Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Loading My Car

In a few days I will be loading my car and hauling some new treasures down to our All That Jazz space.

We are hoping the rain, rain stays far away~ so that our Sidewalk Sale can take place on the sidewalk! Regardless, all our goodies will be there- inside or out! Many of Tara's things are already there, including this darling dresser with a fold down desk top in black. I saw it in it's "before" state, and I'm adoring how it turned out!!

Here are some of the things I've found or have been working on. Everything pictured below in this post will be under $15. Except the doggie at the end- she's not for sale!

Does anyone know what these spools were used for? They are about 5" high.

I just thought this plaster girl head was so cool! She had a twin and I didn't take her....now I'm regretting it. I might have to go back and see if she's still available!

I've got lots of numbers and letters......

I've painted old gold sconces....loving the black with white and cream for autumn!

More burlap pillows.......

I've been busy not only at work (summer vaca is o-v-e-r!) but being in charge of this munchkin while her family is on vacation~

Her name is Peanut, but I call her my "little macadamia nut"  She's a french bulldog and I thought it appropriate to feature her little cutie-patootie french face in this post!


Saturday, August 21, 2010

A Few of My Favorite Things

Left to right, starting at top......

1. Honey and The Moon. I love, love this perfume spray by Tokyo Milk. "Sweet honey, sugared violet, jasmine, sandalwood." Yum! I got mine at Anthropologie.
2. Lace Ruffled Tunic ~ I'm digging anything with lace or crochet right now! This cream tee with lace trim was on clearance at Forever 21 for 11.99: 
3.  Vintage clock from an antique store next to ours. I love the blue color and the fact I have to wind it up!
4.  Fresh basil. This is the first year I have ever planted herbs. I cut up the leaves and toss in my pasta.
5.  Eric Church. This country rocker puts on quite a show!
6.  Burlap wrapped mason jars. I see these on tables at a country wedding, full of fresh flowers. Available in our All That Jazz space, 6.00 each.
 7. Metal leafy candelabra. I have two. This was once white, I spray painted it a brassy gold and use it to hang necklaces on in my bathroom.
 8. Team Jacob. Sorry, Eddie.
 9. Bottle Caps. I have a freaky addiction to this candy. Luckily, I don't partake very often.
10. Riley~ My horse
11. Fall decor. I can't wait to hit the fall flea markets and barn sales!
12. Cowboy boots and quilted purses. I have 8 pairs of cowboy boots (some vintage) and collect the faux-Chanel quilted purses. My latest was a 'lil white one for .50 at a garage sale!

What are some of your favorite things?


Tuesday, August 17, 2010

I'm Back!

I have been away on a family vacation for 6 days.

It  was wonderful. I am seriously missing me some warm pine-scented air,  laughter of family, good food, and starry skies..........

I had such a wonderful time with my mom, my sister, my cousins, and my aunties, and our horses.

Left to right: me, my mom Jan, and my sister Jennie.

Yes I am wearing a teeny tiny crown. I was our family rodeo princess last year and had to wear it one last time before I had to relinquish the title.


My cousin had this quote on her Facebook page this morning and it brought a tear to my eye:

"You don't choose your family. They are God's gift to you." ~ Desmond Tutu

Tomorrow, it's back to work. I also have projects to complete for All That Jazz- more pillows to make and painting to do before our sidewalk sale in two weeks!


Saturday, August 14, 2010

Burlap In Paris

To go along with Michelle's pillows, I've been working on some of my own burlap pieces. For a while now I have been trying to figure out what to do with this old window frame. We want to start changing gears for the Fall Season at "All That Jazz" and burlap will be a great look. I did a few pieces with burlap last Spring and they sold really well, so I am hopeful these new pieces will sell quickly.

I stamped out Paris France using stencils and a small ink pad that easily fit in the letters. Then came the difficult part. For me anyway. Gluing the burlap to the frame. Now you would think this would be easy and it did go quickly at the start. Then I went back to double check that it was centered and that's where it all fell apart. I had it WAY off. France was at the very bottom of the frame. Shoot. Have you even tried to pick glue off burlap? Not fun. I finally got it off and it all worked out. Things are not EXACTLY centered, but close enough. It's a learning curve right?!

I thought it turned out really fun and might do a couple more since there are two more old window frames stashed in the back of the shed.  I do have a question for YOU. Can anyone give me any tips for printing images out from the computer? I have been trying to figure this out for weeks now and did manage to get some things printed on burlap, but I have to use really small pieces of fabric/burlap or it gets stuck in the printer. I know you can use iron on images, but I don't know where to find them. Help, anyone? I would REALLY appreciate it!

Stay tuned for the next post. I think Michelle has plans for a "Where it all began". How we got started with this whole junking, creating jazzy FUN!

Monday, August 9, 2010

Coming Soon!

~Joie de Vivre ~
"Can be a joy of  conversation, joy of eating, joy of anything one might do…  joie de vivre may be seen as a joy of everything, a comprehensive joy, a philosophy of life."

 Somebody has been busy!

I have been making burlap pillows!!

