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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!

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Pedestal Obsession!

If you have been visiting me for awhile, you know that I am in love with pedestals!  Put anything up on a pedestal and it immediately looks better, don't you think?
Well, I am always hunting for vintage wooden pedestal bowls, and was super excited to discover one last weekend when we visited the Olympic Peninsula. Hey, a girl can't waste any thrifting opportunities, can she?
One of these days I need to get better about remembering to take "before" shots. At any rate, this was a dark finish, just begging for some paint and my decoupaging treatment!
 Some cream paint, The Graphics Fairy, and vintage sheet music from my collection, and viola, a one of a kind vintage shabbylicious pedestal is born!
 This jasmine French soap label has got to be one of my all time favorites from the Graphics Fairy (I think I say that about all of Karen's graphics!)
 I guess you could say this is my "signature look", as I've created quite a few of these sheet music lined pedestal bowls.  And the thought just occurred to me that I actually need to make one for myself, as all of the others I have sold!!
 Some distressing and antiquing glaze gives it that perfectly imperfect look that I love so much!
Here's one last look!

I may not be on here much for the next week or so, as my mom is on her way out here, as we speak!  I am super excited, to say the least! Hubby took an early flight from Seattle this morning for home, and met my mom at the airport, so he could fly back with her.  My mom is 84, and not as mobile as she used to be.  To get her around is hard enough, let alone getting her thru an airport and on a plane to fly clear across the country!  It will be her first time visiting Washington State.  So, I plan on flying back with her when she returns, and staying for a few days.  I am so looking forward to it, I'm really homesick and missing everyone!
Hope you enjoy the rest of your weekend!


Linda said...

So pretty...I just love how you transform things, Donna! I'm so happy for you that you'll be able to have your mother visit and then spend time with her in Michigan , too! Enjoy your special time!

Love of the Sea said...

Hi there...what a nice husband you have...so sweet to do that. I bet you are excited for your Mom to arrive. Have a wonderful week with her...and you know how much I love your pedestals!!

NanaDiana said...

Donna- You do such a nice job on everything you do- but I really do love your pedestal pieces. Now if I could only get my husband to put ME on a pedestal life would be so good- yeah-right- As clumsy as I am I would probably fall off and break an ankle~

SOOOO glad your Mom is coming to visit you- How wonderful is that? I know you are over the moon excited to see her...and I hope it helps you not feel so homesick! Love to you- xo Diana

Blooming Rose Musings said...

I know you must be so excited that your mom is coming to visit. And how wonderful that your husband is flying there so he can fly with her! Now that's a great husband! I know you will have such fun showing your mom your new surroundings and then flying back with her to see the rest of your family. Fabulous!
And, my friend, you have created another great project. The pedestal is wonderful!

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

Oh I am so excited for you Donna! Nothing like spending time with your Mom! I am sure you will have a wonderful time. how sweet of your husband to fly out to be with her.

simpledaisy said...

Pretty..Pretty and more Pretty!!
You are just so creative:)

Alba Linea said...

wow this is absolute great! love it so much! warm wishes and a nice sundayevening! di

Susan said...

So good to hear you made this gorgeous pedestal for yourself, Donna. It came out fabulous!
Thank you for your kind comment at my blog the other day. I do hope to visit Quebec City some day, and have enjoyed seeing your photos of it on your blog. We've been to Montreal and loved it, but not QC yet.
Have a wonderful time with your Mom. So super sweet how your husband went to meet her.
- Susan

Cindy Adkins said...

Oh this is totally exquisite, Donna!! I LOVE it! And this is so neat you are seeing your mom--yippee!!!

Sherry@Back2Vintage said...

Love all the pedestals that you've shown us...Yes, I do think you have a signature look that is just perfect! I'm so glad you'll be able to spend some time with your Mom. Have fun and enjoy your time with her!!!

Victoria said...

You did an amazing job on your pedestal, I wish I could get my mod podge so perfectly even like that!

Have a wonderful time with your mom!!!

Christine said...

I really love it--that is one of my favorites from Karen as well!! I am dying to find one of these pedestals too...Enjoy your visit with your mom!!

Kim K. said...

Beautiful pedestal. I'm so happy to read that your mom is making the trip to visit you. Enjoy every minute together.

Ido said...

I hope you spend some wonderful days with your mom. That pedestal is gorgeous!

June@I will craft said...

Oh how fun that your Mom gets to visit. I'm sure it will be a great time for you both.


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Miss Val's Creations said...

Absolutely beautiful! I love the music inside. Such a pretty touch. ~Val

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I love how you transformed your pedestal bowl. It's so pretty!
I also adore using photo's from the Graphic Fairy.