Friday, August 26, 2016

Rust & Roses Grand Re-Opening ~ Part II

So we're back with the second installment of the Grand Re-Opening of my Friend Shelly's Shop.  As I await the Emergency Referral to a Specialist for my Grandson, it's been a hectic Morning already filled with Emergency Appointments!  *Whew*  So I NEED the distraction of Eye Candy and Inspiration more than usual!   One of my Favorite Floral Displays were these two Urns filled with dried Autumn Fauna... I could just see these Gracing my Entry Hall Table to greet you as you walk thru the door.

Only the Entry Hall Table had an unfortunate mishap in transport involving broken cover glass over the Architectural Salvage Beveled Glass Window in it's center.   Luckily nobody got hurt and the Money Piece {Antique Window} only suffered minor damage of a couple cracks which I can Live with.  Thankfully The Son is a Glazier so I'll have him replace the broken glass with safety glass anyway... since whoever constructed the re-purposed Window into a Sofa Table forgot to permanently anchor in any of the glass or use safety glass, which is too dangerous.

Note to Self and anyone else who purchases a fabricated OOAK piece, always double check construction and ask loads of questions that hopefully the Seller will know the answers to.   Making assumptions can be risky, especially if things aren't securely or properly anchored when it was constructed!  Finding out quite by accident can cause a very potentially dangerous accident as we discovered when transporting said Table!

I have actually owned said Table for a couple years but had bought it from a Vendor moving out of their Booth at our Antique Mall and only moved it into one of my own Showrooms previously to use for Display purposes, so didn't have to actually transport it before now.   I had decided it would go nicely in our Entry Hall since we don't use this particular doorway into the Inner Courtyard.  It used to be raw Oak colored which didn't Showcase the Amazing Leaded Beveled Glass Antique Window or make it Pop so I painted it Black... natch.  *LOL*

The Cover Glass absolutely shattered into shards and smitherines as it dropped out when the Table was tilted and the Window sustained several cracks due to falling completely out too.   I felt a bit sick when it happened tho' Grateful nobody got hurt, all of us had assumed the glass pieces were permanently installed and not just sitting loose in there!   The Leaded Glass picks up Rainbows of Color as Light filters thru it so I'd want a Safety Glass Cover to protect it and strengthen the Table Top while not detracting from it's Beauty.

I Love Sofa Tables, they're high and narrow, so Perfect for Vignettes and unusual placements like a Hallway or behind a Sofa.  So after we get The Son to repair the Table and permanently affix all the Glass to make it safer and strong enough to hold a Vignette, couldn't you just see a pair of Urns holding dried Seasonal Fauna Gracing it as you walk thru the door?  I'm probably going to replace my smaller Olive Buckets with the largest ones for Storage underneath... I pick them up in various sizes because they make great Storage that is also attractive.

And look whose Modeling one of the trio of small sized Santos Crowns I couldn't Resist when I was at the Shop.  Yep, that's my Reveal of what I came Home with... a trio of these Ideal sized Santos Crowns to fit my mid-sized Taxidermy Specimens and make them positively Regal.   *Smiles*

They were such a Bargain I bought all of this size I could find in the Shop!   Yes, I Hoard Crowns and Tiaras when I can find them at Bargain prices because I know I'll use them in a variety of ways when I'm Decorating and Creating Vignettes... they are a staple around Villa Boheme'!   *Winks*   Lets face it, Bargain Royal Headgear is getting harder to come by so you just would be Foolish to pass up the opportunity to have a Stash, right? 

The Gals also had a wealth of Fabulous Skullies around the Shop and can one ever have too many of those either when you decorate with the Weird and Wonderful in Mind, I think not!  *Smiles*   I like to embellish mine and it's really, really, really hard for me to just leave them plain and 'As Is'... I just can't manage to do it, much to The Man's chagrin!  *Ha ha ha*   But I can fully Appreciate the Simplistic and Restrained approach to using them in Decor unadorned too, it just probably won't happen around here... just sayin'... *Winks*

The Colorful Vintage Sarape was utilized a lot in this Season's Line, I always think the Cheerful use of Bold Color in the Sarape transcends Seasons and can be utilized almost any time of the year without necessarily defining a particular Season.

While I was there Photographing the Shop the pair of Ornate Antique Chairs my Friend Katie re-upholstered with Vintage Sarape material Sold to a Lovely Young Woman.   So I'm Glad I was able to Share some Imagery of them before they went off to their New Home!


I've utilized my Vintage Sarape stash of Fabrics for many Festive Parties and as impromptu covers on furnishings... makes me feel like it's time for a Fiesta and who doesn't Love that, right?!?!?!   I'm still in the process of unpacking most of my Vintage Fabric stashes and will have to look for the Southwestern Fabrics for Katie, if I still have them and didn't de-stash them already... she does such Amazing things with them in her Line.

From upholstered Antique Furniture to Messenger Bags and Table Runners... so many Wonderful ways to bring some Color and Festivity to your everyday Life!  If you'd like a little Southwest Flavor to remind yourselves of a visit to Sunny Arizona or any Road Trips to the Southwest or South of the Border, bringing Home something Created from a Vintage Sarape might just be what you might Enjoy as a practical and useful Souvenir my Friends!?

I happened to Like this South American elaborately embroidered Fabric that Katie had Created a Messenger Tote Bag out of...


And I'm Hopeful that once I've had my Surgeries and get these feet in Cowgirl Boot Shape again I can begin wearing my Favorite Southwestern Boots with my Wardrobe.    I Love the look of a nice Cowgirl Boot with almost any Ensemble, such Casual Elegance when you have a nice pair of Fancy Boots.

This was my Favorite Skully... the Antlers were positively Amazing!!!   And this shade of Blue on the chippy Benches, as well as the Indigo, really Appealed to me.   I don't usually Decorate with Blues but when I do those would be the two shades I could Live with easily.

Have to remember to glean some Fresh Raw Cotton Bolls from after the Fields being Harvested.   Now that we're more Rural we are surrounded by Pristine Desert or Farmland and it's Wonderful to behold.   Yes, I'm a City Girl still in Transition and getting used to the Solitude and inconveniences of living in the boonies, but it's starting to grow on me more.  *Ha ha ha*

Here's a Close-Up of another one of the three mini Santos Crowns I bought this day I attended the Grand Re-Opening of the Shop.   Initially I thought it was permanently affixed to the Madonna, but after finding two more not adorning anything I went back to retrieve it!

Lots of Great Dark Furnishings and Exotic Elements for this Fall... which I just Loved since that's much more my Aesthetic in Furnishings.   And I do Hope you'll come back for the next installment since I still have a wealth of Imagery to Share!!!


Blessings from the Arizona Desert... Dawn... The Bohemian

1 comment:

  1. Love your window treatment over the table! OH YES THE URNS WITH BIG SUNFLOWERS AND GRASSES would look OUTSTANDING on your table!


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