Thursday, December 31, 2009

Happy New Year Aloha Style!

Welcome 2010

Here in Hawaii we really know how to ring in a new year!
If you ever have the chance to come for a New Year celebration you are in for a real treat. The fireworks displays are widespread in just about every backyard along with special displays given throughout town. Last year we had a 360 degree display. It is a good thing the wind has picked up a little as the air gets, shall we say, quite cloudy later on in the evening. Have fun!

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Lawbre greenhouse kit

This is a photo of an assembled Lawbre greenhouse kit.
The walls of my kit are mostly complete although I ran into a stop point recently after discovering that a  few of the plexiglass panels were scratched.
I am undecided exactly to what purpose this greenhouse will be used but do intend for it to be part of the street of shops.

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Miniature sale finds

Here are a few of the treasures I found a few weeks ago as we happened upon a miniatures yard sale in our area.  I love all of these hand painted little metal trays. They remind me of the vintage toleware and trays that I have been collecting. 
The pottery bowls are delicate and fine. The little stools are going to be fun to use and one of them is tole painted.

The furniture pieces with the exception of the huch were also finds at this stop. Can't wait to rework these.
I'll save more of my finds for another day.


Pink Passion give-away

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Shabby tree? Nahhhh, but plenty chic.

Back when we were still living on the mainland I was an antiques and vintage collector/dealer.

We found this tree in a store in Alabama and it quickly became on of my favorite pieces. These were popular ceramic makes back in the 70's but I have never seen one with this incredible shape. This one stands 34" tall. Isn't it a wonderful shabby piece?


Storybook Cottage

This is my little 1:48 scale Storybook Cottage made from a kit by Suzanne and Andrew's Mininatures. This kit was certainly a lot of fun and it is oh so pretty!

Most of the major furnishings have been completed although a pair of chairs have gone missing and will have to be replaced.

I am looking forward to getting back to this project and landscaping the grounds!