Sunday, April 7, 2013

Faded Blue, Paris Label, and Finds

I took a few days off blogging to rest, and recharge.



Whenever I find myself dozing off on the couch, I know it's time to chill a bit.




I worked on small projects like this faded blue bundle.  I tinted a copy of my vintage script,
and decoupaged it to the book cover.  The wrinkles are intentional.




A vintage key, hemp twine, and a couple dried rose buds makes it complete.

The sun is shining here, and Spring is trying it's best to come forth.  So, I'm lightening up some of my projects, and, sometimes simple is enough.



I've been wanting to add something to this old wood crate I painted, and added horseshoe handles to.




After considering a multitude of complicated options, I decided to go for simple.




I just grabbed one of my rubber stamps, and "Paris" letters from my stash.




Instead of stamping directly on the crate, I made my design on tissue, and decoupaged it to the side.  The surface is not smooth, so I had more control over the image this way.  I wanted a distressed label look.




I used white tissue, so it still kinda looks like I stamped it on.

A simple addition.  I have a tendency to over think things sometimes.




I have four more crates this size.  I may keep them simple, or.............

I also pulled out some of my finds from earlier in this year.



I love these vintage wire baskets, with their original green paint.  Originally hanging baskets, the chain is long gone, but they have their peat pots.  I don't come across these very often.




In addition to multiple baskets, I have rusty wire hearts.




Most likely used for wreaths.




A three tier metal shelf, with weathered paint, was another find.







Back to multiples.




I found these salesman samples at an estate sale.  Hmmmm, I have a few ideas.  What do you think?



I have a bunch of organizing to do.  See ya soon.



21 comments:

  1. Cannot wait to see what you come up with! As usual, all your creations are beautiful.

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  2. You always find the coolest treasures Rosemary! LOVE your beautiful creations!Good to hear you took time out to rest.I did the same thing yesterday and will today too!Happy Sunday!
    xx
    Anne

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  3. All your new found treasures would be so much fun to play with. Have a great time!!

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  4. Looking forward to what you create from these. You are the best!

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  5. Love the simplicity {and ease} of the stamp you did on the box, Rosemary. I think it is just enough.

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  6. Love the stamped tissue...so pretty Rosemary! If you have the chance, come by and share at the party. :)
    I love your finds, those legs are gorgeous...can't wait to see what you make of them, I know it will be amazing!
    Blessings,
    Cindy

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  7. Love the stamped tissue...so pretty Rosemary! If you have the chance, come by and share at the party. :)
    I love your finds, those legs are gorgeous...can't wait to see what you make of them, I know it will be amazing!
    Blessings,
    Cindy

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  8. Rosemary, Your crate looks delicious, with its charming tissue decoupage on its side. So very Frenchy. You always have such good stuff to play with!
    ~Sue

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  9. Rosemary,
    I love the simple touches. The box with the horseshoe handles is so great. Love that. Glad you got some rest.
    Kris

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  10. You always have the sweetest little treasures featured here on your blog.

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  11. Love all your fun findings. I also have some fun stuff but I usually sit and stare at it wishing I was more creative. You are very inspiring and I so enjoy your site.
    Donna

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  12. my word. were all those things stash in your garage???
    wonderful stuff!!

    love the box...
    and those wire hearts? You know I'd be rusting those and just hanging them around everywhere. Love 'em.

    blessings
    barb

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  13. Love the book bundle and the crate! Hope that their light touch will bring spring on! Quite a stash of rubber stamps you have there, young lady! LOL! I had a bunch of those wire baskets one year and was going to try to make a chandelier out of one and an above bed fabric cascade thingie with one, but they didn't quite work out. Maybe I'll find some more sometime and try it again LOL! Enjoy your projects and I'm glad you got a little rest! Hugs, Leena

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  14. The project potential is very high with these treasures. Love the legs and the wire hearts.

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  15. Wow you certainly have treasures. Love the idea of stamping on the tissue and then applying it to the uneven surface. Rest and recharge is very good for our creativity. Blissful...

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  16. Oh my beating heart.... I swoon for your treasures Rosemary, especially those large peat baskets and wire hearts.

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  17. What fun I could have with that stuff!!!! I love your box!!! Very clever

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  18. Love your little bundle with the key...love your white Paris box...love your wire hearts and green wire baskets...but I really love those posts. I would have fun figuring out something to do with those.

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  19. i'm loving it!!!
    kisses from Poland:)

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