Well l don't often bang on about the weather...(that's usually hubby's job:-)) however the day after the
37 degree heat last week we had a violent (golfball size hail) storm rip through our town tearing roofs off , upending trees and just generally leaving a path of destruction. We count ourselves very lucky to only have the garden shredded to pieces....then last night it was cold enough to light fires and turn electric blankets on....Struth... what's goin' on!!!
Anyway.....bedroom pic with tutu.
l think the single most thing l love about vintage shopping is the randomness of the stuff to be found....and how inspiring it can be.
Scanning the Salvo's l spotted a shelf devoted entirely to ballet trophies, and each one only 99 cents....that alone was enough to make me drag a couple home to experiment on:-)).... but right away l thought they'd look pretty with a coat of white paint and a "new"vintage frock and wings.
When they were done l figured they'd make a lovely Christmas table centrepiece.
Pic on the right is the before.
l would have just set them up on a tray with mercury glass balls and choccies, but couldn't believe my eyes when l stumbled across this horse drawn (Cinderella-ish) carriage decoration for only 50 cents at the opshop last week.....the perfect match. The carriage roof opens up...great for filling with lollies.
l loved Sandy Fosters ballet gift tag (last post) so much l had to try and paint a few "Nutcracker inspired" gift tags of my own....l played around a little with different fabric bows.
The beads are tiny mercury glass ones that were the ringers out of vintage Christmas bells.
Daughter and l are trying to do a bit of beachy Christmas theme this year and loved some of the ideas in this pic..... found here.
Til next time,