Wednesday, August 26, 2009

The Tea House

This is my tea house in my back yard, I have had it for over a year and it is finally ready to use. It took most of that time for my hubby to wire it, insulate it, sheet rock it and we paid to have the sheet rock finished and textured. So it is just like any room in a house, but no water, I am working on that....... you know my hubby isn't going to like that. I put in the flower beds this year and have plans for more as time goes by.

This isn't a very good picture as it was getting dark when I took it. You can see the wrought iron fencing in the background, I got 5 sections of it at a garage sale, the gal said she paid $125.00 for all the pieces, she sold it to me for $20.00. What a bargain ...right.?!

I have been furnishing it with garage sale finds I want it to have that shabby look. We got the day bed for $20.00, they wanted $45. 00 but came down. We bought an almost new twin size mattress, no spots, she said she only used it a couple of times, I made the 2 embroidered pillows, and plan on adding more of different styles, as I get them made.
The chandelier, is also a garage sale find. I stripped it down and painted it white and all the dangles are made by me from semiprecious stones. The lone drapie ones are a necklace of semiprecious stone chips that I reconfigured, there were 4 strands I paid $1.00 for it. We had to hang it so high because the door would have hit it if it was any lower.

I got the mirror at a garage sale for $1.00 and I added the flowers and ribbon to cover up some boo boo's. The little table is also from a GS I have used it my daughter used it for a while then gave it back, so it is in use again. I like pieces like that, you can put them in any room and they look fine.
Well that is the update on the tea house, I posted last year a little about it, I think we were calling it the play house then. Stay tuned for more..

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Marie Antionette style swap, with Marie Antionette

I am sure many of you are familiar with Marie Antoinette's blog, she and I decided to do a swap, and this is my end of the swap. I hand painted the lace at the top of the crown with water colors, it makes it so vintage looking.

I made the crown from old wallpaper and trimmed it with everything I could think of. I used vintage gimp around the bottom and top, vintage sheet music, ribbon, lace, I cut out things with my Cricut, and glued and embellished. I used semi precious stones, feathers and glitter, I think it turned out quite well. I included this little shoe, I had such a fun time making theses shoes, I have blogged about them before. This one I made especially for Marie, note the M. on the shoe and the crown.

This is a wand of sorts, I just wanted to try some things with crape paper ribbon and glitter. Marie said she loved it all and that made me happy. I am so pleased with the cyber friends I have made. Who knew blogging could result in having friends across the U.S.A.
Thanks to all who check out my blog, I know I don't do as much as I did before, but I am busy with a remodel of half my home and it is very time consuming.
P.S I will post the crown Marie sent me, at another time.