Friday, February 5, 2010

Vintage Hat on an Antique Potato Masher …

In the midst of being sick this week I was able to finish one painting. Of course it has taken me two days to edit the pictures and write a description, I hate functioning so slowly.
I have a sweet spot for antiques and vintage items. You will not see me buying décor for my home at IKEA or the Pottery Barn, I love flea and antique markets. I love walking around and daydreaming about the things I wish I could buy and getting excited over the little cracked floral vases that I can buy.
In this particular painting I have taken one of those little cracked vases and set it in the bottom of a potato masher. In the pale blue vase are two daffodils. I love the green color paint that is found on so many of the vintage kitchen accessories, I have painted this masher to mimic the color. Hanging off the masher is a vintage orange hat. The hat has been decorated with a deep magenta peony highlighted with gold, a pretty butterfly tag held on with a daffodil hat pin, an iridescent mint green plume and light blue netting. The background of the painting was done to resemble weathered wallpaper featuring pink flowers.
I wanted to say welcome to all my new blogger friends, I love reading your comments and visiting your blogs. It’s so nice having someone other than me, my husband and my best friend reading my blog. Thank you for stopping by and have a great weekend!


  1. New follower from friday follow

  2. Daffodils are my favorite bulb!

  3. Happy Friday Follow! I'm your newest follower! I look forward to coming back! I'm new, hope I put this in the right place. Hope you like my blog too!

  4. Ahh, now that's what I'm "talkin' 'bout" ~ after so many cookie-cutter blogs it is so refreshing to come across one like yours that has so much style, substance, and a very obvious creative talent. I'm so happy to have found you through Friday Follow, and mean no disrespect to other bloggers. I guess I'm just relieved to read a post about something different than diaper changing once in a while . Your painting is exquisite. I hope you're feeling better and have a great weekend.

  5. Happy Friday Follow...what a fun way to find new blogs!

    You had me when yo said no Ikea or Pottery Barn (although I admit we have a piece or two from Ikea and our early days of marriage).

    So very much looking forward to reading and looking at more. Your painting is exquisite.


  6. Visiting from Friday Follow! I'm your newest follower! Love for you to come visit me :)

    Have a great weekend!

  7. Following you from the Friday Follow!

  8. I'm glad my post made me feel a little better. I hope you get well soon.

    I love the potato masher in this. It's such a quirky object to put in this sort of lady like picture. :)

  9. i love your paintings! they're very beautiful! with the mention of potato mashers, i also have a blog about potatoes that i've just started. if you're ever interested, please check it out:

    take care and feel better!

  10. Oh so beautiful! What talent and inspiration. Thank you for visiting my blog, I am now a follower of yours. Have a great day!

  11. Thanks for your sweet comment on my blog! I hope you and your daughter get better soon! Your paintings are lovely! I would rather furnish my home with great flea market finds too :)

    Sandy xox


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