Monday, May 30, 2011

My Crowning Glory !

Started with the basic shape on some vintage paper and added small gold trim. Mounted the paper on black card stock for weight.

Added some glittery fleur de les and vintage gold trim. Stenciled a fleur de le at the point.

I can't get enough burlap roses lately. Made a small one for her.

A vintage button with a rhinestone for the center. Adding some sea shells from our near by Crystal Beach. And sand too.

A close up of the point. And yes, that is a real star fish.

And there she is. A crown fit for a queen. I had a blast creating this beauty. Please let me know what you think. Thanks for stopping by. Hope you had a great day.

Saturday, May 28, 2011

I have been a very sad puppy.

I don't have much time this morning, but I wanted to stop in a make a quick post. I have been a very sad puppy for the last few days. Locked out of my blog!! It seems that Blogger still has some issues and I was not able to post or comment. VERY frustrating! I have much to get done today and very little time to do it. So I'll have to catch up with you tonight. Missed you all. Have a great day

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

This would be me

I was having to sit in the hot car, waiting on a contractor to show up for a job and was playing around with my new phone. This is what I came up with. This is who is behind the Shabby Texas Cowgirl. This is about as gussied up as I get. Still had on my jeans and cowboy boots, of course.
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Tuesday, May 24, 2011

My latest Thrift Store finds

These are my latest goodies from our local Goodwill store. The crystal candles holders were $1.99 for the pair. The crystal bottle was 2.99.

Several drops of E600 glue and I have an addition to my apothecary jar collection. More vintage buttons to separate.

The larger one in the foreground was made last week. Dollar store finds. Total cost for that one was $2.19! Don't you just love a bargain. Thanks again for stopping by. I just love hearing from you.

Monday, May 23, 2011

A little drawer organizing

Well, I was finally tired of digging thru my drawers to find some little thing I needed. So I took the time to empty them, wow did I find some good stuff, and organize them. I'm all about reuse, re-purpose and recycle. So off to the cupboards I went. Awe yes, mini muffin tins.

I also had a extra flatware kitchen organizer, from our old house. I had a lot more drawers there. It's just perfect for office supplies.

And believe me, all these little muffin tin holes will be full in the next few days with goodies. Well I'm off here and back to work. Let me know what you think. I really look forward to hearing your comments. Thanks again for stopping by.

Sunday, May 22, 2011

My Coffee Table Replacement

I have a very small living room, and we used to have a very large, old cedar trunk for a coffee table. It worked just fine in our previous, much larger house, but I never liked it here. It has become an end of the bed, bench in our master bedroom. So my sweet hubby made me a new table a few months ago. It was not quite the size I wanted either. And the finish I gave it really didn't work for me. I gave it to my son this week, who just came in need for a coffee table.
I have had this little table for years. I bought it at an estate sale in North East Texas. I never had a good place for it, so it was lost in all our junk outside. It has spent the last 3 years buried under stuff in the carport. I dug it out this weekend and remembered why I fell in love with it to start with. Shabbied her up with some white paint and here she is.

This is a copper wire nest I made last year. It's under a cheese dome, I painted the base white,
of course.

Michelle and I went out to the back of our property and picked wild sunflowers. They showed up this year. We have never had them before. I just love them.

I always have to have a little something from the sea. Can never get enough of the
southern coast feel.

And there she is. My new, "old" coffee table. Let me know what you think and thanks for stopping by. Have a great week.

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Saturday Morning at the Farmers Market

Can anyone say "Fried green tomatoes"? They were just beautiful!

What a delightful way to start the weekend. Bright and early on a Saturday morning at our local Beaumont Farmers Market. So many great vendors. So much to take in.

The ladies at Beau-tanicals, had some wonderful soaps and fresh eggs. The sent as you got near their table was delightful.

From farm fresh eggs to handmade soap, fresh blueberries and goat cheese. The smells all around were incredible.

