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Sunday, November 18, 2012

Stacked Amber Globes Pumpkin Totem Pole

After I made this   Crackle Glass Pumpkin 
I remember I had other amber glass globes in my inventory that I had bought when I had an Antique Store ... so started digging and guess what I found

 ... enough amber glass globes to make a Stack of Pumpkins ... actually planned to be a pumpkin Totem Pole with painted-on faces ... but that did not happen. 

During the 1960's/1970's ... swag lights were very popular ... one large globe hanging on a chain on each side of the bed or twin ones over a vanity. When they began to be popular again and when I was selling on eBay and had a shop, I was buying the lights really cheap ... like $5.00 or less ... so I stocked up. Out of those businesses now ... SO ... still have stock. 

I started with this ... a base for an old floor lamp ... and five amber (pumpkins) globes
I started stacking ... 
5 ...  
and adding a finial to the top ... a burlap bow between each one and some burlap strings to the top for hair as it was to become a face, NOT. 
(later added Fall leaves and berries in the bows) 

and it became a part of my front porch Fall 

Mice are eating the corn again.
 Evening shadow of the crow on the Harvest table.
Old pitchfork or hay fork.

Morning and afternoon sun really lights it up.  Look closely at the top globe and you can see reflections of the trees ... and now it becomes a gazing ball. 
Very tall and heavy.    


 Added some Fall leaves and berries to the burlap bows.

Kinda funky, don't you think ???

Hope you have a Blessed Thanksgiving.

Thanks for the visit. 
If you leave a comment, I will know you were here.

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Little Chairs...A Chair Affair

Thursday's Theme {A Chair Affair}

 Here is my answer to her ... "A Chair Affair"

This rocker is a true antique ... painted orange and missing one arm when I bought it. We made the arm, but just left it as it was.  

All of these are children's chairs have been  collected over many years. 

Very old chair ... leather seat. My neighbor sold this in her garage sale ... it was her Father's chair and she is about 65 year old. 

Just a cute bentwood chair and just perfect for my little bear that came from Germany.

Another Antique chair ... bought at an Estate Sale for $35.00.

Great for display ... 
Mr. dryer vent Snowman loves this chair.
Shabby white-chippy and great for holding my bed-side magazines and reading material. I have had this one forever. Notice the wires stabilizing the legs.

I believe this is a Salesman's sample. 
Original needlepoint seat.
Bought at an Estate Sale for $25.00
This is one of my favorites.
When living in Michigan, (1980's) ...
I answered an ad in the newspaper for a School Desk ... traveling through ice and show, I came home with this ... a really nice oak, two drawer school desk and two chairs.
We cut the legs down to coffee table height, but left room for the chairs to fit under. 

This is the original paint on both chairs. 
This one sits with the table in the living room.
This one holds a collection of old brushes and wooden utensils in the breakfast room.

Cute little rocker crackled pink paint with lots of green showing that was part of my porch decoration last year.

Love the simple lines of this vintage, rope woven seat. May not be original, but very fitting. Bought from a lady who was about 65 year old and it was her child chair.

My most resent purchase ... folding chair with vintage decals. Precious and in great condition.

Very unusual School Chair with metal braces 
on the sides. Very solid !!!

I did this vignette long ago ... 
this picture just tells me that these two little guys just do not welcome the start of school. 

 Hope you enjoyed seeing my collection of Children's chairs. 
They are great to decorate with.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Cabinet Nobody Would Steal

Trash to Treasure Green Cabinet

Last year, I participated in Community Sale hosted by my friend who does Estate Sales. She prices and sets up the displays. It is a Friday/Saturday sale. If the item does not sale the first day, then it is half-price on Saturday. Unsold items must be picked up Monday morning or they will be donated to a Thrift Store. This is a good way to sale more expensive items.

I did very well with my sales ... but this is not what this post is about ... it is about an old cabinet that nobody would steal. When we went to pick up our unsold items on Monday; the person running the sale, made note of three pieces of shabby furniture that were sitting outside the building and had been there all week and through the week-end. He said he had hoped someone would steal them over the week-end, but he guessed they were not worth stealing. He offered them to anyone that would haul them off. 

Well, guess who hauled off this little gem.
The old piece of linoleum on the top was disgusting ... the back was cardboard.

I think it was a built-in for a kitchen or bathroom, but you can see what it had been used for. The white line on the third drawer shows the broken corner. Notice the dates on the bottom drawer ...  1949  1962.
 It had good bones and just needed some TLC.

Once the yucky linoleum and the old glue was taken off ... the top boards were not bad but ... I replaced the top with some recycled old tongue and groove boards. Loved this!!! 
Sorry, I did not get a picture before I sanded them.
Replacing the top was necessary because it was not big enough to cover the addition of the beaded-board.
I replaced the back and the damaged side with beaded-board paneling that was given to me.

I mixed some paints until I got a color I liked, making chalk paint by adding a little un-sanded tile grout and painted it.  

I sanded it down to give it that time-worn look and added vintage glass drawer handles. Love these and have had them forever ... don't even know what I paid for them, but not much. 
So, all considered, I do not have much cost in this cabinet.  

FREE cabinet ...  
Free beaded-board ... 
FREE tongue and groove boards ...
FREE labor (Mr. Z works for free) ...

LOW COST handles...
I love FREE and LOW COST.

 Nobody would steal it but look at it now ...
Mr. Z. replaced the broken corner and you can't even tell it.

Right now, I have it on my front porch with no plans to use it in the house, but sure would make a nice cabinet in a laundry room, craft room or bath room. It is 33" tall and the top is about 22" square. I reinforced the bottom and added heavy rollers for easy moving. 

I have a large stencil with birds and a tree branch that I am thinking about putting on the front ... What do you think? ... stencil or just leave it plain?
I will sell it in a garage sale this summer. 

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Merry Christmas ... 

Audrey Z. 
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