I’m to the point of making spaces where there really aren’t any to accommodate all of the things that I just can’t part with from my mother’s house.
Like this clock. What would you call this? Adirondack style maybe? Any way, I’ve always loved it. It was handmade by an older gentleman here in OKC years ago. It’s a piece of art, don’t you think? So Hubby and I made a spot at the top of our stairs in the TV or family room for it. There are also several other pieces, including a desk, that I still haven’t decided on, at her house. This is a wonderful thing, having the luxury of taking my time, and deciding on things slowly and with much thought.
We discovered this 1960’s vintage faux fur jacket in the back of her closet. I remember this jacket from my childhood. I LOVED to wear it and play dress-up! I guess I was a gaudy girl at an early age!
The jacket is adorning my already over-dressed mannequin. Oh well, more is better for my girl!
Speaking of which……..if you’re dragging things home left and right trying to find places for everything, then you FOR SURE want to find something that you can’t live without at the RINK to buy!
Here she is! Now I ask you……could you have passed this up? I had seen these forms before, but never with the stand. The fun thing is that you can dress her AND use her to hold photos! She’s the complete opposite of her sister! All dressed in neutrals like she is! The vintage tap pants she’s wearing were my Nanny’s, the white gloves were mine, all of the vintage photos are of family, and the rest are things found here and there.
That’s a picture of my Mother. Probably in High School? Cute, huh?
So this mannequin was my Birthday present from my Hubby. Or so I told him when I drug him to the Rink to buy it for me! HA-HA!
I spent last Sunday crafting. Sometimes just cutting up little pieces of paper can be VERY therapeutic!
Some new paper dolls. I’m taking the new and the old and making them into a banner. That scrapbook that I was NOT going to cut up…….yep, it bit the dust! It worked perfectly for the banners.
Some of them still need a few things added to them.
These are one of my favorite projects because they incorporate everything that I really like to create with. Scrapbooking elements, vintage ephemera, digital elements that I have Photo Shopped, old lace and trims, glitter, and so on.
So…..this house is beginning to look like the Circus is in town! One thing’s for sure…….it’s not boring! There’s something to see everywhere you turn. And it’s a happy place, and in the end, that’s what’s important don’t you think? That we all have a home, however we decorate it, that makes us smile and gives us that good feeling when we come “home.”
Have a wonderful week!