Thursday, October 05, 2006

corners of my home & a purse finished...

In our living room we have a beautiful hutch that was built by my husband's father, a wonderful carpenter. The bottom cupboard section hides all our stereo equipment as well as CDs & cassettes. On top I have loaded it with family pictures, books, and some of my more vintage blue & white china...

A little hard to see in its dark corner is this old camera that belonged to my grandmother. The little blue & white tea cups and the old glasses were tag sale finds....

This lamp is my favorite...it sits on an old maple drop leaf table also in the living room. The base is alabaster, I believe. I made the shade by gluing to the old frame, heavy tag board which I covered with damask fabric, and then added trim and fringe...

Also on the table is this sketch of our dog, Zoe, which was done by my daughter, along with an old iron last once used for making & repairing shoes...

Finally, I have finished the patchwork purse [a great tutorial from creative little daisy], which has sat around waiting for a handle. I had decided I wanted just a simple narrow leather handle, but wasn't able to find narrow pieces of leather at any of our local craft or fabric stores. One day when I was in Tractor Supply with my husband, I came across just what I was looking for...in a package labeled saddle strings! It was just what I wanted and worked great...

I just love it when I find something I need in an unexpected place and at a very good price as well.


9 comments:

  1. I love the lamp, and the lampshade you recovered. What a great idea! The corners of your home this week are lovely!

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  2. The purse is really cute! I like the shape of it. :o)

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  3. So many lovely things posted today! Your purse looks great! That style is a fun way to experiment with fabric combinations.

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  4. Your purse looks great. The strap just finishes it off nicely.

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  5. Debbie your bag turned out great. Love the sketch your daughter did. And I am coveting your alabaster lamp !! Clarice

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  6. How fortunate you are to have furniture made by a family member. I love the blue & white china and the lamp is perfect!

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  7. I just love the blue and white china as well as the lampshade you made! Your daughter did an excellent job on the sketch, how old is she? She is certainly very talented:)

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  8. Just lovely! The lamp is wonderful and I love your blue and white china. Your daughter is a very talented artist!
    Kelli

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  9. That's a fun story for the purse and a great-looking purse! I love the pictures of your living room. You certainly have the touch.

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