Thursday, March 26, 2009

A Cubby, An Old Dress and a Collection

There was a project that Dave tackled a few months ago that involved a little closet in the bathroom. It had been used for storage and what we found was a bag of old clothes. This dress was in the bag. It was in really rough shape and I threw it out. Then I decided to go dig it out of the trash because it was a piece of history of the family that lived in the house , The Bakers family.
My pictures are out of order. I wish I knew why they do this sometimes. Does anybody know how to fix this?

Back to the dress. The top of the dress was shot so I just played away with the old fabric. I took off collars and ruffles and created the top myself.

And for the rest of the collection. It waits in our garage in Tampa for its trip to Eufaula.
I found this sofa and chair and it just had to go to Eufaula.
Especially for the amazing price I paid.
Our next project will be on our most difficult room in the house.
I will need all the ideas I can get from you all.

This will be the bones of what I am going to work with.
I am loving the creams and browns and whites.
I am anxious to get busy on it next week.
That is if I don't play the whole time with friends that are coming for the Pilgrimage.
Hmmm work or play? What shall I do?


Carolyn said...

I love what you did with the dress and the sofa and chair are perfect! I think you should play-work will always be there.
Take care,

sepiadreams said...

Stunning!!! Love everything you are doing-My kinda gal!!!Thank you for visiting me so I could find you...Love Tiina...

Sharon~heartsongs said...

You are very talented! That dress is so nice. Looks like you have the makings for a beautiful room.

Just A Girl said...

Creams, browns, and whites MY FAVORITE COMBINATION'S!!!

Sweet Becky, working on a house IS play :). You just need to convince your company of that so they'll "play" along side you...I know if I were there I would :)!!!!

I hope you have a wonderful day.

xoxox Cori

Lisa said...

So glad you rescued that gorgeous dress. You did a marvelous job on it!

Kris said...

Play Play Play, the work will be there when you finish playing.

Love the colors and the softness. So glad you saved the lovely dress. What a great piece of history.

Have a happy day


Lynn @The Vintage Nest said...

I am so glad you kept that old dress. It's gorgeous and so is the furniture. Love the wood work on them. I like the creams you are working with. HPS ~ Lynn

Miss Gracie's House said...

GORGEOUS!!! She is simply gorgeous! I need to get moving on all of the *stuff* I have saved to do one for me.
I see you found dreamincream...isn't it fun?! I'm going towards cream and brown too-on my shopping trip I didn't buy one thing with roses-(I still looked and admired) but bought different kinds of things to move towards the new style. I love it with the pale blue of your walls.


Hi Becky,
OMG aren't you glad you pulled it out of the garbage! It looks so pretty and I love the couch and chair too, by the way I think you should work not play this weekend, then we get to see more pic's of yor beautiful house, LOL, just kidding, have a fun filled weekend with friends (;

Nice and Easy Antiques said...

Oh MY!...I'll start visiting your dumpster!! Aren't you glad you rescued it back?? Looks great! Love the colors combo, very chic and soothing. Thank you so much for visiting us and commenting on our dress forms. Yours is also ready for some fun with all that jewelry, the roses and the dress...! We'll be back!!
BTW, I right click on the picture I want to move, cut and paste where I want it...Hope it helps! Hugs!!

Nikki via The Scarlett Rose Garden said...

What fantastic furniture!!! Le drool!!

I gasped when you said you threw the dress away.. yikes! I'm so glad you "came to your senses", lol... it looks beautiful displayed.

I'm anxious to see what's coming up!

Amy'svintagecottage said...

Hi Becky,
I'm so glad you found me and now I you! I am loving the change over to the creams and browns too!\I'll be back

Seawashed said...

Oh, I am so glad you went and dug that old dress out of the is a treasure. And that white sofa and chair are lovely.

Ginger said...

I like your blog and enjoyed seeing all your pictures. I will come back when I have more time to browse.
On your pictures being out of order, what I do is after they load and you see done (but before publishing) you can drag the pictures to where you want them. Just put your mouse over the picture and hold it down and it should drag down.