Thursday, March 11, 2010

Speckled, Rusty and Crusty ~

A wonderful photograph I found for you
at Antique Griffin the other day ~

Who would have ever thought that I would love rusty things ~
crusty old windows ~
or even pistachio shells??

Yes. Pistachio shells!
Today a little mail love arrived....
Hand painted pistachio shells that look just like teeny tiny bird eggs!!!
Sweet Sandy of Quill Cottage painted these and gifted them to me.
Can you believe how gorgeous and realistic they look??
Thank you so much Miss Sandy ~ I love them so much!
Each one is a little piece of art...

The rusty? A few more goodies I found at Antique Griffin
while I was putting things in my space...
I was joking with the owner telling them they get us
coming and going....first rent, then buying goodies every time we come in!

Just something I want to show you.
A precious doll coat Deborah gave me....
cinched with lace and old watch cases ~
it's so beautiful to me.

And the crusty old window?
Here it is finished, ready to go to the antique mall ~
Simple, understated and hopefully it will look well with
several different styles of decorating....

Kasey of Lola B's is having a beautiful things

Mary of Green Paper

Whew! Sorry for the humongous post!!!
Sometimes I get carried away and
just want to share so much with you ~

I'm so excited...Friday I am getting to meet
Cheryl of Zany Mayd!!!
We are meeting at Scott's Antique Market
for a day of junkin' together....
rain, rain go away :)

Thank you so very much for taking the time to leave me a comment,
each one is precious to me ~

Wishing you a very happy Thursday dear friends!!!
hugs and love,


Barbara Jean said...

Oh I love your coat, the 'eggs', the window, and giveaways.
Great post. Sooo fun!
Just love my visits here.

blessings and have a great Thursday!
Barbara jean

PS And hinges!! I have them too, and love them. Anxious to see what you so with some of them. =)

Dorthe said...

Oh Dawn , such a sweet and wonderfull gift, I already admired the "egg" shells over at Miss Sandy`s blog, they are so cute.
And all the fantastic rust you found, .the hinges are great.
The little display, with the coat, looks wonderfull ,too sweet, my dear friend.
Thanks for this beautifull post,-so enrishing to visit you, sweetie.
Love and hugs, Dorthe

BellaRosa said...

Dawn amor, I am getting so bad at leavin you comments...I end up just calling you and giving you my opinion...I guess I think you would rather hear my annoying voice than read my oh so lovely comments lol You find the most amazing things! I love it all! And Sandy's pistachio eggs...pure genius I tell ya :) I think I will have to ask her for a few before her stash of hundreds disappear :)Thank you for the giveaway info, I think I missed a few :) Besos, Rose

Anonymous said...

You got a wonderful gift, Dawn!! Love these shells and your rusty things! What a great find! Have a nice day! :)

Theresa said...

Love the window, pistachio eggs-how creative, and the box they arrived in is precious! Have a blessed day!

Mitzi Curi said...

Dawn, I can't believe how beautiful your finished window looks! Those little pistachio shells are many cool things in this post. If your readers are interested, I just posted about yoyo quilt flowers inspired by Flea Market Style magazine, on my blog. They are so easy to make, I know some of your readers will want to try them this weekend!

Carol said...

Hi Dawn!
Just popping in to say Hi.
Juno's Place
Cards by Carol

Lululiz said...

Those painted pistachio shells are really amazing. I saw them on her blog a while ago and thought they were just stunning. Nice rusties, too.

Claudia said...

Those pistachio eggs are incredible! Sandy does such beautiful work. Have fun with your friend!


Unknown said...

I cannot believe those eggs are pistachio shells! So pretty! What a great idea! I bet you were thrilled when you saw them! I may have to try this one for myself! This would add a nice touch to anyone's Easter decorations!
Have a nice day!

Joy Lett said...

Your blog is the only one I read everyday. I mean the mind (my mind) can only take in so much at a time- and then the wheels start turning-

Lisa said...

