Friday, March 30, 2012

A little Spring in my Vignette

Happy  Friday everyone! My post today is all about my Spring vignette. I shifted some furniture around and placed this drop leaf table in front of my stairs. My chippy old birdcage usually stays on my screened porch.  Here in the South it is pollen season. I'm not talking about the bees having fuzzy yellow legs. This stuff coats every surface!! The flowers are beautiful, so to me, it's a pretty good trade off.    Cleaning the porch will wait a couple weeks. Moving the table here has allowed me to enjoy my birdcage a little earlier.

 Along with the birdcage, I added a real bird nest under my cloche. Sadly, it was blown out of a tree during a storm.

The rest of the items are favorites I like to have on display.

The above photo could be clearer. I apologize for that. I had to share it anyway because it is so sweet. I'm a sucker for antique photos of little girls with bows in their hair.

This is a bouquet of french script stamped roses I made.

One of a few pairs of reproduction Staffordshire dogs I collect. They are so ugly they are cute!

I  think I've overloaded you with pics!:) I will enjoy my birdcage until Summer moves in. This is my little touch of Spring. Have a wonderful weekend everyone.

                                 Thanks for letting me share.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Hi ya' doll...

Hello everyone! I'm back. I won't bore you with the details, lets just say life, health issues, and well life, got in the way for a while. I'm pushing through and things are starting to get back to normal.
 I am here to share a project with you. A few months ago, I purchased a life size doll at the thrift store. I had a special project in mind when I purchased her. While working on this special project (details of this will be finished soon) I had an AHA moment!

There she is Miss Dishtowel America! Great look I know. She needed to be decent for photos so out came the dishtowel. I think she's workin' it! Little does she know, she is about to be disassembled.   I needed her parts you see. Remember the special project. As I was looking at the parts it hit me, Santos hands!!!!
 I cut her hands off, (This post sounds horribly macabre) and painted them with acrylic paints.

                                                                      Before painting.

 It wasn't complicated. I chose browns for a base so the hands would look like wood. then I mixed a taupey (is that a word?) flesh tone. Then I covered it all with watered down grey paint that I wiped off with a damp towel. It was a simple project. Now I just need to figure out how to make a Santos doll. Hmmmmm!

Here they are displayed with some lovely creamy roses Mr. 10*4 (the hubby) gave me, just because. And my Valentines gift. An antique rosary from Italy. Yeah, he's a keeper!!;)

 Note- Nothing  with actual feelings was harmed during the making of this project. This doll has helped many projects with it's generous donation. :)

                                Thanks for letting me share. Kathleen
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