Thursday, June 6, 2024

Funtastic Friday Link Party #492

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Strawberry Season D├ęcor - Much Thrifted






I was rereading an old, treasured Vintage Flea Market magazine when I came across a spread that was red and turquoise and filled with vintage strawberry signs and tablecloths and glassware and so much more. There was something so happy about the whole strawberry focused display .

And then I had a memory, of a favorite time strawberry picking with my family. My mom started a big strawberry fight, she was always a little crazy but always fun. What a ridiculous mess we all were by the end with crushed strawberries all over our clothes and face and hair. Clearly , I never forgot that day and how crazy my mom could be.

Anyway, I decided, this year,  I needed to celebrate strawberry season with some fun home decor. I was going to honor that strawberry picking fight.

I began hunting for goodies in thrift stores.
The first thing I found was this sweet little dish. I thought it would add some red color and be a great display piece. The only problem was it became chipped in my travels. So I decided to use some air dry  clay to create my own strawberry and mold it around the chip . I let it dry two days,  then painted it red and used a diamond glaze to make it glossy. You know I'm thinking now what a great way save a treasured piece. I need to use this air dry clay to save more  cherished pieces in the future.

Next, I found this clear glass . I think it was from those old citronella candles. Anyway, paint , dots....... STRAWBERRY.


I caught some really pretty hand sewn strawberries on Pinterest and decided I could make a few of them. I used old shabby chic style quilted shams  and polka dot print to create these adorable strawberries.  For the strawberry , I used a pattern from A Wonderful Thought. However , her leaf pattern seemed to tedious for me, I needed something quick and easy and decide to draw my own strawberry top. These can be hot glued to the top or hand sewn on.
These are easy to make with the sewing machine. 

 I even hand painted dots and the fabric to make a few.






Oh yes, look at that glass bottle. Painted. Dots. Strawberry season



I used sticky foam letters from Dollar Tree to make this sign. Spelled out what I wanted and painted them in the color I wanted. 




Look at this ceramic strawberry container filled with my strawberries.

Now, let's jump back to the beginning and the turquoise and red magazine spread. Well, I found new in my stash, this turquoise check dish towel and added a strawberry. I just drew a strawberry and created a pattern and I drew a pattern for a top.  I love contrasting fabrics and I embroidered this , to the towel, around the edges.







Oh and did I mention? I found this at the thrift store too. 

On one of the tables, I laid out a red and white quilt that seemed to fit  right in. Thrifted too.


Yes, thrifted. Oh this strawberry season is coming together.

Thrifted but in my stash. YESSS.

I'm slightly Lady Gaga for this one . You know I mean gaga.
 I found a printable image on Pinterest and printed it out on paper and wrapped this big tall candle. And, the same day I went to my neighbors house and she had this bow on her table. (Of course, I said what are you doing with that bow? ) She knows. 
Do you want it? 
Yes!!!


Here is the image from Pinterest. I did not find it linked to anyone or a copy right but I figure if it was just for myself I could print it.



Did a red wash of paint on this white frame .
My mother in law gifted me these strawberry theme spatulas.


And I found , at a thrift store , this strawberry ceramic jar that I imagine is for jam, mostly because that's what I plan to use it for. It's all coming together. Don't you just want to have tea and scones and strawberry jam?




I think I'll be celebrating strawberry season every year. 
Enjoy those berries.

With love and gratitude,

Michele





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Thursday, May 30, 2024

Funtastic Friday #491

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Michele


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Thursday, May 23, 2024

Funtastic Friday #490



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TWO CHICKS AND A MOM PATRIOTIC GOODIES AND DECOR

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NATIONAL PARKS MOM GLAMPING ZION NATIONAL PARK

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THANKS FOR STOPPING BY!

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With love and gratitude

Michele


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