Friday, August 20, 2010

Just a Little Something I Made and my Birthday Gift arrived today.

Since I received so many lovely comments on my pincushion, I thought I would share another recently completed project. I apologize for not having a before shot, you know how it is, you just can't wait to begin.

So please picture this mirror, painted in black with flowers stenciled all over. A goodwill purchase for $1.99. After removing the mirror and doing
some sanding to remove the ridges of the stenciled paint, the whole frame got painted this lovely ooops($2.00 Lowes) Aqua color. Then the fun began. After sorting the bags of shells that I bought this summer at lawnsales, all for under $2.00, I began to glue on my design. I didn't have enough of the flat shells to cover the frame in its entirety and I still wanted the color to show through ....... so here it is all completed. I like it. Basically, I have a new mirror for under $6.00 and still have tons of shells and paint left over for a new project.

Since this project was a little different from what I usually post, I thought I would share it over at A
Little Knick Knack for Meg's first ever link party Everything but the Kitchen Sink. So just click here to see what other fun things are showing up today.

And speaking of fun ....... My birthday gift to myself arrived today, hot of the presses, my copy of Hot Kitchen & Home Collectibles of the 30's, 40's, 50's & Beyond. Second Edition. This fabulous book was compiled by C. Dianne Zweig.

C. Dianne Zweig is the author of Hot Kitchen & Home Collectibles of the 30s, 40s, 50s and Hot Cottage Collectibles for Vintage Style Homes. She is also the Editor of an actively growing internet based resource community for people who buy, sell or collect antiques, collectibles and art. You can find Dianne’s fabulous retro and vintage kitchen, home and cottage collectibles at The Collinsville Antiques Company of New Hartford, CT, a 22,000 feet antique emporium with an in-house retro café.To read more articles by C. Dianne Zweig click on this link: C. Dianne Zweig’s Blog Kitsch ‘n Stuff Email me at dianne@cdiannezweig.comVisit my website, CDianneZweig.comDianne is a member of:The American Society of Journalists and Authors The Authors Guild, Inc.

For all of us that love our Kitschy Finds, this is the book for us. Honestly, I was drooling at some of
the collections being showcased, the canisters and the aprons, oh my.

Not only did I see things I wanted, I saw things I already had, like this adorable little pig. It does not have any markings but looked familiar to me in its style as perhaps Shawnee. In the book it is stated as maybe Shawnee or Royal Copley. Who doesn't love a pig?

To see more of Dianne's showcase of treasures, please be sure to visit her blog, The Kitschy Collector Home of C. Dianne Zweig.

Hope that you all have a lovely weekend. I will be up and out early Saturday morning for lawnsales before opening up the shop at 10:00. I wonder what treasures await?

Got it at Goodwill


Linda @ A La Carte said...

Your mirror is very cute! Love to see re-do's! I love that book. I have a few by that author and they are so informative and fun to drool over! It helps me in my 'hunt' to spot things if I've seen examples in the books. Happy Hunting for the weekend!

C. Dianne Zweig said...

Sherrie, thank you so much for telling others about my book. I love your posts.....we could do a book on your BLOG!

Thanks again, Dianne

Ann said...

Hi Sherrie~I love your "after" mirror! You did a fantastic job.
Also, I think I will be making a purchase for my birthday(next week)too. I gotta have that book!!
Thanks for sharing it with us.
Hope your having a good weekend.
The Tattered Tassel

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gail said...

thanks for visiting my blog. I love yo yo's, too. although I know I could never make one, I sure appreciate the people who do!

Unknown said...

Oh Sherri, What an adorable piggy. And to find it in a book like that! By the way that book ;looks very interesting....
You Mirror turned out wonderful. Nice job.