There was a pretty good turn out of people.

Lots of homemade jams and jellies too.

This was our little booth. Green house windows and herb boxes, made out of reclaimed wood windows. I almost sold out of my stamped spoons. They were a big hit. I also took our little spring pumpkin harvest. I sold a few of them too.

Don't you just love the way they wrapped up these onions.

Those were really big watermelons for this time of year.

All the colors and textures were very inspiring. Gave me lots of great ideas for our next show. Thanks for all the help and encouragement from the ladies at Beaumont Farmers Market

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Be Calm & Carry On

I've been very busy today. Taking out my aggressions on vintage silver spoons!! I have been asked to have some of my things at the local Farmer's Market. So today was all about garden stuff. My husband is making vintage window boxes and I have been making stamped spoon garden markers. I have lots more to stamp, but my hands are getting sore. So I'm in here, catching you up on my progress.

Give me any more ideas on what you want to see stamped. I have more herbs to stamp, but I want more cute short saying too. Thanks for stopping by !

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

I've been Framed!!!

Ok, OK, Just kidding. It just seemed to fit. hehe
My hubby has been a very busy guy for the last few days making me frames and boxes for me. I've been painting, distressing and embellishing them. Making chalk boards, chicken wires note boards and just cute frames. Thought I would share a few pics with you . Oh yeah, chicken wire cloche too!

Can't stay here too long, I can really get lost for hours looking at everybody's blogs, gotta get back to creating.

Monday, May 16, 2011

For The Love of Burlap

Our love of burlap.

OK, I know it's been in our decor for a while now and at first I thought it was going to be a short lived trend, but no. It is here to stay. And I am happy about that. I just love all the things you can do with it. It can stay primitive country or be glamed up to be very sophisticated. Used in every aspect of design these days. It seems that designers have embraced what we in the country have known all along. Burlap is awesome. So many uses. These are some random pictures I found on . If you have already seen them, enjoy again. I wish I could give the original location of each picture, but thank you to those who posted these first. It gives the rest of us inspiration.

My first attempt at making a little owl.

This last one is my version of the burlap rose & bud. My husband has been busy making frames and I have been embellishing them.
Thanks for stopping by and have a blessed day.

Friday, May 13, 2011

More studio storage!! WOO HOO

After taking out the old bakers rack, that really didn't work well for storage. We brought in the dresser I refinished last week. Well, I was then left with some room on the wall. My sweet hubby made me a shelf out of some old wood we had. I painted it the same blue that is on the wall, and up it went. Craft and idea books, with a little decor and jars filled with buttons, went on. Then last night after indulging myself on my latest addiction, Pinterest, I had an epiphany. Well, first thing this morning, I start going through the pantry and my hubby goes out to find me short screws and his screw gun. Canning jars mounted under the new blue shelf! I love them. I was squealing and my husband thinks, "Wow, that was easy.".

Now I just need to organize my buttons and load them up. Do you like where my Cricut is? Cartridges and Cricut tools are in the first drawer. Easy access.

A close up of the stuff on the shelf. My hubby sure knows how easy it is to make me happy!

Monday, May 9, 2011

An old brown dresser makeover

We had a client give us this dresser on Saturday. I wasn't sure what I was going to do with it, but I knew it had potential. Well It sat in the back of my truck till Sunday afternoon, when I had an idea.

So, out came the drawers and I was at it!

A little red spray paint and my idea was starting to take shape.

Oh look, I just happen to have some pages from an old hymnal just laying around.

I think that would look nice on the drawers. (don't look at my toes, haha)

So I covered all three drawers with music.

I have a little bit of trimming to do, but she is put back together. She fits nicely in the corner of my studio, More storage for me, yeah!

And that is one thing you could do with and old brown dresser. I hope you enjoyed my little project. Thanks for stopping by.
Now what to do with that great old directors chair, see it in the corner, I found it on the side of the road last week. Check back to find out what happens to it.