Friday, August 29, 2014

Fleur-de-lis Tags

These fleur-de-lis tags have been on a journey.

Earlier this summer I purchased a shelf, with the intention to sell it at one of my shows.  I loved the little fleur-de-lis design.  Well......

It did not sell in it's original gold tone finish.

It did not sell after I painted it white.

The other day, I was moving it out of my way, when I took another look, and, envisioned tags.

Bye, bye, fleur-de-lis shelf.  Hello, fleur-de-lis tags.

I removed the little fleur-de-lis.  I gave them a rusty, weathered, distressed white finish.

Then I added a hole, and, hemp string.

They make nice tags.

No, I did not toss the shelf.  I'm planning to redesign it.

See ya soon.

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Weathered and Rusty

I'm in weathered and rusty mode.

I've been creating some of my salvaged metal crowns.

I gave this angel crown the rusty patina you see here.

I added the weathering to these vintage clothespins, and, added the numbered tacks as embellishments.

 I gave the tacks a little extra aging as well.

This vintage metal flower got a little extra patina.

I've also been going through my stash of vintage hardware.

The patina is natural on this ornate drawer pull,

and, on this beautifully weathered vintage cherub finial.

I'm still amazed at how much vintage hardware I've managed to accumulate over the years, and, I'm letting a lot of it go.

Everything is available in my Etsy shop.  I'll be adding similar items all week.  I have more digging, and, creating to do.

Saturday, August 23, 2014


I have another series of shows rapidly approaching.  So, I'll be listing vintage, and, handmade all weekend on Etsy.

Something I have very little time to do when I'm preparing for a show.

There will be quite the variety.

Check out my sidebar, or, click HERE to browse my shop.

See ya soon.