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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, September 10, 2011

I'm Just a Gold Digger!

No, I'm not that kind of gold digger!
But I am sure that the checkout people at the thrift shops and antique malls that I frequent think I must be!  Just look at the latest loot that I brought home!
 Wow, that's alot of gold!  I was super excited to discover all of these solid wood frames the other day.  I actually liked them in their golden state, but I just had to give them a makeover (of course!).
I was also thrilled to find two matching vintage syroco wall pockets, at two separate thrift shops!  Score!  I've not yet painted the wall pockets, but I'll be sure to show you the finished product.  Anyway, I'm not painting them my usual Heirloom White (shock, gasp!), but a color that is totally new for me!!! (I  know, you will be on the edges of your seats just waiting for the big reveal, right?!)
 Ok, so here are my transformed frames and mirror, in all their shabbilisciousness!
 The details of these frames are just amazing, and I think their new paint job and distressing really highlight all of the wonderful details.  They are even prettier in person, as the photos just don't do them justice.
 I've added this collection to my Etsy shop, if you want to take a peek.  Pottery Barn style without the PB price tag!!!!!

 The frame below is one of my favorites.  Actually there are two in the collection just like this.  They were made in Mexico, and feature heavily carved details, and even faux "worm holes"!  I've been having so much fun creating frame and wall decor collections.  This is actually the second one that I've put together for my shop this week!
I've got a bit of exciting news!  I finally have a booth at a local antique mall, that I'd been trying to get into for awhile!  Yippee!  This is my first time having a booth, and I went in today to set up (hubby helped out with the heavy lifting!).  The mall had a long waiting list of people who wanted a spot, and the owners liked me and my work, so they invited me to come aboard!  I'm beyond thrilled!  I'll go early next week to add more treasures, and take some pictures of my space to share with you all!
Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

I'm linking up with Cindy over at Shabby Chic Girls' Club!


NanaDiana said...

OH DONNA~ I am SOOOO flipping happy for you! You will LOVE having a booth-that is right up your alley! I hope you do really well with it...but not SOOO well that you won't want to come home when the year is up!

Great looking frames...and YOU are painting something in a NEW color? Be stll my heart~ Can't wait to see that! xo Diana

Cindy Adkins said...

Oh WOW, what a gorgeous collection!!! It's amazing!! and fabulous news about the antique mall!!! WOO HOO!!! I'm SO happy for you!!!

Trisha said...

What exciting news! I will be in your area in March so I will be sure to stop by and visit your booth when I am there!


Kim K. said...

Cheers on your booth! Please take lots of pictures. I'm so happy for you, Donna.

The Vintage Chateau said...

So excited for your new booth, I'm sure you'll post lots of photos for us. It's a lot of work, but a lot of fun!

Tete said...

You can take the crappiest looking stuff and make it purdy.
So glad you have a booth- you know to check and clean every week- move things around- and have fun with it.
I want to see photos of that in the next post, please.
They know talent when they see it.
Hugs- Tete

Love of the Sea said...

This is a nice treasure trove! And congrats on the booth. How exciting. I am sure you will do wonderful there!

❀ⒹⒺⒺ❀ said...

The frames look so pretty in their new color.
You can never have enough pretty frames! :-)


Renee @ where the grass is greener said...

Great frames! I have a collection in my garage that I really need to paint. You've inspired me!

Ido said...

Those frames are gorgeous, I love frames, I can never have enough of them!
Have a great week!

Cindy Adkins said...

Oh WOW, you did find it!!! lol I just wrote you an email! I'm so happy you linked up to the Oohhh-la-la Party!!!

Heather Jacob said...

wow this is all breathtaking and awesome .... love your blog, I will be back for sure .. hugz x

Francie...The Scented Cottage Studio said...

I can never pass up a good frame and you found some beauties !
You will enjoy being able to use your creativity in a space, I'd pay even if I never sold a thing LOL

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I need to start looking for frames! Oh, how pretty they are in white! Great idea! ♥

Gayle Page-Robak said...

Your frame collection is absolutely fabulous...!! So excellent!

stampdiva said...

I am visiting from Cindy's beautiful party and so glad I did so as your frames are oozing timeless elegance.

2amscrapper said...

Stopping by from Cindy's Oh La La Link Party. the altered frames are fabulous