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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!

Monday, March 7, 2016

New Creations in My Shop

Hi everyone,
How is your week going?
It seems that spring will arrive early here in Michigan, and that is just fine with me!
Today's temps were much warmer than normal, and tomorrow is supposed to be a balmy 66 degrees!
For us that is a real heat wave!
Today I thought I'd share with you some of my latest creations which I've listed in my Etsy shop.
I just love galvanized anything, don't you? So when I spotted this tall bucket awhile back, I couldn't scoop it up quickly enough! Actually it was in it's natural state finish wise.  I decided to paint it a pretty and soft
dove gray, followed by some dry brushing in a lighter shade for interest.
Then I added one of my all time favorite labels from the Graphics Fairy.
I have used this design many times, and never tire of it.

 Next up is this sweet tea pot, fashioned from chicken wire.  I've painted it my signature creamy white, and embellished it with a pretty rose tag,  Petite cream silk flowers and crinkly cream seam binding ribbon add to the shabby cottage chic charm!
 Here is a close up.

Shelves have always been a best seller in my shop.  I think every home could use more shelves!
So I'm always on the hunt for interesting ones that I can paint and transform.
I lucked out and found this beauty at a thrift shop when we were in Florida.  It is in excellent vintage condition.  I freshened it up with some nice bright white paint.
I love wicker!

 Perfect for storing treasures or necessities.

I painted this pretty wood shelf in a lovely light blue chalk paint.
Love the curvy side brackets and the pegs for hanging everything from coats to bags to dog leashes:)

 I couldn't resist this sweet little vintage lamb planter, which I found last month at one of my favorite haunts.
Isn't she just darling?!  It's by Napco, and features a lamb with just the cutest little face, who is pulling a pink and white cart.
 I wouldn't be too sad if she didn't sell!
 I think it would be so cute for Easter, or would be darling in a baby's room.
 Last but not least is this painted and stenciled cloche.
Cloches are another favorite of mine that I am always thrilled to find.
Actually hubby came home with this one for me.  It makes me so happy when he stops to treasure hunt for me!
I've painted it with white chalk paint, then stenciled it just for fun.

 I also added one of my glittered Eiffel Tower tags to the top. Because you know what I always say................
"You can never have too much glitter!"
That's it for today, thanks so much for stopping by!
I do appreciate your visits and comments!!
Have a great week:)


Celestina Marie said...

Good Morning Donna, Oh you sure have some wonderful treasures for your shop. Love the tall bucket with the graphic and the way you painted it. The teapot is darling and of course I love the wicker shelf too and the pretty light blue peg shelf. The little lamp is adorable. I think I had something like that given to me when my son was born filled with flowers. Such a special gift.

All your goodies will fly out of your shop. Going over for a visit. I finally got all my new items in the shop too. It took forever to do with my head spinning with the migraines. Now I think it is weather related. We are under a tornado warning right now so I should turn off this computer soon.
Hey, maybe I could start to predict the weather by my headaches. haha.
Have a great day. xo

Butterfly 8)(8 Bungalow said...

So pretty. I like what you did with the bucket, and your vintage little lamb is adorable. xoxo Su

Trisha said...

Everything is so pretty! I adore that little lamb planter and the sweet eggs inside. Enjoy your week!


Linda @ A La Carte said...

So many pretty things in your shop. You know I love them all!

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

Lots of pretty re-dos, Donna! You always do a wonderful job!

Row homes and Cobblestones said...

Donna all your recreations are pretty and will add a nice mix into your shop. Now how adorable is that sweet baby lamb!
Us too with a delightfully enjoyable Spring warming.

handmade by amalia said...

Such lovelies, Donna. The chicken wire tea pot is a darling!

Home Decor Daily said...

Yes! We are always in need of more shelve space for our home! That wicker shelf is beautiful. How did you transport it from Florida to Michigan?

Sissie's Shabby Cottage said...

Donna, you are always creating beautiful things. Love the french flower bucket and all your wonderful pieces.