Thursday, April 29, 2010

My Shabby Cottage - some things I've made

Well, I am a bit ashamed of myself for leaving my blog unattended for so long. My apologies to the lovely people that are following my blog! You must have given up all hope by now. Anyway, on the bright side, I have become all inspired and am working on a Shabby of my inspirations has been following Mercedes as she has been building her wonderful shabby house.

So here are some of the things I have been making for my little cottage.

I am awfully proud of these little framed pictures - they are so pretty and shabby! Here is a picture of the pansy picture on the kitchen shelf.

The little shelf is from Jemjoop and the purple and pink china is by Sam Dunlop - I couldn't resist that gorgeous purple!!

The little rickity kitchen table I made from balsa wood is holding together ok - I think the paint is stronger than the wood! Above the table is my favourite picture - it is called Bride Roses and Violets by Paul de Longpre. So pretty!

I made the little tin calendar. A friend of mine gave me a little resin cannister so I have crackle painted it, touched it will gold and put a pretty picture (pansies again!) on it. It is one of my favourite things for the little cottage!

Finally, I had a lovely time painting the little metal minis to look old and distressed - they have yet to find a permanent home but they look great on the table for now.

Thank you so much for visiting my blog!!


Norma said...

Hey Carolyn, gld to see you posting, and such lovely little treasures! I had to laugh at your comment about the paint being stronger than the table - I've got a few pieces that I'm sure are being held together by the paint! LOL

I'm an expat Kiwi living in Sydney, I'm sure you must love Katikati, the Bay of Plenty is such a wonderful area.

Marion said...

Hi Carolyn,
I didn't even know you had a blog, but I discovered you through Mercedes's. Will be a follower from now on, because I simply love to see the things you make. My favorite is the canister on the kitchentable, the one with the pansies.

synnøve said...

Nice to see you back in "blog-land"!!
You have made some beautiful items, both the pictures and the shelf with the lovely porcelaine! Those painted things came out lovely too :D
Looking forward to the rest of your "shabby" house!!!
Synnøve :)

Alienora said...

Shabby Cottage! Great idea:))) Framed pictures with flowers are lovely! Shelves and porcelaine too - lace is perfect!
Haha, I thought that the picture with table is picture of real room:)))

by Sonya Rotella said...

My question is: but is it in miniature indeed? it is so realistic that seems in 1:1.

Caro said...

Thank you so much for these comments. Hi to Marion - it's funny to meet again in blog land!! Hopefully I will see you in October! Thank you for the compliment - it IS a 1/12 table. :-)


Jody said...

Hi, it is a beautyfull compostion, I like it very much!