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Saturday, July 31, 2010

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This is an announcement to all my customer, please do sms me if I don't pick up your call. Currently my phone in a silent mode because someone called my phone number 24/7 none stop. That guy knew I don't want to talk with him but he keep on calling until I need to silent my phone. Its been a bad week without any sales because I don't realize my customer call in a silent mode. I don't know what is that guy intention but he really stop people from talking with me.


I know most of you don't like to sms but its the only method beside email that can help you reach me at the moment. Calling (my phone number 017-2749427) mean I most probably don't pick up your phone. Some of you cannot called me because my number is busy. You can also email me at lunaticg@gmail.com. I don't know when that guy will stop harassing me with a 24/7 called to my number. This Post is just a message to all my customer. I am sorry for this inconvenience.

To all my customer, please sms me. I will try to open that sms and reply. That guy called me none stop and its hard for me to open a sms and reply to. I hope all of you understand.


Open the July 31rst EHAG Emporium!

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   Thank you for stopping by to have a look at my July EHAG Emporium offering! She is the Sweetheart of the Vaudeville Stage and goes by the name of Katze Von Sterner. You should see her songs and dances when she takes a turn in the glow of the footlights! No one does a better version of  "Oh, By Jingo" or "Mistress Mumbo Jumbo." Of course, no STAR of the stage would be much of anything, without a spectacular costume. Katze is dressed in one of her favorites which includes a star headdress of glittering gold trimmed with a soft black fringe (her head fits right through it) and a frothy frock made entirely of antique Dennison crepe paper. For more playful fun and to create the illusion of a stage setting,  Miss Katze arrives with tri-fold screen that includes "scrim" panels with applied gold stars and lots of frivolous gold braid trim. Katze Von Sterner stands 7.25" tall and again, her screen is included. Item is Sold... Thank You, B. Paypal (with id allenwcunningham@gmail.com) is
preferred, but other payment options may be considered. Please email me at
allenwcunningham@gmail.com to check availability and don't forget to see all
the other fine offerings from the EHAG artists.

Sweetheart of the Vaudeville, Katze Von Sterner

Katze Von Sterner in her stage setting

Detail of Katze's headdress,
Her head fits right through!

Close-up of Katze's dear little face

Details of dress
All antique Dennison crepe paper

 
A parting shot of Katze Von Sterner
Best Wishes!

kitchen workstation

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as i mentioned in this post, i can really only get work done around the house when my prandsome hince is out of town. so my first mission was to get all this cleaned up..


 so i could put this together...


 it was a lovely housewarming gift from my aunt kay and my father. my mom was going to buy it for me before she passed away so aunt kay (who, in all reality, is my mother's soul mate.. seriously) and my dad jumped all over that and it was shipped to our house about 2 weeks after the funeral.
they are so sweet!

it came in about 300 pieces. i was a little overwhelmed at first. i have put together BYO furniture before but never anything this complicated. 




 (any good ideas for covering a dog's crate?)

i quickly started praying for an extra hand to spurt forth but it never happened. it took a lot of muffled naughty words (caused by cussing with a tiny allen wrench in my mouth while squinched in the cabinet trying to screw the top into the bottom) and several second tries, but by golly, here she is!

the cutting board on top was a wedding gift from a very skilled craftsman who is a friend of my dad.

 


he has actually (no jokes here) built his casket, and on the outside it say.. "casket made by contents". a little creepy yes, but the man is a genius when it comes to woodwork. unbelievable.

this is also my very first attempt at a vignette. not even close to being interesting... but it was what i had at the time, so i stuck it up there. :D



all in all, i am pleased with the cart. i am going to use it to keep my serving ware in and possibly some other stuff but right now she sits empty, but full of possibilities!

Recreating the Unwanted

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Can I just tell you that I am exhausted!  I was sold out of my frames on Etsy so I had to "recreate and replenish".  Thursday and Friday were spent searching for new inventory and then today has been spent working, painting, sanding, distressing, sealing, cutting, displaying, photographing, editing, and listing my new three new items...whew!!!! This Etsy thing is a lot of work....but I do love it :).  

What do you think?

















These are my upcycled vintage and antique frames that I fix up, put lipstick on and send back out into the world for a second chance at love :).


These would be great displayed on a wall as a grouping.  My antique chalkboards are wonderful for weddings and nurseries.

