Tuesday, March 30, 2010

White Owls and a Bagpiper






As I wrote in an earlier blog, I like to paint discarded figurals white. For some reason, that process just seems to lessen the flaws for me. This antique bagpiper lamp had several flaws and, although I found it endearing in multicolors, for me, it needed to be white. I left the base and rod an antique brass which went well with the color of the lampshade. It just updates it...to me.




I painted these ceramic owls white too. They weren't really flawed, and not antiques, but I wanted to mix them in with some white pieces that I keep on shelves above my desk in the kitchen.



And the owls, the ironstone and other pieces all hold desk supplies within handy reach, so they're not just pretty faces!

Thanks again to Kathleen at Faded Charm for hosting White Wednesday and while you are there, check out her giveaway!

8 comments:

raggygirlvintage said...

Great mix of pretty and practical, love your ironstone!
Tracey

oldgreymare said...

Now that title got my attention!

The owls are so cute.

Suzan

Tanya said...

I love all of your white goodies. I always forget that I can paint ceramic type things. It really does update them.

Miss Gracie's House said...

The owls add such a touch of whimsey! Happy WW!
Rene'

Faded Charm said...

You have some great unusual pieces and they look wonderful mixed with your ironstone. Thanks for playing along today.

~Happy WW~

Kathleen

angela | the painted house said...

Just checking in with you...you won the Crate & Barrel giftcard! Hooray!

Daphne Nicole & Lynda Cade said...

Things always look good painted white!!! Your ironstone is so pretty! Thanks for stoping by, and the sweet comment on my purses. Blessings... Daphne

佩璇佩璇 said...

生命如夏花洵爛;死如秋葉之靜美。 ..................................................