4.22.2012

The Devil Made Me Do It

 If  idle hands make the devil's work then he doesn't like me at all because I have been busy, busy, busy........Just a few things I have been working on for the booth. This week I will take away bunnies and tulips and daffodils and make way for the red, white and blue.   If something tickles your fancy........let's talk. 

 

Vintage, cloudy and lovely in shape, ....... old glass bottles altered to gloriousness  (google tells me that's not a word .....really?? :)


A vintage cream suitcase........a raggy fabric flower, lace, toile, and burlap leaves....we're having fun now and super cute storage :)

 
 Pinwheels......quintessential fun!.  I keep them on my front porch all summer, along with tiny American flags.  These on a stick, I made from vintage children's song book pages and old buttons....colorful and sweet. 

Wouldn't this be fun for someone with a summer birthday?  Made a few pinwheels as gift toppers with ribbon streams and a gift tag.

And lots of re-makes going on too.  This lady .....so resplendent in all white now....a little chippy, a little shabby and a whole lotta just perfect. She's heading to the shop too........lucky lady!
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Tuesday (4/24) I am going to a party.......yeah and yay!  It's a party right here  and you can come too!  And it's a slumber party so you have to bring your own pillow.....because you just know there's going to be a pillow fight.   
 

 My pillow is one I just made.......one to go on the new sofa.  I ordered down pillows for the sofas, but they still weren't squishy enough and comfy enough.  So I made one.  I am seeing the pretty florals and geometric Ikat designs everywhere and wanted to add just a touch of it to the family room but wasn't having much luck finding what I wanted. Then one day, I found a yard and half of this fabric at an antiques store.  It's a modern piece but looks like a combination of old red ticking and faux "red work" and it was perfect.  I think the red floral has a very contemporary look to it.  I just added a simple flange to the borders and made it about half the size of a bed pillow so now in the evening I have a great pillow for watching T.V. on (aka napping). 

 P.S. Do you know how to pronounce Ikat??  I didn't.  Sherry told me.  It's pronounced "ee-cot"......not "eye-cat" as I was saying.  LOL 
So that was my week and along with the party, this week is a busy one too.  Will be working on redoing my space at the antique mall, going on a day trip, my youngest is coming home for a few days (happy Momma), and I have an appointment to see about my knee (owie.  It's been giving me a fit for a long time.)   Hope your week is the best!  XO 

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39 comments :

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Lynn, Everything is so cute and I especially love the pinwheels. Enjoy the visit with your son and take care of that knee.
Hugs, Sherry

Tete said...

Busy you have been. Love the little bottles, just too cute. I really love pinwheels and saw some on another post the other day. I need to pull some together. They always make me smile. Have a good day.

Beverly said...

You are a busy girl, and looking good, too. I love that fabric, and those pinwheels have my heart spinning.

Good luck with your knee.

chateau chic said...

Such cute things you've been creating. How much are your glorious decorated bottles?
Mary Alice

NanaDiana said...

Lynn- You have been ONE BUSY GIRL. I LOVE your little bottles and the pinwheels are just adorable. I love coming here to see what you are up to! xoDiana

Shirley said...

Hi Lynn,
Glad to hear your "young one" is coming for a visit and sorry to hear you are having problems with your knee.
I also wanted to say I finally used the little flowers you pressed and sent me last year. I opened my flower press and said it was time to do something..I did make a flower basket with your great gift and posted on my blog. I think maybe two post prior to my current one. It was a lot of fun,but also a lot of work too..thank you for being such a fun friend and a fun blogger..
Hugs......

THE FARMHOUSE PORCH said...

Following back! So glad you found me. I'm excited about the party tonight...it'll be a great one, I can just feel it! : D
ox,
Linsey

Jennifer @ Town and Country Living said...

Love, love, love your bottles!!

Pam - @diy Design Fanatic said...

Beautifully vintage!Very nice! Stopping by from Tuesday's Treasures.

Stephanie said...

So many beautiful projects. I especially love the suitcase flower.

Jennifer Watkins-Jones said...

Pinwheels are such a delight! They take me back to my childhood. I love your altered bottles. So cottagey and unique. It sounds like you are definitely keeping busy. Something about spring just brings it all out in us! =)

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

So much eye candy in this post! Love your bottles and the way you embellished the suitcase. Those pinwheels are adorable the way you have them displayed in the old bucket. I never would have thought to add one to the top of a package. Great ideas Lynn.

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

Lynn, you're so creative. Love the bottles. I'm so glad we'll have a chance to meet.

Linda @ it all started with paint said...

Just love, love the fabric. And thanks for that e-cot versus i-cat lesson too!

Thanks so much for linking up to our Pillopalooza slumber party!

:)

Linda

chateau chic said...

I'm glad you were able to make your plans for the Lucketts weekend. Sounds like you'll have a great time.
Mary Alice

Lorraine said...

Hi Lynn--what a great post, lots of creative ideas! Love the bottles and pillow--I'm a pillow person! The pinwheels are adorable, so summery. Thanks for sharing. Happy White Wednesday!! ~Lorraine ♥♥♥

Trotter said...

Hi Lynn! Today is a holiday in Portugal, but it’s the worst winter day we had since last October... As grey as if we were living in Northern Europe... So, the only right thing to do is surfing the Net... ;)

Lovely devil... ;)

Blogtrotter Two is now in St. Kitts and Nevis... Enjoy and have a great week!!!

Jody and Stan said...

