Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Happy Halloween 2012

There's my owl costumed little girl!

Isn't she cute.
Happy Trick or Treat, everyon!



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Friday, October 26, 2012

Long Beach Antique Market

Last Sunday,  I ventured forth to Long Beach. This is my favorite antique / flea market in Los Angeles.
The below photos show just a little of the loot that was available. 


The entrance to Long Beach Antique Market.

Here you can see the stadium across from the Long Beach Airport.
Look at the clouds! We don't see that often in Southern California.

Look at the Chinese dress at one of the clothing stalls. 

 Crinolines are all the rage! 
They were all over the place.

Halloween was evident at some stalls.



Blue & white

I adore Bakelite (in any form).

More China

Never too early for a Christmas fire screen.



African beads

Zinc numbers


More Stuff



Isn't she handsome?

This man is carrying his goodie home.

These are just a few of the stalls at Long Beach, there was lots to see!
I love flea markets.
Next I'm going to the Rose Bowl Flea Market.
It is the 2nd Sunday of the month.

What do you want to see, dear readers?

Have a great weekend!



4901 E Conant Street
Long Beach, CA 90808



Early Admission 
6:30 AM - 2:00 PM
5:30 AM - 6:30 AM

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Friday, October 19, 2012

Doors to kitchen wall

I adore rooms within rooms so when I got the chance to do one, I jumped!

I decided to use unfinished doors with glass panels.

This shows the finished room looking toward the front door of the shop.

We had to make the wall of doors earthquake proof (California you know), stable.
We put steel bars up to the ceiling!

Here is another picture of  how the wall was secured to the ceiling before the doors were painted.

The bottom of the doors were put in grooves made out of wood mouldings.
Here you can see the raw wood of the doors before they were painted before the door to the kitchen was put on.

This shows the way the doors were painted & were put together with moulding.

A friend suggested I put the door that opens to the kitchen at an angle, grand idea!
The hardware for the door that opened to kitchen was an antique from Liz's Hardware in Los Angeles. They have a great selection to choose from.
A magnet was inserted to keep it closed.

This picture shows the privacy film on the glass panels.
I wanted to buy the doors already etched but they were way too expensive.
So this is what I came up with - raw wooden doors with privacy film on glass panels.

Janet lovingly applied the privacy film on the glass.

I used  Gila  frosted privacy window film.
You can get the privacy film here or here.

My room within a room with painted wooden doors!

I was able to hide the kitchen which was in the middle of the shop.
You could do this in your home or in a loft.

Remember the kitchen in the movie Three Men & a Baby?
I adored that kitchen and I created my own version.

What do you think of this, dear readers?

Let me know!

Have a lovely weekend...



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Friday, October 12, 2012

Feather My Nest

I recently read online,

A bird nest is a symbol of the home. It reminds us that we strive to make our home a place where family members grow and prosper. Considered a good luck symbol, the bird nest represents all the love and warmth, enthusiasm and commitment required in creating the happiest of homes.

I have always loved bird's nest, now I understand why.
 No, let's say addicted to bird's nest, so much so, I have asked friends to send them  to me!

Tradition says that adding a nest to your Christmas tree will bring you good luck and good fortune during the coming year. It's never too early to think about Christmas.

 Isn't that a wonderful tradition? 

Remember my previous post about bird's nests? 
You can read it here.

This nest was sent to me by a friend in Texas. 
And yes, that is a spray painted golden egg.

These are real bird's nest under the cloches.

Another group of nests.

Real blown out quail eggs(you can buy these) mixed in with the golden egg and some feathers I found. 

Globes, nest, eggs, feathers and white animals.
(Janet spray painted these plastic animals white)

The light fixture at client/friends home in California.

This is the light fixture at night all ready for a party!

 Light fixture with a sweet bird's nest up in the top. 

Isn't this nest brilliant! 

Birds are master architects, resourcefulness at its best!
It has fabric woven throughout- 

Birds are amazing creatures, they sing, build great homes and fly...
I adore all birds. 

Have a wonderful weekend!



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