Thursday, December 10, 2009

Open House at Bloom

The entrance to the shop where the girls
draped sheet music. So pretty! Two of these
columns are still for sale.
Primitive tabletop writing desk. SOLD

I love this great vintage wine tasting table. So handy
for a small area like a wine cellar or grotto...but open
up the leaves, it is HUGE. Hey, that is a nice cabinet
overhead for a flatscreen TV.

This display has my new Schnadig marble
topped chest and my French plate rack with
chalkware Cherub top. Cute antique phone.
Whose is that?

Love the way they displayed the stuff on my
primitive metal corner shelf.

Primitive blue table with drawer.

This table used to be red and white, but I painted it a pretty French grey.
It has a marble top and fabulous hardware and bottom shelf. Love the statue.
Would make a great kitchen piece, or bedside table that could double as writing desk.

European bar cabinet with inlaid wood.
Has upper cabinet with pullout shelf and lower cabinet with drawers in between.
So much storage.

Here it is with upper doors open. It is mirrored
and lights up when the doors open. So pretty with
barware that sparkles in the light and mirror.

Freight dolly under cute settee. If somebody
does not buy this dolly soon, I'm going to have
to make a huge cushion and use as an ottoman!

Antique church railing from Belgium. Would
make a great king size headboard, wouldn't it?

I painted this desk black and embellished it with a
little gold paint, a technique that proves to be one of my favorite finishes! Love those botanical prints over it!

Christmas on the Avenues

This Saturday, December 12, 2009, Downtown Waco will be celebrating Christmas on the Avenues and many shops will be open late. Some of my art and art jewelry will be on display at Bloom and Bee Swanky which will be open until 8:00 p.m.  Amy is having refreshments and live entertainment!  Carriage rides will be available for travel between participating shops.  What fun!

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Sweater Stocking

I made this Christmas stocking out of an old felted sweater and added upholstery fabric so it would keep its shape better.  The back is leopard and it is 32" tall.  The top of my fireplace mantle is 6' off  the floor so you can tell how big it is.  Fill 'er up, please!  P.S.  You can see a little bit of my favorite Bible Scripture I painted on my mantle, John 20:27.  I painted it to look somewhat like it was "carved" in the cast stone.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

I received my gift-Fairy Wishes!!!!

Wow, I was so excited yesterday when I came home and there was a package waiting for me.  It was from Charlene Gray of  She had posted on her blog that I had won a giveaway for being her 100th follower.  This little "Fairy Wishes" is so cute and the color palette is mine.   I know she made it-I've seen her blog and know she is very talented.  I can't wait to meet her in person and give her a big hug!