Thursday, April 28, 2011

It's Here. The Day has Come!!

The Sale is On!!
Wow, we've made it. Pretty much.
Mostly everything is completed.
Hope to see lots of you!!!
I'm posting a few pictures of what there is to offer.

Monday, April 25, 2011

Thrifty Finds Monday

For Thrifty Find Monday, I have decorative items to show you. No furniture or prints this week. I like what I found. The green vases below were found at 2 different locations, months in between. Can you believe it?

The pair of pretty vases.
The little one that I just found this week.
I really like this tall glass pitcher. I can imagine serving up some lemonade with lots of ice cubes, on a hot summer day.
A trio of green vases, perfect for a single gerbera.
Love the cobalt blue, this was a great find to add to my soon to be, wall of coloured bottles.
A pretty spring plate.
 I would like to do a wall one day of pretty plates.Below are a few inspiration pictures where they do this. Going to be working up a storm this week for the barn sale!  Very excited!!

Linking to Apron Thrift Girl

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Fix Up Friday(Even though it's Saturday)

The telephone desk is primed, today I will have it finished.

The desk has been primed as well and has one coat of paint on it. Today is the day for this to be completed as well.

The barn is in it's final stages of completion, I don't have pics(lost the befores) Hubby and sons have been working hard. Only 6 more days till the sale! I'm nervous at the amount of work I have to do yet excited to get it all set up! Till Monday.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

What's Up Wednesday?

Wow, time is flying!!!
One week plus 1 day till the
"Country Lane Treasures Barn Sale"
I've been busy thrifting, priming, pricing
and waiting....patiently for
hubby to finish up my barn space.
He installed a really neat barn door
with son #2 last night, it's so cool.
It still in it's original plywood state.
I'm itching to add beadboard or something to
make it pretty like the photos below.
! I don't know if I'll have the time though or
if the guys will want it pretty!


I'm going to tell you a little about the 2 lady prints that I found while thriftying the other day.
I looked up the artist and found that he was a very interesting man.
His name was Philip Boileau.
Boileau was born in Canada in 1863 (some say 4). He was the son of a diplomat and his early life involved time spent in Canada, America and France. He received his education in England and in his early 20's studied Art in Italy. The subsequent decade was spent in various European locations after which he decided in 1897 to emigrate to the United States. While always a passionate artist it was this move to the USA that would secure recognition of his talents.

The next few years were spent painting American society portraits. During this time he met his future wife, a very young actress named Emily Gilbert, and images of Emily began to feature in his work. By 1902 Boileau had established a studio in New York and his works started to achieve recognition and then commercial success. In 1907 he married Emily, he was at that time more than twice her 21 years of age. 
Over the next ten years he continued to produce his images of beautiful women and children. 
                    He died in 1917 at his home on 
Long Island a victim of pneumonia.

A common hobby in the early 1900's was learning to draw or paint.  
Many young artists would learn by
copying or doing their own rendition of a popular artist works. 
I think this is his original signature. 
I hope you found this interesting, I learned alot.
It's pretty cool to be thrifting and to be able to learn 
about the items that 
you've found, that's one great  reason to thrift!!!
A great ad that's in the Bradford Topic.

Monday, April 18, 2011

Thrift Share Monday

A hand embroidered square tablecloth.

A black iron cake plate holder.

A pretty floral edged plate.

A cute little telephone desk and chair.

A pair of vintage ladies. I will post about them tomorrow.

This is the floral edged plate again as well as 2 pretty vintage bowls.

                                          Linking to Apron Thrift Girl - Thrifty Monday

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Fix Up Friday(Even though it's Saturday)

Oh well, a day behind is better than nothing.
I finally got around to sewing the pillows today, that I had posted about here.
I have been introduced (thanks S) to pinterest and have been inspired by so many 
different things. It's really neat how much info is out there and how many wonderful ideas
people have. Pinterest is like your own bulletin board of favourite things from the
web. You can categorise your boards so it is easy to find your pins. For example I
"pinned" this which gave me an idea to make the pillow shown below.

Burlap pillow with a gathered muslin band and rosette.

My daughter pinned this which gave me this idea.
Two of the pillows that I made from one pillow sham.

This was the underside of the pillow sham. I had fun making rosettes.
Proud of myself, 4 pillows completed today!

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

What's Up Wednesday?

So happy for the warmer temperatures.
I can get out there and start to paint the furniture that is
awaiting a makeover! Last night I started to sand a couple
of projects. Hopefully today I'll prime them.
Can't wait to see them completed.
Let me know about the projects you're working on.
Just love this headboard.
This is the inspiration picture for my headboard.
A bare and boring stool.

Going to paint this desk a creamy beige.
 Lots to do, now to get to it!

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Behind the Times

Oh no, I've already not met my goals for the blog.
I'm NOT giving up.
So for today I'll play catch up for yesterday
since I found some nice things this week.
                                   I'm linking toThrift Share Mondays. @Apron Thrift Girl

This awesome wicker chair.

A neat purple bottle. I have to do some research on it.

Love the colour of this blue bottle.

A little candlewick edged bowl.

What I thought was a fireking bowl but isn't, it's called Bakeware. I like it anyway.