Friday, January 25, 2008

Architectural Romance & A new Blogger!

I wanted to take the time to Welcome another new blogger! Debi Coules , anyone who loves romantic roses art will know her, she has a blog now! Be sure to stop over and say hi, also, take a look at her beautiful art. If there were anyone I would consider my Competition it would be Debi ! I was thrilled that she let me make her beautiful blog banner, she was great to work with turning out a lovely romantic header.



My last visit to Sarasota, where my parents live, I stoped by the most Romantic spots I know, Sarasota Salvage, I know your thinking the most Romantic Place? When you walk into this place it just takes you back in time, though most everything is old , peeling chippy paint, musty, dusty, I can just picture in my head what certain objects looked like when they were in their prime, it gives you the chills! I can also picture what most treasures will look like after I paint them with roses, oh no Not the patina, almost never, just adding roses , a cottage scene, birds gives each piece new life to last for years. Here is an old Craftsman Home Porch post I just finished also added a Mosaic top, great for a plant stand, they would have put the house number on this chippy guy, heavy, peeling paint, full of rusty nails! Shawn , one of the Salvage guys said, what are you going to do with this old thing lol Well, if he could only see it now! I picked up a few treasures, a sweet old door with 4 mini glass paynes, cant wait to start on it. Then a few little what nots I will have to post later on, I love little treaures too. Take a look at that HUGE chandelier , it was taken from a very old theater that was demolished :( What a sin! Enjoy the pics and take a peek at Sarasota Salvage on line Enjoy!



Gorgeous Antique Stained glass window!




8 comments:

Penny @ Lavender Hill Studio said...

Hi Kimberly! I love architectural salvage places too! I know exactly what you mean. Love the post, your painting is so shabby romantic. I envy you that talent!
Hugs,
Penny

Ruth Welter said...

I love the plant stand Kimberly, very beautiful work.

Ele at abitofpinkheaven said...

Simply beautifu!

Shabby Cottage Boutique said...

Just loove your roses and chippy!

Shabby Cottage Boutique said...

Just checked out Sarasota Salvage nice goodies..love the rosettes! I am always in the trash and dumpsters here where I live Ha!

Shabbyfufu said...

Beautiful work Kim....your roses are super yummy:-) ~ Janet~

Debi said...

Hi Kim,
Thank you for putting something so sweet about me on your blog :-)!! I am flattered you think I am competition!! My comnputer is down so I am on my son's. It is driving me nuts as I have so much work to do. I didn;t want you to think I wasn't answering emails. Thank you again for such a beautiful blog! I love it!!!

Tutti Chic said...

OMG! What a GREAT salvage store! Thanks so much for the link-I was drooling over all the great stuff! your plant stand is ohhhh so pretty~you are so talented & your painting reflects it beautifully!!! I'm so happy to hear that debi now has a blog~I am off to take a peek at another talented lady!:) chris