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Thursday, March 31, 2011

Antique English oak table




I was so pleased to find this gorgeous little antique table recently . I had such fun painting the design of bears, bunnies, kittens and easter chicks on either side .. The table is an apprentice piece and as such is a small version of a large table . It is beauifully made from English oak ..the drop sides spin around and lock into place to be supported by the legs..available on ebay SORRY SOLD

Thursday, March 24, 2011

ANTIQUE KEEPSAKE BOX




Hello all...
I have just finished the artwork on this beautiful antique box. I was very pleased to find it last week while out and about doing the rounds of the antique shops. The box has a lovely original pink satin lining ...a very special piece that could be used for keepsakes ,makeup or jewelry...for sale on ebay at the moment ..SORRY SOLD within 1 hour of listing ..gotta be quick !

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The last few months have been mega busy around here ..trust us to decide to build a new house the year that the drought broke ! The moving date has been delayed several times now ..very frustrating but it looks like we will be moving in to our new place in about 2 weeks ...YAAAY !  I am so looking forward to unpacking and setting up my new studio so that I can be back painting full time again.. The house is coming together nicely . Not a large house by any means but it has everything that we need to make it a comfortable, cosy home . I think that the bears will enjoy living at the new 'Kathy's Cottage' .. I am also gathering my thoughts ( and imagination) for some paintings that I would like to do ..I am going for a classic French country inspired decor . Just hoping that it will all come together ok as I am combining some of my old pieces of furniture with some other pieces that I have been collecting over the past months.
I spent a couple of hours plein air painting with the Kiama group yesterday high up on a hilltop at Jamberoo yesterday ..It was a blissful escape for a little while and good for the soul to get out into this beautiful area.. :-)