Thursday, May 12, 2011


I love Vintage everything. I seem 
to collect dishes, bottles,
silverplated pieces
vintage silverware glass,brass or 
wood candle holders.

I have seen where people glue dishes 
and candle holders as pedestals
to make a 3 tier candy dish or 
display piece for things.

I gathered my favorite things and glued 
them together and made these three display 
pieces. I love the way they turned out.
  The use of pedestal glassware, 
old china and candle stick holders,
(brass, wood, or glass)
an old lamp base, and a metal salt shaker without a lid
makes these all unique.
My favorite one is the lamp base with
the glass pieces between and a metal
piece, and I love leaving the top
piece as a flower bud vase. 

If you leave the top plate bare,
it's a Cake Stand.
So many ways to create with 
vintage pieces.

I love to see these around the house. 
I think they would be good to use as a 
jewelry holder and display.
Or have a tea party and serve little
petit fours, cookies
and sandwiches, or cupcakes.

It's a good way to make use of your Grandmother's old china and knick knacks.
Here is the glue I used. I got
it at Walmart.
There are many Goop brand glues
for different things. This is really
tacky and sticks instantly, but
takes 24 hours or longer to completely
dry and be strong.
VENTILATE wherever you use this glue.
Or any glue for that matter.

Have fun with your gluing projects,
and go make something Pretty Now!

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

BUG OFF! Painted Bug Sprayer

When I was a kid in New Mexico, my Mother would use a pump sprayer toward the ceiling to keep the skeeters away, while we hid under the covers. Mosquitos were fierce because we had a water cooler, 
not A.C.
I thought about those days as a kid when I painted this old bug sprayer as it got
new life as Art
with a whimsical loosey goosey style.

In Bedias,Texas, where I later grew up, 
we had these little red bugs called
Chiggers will get in your underwear
elastic and hide til they are ready
to chomp on you. They itch like crazy!
My Grandmother's remedy was to eat
a spoonful of sugar with a drop of 
eucalyptus oil in it..YUK!
I'd rather itch! 
Spray Me with Bug Spray instead!

I love this colorful style of
painting. Let me go see what else I
can paint some fun whimsical designs on.
see ya later...
Suzie Cackleblossums