Hello friends....thank you for taking time out from your hectic holiday schedule to visit.
I have a little story to tell you today
I just completed my latest Annie sloan chalk paint
and decided it was begging for a story
I hope you like it
Here is the old dresser before
Very dull and dried out looking brown wood
Once upon a time
two little gypsy boys named Billy and Sean,
yearned to see the world.
They wanted to explore the lands beyond
their little striped gypsy tents.
They knew that to do this, they would have to
set sail and travel by sea.
Now everyone knows Gypsies are expert at land travel
They can travel the unknown back roads of a country
with precision and expert knowledge of
But the sea???
Billy and Sean knew nothing of the
They thought long and hard about this
and as they had no boat ,decided they would
have to attach a sail to their wooden dresser
and sail away in it.
They painted stripes on the sides so they would always be reminded of the striped tents
they had lived in.
They needed a compass to help show them the way on their adventure,
so they painted a compass rose on the front to help guide them.
The N/S/E/W indicators where marked on the knobs.
They were sure that they would never get lost sailing this vessel.
For good company and so as not to be too terribly lonely
on their travels
they took along their friend Oscar the devoted gypsy elephant.
Oscar was very excited at the prospect of traveling to India.
He had heard of the many relatives he had there and longed to meet a few of them.
So with Oscar, a globe to guide them and a compass rose for direction
off the went!
They would sail around the world and have many many adventures and write many stories about all they had seen and done.
I hope you enjoyed my little tale of a
dresser restyled for an adventure
If the boys and Oscar ever grow weary of a life at sea, they can always
anchor their dresser's sweet legs to a cozy parcel of land.
The little castors will roll so smoothly through the countryside,
as gypsies never stay in one place too long.
Remember the Shiny Brite glass ornaments I found last week?
Well I found another box of 8 gold balls at a
Fredericksburg antique shop for only $5.00!!!
Aren't they sweet?
|Connie gifted me with the most delicious Quince Jelly she had made!|
I was in Fredericksburg to meet up with a fellow blogger whom I had never met before.
|Built in 1848!!|
Connie from Hartwood Roses and I met at her FABULOUS old pre Civil War home in Falmouth, Virginia.
I fell in love at the chippy white painted front door!
Talk about character...this house is overflowing with it.
Check out Connie's blog
Be sure to pull up the renovation links on her side bar...incredible!
Connie...if you are reading this, I LOVED meeting you and your husband
and look forward to another vintage shopping adventure.
Until next time...be kind and stay creative.
Sharing with a few friends this week:
Hope Studios (see side bar link)
PS...My Gypsy dresser will be going to the Fox Den and my shop and looking for a good home.
Must be ready to sail away at a moments notice!