Enough about Amy and her @#$ shop.
Let's get back to
to be filled with something eye catching and countryesque....
I've always loved tole trays.
And they aren't a @#$load of money!!!
So, I mined my fabulous secret resource (ebay) and created
an instant collection!!!!!
I started with the horse on top of the bookcase.
This was an antique I had bought
Years and years and years and years
ago from a store in Essex MA.
It was so old and full of wood rot that one of the legs fell off.
So when I moved into my condo, and had a
place to put it.....
I had to bring it to my special antique hospital in my basement workshop.
I glued and clamped
and glued and clamped
and glued and clamped
etc. etc. etc.
till it was somewhat stable, and could stand on
ITS OWN FOUR FEET!!!!!
Then I found the yellow tray.
love love love
The nice lady that sold it to me, was selling a pair of trays, and I only wanted this one.
She gave me a really good price, because it had that large round watermark and she thought that made it looked damaged.
I love damaged @#$!!!!!
At this point I wanted to bring some of the blue and green tones up onto the wall.
I used the yellow because I didn't want everything to be
Ya know what I mean?????
It's easy to find one of something, but when you (meaning me) want to do pairs......
suddenly, you can't find
I had first bought this guy.....
Really like the color.
couldn't find one!!!
So, I bought one in the same shape in a stronger fresher blue and glazed it to tone it down and adjust the color to resemble the one I already had.
Then I decided I wanted to change the next trays to a more rectilinear
I lucked out and found this guy.
The right size, shape and color!!!!!
Well, you know that ain't gonna happen again!!!
So I relaxed my exacting standards, because, after all, it's
and I don't have a client to screech at me that it isn't
So I settled for the same shape in a darker green.
All in all, I love this collection.
Sometimes I just walk into the living room to look at it.
And I realize, that if the darker green tray had been the same color as the other rectangular one, the wall would have been less interesting.
And that's not me
justifying the final look either,
BUT BEFORE I GO!!!!!
Kelly at Eclectically Vintage is doing a feature on me this Saturday,
'cuz she is a woman of taste and culture!!!!!