Sunday, February 12, 2012

Projects and Purchases

Where have I been?  Here are a few pictures of my spoils from the last month or weekend.  I made a quick trip to Washington D.C. in January and spent the weekend with my CE friend, Megan.  I met her daughter, Daisy for the first time and spent time with her wise Mom, Darlene.  It was a great time that included lots of shopping, both old and new.  We lucked out because the DC Flea was at the Dulles Expo, which is where I found these treasures.  We also headed over to Luckett's and the Cottage in Leesburg, VA.  On Saturday night we had a fabulous dinner with Amy P and Pam K - it was good to catch up with both of them.  Amy is stylin' in her new red coat - so very Amy.
 I finally finished this project of my Mom as the May Queen back in the 1930's.  It started with a wooden chopping board.  The comb I found in her stuff - new but still hers.  I added some sparkle/glitter to the picture and on the back is a picture of her mother and sisters, before the event.  It was such an honor for her - I love the memory.

Joann's on Katy Freeway has these jumbo paper mache letters, I covered one in vintage white and mother of pearl buttons for a wedding gift.  The two wooden pieces I found at an estate sale yesterday.

 Yesterday, I went to Urban Market and found a few treasures:  A round brush that you can use as a card or picture holder - really unusual.  I found the photo at an estate sale, it looks like my mother's family and I loved the frame.  The three religious pieces from my favorite vendor, Joyce Shilling - I've gotten alot of wooden santos from her.  The wooden shoe forms were 3/$10 - I know, can you believe it!  The milk glass hobnail lamp will be used as a doll body, I think.  I found a great large ledger book at an estate sale and the linens at UM.

I'm hard on myself at times, for collecting all this stuff, but yesterday, I worked on two projects.  Upcycling a Monopoly game by making a box, found on Pinterest.   The other is a hotel key board.  I've made a habit of saving hotel keys the past few years and wanted a cool way to display them, when my friend, Cindy, not only found a good example.  It's taken me a while, but after spray painting the gold hooks a hammered color and installing, and adding locations in the tabs, I'll hopefully finish it tonight.  Cindy surprised me a couple months ago by having her hubs make the board for me - I have the best friends, I tell ya.  So kind.


Cindy V said...

You are the one with the kind and generous heart. Just payin' it forward. I can't wait to see the finished project!

Linda said...

You do find the greatest stuff! I love the May Queen project! What a wonderful thing to make... your mother must've been a beauty. And I know she still is.... good to see a blog update from you!!

Debby Schuh said...

P&P... love it! I'm so jealous that you got to see Pam and Amy and go to Luckett's and the Cottage!
I love your projects too. What a lovely tribute to your mom!