Saturday, June 15, 2013


 I found this wonderful plant stand, made of plaster, and embossed with figures! Plant stands have really gone out of style, especially in these days of boistrous pets and kids.  They are so easy to knock over! 
I love all of the 'friezes' molded into it, and it is a nice piece to put in a cozy corner, and highlight something special.  I cycle things out...sometimes I want to highlight a few books, sometimes I put a small brass sculpture on it. I like the little pop of surprise when you come around the corner and see a favorite piece on it.

Thursday, June 13, 2013


I found a vintage Creepy Crawlers mold at the flea this week!  I have no idea what I am going to do with it, but what a find for a quarter!  I am sure that I can mold polymer clay in it, and make something wonderfully icky for my grandson...or I can emboss handmade paper with it...Lots of fun, and brings back memories of my little brother trying to scare me with the rubbery spiders he made from his long ago kit.

Monday, June 3, 2013


Flea market goodie time again...I bought this 12"x6"x4" contraption a few weeks ago. My brother thinks it is an old nitroglycerin carrier, as they used to  suspend the volatile liquid in blown glass vials, capped with corks in the late 1800's.  I am more of the mind that it is a recent make of triple vases, just big enough to put a posy in each vial.  Probably Pier One, as I couldn't get lucky enough to find something that old at our local flea.  Either way, I am loving the apothecary look to it, and hubby is way into the Oddity show, and the old Victorian Curiosity Cabinets. I just LOVE treasure hunting! I have to throw out something to make room for it...

Saturday, June 1, 2013


I know, I know...these are cheap resin casts that you can get at a garage sale for a dime...But I loved the subjects!  They were all, yes, ALL a weird beige from being in the sun over time, worn out paint and not well done, even new.  I decided to repaint them for my garden, using really bright and cheerful colors, and make them my own.  The robin became a Scarlet Tanager, and the mushroom house became a bright red Gnome hut.  The turtle I chose to paint like a red ear slider, though from this angle you can't see the red paint that I dotted along his cheek.  I had hubby spray them liberally with polyurethane, and they are now scattered about my garden.  I am keeping an eye out for more of these figurines...such fun to bring them to life again!