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Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Heirloom Whites

Hi Everyone, hope you all had a great 4th and are all rested up after your (hopefully) long weekend!
It's no secret that I am in love with vintage Syroco.  Today I wanted to share with you several pieces that I discovered recently while out and about.  Of course, they didn't look this dreamy when I found them!  Syroco, a type of resin like plastic, often made from wood pulp, usually can be found in what I like to call "gaudy gold"!  I was so excited to paint them with my favorite shade of cream, that I neglected to take before shots!  Sorry, I will try to be better about that next time! 
 I was doing the happy dance last week when I discovered this giant vintage Syroco key!  I had never been lucky enough to find one, til now, that is!  Keys are so popular right now, so I was beyond thrilled to find this beauty!

 It features a gorgeous very regal looking lion.  I am going to place this key in my Etsy shop.  Below I have it pictured with one of my vintage book bundles (also available in my Etsy shop).  I've been on a book bundle making kick lately, and will share more of them with you in a future post!
 I was also super excited to uncover this gorgeous set of goddess and cherub vintage Syroco hangings.  After painting with Heirloom White, a bit of distressing reveals all of the wonderful details.  I like to refer to it as "instant aging"!
 They are so much more beautiful in person than they are in the photos!  The details are amazing, you would swear that they are made of plaster!

 I am in love with the beautiful flower filled urns at the top!
 I am also always on the prowl for candle sconces, so this pair of vintage Syroco beauties just had to come home with me!
 Ok, by now you know the drill:  Heirloom White and some "instant aging" and voila, a stunning pair of creamy, dreamy sconces!
 Lots of yummy, shabbilicious details here!
 Ok, lest you think all I do in my spare time is buy and paint Syroco, this cute little pair of vintage candle holders are made of wood!  I immediately fell in love with them, even though they were a dark finish when  I discovered them.  Some white paint and distressing and they look and feel so much happier, I think!
 I am loving all of the detail!
 All of these creamy lovelies will be in my Etsy shop, if you are interested!  Thanks so much for stopping by, hope you have a great week!  Now go out and get yourself some creamy, dreamy paint and transform something!!
I'm linking up this post with the following fun parties:  Faded Charm White Wednesday


Linda said...

Lovely creations, Donna...it's amazing the transformation paint can make!

Trisha said...

You have some wonderful stuff! I have to tell you-whenever I am out and about and see some Syroco, I always think of you and how beautiful it would be with some Heirloom white paint!! Thanks for the inspiration!!


Love of the Sea said...

As always - your transformations are beautiful. I gotta stop by your shop and see what you have going on! Have a great evening.

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

Heirloom White is a great color. Nice job.

Fishtail Cottage said...

gorgeous details! love the transformation...xoox, tracie

Lynn Richards said...

I'm all caught up and loving your pretty whites!
I would love to hear what you learned through your sale. They are the MOST confusing times for me. What sells? What makes it sell? Pricing, clientele, location, more bling, less bling, vintage, ??
Good for you to stick with it and give it your all. Your display was lovely!

Our Back Porch said...

Such gorgeous pieces! Your transformations are inspiring! Happy White Wednesday. Drop by for a visit!

Waving from Our Back Porch,

Kim K. said...

You are the queen of Heirloom White and perfect distressing. Your work is just gorgeous, Donna.

Ido said...

Hi Donna, lovely finds, everything looks gorgeous after a coat of white paint, love that huge key!
Have a great day!

NanaDiana said...

Very sweet finds, Donna! What NO glitter on them? Seriously? xo Diana

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

thanks for educating me on this! Cool key!

Cindy Adkins said...

It's all so gorgeous--and that key is unbelievable!!! It would look so perfect in any home!!! it's all so dreamy!


Vintage Amethyst said...

Oh these are simply beautiful.

BECKY said...

You found some great pieces! Love how you gave them new life!!

Hope your day is wonderful!