Thursday, February 25, 2016

Springtime Comes to Treasures Antiques

I had fun putting together a new spring display at Treasures this past week!  I started with springtime and bird art like this charming Heibel print. 
With the turquoise to mint green shades of early spring found in the old art it was easy to gather old blue canning jars, insulators and blue to green glassware and pottery. 
We had a sweet red work type child's quilt done in blue which was perfect for the porch rocker. 
This stunning late 1800s quilt was also perfect. 
I found 2 antique chairs in different shades of turquoise. 
This picture shows off the art grouping. 
And the sweet antique child's toy dresser is featured in this one. 
So many different items in the pallet I chose. 
But these two children's chairs from different dealers in varied darker turquoise were one if my favorite combos, what a great match!  

Here are close ups of bird items in our fun spring display!  Thanks for coming along. 

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Circus Pennant Banner

This is a fun project that took about an hour.
I love the felt balls people are using for swags, but Pom Poms are much cheaper, a bag of 50 for a buck at the dollar store instead of a buck each. I don't think they look much different.
I made the pennants to fold over and glued them over the string.  Then using my fiskars punch, I made the scalloped circle to back the painted and glittered wood letters.
Here it is in place. Hanging it from the slanted ceiling made it hang in front of the display below it, which I thought was kind of cool.
This is my inspiration ... I found it on Instagram from Natalme... Thanks!

I'm sharing this post on my friend Jann's Blog Party 'Share Your Cup Thursday'

Saturday, February 20, 2016

Art Group for Fun And Friendship

We had our first official art group gathering this week!
I've long wanted to be a part of such a group, and boy did I get lucky! 

We all brought snacks to share ... And set to work! 
Here is Shirley with her 'Easter basket' 
Kim shares her partially completed work of art! 
... And this is the completed group! 
I loved this picture of us all with our phones making the memory stick! 
This is Karen's 
This is Joanne's. She taught the class, though I think she said it was more like herding creative cats, or something like that! 
This is Cathy's 
And Jann's ... 
And last of all mine!  

What a great day!  I'm already looking forward to our meeting next month when Shirley will teach us new skills!  

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Celebrating Our New Master Suite!

We had our open house and tea party last weekend. 
We spent almost a month on finishing touches for our attic to master suite transition .... And here it is.  We finished putting together my favorite detail, the ref and white table, shown above this week. 
I redid my library shelf that morning. 
This rendition on my circus grouping added the banner.  
We spent the entire week before redoing our small guest bedroom, which was a mess of damaged flooring under tacky carpet and holes in the walls and ceiling. This is the new floor. 
Here it is with the furnishings. 
My valentines decor was finally tweaked to its finish ...,
Party decor in place and 
Cookies baked ...  So let the partying begin. 
These girls are art group, antiqueing and witch party friends. 
A couple from church and an antique show dealer and friend. 
More church friends and on the right the fun girl who loaned us her hubs to do the sheet rock in the attic. 
Here's my hubs back left with our bestest couple friends, minus the other wife behind the camera. 

So below are the final pics of our sweet master suite. 
This is your first view as you walk out of the stairwell. 
Turning to your right ...
Turning further right, now the entry door is just to the right, with a glimpse into the bed area on the left. 
A detail of the shadow box I did for my father years ago, the perfect color scheme! 
The Ute Indians are the mascots of the U of U, so I thought this silhouette lamp was perfect. 
Moving into the bed area now. 
A view of the bathroom and closet doors. 
The bed niche.  
The French doors that lead to the 8 by 8 balcony. 
Entering the bathroom. 
The linen press ...
The sink... 
And looking back into the bed niche. Thanks for coming along on the final tour!!