Saturday, July 31, 2010

Happy Pink Cake Saturday

Happy Pink Saturday!!
My treasure today is perfect because it's pink and it holds cake...
and tomorrow is my Birthday!!
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I would like to show you my latest creation.
My favorite color of course.
Berry pink for the handle

And these 2 pretty rose swags

Make sure you visit our hostess Beverly for Pink Saturday.
And go visit all the other Pink Participants!!

Monday, July 26, 2010

Some treasures!

This weekend I spent the entire weekend going to Estate sales, flea markets, tag sales, garage sales, moving sales... I drove all over most of the state of Connecticut!
I found several pieces of lovely furniture...
I have to give them all a good cottage style makeover though.
Even though I just took these "before" photos I can already see in my mind what the after will look like.
I can't wait to show you!
This matching set is so cute...
I kinda like the green, but don't think they will stay that color for long.
Ha! Can you see my favorite magazine??
Romantic Homes of course...
It seems everytime I pick one up, someone I know from blogging is featured...
Elyse from Cottage, Koralee from Bluebird Notes
I love both of their blogs...and Elyse's house puts mine to shame! All I can say is wow!
Both of their blogs are eye candy for sure♥
I am addicted to these vintage canning jars...I love these aqua blue ones the best.
I found 2 really old ones with zinc lids. 
I also worked hard to finish some projects. I have had this one for over a year. I figured I can't keep buying things if I never finish any. I gave these canisters a shabby coat of white, and filled them up with some lovely pink treasures. I don't know if you can see those sparkly pink stars in the middle canister. I had a swap with a girl on Etsy. She folds these amazing stars out of paper then makes them all pretty and glittery.
This pink shelf is another one that has been waiting for far too long. It is a vintage shelf, solid wood which is rare now in the age of laminate. It got some layers of different cottage pinks and a really pretty rose swag. It came out really good.


This is my absolute favorite piece. It is a vintage beautiful lamp. It got two layers of aqua paint in different shades for a little depth. The shade is made of strings of crystal prisms...These are the most perfect and gorgeous chandelier crystals I have ever seen. They are cut with so many facets. I have never seen crystals this perfect before. These give off so many rainbows. The whole room dances with rainbows when a sunbeam hits this lamp. The photos don't even come close to doing this lamp justice!

That's it for now...

I hope you liked seeing some of my treasures from this weekend!

I promise not to take so long turning these "befores" into "afters"♥

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Finished Project....phew!

Mark your calendars...I actually finished one of my projects.
and I love it. It is exactly what I envisioned in my mind. I painted the candelabra the palest aqua color and added lots of chandelier crystals in my favorite color of!!
This aqua is so subtle it almost looks white, unless you have it against something white. Then the aqua color shows up better. I put it in my Etsy shop, but I really wanted to keep it.

Here is another close up of the pink faceted ball crystals I hung from the top candle holder. There is a total of 4 crystal balls and 4 really big pink teardrop crystals. Plus all the clear crystal beads.

I am already planning to get right back to work tomorrow on another project I am in the middle of. Remember those brown wooden cabinets from a couple of weeks ago? I think they are ready for their final coat of paint. I primered them weeks ago and they have been sitting in my living room waiting for me.

Just want to show you another item I listed in my Etsy shop today...I found these pretty light green chandelier crystals. I have never seen chandelier swags in this color before.

I also listed some in this deep pretty. Its kind of a sea blue or navy blue I guess you'd call it.

I love stumbling upon great finds like this. Makes my whole day!!

Monday, July 12, 2010

I am a lucky, lucky girl!!

Why am I so very lucky?? you might be asking...
because I got these pretty Green depression glass items!!
I love this Divided dish the best.
and this creamer and sugar bowl are etched so pretty...
a cutie pie little salt and pepper set
and this big decanter...

There were more pieces too... a tray etched to match the creamer and sugar bowl.

and a set of 6 pretty etched glasses.

and below we have
my new "Before" picture. Just wait to see how pretty this candelabra will be when I get finished with it. I am thinking of the palest aqua color for it and dripping with pretty pink chandelier crystals.

My only problem is I have more befores than afters... least I have some in-betweens too.