I love Christmas, especially decorating my tree.
Unfortunately with four cats and a wolfhound, I can’t decorate with the divine collection of vintage glass baubles my mother offered me (sigh), nor can I use any tinsel (one of my cats at least would attempt chewing it, and that’s a big no no- very dangerous).
So I have to decorate with cat-friendly unbreakable decorations. I even have to tether my tree to the wall with a cup hook and a length of ribbon!
This year I decided to upgrade my cheap plastic bauble collection with some metallic paint pens!
I literally had no plan and just doodled on them as I went.
It was good fun, and I’m surprised how pretty they look!
Then I decided to use up some scraps of colouring in pages leftover from my decoupage sessions.
I simply cut circles from cardboard and glued the scraps to them.
A hole punched in the top and they’re ready to hang.
It’s a little bit boho, and very cat-friendly.
Happy Christmas to you all!!!!
Naturally when I bought that little wall cupboard I didn’t walk out of the op shop with just that!!! I found all sorts of other pretty bits and pieces, including these gorgeous vintage glasses, which will be perfect for the chocolate mousse I’m planning for Christmas Day!
This beautiful embroidered table cloth was a bargain for $6! It’s quite large, plenty big enough for my dining table, as was this vintage damask cloth. I’m thinking of dyeing it a soft blue or green colour, but am undecided as yet.
It was obviously a day for tablecloths and other textiles, as I came across these crocheted numbers, another retro embroidered cloth and a rainbow crocheted rug, not to mention the vintage rose print cushions….
The sweetest little blue and white ginger jar, just a couple of inches tall was irresistible to this blue and white fanatic!
As was another lidded ceramic dish for my dressing table.
Then another brass vase for my collection and these two vintage tumblers, which are quite big. You don’t often see coloured vintage glasses as big as this, I only wish there’d been more of them!
Wow, what a cartload of treasures!!!! Some days the op shop gods really smile upon me!!!
I always find it hard to walk past a forlorn, unwanted piece of furniture in the op shop.
I’d been thinking of putting a shelf up above my bed for a while when I came across this obviously home made little cupboard in my local Savers shop for $4.
This would be perfect! And all it needed was a light sand and a coat of paint….
I went for a retro sugary pink colour that would stand out on my deep blue wall.
I also added some cup hooks to the bottom so I can hang pretty things from it.
I love it!
Posted in Furniture Makeovers, Home DIY and Decor, Op Shopping, Upcycled Projects, Upcycling
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