Sunday, May 29, 2011

Snowmen on the loose.......

I couldn't resist painting some snowmen now that my last spring show is done. The darling little rusty tin buckets were perfect for these Barbara Lloyd snowmen. Add in a little greenery or fill with candy, and they will make the perfect country accent!
And I love the faces on these snowies!! This pattern is in the new Betty Bowers "Down Home" book.
Spent most of yesterday finding lots of new goodies to paint. Hit the "Designer Disaster" sale in Bothell, then headed to Country Expressions in Purdy. Sad that they are closing down, but got some wonderful pieces. Will definitely be going back soon to get more.....

Working on lots of new pieces, will be posting new pics soon. Sta tuned!!


Sunday, May 22, 2011

Junk Salvation

Today's post shows pictures of my booth at last week's Junk Salvation show, put on by the Funky Junk Sisters. What a wonderful show!!!
My booth contained the usual mix of vintage "finds" and hand-painted primitive crafts.
This pic shows a little Americana vignette I put together.
Now that Junk Salvation is done, I am busy preparing for fall and holiday shows....that means punkins and snowmen!!!! Just finished a set of rusty tin snowmen buckets, and working on some snowman ornies. Have some "punkin" stuff in the works too!!

Big changes are in the works for the blog!!! My "webmaster" (AKA son-in-law Scott) is working on some fun updates....pretty soon, if you see something you like, you will be able to purchase directly from me, and not have to wait for a show!! Also, thanks to the wonders of an IPad and Intuit, I am now able to accept credit/debit cards!!

A couple of calendar updates coming too....will be doing another Country Creations show in Bellevue in mid-October, and a yet-to-be-announced show in the first week of November.

Back in a few days!!


Sunday, May 8, 2011

Are You Ready for Funky Junk??

The Funky Junk Sister's "Junk Salvation" show is this coming weekend in Puyallup. Over 90 vendors selling all kinds of awesome "junk"!!

If you are going, be sure and print off the $1 off coupon on the right side of the blog...

Today's pictures are of a few things I finished over the past couple of weeks for the show (haven't been painting much because I was redecorating my family room.....)

All the signs are painted on slats from old wine of my favorite surfaces!!

The other pic is a great old Barb Jones "Snow Jobs" pattern of a little "Yankee Doodle" snow baby.....I couldn't resist painting just one snowman.......

Keep checking back for exciting changes to the blog....we are also looking at doing a regular website to give our customers a chance to order direct without waiting for a show!!
Many thanks to my son-in-law Scott for all his hard work.

Picked up some great stuff this weekend when we went exploring in the Olympia area. Love Wisteria Cottage and also look forward to their sales!!

Time to get back to painting!! See you at Funky Junk!!