Thursday, February 28, 2019

February 2019 Thrifts and Stencil

February Hints of Spring

Finished stencil - Tutorial after the thrifted finds

Violets, hints of spring and mid-February - SNOW. It got worse, we had snow, ice, snow, more snow. More than usual for Coastal BC. Rain is what usually happens.

Black Transferware platter with marks, very old.

Pink Roses on China - the pink Cup and Saucer with lace and small roses teacup is Royal Albert True Love.

Plaster sun figure holding a figure. Heavy. Needs some gold/bronze paint touchups.

The bunny is a tiny hint of Easter. The dried roses are from my last pick of the season in late fall and the jar of wooden spools are from my sister. Silver plate tarnished cutlery needs some TLC.

Wooden Framed Windsor Electric Clock - needs to be rewired (had very old cord).

Tray and Tote Stencilled

Tray and Tote Before

Painted out the inside of the tray - overpainted the original tray with Fusion Buttermilk Cream, then Fusion Picket Fence and then again with Fusion Buttermilk Cream for the background.

Stencilling - measured/taped and used CeCe Caldwell's Beckley Coal and a Martha Stewart stencil brush.

Bee on Tray

Stencilled a bee on long sides of the tote

I first waxed the stencilled tray with ASCP Clear Wax and waxing brush (large wooden handle) and then added CeCeCaldwell's Aging Cream then CeCeCaldwell's Aging Dust to the tray using an old paint brush applying very lightly.

Tray and Tote Before and After

A bit of fun as the snow melts and the ice under the snow is showing water stains.

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  1. How cute is that black transferware platter - love the little birds on it. Your bee tray is beautiful, will sell quickly I am sure. We too have had enough snow/ice - almost all of february! It snowed again last night, they called for 2-4 cm but we just got a light dusting that mostly melted - can barely tell this morning thank goodness as I didn't want to shovel again (hubby is away)

  2. Such lovely treasures this morning! It would be hard for me to part with any of them! Every time I look at a piece of wood, I think “What would Joy do with that?” I love the bee stencil.....I need to look at your posts and write down where you get your stencils and order a few. I’m really hoping to do more arts and crafts this year. Seeing your beautiful pieces motivates me!

  3. Love the black transfer-ware platter ...first I have seen. Thanks for sharing all you interesting finds.

  4. I love the white lantern with the frosted glass. You have a great eye for finding amazing things!

  5. Dear Joy wow what a collection. Love them all. The bee is cute.did u buy the tote. It is really cute. I hv to visit your blog stay blessed always

  6. Very nice bringing nature in to daily life looks great thanks 4vsharing come see us at

  7. I love the bee stencil! Thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm!

  8. I love bees. The black and white transferware platter is amazing. I love the bunny too.

  9. I love the tote box. That would look great in a bathroom to bring a little nature into the room.


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