Saturday, November 26, 2011
In 2009 my house was featured with 14 pages in the Christmas issue of Romantic Homes, and this year to find out they've included a couple of more pictures and had some very nice comments on my country style of decorating, well, I'm thrilled!
What's the saying, you can take the girl out of the country, but you can't take the country out of the girl.....except I grew up in the city of Chicago!
Posted by American Cottage Antiques at 11:08 AM
Wednesday, November 9, 2011
This Rose O'Neill Illustration of Santa with her trademark Kewpies' for Ladies' Home Journal is original, not a copy. I'm having a hard time parting with it as you can imagine, so for this Christmas anyway, I'll keep it. Maybe after the holidays I'll sell it, I really need to pare down my decorations. :-(
Posted by American Cottage Antiques at 4:14 PM
Friday, September 2, 2011
The chalkboard was made from an old frame I found in the garage, originally it was an ugly gold color, the green paint did wonders for it.The chalk board was made from masonite cut to fit the frame, I gave it 3 coats of Rustoleum chalkboard paint, works great!
The eraser came from Staples, I pulled the label off the top and decoupaged it using a design that I scaled to fit on the computer. The small picture frame hookI found in my junk drawer, left over from another project no doubt. A narrow piece of lace glued around the edge finished it off. I screwed a small hook in the upper right of the frame to hold the eraser.
The Remember sign I made on the computer then traced it on to the chalkboard using white tracing paper I found at Michael's Craft Store. I carefully painted it in with acrylic paint, lot's of possibilities for other designs. The last thing was the small flower arrangement, just tied together with raffia. I curved one of the heavy stems, and it just hangs over the left side of the frame.
Posted by American Cottage Antiques at 3:47 PM
Sunday, August 7, 2011
.....you just never know where this Carrom board is going to show up. It spent about 5 years at our little cabin in the mountains, then made a mini road trip to our beach cottage where it provided visual interest atop a coffee table I had painted black. But, after purchasing this New/Old looking Cottages sign, I decided it would be a great companion on the stair landing.
I'm now looking for a place to display a recent yard sale purchase of a Cribbage Board and old Wood Chess Board.
Posted by American Cottage Antiques at 10:07 AM