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You’re never too old, and everyone is invited.  Even—daddies!

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Let’s see—  hats—  √

Pearls—  √

Tea and biscuits—  on the way, ma’am!

Grandmas—  “Here!”

Daddy—  “yeah, yeah—Here.”

Oh!  But we’ll need to pick a Tea Set!

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Have tea with thee….

at a lovely table & chair set!

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Contact me by email or visit my etsy shop,

to purchase any of these tea sets and more childrens’ items–!!

Catherine

 

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*another OLD project (I can’t find the very 1st pictures of)

I found her in a store going out of business,

shoved to the side in favor of promoting — anything else. A sweet little grandfather clock and— a petite 5ft tall.  I had to have it.  I had to rescue it.

https://freddyandpetunia.wordpress.com/2010/11/15/a-small-case-grandfather-clock/◊  I took the clock straight to the strippers to clean away all the grime and very dark, ugly, stain-START FRESH.  I’d hoped for a mellow wood to re-stain -awe dang- nothing to get excited about.  Three different woods.  Oh~that’s why the really dark stain.  In fairness, I did try re-staining before bailing in this makeover!

(Sorry—can’t find all my “before” pictures, but you can clearly see the discrepancy in woods.)

◊  The original finial was small and inconsequential so I changed it to one larger and more linear.

https://freddyandpetunia.wordpress.com/2010/11/15/a-small-case-grandfather-clock/◊  The base just didn’t feel right either, it was so understated–and boring. So I cut THAT off and added architectural legs to give the whole piece a “lift!”

I liked this clock at first sight, and with current modifications, I love her even more—but something is still amiss.

Since I love the Swedish and Biedermeier furniture I see in many of my design books I hoped it might give new inspiration and nudge this project in another direction!  -Nothing yet, but stay tuned!

Catherine

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Oh, yes—that base that didn’t seem quite right?  It got re-purposed into the base of a fabulous little girl’s china cupboard I named NANCY –for my mom who loved it so much!

She sold to a children’s shop owner for display—she said! She too was crAzy about it!

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. . . Did I say “Lately?

My focus has been so broken since mid summer.  SO many things going on– multiple trips taken, family activities, family events, a charity event, a flea market to work, [babysitting] for a brother and sister-in-law who spent 10 days trekking across western Europe.  And, presently, helping bf pack up, organize, and move her office, many books, lots of misc, and a family room into a newly fantastically finished basement lower-level!

https://freddyandpetunia.wordpress.com/2010/10/24/my-tea-cup-runneth-over-lately/So- I’ve only been “thinking” about that vintage record cabinet I found on my Atlanta trip.

Too much time only THINKING ABOUT and WHAT DESIGN has made for a real tug-of-war decision.  Although I think I’ve finally decided on its structure–her finishes and name?  I’m still -THINKING!

About a week ago, I saw a little-bity window of opportunity to begin working on her–between comings & goings!  And, can I tell you~I felt like a stranger in my own studio   :  /   and felt almost nervous running the table saw after so long an absence.

But, safety-safety-SAFETY !

As I said, it was only a little window.  Her door is off, some salvaged appliques are cut down and fixed where the original were missing, and the interior is gutted.

I’ll share more when I finally really get back to her.

Catherine

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My second brother and sis-in-law had two boys when Aleigha came!

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And they let this crazy designer-Auntie go c’RAzy  in her little bedroom!

I painted the room pink —of course!

Made a custom valance/corona, secured it directly to the ceiling, and made sheers appliqued with tiger lilies to drape down the crib and puddle on the floor –where I laid a very large braided chenille rag-rug!

Found a baby 4 arm chandelier to hang and added pink Italian crystals.

Shabby-chic’d an old family toy chest and made a seat cushion from leftover valance fabric.

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Found, and painted, a round child’s table in an extremely whimsical style—I smiled and giggled through the entire paint job!  Found two old kindergarten chairs—shabby-chic’d them white, added pink stripes and “Aleigha” and “friend” to their backs.  Sewed little seat covers (from the valance fabric) adding lace skirts, and pink ribbons tied into bows at the back.

I found an old bentwood coat rack, took out the center section, shrinking it down to 46″.  Filled it with little hats and purses and a pink boa.

I even found a miniature silver tea set!  But something was still missing.

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And doesn’t every little girl need a china cabinet?

And how ’bout a hoosier?  ;  )

The Hoosier.

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1920’s style.  Simple pale celery and white color scheme with a poppy counter.  (Plexi) glass doors keep her china in view, removable silverware tray in the center of 3 little drawers, old wooden wheels, vintage button knobs.

The China cabinet.

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“Ooooh lla!” says it all!

Scalloped side panels, whimsical paint, holds china and books.

Yeah, the polkadotted knobs are reproduction, but they’re soooo cute!

**Both cabinets were “loaned” to me just for pictures!

Thanks girls!

(Aleigha eventually got a little sister–Rachel!)

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New blogger!

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Watch for some great children’s heirloom furniture.

 

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