Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Parchment Check Inspired

This sweet little bench was inspired by the M-C Parchment Checks:

I bought an old, sturdy maple bench from the 50's:

and I "doodled" it up in checks....

...a little softer than the black and white checks I so often paint.

Let's see what my ol' friend "Craig" can do with this!

Update:  It sold in 2 days!

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Monday, July 30, 2012

Tea for One

Being served a cup of tea from this set would just tickle my fancy!
Especially if I were laying in this lovely bed:
And cookies served from these canisters would just make my day!
(MacKenzie-Childs Farmhouse 2012)

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Saturday, July 28, 2012

Black and White


Remember these old aluminum cake domes? A customer of mine asked me to pound out the dents and paint it for her:
A few checks really updated this old dome!
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Friday, July 27, 2012

MacKenzie-Childs Rugs

I think these rugs are to die for:
Almost too pretty to walk on!
(Photos taken in the M-C Farmhouse)
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Wednesday, July 25, 2012

MacKenzie-Childs Parchment Check

This is my dream tablesetting - Parchment Check! These 3 pieces run about $400.00.
Then add all the accessories and I would have to sell my home to afford it!
Who wouldn't like to have dinner at this table?
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Little Black and White Checked Table

Here is another little table makeover:
On Friday it looked like this:

So I primed and painted it white, and added my favorite checks:
I trimmed the edges with 18K gold ink:
And it's ready to be listed with my new best friend "Craig"
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Monday, July 23, 2012

Ham Kabobs

This is a quick and easy dinner to "throw" together. Cut some ham slices into wedges:
Skewer the ham wedges with vegetables and pineapple:
Grill until vegetables are tender:
Mmmmm...tasty!
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Sunday, July 22, 2012

Tan and White Checks

I have been buying tables at garage sales and flea markets lately and have cleaned them up and painted them. I have been selling the tables on Craigslist with great success. This is one I just finished:
This is what it looked like when I bought it home:
As you know, I like to "doodle" so I painted checks similar to MacKenzie- Childs' Parchment Checks:

I trimmed the edges with 18K gold ink:

Ready to be listed on Craigslist!
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Friday, July 20, 2012

MacKenzie-Childs Beds

Here are some beds found in the MacKenzie-Childs Farm House:
I love the unique half-round pillows and hope to make some!
The bed linens are just lovely!
And not all of the rooms are feminine...The C-C room is quite masculine:
I think I could live comfortable there!
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