Sunday, July 6, 2008

Lazy Summer Days

Here in the West, the Summer is our hibernation period. While most of you are relishing long warm days, with no snow, we are " Warmed" in. Temperatures this last few weeks are in the teens, 110's to 116's. So, if you aren't awake and out doing your errands before 9 am, forget it !! lol. By noon, when the mailman comes, I have scalded and blistered the bottom of my feet, when in my excitement left my shoes inside in a rush to get some new treasure. Ouch !!! Seat belts can give third degree burns. And at ten o'clock at night, it is still over 100 degrees. However, I must say, that this only lasts four months and the rest of the year is beautiful !!! So, while forced inside I decided to start redecorating a few rooms . I haven't gotten very far, lol. I have lots of items in the garage for painting and I went " Shopping" in there and found this old yellow washstand that my Mom had found at the curb.
It really was pretty, and I have debated for awhile whether or not to paint it, but decided it would be better served gracing the sitting room, then drying out in our hot garage. So, a little muscle , some paint and a few hours and Voila' !! I LOVE IT !!!
And the really great thing is our cheesy linoleum floors. I can sit and paint in air conditioning, with no drop cloths and just a wet rag to catch drips. lol !!! Instant gratification !!! I also pulled out a few shelves for that room from the garage. One to house dolls, and one to house vintage plates. They aren't done yet as the washstand set me back physically for a few days. However, look at the great plates I got on ebay for $11 plus shipping !!! Come to Mama !!! All but one of the violet plates I bought last week from one vendor. Wow, Score !!!! $11 for All !!!

I bought this sweet Lady Head vase at the thrift store the other day. Sweet !!!!

And just a pretty vignette of my favorite vintage card. These are just a few things I have added to this room.

A cake plate I made, marrying a pretty hobnail pink glass candle holder to a vintage roses plate. It holds a sweet heart that my Sweet friend Shirl made me for Valentines day.

And some baby things I painted for ebay last week. Sweet vintage baby shoes and wooden baby hangers.

So, that was my Lazy summer week, trying to stay cool. :)




Ele at abitofpinkheaven said...

Wow, that's hot! You stay inside sweet Rhea and keep making treasures for us to enjoy! Love the little lady and of course your plates, gasp. You have such great style.

SweetAnnee said...

Oh ..I love the new look.. painted it should be..and all your wonderful china..
makes me smile, Deena

Alison Gibbs said...

I would definitely be staying inside too with that heat.
love the makeover of the cabinet

Connie said...

It's almost as exquisite as YOU are, my sweet vegas rose!!

Shirl said...

Hi Rhea, wow it does get hot there. You did a fantastic job on that cabinet! Your sitting room looks beautiful. Oh I just love those baby shoes and of course the lady vase and plates are gorgeous.
Blessings, Shirl
Shirls Rose Cottage

Lib said...

Now thats HOT!!!!!! I was complaining about 90 degrees.
Love your treasures!:o)
Hope you have a great wk. Stay cool!

Anonymous said...

Gasp ... wow amazing redo on that darling cabinet Rhea! Love it!

Stay coooool :)
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Edie Marie's Attic said...

Hi Miss Rhea!
Your new furniture piece is awesome! Not to be outdone by all your gorgeous plates and what-nots!! The plates are breathtaking and the old baby shoes are the cutest idea I've seen in ages. What a great post! Thanks for stopping by to see me, come back for some iced tea we'll sit and watch the grass grow for a bit!
Hugs, Sherry

LW said...

I love the washstand, I have one that I was not sure what to do with; I think I may just paint it..
I really like the way yours came out….

Love the hangers and baby shoes, very cute...

And the plates are very pretty what a great find...


Kim's Treasures said...

Everything is beautiful! What a deal on the pretty plates! Try to stay cool!

Have a great day!

Diane of Crafty Passions said...

Your so creative when your hot!!!!! (haha sorry I could not help it))
Love love love the pictures of everything esp the make over cabinet!
Diane said...

Your cake plate idea is so cute! And I think that the paint on the little cabinet is another great idea!

Lu Lu's Fluffy Ruffles said...

It was hot here today. its crazy one day super hot the next day hardly hot.
Love the baby shoes!
really cute,

Sandy Michelle said...

Great finds and I love the paint job on the cabinet! Ironically I bought a head vase from e-bay and it came in the mail today. My Grandmother gave me hers but I needed more:)


Anonymous said...

Wow, you guys sure are hot right now. We are having 90's and terrible storms alot this summer guess I will that weather over yours.

Your sweet little washstand is so cute I love what you did with it.

I miss chatting with you also. Please stay in touch with me.

Secondhandrose said...

I still can't get over those plates! I'd be doing the happy dance everytime I looked at them. Couldn't happen to a nicer lady.

Miss Sandy said...

I left you a little treat on my blog post today!

bee'nme said...

Oh Miss Rhea - such glorious goodies to feast my eyes on!! Love all your finds and your transformed projects - lovely, lovely!! And is hot, and what you've described is hot...even a "dry" heat at some point is miserable...after all, an oven is "dry" heat too! :o) Keep cool sister, and keep on creating!!

Hugs and Blessings (and cool breezes) your way,
Becky S.

Lori said...

Rhea, You hit the plate bullseye with that buy...amazing! Lori

Pearl Maple said...

A beautiful post with lots of little treasures. How kind of you to share with us all a peek into your creations.