I promise to try not to break out into song but, these are a few of my favorite things... that I collect! I am really drawn to egg baskets, kitchen tins especially lard cans, I like simple antiques like my small bench. I love dough bowls and I have a few that I like to put some of my collections, like wooden mashers and my collection graters and old cookie cutters. I also love things like vintage glass Easter candy holders, small milk cans, scoops, barrels and I have the coolest molasses keg. These are just a few things that I love, thanks for looking!
Hello friends, I hope you find this Monday as blessed as I do! I really hit the lottery on Friday, I was driving to the shop and I passed this little junk shop and outside they had two wash stands. I did a "U turn" and pulled up and asked the guy working there what he wanted for both of them and if they had any other antiques. He told me that they had two tall oak full size beds, if I was interested. Well....YAH! He made a quick call to the owner and gave me a price of what I could sell one of the wash stands for. I was trying to play it cool and keep in mind that cool isn't my strong suit! He said yes, that's for all four. I loaded them so fast into my truck trying not to squeal like a little piggy.
Hello friends, sorry it has been so long since I've blogged. I don't think I can even begin to tell y'all how busy the past few weeks have been but, I'll hit the high points. I'd just like to tell you how lucky of a girl I am. First of all, I have the best business partner a girl could ask for. I just love Toni to death and really I couldn't do the things I do without her and I am very thankful for her being so thoughtful and giving me the past few weeks off to spend with my family, thanks Toni. Love ya girl!
Well, my husband has been deployed to Iraq for the past 10 months and flew in for 2 weeks for our daughter's High school graduation, we have had family at the house on and off for two weeks, worked on a few things around the house, took him up to see the college that she got accepted into (North Carolina School of the Arts), we also got her a new car and started to get her ready for college. Lets just say the past two weeks have been a blur. But, this morning I dropped Dana off at the airport to head back to Iraq for his last 30 or so days of his deployment. I am looking forward to life returning to normal or as close as we can get it and can't wait to get back into the shop!
Toni and I wanted to thank everyone that came out on Saturday, we had a great day and it was a ton of fun. We saw many familiar face and a handful of new ones. We have gotten some new things in Toni got in some new tarts and greenery and I got in some 42" stars and some nice antiques, I'll get pictures posted soon. We have the GREATEST CUSTOMERS, thanks guys!
You can use any kinds of paper, candstock, printer paper. I like printer paper, it's easier to use in the printer than cardstock. 1. Pre heat oven to 200 and line both racks with crinkled tinfoil 2.Take a rectangle cake pan and put a little bit of water, it doesn't have to cover the whole pan. 3. sprinkle instant coffee down, now spay the coffee with a water bottle to moisten the coffee, leaving some areas wetter then others. 4.Dip one side of the paper then the next and put into oven to dry. You can flip paper in the oven to make sure it has dryed. 5. if you will be printing on the paper you might have to iron it, set iron on the lowest setting and iron one side then the next. 6.Now you can print on the paper or stamp and not worry about coffee staining running the ink
This project can be messy, when I do this i do a large amount at a time. I have read tutorials about this and have found the easiest way for me. I buy cheap candles, at the dollar store or walmart you can also grubby up other things I have done old fashioned clothes pins and made bowl fillers with and added old buttons. 1. You'll need wax, I use left over tarts or candles or i buy the cheap candles at AC Moore, I use the spicey ones like cinnabon or banana nut bread. When they are on sale you can get a large candle for a few bucks. 2. Create a double boiler with a small pot with water boiling and put glass canle in boiling water and once it melts, I also sometimes use and old coffee can. 3.Create a work area with parchement or wax paper close to stove. You'll need an area to put the candles to set up on paper or parchment. 4. Remove wax and dip candle into the melted wax a few times to get it soft. 5.Sprinkle cinnamon,(I do this on a paper plate so I can reuse the cinnamon) and dip it into the wax holding the wick or use a paint brush. Repeat until lumppy and bumpy. 6.Sprinkle with cinnamon and let dry.
Cinnamon bowl fillers
I love cinnamon bowl fillers or ornaments. They are cheap to do and people really love them.This can be a messy project and when I make this I make a lot( Like 3 cups of each.) 1.Mix equal parts cinnamon to equal parts apple sauce. 2.Roll dough out onto parch ment paper to desired thickness. 3.Cut out with cookie cutters.( I have a crow and a star that's really cute) 4. Lay out on parchment or wax paper and let dry, you can also speed up the process by baking at 200 but, this can take a while. 5.Optional you can sprinkle with cinnamon while wet. 6. If you are going to make ornaments you'll have to put a hole in them while they are wet, I use a straw and add twine once it has dried. They are cute as bowl fillers or with potpouri or as ornaments. You can use any smell good spice like pumkin.
Coffee stain fabric
I really like my projects to look really prim or grubby so I like to use instant coffee for my projects. 1. Wet fabric. 2. Remove as much water as possible. 3. Lay flat, do this outside if possible, it's messy. and spinkle with instant coffee, do it heavier in areas you want darker, Spay water with a water bottle to moisten coffee. 4. Let dry in the sun. 5. Rinse out or leave it depending on prefrence. 6. you can also put in the dryer to try and heat set it, I usually only do this if by chance someone might wash it. But, most of my projects aren't to be washed.