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Lace Table Cloth Chair

 This hand stitched towel was stitched by Robert Wilcox...

When he was 8 years old...
Almost 90 years ago...
Robert was ill...
And...
Couldn't go to school for over a year...
So...
He stitched...

And...
Stitched...

And...
Stitched...

Beautiful Stitching...

Whenever, I see Handiwork...
My heart goes to the hands who made the piece...

I chose a lace table cloth to cover this chair...

 

Oh, the hands...
Blessings, Becky

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Pansy Potting Storage

 It is snowing outside...
As...


I wait and plan for the garden...

Pansies are the first annuals...
That...
Can Endure our fickle zone 7...
Pansy is derived from the French word pensee...
Meaning thought...
And, so...
Pansy whispers thoughts...
And mine are of gardening...

Because of the cold...
The furniture must still be carried (dragged) to the back porch...
Painted with Caromal Colours Reclaim Sage...
The dresser is re-imagined into a garden storage... 
I enlarged and stretched a pansy graphic to fit on the top dresser drawer...
And, then..
 Decoupaged the print to the drawer with Mod Podge...

 

To see a world in a grain of sand
And a heaven in a wild flower,
Hold infinity in the palm of your hand
And Eternity in an hour....
William Blake

Blessings, Becky

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Transformation_Thursday___The_Shabby_Creek_Cottage,
Be_Inspired_Friday___Common_Ground,
Feathered_Nest_Friday___French__Country_Cottage,
The_Charm_of_Home,
Furniture_Feature_Friday___Miss_Mustard_Seed,
SNS___Funky_Junk_Interiors,
Simple_and_Sweet_Friday___Rooted_Thyme,
Its_Party_Time___It_s_So_Very_Cheri,
The_Sunday_Showcase___Under_The_Table_Dreaming,
6_Days_of_Spring,
 Metamorphosis_Monday___Between_Naps_on_the_Porch,
Under__100___Beyond_The_Picket_Fence



Bohemian Style

 The year 1975

Where long hair was in...
Aviator glasses (ooops...granny glasses) were the rage...

(yes...kids...that is your father behind those Foster Grants...
no...he is not at Downton Abbey...
but...Harlaxton, England)

Hippie was the now Bo-Ho...

 
(A Corner Cottage now Jamie...)
And...
"I started singing, bye bye Miss American Pie..."

"You both kicked off your shoes...
man, I dig those rhythm and blues..."
Don Mclean... American Pie...
And...
me...(the long-haired...tortoise glasses...plaid wearing girl...)


when "blogging" meant hanging from rafters...
to take pictures with a black and white polaroid camera...

I love re-living the past in today's reality...
I grabbed two chairs from the barn...
Added roses...

 

Painted them Huckleberry and Pumpkin...
Caromal Colours Country Living Artisan Collection Paint...

 

The chairs' seats are covered with beautiful hand stitched pillow cases...
that my husband cut to fit...

1975 or 2013?????
Blessings, Becky

Partying...Treasure_Hunt_Thursday___From_My_Front_Porch_To_Yours,
Transformation_Thursday___The_Shabby_Creek_Cottage,
Under_100___Beyond_The_Picket_Fence,
Feathered_Nest_Friday___French_Country_Cottage,
Be_Inspired_Friday___Common_Ground,
Catch_as_Catch_Can___My_Repurposed_Life,
Redoux_Interiors,
Show_and_Tell_Friday___My_Romantic_Home,
Furniture_Friday___Miss_Mustard_Seed,
SNS___Funky_Junk_Interiors,
Creative_Bloggers_Party___Homemaker_on_a_Dime,
Masterpiece_Monday___Boogieboard_Cottage,
Metamorphosis_Monday___Between_Naps_on_the_Porch,
Get_Your_Craft_On___Todays_Creative_Blog,
Motivated_Monday___becolorful,
Tuesdays_Treasures___My_Uncommon_Slice_of_Suburbia,

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Country Living Textured Paint Armoire

 Painting slows down here...
When the weather turns bitterly cold...
My barn is not heated...
So...
We have to be creative...
We decided to paint inside A Corner Cottage...

 

This wardrobe has great potential...
But...
It doesn't look like much as is...

Country Living Texture Basecoat is a versatile paint for this type of work...
We painted the first coat with Parchment ...
Mixed the Parchment with Colonial Blue Texture Basecoat....
And...
Mottled the Light Blue over the Parchment...

Adding wreath appliques...
And...
A hand painted ceramic knob..
Transformed the drab to chic...

 

The surprise...
Opening the doors to a cedar lined Armoire...

Blessings, Becky

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Creatively_Tuesday___Rustic_Pig,
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Primp_Your_Stuff_Wednesday,
Winter_Blues_Wednesday___DIY_by_Design,
Power_of_Paint___Domestically_Speaking,
Show_and_Share___Southern_Lovely,
Wicked_Awesome_Wednesday___Handy_Man__Crafty_Woman,
Treasure_Hunt_Thursday___From_My_Front_Porch_To_Yours,
Open_House___No_Minimalist_Here,
Blissful_Whites_Wednesday___TimeWashed,
Under__100___Beyond_The_Picket_Fence,
Hookin_Up_with_House_of_Hepworths,
Live__Laugh_Rowe
Transformation_Thursday___The_Shabby_Creek_Cottage,
Be_Inspired___Common_Ground,
Home_Sweet_Home___The_Charm_of_Home,
Feathered_Nest_Friday___French_Country_Cottage,
Furniture_Feature_Friday___Miss_Mustard_Seed,
Friday_Flair___Whipperberry,
Masterpiece_Monday___Boogieboard_Cottage,
Motivated_Monday___Becolorful,
The__Sunday_Showcase___Under_The_Table_and_Dreaming



Tinsel Trading Company

When you were little....
Did you ever want to go with Cinderella to the Ball???
That's how I felt..
Walking into the enchanted display of...
Tinsel Trading Company...
At the Atlanta Gift Mart...

Like Cinderella...
I want to go to the Ball...
(in this case...Tinsel Trading Company...
In New York City...)
This Midwestern farm girl has never had a desire to actually see the sights...
In New York City...
But...
Now I am dreaming...

Wendy Addison ( the amazing designer)
her daughter
and
 Marcia Ceppos
warmly greeted me among their treasures...
Marcia Ceppos...
So wonderfully and graciously... 
Shared her grandfather's legacy with me...

I was so taken back with her story...
That I wished I could hear it again and again...
And I can...
Marcia spoke into my phone and recorded...
Her love of Tinsel Trading Company...


Her grandfather started Tinsel Trading Company in 1933...
Located in the Garment Center in New York City...
Couture designers and others in the garment industry...
Came to buy unique buttons, beads, notions, wire thread, and so much more...
Marcia began working with her grandfather when she was 8 years old...
(This overwhelmed me...
For my granddaughter is 8 years old...
And...
Often goes with me to work at A Corner Cottage...)

Her grandfather's original inventory goes back to 1930 and earlier...
He purchased inventory from warehouses...
Where inventory had been sitting for 20-30 years...

These hand beaded flowers came from a small town...
Mont Passot...
In Southern France...
The flowers were placed on gravestones instead of fresh flowers...
Which would wilt after a few days...
The women of the church...
Would hand bead petals and flowers...
To make floral arrangements...
They would then put them in vases...
And...
Set them on the tombstones of their loved ones...

I will be sharing more, later...
Until, then...
You can enjoy Marcia's shoppe...
by clicking...

 

Blessings, Becky

Partying...Funky_Junk_Interiors