Tuesday, April 30, 2013

New Treasures and Displays

Welcome. a bit of newness....
old cart we are transforming.
 really cool old paper folding scissors.
used when papers came 'hot off the press'.

vintage bicycle with flower basket.

new outdoor red display
 close up of old fire hose holder.

be blessed

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

New Store Displays

 Some new pics of the shop.
Ruby, my mannequin, sure needs some new clothes.
Well, maybe a belt would help, at least.
(click pics to enlarge)

New little ice-cream parlor set.
Still to be decorated..

New corner of creams and whites.

I added a round piece of glass to the bottom of the wicker table,
 for added display space.
Still working on this area.

Hope you are all having a great week.
Joining in on some parties.
Go check them out...=)


Thursday, April 18, 2013

More Little "Secrets"

 Well, not really secrets.
You all know I share everything I learn with you.=)
So, I got these two bags of new little clothespins. (above)

New just does not cut it in my little vintage shop,
so I wondered how I could make them look old.
Yes, we could just lay them out in the sun, and in a few months (years)
 they would probably be grayed up like old ones.
But I wanted them to look old NOW!

 So I wondered what would happen if I dunked them in my
old rust/patina vinegar/salt solution... (TUTORIAL HERE)
And guess what......

It worked perfectly! (always test with one item before you do a whole batch)
I left them in a couple of days, kind of 'mixing' them around
every so often.....

and they are perfect.
Well, except for the vinegar smell. ew!
So I rinsed them. still smelled...=(

Then I laid them out in the sun for a couple of days.
That did it!!!
Now my 'aged' clothespins not only look cool
but they smell good now too.
Just like they'd been on the line for years. =)

disclaimer, sort of:
I have not tried this with new vinegar, just my old dirty stuff. 
If you try it with new, please let me know how it works.

joining some of these fun parties today:

Beyond The Picket Fence


Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Leaded Glass Cupboard Doors

I bought these 2 leaded glass cupboard doors at a sale.
The oak does not fit at all in my vintage store,
so I'm trying to decide on a color to paint them.
I was going to do black...

Pair of leaded beveled windows 
 but then not sure how that would look.

Then I saw this white one.
(yes, they are much bigger and fancier than mine,
but just checking out colors..)

Tulip beveled glass window

Which ever I do, I will make them look oldish....
and will add knob, and some hinges too.

What do you think???  Black, or white??

Thanks for the help.


adding these to Knick of Time Tuesday

Monday, April 15, 2013

Fun Finds, New Nest, Lace Flowers

Got a box of metal hardware stuff last weekend.

 Vintage door plates....

 hundreds of keys.....
Old  Door latches
cheese boxes...
ever see one like the "Central" box?

  More lace flowers....
Free tutorial HERE
 a bit of a different style for me.

an old sewing machine light....

with  one of my hand made nests added.
FREE Tutorial HERE

thanks for coming by.
Joining some of these parties this week.

be blessed

Nifty Thrifty Tuesday

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Updated Spring Displays

 We've added a bit more to our fun yellow Spring display.


love these two little books my new vendor brought in.
And the tray...delicious!

 cute, hand made hypertufa (sp?) pots.

Happy Monday
Be blessed

Monday, April 8, 2013

New Treasures for the Store

 Had two fun days of shopping this last weekend,
so here are some of my treasures.
Above: 2 little children's wood chairs,
a watering can, rusty little shovel,
and 3 cameras.

Here is a close up of he cameras.
Love that one on the left. have never seen on like it before.

On the other chair are two cast iron toys,
an old pocket dictionary, a little typewriter pencil sharpener, and a little box of cards.
(Have not checked out what kind yet) =)
I like a mystery.

 a close up of the cards....
anyone know anything about them??

Here is a totally rusty and cool old camp stove, oven thingy.

 Here is the inside. Will be so cute for display.

  One can never have too many rusty old bird cages.....
 And this one has such a cute pattern on the plastic.

 Here are some other treasures:
Old washboard, brass scale, and 2 leaded glass cupboard doors.
These are really nice leaded glass, and heavy,
but I think I will paint the oak black, and scruff it up some.
It is just to newish looking for me.
What would you do with them??

 Here is a close up of the old nail bag from the last pic.

And here is the inside, all divided up into pockets for assorted nails.
Hmmm. What can we sue it for???

Have a great week everyone.
joining Knick of Time, and Coastal charm for their parties.