Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Happy Halloween!

I thought that I would try painting my first pumpkin this year! Here is my small pumpkin, I decided to paint it grey and paint my favorite quote from Edgar Allan Poe's "The Raven", 'Quaff, oh quaff this kind nepenthe and forget this lost Lenore!" Quoth the Raven "Nevermore."' I have always loved this poem and I really enjoyed this project!

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Thrifted Clock

I found this great retro clock for my kitchen, the only problem was that it was filthy! When I was about to hang it up and clean it, I realized that just using water and a sponge would wipe off the retro green color of the clock. So it was either have a second-hand filthy clock in my kitchen or wipe off the color that made me buy the clock in the first place. So I decided to go to Lowes and try my best to match the color and re-paint! Luckily, you can but an 8 oz. sample size that is perfect for a small project, for only $3.00! I covered the glass/face with tissue and painted the clock with three coats of paint!



Thursday, October 25, 2012

Vintage Marketplaces


After having my Etsy shop for over a year, I told myself that I would consider having a booth in a Vintage fair once I could afford it. I don't have the funds just yet, but I will try my best to go to these fairs/marketplaces to see if they are the right places for me to have a booth.



 SILVER LAKE ART CRAFT & VINTAGE
silverlakeartcraftvintage.com
November 10th
December 8th

HARVEST MARKET AND MARKETPLACE
Glendale's Historic Old Town
shopmontrose.com/sunday-harvest-market-and-marketplace
Sundays 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 PM

Monday, October 22, 2012

Vintage Score!






This classic Californian Pottery is from Adele from Laguna, California from the 1940's. I have read  that Barbara Williswork inspired this design. It looks great with my decor, since it is mostly brown tones with teal and mint accents.

Friday, October 19, 2012

LA Printers Fair


This is the second time I've attended the LA Printers Fair, there is so much great stuff for any vintage fan, especially if you also printmaking enthusiast.I found a type case and some print making supplies for my Etsy Store. I'll write about my new supplies soon!




Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Outing in LA

I had a very busy weekend in LA, I  finally got to see Placido Domingo perform!
Here are some photos from our outing.



Saturday, October 13, 2012

Sesame Street

I was pleased to read Charles M. Blow's Op-Ed Column "Don’t Mess With Big Bird". He wrote and said everything that I wanted to say about PBS. I'd like to link this wonderful article and share some of my favorite Sesame Street clips that taught me about letters, counting and life.






Thursday, October 4, 2012

Desert Moon

On a drive through the desert at night, we noticed how beautiful the sky and moon were that night, so I thought I would take some photos of the skyline, the fist is the best we took, and the others are beautiful mistakes. They look gorgeous!






Monday, October 1, 2012

Staining Wood Furniture

After almost a month of daily staining my coffee table is complete. Just waiting to buy a sofa so that everyone can see the full effect, but in the meantime, here is a sneak peek before and after image: