" The greatest treasures are those invisible to the eye but found by the heart."
I got a chance yesterday to treasure hunt and found some great stuff. I really like vintage that is a given but especially if it has anything to do with Paris. I don't know why but I do maybe because I am under the impression that if I collect enough Paris themed goods, I will mysteriously be swept away and land somewhere near the Eiffel Tower...... it could happen.......
Anyways I found this great glass with a Paris theme, it's about 7" high. I can imagine it filled to the brim with ice and my favorite Diet Vernor's. I know it was initially meant for mixed drinks but that was then and this is now. Found a nice scarf too marked "Paris, France" it has a really cute 60's type Frenchy design. I remember the day we used to wear these as a head coverings when we went out. How times change.
I also found another colonial couple I am a real sucker for these. I have several and I really know better than to buy glass figurines because I tend to be accident prone but what the heck for 2.00 (my magic number) I couldn't resist. The wooden box is something I intend to paint and pretty up later on and the shell I have already given a coat of white and is waiting for the amaretto glaze and some of my handmade flowers. The Statue of Liberty is destined to go into a shadow box collage I am working on and the mirror into my personal stash ( I don't know how many I have gone though so far but here is another victum I mean contestant). The 2 white wooden pieces will adorn something in the near future, I have a screen door that I have been waiting for just the right amount of inspiration to tackle. Who knows this might be it!
I found this little pink metal lady in a 50 cent box and she too is going in the shadow box collage too. I just love a Southern Belle. The rabbit has a tiny chip but so much personality that I couldn't pass him up. He too will be in a collage so the chip won't even matter it is so small. The little dog I don't know what I will do with him yet. He is nice just to look at and makes me smile so time will tell.
I found this little metal chair that was painted gold, it looked so forlorn all by itself with a 2.99 price tag. I went ahead and gave it a coat of primer and light pink spray paint, my way of saying "I love you!." Then I made a cushion out of 2 toile napkins I "just happened" to have. The miracle was that I could find them amongst my stuff.
The next picture is just a preview of my latest project. I already have a coat of winter white painted on it and I have the design that will replace the grapes all planned out. So keep watch for the finished project, I will post it as soon as it is completed.
So tomorrow I will go to work and see what I can accomplish. I am full of anticipation so I think it will be a good day. You know any day is a good day if you get to spend it with a paint brush or a sewing machine. Oh yeah, I am working on a purse too, remember the denim skirt with the neckties? I mentioned I was thinking about using the leftovers to make a purse. Well I almost have it finished! I am letting it settle a bit while I make the final decision to its embellishments. It is looking good so far. I have about 3 hours into it, I love detail and hand sewing. Until we meet again blessings to you all. Thank your for your generosity and sharing your time with me!