Thursday, April 25, 2013

A Hot Mess = A Shelf Makeover!

Have you ever decorated something years ago (okay, only a few years
ago!) and then woke up one day, looked at it and thought to yourself...
just what is that HOT MESS going on with that doo-dad?  In other
words, just what the heck was I thinking???

Well I am about to give you a lesson in the "what was I thinking"
category.  Take a look at that shelf above.  Three or so years ago,
I thought that it was the bomb!  Now to me it just looks like a bomb
went off and exploded CRAP all over my shelf!  (*_*)  I've had this
shabby shelf for years.  I talked an antique store owner into selling it
to me one day and I've loved it ever since.  It has a nice cream
background with very well worn pink paint underneath.

Now take a serious look at that monstrosity...everything under the sun is
on that shelf!  There is a tray at the top, postcards, little birds, Austrian
china, Marie Antoinette books, flowers, pin baskets, altered art frames,
little bobble name it, it's on there!  I took one look at it one
day and decided that enough was really enough!  There is definitely
something in the air with me these days; clutter is driving me nuts!

So...absolutely EVERYTHING came off of that shelf.  Look at it now,
it's so bare and clean looking...a blank slate you might say.

Here is the finished result and I am quite happy with it.  I added mostly
silver framed photographs, some tarnished silver and only a few little
accessories here and there.  You might recognize the lovely postcards
on the top shelf...they are from Georgianna Lane of Georgianna Lane
Photography.  I think that it looks so much better!  I am still not sure
about the vintage pink show ribbons on either side.  I might remove them
yet.  They are really neat old ribbons that I purchased on Etsy.  I think
that the pink and white color scheme was the ENTIRE reason that I
purchased them, okay, I know it was!  They are vintage cat show
ribbons from the 1960's and I thought that they were really pretty.

Now it's on to my next laundry room!  The shelves in there
are overflowing with all sorts of bits and pieces.  It's probably time for
another donation trip to the thrift store!

Thanks for dropping by today!


Wednesday, April 24, 2013

My Growing Wrona Collection

It's been a few weeks since I've blogged...about three to be exact!  I
don't know where the time goes!  I have been enjoying the spring
weather, although it has been unseasonally cold here in Utah this spring! keep myself busy while I've been indoors more than I've wanted
to be, I added some more prints to my Angelina Wrona collection.  I know
that these aren't for either love them or hate them.  Some
people think that they are too "dark", but I rather love them.  They have
such a beautiful, haunting mood to them.  These are just poster prints that
I purchased online.  I tried a new poster company (Bare Walls) and I'm sorry
to say that the whole experience was a nightmare from start to finish.  It
took me over a month to receive them.  I think that I will stick to my tried
and trusted All Posters from now on.  They never fail me!

This one is called "Hush"...abit creepy, but I like it!

This one is "The Calm Before The Storm"...

"Jane Doe"...see those autopsy stitch marks on her
chest...yes, I know, kind of macabre for most people!

This one is called "It's Time" and if you look closely you can see
people in the background being beamed up into the sky toward the
light...I know, it's kind of out there...again, LOVE it!

"Rose"...she looks so sad...

"Visionary"...she has one blue eye and one green eye...

Lastly, this is called "Don't Look Back"...not sure what this one is all
about.  There is a church burning in the background so I hope that she
didn't do it!  Yikes...but it makes me wonder...

These are all hanging in my office now along with four others.  I also
have two that are unframed that I'll have to tend to one of these days.

Thanks for dropping by today.  I hope you enjoyed a glimpse at my
"unconventional" art collection.  Have a great day!


Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Easter Images...

I hope you enjoyed my Easter images...better late than never!


Tuesday, April 2, 2013

A Few Recent Finds...

A vintage chippy aqua tole tray...

A stunning antique one-of-a-kind fairy maiden painting...

A pretty pink tapestry from France...

And another larger French maiden tapestry....

If you would love to find out more, visit my web site
where these beautiful treasures and other lovely finds
have just been listed!

I hope you are enjoying your spring!