Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Children Book Prints

These are Eleanora Marsten Ilustrations from the 1930's. The children's book that they are from contained nursery rhymes that bring back fond childhood memories. The color is as rich as her style. If I don't sell these, I will keep them for my future Grandchildren.

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Candle Cups

We rarely use traditional teacups anymore. We drink our coffee and tea in styrofoam, paper, ceramic or plastic cups and mugs. Gone are the days of beautiful presentation. I decided to repurpose these lovelies as candle holders. They give off a pretty glow and can be reused with a new candle over and over ... or you can actually drink from them!

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Childhood Memories

I found these vintage doll cutouts and just had to display them. The doll's name is Mary and probably dates to the 1940's. This would be a nice decor for a little girls room or maybe a craft/sewing room.  I placed them in a 20"x16"wood frame, under glass with a beige muslin fabric background.

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Old and new

I have an obsession with vintage enamelware. It started when I was a wee one on the farm  where I was raised. There was an abundance of enamelware used for about everything there.  It was cheap and it lasted. It was lightweight and was not too "flashy" in it's appearance. Farm folk do not like to like to appear "flashy".  My favorite piece of this wonderful metal ware was a big creme colored bowl with green trim. It was the Popcorn Bowl that my Dad took great pride in filling with his favorite corn from a local neighbor by the name of Yoder. On some Saturday nights, my Mom would turn the popcorn into carmel corn from her Mother's recipe.  The farm has been sold after 4 generations lived there. I still have the popcorn bowl. The bowl in the picture is a different bowl that is home to these budding crocuses that I finally brought out of the dark. I still use the sacred Popcorn Bowl for everything including popcorn. It will be passed down to my children and hopefully theirs.