Saturday, November 21, 2015

Time Off and Projects Completed

Hello everyone, I have two weeks off from working the estate sales because we didn't have any sales scheduled. This first week went by very quickly but it was a very productive week, I got a lot done and I had fun while doing it!
My first project was changing the shelf edging (or whatever you call it) in my antique stepback cupboard. So in order to do that I needed to take ALL of its contents out! That was a project in itself let me tell you.


I had things all over the table and on the floor, but as you can see I got the trim glued on the shelves...


below is what I had on the shelves before. (just ignore the Halloween) Mismatched crochet edged dresser scarves. So I wanted the shelves to match.

                     

so now they do. I had bought a couple of yards of  matching crochet edging at one of our sales for this very purpose.



After attaching the edging, the plates, the teacups, the silverplate, it all got moved back in to the cupboard.
Some things got switched around to other shelves, some things got moved to different cabinets and a few things even went in the garage sale box!


In preparation for the Victorian marble top sideboard, that I have not found yet, I moved my Miniature Olde Curiosity Shop room boxes out of the dining room and to the closet.

                                          

And put these things there for now. Underneath the cloth is just a school desk that will go as soon as I find a sideboard to put in its place.



Another project was changing things around a bit in the foyer so I would have a place for my new (old) pot. (Ignore the Halloween decor there too, I just wanted you to see the before photo.)



This is the pot, I bought it for $6, as is. It dates to the late 1800's and is hand crafted art pottery, made by the Weller Pottery Company. It is called Louwelsa pottery and is similar to Rookwood Pottery.


Since this pot is smaller then the other one, I used this little marble top stand for some added height.
Which one do you like better there, the bigger pot down lower or the smaller pot up higher? Or the smaller pot on the lower black stand (not pictured)?


A while back I bought this chenille woolwork flower wreath shadow box and finally got it hung up in the master bedroom...


but you know how it is. You buy something and have to move things around to make room for the new thing. So this framed fan got moved over here. The Victorian Winter wrap/cape/cloak is also a recent purchase for $5!


Another project was getting these lace curtains hung in the kids' Zoo inspired bathroom. Everything looks better with lace, right? And the kids actually liked it! Yay!


I also made time to visit some of my elderly friends, drove to the small town where my son attends college to take him out for lunch, and that is when I spied this gorgeous house that totally took my breath away! I love the mansard style roof.


We also celebrated my son's 19th birthday! Wow, where does the time go?!


And, of course, I made time to play with sweet little Lacey!


She loves this stuffed pumpkin and I think she looks so cute with it, being that she is black and all. It reminds me of Halloween.


Well that is it for now but thank you so much for visiting and Happy Thanksgiving to my American friends!

I am joining the following parties with this post...
AMAZE ME MONDAY with Cindy
TUESDAY CUPPA TEA with Ruth
NO PLACE LIKE HOME with Sandi
TUESDAYS AT OUR HOME with Maria Elena
BERNIDEEN'S TEA TIME with Bernideen
LET'S TALK VINTAGE with Jillian
WHAT'S IT WEDNESDAY with Patti
SHARE YOUR CUP THURSDAY with Jann
HOME AND GARDEN THURSDAY with Kathy
HOME SWEET HOME with Sherry
FLEA MARKET FRIDAY with Brooke
SHOW AND TELL FRIDAY with Cindy

19 comments:

  1. I just love seeing all your treasures! I like the pot up high on the stand...did you decide? Wow that mansion you saw was gorgeous! Wonder who lives there?

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  2. Everything looks great, Gina. Nice job on the cabinet. I know that was a lot of work. Your son is very handsome! Hope his new year of life is awesome. Susan

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  3. Gina, I love the new edging! What a gorgeous display!

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  4. Your projects turned out great! Love the cupboard with the lace. It lightens everything up and you can see it so much better!

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  5. Like the way the lace highlights all of your dishes that you have arranged so neat and so pretty. What a beautiful mansion, my husband and I want to tour the Ashland Christmas homes this year, we enjoy looking into some of these vintage beauties.
    Your son is most handsome . Where does the time go? They were just babies yesterday.
    I would have grabbed that cloak to for five bucks, I like wearing them more that coats, and that beautiful pottery bowl , what a great find.
    Wishing you and your family a Happy Thanksgiving
    Betsy

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  6. Beautiful cupboard and dishes! Happy Birthday to your son and Lacey is just adorable!

    Thanks so much for sharing at AMAZE ME MONDAY!
    Blessings,
    Cindy

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  7. Gina, your cupboard looks just wonderful with the edging. You have displayed everything so nicely too. Happy Birthday to your Josh and Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!

    Autumn blessings,
    Sandi

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  8. You have wonderful treasures ... including Josh and Lacey!

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  9. This is the first time that I've heard of shelf edging and your finished lace trim looks great! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

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  10. Gina
    first I like the lace trim in your cabinet I use to use old lace in one of my kitchen cabinets. It's fun seeing all your treasures piled on the table so we can see what all you drug out.

    I think I like the big flower pot best but what about putting it on the marble top little plant stand? I like the height best

    Oh My Gosh your son sure looks different with his beard and whiskers LOL makes him look older I guess that is the purpose of the beard ?

    And sweet little Lacey playing is so sweet
    Your house always looks wonderful and I know you will find that sideboard soon

    Happy Turkey Day , I'm cooking all day tomorrow since I work Wednesday

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  11. What lovely displays of such wonderful things! It so reminds me of the 18800s Victorian home we once lived in before downsizing. I loved to use the Victorian family items I inherited. Thanks for sharing yours! And for linking to Tueaday Cuppa Tea.
    Ruth

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  12. Your pieces are wonderful. I had to smile at the picture of the masses of plates - I re organized my dining room closet and my table recently looked just the same.
    I have been wanting to put plaid behind my Christmas dishes in the china cabinet but having been thinking it still might need at little brightening but couldn't decide what it needed. Your lace shelf edging is very inspiring. I don't know if I can do it, but I'm going to try! Thanks for the inspiration. Happy Thanksgiving!

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  13. I have trouble finding the Shef edging anymore... Where to you get it?

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  14. You've found some beautiful things! I love the edging on your hutches---what adhesive did you use for it? I have a couple of Weller Pottery tea pots from the late 1800s and just love them. They're so heavy and solid. Very nice. Have a beautiful week!

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  15. What a treat to visit your home. I love miniatures so enjoyed seeing those.

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  16. Hi Gina:
    This post is featured today with my featured blogs posting. Does your son go to Westminster in Fulton?

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  17. Gina, it's always nice to accomplish something like cleaning a cabinet. Love the trim you've added! I've been decorating for Christmas all weekend and tomorrow after church I'm going to swap out the fall dishes in my glass front cabinets over the desk. Happy Birthday to your son! Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  18. Gina,
    Everything looks beautiful!! Love the color of your walls in this room!!
    Hugs,
    Deb

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