Saturday, May 31, 2014

New Job, Chalk Paint, and Rugs

I'm still over the moon with excitement about my new job at Robin's Vintage Suitcase.  I work in the shop, and also keep her social media up to date.  The shop is constantly full of the old and new.  An oasis of stimulation and creativity.

We carry gorgeous art papers like the piece above.   I went in yesterday to make a paper cone (I'll post pictures of that later) with pretty paper and lovely silk ribbons for the upcoming one year old birthday for our sweet little grand daughter, Ruby.  I used the birdie paper to make my own cone for the spare bedroom.  Speaking of the spare bedroom, I mixed up some chalk paint and painted this little dry sink apple green!

We have several gorgeous pieces of chalk painted furniture in the shop. I got the bug to paint, and love how this piece turned out.  Especially the pretty brown showing through the green and that bit of a distressed look.   Here it is below with everything back in it's place.


I think it looks smashing against the red walls with the addition of my hedgeapple rug.   I also acquired what I call the "Channel No. 5" lamp from Robin's.  Having a regular job has given me gobs more energy, and a bit creative stimulation to begin new projects around the house.

I spent this afternoon with Tammy, do check out her new blog LoYoLife
We've been trying to figure out what we'll be doing for our upcoming Heather Richie rug camp.  Here's the beginning of my newest rug.

Oh dear.... I actually do have a plan, but more on that later.  I do want you to know that I'm still rug hooking.  This piece is going to be larger than what I've been doing, and I'm really looking forward to getting started.

One more lovely thing about the new job at Vintage Suitcase is ...... hubby waiting for me when I get home with a nice glass of wine.....

And, of course, our little cat Iris.

By the way, some these pictures are the result of my new camera app, Camera Plus.  I've had fun playing with the various effects I can get. 

Have a very creative day!


Tammy Burks said...

Iris looked interested in the wool! I can't wait to figure out what to take to rug camp....Kenny pretty much shot down all my ideas, but I guess that means I have plenty of up-coming rug ideas stored away. I still love that hedge apple of my favorites of yours. Had fun playing in the wool today!!

Stickhorsecowgirls said...

I'm planning to paint several pieces of furniture with chalk paint--haven't tried it yet! I love the apple green against the red wall.
I was wondering - where is Heather Ritchie teaching this summer?

Alice ~ Folk Art Primitives said...

I didn't know people are using chalk paint on furniture! Love it! And the hedge apple rug! Love everything you do! And I'm curious, too ~ where will Heather be teaching? Didn't know she was coming to the states! Love her ~ tell her Alice from Onio says Hello!!!

Pixie said...

Lovely photos Dulcy, and yes, love that green against the red.....and dont you just love it when hubby has a glass of something waiting for you when you get make a long day at work better.....hugs Pixie xx

Peggy said...

Oh yes, your creative juices are flowing, all right! Love the green, love the paper, love the wine, love the cat. xo

Jennifer Richardson said...

Congratulations on your new job, dulcy....I'll bet you're sunshine in skin around there and what a constant source of juicy inspiration! Love the green chalk paint! So beautiful....did you mix it yourself? I'm going to try my hand at painting some furniture in July....excited:)
Happy Summering, dulcy,