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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Back to painting.

Something has to give for this one woman show so each week I  focus on a different area so I don't get frantically behind.  Jewelry and soldering projects, paper art, painting and reorganization all have a time and place. This week it is back to painting. I thought I would step out of my comfort zone and color palette with this frame project. The painting seemed to call for a luscious red.

Red framed vintage oil floral

Hmmm… I really like the whimsy of the hand painted stars. Might have to repeat this on a few other projects down the road.


 Vintage oil floral now in it's redesigned frame.

Painted antique mirror with beautiful detail.

And this huge beauty, originally in a hideous orange bronze color, received a redo in strong charcoal gray with gold highlights to accent the gorgeous detail. 


I love it's molded drapey feel.

Painted antique mirror with beautiful detail.

28" x 48"

And it's only the middle of the week. More to follow.

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Open Sunday, April 13th, 10:30-4pm

The store will be open special hours tomorrow. Lots of new arrivals like this vintage, 6'5" medical locker just in. Poodle not for sale!

Vintage Medical Locker  The Pickled Hutch

Go fish!


SO, remember a few weeks back I showed you this vignette by my friend Tricia using an old aquarium. I fell in love with it and went in search of my own. Of course, I couldn't find one with this kind of patina and this was NOT for sale or ever will be.


However, I did find a vintage one that I can work with thanks to Jacque of Old Souls Studio.

Repurposed vintage aquarium display for coral bottles The Pickled Hutch

I go back and forth between a mirrored bottom or the rustic chippy wood like Tricia's. Love the patina on hers. It's perfectly imperfect.

Vintage vignette, aquarium, dress forms

This is going to be great for my display at Soul Food Farms Vintage and Antiques Fair in Vacaville. There is a long list of fabulous vendors and farmers participating. Hope you can join! 

Soul Food Farm
6046 Pleasants Valley Road
Vacaville, CA 
Saturday, June 7th
8-4pm
FREE ADMISSION!


Hope you all have a wonderful weekend!

Friday, April 11, 2014

City of Paris, part deux.

Second in my City of Paris Heart series just finished. Using original City of Paris ribbon, aquamarine and pearls.

 City of Paris Heart City of Paris ribbon, aquamarine stones and pearls.

 City of Paris Heart City of Paris ribbon, aquamarine stones and pearls.

 City of Paris Heart City of Paris ribbon, aquamarine stones and pearls.

Have a fabulous weekend everyone!


Wednesday, April 09, 2014

New handcrafted designs in this week


Queen of England necklace design, Katherine of Aragon, The Pickled Hutch

Another in my Queen of England series. This is Katherine of Aragon, an engraving from 1842.

Queen of England necklace design, Katherine of Aragon, The Pickled Hutch


Vintage test tube repurposed wall vase

Vintage test tubes crafted into wall vases.

Vintage test tube repurposed  wall vase The Pickled Hutch


Paper slipper art

Paper slipper art

I used to do a lot of paper art like these years ago. I had forgotten how much I enjoyed it.

Friday, April 04, 2014

Easter Wreath




Where oh where does the time go? That darn cold lasted a full 2 weeks.  I stopped croaking like a frog a couple days ago and started on a few easter decorations for the store.  I know pastels are the palette for Easter but I love the vivid colors on these handcrafted vintage music wreaths.  

Handcrafted Easter Wreath The Pickled Hutch

Handcrafted  Easter Wreath The Pickled Hutch

Handcrafted Easter Wreath The Pickled Hutch

Handcrafted Easter Wreath The Pickled Hutch

Handcrafted Easter Wreath The Pickled Hutch

Saturday, March 29, 2014

It's the small things...


Sorry for the absence here. I am just coming out from under a horrible head cold that turned into an upper respiratory infection.  I've been taking it easy on all social media and projects to concentrate on rest and healing.  So to catch you up,  a few new arrivals/projects in over the last week and a half. 

French farm table Antique French clock face The Pickled Hutch

Turn of the century french farm table just in. French clock face just sold to a lovely client.

City of Paris Heart Necklace by The Pickled Hutch

New heart design incorporating vintage City of Paris ribbon. I was given the ribbon by a good friend as a 50th birthday present and have been waiting for the perfect inspiration.



City of Paris Heart Necklace by The Pickled Hutch


Queen of England Heart Necklace by The Pickled Hutch

Queen of England Heart necklace. I love this image so much I had to create a second design using her.



Queen of England Heart Necklace by The Pickled Hutch


Repurposed Victorian redwood salvage by The Pickled Hutch

And I used up my stash of old hooks creating these coats racks made from Victorian era redwood salvage. All but one of five sold already. Practical and pretty.

Alfie

And my little Alfie coming out from his hiding place whenever I am working on jewelry at the dining table. He brings me so much joy with his silly antics. He has been very patient being housebound this last week.


Wishing you all a happy and safe weekend.

Monday, March 17, 2014

Morning Bouquet

Daffodils, desk vignette, vintage photo

Sharing a little gift of daffodils I received yesterday from a sweet friend. Alfie and I are off this morning to a design/reorganization project that is taking several months to complete. More organization than pretty design. But then again, organization is a beautiful thing don't you think? I just wish I could achieve it for myself as often as I do for my clients! 


Enjoy your day!

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Just a quick hi!

I don't know about you but I love this Italian leafed metalwork. I have 3 of these large sconces in various designs in the store right now. This one just in.

Mid Century Italian Sconce The Pickled Hutch

And I dug into my secret, coveted stash of french opaline drops for this little cutie. Love the contrast of turquoise blue against gold.  It makes it look quite dainty! 

Mid Century Italian Sconce with French Opaline drops The Pickled Hutch

Wishing you a wonderful weekend!

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

He's Back!



Alfie's before picture.
What's wrong with my hair?
 Isn't it supposed to part in the middle?

Alfie's Glamour Shot
Now I'm ready for my closeup!

Whew, that bad hair day was just a bad dream!

Alfie's Glamour Shot
Night all!