The two pictured above I made for myself. I got the coffee bean sack at a yard sale a couple weeks ago. I have been wanting to tackle this pillow project and finally bit the burlap, so to speak. I was either going to sell the bag in the shop or do something with it, so I got out my scissors.

It wasn't scary at all!

I am having a lot of fun making these, and I think they are turning out pretty cute! The mini-pillows are perfect to toss on a kitchen bench, a wicker chair, or a bed.

In the coming weeks I will have photos of larger-sized pillows that will be available, too.
The pillows will be available in our vendor space starting August 28th, during the shop's Sidewalk Sale! Stay tuned for more details! You can find "All That Jazz Vintage" at The Painted Lady Vintage, 109 N Tower, Centralia, Washington.

Wishing you all "joie de vivre" this week!!


Saturday, August 7, 2010

Summer So Far

Don't you just l~o~v~e summer? We live for the summer here in the Pacific Northwest! Well except for today....summer rain. A bummer for SeaFair and backyard BBQ's. 

Summer seemed to arrive late this year.....but hasn't been short of fun, enjoying the outdoors our area has to offer. I put together this collage of photos I have taken of my summer so far.

As much as I am loving the sun and all the activities you can enjoy this time of year, the other day I got a feeling.

A little twinge of longing for orange crunchy leaves, crisp morning fog, my cozy boots, cable knit sweaters, twiggy branches in vases and white pumpkins.......

~I know. I'm nutty!~

Fall is my favorite season and I am always ready for it.

Until then....I'll take these last few days of summer and enjoy them to my summer heart's content!


Thursday, August 5, 2010

Silver Love

Hi my pretties. Tara here. I have a confession to make. I have an addiction. A small harmless addiction.
To silver.

Old and new. Mostly old. Tarnished and shiny. Mostly tarnished.

 An old set of salt and pepper shakers from a Great Great Aunt.

A silver candlestick from the Goodwill. They used to be so easy to find and now it's like hitting the jackpot when you find one!

More silver loot. Notice the tray in the back. It is destined for "All That Jazz" when I decide to part with it. Sacrificed to the silver chalkboard Gods.

Another family piece. It's not real silver. Just painted to look like silver. I don't care. I love it anyway.

Even the birds love the silver. They built their nest on it. They have an affinity for milk-glass too. These are high class birds. They flew in from Beverly Hills.

Three more treasures. The scalloped piece in the back is a recent purchase that I think will end up in the bathroom eventually. The pitcher isn't actually silver, it's pewter. But it looks silver. And it tarnishes at a much slower rate than silver. Which makes me seem less lazy. Gotta love that.

A favorite piece from a thrift store. Engraved for someone with the initials EBT.
I love all the flowers on this piece.

A mint julip cup (I think) and more Goodwill candlesticks. Okay. So they're not THAT rare. Sometimes it just seems like it. It seems to be hit and miss. Mostly miss.

Oops. Look who decided to make an appearance. She says she needs more time in the limelight.
What a Diva.

 More silver to love.

Toss old book next to some silver and you have instant vintage glamor. Not that I'm an expert or anything.
I'm just sayin'.

 The seashell I bought last weekend. We were supposed to be on the way to do some "work" at our booth when we saw a sign that said "COOL JUNK". Who can pass THAT up. We made a turn and DID actually find some cool junk! A girl's gotta do what a girl's gotta do.

All's fair in love and junking. Especially when there is silver to be had.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Found Goodies

 A couple months ago, I walked into a local thrift shop on a busy Saturday afternoon and found these darling topiaries for $3 each. I couldn't believe nobody had snatched them up yet. I was so excited!

I wasn't crazy about the spray-painted plastic faux clay pots. But I hadn't done anything with them yet.
From a thrift shop today I brought home a chippy white metal pail....and set the topiary inside.

Voila! It's just what I was looking for.

I've had these birch candle holders out since last winter.

I love their lodgey, cozy look. They went well with the pine cones that decorated every square foot of my place over the holidays. I had so many pine cones it's possible I could have been turned into the National Forestry Service for being a pine cone hoarder. If there was such a thing.

While out treasure hunting for All That Jazz Vintage, I keep finding cream shabby candle holders. I had one of these in our space but pulled it out and took it home for myself so that I'd have three mismatched pieces.

I kept the brown embossed leaf candles on them for now, even though they are fall-ish and a little big for these holders. I have never burned them, but I love the texture and color of the candles.

It's so fun when found goodies help a home "come together!"


Monday, August 2, 2010

A Jazzy Junkin' Weekend!

It was a busy and productive weekend! I spent a whole day junking and thrifting with Tara. Found a lot of new treasures for the shop....and for myself!

Tara and I divide...and conquer..........she loved this silver shell tray so much she's keeping it for a while!

We also added some new finds to our space. It is always a creative challenge to rework our little corner as we have a lot of items, but in the end it always looks fresh and inviting! We could spend hours (and often do!) puttering around redecorating.

Here are some random pictures of merchandise from All That Jazz Vintage~

{I really wanted to keep that ceramic "a"....it appears to be handmade in 1976. But that letter doesn't have any special meaning to me....I thought I'd let someone whose name starts with it take it home!}

I hope your weekend was wonderful!