My favourite part of IKEA has always been the AS-IS section. Oh those bins heaped with discounted textiles and that furniture with a bit of quirk! I recently found this deep green curtain panel for $15 and the iconic sheepskin for $20. The sheepskin I have draped over my desk chair and the velvet (hello, John Singer Sargent) I may end up using for a upholstery project down the road.
Saturday, February 23, 2019
Monday, February 18, 2019
'40s Military Dress
This past weekend I attended Swingfest and swing danced surrounded by tanks and planes! This is the WWII inspired dress I tweaked and wore for the event. I found the original dress in the summer for mere cents at the local thrift haunt. I love its military green cotton searsucker fabric with the bit of stretch. The original dress was basically sleeveless so I spent months keeping an eye out for similar coloured fabric whenever I was thrifting, so as to have some material to make sleeves out of. Nothing turned up. Then one day I was trying it on again, and while taking it off it flipped inside out and I realized it had a slip! Glorious discovery! So I promptly ripped that slip out and started chopping it up to make the sleeves and lapels you see here. I also swapped out the buttons for these brassy ones. Lesson: always look under the dress' skirt for extra fabric!
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Labels: 1940s, Button, Dance, DIY, Embellish, Fabric, Fashion, Military, Sewing, Swing, Textile, Thrift, Vintage, WWII
Thursday, February 14, 2019
Happy Valentine's Day to all you fellow creativity enthusiasts. Hope you're having a fan-tastic day of love!
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Tuesday, February 12, 2019
I found this sweet set of floral dishes for $9 at Value Village. It's 4 round plates and an oval platter and dish; that tiny oval dish is particularly charming. The set is marked Myott and is from England circa 1930s-1940s.
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Labels: 1930s, 1940s, Ceramics, Collection, Decor, Dishes, England, Floral, Houseware, Ironstone, Kitchen, Myott, Plate, Thrift, Value Village, Vintage
Saturday, February 09, 2019
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Labels: Art, Collection, Decor, Floral, Flower, Frame, Gallery Wall, Gold, Pansy, Print, Thrift, Vintage
Sunday, February 03, 2019
February Bulletin 2019
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Labels: Art, Artist, Bulletin, Chair, Collage, Colour, Decor, February, Floral, Inspiration, Love, Poetry, Series, Statue, Valentine, Vintage, Winter
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