For my booth in Merchant Square, I like to doll up ordinary finds and make them extraordinary. Here are some examples:
The tall glass dome and base were a find a few months ago. It originally was dirty glass on a wood base. I cleaned it up, painted the base and added a clear knob with a pearl in top. That way it can easily be lifted off without fingerprints in order to change the display inside. It is now a cloche for displaying your favorite items.
This bottle is an old Fletcher's Castoria bottle -- remember that awful stuff?? My mom had that in the medicine cabinet (this is not my mom's bottle). It tasted awful!! I digress!! I covered the bottle with pretty lace and embellished it with old earrings, some satin roses in my favorite colors and a pretty vintage pink ribbon necktie.
Looks great in the dome, don't you think????
Next up is this single glove I found in a pile of fabrics. I had long ago seen Beth Quinn decorate a glove -- in fact, I think I saw it at Art Unraveled last year. Anyway, I decided to decorate up this pretty glove and make it a piece to either hang or display in your favorite room! It has an old lacey hankie coming out of the top, a bit of old lace with a ribbon rose and a sparkly button glued on. Perfect touch!
These will be in my booth at Merchant Square by Tuesday of this week. This coming weekend is another fabulous 3-day sale at Merchants. Don't miss it! We have a lot of wonderful dealers in there with lots of goodies for your home, art work, favorite collectables, or crafts.