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Thanks so much for stopping by! I believe that everyone can have a beautiful home without spending a fortune! One of my favorite things to do is find creative ways to re-purpose things I already have on hand, or have picked up at yard sales and thrift stores. Join me as I share with you some of my favorite ideas for crafting and decorating, as well as travel adventures, and fun things that I pick up on my treasure hunts! Much of my work is influenced by my love all things French, nature, and of course shabby chic! I have gotten so many creative ideas from you very talented bloggers out there, and I hope that I can be an inspiration to you as well!

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Gorgeous Vintage Floral Easel

Do you  love cream, white, and all shades in between?  Well, it's no secret that I do! Today I wanted to share with you one of my latest discoveries, that I am super excited about!
 I was thrilled to discover this vintage floral and faux bamboo Syroco easel the other day.  But, it didn't look this pretty when I found it at a garage sale!  Oh, no!  I'll show you a before shot a bit later.
 First off, I am always on the prowl for Syroco anything, and had never come across anything like this in all of my treasure hunting.  I nearly jumped up and down with excitement when I found it!  Of course, I had to give it a much needed makeover with the addition of my favorite shade of creamy white paint!  Just look at all of the gorgeous details!  Love!
 I think it's almost too pretty to cover up!  The great thing about this piece, which I didn't realize til I got her home, was that she can be also used as a wall shelf! 
 Also while out thrifting, I found this beautiful pink, oh so shabby chic picture frame.  Isn't it romantic?  The best part was, I didn't have to do a thing to it!  It was already perfectly distressed, so all I did was add a sheet of my vintage sheet music to it.
 This beautiful red rose came from our garden, and I thought it looked so pretty as part of my vignette.  I've placed it in one of my favorite little green vases.  If you look closely, you will see that there is a beautiful and dainty etched design on the vase.  I've had this since I was a little girl, when I received a bouquet in it, while I was recuperating in the hospital after having my tonsils removed (I guess that means the vase could be considered "vintage", yikes!).
 I think it looks lovely on the fleur de lis tray that I made, too!
 Ok, here is the easel "before".  So much better with the addition of creamy, dreamy white paint, don't you think?
 And here is one last look at my little romantic vignette!
Have a great day!  I'm linking up with Kathleen over at Faded Charm for White Wednesday.  Be sure to pay a visit!


Cindy Adkins said...

Oh, It's gorgeous!! Don't sell it!! and keep the frame too!! lol The easel is so beautiful in white--WOW!


Tete said...

I am so in love with this piece! I think you should keep this one for yourself! Love the pink frame and your rose is wonderful! Show us more of your outside!
And not a speck of glitter today, my kind of visit! LOL
Hugs- Tete

Kim K. said...

Stunning transformation with the paint. Beautiful, Donna (as always).

Sherry@Back2Vintage said...

The frame is beautiful, but I can't believe the transformation of the easel. It's gorgeous!!!

Karen said...

The easel is really gorgeous and so is the frame! These are meant for you, I think. Then, maybe later on if/when you tire of them, you can give to your older sis!??? HA HA HA!

Another thought, speaking of syrocco.... I have given away or sold at garage sales much of the stuff in the past...oh, woe is me...you could have rehabbed it!

Victoria said...

Oh goodness, that is a gorgeous easel! I wouldn't want to put anything on it either, it's too pretty to cover up and is definitely better in white:)

Ava said...

Love what you did with this frame..... but then it seems I love everything about your blog :) Now following xx Ava

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

I have seen lots of Syroco and Burwood items on my hunts but never a frame like that. What a treasure you found! The relief on it is fabulous and I love it white! Happy Wednesday. :)

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

Oops...I meant the relief on the easel. Love that pretty pink frame too.

Susan said...

What a lovely vignette, Donna! I really admire the dreamy, creamy makeover you did to that easel. Perfect! Keep that for yourself, for sure.
Thank you so much for your sweet comment on my post. Made my day!
- Susan

Debbie said...

Hi Donna...your easel is amazing! LOVE it white. That frame is also wonderful!!
You did a great job on the romantic vignette....soooo pretty.

Dixie said...

love the combo of the white easel and pink frame...

Lynn Richards said...

I can so picture you jumping up and down when you found this, Donna!!
Love it-it turned out beautifully.

Cindy Adkins said...

Oh my gosh, your blog header looks gorgeous!!!


lambs and ivy designs said...

You have a great eye! That is so pretty.....now! LOL