Friday, 28 September 2012

Vintage wedding dress to die for!

This is the style of vintage wedding dress that I'm looking to collect! I've already found a few in this boho style which is now called 'Prairie' and I'm going to have to be very careful that I don't buy so many of these dresses that I can't get into my house!

Sunday, 23 September 2012

I wish I had more time to blog!

I seem to only have the time to blog in the middle of the night! I'm currently doing an Open University degree in childhood and youth studies and renovating a big old house - whilst trying to set up a prairie style business! 

I've also just been asked if I want to do some volunteer work with a local youth charity...but still mulling over that one. It is something I really want to do, but I'm not sure that I have the time to devote to it at the moment...

Wednesday, 19 September 2012

Yet another business card idea!

OK...I know I keep designing business cards...but I need to find one that says what I do, without restricting what I do! If I call the business 'vintage' something or other, I'm then restricted to just selling vintage wares.  Also, my new idea of selling Prairie style homewares and clothes, really needs a more wholesome, homestead, country type of business card...I'll get there in the end! What about this one??

Sunday, 16 September 2012

New Prairie style shop coming!

I love collecting old lace supplies, vintage silverware, antique children's clothes, old books about homesteading, prairie style dresses and old I thought I'd collect them all together and see what I've got.  And it seems I've got quite a lot!! 

Wednesday, 5 September 2012

More from the cupboard...

I've finished painting the dresser duck-egg blue...the paint has dried and I'm really happy with the result...but...the paint itself doesn't seem to be hard enough to withstand knocks and scrapes, so I may have to coat it with a layer or two of varnish....

I couldn't make my mind up what I wanted to do with the top of the base...should I just repaint it the same colour? Or should I varnish it? Or should I put white woodstain on it? In the end I decided to rub the same duck-egg blue satinwood paint over the top, and then rub it off again, so that the wood grain could still be seen.  I think it may need another very thin coat though, just to get rid of the orange pine look...