Monday, August 20, 2012



I LOVE MONDAYS!  Do you?  A fresh beginning with a brand new week!

Over the weekend I spent most of my time finishing up several special orders and then base painted a ton of new merchandise.

Today I'm going to show you just what took all my time and energy.  Good thing I didn't go junquing with my Mr. AGPMan!!!  I had enough things to keep me busy without piling any other neat stuff into my already FULL shed!
(Destined for Hand Painted Roses!)

I love this old wicker Horn O' Plenty!  Someone had painted it gold (ick) and I repainted it with a soft antique white.  You can't hardly find this style anymore.  This one has that great curled end!  LOVE THAT!  Perfect for welcoming Fall!

This sweet piece had been painted black.  I painted it in the same antique white and then added a dark glaze to bring out the details.  Loving this!


I just can't pass up wire shoes or teapots.  I use to sell these years ago in my brick and mortar store.  I wonder if that company that manufactured them in still in biz!  Anyone know???

This is a great old find.  It's not truly VINTAGE...but close.  I painted it ONLY because there was an ad/logo on the top for Cigarettes.  :(

This metal basket had been a dark hunter green...maybe from the early 90's.  Again...painted it with my favorite antique white paint and then added detailing with a dark glaze.  Yum!

I loved this trio of glass jars.  The lids are solid wood and also have been painted antique white.  These will have soft pink roses painted on top!

Years ago when I managed CURRENT STATIONERS here in Oklahoma City we sold these flower pot hangers.  This one belonged to my mom and when she moved she didn't have a place for it.  So...of COURSE she gave it to MOI! :)  

Last but not least here is a little LOVE for you!  The original $20 sticker was still on the bottom of this LOVE sign!  I sanded it down with my hand stander and then a new coat of paint!  Love it the way it is!

Most all these things will be taken down to my booth space.  Painted stuff (with and without roses) sells like hotcakes down there and it's so FUN to rearrange and play around in my tiny 8'x10' space!  Later this afternoon I'll be working more on those two fold-up chairs I showed you last week!  Almost done!  

Hope your day is GREAT!

Love to you...


Elizabeth and Gary said...

Hi Rebecca,
Oh my goodness...such eye candy and I love very piece. I know the hand painted roses are going to take them over the top. So pretty very thing is. I sure wish I lived near your booth.
Sending hugs your way,

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Wow, you got a lot done, Rebecca! The added roses to those pieces is going to look wonderful. I was thrilled to just paint the top of my sewing table with some Pure White chalk paint today. : ) I was going to move onto a roadside rescue dresser next, but I kind of tuckered out. Before the day is out, though, I hope to have that table top waxed as well as a frame that is getting a magnetic board addition.

sunnyskiesandsweettea said...

Wow! you sure got a lot done... very inspiring. Every thing looks great.

Amy Jo

Daphne Nicole & Lynda Cade said...

Hi Rebecca, girl you was busy this weekend, everything looks gorgeous and with roses added... extra gorgeous!!!
Hugs~~~ Daphne

NanaDiana said...

Rebecca- You have been a busy, busy girl! I love all your pieces. If I am jealous of any one thing in blogland it is YOUR ability to paint roses like you do. You do a wonderful job and each item is unique and beautiful- xo Diana

White Lace and Promises said...

I am loving all these great pieces. My sister and I plan to have a booth at the Kaolin Festival here in October-it's the big event for our town. I'm looking for little projects. Of course, everything will be white.

Hope you are doing well. Maybe we can catch up soon.


Shabby chic Sandy said...

So many lovely things! You have such a good attitude about Mondays :) I always look forward to the weekend myself...which I don't work so I don't know why. During the school year I like the weekend cuz the kids are home with me:)

Marilyn said...

You do all this without caffeine?
Is spell check working? I can't believe I spelled that drug the right way! Oh my, you've been a busy bee. I love that cornucopia--I'm going crazy because when I took a second look at it, it looked like the front half of an elf shoe! I need to work on Christmas--I can skip Halloween, eat my Thanksgiving meal in 15 minutes (I'm a teacher-we eat fast) and get right on to my favorite holiday. Have fun painting and all that!♥♫

Just a thought-maybe it's the fumes from the shellac, primer, and paint?!

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Rebecca,

Good thing you didn't go to hunt for more. You got a lot of work done and things look lovely.
Did you read my email from Saturday?
Hugs to you,

Shabby Brocante, Karen said...

So many great things. I can't imagine the cornucopia basket in gold. So much better in white! I also spotted a beautiful soup tureen on the shelf in the back ground! Love it!

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

It no doubt is a good thing I live where I live and not so close to your lovely shop. These items could ALL find a way into my little abode..Some great finds here and lovely redo's. Always love to visit.

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Oh, my sweet friend, you have been busy! I just love all your pieces. I would love to take a stroll around your shop! The horn o' plenty is very unique; looks wonderful painted white. Thanks for sharing and have a delightful day.


Deanna said...

All the treasures look so pretty painted in the whites!

Rebecca, It is always fun to visit your place and see all the neat things you are up to.

Sweet Summer blessings to you,
d on the kansas prairie

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