Baking Day

Baking Day

More Blues

More Blues

Old Mortars

Old Mortars

Spring is here at last!

Spring is here at last!

I think this is old paint...

I think this is old paint...
a very unusual color combo, but it is pretty

tiny little mashers

tiny little mashers

a very pretty old chopping board and spoon

a very pretty old chopping board and spoon

I love the script on this old cheese strainer

I love the script on this old cheese strainer

Late 1800s tin cups with their original paint

Late 1800s tin cups with their original paint

Littlest Wedding Ring Bowl

Littlest Wedding Ring Bowl

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

So Many Antiques!

I have sooooooo much stuff to list, and so many projects to finish!

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Things on the Way to Ebay

Here are the things ready for the shop...

Friday, April 11, 2014

Today's Color is Yellow

I just finished another bunch of milk paint yellows, with more on the way...

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

My Findings from the Collector's Eye This Weekend

Best show in the midwest is the Collectors Eye, comes twice a year to Cedar Rapids and I always spend every dime I have and then some... Here are the findings, always a little pricey, but everything is so one of a kind and beautiful, I splurge. The Be Thankful board will be $225, the red tin $58, croquet balls $28, and not quite sure about the prices for the measure and blocks, I think $58 each.

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Painting Things Black

Got into a black milk paint mood, and here are the results...

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Recovering

Well, I was down with the flu for a week, then had to face an IRS audit, currently hoping it is the end of bad news for this year. The audit is so far so good, awaiting results, but what a lot of stress for no good reason. I am trying to get back to normal with some new listings this week and may try to paint my blues away--I just got a giant pile of bread boards and mashers in that need some prettying up. Here are the finished goods so far...



Thursday, March 20, 2014

Vacation Snapshots



The whole point of vacation was to escape the cold and ice--as you see, it followed us most of the way--ice in New Mexico, snow north of Phoenix, crazy! They actually closed the interstate in New Mexico and we had to drive the most depressing 400 miles of backroads squalor--honestly, if I hadn't known I was in America, I wouldn't have believed it. Here, you see joy when we get into Arizona and return to the civilized world with Starbucks.


Finally to Disneyland, where there are flowers and sunshine and warm air, this is my family in the California Adventures side of the park in Radiator Springs (best new ride ever is there). My nephews, niece-in-law, my sister, my girls and me.


We found a lot of the old time Disney characters for photo ops.


On the way back through central California, we found a wonderful antique shop and some big trees. Back in the desert, I found the props of my vacation dreams--giant dinosaurs and teepees.