Thursday, April 12, 2012

A Hutch from a local museum, a new painting and a thrift store lamp that refused to be left behind.

I haven't posted in a long time. I think a combination of catching up on chores I had put off until after the art show and wanting to be out in the garden have kept me away from my blog. I have been lurking though! I do a lot of that with my phone. I love reading through the projects and ideas you guys share on the "Cowgirl Up!" linky party. I thank you so much for participating (((♥)))

About once a week I glance at craigslist. Last week I found this hutch. I couldn't believe how adorable it was. It had JUST posted. I think it would have been gone in a heartbeat...the price was LOW. And it is actually two pieces, the bottom piece has a carved East lake backsplash on top that is SOO cool. But until I can find a way to mount the top shelving unit on the wall above it, it will have to stay hidden.
This hutch came out of a local museum! It was built/bought by an early Tomball,TX homesteader.









 The patina is an imperfect crackle of sun baked vanilla paint layers , and the wavy old glass in the doors give the hutch a presense in the room, like an old woman sitting there with wrinkles and stories to tell. I had to take this old lady home with me and dress her in old ironstone of course. : ) 








How perfectly imperfect! She could use a good bath though. Who knows what kind of dirt her wrinkles hide. I like to *imagine* it is the dust that has blown into an open kitchen window from the fields surrounding the old white farmhouse...



This room is still in progress. I STILL have things sitting around waiting to go up, including a window treatment, a huge light fixture that looks like an old metal basket, and an old sign. Hopefully soon I'll have a finished room post to share.



Another "thrifty" item I bought recently was this old little glass lamp. I had seen it at the thrift store many times, hidden on some shelves up high. It was $12, which I don't consider thrifty at all. But they say when you leave something and keep thinking about it, and keep returning to it, it is probably meant to be yours. I'm so glad I did. 








I popped in a 15w bulb and tucked her into the corner of this desk in the living room for a soft glow. It's perfect at night.
















And lastly here is today's painting... "Dusk from the Porch". It was actually a more abstract piece and when I finished it, I hated it. I reworked it this morning.


So now it is a landscape. Still a bit impressionistic but not so crazy






♥Linsey

Linking up to Laurie Anna's Farmhouse Friday! It's a great party, check it out! link below...










43 comments:

Anne said...

What an amazing hutch.LOVE it.Just my style.Looks great with your ironstone too.What a sweet lamp.Beautiful painting!
Anne

Tina@WhatWeKeep said...

It's always so frustrating to work on something and not get the gratification you were hoping for.
You are very talented, Linsey.
I'd definitely buy your work, it's beautiful. The ones on the side bar are gorgeous!
I'm loving the vintage shoes and all your ironstone. I have a cabinet in the garage with old wavy glass- the cabinet isn't much to look at yet, but the glass made it valuable and special.
Loved this post.

Olive Cooper said...

The cabinet with the ironstone is lovely. So is the lady like lamp.

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

Oh Linsey!

What amazing treasures you have found!

That chest is so awesome, I adore it. You know around here a lamp like that at a thrift store $12 would be a steal. Our thrift stores are too pricey, it's true.

WELL DONE!!!!

Jo @ To a Pretty Life said...

Oh, that hutch is beautiful! Lucky you to find it right when it was posted, and for a good price too! And I love your painting too! I like abstract/impressionist landscapes like that.

ChiPPy!-SHaBBy! said...

OMG!!! - Linsey that HUTCH IS 2-Die-4... YOU Scored B*I*G and your description - **PRICELESS**
YOU deserve it!*!*!
Jeanine Burkhardt

Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

The beautiful colors in your painting look like spring to me!

I LOVE your old cupboard! I almost bought a similar cupboard this winter, but it was in really bad shape and would have required major reworking.

chateau chic said...

Love your charming hutch with your wonderful collection of ironstone. Your displays are just perfect. Love them. Such a cute little lamp which would be a steal at $12 where I live. And, you are a very talented artist!
Thanks for stopping by, Mary Alice

Shabby chic Sandy said...

I love that lamp--I would have gotten it for $12 for sure! Your painting is lovely.

Diane said...

Wow, I love everything! I love the way you displayed all your items!

Pamela said...

Linsey LOVE your new hutch lady! That is a beyond fabulous find!

Lisa~A Cottage To Me said...

Gorgeous hutch....love the lamp! Yep, if you leave it often enough and it's still there when you go back it's definitely meant to be yours!

Terry said...