Hey friend,
Where to begin....first of all the painted shells, brilliant! I am in love with that simple idea. She did them perfectly too. Just last week you were talking about not being able to find the robins egg blue eggs.There you go. Then I have to tell you how jealous I am that you get to hang with Cheryl. She is one of my very favorites. Say hi for me. The little box of rusty goodness is making me want to reach into my computer screen & snatch them. Girl, you find the BEST stuff! Those will be perfect in your assemblages. Well, I'm off to find those give-aways. Have a great day. Lisa

Sweet Old Vintage said...

Hi Dawn... That lamp shade is intriguing... Love the little shells... so sweet...

Rebecca Nelson said...

Hello Miss D. Thank you for posting about my giveaway. You always bless.

Those little eggs are amazing. And, I'm right there with you...loving the crusty, worn, beaten down stuff that too often ends up in the junkyard.

Love it all!

Thank you...thank you.


vikki said...

~♥~ hi sweetie ~ love the way your window turndt out... just lovely! glad you got some of those sweet nutz eggs! are they not the cutest? owen & i did some a couple of weeks ago... never another nut will i paint agin!!! even tho they are adorable!
i buy treasures when i go to the booth, too... i think the vendors are the best customers! at least i am... i sometimes come home with more than i took... love. it!!! love the pic, too.. sucha a classic style...
have a wonderful day... it is almost friday agin! hugs with love & blessings, vikki ~♥~

Elyse said...

hi dawn,

i also chuckle when i ask myself, when did i start liking chippy wood? interesting, isn't it?

what a cool idea with the pistachio nuts!

have fun shopping!


A bird in the hand said...

Pistachio THAT is original, and such a pleasure to see.


Jann said...

Thank you for sharing that beautiful image! And those pistachio nuts? How clever are those? Amazing!

Florence said...

Love those pistachio shell eggs and the presentation was beautiful. Florence

Vee said...

Everything you've shown us today is beautiful. I love that gal's shoes...such detail. And Miss Sandy and her amazing pistacio eggs! Good heavens they're pretty and realistic. The little doll coat under the cloche...too sweet for words and has given me an idea...

House and Garden Boutique said...

Love the speckled pistachio shells....they look so real!

marie said...

The little eggs are so wonderfully sweet ~ perfect for you! I love them in the nest.
I also love your window and I think you're right ~ it will work with many different styles of decorating.

Have a great time with Cheryl! Someday I'd love to meet one of my blog friends!

deb christensen said...

oh my gosh, i can't stand it ~ pistachio eggs. too dang sweet.
along with all the rust and other cuteness - what a fun post.

Attic Rat said...

I wish you a great day of junking. I wish I could go with you!

The painted pistachio shells are wonderful.

Happy Hunting,

Myrna said...

Speckled,Rusty and Crusty...when I read that post title I thought "That's exactly how I feel today!" :-D
Your window turned out gorgeous..I'm sure that'll get snatched up in no time.
And the pistachio eggs~brilliant idea from a brilliant friend!
Thanks for sharing the giveaway news...I'm gonna pop over there and enter!
Have a lovely weekend!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Thanks for a fun post and giveaway links! I can always count on you to find some beautiful blogs to visit! ♥

Shopgirl said...

You always share the sweetness you find, Thank you so much Dear Dawn. I plan to go peek at the give-aways. Big Hugs, Mary

Vicki Boster said...

Love the doll coat! Do you ever sleep? Your ideas are amazing - you are one talented and creative lady! I feel so inspired every time I vist here---


Anne Lorys said...

Girlfriend, don't EVER apologize for a humongous post! I love 'em! :-)

I've never seen ANYTHING like those painted pistachio shells, so pretty! Although I do have a serious pistachio addiction, I'd probably end up eating them!

Thank you again for your friendship and support. You're the best!


Pattyjo said...

Your blog is awesome and you have such gorgeous things to show! Thank you so much for having it.

Anonymous said...

Oh such wonderful goodies , have a great time -- Haven't been to Scott's in forever - used to go every month , for years -- KAthy - ga ♥

the gypsy magpie said...

Those little pistachio shells are just about the cutest thing I've seen... talk about clever recycling! Amazing.
The image of the young woman is beautiful- thank you for sharing her!

Elizabeth said...

In the top photo, I LOVE the lady's shoes. Aren't they neat? They look so well made. I wish we still dressed like that!

All the other treasures are awesome!



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