Tuesday, April 29, 2014

FANCY FLEA show photos

The show was absolutely packed with all the best in antique/garden/art/chippy and cool treasures!

Lots of creativity in tent design....

....and everyone goes all out in their displays.
It was unusually hot though, especially if you weren't under a shade tree. I don't remember it ever being that hot in April but the show is also held in the fall which should be cooler!
Check out "ONE SHABBY OLD HOUSE" blog to see Becky's fabulous photos of the Fancy Flea show.

I got to see another spectacular Sarasota sunset and watch porpoises playing offshore which always makes the trip complete.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

"THE FANCY FLEA" Vintage Home & Garden Market, Plant City FL

So glad to be heading to Florida again---these are just a few of the things (wire sculpture, wood and metal assemblage) that I'll be bringing to the show April 25th and 26th at the Strawberry Festival Fairgrounds in Plant City (see HERE for details and HERE for Facebook page)---the show is sold out as approx 300 vendors will be attending---my booth is #162.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Easter centerpiece assemblage

Using a decorative metal lamp base, funnel, lamp center rod, round wire rack, piece of chicken wire and small glass bottles--

I assembled and adhered all securely, formed the chicken wire cloche, wired the bottles for hanging, and added some white berry sprigs, my mercury glass pearl-edged nest, and a pearl cross to complete this Easter centerpiece....which can be changed out per season or occasion by adding different elements.

Easter Blessings to you!!

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Repurposed vintage automobilia salvage mirrors

Here is the finished project---I love the muted orange and rusty patina---and the overall industrial look.

These old truck/auto/bus (?)  light bezels just shouted 'mirror'!

So with just a few materials (an old electronics cable, epoxy and  some 8" mirrors from the craft store) and several days of patience waiting for different stages of glue to dry-- it was a fairly easy project.
The rubber cable was cut and adhered around the opening to provide a gasket cushion and also a better surface to then glue in the mirror (I like the reliability and strength of epoxy for most projects).
Some of the seemingly easiest projects can turn into lengthy, small detail challenges....but luckily not this one!