Tuesday, December 1, 2009


How is everyone doing??? I hope you all had a great Thanksgiving :) I had a great Thanksgiving, my SIL cooked everything, WOO HOO, all I had to bring was my Broccoli Bake! And let me tell you, she is a fantastic cook!! My SIL made a new pie this year, a coconut cream with a praline bottom....Oh it was sinfully delicious! I'll get the recipe and share with all of you.

On Thanksgiving the local theatre was having a $5 any movie, any time special. So my two boys and I went to see the new Twilight movie "New Moon". GREAT movie......I felt like a teenager, that Edward is so scrumptious! I'm definitely for Team Edward :) My kids are all into the Twilight series and have read all the books. I'm a little behind, I just watched the first Twilight movie the day before Thanksgiving, now I can hardly wait for the next movie in the series! LOL

This weekend I was working on some transformations. The vintage dresser I picked up about a month ago at a great price, but with the opening of the shop, I hadn't had time to redo her. I LOVE all of her curves, she is definitely a girlie girl. After removing about a 1000 years worth of paint, dirt and grime....she was ready for a new dress. I knew she would love blue, so I painted her with Kelly Moore's "Simply Heaven". And I think she looks heavenly :)

We couldn't have her perfectly shiny and new (considering her age) so she received a little bit of distressing. And of course some new baubles. She originally had glass knobs, but I thought white porcelain would look better with her new shade of blue. I think she looks lovely and is ready for her close up at the shop :) Of course there is a little part of me that doesn't want to let her go, she has captured my heart with her new smile.....

This was originally an ugly picture in a gold frame that I had picked up at the thrift store. I knew I wanted to make her into a more useful object and of course turned her into a chalkboard. A lovely coat of Heirloom White then replaced the ugly picture with a new blackboard and Voila!! Another new piece to take to the shop.

A close up of her detail. I think she looks so much better. Trust me, it's a big improvement. (Again, I forgot to take before pics, sorry)

Have a great week,


  1. Oh, wow! Both are great now. I can see how hard it must be to let certain things go. I really like the chalkboard!


  2. Hi Toni,
    Been missing you!! I know that you are very busy now :) Lots to do to keep a shop going. Love the blue dresser and one of these days I'm going to make a chalk board frame.
    Take care.
    Deb :)

  3. Oh I just love the color of that dresser! You did a great job...love the details on the mirror too...the white really makes them pop.
    Glad you had a wonderful Thanksgiving at your SIL's, sounds delish...
    Big Hugs,

  4. Ahhh....what a little paint will do. That blue looks great. I love pastels in the "icey" shades. Pink or blue or green.

  5. Sha-ZAM! That is wonderful the way you have given them both life! Love it!

    TTFN ~ Marydon
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  6. That pie sounds really good! The dresser looks great and I love the big chalkboard - you don't see many that size!


  7. The vintage dresser looks great. I saw New Moon last week and loved it. Go Team Edward!

  8. I love both your transformations! Did you simply paint the chalk board insert or did you have to purchase it? I wish your shop was nearby I'd definitely be visiting!

  9. I LOVE that dresser!! It's one of my favourite styles but I have yet to find a great deal on one. Luckily there's lots out there, I will be patient! Love the chalkboard too :)


My door is always open & I hope you will come by often to visit, maybe have a cup of coffee or tea with me. ~Hugs, Toni~