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

Contact me at to take this home
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!

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

SOLD!! .. Pretty in Pink - Part Deux

Refinished in shabby-chic french pink with pretty Vintage-look glass knobs.

AVAILABLE: Serpentine-Front Petite Dresser: PRICE $275 USD
T:26" X W:29" X D:18"

SOLD!!-- Harlequin Table: PRICE $150 USD
T:26" x W:17" x D:15 1/2"

Contact me at to take THE LITTLE DRESSER HOME!

Don't let this cute little table fool you with it being to dang pretty & dainty because it is SOLID.. HEAVY!!
It's gotta be made of solid Maple. They knew how to make things back them and didn't skimp on quality.

A soft French Pink coats the entire piece with harlequin print painted on each side & front in an old-cream.

A wonder Vintage-Look knob was added. Again, using the same hazey-aged ones I discovered.
When I found this piece it had no hardware so this look is the perfect addition.  Drawer insides are painted a soft cream with a pretty stenciled chandelier.

A Professional French-Wax was hand-rubbed into the entire piece to further give it a beautiful aged-patina & to protect the paint finish.

MFEO = Made for Each Other

Two Are Pretty in PINK

Refinished in shabby-chic french pink with pretty Vintage-look glass knobs.

AVAILABLE: Serpentine-Front Petite Dresser:  PRICE  $275 USD
T:26" X W:29" X D:18"

SOLD! ..Harlequin Table: PRICE $150 USD
T:26" x W:17" x D:15 1/2"

Contact me at to take this home OR Dresser can be purchased as Frou Frou Galore in Old TownSpring!

I didn't know how I was going to make-over this piece until I found beautiful Vintage-Looking Paper at the local hobby store. It has a wonderful aged appearance with browned distressed edges along with fading & yellowing that comes with age.  I loved the pretty floral scroll design of the paper as well.

Three separate pieces across each drawer front added much character & the illusion of more little drawers.  I carefully glued each in place and pressed out any bubbling.  After completely dry I added a layer of varnish to protect the paper and seal down the edges.

This beauty was completely cleaned up & needed paint inside & out for a thorough makeover. Drawers were painted on all sides including underneath & back.
The "Love" stenciling was appropriate on the inside drawers of this piece because it needed alot of it for it's restoration. 

The soft pink paint was gently distressed & sealed with a tinted French Wax to collect in the crackles to further highlight it's age and protect its wonderful French Finish.

6 wonderful knobs adorn this Vintage beauty. 
They have a Hazey-Aged Glass look & are a perfect addition since it did not come with any hardware at all!