Sunday, March 1, 2015

Vintage Suitcase for a Vintage Wedding

Vintage inspired weddings and barn weddings are so much fun and there is no shortage of decorating ideas.  You can find tons of them on Pinterest and wedding blogs.

Some of the things that I've created and sold in my booth are
silver trays made into chalkboards, old tin buckets adorned with lace and ribbon,  decorated mason jars with candles,  burlap runners and burlap flowers, old windows, bird cages, picture frames, vintage china and more! So many of these things have ended up in
wedding venues.

So, I thought I'd try and create something with an old suitcase...
 This suitcase is the perfect size.  Not too big and not too small....just right.  So, I painted it white and embellished the top with appliques from an old wedding gown.
 Ripped out the old lining and re-lined it and went to town decorating it with rosettes and lace.
 I created the "cards" using tags and metal letters.  I glued them to the back but added ribbon at the top and pushed pearl tipped pins through them for some added dazzle. 

I lined the inside with papers and then a layer of silk fabric and vintage lace gathered on the sides with burlap rosettes in the corners.

 I honestly didn't know where to stop with all the laces and rosettes.  In fact I had to take pictures of it just to see what's missing!  Do you ever do that??

I also added a pretty key and a bauble.

I think I'm done but then again, maybe not.  I just might add a few more rosettes to the back under the "cards."  What do you think, does it need more?

I've been working on this f-o-r-e-v-e-r!!!!  Somebody stop me, please!!!



Friday, February 27, 2015

Creating pretty metal angel wings...

Hello everyone!  Hope you are staying warm and cozy in your part of the world.
Meanwhile back here at the beach I've been spending my indoor time creating a few things.
I created these angel wings by embellishing a metal angel wing wall d├ęcor.  I added lace garland and a rosette center with a little bling button.  I just love the look and they are large and really make a statement in a room.

This one is available on eBay.

I used a cream colored lace garland for this one.  It has already sold in my booth at Calabash Marketplace.
This is a fun and easy project but if you want one now you'll find it on Ebay. *I know, shameless plug!

Okay, that's it for now.  Hope you find some creative time to make something beautiful and share with us. 


Thursday, February 19, 2015

Linen Side Chair and more...

When cabin fever gotta get out of the house!!!  Of course I always head for Marshall's, HomeGoods or TJ Maxx.  Which is where I found this linen side chair...
 Of course Gabby had to be a photo-bomb.

I also couldn't resist this shaggy pillow.  It's all sparkly and actually very soft.  The neutral color made a perfect accent for the chair. 
Of course it might not stay there very long.  I've been known to move pillows all over the place until they find their temporary home.  Bet you do that too.
 Anyway, the pillow will stay here for awhile since it makes a nice photo prop.
Okay that's it for now.  I hope that wherever you are that you are staying warm and cozy.


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