Wednesday, May 14, 2008
Finally Feeling Better
*UPDATED 5/16 PICTURES AT BOTTOM*
Today I am finally on the upswing from the horrible neck thing. Yay. I'm so exhausted from lack of sleep, and trying to get caught up on all the house stuff that gets neglected when Mom is sick. I was so happy to go do a little thrifting today. I started a little plate display/collection on the kitchen wall, on either side of the window. It's a work in progress and I've already changed and rearrange since I took these pictures but I thought I would share my process.
Reasonably priced brown transferware has proven a bit elusive around here. So I mixed it with some creamware and vintage silver. I'm liking the bit of glimmer and texture the silver gives.
In the end I put 4 plates on either side of the window. Mixing silver, ceramics, size and shape while try to keep it uniform. I'll post pictures of the finished wall tomorrow.
The little finial thingy in the center of the table was another junk store find for $4.00. I haven't decided where to put it yet, so it's kind of hanging out on the table while I make up my mind. I bought the table and 6 chairs off CraigsList for 150.00 in November. It is in like new condition has big chunky chairs and a great "shabby" finish. I love CraigsList.
I decided to paint my dining room "totally tan". So that is on the to-do list for the weekend. We also need to work on our little goldfish pond in the backyard it has seemed to have developed a leak. It should be a busy weekend. I hope you all are having a lovely week!
Here are the promised pictures of the finished (for now) display. I can't seem to figure out how to get a decent picture of the whole wall because of the window glare. Anyone have any photog tips for me??