For more info on these frames check out my Etsy shop at 

Thanks for stopping by!
xoxo,
Karen

Handball 2010 - 50 € Gold Proof 1/4 oz

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Almost everyone in this world knew football or soccer but most of us never heard about handball. French Mint or Monnaie de Paris is issuing a coin featuring Handball in their €50 Gold Proof 1/4 oz coin. This coins minted to show support for French handball team that had been excelled in that sports for several years. Only 1000 pieces of this collection will be minted for world circulation. Coins is in .920 gold proof quality. The item price at € 370.00.


The obverse shows an attacker pivoting against a goalkeeper at full stretch. To the left, Big Ben, the London landmark, reminds us of the location of the next Olympic Games of 2012. The reverse shows an image of Earth focusing on the European continent. London is marked on the map with a dot and in the middle of the globe is a player shooting at full stretch.

Description:

Artist: Atelier de Gravure
Weight: 8,45 g
Diameter: 22 mm
Mintage: 1,000
Metal: Gold .920 fine
Quality: Proof

Handball is a team sport in which two teams of seven players each (six outfield players and a goalkeeper) pass a ball to throw it into the goal of the other team. The team with the most goals after two periods of 30 minutes wins. Modern handball is usually played indoors, but outdoor variants exist in the form of field handball (which was more common in the past) and beach handball. The International Amateur Handball Federation was formed in 1928, and the International Handball Federation was formed in 1946.

Holger Nielsen, a Danish gym teacher, drew up the rules for modern handball (håndbold) in 1898 and published them in 1906, and Rasmus Nicolai Ernst, another Danish teacher, did something similar in 1897. Another set of team handball rules was published on 29 October 1917 by Max Heiser, Karl Schelenz, and Erich Konigh from Germany. After 1919 these rules were improved by Karl Schelenz. The first international games were played under these rules, between Germany and Belgium for men in 1925 and between Germany and Austria for women in 1930.

Source: French Mint, Wikipedia.

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Friday, July 30, 2010

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Why Yellow?

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As a follow up post to my last post, here is the inspiration for my "sunshine yellow Hollywood Regency esque" upcycled lamps.  








source unknown 


Photo: Geoffrey Hodgdon.

So much fun....

Ok going to bed now.

xoxo,
Karen

Sometimes a Girl Just Needs Some Color!

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While I love all things white; white slipcovers, white linen drapes, white lamps, white furniture, I still, every now and then, get a sudden urge for dose of color.  Take for instance these brass lamps. I could tell immediately that they would look hot in a bright Hollywood Regency-esqe color.  

What color did I chose?

BEFORE


Hello??





YELLOW!!!! Bright, sunshine, make me happy yellow!






What do you think?  These make me soooo happy!  Too bad I already sold them....

Ever wish that you could get back something that you created?  And yes I know they really don't go with my decor...but man I miss those lamps!

Oh well....just another day's work..

Happy Friday!
xoxo,
Karen

door as a headboard

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about two weeks before we moved, mom and i found a door at a flea market.

its perfect. it has the original hardware, locking mechanism and doorknob on it.



so beautiful.

right now it is leaned up behind the bed that it will eventually be the headboard of.



i have been reading "making a door into a headboard" tutorials all over the internet getting ideas. my aunt kay will be here in october and our focus for the weekend is to make this into something even more beautiful..
 
like so...

from styleblog.cottagelife.com

or maybe this
from hgtv.com
and ooh i love the painted inset panels here...

from ohdeeoh.com

and so beautiful...

from remodelaholic

 any other ideas?? i would love to hear them! :D i will post a before and after once we get it done. i have plenty to keep me busy between now and then. more to come!


New Hostess Aprons

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Perfect for those back yard barbeques! I have found some more vintage hostess aprons...
Lots to choose from - have fun!!!

GROOMING AND INTRUDERS

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Hey Pals,

It's me Katie!  Can you believe Mama got out the grooming table last night and brought it up to the loft?  Hmmm, she said I need my hair stripped AGAIN!  What do you think???


She told me that I'm still going to keep my LONG ear hairs.  We want to make sure that my ears stay down.  So for a few more months I'll keep my long ears, hehehe!

I only have a few baby toofers left to fall out.  When they are all out, then I'll cash in my toofers to the TOOFER FAIRY!  We have my toofers kept in a container.  I should make out pretty well since I've been so good with teething.  I haven't chewed on any furniture or clothes, or anything at all.

Now Mama told me I could chew on these intruders since they like to eat all of our hostas and flowers:









I can't figure out why they never want to play with me.  I wiggle my tail at them and watch them, but they just stare.  Then eventually they trot away.  HOW RUDE!!!



Wirey Hugs, Purrz & Licks,
Katie, Butchy, Ruby, Sylvester, Scuby & Hootie
 

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