Saturday, August 22, 2009

Meet Stella Swampbottom ~ Debuting September 1st on TDIPT Mercantile

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Caught in the spotlight !

Stella is masquerading this year as a witch. Wearing this *spooktacular* costume and toting her spider leg (beaded) trim bag, I am sure she will win first prize for the best attire! :o) She is 17 inches tall with her witchy hat. She is a tad plump with a round heavy weighted rag ( fabric scraps )and plastic poly pellet bottom, but please don't tell her I said that ! It must be from eating all those lollipops !

There is quite a lot of detail on her little witchy costume, her bag and mask. In the lighting, her color looks a little washed out; she is a warm coffee stained and cinnamon sage green and ivory.

She will be listed the evening of August 31st on TDIPT Mercantile for the month of September. Unless a handsome prince comes along and sweeps her off her feet ( little round bottom ) !

Enjoy your day and have a pleasant weekend !


Monday, August 10, 2009

** New ** Table and Chairs ! from the Antique Store

The print above the hoozier was a gift from a friend. I made a vingette from the vintage finds that I already had to complement the print.

This is my vintage kitchen and my **new** table and three chairs that I found a couple weeks ago in an antique store. The table has a porcelain top with leaves and has a drawer in one side. Even though I love the primitive look, I have a soft spot for a vintage kitchen and breakfast room. I made the cushions for the chairs from a piece of Longaberger ( basket ) fabric.

I made the long tiers on the windows from a store bought vintage style tablecloth and made the tiebacks with rick rack trim. The store bought valances match the tablecloth curtains.

The hoozier was a find 11 years ago for $200.

The white china cupboard was another steal at only $40.

The only thing missing from the photo is a homemade pie sitting on the hoozier !


Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Another reason to love Ocean City, MD

Ocean City, MD is not afraid to praise the Lord ! These photos were taken on the beach at Ocean City at night. These sculptures are permanently on the sand and lit up at night.