Oh, oh, oh, I am so in love with the ironstone pitcher collection in the cool hutch. I have one (pitcher collection) as well and enjoy it even more every time I look at it.

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

I am crazy jealous over your new hutch - it is SO cute!!

Fresh Vanilla For C said...

Hi Linsay~~
What a fabulous hutch!! It is so perfectly worn:) Love it with your ironstone collection.
Love your painting too....so pretty. what a special talent to have.
Have a wonderful weekend
~Cheryl

Anonymous said...

I couldn't help but notice your dining chairs. I bought five chairs and a table almost identical to yours. I would like to know more about them if you have any information. I paid 50.00 for everything. You can email me at brian_dede_1996@yahoo.com

Inspired by you said...

Wow! I'll take that when your done with it! Lucky girl!

Revi said...

Love it all! The hutch was meant to be yours, as well as the lamp.
I love abstract & modern art with antiques! It adds that bit of surprise and contrast.
-Revi

Nancy Claeys said...

That hutch is amazing! Great find. And I love the shelf and the lamp. You have such a flair for decorating. Thanks so much for sharing at Rural Thursdays!

Amber Lyon Ferguson said...

Ooo la la I love it all! Found you via French Country Cottage. Following now! Stop by Junkaholics Unanimous and visit sometime.

I will be back often!
Amber

SwedishCorner-DownUnder...Pernilla said...

Lovely!
... Oh my, that hutch is amazing!! Love the ironstone collection too. Visiting from Feathered Nest Friday :)

Greetings from Australia♥
~Pernilla

The Urban Paragraph said...

Found you through Miss Mustard Seed.
I am a new follower.
Love! the hutch. So much "personality"!!!

Diane Cayton-Hakey said...

And a lovely post at that!

Jen Kershner said...

That hutch is perfection! There is nothing quite like a collection of ironstone.

GardenGirl said...

love it all! thanks for the visit...
;)

Rooms by Ann said...

Your hutch is a great find. I love the things we can find on CL. Thanks for sharing.

Corn in my Coffee-Pot said...

I love the hutch. It has the perfect size and patina for all the iron stone. Looks great with your farm table, too.

That little lamp-- SOooo worth $12!! I think you did well to purchase.

-Pat

Pam - diy Design Fanatic said...

Your hutch is lovely...what a great find!Stopping by from Metamorphosis Monday.

Janette@The2Seasons.com said...

Hello from your neighbor at Met Monday. I love the hutch and especially the ironstone china.

Okio B Designs said...

Oh. My. God! That hutch is just amazing! What a rare find! Love it and wish it were mine. ;)

Jeanine

P.S. Did you ever send me your info for my giveaway you won????

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

LOVE LOVE that hutch and that pretty little lamp! I love small lamps tucked around the house. It looks so much prettier at night instead of having those bright overhead lights on! Love all your book bundles too! So pretty! Your newest follower:)

Audrey-eleganteconomies.blogspot.com said...

Love the patina and wrinkles on your hutch...painting is lovely...glass lamp is a steal♥

Designing Domesticity said...

Beautiful hutch. Nicely styled as well. Am your newest follower. Thanks for sharing, liz

Etcetorize said...

Wow! Awesome finds and a great painting too! Thanks so much for linking up at Etcetorize.

Envoy-ette said...

You gave that hutch a nice safe place to call home! Turned out great! What a conversation piece it will be.

Anita @ Cedar Hill Ranch said...

The hutch is amazing. I really must start shopping with you.

Joselyn @ The DIY Spot said...

Perfectly imperfect pieces are the best. Love the hutch with all it's chippy splendor.

Atticmag said...

That's a superb hutch and your china looks great in it. Congrats on the piece! I have a white hutch and love mine sooo much. Hope you will too. Jane

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

It's a WONDEFUL hutch! Nice that you got a good price. Perfect chippiness! And that is a darling little lamp.

Gail said...

OMGoodness that hutch is gorgeous and love your collection of ironstone...beautifully displayed!!
You are a very talented artist! Enjoy your weekend, Gail

Linda said...

Oh that's an amazing hutch. Love all the ironstone inside.

Diane said...

Such a neat old hutch...and loved all the treasures in it, too! I think my Mom had lamps like that, love it....wish I had nerve enough to get on Craigs list...maybe someday!!

Jennifer @ Town and Country Living said...

Great hutch. I love all the things you tucked inside. I clicked on your Pinterest link and OMG ... you have the best pin boards ever!!

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