Friday, February 14, 2014

Giving a new look to the shop, Happy Valentine's Day!, and Cabin Fever

I have been working on setting the shop and getting ready for spring. Using a headboard as wall art is easy when it is aluminum - nice and light. This one is for a full sized bed. It was shiny gold, but I spray painted it, so it resembles copper with a bluish green patina. Would work very well in a garden as a focal point and as a structure for climbing plants.

Also, on the wall (beside multiple nail holes) is this old shadow box with vintage satin and lace baby shoes. The shoes are a pale peach color as is the rose in the plated sugar bowl and some beautiful, never-used note cards that were issued by Avon as part of its President Club series. They have delicate embossing around the edges and are over-all very sweet. I wish I were better at note writing. It means so much to take the time to communicate with the special people in our lives. 


Speaking of special people, Happy Valentine's Day to you all.  In the valentine spirit, this terrarium was transformed from a shelter for a snowy evergreen and vintage brass reindeer to a display of valentine treasures: a vintage red, velvet-lined, silver tone trinket box; a heart ornament; and a red and white transferware creamer with twigs, all perched on a white paper doily.

Speaking of twigs, we have a few twig arrangements. 
Cups and vases and pitchers have become miniature aviaries attracting at least one bird. They help us look forward to the end of winter and to the possibility of spring.

And finally, speaking of spring, let's welcome it with a great vintage market coming February 21st and 22nd, at Stella & Notte, 1416 N. Main St. in Rockford. 

 How's that for trying to tie together a few non-related themes?