Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Thrifty Shopping, and Pretty in Pink

Remember these?

Made out of these mini match boxes?
Well, I tried some pink ones.

What do you think?
How I did it:
These are made herbal tea bags dyed pink
with thinned down food coloring.
Short tutorial on how I did it here.

My thrifty Treasures today:
Sweet little pink cupboard,
and some little vintage baby shoes, with socks!!

Now turn on your imagination for this one,
and click so you can better see it.
This will soon be a shabby white bird nest holder!
(or, maybe I'll save it for next Easter.)

Love this frame!
It will probably become a chalk board.
It is a greenish color.
I like the color, but think I would like it shabby white better.
What do you think?
Oh, not sure what I will do with the little black tin pitcher.
Just liked it.

And a cradle. I can never resist a cradle.

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Blogger Question

This is just a sweet picture for you so I am not just writing a post and asking a question..

OpenID LiveJournal WordPress TypePad AOL

These are the three things you can chose form when you comment here.

Except for Anonymous, I am not sure what the others mean.

But, my question is about the anonymous.

I get a lot of anon. comments.
Nothing disgusting, but nothing I would pass on either.
They are lists of URLs for other sites. I have never opened them to see what they are, but I'm pretty sure I am not interested in them.

So, how do I make my blog so they cannot leave a comment??
I do not want to miss anyone's comment who sincerely wants to say something, but these anon. comments are getting to be a bother.

I do not really like word verification, but is that what I need to do?

Thanks for any help you can give.


barbara jean

FOLLOW UP Several people suggested ideas for how to stop hte anon I did not want.
Pleae check the comments to see if any will help you.

I did change my setting on here to registered people only.
I hope that does not keep anyone from being able to leave a comment who is really visiting here, and not just spamming me.

Thanks everyone!!

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

White Delights, Big Projects, and Bloggy Braggin'

Here are some whites from a big garage sale on Saturday.

I love this marble cross.

I bought two of these children's garden chairs.
Paid too much, but just had to have them.
They will look so cute at the store.
(these are sold)

And here is another chair.
White doll chair.
Already shabbied up!

Here's a stack of lovely white table linens.
Can never have enough of those,
especially when you are fluffing them around displays.

Here are some pretty white outdoor flowers.
More and more flowers and trees blooming here now.

More White Wednesday and
Braggin' on a Blog Buddy.

Here is another wonderful shoe nest done with my Vintage Baby Shoe tutorial ideas.

This one is by Tammy @ Decorating My Life.

Didn't she do a great job?

Be sure to go on over and check out her blog. Lots of sweetness there.

Here is a little red for you...

The next time you see these you will not recognize them.
(they will be posted on Pink Saturday if that gives you any clues.)

And what am I workin' on ya' say?
Here is a peek.

Here is one corner of my workroom.

After 26 years of teaching painting, (14 at this location) I am cleaning out.
We are totally changing my class/work room around at the store.
Purging, and it feels sooo good!

After we moved everything in this corner....

This is what we found.
Yep, you got it... a big leaky mess. The shelves, carpet, all wet. The door behind the shelves has been leaking and we did not know it. So, we are in the process of drying things out and seeing what the damage is.
Have you ever noticed that your project always turns into more than you expected?
Care to share any with us?

And here is another project:
These black shelves just have to go! These are really heavy, duty shelf units and I would just like to paint them, but, they are high gloss black paint.

SO, you furniture painters out here, I want them shabby white. What is the fastest, easiest, cheapest way to do it? (short of a miracle that is.)

You can click to enlarge and on the right side see what they are..
(The shutters are just screwed in as a shelf.)

Thanks for coming by, and for all your words of encouragement.

I'm joining these wonderful blogs for this weeks events.
Please go take a look around and see all the other projects.
Thanks to our wonderful and committed hostesses!


barbara jean


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Sunday, March 28, 2010

Showing Off Shoe Nests & Fun Finds


You all know how I love to show off the work of those who have tried my tutorials.
Well, just check these out!
This was a brand new pair of baby shoes, (well, sort of. They had never been worn but had been in the package 13 years!!) Sounds like something i would do. =)

Anyway, Mercedes, of LibertyBiberty made these from my tutorial and her own ideas. Not only did she 'age' the shoes, but she lined them to match the eggs in the nest! Aren't they incredible? Great job Mercedes!!
AND YOU WILL NOT BELIEVE WHAT ELSE. If you scroll down when you get over to her place, you will see the tiny little miniature shoes she made, and put nests in!
It is really incredible.

Be sure to check out her many wonderful posts. She has a whole house of tiny miniatures.
(Is that redundant?) You will be amazed at the tiny things she has made.

And speaking of shoe nests,
Here is the little shoe nest that Sylvia has make for her place. Click lotjes home.
And she has a great blog with miniatures, lotjes dollshouse.
See the aged shoes in the middle, next to the bottom?

Since I cleaned and organized for a surprise at my brick and mortar store, I did not get much done this weekend.
So Sylvia and Mercedes made the world cuter for me. Thanks Gals. =)

Now for my junkin', thrifty, blue finds.

There was a big garage sale at the fairgrounds this weekend.
I drug my poor fella with me, (someone to carry my loot out to the car you know).
I did get several really sweet things.

Like this blue tea cup. I like that it is so different than most i have seen.

And look at the inside. Is that just too sweet? It will go perfectly with my surprise. =)

And I got this little blue suitcase. Not impressive I know... but...

Look at the inside!!!! Now, I do not really want to paint the outside of it, but it is just not too well done.

What do you think? Click on the pics to enlarge, and help me out here. =0)

A couple more finds: This huge bottle from Italy, 50 cents!
Another shelf, (oh do i need to get a spray gun!)
And two little creamers, a large bag of old spools, and 2 stacking boxes.
A great day for one of my first sales this Spring.

I'm joining in with all these wonderful blogs today.
Please go look around, and tell our hostess thanks for their great jobs.

Blessings and Happy Monday!

barbara jean

PS A little help please: I usually do my posts with everything centered. I was told that it is easier to read them the way I have it today.
Any opinions??