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Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Paper flowers and new old things!

 Hi guys! I finished the paper flowers from my last post. I really like how they turned out.

 I like frankly fake flowers..part Dr. Seuss but with a girly that never fade. I used some yummy scrapbook paper, vintage ledger cards, and vintage French to English dictionary text.

 I raided my special vintage button jar. Some had rhinestone centers and some I added crystal bling to. Some got glitter and some I felt didn't need it (gasp!)

 Pinks, blues and yellows. I added white floral tape to the stems because it felt "right".

 I have been raiding the shed for things we have bought in the last couple months that got shuffled out there. These are 3 fab cast iron clawfoot tub feet. I love their patina..shabby painted and rusty. Just so interesting!

We have quite a few old architectural pieces..I buy these when I can! This is a bracket off of an old Victorian house.

 This is a fab huge column capital or base. The column would have sat between the scrolly feet, but now is is a fabulous pedestal stand. A 12 x 12 marble floor tile would fit on the top for a more "finished" surface, or it is fab as is. I can see this holding a big glass cloche or a striking art piece.

These I made but haven't got them listed yet.They are antique aqua medicine bottles that I added old brass hardware to. I covered the bolt holes with vintage brass buttons.

 This was a wonderful piece I found in "the barn". It is the front of an antique cast iron andiron that would have been used in the fireplace. It is flat backed and wonderful! I looked for its mate to no avail!

 I got a bunch of these last weekend. They are old trophy tops. This one was so bizarre..not sure if it a bowling one that melted, or some odd "trick bowling" trophy..either way too funny! These are great to spray paint and glitter to make upcycled trophies..."Most On The Ball" ? "Most Able To Always Pull It Out Of Your ... " ???

 I got a couple of these old wicker covered bottles. This one is a gallon size of rum. I am leaving the labels on so the buyer can remove if they want.

 An aqua cork topped graphics...

 ..or just turn the label to the back!

 I got scads of old wooden thread spools in different sizes. I usually sort them to color families because I am "that way". I saved the empty ones back for some projects..or if I have no time, to sell later.

 I got this Kathe Kruse vintage celluloid doll for not much and then discovered that the shoulder plate was splitting..the tension of her neck cord has slowly pulled her neck into her shoulder plate..still cute! Kathe Kruse dolls are so unique and wonderful.

 I dug these out of the shed and I think there are more out there...I need to go dig further! I am a sucker for crusty and rusty. These would be cool framed or altered.

 I got several old pieces of carnival chalkware on our Ohio trip. These would have been "prizes" at a fair or carnival booth. Too cool.

 I got this antique tin toleware box at an estate sale. It is coming unsoldered at the front bottom, but that is an issue that can be fixed. I like old metal pieces. I liked the Laura Ingalls Wilder books as a kid (and still do) and I remember in Farmer Boy her talking about the tin peddler... I think that would have been a cool occupation!

I got 2 of these vintage pottery vases in Ohio. This blue one and one in cream. I have never seen any like these. There was a LOT of Ohio pottery at that sale..not sure what this is. There is a raised rectangular mark on the bottom that looks like it would have been lettered, but it is too blurry to make out. I have never seen a raised rectangular mark like that soooo...???? They have a lovely satin glaze.

 I got a few pieces of antique ironstone. This tureen has a lion, crown and unicorn on the handles and has raised rose, shamrock and thistle motifs surrounding the handles... England, Ireland and Scotland? It is marked Powell and Bishop.

This one was unmarked but still cool. I love these to heap with anything..vintage Christmas ornaments, sequined fruit, vintage buttons, roses, chocolates.....ummm... These and the vases are all on EBay right now (before I change my mind and keep them!) 

 This is an antique wooden wall pocket. It is Eastlake cottage Victorian style..less fussy than high Victorian and more "farmhouse". It probably held taper candles or things you wanted up and away from little people. It is missing one point on the back, but still charming.

 I am usually not a Haeger pottery fan, but these are mid century cool candleholders..a great shape and would look so cool with black or striped candles!

 This is my Grandpa Francis as a baby.. those bright blue eyes have passed down to my mom and a couple grandkids..brown eyes rule in our gene pool even though there were more blue eyed ancestors! These are some more pin style flower frogs..great to display old photos like these.

I shipped this pink little duck out to a new home this week. I bought several old plastic baby toys. I like the colors of the old plastic toys..corally pink, eggy yellow, red orange, kelly green and "dutch" blue..such happy colors! I will be spending the week listing and sorting boxes of things from our Ohio trip. I have an antique show coming up in Knoxville next weekend. Knoxville Trade Days is a brand new monthly show and there is a lot of buzz and excitement. ( I believe they have a Facebook page) Hope you have a great week and stop on back and see what I have been up to! 'Til next time! Julia


Duni said...

Amazing finds! I love the bracket and the vintage thread spools! The paper bouquets are lovely, especially the pink one :)

Anonymous said...

Wow! You've really been finding lots of great stuff! The quirky trophy guy is my favorite I think, because it is just so . . . weird!

Virginie Lykins said...

I love those flowers... such a good idea !

Memories for Life said...

I love your paper flowers...such a fun mix of papers!
And those wicker bottles are sure cool!

Paige @ Little Nostalgia said...

Love, love, love your paper flowers. I tried some a few years ago, but yours look much better. Haha.

The Art Bug said...

Wonderful finds! Love your flowers, they turned out pretty nice!

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Wow,,,You have a lot of great treasures to bring to Knoxville! I want to go picking where you pick!