Wednesday, February 2, 2011

~ROMANTIC SHABBY COTTAGE CHIC PRETTIES~ What's Coming Up Next


 ~HAND PAINTED PRETTIES~
From A Gathering Place

I've spent the last several weeks working on SIX different customized Gathering Cases TM (refurbished vintage Train Cases) and I'm happy to say I'm completely caught up!  What an awesome feeling!  Once the last two are delivered (both are going to Italy!) I promise to show you pictures of the final product!
~OLD SPICE JARS and VTG WOODEN BASKET~

Now...since I'm completely SNOWED IN here in Oklahoma (and this Cali Native still thinks it's the pits) I've done tons and tons of base painting on new shabby cottage chic pretties!  I snapped a handful of sweet pictures a few days ago and all but one of the items you see above are ready to be photographed and then uploaded to my website.  I hope by tomorrow afternoon to have everything listed for sale!
 ~VINTAGE METAL LUNCH BOX~

Some of my favorite things will be offered up including this charming old metal lunch box!  My daddy use to carry one just like this!
 ~VINTAGE SEWING DRAWER~

This darling old sewing drawer is a keeper!  It's perfect for holding rolled up hand-towels or washcloths in a romantic bath or can even be used as a serving dish for bread or crackers!  Possibilities are endless!
 ~SEWING DRAWER...SEW CHIC~

Here's another shot of the vintage sewing drawer!
 
~LOTS OF SWEET FINDS~

I know it's hard to tell in this photo, but there is also a vintage writing desk, a darling metal box that is similar to an old train case (this little sweetie is fabuloso and sooo cottage chic!) and also two sets of faux stacked books!  Can't wait for you to see them all transformed!

I'm thinkin' I need to get snowed in more often!  Keeps me from runnin' around junkin' and slummin'! :)

Hope you are having an awesome day!  I'm toasty warm here in my La Chaumière de Briarwood, but make NO MISTAKE ABOUT IT...I'M LONGING FOR SPRING!

Love to you...

24 comments:

Barbara Jean said...

Rebecca,
Seeing all your lovely pink romantic flowers on such great pieces almost makes me want to paint again. =)
They are all so beautiful.

blessings sweet lady

barbara jean

BonjourRomance said...

Bonjour Rebecca,
Just beautifu, love the train cases. Let it snow!
Enjoy your painting.
Mimi

Theresa said...

Beautiful Rebecca! You are certainly making the most of your time during this snowstorm! I just love all of your pretties! Enjoy your evening my friend! HUGS!

Mari said...

HELLO REBECCA~YOUR ITEMS ALWAYS BRING A SMILE TO MY FACE :) IM LOVING THE LUNCH PAIL AND THE FAUX BOOKS :) EVERYTHING ARE JUST AWESOME!! JUST LIKE THE LADY WHO PAINTS THEM :)

XO~MARI

~Sheri~ said...

My honeys parents live in Oklahoma and they sent a pic of the backyard full of snow..I thought of u! Beautiful goodies.....I love it when I still see roses and pink....I love the cottage white..farmhouse as well but i dont see any huge transformation for me right now.....pinks and roses just makes me feel GOOOOOOD!

mariondee-designs said...

Oh Rebecca, they are all so, so beautiful! I know I've said it before but you are a truly talented lady! take care, Maryann

Martica said...

Everything is so pretty and feminine I love it.....tfs

Rita said...

I wish I lived close to you so you could teach me to paint roses! I've always had a hard time with flowers. You have some gorgeous pieces here. Snow days are good for something. We can always find good in the bad.

Susan said...

Rebecca you do awesome work!!

NanaDiana said...

Rebecca-Those are absolutely beautiful! I can't believe how talented you are...and those are all hand-painted right...No decals there? You are a wonderful artist! Hugs-Diana

Anonymous said...

I just loved looking at all of your pink hand painted items. You have certinly been a busy little bee...I have a couple or more of your transformed traincases and I can testify that they are truly gorgeous and so much work went into them!! I love mine!!
I am glad you are cozy warm and staying in...it has been SOME snow storm, hasn't it!!
Thanks for letting us have a peek at news things to look for on your site....
Love, Francy

stefanie said...

you just have sooooo much talent, everything is just gorgeous!!

Pat @ My Tattered Elegance said...

Your paintings are soooo pretty. And all this ice is keeping a lot of us in working on our projects.
Hope you have a great day tomorrow.
Hugs, Pat

A Southern Rose said...

I thought about you today when I was watching the news about the weather there. I'm glad that you are all safe and warm.

All of these things are just so beautiful. You are so talented.

Hugs,
Lee Laurie

Cathy~Mille Fleur said...

Visiting here and seeing all of your beautiful flowers almost makes me forget about the cold! Soooo gorgeous!

What is with this weather...I am so ready for spring! I miss Cali too...we took the warmth soooo for granted when we lived there!

myletterstoemily said...

you're amazing! such a talented artist.
are you doing any valentine's cards?

stay warm through this blizzard!

The Polka Dot Closet said...

OMG it is all so beautiful! I just did a couple old sewing drawers this week also....Not as pretty as yours!!!

Carol

Mariette said...

Dearest Rebecca,

Gee, I missed the train again! On December 6 I read Mari's blog about her anniversary gift from her husband; a train case from Rebecca. I found you then and even went back to post a short link to your blog on Mari's comments.
You wrote me that the link to the Train Case isn't on right now but it will be back on in a few days.
That was on my Chocolate and Silver Alphabet Letters for Saint Nicholas.
BUT... again I am without MY train case. What do you say?
Why send them to Italy if Georgia is a lot closer; joke...

Please let me know it you will once more manage to rob another train going to the West and get me one too!

Lots of love,

Mariette

Ann Nichols said...

So so pretty...as usual!
And... I think you have a right to be longing for Spring!! Winter is nice but... it has been a long one!
Blessings!
Ann

Anonymous said...

Just me with my "two cents worth" of news! It is supposed to sleet and then snow here in central
Louisiana in the next couple of days!! Imagine that! What do you do for HEAT when the electricity goes out and your heating is electrical?? We have a wood-burning fireplace in the family room but the heat goes straight up and outside because of the 20' ceiling!
I am sure you all are better prepared for just such things! We are going to ready the motorhome in case we need to move into it for
a day or so...it will be cozy warm in there AND we can cook!!
Keep warm..Love, Fran

Carol said...

WOW..there are so many ~BEAUTIFUL~ pink pretties about to be transformed and LISTED in your sweet shoppe :) I just hope I am home today when you "hit" your list button, as things sell so fast.
We expect snow, sleet & cold temps in our "neck of the woods". I can't complain though after seeing how hard Oklahoma got hit.

Take care sweet friend & keep on painting your 2die4 roses.

Carol from
Good 'Ol Texas

A Shabby Moment in Time said...

Such sweetness. You do amazing work! Loved drooling over your pieces. I'm sure they'll be loved, wherever they land.
Blessings,
Karen

Wendy@Once upon a rose haven said...

Hello Rebecca, Beautiful talent! Those roses are gorgeous and that lovely pink paint that you used everytime I look at it, takes my breath away...
Hugs & Blessings
~*~ Wendy ~*~

Lady Collum said...

Rebecca, your items are so beautiful!

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