Sunday, July 1, 2012

Catching Up With You..

I apologize.. I've been MIA.
I've let my blog sit silent
for quite some time..

No excuses.  Just an apology.

I'm sorry.

Despite the heat this summer,
I have been staying quite busy
painting, sewing, creating, thrifting
traveling further south, visiting
antique shops...

And, yes, I found some time
to lounge by the pool and get
a great suntan going..

I just LOVE summertime in Florida!

Now, on to what I've been up to
the last few weeks.. yay!  I'm so
excited to share some pictures
you again...

I aquired these gorgeous chandeliers

This baby is HUGE!!

Here is the second one
a bit smaller, just a bit,
but, just as beautiful.

I spent 2 days, 11 hours each day
cleaning, buffing and putting back together
the smaller of the two.. but, WOW!

Look at her shine!

Sooo pretty!

When the lights from the bulbs
shine on the prisms, it sparkles
in rainbow colors.

She's a gasper for sure!


I also wanted to share some
pictures of my booth I took yesterday,
which include some of my recent projects:

I found this candlabra
in an antique shop
near Jacksonville, FL.

Yep, it's black.. so far outta my element,
so, I added some real dried roses to it.
To make it a bit more romantic.

The hangers are all vintage
wooden hangers.  I added lace,
florals, pearls and buttons.
Soo cute for your extra special
pretty dresses to hang on now.

I had an old wood bread box
I found at a thrift store.

I painted it white, and then handpainted
the words, " Konigin der Kuche"
which means: "Queen of the Kitchen"

Love it!

These glass canisters had wooden tops too.
Yep, you guessed it!
They got the white paint treatment too.. haha!

Quick shot of the chandy
I mentioned previously..
Now hanging in all her glory
in my booth.

I finally got around to making a sign
for my booth too.

I just love how it turned out!

I painted and shabbied up an old board.
Painted the words,
"Ruffles n Raspberries"
in a raspberry color, of course.

And then hot glued ruffles around the edges.

Believe it or not,
I tried my hand at painting
with a darker grey color.

It was a bit difficult, suprizingly enough,
to see to paint, but, I do love how it turned out.

3 coats of grey, shabbied up a bit,
and sealed with clear wax.

I'm not so sure I'll venture that
far out from white again,
but, it was sure fun to try!

Pillows I made.
Some frenchy.. some ruffly..

I just finished up the memo board
you see hanging in the picture below.

It's a big one too.
2 x 3 feet!

I painted the frame,
backed it with thick poster board
and cork board, then wrapped it
in drop cloth.

I embellished it with vintage doilies,
sparkly butterfly clips
and wooden push pins.

And, finally, a picture of my entire booth
at Traditions Antique Mall
in Wildwood Florida.

I hope ya'll can make it
to visit me sometime!

~ Sherri ~

PS.. I just had to share this
hilarious picture of
my granddaughter, Aubrey.

I'm leaving for a week in August
to visit with my grandkids, James and Aubrey.

I can't wait to see them both again!
I'll be sure to take lots and lots of pictures..


  1. Hi Sherry! I have been a bad blogger, no excuses either. Your booth looks great and I like those jars with the 1-2-3!
    Kathy and I will get to your shop sometime.
    Glad your enjoying your summer!!

  2. Great post. Your booth looks awesome. Those chandeliers are beautiful! I love love love your ruffled sign...adorable!

  3. Oh, can't forget the granddaughter-- she is a total doll!

  4. I know, right? Summertime is supposed to be a slower more relaxed time... I just cant find the time to do it! LOL

    Thanks Sandy!
    Isnt Aubreys expression just the cutest? HeHe!



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