Contact for Purchase: . Most of these items can be found & are available for purchase at the Frou Frou Galore Shop in Old Town Spring.

Friday, December 2, 2011

Art Deco Entertaining Bar Cabinet

Swanky Entertaining Cabinet. Perfectly fits glassware on the shelves. And just think if you added a couple of shelves of the left side to store-display liquor bottles & shelf at the bottom for wine storage.
PRICE: $625
T: 4FT x D:16" x W:29"
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I was told that the wood is "Exotic".  This looks like a one-of-a-kind piece even back in it's day.  I imagine it was made by a woodworking artisan seeing how detailed the woodgraining is along with the creativity that went into the piece using off-set hardware on the front and the art-deco styled design down the front doors.

The doors open to display a neoclassic angel design from Robert Adams (neoclassic architect)

The hardware is all original to this piece.  It does have a locking mechanism but is missing its key.

I found that it was easier to strip the entire piece & when I did I found that the top had alot of detail & character. Even though it had a little veneer chipping it was still too lovely to paint over.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Slatey-Blue Side Table Pair

Refinished in a Slate-Blue with & Aged Patina French Wax Finish.  Striking Iron drawer pull was a perfect match to update it's look. Solid Oak Top was refinished to complete it's makeover. These are super-Solid..HEAVY!!.. Ready to go out the door now. You won't be disappointed if you need a sturdy table with a beautiful finish.

PRICE: $250 each or $450/pair 
W:23 1/2" x D:27 1/2" x T:20"

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or available for purchase at Frou Frou Galore in Old Town Spring!

Saturday, November 26, 2011

...The Stockings were Hung by the Chimney with Care

A few years back it was Christmas time & my friend was getting ready for Christmas day.  For some reason I decided to do a sewing blitz & made her whole family new Christmas Stockings in the middle of the night for her Christmas Day to hang on the Mantle.  It was in a pinch.. hasty & no plans so I drew a rough pattern on a Brown paper Sack & dumped out my box of scrap fabrics.  Lots were small irregular cut samples from the fabric shop plus scraps & pieces from projects.  I used what I had on hand & came up with some fun presents!

And Even "Thigh-High" Stockings!
The Hot Pink & Aqua Blue pair were gifts for a Newlywed couple for their 1st Christmas.. the girl I used to babysit when she was little & now she's married.
The above stockings were also a gift for a friend & her husband.

I made these for my neighbors twin girls & found the picture frame ornament to sew to each one.
The can  put their school picture in it or a fun holiday photo to tell whos is whos.
The Stocking below was made for their dad & you can tell what he likes.
With so much extra fabric around here with snipits & scraps.. I was still in the spirit of sewing & crafting so I pressed on in the sweatshop of my upstairs gameroom.

They are all $75 with the exception of the "crown royal" stocking being a little bit more.  A lot of crown drinking had to go down for that animals were harmed or minors involved.




The Red Stockings below are named "My Favorite Red Velvet Jacket"
I had this beautiful vintage Red velvet holiday Jacket.  I was looking for some pretty fabric around the house & saw it hanging in my upstairs closet.  Believe it or not I was able to get 5 full-size stocking out of that little jacket.  Hardly a scrap went to waste! I adorned each with vintage-looking buttons & every one has a piece of this pretty oriental fabric I couldn't resist. 
Try to see what part of the jacket is in each!!



 Enjoy the Photos & have a cup of Hot Mocha Coffee!!

Antique Writing Desk in French Blue

Refinished in Aged-Vintage Style in Pale Stone Bleu with pretty Vintage-look glass knobs.

W:42" x D:21" x T:28"

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or Available for Purchase at Frou Frou Galore in Old Town Spring!

The original small metal pulls were dull & boring with no character.  I found these vintage-look knobs which enhance the small drawers perfectly.  I gently sanded around all the curved details to highlight the beauty of all the wonderful scroll work.

I wanted to keep the inside drawers of the piece its original aged patina.  I thoroughly cleaned them & sealed in its age which was a nice finishing touch to give them a subtle shine and clean feel.
When I picked up this desk it had some stuff rattling around in the drawers.  I opened the bottom drawer to find someones personal items.. boxes of old wax matches from ITALY, and old typewriter eraser with brush, old stamps, keys, several old rulers & old, old negatives of christmas pictures with tree & children!

With a nice Sable Brush I trimmed the edges in an Old White & gently sanded to let the blue come through. 
I rubbed in a wonderful French Wax all over the piece which richened the pale dusty blue & gave the paint more dimension along with protecting the Vintage Finish.

Imagine all the old-fashioned Letter writing that went on at this desk!