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Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Shop Update and Thrifty Finds

Hi ! :) Just a quick post to show you what I made for the shop. :) I will have the smaller cupcake sets in a few days, I am up to my eyeballs in faux frosting ! lol !!

I just LOVE all things Porcelain and Vintage. I have stacks and stacks of pretties that I keep collecting, as each one is SO sweet and special. I like to think of all of the Happy Family Gatherings when I look at a pretty plate, envisioning a Thanksgiving meal, a Birthday, First home cooked meal for a new Beau. Does your mind wander and wonder about such things as you hold something old in your hands ? Or am I just a Kook :)I am always so nervous that one of these will get broken in shipping, but in 6 years, I have only broken one. It was ME that dropped a plate onto the floor as I was preparing to pack it. THAT was embarrassing to email the customer and 'Splain what a Weeble Wobble I am, lol !! But luckily, all have made it safely to their destinations. I probably shouldn't have mentioned this, as one will probably break now, lol !! Isn't that the way things work ? I will have to say an extra prayer over this batch :)

We made it out thrifting the other day. I found LOTS of pretties, but frankly, I have to de-stash first before I bring anything MORE into this house. :) I DID however convince Hubby that I NEEDED this chair ( Yes, I realize there are 8 more in the garage, and about ten scattered throughout the house :) ) He didn't hesitate though as he liked it too. And Bonus, it was only $3.99. :) It needs a good clean, fresh coat of paint and a new cushion. Hoping to do that this week. :) I have a Lamp and Chair fetish. Like some of you are about purses and shoes. Nope, give me a lone chair with a story, or a vintage lamp anyday.

One thing I did buy, was this yummy sheer organza fabric. This was also at a thrift store and there are 4-5 yards there. I need new kitchen curtains, so I may just make some from this. It is yummy for sure !! :)Well, that is what I am up to this week. It is nice to feel kinda good for a change. This last health fiasco lasted almost a month, so I will happily take any good days the Lord will give me :)

Tell me what you are up to this week :)

Hugs,

Rhea

18 comments:

Joanne Kennedy said...

I love those cupcake plates you made. Though now I'm kicking myself because at the thrift stores today I passed up the little clear dome that belonged to a cheese plate. It would have made a perfect little cupcake cover.

Yes, I dream about who used to own my vintage dishes and what meals were served on them. I think that's why I love vintage so much.

Hugs,
Joanne

Lori said...

Rhea, everything you do is SO sweet and pretty...i just love your cake plates, they are lovely!!!

Mary Ellen said...

Love love these little cake plates! The pink hobnail pedestal is my favorite!! I have made a few of these and they sure are fun to have around and use to decorate with!

bee blessed
mary

Linda said...

So pretty and such lovely soft colors! Love them!!

Robin said...

Beautiful cake plates, always such a pleasure to visit your blog.

ThriftyAnnabella said...

Great chair and great price!

Sharon said...

your finds are so pretty. I just love the fabric! it is so beautiful! It would make wonderful curtains.
Blessings, Sharon

Mari said...

HELLO RHEA,
WOW THOSE ARE SOME BEAUTIFUL CAKE/CUPCAKE STANDS!!! AND THAT FABRIC IS SOOO DREAMY, I HOPE WHEN YOU DO MAKE YOUR NEW KITCHEN CURTAIN YOU WILL SHARE IT WITH US LADIES :) AS FAR AS WHAT IM DOING THIS WEEK MY SON CONFIRMATION WAS TODAY, TOMORROW IS HIS B-DAY SOO ITS KINDA LIKE A CRAZY WEEK BUT HAPPY TOO!!! :)

Connie said...

I'm just glad you're feeling up to doing something and creating again, sugar!
xoxo,
Connie

Rose Garden Romantic said...

Your vintage plates you made into pedestals are SOOOO gorgeous!! What a great chair and fabric! I'm like you~ I prefer a vintage thrift store find to shoes and purses anyday!
Michelle

vickie said...

Beautiful blog Miss Rhea! Everything is so pretty. I love the fabric, will make beautiful curtains! Hope you are feeling well, hugs, Vickie

Sweet Old Vintage said...

Very girly and sweet...

Jeanne said...

Such pretty creations you have made Rhea. And that sheer rose fabric is pretty amazing too!
xo
jeanne

marble rose said...

Ahh -sigh - that post was so fresh and summery and I'm all relaxed now - think I will make a cuppa and go through the rest of your blog

Fleur

xxxx

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

Hi Rhea,
It's always fun to see what you have been up and creating! I love chairs too!!! My hubby says...we have enough...
Glad you are feeling better.
Take care.
Warmly,
Deb :)

Joy said...

You are up to lots and lots of loveliness Rhea. What a ton of eye candy!

Alison Gibbs said...

Love the pretty thrift store sheer fabric
Alison

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Such sweet new pastry displays, Rhea! But what I'm really REALLY loving is that organza fabric! I can just see some beautimous curtains made with that!! I recently bought some pink fabric to make me some kitchen curtains, too ~ just waiting for the spirit to move me! LOL

Hugs,
Stephanie
Angelic Accents