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Sunday, March 11, 2012

Spring at the Spaulding Cooperage

Okay, I know, I've been a little delinquent in my posts as of late. I have an excuse....a very good excuse. I dropped my camera from the top of the bleachers onto a cement floor during one of my daughter's recent gymnastics meets. She was AWESOME, but my camera, well, not so much. Anyway, I just got a new one and LOVE IT!!! More about my camera later; for now, a belated post.

I finally managed to get myself over to the Spaulding Cooperage to add a little something to my space. I've been working on some Spring projects (the weather in New England has been unbelieveable! Am I back in Boulder?), and here is what I have to show for it:

This is my favorite Spring project:  chalkboard paint eggs!  I used the "New Milk Paint," (which you WILL be hearing more about) and custom mixed this beautiful Robin's Egg Blue color.  These are available for purchase at the Spaulding Cooperage for $5 each (includes egg and nest) and will soon be listed on my ETSY site.  They make great place cards, party favors, home decor.....

I used these silk Tulips last year in a number of decor projects and kept getting the questions:  "Are they for real?  Are they for sale?"  Well, I'm happy to announce that, this year, they are for sale.  I've grouped the beautiful tulips in sets of three stems wrapped in vintage sheet music for $12.  A small price to pay for gorgeous Tulips that will never die!

Next, I offerred these stems of twigs with nests attached for $3 apiece (a HUGE bargain).  I use them in arrangements in my home and just love the woodsy, natural look.

Don't you just love this sweet handmade birdcarge with 100%  rag cotton die-cut swallow?  I'm in the process of making light fixtures out of a few of these cages...they look great!  Can't wait to get them into the Coop and on ETSY!

Remember this beautiful green vintage day bed?  It was in my studio, but I needed something a little it is up for sale at the Cooperage.  I have cushions, they just aren't in the photo.  Love this little crib-turned sofa/bed...

 This sweet set of drawers is still at the Cooperage.  Why?  Good question!  The drawer fronts are covered in vintage dictionary pages with antique brass label holders.  Can't believe it's been overlooked!

 Another new product:  vintage Bingo card notebooks!  I've listed these on my ETSY site and have had a great response.  Check them out in person at the Coop.

These are the last two of my vintage finial wine corks.  Get them before they are gone...

Last, but not least, this set of vintage metal drawers painted in "French Grey."  I love the brass pulls/label holders. Sold half the set but still have these left.  Going....going...

I hope you are all enjoying the Spring weather as much as I am! 

Have a happy day!


  1. Great spring projects! And that new camera is taking fabulous pictures...or maybe it's the talented person behind the lens!

  2. Hi Michelle! I love these eggs! Do you still make the glass initial pendants?