Welcome to my blog about things I love to collect, refinishing furniture and decorating using flea market finds (with a few crochet projects now and then).Thanks so much for visiting!

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Working on my new shelf...

Mr. Wild put up a new extra long shelf for me a few weeks ago and I'm trying to make it useful yet pretty (it's part of my sewing room).

Then Carol at The Polka Dot Closet had a dress form party last week which inspired me to work on my small pin cushions dress forms. Prior to that they were just sitting on the shelf bare.

I picked up 3 on closeout at JoAnn's way last winter. They were covered with a lime green black and white fabric. I wasn't about to try to recover them and then it dawned on me that I could use my fabric paints and paint them.
I did have to put on about 3 coats to cover the black and with that much paint it does make them a little stiff but then I'm not really handling them anyway once they are on my shelf.

All I will show for now is the right side of the shelf...the rest is still questionable because it takes me so long to decide.

But at least I finished 'dressing' my dress forms and am happy with this part of the shelf.

My large jar of very old lace that I found at a flea market for a super good price and there are yards and yards of it.

I just started collecting a little bit of vintage ribbon...

I can see now why everyone likes it so much, the silk is just beautiful along with the pretty labels.
Now if I can just get the rest of the shelf they way I want...I'll post it next week.
(If you click on the photos you can see the 20 cents written on the cream silk ribbon!!!)

Thanks for taking a look!

Happy Valentine's Day!!!

Linking to;
Coastal Charm for Nifty Thrifty Tuesday
Faded Charm for White Wednesday
Savvy Southern Style for Wow Us Wednesday
From My Front Porch To Yours for Treasure Hunt Thursday
The Brambleberry Cottage for Time Travel Thursday
Common Ground for Vintage Inspiration Friday
2805 for Potpourri Friday
French Country Cottage for Feathered Nest Friday
The Charm of Home for Home Sweet Home


Rosemary@villabarnes said...

Your shelf looks great. Beautiful photos.


Your shelf looks fabulous. I'm crushing on the ribbon spool. Yum!


The Greeley Girls said...

Painting the dress forms...now you got us thinking! Thanks for the fabulous idea! The Greeley Girls

Amy Kinser said...

I love how your shelf looks and especially love those little dress forms.

Happy Valentine's Day.

It's me said...

Happy Valentine's day....♥.. ♥... ♥....Love Ria......♥.. ♥... ♥....

jeanetteann said...

Lovely, I'm off to clear my shelf and redo like yours.
xx jeanetteann

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

WOW! Well done, very very clever of you - these look awesome, what a neat craft center you must have!

Tete said...

Very pretty! You do great work!

Cottage and Broome said...

What a great idea to paint the dress form with fabric paint, they turned out great. Wonderful jar of vintage lace. Laura

A Cottage Muse said...

Hi Faye ~ hope you had a sweet Valentine's Day!

Loving your apothecary jars and the labels are wonderful on those ribbon spools!

chateau chic said...

So delighted to find your blog via Wow Us Wednesday. Your shelf display has so much eye appeal. I'm loving the jars of lace and other collections.
I'm your newest follower, Mary Alice

Carlene @ Organized Clutter said...

Great shelf. Very feminine! Love it.

outjunking said...

Well displayed. Good job.

Karen Bates said...

So lovely! Wonderful.

Anonymous said...

Hope this isn't a duplicate! Love the tatted lace. I always seem to zero in on tatting. Just lovely!

Barbara Jean said...

very sweet,
Love the forms how you did them.

barbara jean

Anonymous said...

Your shelf is so pretty. I love what you did with the dress forms.

Veronica said...

Your shelf look so feminine and vintage pretty! Love it!

Tassels Twigs and Tastebuds

Veronica said...

Your shelf look so feminine and vintage pretty! Love it!

Tassels Twigs and Tastebuds

Maria Elena said...

Sooo beautiful! The dress forms look gorgeous!

Honey at 2805 said...

Stunning! Thank you for sharing at Potpourri Friday!

Gayle said...

Fer CUTE! If you had mixed some textile medium with the paint, it wouldn't feel so stiff I think.

Connie said...

These are stunning and so creative! You are doing a great job with this blog.

Lou Cinda @ Tattered Hydrangeas said...

I love these, they are beautiful!
The lace and yarn balls in the jars are gorgeous!

Lou Cinda

Cathy L. Calamas said...

Beautiful!! Love those dress forms. Wish I had seen them at Jo Ann's

Debbie said...

You are sooo good at setting up displays, and vignettes, Faye!!
Love all the vintage lace, buttons, and silks you've collected.
Have a happy Saturday.

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Great idea of painting the dress forms...they looks wonderful.


Bohemian said...

Loving your Vignette! You have some killer Vintage Pieces up there that I'm swooning over!

Blessings from the Arizona Desert... Dawn... The Bohemian

Pam said...

I never would have thought to paint the girls. Great idea. I love that last photo - may have to pin it!