Thursday, March 18, 2010

~ROMANCING THE HOME - Repurposing Vintage Finds~

If you've been following my Blog for any time at all you know by now I love romantic vintage decor.  I love uncovering old finds, especially those that can be refashioned and re-purposed for the cottage chic homes of today.  When I stumble upon some long ignored or forgotten keepsake (especially those offered at a great price) I snag them up without hesitation.  I'm sure those of you who love what I love do exactly the same thing.


Estate Sale shopping in Oklahoma can be fabulous!  I rarely come away empty handed.  It's always fun and most of my home is decorated with previously owned (and I'm sure LOVED!), treasures.

Last weekend I purchased this lovely vintage glove box at a local sale.  I've found them in all green, deep rose, pale pink, ice blue, but never in cream.  I love them all but the ones that are fashioned in soft, pastel colors are my favorites.

I had BIG plans for the Box!  Here's a little peek at her makeover...


After the addition of aging laces...


And vintage and older millinery flowers...


And old satin and rayon ribbons complemented with aging Venise lace...


And here she is!  Completely re-fashioned and sooooo romantic!  The perfect accent for the feminine chic lover who just can't get enough of creamy white!

If I can pry this lovely out of my hands...she'll be offered up for sale on my soon-to-be reopened website!

Blessings as you put your creative thoughts into action...


Jille said...

Have just discovered your blog, heavenly to read and look at. Many thanks
Jille x

Brenda ~ The Heminger Farmhouse said...

Hello Rebecca! That glove box is so lovely! I don't think I could part with it :) I would definitely find some special place to display it. Just beautiful, as all your work is! Thanks for sharing, warmest, Brenda

VM Creation Atelier said...

My dearest Rebecca!-)*

You ''Dreams in creams''are awesome...are romantic...are gorgeous divine box!!!

I smel twhen I saw these creation of you!!!-)***
It's SO soft and dreamy...

LOVE you creative thoughts very much!-))))))

With all my love and blessings,


Tamerie Shriver Halliday said...

From nice, but rather boring, to so pretty and anything but boring! You did a wonderful job.


♥Sugar♥Plum♥Fairy♥ said...

Oh what cutey beauties are these?
really adorably cute so.....reminds me of angels and heavens.....

Thanx a ton for ur sweet and kind and supre words-u made my day and am still grinning with heart felt Joy......
fantastic day to u

Paula said...

Dear sweet Rebecca,

What a beautiful transformation! You are so creative! I LOVE the old box and how embellished it! The lace, old mother of pearl buttons, vintage millinery, old ribbons and Venise lace are all so gorgeous!!! Thank you so much for the inspiration sweet friend!!!

Have a blessed day!
Love, Paula

Deanna said...

Dear Rebecca, Looks mighty fine!
So pretty and you have a created a lovely keepsake.

The soft colors and flowers are sweet.

May you have a wonderful week-end. I am so excited spring is on the calendar and God is faithful.

Love you all the way from the Prairie,

Oklahoma Granny said...

You are so talented! Lovely box.

Anonymous said...

Ooo-la-la- Dreamy!

I think repurposing is one of my favorite types of art! It's so satisfying! ♥

Doni said...

What a beautiful job! I'm sure if the previous owner had seen your work on it, she would have swooned with ecstasy over how pretty it was!

Nancy's Notes said...

Oh goodness, it's fabulous! I think I'd have to keep it if it were mine! Beautiful work Rebecca!

Terra said...

Lovely. Creative. Feminine. That is quite a transformation!

Debbie-Dabble Blog and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

That is simply breath taking!I love it!

RosesMarijke said...

Very beautiful....I love it!!

Mary H said...

~Dear Rebecca~~So lovely today...finally just posted a little blog message over on my blog.
Love your new glove box...came out so beautiful, I love it!!! I have a light pink one I found somewhere a few years ago...great idea to "girly" it up a bit. Do love the cream one though..."I'll take it!!" LOL! seriously!
Thanks for your dear sweet message..lifted me, thank you!!
Big hugs to you and lots of love...Mary H.

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Rebecca,
What a beautiful transformation my SO talented friend. I happen to love all cremes like this as these lovelies can take their place anywhere.

Hope you also had a special St. Patrick's Day. I too hope to visit Ireland one day for my Father and myself.

Thank you for stopping by for a little smile/laugh today. I just had to share the humor.

Have a great afternoon.
Love to you,
Celestina Marie

Vintage Linen Treasures said...

Hi Rebecca,
This truly turned out dreamy! It's so soft and romantic looking. LOVE it!
Patricia :o)

mariondee-designs said...

Hi Rebecca, you've turned it into something so absolutly beautiful!.. it must be so hard to part with something so pretty! take care, Maryann

Rita said...

Oh Rebecca,
I'm again repeating myself when saying that you are so talented.
your *dream in cream* transformation of that precious glove box is indeed so romantic.
All that vintage lace, millinery flowers and ribbons are most feminine and delicate.
You did a marvelous job gal. I wish it were mine. My apartment is filled to the brim but i could certainly find a special place for it.

Unknown said...

Love the box, so pretty and feminine and the roses are beautiful!

Tristan Robin said...

just marvelous - lovely lovely box!

Unknown said...

Rebecca, this would NEVER leave my home ! It is breathtaking, awesome, elegant ... TO DIE FOR GORGEOUS!!!
Golly, girl, is there no end to the beauty you bring forth ... well, I hope not.

You are so blessed with your talents.

Hugs of love, Marydon
PS So glad you enjoyed the St. Patrick's day link I posted ... I am not sure many took the time to view this beautiful feature of Ireland by Roma Downey.

Rita said...

You amaze me with your talent! Absolutely beautiful!

Sissie's Shabby Cottage said...

