Last Saturday I shared a few shots from a tour of one of the famous Texas Painted Churches...today I sharing on a smaller scale...a little Mexican terra cotta church that I painted and embellished to match a handmade Nativity set also from Mexico. When I found the cute pink Nativity, I knew the set needed a pink church to set it off...Ole...it's sooo Feliz Navidad...
Flea Market Finds...sounds like my whole house and yard...
Milk Glass Collection
Who knew that a 25 cent flea market find would unleash such a collecting frenzy? I never pay more than a dollar unless it's a really nice piece. They are great grouped with a single daisy in each.
These used to be inexpensive florist vases in the 50's and 60's. Everyone's Grandmother had bunches.
My sister found these for me at Bussy's Flea Market in San Antonio, Texas. I had seen pictures in her Fiesta reference book. Mexicana was also made by Homer Laughlin in the 30's. I had been looking for several years without ever finding even a single piece when she found the set...with a promise to hold it for us, she came running to find me and I bought the entire set...60+ pieces for $50.
I've added to the set over the years, but the price and experience will never match that first amazing find.
Vintage Kitchen Hutch
When my hubby found this hutch it was Pepto pink and I was not 100% sure about it. But with a new red back and fresh white paint and refurbished hardware, it became one of my favorite pieces.
Nancy made me save the vine
The vine and flowers painted on the inside were in such bad shape that I was ready to remove it all. Nancy -My Crafty Little Page convinced me to keep it and after some touch-up work, I'm glad I listened to her. My husband restores vintage Cushman motorscooters and he tries to make everything "mint" condition again. The Shabby Chic movement came along just in time to keep me from making some terrible mistakes.