Thursday, September 13, 2012

Antique wicker floor lamp

This beautiful antique wicker floor lamp is from the late 1800s and has an eiffel tower base and is in remarkable shape for its age...a special find!

Vintage treasures

This pair of vintage ashtrays have swinging legs and fans...curious conversation pieces for a table...if near a fan or blower the legs and fan will swing.


Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Antique sideboard buffet

Not sure what the correct name for this piece is but it's a real beauty with unique features that I wanted to share. Notice the ball and claw foot and the shelf supports shaped like a lion head.

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Antique Books

A great group of titles here...only one has a date 1919.
These are a wonderful addition to our shop. Titles include Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, Oliver Twist, Notre Dame, Catherine, The Count of Monte Cristo and The Three Musketeers.

VIntage Finds - Hawaiian Hula Dolls

These are so adorable...just have to share their charm. Posted in my Etsy shop

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Flowers and Pom Poms!

Just some additional colors on the flowers and some multicolored pom poms.

20"x30" tissue paper - 12 sheets 3 of each color

These flowers use two sheets of tissue paper cut in half so you have four pieces, accordian folded taped or wired in center, fluffed and small tissue flower added to center.

20"x20" 8 sheets 2 of each color

Monday, March 19, 2012

Large Flowers...still

Okay...I can stop anytime I want...well, maybe, but just not right now! I'm just glad I've got some wall space at the shop! These are in my office but they are a little large for the space especially the blue one but isn't it pretty?! My mom's favorite color!

On the large blue flower I made the outer petals a little simpler than the previous large flowers. I thought there might be less drooping from the top. The center is five coffee filters scrunched together.

The other flowers are about 13" across.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

DIY - Large Tissue Paper Flower

I thought I would share how I created this wall flower which measures about 32" other words, it's HUGE! It's fun and playful and over the top.

For the largest outer petals I use the full sheet of tissue paper
For the middle petals I use 2/3 of the sheet and
for the smallest inner petals I use half.

Monday, March 12, 2012

Pink Flower Power!

Whimsical and fun are how I would describe these fun flowers. I saw an amazing photo of free standing gorgeous paper flowers but most of us don't have the space to pull of that much drama but I thought it would be fun to have a giant flower on the wall so I've done my simplified version. I bought some tissue paper from the dollar store and want to do some more in other colors.

The inspiration and instructions are at this link on Design Sponge blog.
Giant Paper Flowers

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Wall Decor - Styling with Coffee Filters

So I saw a fun idea on Pinterest and it led me to this great website with a great idea creating high impact, low cost art for your wall using large orange thumbtacks, paper doilies, and cupcake liners!

Someone suggested using coffee filter so off I went to get some along with white thumbtacks, the only ones I could find. I folded my filters and cut a variety of petal shape and sizes layering at least four filters, occasionally six. I didn't like them as well in a flattened state so I scruched them up and then spread them apart for a more dimensional look.

On a few I added some gold inking for a little change but on my light wall it was a textural, tone-on-tone look that is fun and whimsical along with butterflies and dragonflies also in groups on the wall. I didn't have the room to create the wall drama of the original but I do like the look and hope to find a larger space to do more!