This Is Home...
Home For Un Joyeux Noel
The French linen came from a French brocante
packed in a suitcase.
Perfectly wrinkled and relaxed for a
Creating a salvaged season
Some of you know this piece (desk) that has appeared in
many places in my home, and has made it in
several magazine features.
I was in need of a side-table and could not find
the perfect piece that I could salvage, and
truly did not want to spend money for one
just to settle and not be happy with
the look I was after.
Salvage and Reimaged
Now my antique desk has become my new side-table.
After living with this desk for over 22 years I
decided it needed a new life.
I cut 16" inches off each side and across the back,
an inch up from the top drawer.
Then the Home Depot wood guys cut me some planks from
a damaged piece of Poplar, my request.
(They know me well)
I simply wood glued each plank to the surface of the
desk top, screwed the planks in place,
wood puttied the holes, and washed the
planks with white.
Loving my salvage season
The velvet wreath, yes, salvaged.
It was a vintage ladies velvet hat they call a
birdcage hat. This is where the hat sits forward on
your head and the netting drapes over your eyes
By adding a clipping of pine from the tree,
and a tattered piece of sheeting it hung,
beautifully as my seasonal wreath.
Pale Coco Velvet
Winter whites and natural tones.
Winter birds is our theme.
The Armoire Gets Dressed
Here a beautiful ephemera book paper wreath was
created by the beautiful hands of
Rosemary of VillaBarnes.com
This beautiful piece adds so much seasonal beauty
to my home in such an artfully salvaged way.
A SPECIAL thank you to my dear friend,
Vera, over at
For gifting me such an amazing
A Nordic pine branch I cut and screwed a plank of
wood to its trunk, to then fasten garden stakes
as its limbs all washed in grey and white.
Decorated with tattering of linens, and old salvaged
beaded necklaces coated in plaster and paint
draped as garland with my hand twisted
This tree of green received a coat of flat white
spray paint finish to it. Misting it with a
look of frost.
Created From Salvage
The tree of Noel sits in a old galvanized planter, and
is draped in painted beaded necklace garlands.
The crystal prisms are from an old chandelier that I
washed in plaster paints. The look of icicles hanging
are wood chair back rungs that I sawed off from old chairs.
I drilled a hole through the tops and wired a ring through
them to hang. I then coated the rungs with my Cartapesta
paper mache and washed them with painted age.
Tattered torn old bed sheets tied together the making of
loosely strung garland.
Ephemera paper bird ornaments I created to rest.
All is calm.
Rustic and Handmade Salvage
Wrapped in torn and tatter.
Nestled With Objects of Desire
This Is Home...A Salvaged Noel