Thursday, February 28, 2019

Little Button Book

This sweet book was waiting for me in the library sale room, the button book by Diana Epstein.

The "Button Trivia" section explains the reason for opposite button placement by gender.  Buttons on a gentleman's garment are placed on the right side for ease of self-dressing.  Buttons on a lady's garment are on the left for the ease of a right-handed maid facing the buttons when fastening.  This convention remains today.

So, ''button up your overcoat' until we chat again!

Sunday, February 24, 2019

Pleased As Punch

Probably like you, lots of things compete for my attention.  One of the things I like to do is rehab vintage/antique furniture.  This china cabinet started out a dark French vanilla color with plain painted back complete with some scratches.  It fermented for a couple years in it's current location styled with antique dishes.

Two years ago I decided I'd procrastinated long enough.  We slid the top off the base and I painted it in place.  My kitchen sits in the front of my winter digs with a wide doorway looking into the main hall to the living area.  The china cabinet sits in that hallway.  The picture is taken from the kitchen.

It's painted in Annie Sloane French Linen chalk paint with a blue/green wash in some areas.  The hubster helped me cover thin plywood with a layer of batting finished with a Waverly toile (a quilt with a plywood back :)).  We used double-sided carpet tape to adhere to the cabinet back.

I found this Impressionist reproduction painting, Wild Poppies near Argenteuil by Monet, at my Habitat Restor this week for $5!!!  It measures  34" x 46" - the frame is wood.  Pinch me :)  I'm considering changing the frame to silver, but that decision will probably take a couple years.

Thanks for stopping by - have a great week!

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