Sunday, September 26, 2010

Fenton Milk Glass Ruffle Edge Cake Stand

Just look at this beautiful Fenton Cake Stand from the 1960-1970's. It is just beautiful and very collectible.

Lovely Milk Glass Hob Nails on the underside of the plate and on the pedestal.

This plate is just beautiful and had the Fenton Logo inside the bottom of the pedestal.

Just look at the perfect ruffles on this cake stand. It is a true treasure.
Price: $64.95

Happy Quilting,

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Six Year Old Connie Talbot Sings so Beautiful

Happy Quilting, Nancy

Monday, September 6, 2010


Perhaps you wonder why you see so much furniture being painted and not so much sewing being done.  I would wonder if I were you.  You see, my first love is sewing and creating things with embroidery and fabric.  I have been doing just that for about 22 years.  I really love it and the joy it brings to me and those around me.  I feel free patterns are a way to give back to all of you who have been so supportive for so many years.  I have been so very blessed and now my lovely sister Grace Jewell has joined with me to create even more fun for you.

The truth is, like everywhere else, things are a bit hard and the patterns were producing as they should.  I now paint good quality furniture and offer it, so it can have a new life with someone wonderful.  It is helping and is still fufilling to my creative side.  I have found I quite enjoy the hunt for great pieces that are damaged and just need me to paint them. 

I hope to be able to go back to sewing really soon, in fact I am in the process of making five skirts for my grandchildren.  They are going to be so cute when done.  I will post a photo as soon as I have one.

In the meantime, this is the latest of the fun I am up too!

Antique Pink Table

Shabby Green French Country Desk

Corner cupboard with pink inner cupboard.

Beautiful Five Drawer Dresser

Happy Quilting,

Sunday, September 5, 2010

New Ornament Pattern #6

We hope you are enjoying the patterns.  We are sure having fun providing them for you.
Happy Stitching. 
I will be making skirts for five little granddaughters, one in a full body cast for a photo shoot they are doing.  I will let you know the details as I progress with that and my furniture painting.

Happy Quilting,

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Why Did I Buy This

I want you to know why I choose some pieces, when clearly it would be easier to just pass on by and find something else.

I came across this Ethan Allen hutch from the 1950's that is filthy, beatup, dark and ugly.  I bought it anyway . . . as you can see I have a screw loose somewhere.  Things are stuck to it, pasted on, spilled on, just yucky . . . (my husband gave me the "are you kidding look").

This is the bottom of the hutch .  .  . so nice and clean, just ready to be made pretty?????

This is the top, a little cleaner, missing shelves, outdated and dirty . . .

Here is why I choose this piece
1. Ethan Allen
2. Classic Lines
3. Would be so cute painted shabby white
4. I like it so maybe you will too!
5.  Original knobs still in good condition
6. Cute shutter cupboard
7. Dovetail corners
8. Lots of drawers
9. Plate shelves on top
10. Great trim
11. Classic Lines
12.  I needed a project
13. I needed something to torture myself with

This is a really rough piece but in good condition.  As I look at it, I too wonder what was I thinking.  In the end, it will be a beautiful Swiss Coffee by Glidden or a bit darker with perhaps Zen from Behr on the back wall.  Let me know what you think . . .

I sometimes feel like I am talking to outer space where only aliens here me . . . Please leave a comment  . . .

Happy Quilting,