Today, I was made aware of a new and, I'm sure, exciting meme "Vignette Friday" at Color Outside the Box...I've chose to go back a couple months and repost this little story about redoing the top of the entertainment center. Hope you enjoy.
I keep reminding myself, this is my year to simplify.........HOWEVER.......one of the things I loved most about buying and selling "antiques" was setting up and arranging the displays. My urge to "display" said it was time to redo and re-fluff, to heck with simple!
After a few days of sunshine, I became convinced spring might just be here and the top of the T.V. cabinet needed a new "do", something light, airy and fun. I do not love that cabinet....so until something better comes along....like bookcases from Ikea, there she sits. So, lets dress her up...........
Along the way I get to look at and enjoy some of my favorite things. The white Bauer vase, the round tole tray, the wood bowl my husband turned on his lathe, the candleholder we made from an old table leg and this collage that I did using a tintype of my mother and grandfather.
Among my "loves", when it comes to collectibles, is this wonderful French perpetual calendar! It is made of old celluloid and has dials to change the month, day and date. I have it set to my birthday...as a reminder to celebrate everyday.
I painted the galvanized bucket turquoise and added the Bingo caller's ball cage. The dollars store bird sits on a silver tray and a stack of small colorful books. Excuse the fake lavender, it's just that it grows so well in the low light!
Finally, an old school clock, books, a birds nest and another one of my collages. Here I uses a photo of a woman and child on a painted and collaged background.
This is my white, light, bright tribute to spring that is not very simple but full of the stuff I treasure! I hope you enjoyed.