Thursday, November 19, 2009

One of the many treasures I have been working on to put in my new retail space. This window frame I found at a yard sale. It looks like something made from paint stirrers. It wasn't, but the construction reminds me of that. I added lace to be the valance in the window and then tried to decide what to plant in the planter box in front. Loving old plates and tarnished silver as I do, I thought, hey, why not plant some dishes and silverware. No watering necessary! Won't wilt, fade or die! I even bent a few pieces to resemble trailing ivy. OK does this mean too many summers in Germany seeing all their full, lush window boxes and knowing I can never get mine to grow like that so I substitute what I can get?

Here it is, the official logo of Chipped to Perfection, my booth space at Nellie's. I wish I could say that I designed it all myself. But alas, I pasted and copied and altered a ready made image in Print Artist. Now if only I could get my blog logo to look like this too!

OK, not the most interesting photo, but I wanted to show off my carpentry skills. I built the display corner shelf out of 2 free doors (from craigslist), nuts, bolts, and screws I had lying around the garage, shelf brackets I picked up at a yard sale sometime ago and scrap wood from the trash at a building site. ZERO spent. Finished product PRICELESS. Well, OK, not priceless, but sturdy enough to hold the low priced treasures I will be selling.


  1. you go your business cards!!!!!!! the best.
    as time goes on, the blog thing will get easier and easier and you will look back to the first entry and realize how far you've come!!!!!
    look forward to the ride....oh...btw....that window box with the forks and spoons could never get in my brain. that is ALL you and it's perfect!!!

  2. hey cindy! sorry i didn't get over here sooner! it looks great. and i love your official logo, business cards AND your business name! it's all simply wonderful!

    i know you're gonna do great in your new booth. we look forward to visiting as soon as you open!

    oh, and that corner shelf you made is impressive! great work!

    all my best,
    terry lee