Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Putting The Pieces Together

 

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Last Friday my dear friend, Cheryl, and I visited a small farm town antique sale.  We weren’t sure what to expect and she had heard it was to be a good farm style sale featuring goodies from several vendors.  We were hoping that there would be some fun vintage items – perhaps to even buy to resell.  Cheryl is my next door neighbor in the antique mall that we both sell at.  She is one of my “mentors” in this business, whether she realizes it or not she has helped me train my eye when picking things to add to my space.

When we arrived at the sale, we were pleasantly surprised.  Hay bales, pumpkins, ghosts and a wood cow flanked the entrance to the sale.  Tables were stylishly appointed with fall items – some spooky things, too.  I wish I had taken my camera to share the wonderful displays.  Next year…
One of the first items I found was a glass cloche with a skull on top.  I thought that it would be a good resale piece for Halloween.

And then….

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…we visited our favorite vintage store in town and I found this little doll piece.  Homely, broken and a bit on the pasty side.  No legs, no hair – poor thing.
I began to think that this little broken doll would be cute under the dome. 

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The next shop we visited I found this witch hat.  The pieces of my plan are starting to come together – rather quickly.

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A little large for pasty doll girl, but she needs a good hat to avoid a sunburn.

So what to put pasty doll on/in…???   I bought three tiny pine needle baskets awhile back – to sell – but decided pasty doll would fit perfectly inside.  The aged white cloth came in the box with her so I used it as her blanket.
A little hot glue and
d.o.n.e.

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A fun little project that I think I will keep.  My husband doesn’t “dig” all of my junk, but he really liked this little concoction.  So that pretty much sealed the deal on whether or not I should sell pasty doll or keep her.

As you see, she looks right at home on the shelf in the laundry room.

Now I have someone to visit whilst folding clothes.  At least this time of year.  





13 comments:

~Damita's Pretty Wrap~ said...

Your doll looks so perfect under there! So very cute and a little spooky!! :) Cute touch on top of the cloche too! Have a great day!! xo Holly

Elsie said...

Becky you did great at putting the cute little pasty doll together. I dig it and I love it AnD I'm a little jealous.
I can never find things that fall together so quickly.

FoxandFinch said...

I'm digging your little pasty witch, too, who looks like she was left in a basket at your door. I particularly like this because it is cute, but it has a sharper edge to it, a Halloweeny edge. Domes are one of my favorite things, because I don't like to dust tiny things, but I like to have them out.

Maryjane-The Beehive Cottage said...

I love her Becky! xox

Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

Becky, she's pretty darn cute with her witch hat, but I think I'd keep the lights on in the laundry room. I've seen too many creepy movie previews lately involving old dolls that come to life. Scary stuff!

Fun finds!

Vickie

Recycled Rita said...

I love her! She is perfect for Halloween, she was meant to be with you! karen....

Sweet Posy Dreams said...

You look ready for Halloween for sure.

Mary said...

Becky I love this - my kind of decor!!
I'm really into vintage display/collection domes - they differ from cloches which are much easier to find - and I'm looking for one about your size, my others are large. I so enjoy designing seasonal vignettes to place inside.

Hugs - Mary

Simply Shelley said...

You gave her a life, she looks pretty pleased :) Blessings friend

Kathleen Grace said...

I love your eye for putting things together Becky. She's delightfully creepy!

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Terri Bartgis said...

Love, love, love. I'd leave her up all year round!!

Grantham Lynn said...

Your shop reminds me of my favorite local shop. I love it when you post about the shop! Very cute spooky doll! My Cowboy doesn't get me either.
Have a great week.
Sherry