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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!

Friday, November 15, 2013

Some of My Latest Creations

Bonjour Mes Amis!
Well, another week has flown by, and we are already halfway thru the month of November!
There just doesn't seem to be enough time in the day to complete all of the projects and ideas that are swirling thru my head (I am sure you can relate!).  And with the holiday season fast approaching, I know that it's time for me to try and get super organized (notice I said "try"!).
So today I thought I'd share with you some of my latest creations that I've added to my Etsy shop.
 I'm always hunting for frames to paint, and when I find a matching pair, I quickly snatch them up!  For these little cuties, I've added copies of gorgeous vintage floral wallpaper.  I am really loving the look!
 Why didn't I think of that sooner?  I can't wait to put some more together!
Love the sweet flowers and colors, too!
 Next up is a set of glass vases, that I hand painted in pretty shades of coral. I've been having fun playing with coral, it's a popular color right now.  And it's also really popular to use painted vases at weddings, bridal showers, baby showers, and more!
 I gave these a generous dose of distressing, and embellished them with some of my glittered hydrangea blossoms, all tied on with sweet creamy cotton lace.
 Love how all of the details just pop, with the addition of the paint and distressing!
 I never realized just how much I love coral!  For the frame below (that comes with glass and backing), I mixed up my own pretty hue, and was pleased with the end result!  Love the pretty wooden appliques at each corner.

 You've probably seen my frame collections in the past.  They are one of my favorite things to do.  I hunt weekly for interesting frames that I can paint.  While the recipient can of course add their own photos or artwork to the frames, for their photo shoots I like to add decorative papers to jazz things up at bit!
For this set I painted the frames, all vintage, gray, cream, and pale pink (love that combo!).
 The frames all have great curves  Isn't this gray one cute?
 And you know how much I love chalkboards!
I repurposed this vintage Homco frame into a new and pretty chalkboard.
I hand painted it a very pale pink.  Notice the cute little flowers that go all along the border?

 And still feeling in a coral mood, I painted this sweet cottage style shelf the same pinky coral that I did the larger picture frame that I shared with you.
 Shelves are always very popular in my shop, and this one just sold.
The other goodies can be seen here if you want to take a peek!

Have a great weekend!


Musings from Kim K. said...

Your vintage floral wallpaper is beautiful! Such pretty things going in your shop again!

Debbie said...

The first two frames with the floral prints have such a sweet cottage look to them, Donna. Most of your projects in your post would look great in a cottage themed home. Love what you've done with everything!
Have a happy weekend.

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Donna, Your newest creations are gorgeous. Love your frame collections and the floral prints in them along with how you coordinate them all.
The vases are darling with so much cottage charm.
Love the chalk board too.
You have sure been busy and everything is beautiful.
Have a great weekend. We are going back up to the 80's again.

Okio B Designs said...

You know how much I love all of your creations!


Blondie's Journal said...

I love the frames and vase, but mostly that shade of coral you are using! It's so refreshing. And the pink chalkboard frame, definitely out of the box!


Susie said...

Donna, I love your frames. The little wallpaper pictures are sweet. Blessings for a great weekend. xoxo,Susie

NanaDiana said...

WHAT? NO GLITTER this week? lol Love all your sweet frames and it is fun to see coral around again. I had coral and green at one point in time and loved the feel of it- I think it was prior to MAUVE and blue..remember those days? lol

Hope you have a great weekend. Did you see on the news that they are going to close the Boeing plant down in WA...although they haven't said where they are moving it yet. xo Diana

Tete said...

Golly gee, have you been busy! Love it all. Love the new color and those vases, I knew you could do those easy! Time is sure flying by, isn't it? Already thinking about spring in my head and what the summer will be like next year. Its not that far away! Hope you have a good week!

Gail said...

The vintage paper looks great in the frames Donna ...what a great idea ...and love all your painted frames etc not to mention your scrummy mirror in the last post !!! have a lovely week !
Gail x

Sherry@Back2Vintage said...

Love your new coral color and all the items you've embellished! Love the vintage papers!!!