Monday, September 30, 2013

Flower paintings and wood stools

Tilda yarn from top left: Dark green 086, Light yellow 033, Grey 008, Red 045, white 004, Fuchsia 048,
Bright blue 070, Beige 505, Denim 071, Brown melange 025, 081 Mint.
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I enter my local Brocante with that bubbly excitement I always feel when I go treasure hunting. Will there be a great find or not? I know pretty much what I am looking for. I always look for vintage blue and white china, cute vases, wood stools, fabric and ribbons, yarn and vintage table cloths, rose paintings, doilies, puzzles, embroidery, small tables, wood chairs, games, baskets... and much more.

I spot the flower painting standing on the floor leaning towards an ugly box with golf balls in. I just had to have it. On my way out I spotted the wood stool tucked in underneath some junky stuff... I pulled it out with some strong force and almost tipped over a whole pile of things (read garbage!!!). Thrilled.

Lucky me. Look at that art work! Everything I love. The wild flowers, the colors, poppies, clover, margaritas, bluebells, aquilegia... The green pot. The depth... I am in love with this painting.
Inspired by this painting I have now collected some Tilda yarn in similar bold colors to make a stool cover for my beat up wood stool treasure. I can't wait to see them both together all dressed up. I am thinking something different for this stool design... We'll see if I can transform my idea into a crochet pattern. I'll show when I'm done.


Dark green 086
Light yellow 033
Grey 008
Red 045
White 004
Fuchsia 048,

Bright blue 070
Beige 505
Denim 071
Brown melange 025
081 Mint.

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  1. Varje gång jag kikar in här så blir jag lika sugen på att tag i virkningen igen, men det blir liksom aldrig något.

    Såg din kommentar om en overlock, förresten. Jag har en. Min bästa vän vid sybordet! :)

  2. The painting is a fabulous find! You lucky girl!!!
    xo Kris

  3. Oi amiga, adorei todas as novidades do teu blog, também trago novidades no meu blog para ti contar, confira e depois deixe um comentário para eu poder saber o que achastes,beijokas.

  4. Ah, this will be nice, love the painting and the stool.
    Almost everything on my walls is secondhand, just a few done by friends.
    No, wait - almost everything in my HOUSE is secondhand! I love my Bellbottoms local secondhand shop :-)

  5. Hi Annette that painting is just lovely - it looks so fresh and I can't wait to see what beautiful design you produce to match it. Always love reading your posts Annette, have a wonderful day.
    Lots of love

  6. Two great finds... look forward to seeing the stool covered.

  7. very nice finds!!!!
    Hope you feel better, xxxxx Ale

  8. Such a very pretty painting and love that sweet little wool stool. What I would call a good day out! xo

  9. Very fun finds, I love the painting and that table is perfect.
    Hugs to you,

  10. Hi Annette,

    Can't wait to see your finished stool and I love, love the vintage painting... Good score! Hope your tendonitis is gone...

    Take care,
    Beata xoxo

    P.S. I have a giveaway on my blog now that might interest you as well as your reader... Come by or a visit!

  11. Hi Annette,
    Can't wait to see your finished stool and I love, love the vintage painting!... Great score! Hope your tendonitis is all gone...

    Take care,
    Beata xoxo
    P.S. I have a giveaway on my blog now that might interest you and your readers... Come by for a visit!

  12. I love the picture and stool. I think you take great pictures also. Todd


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