Saturday, May 30, 2009

McKinney Art Walk


Today is the McKinney ART WALK at the downtown square.
I will have a display downstairs in the Antique Company Mall featuring some of my frames, altered art and soldered charms.

I love using Ella~ments usually found tossed in a drawer, garage or even the junk pile.


Old faucet handles and smashed bedsprings just shout out "I am a flower" to me!





My Dear Hubby makes these wonderful soldered charms.


Stop by if you can...

(The sale was a success. My booths were busy!)


Friday, May 29, 2009

The Bestest in Texas


My friend Eileen and I had the pleasure and honor of being at the Veranda in Canton on Thursday to meet Ki Nassauer of Junk Camp. She is a great inspiration to me and my sista junkers. She is an author and editor of her own decorating with junk books and is also featured in Country Home Magazine. For more about Ki take time to visit her blog, Junk Camp, and read her three part story. She does what she loves, and she does it well.

Pictured from left to right: Theresa from Garden Antqs Vintage, Me, Eileen from Antique Company Mall in McKinney, Donna from Curious Goods, Margo from Margos Junkin Journal and the featured guest Ki with Junk Camp. Make sure and visit these talented ladies at their blissful blogs.

One of the absolutely fabulous displays at the Veranda.

Only in Texas!

So, get over to Canton if you can and visit Donna at Curious Goods in the Civic Center (air conditioned) and Maggie and Gloria at the Veranda.



Monday, May 25, 2009

Burlap and Bubbles

Leah, my daughter, was home for a couple of weeks and I put her to work. She has a degree in Apparel Design and can sew way better than I ever could sew. I am changing the look of my laundry room and decided to add burlap valances on the windows. I gave Leah the fabric and measurements and then I left to go to a graduation party. When I returned she had finished the toppers, but we thought they were way too short after we went to the trouble of climbing on a ladder and messing with the complicated rods. We tried out several (ugly) ideas and then I had a light bulb moment... add some of my burlap ribbon! Leah came up with the idea of threading the aqua seam binding across the original hem.

Ta da!

My (very) Dear Hubby had painted the walls and ceiling for me when I was out of town on one of my trips. I would like to give the edges of the wall and my cabinets an old look. Maybe when my next burst of energy comes!

Friday, May 15, 2009

Baby Ben

My grandson, Benjamin Ryan Davis. So sweet. He was born Thursday,
May 14th.
His big brother is Jackson. I hope to have more photos soon!

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Growing Pains


I finally painted my booth in McKinney the color I have been talking about for a while. Away with the pink and on to a more neutral palette. The booth next to me became available, so I decided to expand that direction.


Of course, I had to paint it too.

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(I found this cabinet at the thrift store and gave it the Ella touch. )

After....



So sweet.

I just thought I would show you some editing fun I had with Adobe Photoshop Elements. Before...


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So, come to McKinney and enjoy!


Sunday, May 3, 2009

To Flea Market, to Flea Market....

...to buy some more junque! If I only had a nickel for every time someone has complimented my coffee sack cart liner while I was out at the flea markets, I could fill my cart up again with treasures!


So, as promised, here are some photos. I simply put an old burlap coffee sack down in my cart and folded it over at the top. This is a vintage cart and is smaller than the newer ones. A little hand stitching to secure it and on to the Ella-embellishments.



I tied a burlap ribbon around the top and added a couple of distressed tags, ribbons and of course my 50 is nifty button.

The burlap is sturdy and I don't have to worry about putting old rusty Ella-ments in and messing up my fabric.

I have 3 burlap sacks and burlap ribbon for sale in my booth in McKinney. The sacks are $10.00 each and the ribbon runs $9.50 per 10 yard roll.

I would love to see everyone else's cart creations.