The second chair was painted and repainted just like Susan of Moonlight and Magnolia's hutch project a few times until I got the color just right. I also used an outdoor paint. The little oxeye daisies were just simple brush strokes. Little Rosie was a HarMar Mall antique sale find.
Here is a picture of a lamp made by - guess who - my Dad, of course. We had a really wonderful store called Mill Creek. They had the cutest furnishings and decorative items. The mall they were located in is in the process of remodeling, and I heard that they decided not to come back :(
Anyway, they had these really cute lamps constructed from wood with different designs painted on the sides. I was decorating my living room at the time and they did not have one with the color scheme that I was using. I didn't want to buy one to paint over because they were about $200. So I traipsed my Dad through the store and pointed out all the goodies I needed reproducing. (That's probably why they are not coming back...)
All four sides have a different floral design. My favorite, the black-eyed susan is towards the wall in this house. It figures. The other sides are lilacs and geraniums.
I found this Raggedy Ann cutout made by my brother Mark. If you recall from my previous post, he repaired my Rag's foot when she had her minor mishap. As shown on the back, he made this for me in 1970. He was 12 at the time.
Which brings me to my latest find. I purchased a set of 8 of these sunflower plates. I think they will be perfect for a late summer garden party!
Finally, a garden update. The Scarlet Runner beans have climbed the sunflower, Miles loves the Anise Hyssop (the leaves taste like black licorice), the mole has destroyed all but one simple vine of my Clematis and the poor baby is blooming with a vengence, and the poor liatris, is really taking a beating by both the mole and the bunnies.