Love all your original ideas. The suitcase is amazing and the pinwheels are so adorable. You've been very busy. I have to make some pinwheels for my front porch. Thanks for sharing.

Jody

Laurel Stephens said...

Oh my! Thank you for inviting me over. I just fell in LOVE with your blog and boutique and am your newest follower!

Ann said...

I just found your fantastic blog. And I love all of your projects. The pinwheels are so sweet.

Miss Kitty said...

so much "eye candy" in your blog post! I was pronouncing ikat like you did...I guess who ever else I have said that word around didn't know the difference either or didn't want to embarrass me by correcting me. I am following you now. I saw your post over at French Country Cottage.

mypinkprettiesaboutme said...

Hi I'm sorry for the delay in my response. My son had an accident, which has pretty much consumed my every waking moment. Slow but sure he's getting up and about. I can see you have been very busy too. So many pretties. I love the pinwheels the most. I hope you had a great pink week.

Thx for sharing

LL

Laurel Stephens said...

Loved your pinwheel "bouquet" so much, I had to feature them on my blog. Have a great weekend!

dana said...

Happy Pink Saturday......

I love your vintagey shares...especially those darling pinwheels and your wonderful pillow! Never heard of the term Ikat before..but I was calling it "eye-cat" til you set me straight!

How wonderful that you get to spend time with your youngest....and I hope you got some helpful news from the doc about your knee. My right foot....again smitten with Plantar Fasciitis...... is cramping my running fun. Actually, that's what has caused the issue..my running and my horrible foot construction. Anyway, I'm not running for a bit, and I''m letting it heal. I have an appt with an orthopedic surgeon in May...just want to have it xrayed to sure there's nothing serious going on and have him advise me what else I need to do to keep the issue at bay and still be able to run. I'm missing a race on Sunday that I'd worked very hard to prepare for...but I did get in two other 5Ks this month and had a ball doing them. Met 3 other "elderly runners" at one and my niece also participated in the other one I just did, so that was fun. My boy is running the 4 miler on Sun. that I'm not, now. I'm feeling sorry for myself about that. Whaaaa..whaaaa. :)

Have a great weekend. I'm hibernating today. Hubby is out of town, it's cold, I'm sad, so me and the kitties are watching TV and snuggling! Actually, I need to do that more often.

L, Dana

Marti McClure said...

I love what you have been working on! The bottles are so adorable, and the pinwheels are so cute too. Happy Pink Saturday. ~Marti

Kaye Swain - SandwichINK for Grandparents and Caregivers said...

What a fun visit for this Pink Saturday with all your lovely things to share. The pinwheels would certainly be a delight for a grandchilds gift! Thanks for sharing :)

Liz said...

Lovely idea to decorate gifts with a pinwheel! Liz

LV said...

No question, you have been busy. I enjoyed seeing all your goodie tho.

~Shabby~Prim~Delights~ said...

Pinwheels remind me of being a child...thanx for the memories,
HPS
Michelle

Roselle said...

Beauty! Those bottles are stunning! LOVE them! Visitng from Feathered Nest Friday :)

Roselle

My Crafty Little Page said...

I always love everything you do for your shop and these are no exception! I, too, have a line up of bottles waiting to be gussied up and yet mine just sit there all plain as opposed to those cute ones of yours. You are a busy gal! Bet they sell quickly. xoxo Nancy

My Crafty Little Page said...

PS - I feel your pain about the knee. Mine is so bad right now it is killing me. Can't do anything about it until September. Hope yours isn't anything too extensive. Have you ever gotten the synvisc shots? They will help for a while. Worth a try. :)

Ms. Burrito said...

So beautiful! Come and join my Color Connection meme too. The linky is at my Pink Dinosaurs entry. Have a lovely weekend!

Margie said...

Lynn, you have an amazing array of beautiful items there, the suitcase is fabulous and the pinwheels so inspiring. I have missed my visits, but now that my studies have finsihed I will call by more (I am presuming that I passed, but will not know until June).

chubskulit said...

Lovely pink you have this week!

My PINK please come and see when you have time. Have a safe and happy weekend!

Anne said...

Lynn,
Love those pinwheels.They are all so pretty.And I love those bottles too.
Anne

Ann said...

WOW, I so LOVE those pinwheels as package wrapping!!!!Gorgeous. Everything is so beautiful. Great job on all.
Ann

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Oh Lynn Sweetie...
You have been busy, busy and even more busy. Look at all the beautiful things you have created. You go Girl.

Love the bottles, they are so feminine and pretty. Just what we all LOVE. Love the laces most of all.

Your pinwheels are so much fun. I would love to learn to make some myself. I am going to have to do a little research I do believe. (Seems like many years ago, as a kid, I did once make them in Bluebirds. Good paper, a little cutting and folding back and a center piece, but something about space so that it turns.) Oh where was I? Yes, I love the little bucket of them together, it looks so darn cute. How festive for the top of a gift to that someone special.

Oh my gosh you even decorated your suitcase. That flower really pops and how cute would that be in the corner of a room? Oh Lynn you have really been busy sweetie.

Love your white lady as well. Does she speak of "LOVE" or what? You have such an eye sweetie.

Thank you for sharing today, as I had so much fun strolling along with you. Hope you have a gorgeous Sunday. Many hugs and much love, Sherry

✿ⒹⒺⒺ✿@ A Lapin Life said...

Hi Lynn,

I love the bottles and the pinwheels are super terrific.

Dee

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