So, my organizing continues...slowly, but surely. Today, I "unearthed" (from the depths of my studio) my collection of vintage sequined fruit.
I had packed them away several years ago and have been looking for them ever since! Pretty sad, huh? Well, at least I finally found them!
I just love these - I don't know much about the history of them, but I believe they were originally sold as craft kits - consisting of foam forms covered with sequins and secured with straight pins. I have pieced my collection together over the years - an apple here, a banana there...
These berries are my favorites.
Such pretty colors.
And the wonderful tarnish of age.
I love these pale, shabby ones, too.
Such delicate colors.
These vintage sequined fruits are fun to collect and great to display around your home in the Autumn months. And wouldn't they make a perfect centerpiece for Thanksgiving???
We are in the middle of a rather dreary and rainy weekend around here. A good time to stay home and work on some long-overdue projects. I was going through (and trying to organize!) my many piles of vintage fabrics and came across a small piece of this...
It's one of my favorite patterns (from the 1940's) and I love the slightly faded, soft colors.
I just wasn't in the mood to make a pillow, so I decided to make a little footstool for my younger daughter's room.
I started with a basic wood footstool that a bought a few years ago at Target (they may still have them). I just added some thick foam, some batting, and after a few rounds with my heavy-duty staple gun, I had a brand new footstool! I added the fun pink pom pom fringe for some additional whimsy.
I have footstools all over my house - mostly used as mini-side tables to hold a myriad of little things...like in my daughter's case - a few "secret" diaries and some pretty hair accessories.
This is a fun and easy little project. Perfect for a rainy day.
Well, Target did not disappoint this week...I found these really pretty hobnail drinking glasses at Target yesterday. And you know how I love a good Target glass!
Believe it or not, I found these in the Halloween decor aisle. They are available in either black or clear. I opted for the clear, but I think the black ones would be fun for a sophisticated Halloween party.
And while they do look like glass, they are actually plastic - so great for the kiddies and outdoor entertaining.
Sadly, I didn't see much else at the store that I had to have, but I remain eternally optimistic...
It's officially open! Rachel Ashwell has re-opened her Shabby Chic store on Montana Avenue in Santa Monica! Check out the website! It appears the new shop is called "Rachel Ashwell - Shabby Chic Couture". How wonderful! I am so happy for her and so very excited to see the new place. I may just have to go jump on a plane and fly out there right now...