, March 13, 2009

Here's what I did

I'm sure most people would think I'm nuts taking apart a perfectly functioning vintage lamp, but I did, I had other ideas for the lamp. I took them apart and used the bases to display some of my collections, enjoy the pictures and let me know what you think, ok? (there I am in the mirror trying to hide from the camera)

This is part of a lamp, crystals attached and a pretty paper flower sits in the center. You could also use this as a candle holder. I didn't have the right size candle to show how it would look .

I just love the ornate details of this lamp base. The next time you have some lamps sitting around, have fun and take them apart and use the pieces for other things.

I added some much needed crystals to this piece and perched a clock on top.

Another lamp part (not sure the correct name for these pieces), pictured on the right. I think this would look stunning with a tapered candle on top.

The following pictures are of some other lamp parts that I painted and distressed that are part of a vignette that is in the foyer. I had these for a couple of years and I get lots of compliments. The first picture shows the two separate pieces.


The piece sitting on top is actually from a chandelier, this piece would hang from a chain that attaches to the ceiling, I used this piece and sat it on top of a lamp base.

This picture shows them together.

I really enjoy re-purposing things and seeing what the final out come will be. You just never know what you can create until you do it. :))

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

~I have an Idea~

I've had these two things in my garage for a while now. One is a vintage lamp (on the left) and the other thing (on the right) (not sure what the correct word for it is) use to be a a scale, two crystal plates or bowls use to hang from the arms with chains and people would put plastic fruit in them. Over time, most of the bowls, plates,and chains disappeared and for the longest time people started using them as a hand towel holder or hankie holder (anyone out there know what I'm talking about)? Well, I don't need a lamp or a towel holder so I'm taking them apart and making something else with them. Just look at the beautiful design on the base of these, just gorgeous! Stay tuned and I will show you my creation, oh what fun!!

Ornate bases, love them!!