Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Painting, wallpapering and a little graffiti

My free side-of-the-road chair, which has faithfully posed for many an etsy photo with a pillow or stack of vintage tablecloths on it, is getting ready to start over, this time in a lovely shade of aqua.  

A change in the seat cover fabric to follow as well. Something with red, I think, although I'm open to suggestions.

Brass frames have been quietly multiplying in a corner of the doily factory so they’ve been separated, decorated and will be shipping out to my antique mall space this week.

 And these chalkboard paint clipboards were an impulse project last night, inspired by this emerging young artist, Little Miss VJIMT.  (if you follow the link, scroll down to the inspiration)

In just about a week I’ll be unloading a much-larger-than-usual truck as vendor at the Plucky Maidens Junk Fest in Portland because in a moment of sheer insanity, I rented two vendor spaces.
If that doesn’t make some room in the Garage Where Cars Can’t Park, nothing will.

Monday, April 16, 2012

Fear, Optimism and Confusion

Him:  What are you doing today?
Me:  Checking out an entire antique store that’s liquidating.
Him:   ( stunned silence )

Him:  Just calling you back after I missed your call.
Me:   I was at Home Depot.
Him:  Buying shelves for the garage?
Me:  ( hysterical laughter )

Him:  Should we put a trailer hitch on the car?
Me:  Why?
Him:  For when you go to Farm Chicks. Won’t you be hauling a bunch of stuff home?
Me:  ( stunned silence )

And yet another version of my tiny antique mall space.

Hope you have a great week!