Monday, June 28, 2010
I found the top one at a yard sale some time ago but the matting and the frame were not so much me. I took it all apart this morning and used a light stain to give the mat a hint of color and I rubbed the frame with black I love black in furniture, art...just about anyway you can use it!
The bottom are a pair of very sweet postcards I purchased from Berna Dean at Vintage Chic downtown Dothan, Al and have had them for a while also. A couple of weeks back I found this black double frame at another yard sale but again the very white Mat left me cold!! So I took the same stain and really drenched the bottom mat, and lightly rubbed the top. When it is all put together...I Love It! I love the aged look, the distressed feel. I think it works well in the black frame and now the Sweet Birds are the Focus...I am happy!!
I have a few before and after photos of some finished furniture and a few photos from the always full storage unit. I am working on furniture this week so if you see something before I work on it...give me a call. Or if you something that is finished....
Added some cute little feet and sanded it to prepare it for paint but I noticed the wood is so pretty so...I just oiled it and painted the hardware black.
So I sanded it again to shabby it and put a light mahogany glaze on it and now it has almost a pink tint. Not really but, really cute.
See? Just a hint!
Now it needs to rest beside your bed or nestle next to your favorite reading chair. $15
This bench had been mistreated....abused. Someone tried to stain over paint....it needed help.
I Sanded and Painted and Glazed and now it is ready to rest at the foot of your bed. Nice deep color with a hint of black. $18
Take a Peek at this Mid Century Beauty!! All Original. Lovely shade of almost Jade....Original Finial...Original Shade with all its Great Detailing!
Now I will leave you with a few shots of a few of the things in storage that I will start my journey with this week...
There are 4 of these...Look at the wonderful folding slated camp chairs....I have 4 of these also
Let me know if you see anything....The back of my car is full also. I have lots to do and a booth to open...but I have plenty to go around!!!
Try to Stay Cool if you go out...Don't forget the sun screen!
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Sunday, June 27, 2010
Our Weekend......Saturday Morning Farmers Market, Lunch at Ruby Tuesdays and A Quiet Sunday Ride with Mr Hedley
Saturday Morning we visited the Farmers Market in Down Town Dothan, Alabama!! This is held every Saturday in the summer months in the parking lot of the Civic Center and is sponsored by the Down Town Group. This was our first visit and well worth it!! There was a flurry of activity. Plenty to see, lots or folks to visit with and array of wonderful Fresh Vegetables, Fruits, Flowers and Honey!!
We have had yummy Slocomb Tomatoe Sandwiches, Cold Watermelon and tonight we are having some of these peas...I can't wait.
If you haven't been...go! And lets all support our Farmers!
But that is not all I found at the Market....
A Family Business
Hand Made Pottery...and she offers classes
Lynn Koning is now teaching the Pottery Wheel Classes
Mildred's is a staple in Dothan...her tea room is known far and wide.
Call for special event plans, catering or just for reservations....
Mildred McClintic 334-702-9030
Doesn't this make you want to call NOW!!!
There are always activities for the children.
This week it was making art with Fresh Vegetables....
This is all sponsored by the Down Town Group...Pictured here are the Volunteers from the First Baptist Church in Dothan.
This is a great outing for the entire family...Make sure to wear sunscreen....and plan on staying a while!!
We left there and headed over to Ruby Tuesdays for lunch. It is always good, and the air conditioning feels so good after being outside. I ran into some of my friends from the volunteer group there too, taking advantage of the wonderful salad bar...
Please tell him to smile when you go in and also tell him mom says hi!!
That is Clay in the background, he will take care of your to go orders
We ended our nice relaxing weekend with a drive with Mr Hedley on Sunday
For those of you who don't know, Mr Hedley is our Kitty Cat and Yes, he rides. His favorite place is behind my head and the headrest..nice and secure.
Thanks for visiting...I have lots of furniture and goodies for you all tomorrow....
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Until Monday...Take Care..Stay Cool!!