Monday, June 8, 2009

Kitchen Goodies...

I have found the most wonderful things to paint on lately! Dearest declares that we are going to have to build on an addition just to hold my "junk" --- I quickly remind him that it isn't junk at all and that I promise to reorganize my craft room to accommodate all my TREASURES!

Here are two little whimsies that I picked up recently. The first is vintage food grater that I repurposed to become a towel hanger. It was perfectly rusted so I left the surface unchanged and only added one of my saltbox designs. The other is a "short'ning and ice cream spoon" --- isn't that a disgusting combination??? I had never seen one before, but did a little research online and found out that you can find them if you are lucky. The shape was perfect for painting a little prim night scene. I had such a good time painting these pieces. So now, I have to get in that craft room and get serious about maximizing my space.


Anonymous said...

Hi Martha!!
Just Love your finds & the designs you painted!!
Have a Wonderful Day!!

Feedsack Fantasy said...

The true vintage ice cream scoops that are wooden are very valuable. TTFN ~ Marydon

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I love everything you unique!

Brenda said...

Love that "spoon"!!

Boo-Bah said...

I love them both. You are so wonderfully creative. I look forward to visiting here often to see your beautiful work.


Country Whispers said...

ooh I love the spoon. That would look great in my Mom's kitchen.
I'm always waiting to see what your next item will be.

Barb said...

Oh htose are so cute!!
I have aotn of htose graters, but no time to paint right now.

I so adore your work.

Thanks for coming by and your encouraging words about my gift hop blog.
I'm up and running, but all the frills take time.
Barbara Jean

Bluebell said...

I have to stop looking on your site I love all the things you do and I have to put a tight reign on myself or I would be buying it all. You are so talented Martha and you seem to see promise in the most mundane items it is lovely that these things get turned into a thing of beauty.

Bellamere Cottage said...

You, my dear.......changed the mundane into the FABULOUS! How beautiful.


Barb said...

I sooooo enjoyed visiting your blog this afternoon. What a talented lady you are! Luv your style of folk-art painting, the coffee pot and sheep gourds are among my favorites. Thanks for putting a smile on my face. :)
Barb in Texas

dee begg said...


Simply wonderful! Tell your hubby that you could have worse vices! Besides finding unique treasures is fun!


Apple Tree Cottage said...

XXXOOO to everyone! You are the sweetest friends ever!

Love, Martha