Hi everyone! As you well know, it's always spring or summer here... I'm really loving the variety we're getting at the local supermarkets! Loving the stock flowers so much too. Well, I have been rather busy painting, sewing, and working on some wonderful projects and that's why I haven't posted like I use to. Before you know it, spring will have arrived in New York and I'll be living outside for three months !!!!
Take a good look at the RA fabric draped over the farm table. You'll see what I did with it when you get to the end of this post..... Don't cheat.... LOL !
Here are some of the books that are favorites of mine that I look to for inspiration. I recently had a lovely blog follower of mine named Alicja from Warsaw write to ask me which ones I loved. What a sweetheart you are, and I'm so happy we're friends!!! I can't wait til Rachel Ashwell's new book comes out in the fall ! You know I'll be at her Soho store during her book signing !!! Yay!!!
Ok, see the round pillow on the chair? Well, I took on of my vintage silk pajama bedcoat's and turned it into a " Marie Antoinette" style decor pillow. It was the first round pillow I've ever sewn. It took me several hours to make, but well worth it.
I also took an antique wooden parasol I bought for 5 dollars and sewed a piece of tambour lace onto it. I also added a couple pieces of vintage fabric I overdyed and some swiss white velvet to the parasol. I think I'm quite pleased with how that turned out, considering I didn't know what I was doing.... LOl...
Lovin the details on the end handle of the parasol. It has beautiful swags of pink roses !
Ta da !!!! This was the other project my husband and I worked on over the last weekend. I have been looking for a vintage divider screen for awhile and either couldn't find one in good shape or one that I could afford. So, I decided to wait and look for just the basic frame. Thank goodness I found one at a flea market last week! Believe me, this took alot of time to work on..... Many coats of paint and drying time after disassembling it. The easy part was sewing the fabric. However, I do LOVE the after!!!!
Also, the other side is vintage seersucker fabric. I'll show you the other side in the next post. I'm going to have so much fun using this for my pics !!!
Yes, this is a very special delivery that made it's way all the way from Seattle, Washington yesterday! This was created by the one and only ~ Rachel Pallas ! For those of you who may not know who she is, I'll tell you. We met through blogging and through Tausha Salat of the blog Shabbychicgirls.blogspot.com. I've had the pleasure of getting to know Rachel over the past year and have to say, she is a class act, super nice, and an extremely talented artist. Ever since she began creating these "crown jewels", I've been pining for one!!!!! I'm absolutely in love with it and feel that this is a family heirloom. I can't thank Rachel enough, and will probably buy one more!!!! I know sevaral people who've bought her veils and are enamoured by them. Also, I encourage you to pop into visit her at her gorgeous blog~ shabbyfrenchforme.blogspot.com.
Hope you liked my post and that spring is upon you or just around the corner!