Monday, April 14, 2014

Farragoz Giveaway

Hi everyone.

I have a fabulous giveaway for you! 

Farragoz  has generously offered one of my readers a 12 month online furniture painting course where you will learn the art of patina.  The course runs over a period of 12 months and consists of 5 modules with easy step-by-step instructions.  No artistic ability required!

(I was given the course to review but all comments are my own)

Here are just a few things you will make during this course...

I am in the process of taking the course and it has been fun learning to make my own gesso, paints and stains.  It is amazing how simple and inexpensive they are.  The course also teaches you how to layer paints to get the patina of antique pieces. 

You can see my completed pieces HERE and HERE.

Check out the Farragoz website to see all the projects you will work on and to learn more about the course.

The Giveaway will run through April 28th.

 Best of luck!

On to the Giveaway....


Monday, April 7, 2014

Vintage Garden Show & New Purchases For The Courtyard

Steve and I went to a vintage garden show last weekend held at Renningers in Mount Dora, Fl.   This is the same location that hosts the huge Extravaganza Antique Market several times per year. 

I've always loved vintage garden furniture and there was lots of iron and wicker pieces at
the show.  We were shopping for items for our soon to be home,  especially the enclosed
courtyard.   The house is Mediterranean style and I envision the courtyard with lots of
plants and iron furniture.

  I couldn't pass on these large pots. They were made in Italy and will be perfect for
our palm trees.

I love the pots but this iron gate is the pièce de résistance !   The vintage gate will become
the entrance to the courtyard. 

Enjoy more pictures of the landscaping at Renningers Flea market in Mount Dora, Fl.

We close on our home in two weeks and I am excited to start updating and decorating. 

Thanks for visiting and have a great week.