Thursday, November 28, 2013

FARRAGOZ Giveaway Winner and Special Discount

A great big thank you to all who entered the FARRAGOZ giveaway.  Once again, I wish I could give you all the prize.  However, I do have another deal for you at the end of this post, so hang in there.

But, first, let get to the winner.

The winner of the 12 month online FARRAGOZ course, is, an early entry.


Congratulations,  Marie.  An email is on the way.

NOW, on to the SPECIAL DISCOUNT.  FARRAGOZ has ,once again, given me the go ahead to extend a fabulous discount offer to my readers.

For the next 10 days, the full cost of the course will be reduced to a one time payment of $99 for the 12 month course. The current discounted one time payment is $150. That's an additional $51 savings for you.  There are also two additional discounted easy payment options.

Click HERE,  and you will be taken to the Villabarnes Special Discount page, for all the details.

Learn "The Art of Patina", and so much more.

Thanks again, everyone, and, I wish you all a very HAPPY THANKSGIVING.

This is not a paid post.  FARRAGOZ has enrolled me in their course to give an honest review.  All opinions are my own.  My decision to become a FARRAGOZ affiliate, and extend this discounted offer, was based on my impression of the course.

Friday, November 22, 2013

Another FARRAGOZ Giveaway

Yesterday was my birthday, but, I'm giving you a gift.  Another chance to win a FREE 12 month online "FARRAGOZ, The Art of Patina" painting course?

Hey, we can also call it a pre-Christmas gift.  It's the gift that keeps on giving.

Since sharing my decision to partner with FARRAGOZ, I've shared, not only the projects I've completed from the course, like this beautiful clock face,

but my own spin on the design, using the paint recipes.

I've also used some of the techniques for my own designs.

After the response to my first giveaway, my friends at FARRAGOZ have agreed to let me GIVEAWAY another 12 MONTH ONLINE COURSE to one of my followers.  Whoo Hooooooo.

The easy to follow instructions, and video tutorials will have you painting like a pro in no time.  Want to learn how to create this beautiful angel plaque?  You can.

How about this old world trumeau?  A FARRAGOZ instructor will guide you every step of the way, and you can move at your own pace.

Would you like to learn how to mix your own paint, and gesso?  The recipes are economical, and I'm loving the finishes I get using them.

You'll learn all this, and more.

So, are you ready for another chance to win a 12 month online FARRAGOZ course?

We've automated it this time.  Just follow the instructions below.



This is not a paid post.  FARRAGOZ has enrolled me in their course to give an honest review.  All opinions are my own.  My decision to become a FARRAGOZ affiliate, and sponsor this giveaway, was based on my impression of the course.

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Market Success

The Hunt and Gather Pop Up Market was a one day, six hour event, this past Friday, that brought a flurry of customers. You can find out more about the market HERE.  There will be another in March.

Instead of setting up the night before the market, hubby and I decided to do it all the day of.  So, needless to say, we were working at warp speed.

The doors opened at 2:00 pm, and my rooster flew the coop right away.

Actually, from that point on, I was pretty busy with a constant stream of customers. Lots of items found new homes.

I wish I'd had a hundred violin playing cherubs.  Everyone loved the finish I put on it.

I sold a bunch of burlap.  Whoo Hoooooo.

My crown sold to a deliriously happy customer.

By the end of the show, I just wanted to lay down like my cherub here.

I thought I would get more shots of my booth during the show, but, that didn't happen.  Too busy.

I did however manage to get a few shots of other booths, before, and during the last hour of the show.

This is my friend Yolanda, and her husband Julio.  She has a shop in Hammond, IN, called The Junk Fairy

I love the spot she had in the corner with the exposed brick.

My friend MJ and her husband (Est. 1964) had an awesome display.

I wish I'd had time to take more photos, but, I'm very happy that making sales was the reason I couldn't.  I'm so grateful to all who came out and shopped.

Still in recoup mode.

See ya soon.

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Plaster Play and Pop Up Market

Remember when I said I've been envisioning plaster pieces.  I shared my crown before.  Now, I have a fragmented bust.

Molded with plaster, and given layers of paint.

It makes a great display piece, and I'll have several with me at the Hunt and Gather Market in Crown Point, IN, this Friday.  I'll be a vendor.

If you're in the area, stop by to see me.

I'll have piles of vintage metal,

the awesome piece some of you told me not to sell.

Yes, it made me giddy, but, I buy and sell for a living.  For the right price, it's going.

This large terracotta rooster will be there too.

I'll have tons of crystals,

a bunch of vintage frames, re-purposed items, and, furniture pieces I'm finishing up.

I'll try to share as many pics as I can, before, and during the show.  Right now, I have to get back to work.

I haven't set up at a show since Spring, and, I probably won't again till next year.  My booth will be JAMMED.

See ya soon.

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Burlap Burnout?

I have a question for you.  How many of you still love creating with burlap, and how many of you are kinda over it?

Over the years, I've stuffed it, upholstered with it,

stenciled it,

printed on it,

wrapped with it,

collected it,

and sold a bunch of it.

I've made message boards with it, and wrapped bottles with it.

I've also whined about how many difficult burlap projects I've done for clients over the years.  I go through these burlap burn-out periods.  However, this time, the period doesn't seem to be ending.

I still have a lot of it, but, I can't seem to motivate myself to do anything with it, other than sell it.

Maybe I've just seen too much of it, online, at shows, in my garage..................

Maybe this is just part of my desire to clear out, and move on.  I still love the graphics, and texture. Hmmmmmmm....................I think I'll keep one or two faves.  The rest can go.

Anyone want a bunch of burlap?

Saturday, November 2, 2013

The Find That Made Me Giddy

The garage sale had been open for nearly 2 hours.

As I pulled up, my heart started to pound.  Someone MUST have scooped this up.  There HAD to be a "SOLD" tag on it.

Nope.  No sold tag, and the price was sooooooooo reasonable.

I couldn't pay for it fast enough.  NOW IT'S MINE.

It has all of it's 60 drawers.  It's over 4 feet tall, nearly 2-1/2 feet wide, and a foot deep.


I'm not the giddy sort, but, I found myself giggling while the nice gentleman helped me load it.  I found myself giggling all the way home.  I'm giggling while I'm writing this.  I'm having a GIDDY attack.

Would this find make you giddy?

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