Poor Ms. Sophie...she was singing like Bill Withers when Mr. Ivan left for the morning, but it was time for a haircut. He was looong overdue....When I can't see the poor little guy's eyeballs, I know he needs a trim! So there she was in her their favorite lounge chair, watching the gate for any sign of her boy toy. :)
He was home by mid afternoon..and all is well. The happy couple on their favorite chair.
It's that time of year again...when I gather all the ornaments collected over the year, heat up the old glue gun and take a deep breath! Two down, one to go and then I'm done. I think. Finding the older ornaments is no easy task, and I think these look best when it's loaded up with vintage. Here's one I just made today, and you can see the other at The Attic blog.
I have no clue on the year that this picture was taken, but I can remember my parents saying to the attendant..."Fill it up with Ethyl" I feel really old right now. :( Some of the youngsters out there might be asking yourself...Attendant? Ethyl?? Hey, I can even remember when the "attendants" carried a fat wad of cash in their pocket for change. Ahhh...the good old days. At least I filled my tank up today for $30! $1.85/gal. Woo-Hooooo!
EDIT: It is now December 8th and gas is $1.60..this is something to smile about!
It all started back in 1985...even before "shabby chic" was all the rage. My love affair with furniture covered in layers of the original old paint. When I couldn't find everything I wanted with the original paint, I would paint it,sand it, chip it. It wasn't quite the same look, but it worked. I remember one of my first treasured pieces was a table with pale pink paint with traces of green. Everyone thought I was crazy for even bringing it inside the house, but I loved it! I eventually sold most of my "brown" pieces to purchase painted ones.
I never thought I would bring in another piece that wasn't painted, until I saw this dining set last week on Craig's List. (Click to enlarge photos)
I was immediately attracted to it's lines...the legs, the little wooden wheels..it was very unique. Now I know there are many of you reading this and thinking that it would be perfect in white. :) I would be lying if I said that I didn't have the same thoughts.
It came with four antique pressed back chairs which I wasn't thrilled with, but it was a package deal and how could I resist the price. 80 bucks!!! I remembered that I had a set of 4 chair covers that I picked up for $6 at the thrift store, so I slipped them on and I'm happy with the look. I think I will leave it just as it is.
Check out my sister blog to see a desk that did get a recent makeover.
I saw some great costumes at the shoppe, so if you want to see more, just click here to visit my other blog. It was so much fun seeing the families dress up. I think the adults were having more fun than the kids. :)