Friday, August 24, 2012

So Lovely ~ Organza & Pink Flocking

1950's Sweetheart Dress

Isn't she lovely!! 
I found her at a local vintage clothing shop.  
I fell in love with the "flocking" in soft shades of pink, cream and green.   
The skirt is full with a "scalloped" hem line.
I added a flower pin made from vintage silk ribbon and a vintage rhinestone pin.
I just LOVE these old dresses! and am always excited when I find another one.

Enjoy your weekend!

Linking wtih :
French Country Cottage for Feathered Nest Friday 


My Romantic Home for Show & Tell Friday

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Vintage "Custom Bilt" Cabinet ~ Kitchen Accents

Vintage "Custom Bilt" Cabinet

I wanted to share with you....  the fabulous new (old) cabinet I found.
My kitchen is currently being renovated so what I can show you is limited.
We have done a lot but it is far from being completed.
I found this old "Custom Bilt" cabinet for $100 at a local antiques store.  I thought it would be the perfect vintage accent in my "new" kitchen.  It's tall and has five good size shelves.  Perfect to store my vintage crockery bowls (that hold onions, potatoes and bread) and all of my jars.  I decant everything!
I LOVE the metal "Custom Bilt" label.  So glad it was still in tact.  
And.... those screen doors!  Adorable!
The original handle had been replaced (a gold lions head).... yuck!  I removed it and added a white milk glass knob.  Now it's perfect.
I love vintage and I love roses.  I found the old rose print and white platters on the same buying trip.
I added the vintage glitter letter..... "D" for dinner... he, he.... and the altered French inspired candles.
I printed the numbers onto cardstock, tore the edges and added silver glass glitter.
Then wired them on with some rusty wire and added some beads.
I filled the vintage platters with a bunch of old buttons and added the candles.
A simple, fun project.

Have a great week!

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Weekend Projects - Trash to Treasure

Thrift Store Make Overs

This post is all about turning "trash" into "treasure".
I wanted to do a late summer / early fall update with little or no money.  Change out the whites, pinks and purples for reds, greens and orange tones.  
I made a quick trip to the local thrift store and rummaged around my basement and garage.
At the thrift store I found an old wicker flower basket, some wooden shapes (a house & tree), a broken bench with ornate iron arms, two rusty 1950's chairs, and a half moon shaped bare wood piece.  On the way home  from the thrift store I stopped at a couple of  garage sales and picked up a lady statue and two damaged embroidered pillow cases.
My husband replaced most of  the wood slats on the bench using left over 6' foot fence pickets he ripped in half and cut to size.  I painted the iron arms with left over black spray paint and the wood slats with green enamel paint.  Total cost... $10 for the bench.
I love the wicker flower basket.  I picked it up for $1.  It had a damaged handle but I loved the green chippy paint.  I used damaged crocheted doilies and lace remnants to cover the handle.  I dressed it up with a flower I made from smaller doilies, lace and a big button for the center.
I stenciled a Welcome sign on the half moon shaped piece of wood I picked up for $1. 
I love wreaths!  I have one for every season, every holiday and then some.
I took the bare wood shapes I bought and painted them.....  a little house, a tree and a Welcome banner.
I wired them onto a grapevine wreath.  I hot glued a crocheted doily to the bottom and added silk flowers in fall tones.  I just love it!
I love my lady statue with her "chippy" paint.  The very reason her previous owner was getting rid of her.  She is really heavy.  She looks perfect sitting on the porch!  
Last but not least......  my fabulous 1950"s metal chairs!!!
What a wonderful find!  
They were rusty and wobbled but I knew my hubby could sturdy them up.....  and for $5 each.....  I couldn't pass them up!  I sanded them down and spray painted them.  Now they are gorgeous!  
I made two pillows from the damaged garage sale pillow cases ($1 for the pair).
Wow! what you can do with $25 and a lot of elbow grease!
I included a couple of pic's of my flower pots.  My flowers are blooming again!  Yeah!


Linking with :
The Dedicated House for Make It Pretty Monday


Coastal Charm for Nifty Thrifty Tuesday

Tuesdays Treasures

The Farmhouse Porch for Cowgirl Up Tuesdays

Savvy Southern Style for Wow Us Wednesdays

Adorned From Above for Wednesdays Linky Party