Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Hat Box Love...

Do you love hat boxes????  Well, I certainly do!  Lately I've been on a roll painting, waxing and putting images on hat boxes.
Here, take a look...
These are made of heavy duty cardboard.  I've painted them with chalk paint and added beautiful Jeanne d'Arc Living handmade cards for embellishment.  

 I can't take credit for the hat boxes pictured below.  They were created by the artists at Jeanne d'Arc Living's headquarters in Denmark.  They are unbelieveably beautiful!   You can find them in my Etsy Shop.
When I started creating these hat boxes I just couldn't stop!

After mixing paints to get a powdered pink color, I decided to paint a set of angel wings.  I was fortunate to find a little rose pin to place in the center.  It's the perfect shade of pink.
Thanks so much for stopping by!  Have a wonderful week!!!

Sunday, January 17, 2016

A few antique pieces re-loved and new Jeanne d'Arc Hat Boxes.

I've been working on a few projects for my booth spaces.  
This antique 1940's vanity has great bones, but the old dark stain just wasn't what we modern day vintage lovers are looking for.  So, with the help of some Faux Real Mineral and chalk paint, in the color Grigio, I transformed this pretty girl.
This antique vanity now takes center stage...
 I distressed it and dry brushed some white to soften the finish.
It's in my shop space at Fancy Flea 2 waiting on a new home.

My next project was another 1940's antique wardrobe.  Again, it was the dark stain that was typical for furniture produced in that era.  I painted it with Faux Real Mineral and Chalk paint in the color Bella.  I used a dark wax to soften the color and distressed it in various places.  It's also in my shop space at Fancy Flea 2.
 Coming soon to my Etsy shop, Jeanne d'Arc Living Hat Boxes.  These hat boxes are custom made in Denmark and they are stunners!  Let me know if you'd like to pre-order because quantity is limited.
Okay, that's it for now.  Everyone have a lovely week.


Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Ways to use up your Lace Stash, new Jeanne d'Arc and Etsy Items

Do you have a stash of lace, linens, crochet pieces and more....of course you do!  You are a vintage lover and a crafter, so I know you have containers full of the stuff.  
However, sometimes we need to find a way to use it in our creations.  So, here's what I did with some of mine...
I call them snowflake dream catchers...
 This is a great way to use up some of your stash and create something pretty at the same time.  I just used wooden hoops, lace and ribbon.  Nothing amazing, but pretty.

 I bought this pretty decoupage vintage suitcase from a Vendor, (thanks Debbie).  I just love the Victorian papers the artist used and the amazing job they did applying the artwork.
 I also bought this vintage pearl beaded collar from the same Vendor.  Both of these items can be found in my Etsy Shop.
 This is the newest piece from Jeanne d'Arc.  This lace tunic in so pretty.  When you slip it on you'll feel beautiful.
This is all I have for now.  Hope you all have a wonderful week!!!


My favorite stuff

  • Donuts
  • Iced Vanilla Coffee
  • Finding Junk and making it beautiful
  • Spending Time with my Sister
  • Holidays with my family
  • Poirot movies
  • reading murder mysteries
  • searching shabby chic stuff on ebay
  • writing stories and blogging
  • snuggling with my husband and my kitty kats
  • comfortable pajamas
  • slot machines
  • yard sales
  • hunting through estate sales and thrift shops
  • going to antique shops
  • eating out with my sister
  • having lunch with my husband
  • having lunch with my son
  • vanilla wafer cookies
  • pedicures and pink toenail polish
  • Lavender scented soaps and body wash
  • Good makeup