Sunday Smushed

I like alliteration.
How was your weekend?
Ours was filled with booth fluffing.
And house foofing.
And other busy busy-ness
And I am smushing it all in this post.
How do you like my sign for my booth at Winchester?

Mr Hughes made it... from a mirror arm from a dresser and a piece of moulding from who knows what.
It was the second try... the first try was a perfect sign... just a bit heavy...
 and here are a few of the latest pieces I have finished:

The Claire... love the original hardware

I lined the drawers with vintage maps... Colorado, Illinois, Arkansas, and Missouri if you are wondering.

The Grace.... you know, because of her graceful curves.

Pretty silver leafed knobs

Sheet music lined drawers

The Eliza (sold...sniff, sniff, I get attached) adore her original hardware.

Also, lined with sheet music... I love lined drawers... it is like a special surprise just for you

The Wren Chairs... painted a darker pretty grey

And I love bird fabric

So the booths were fluffed, now I needed to foof the house.  I finally took down all the snowflakes (and the snow finally melted, what do you know.... coincidence?)

This was pretty much Mr. Hughes idea, but I made it happen.
He loves finding these really large dandelions... well, they aren't dandelions,  I can't remember what they are.  But they are super cool and I have had a few for awhile.
Well, wouldn't you know, they look great perched in a vintage flower frog and covered by a dome.

So, I started looking for more glass stuff that I had hanging around and just grouped it all together.

And, some more....

So, a new look for the mantle.  I have been foofing elsewhere too.  But that is for another day.....

And just when you think it was all work, all weekend.... take a look at our fire brigade.
Those are needlefelted owls that I made from a kit that the Mr. got me for Christmas from this shop.
At first, I was thinking... okay... I don't get it.... then I started adding the eyes and beak... and then it was quite fun.  Now, wouldn't you know it, that rascally baby hughes confiscated them soon after they were finished.  And a short time later, they are trained firefighters (and have had more than one nasty accident in their truck.)

And a masterpiece was created. baby hughes is in his choo-choo period.  We asked him what it is.... it is always choo-choo tracks or a choo-choo.
We like to encourage the creativity.
That about wraps up our weekend... we just finished up with popcorn and a movie.... 
I will be back later with more foofing and a small little copy cat project to show you.

 bye for now!


  1. Michelle:

    Your space looks just fabulous! I just ADORE the hanging sign you put up. So professional and eye-catching. All the pieces look yummy and I think that footstool is just preicous.

    Best of luck in the new location--I just know you will do very well there.



  2. Love the is so "vintage"!!! The Claire piece with the original pulls is to die for!!!

  3. Your dandelion is amazing! I like it:o) Magda

  4. Love your sign ~ Just fabulous. The mantel looks great too and your pretties ~ sigh ~ :-)

  5. All of those furniture pieces are so amazing, gah-I want them all! Those dandelions are incredible-make for stunning focal pieces!

  6. I'm loving the maps for drawer liners. That is a great idea. Your furniture is beautiful! I wish I lived closer to come and visit your booth. Blessings to you today!

  7. Lovely revamps...especially love "grace"! :)

    I, too, have vintage glass groupings in my living room...I love how candlelight dances in the glass. :)


  8. I love your blog...all of the vintage dressers are darling..and the paper
    Iining is so perfectly yummy!

    Ciao Bella!

    Stop by and visit me sometime too...I'm your newest fan!

    Creative Carmelina

  9. That sign is just fabulous! Love that you used repurosed items for it! You always do such a wonderful job on the furniture that you paint. Such a talented gal! :)

    xoxo laurie

  10. All of your pieces came out so beautifully Michelle, I would swoop up any of them!! and the fire truck with the owls is precious!! sounds like a fun weekend, oh and mr. hughes did good on the sign, so perfect!!

  11. you really have to find out what the real name of those big dandelion's. I so would like to have a couple. They are BEAUTIFUL for a winter-scape.

  12. I can't believe how great that "dandelion" looks on your mantle! I was thinking it was a picture that you were using from a magazine. Great job!

  13. The chairs are absolutely wonderful and what is done with the jars is great. A fine combination for centerpiece and family dining. Just great.

  14. Do you put something on the linings in the drawers like modge podge?


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