Rebecca, you certainly have the magic touch! I didn't know these were called glove boxes, so I've learned something today.

Your embellishments are stunning.
So pretty.


Pink Roses and Teacups said...

Hello dear Rebecca,

What a fabulous makeover! It's beautiful, just like you!


Barb said...

Hey gal, ooooooo, just too pretty! Ron and I found a table we wanted to repurpose today at an antique mall but it was $389.00. Yikes!!!!!! Okay, I have to find something else.....he is just a party pooper! hehehehe


Tanza said...

Hi Sweet friend ~
How funny, I was writing this and your note came .. Do we think on the same wave lengths or WHAT !!
I just LoVe this glove box .. I have NeVer really seen one to know what one was !! Of course you totally out did yourself again .. I can just picture this in your bedroom .. Soo girly and romantic !! LoVe everything you do girlie !! why am I never surprised by your talents .. Always over the top and to the moon .. I Love when you share your make overs .. See you give me hope sweet one .. To everything there is hidden beauties, and it just takes a wonderful soul; to dream it up !! We will chat more soon, I know you are getting busy to go to Sis's house .. I'm so excited for you all .. And, to think you are taking a u-haul, I'm really, really EXCITED !! Have a wonderful rest of your day ~
Big big hugs

Ginger said...

Miss R,
Can you believe we are going to get a blizzard again? I am sooooo not wanting this to happen. Your little box is just beautiful and so dainty. I love your embellishments, where do you find such pretty flowers? This part of the State doesn't seem to have those beauties. Stay warm!!
I won a give away for the first time, go look!!

Mari said...


Julie Marie said...

Oh Rebecca... that is sooo very beautiful, I would not be able to part with it... you always amaze me at the gorgeous creations you do... that is simply stunning!... xoxo Julie Marie


Very pretty! I have a few of those glove and hanky boxes and have THOGUHT about doing the same thing!Great minds think alike :)
Guess I better add that to my "to do" list!!! It's pretty long already.
Deb :)

Martha's Favorites said...

Hi Rebecca: I never even thought of decorating a glove box. Yours looks so lovely. Thank you for sharing it. Hope you are well my dear friend. Blessings, Martha

Jeanne said...

Your transformation of the vintage box is breath-taking! Love it!!!

Jo said...

Omigoodness, you are incredible. Wouldn't that make a lovely shower gift for a bride-to-be?

Angie said...

Breathtaking! Old millinery is such a work of art in itself... You put it to good use on this piece..I just love it.

Hugs ~ Angie

Unknown said...

It looks so gorgeous! Love what you have done with it, Have a sweet day!

Margie said...

I love your new blog banner! Just Perfect! ~ Margie

Anonymous said...

I am amazed at the transformation of a plain cream glove box into a truly beautiful one!!! I should not be amazed, though...everything you touch is a magic touch! THe old lace and ribbons and flowers are gorgeous...
you have such talent...sigh!!! You are very blessed to be able to do this beautiful work!!!!
May you have a sunshine, happy weekend....Warm hugs and love, Francy

Melissa/Piney Rose said...

Oh my gosh! it's gorgeous!

Terri Smith said...

Oh so pretty! I absolutely love it! Sure hope you'll be offering this through your new website..I'm thinking for sure I need it! I'm with Marydon counting the days until your grand opening. So excited!!

Andrea said...

Hi, Rebecca! It's so nice to visit you this Firday afternoon!

The box is very beautiful! Just like all the other lovely things you create.

Thinking of you.

Much love,


June said...

Rebecca that is f a b u l o u s!!!
It's amazing what you can do with a little satin box.

Unknown said...

So beautiful, Rebecca! I love your creations, so romantic and and delightful! I can't wait to see your shop when you reopen!


Tami @ Creative girl Vintage said...

Oh Rebecca the box is beyond fabulous!!! Your blog is always such a pleasure to visit...thanks for stopping by mine!
Have a lovely weekend..xo Tami

Grandma Yellow Hair said...

You truly amaze me girlfriend...I always leave here in awe of your talents for creating beautiful makeovers.
Come do my house please.

Ginny said...

I still have one of those only it is square. I never thought to embellish it. Perhaps I never thought that it was vintage LOL!LOL! I have had it a very long time.

Lynn B said...

Oh Rebecca, another fabulous creation from your talented hands, it is just adorable!

myletterstoemily said...

exquisite! you have such an eye
and vision for taking a ho-hum
box that i would never even
SEE, and turning it into a lovely

can't wait for your shop,
because we are building a new
home that could use some of
your special touches.


Zandra said...

Well I must say you have outdone yourself this time, absolutely beautiful. Each little detail compliments the other.

Unknown said...

That box is so absolutely beautiful-iscious. You are one talented lady....
Love xoxo

Victorian1885 said...

Rebecca Again..Lovely..lovely..lovely! Enjoy the time with your Sister & Family!


Unknown said...

Hey Rebecca. You just make everything precious and so special. I remember my grandmother having one. I especially like the white.

Thanks for stopping by. I'm like you I used to do a lot more business on ebay and have been getting tired of them for awhile. Like I say they have lost they're way and they're mind.

Hope you're having beautiful weekend weather and enjoying it.

Hugs...Tracy :)

Crystal Escobar said...

oh wow! Beautiful job, you are so creative!!!!
I love buying old used items and dressing them up to make them like new. I'm not as creative as you are though, haha :)

Miss Rhea said...

Oooh, that is beautiful !! I have glued flowers on the tops of those boxes before, and they didn't look anything like this !! Lol !! You have such a Gift Sweetness :) Hope you are having lovely weather. It is gorgeous here. Cant wait to see your new and improved website !! I just know it will be over the top Beautiful :) Hugs, :) :)

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