Wednesday, September 8, 2010

An Old Love Renewed......

This is a room box that I made as a gift for my mother-in-law about thirty years ago. When she passed away, my father-in-law gave it back to me and I've had it hanging in my craft room ever since. It's a little perfume shop.
I made the little coat rack, and everything in the room.

All the little bottles are made from beads and jewelry findings.

I made the shelving and the little bench.

The umbrella stand is a little plastic tube of some sort. I painted the inside with gold paint and the umbrellas are cocktail picks with some plastic wrapped around them and then I added some small gold chain to the handle. The carpeting is red cotton velvet and I think it looks just right.
So, this is the old love renewed. I've always loved miniatures and now that I have time, I can pursue this hobby again.
I also have a dollhouse that I started building back then, but life sort of got in the way and it ended up in the garage for many, many years. It has been brought back into my life, at the urging of my BFF, and I've started working on getting it finished. I will have some pictures of it for you soon.

I have been very busy since I last posted. I hope this doesn't happen again. But I have gotten a lot accomplished in the last 3 weeks. The fun thing was: I had a mini vacation with my best friend. We went to a quilt show which was amazing! The workmanship that went into these quilts was awe-inspiring! I was so happy to be able to attend this show and to see the artistry that the creators used in their quilts.
I have a Honey-do list and WE have gotten quite a few things crossed off the list. We needed to get a lot of things done before winter sets in. With the summer being such a scorcher, I feel like I wasn't able to do as much as I needed too. We are still working on the list though.
I had an Echocardiogram today. My feet are swelling (very uncomfortable) and the Doc wants to make sure it's not my heart that's causing it. If the heart is Ok, then he'll probably change my medications, I hope.
I also have some dentist appointments coming up, something that I really don't like, but I must do it. I need to get some new partial dentures made, the old ones are worn out!
Lots to do!

I also want to say "Thank you" to all my followers. It is friends like you that make this blogging thing so much fun.
'Til next time, Love ya, Jean


Connie said...

How darling, sweetpea!

just a little bit shabby said...

Jean, Hope you will be feeling up to par real soon. Are you taking Evista? That made my feet swell. When I stopped it it went away. I was even taking Lasix for it.
Your little perfume room is adorable. Can't wait to see your doll house.
Be well, my friend!

Kim G. said...

Hi Jean, what a sweet little perfume shop! I love miniatures and going to the miniature shows is really fun. XO.

Barbara said...

Oh how wonderful you did such a great job, I know your MIL loved it, thank you dear for sharing with us, hugs

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Hi Jean Sweetie...
What a beautiful share. I have never seen a room box, and how wonderful this is. You can make it your own beautiful room with whatever you would like.

I love the carpeting, ofcourse I adore red. I love the little stool, how sweet that is, and all the little bottles made from beads, my gosh you have alot of patience.

I am so tickled that your FIL gave it back to you. This way you get to enjoy it now. I just know that your MIL was so thrilled when you gave it to her. SO many things to see. It is unbelievable the hourse you must have spent making it Jean.

I thank you for sharing with me today. I have so enjoyed this share.

I hope you have a wonderful weekend sweetie. Many hugs and much love, Sherry