Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Vintage Retailer Ads: circa 1981-1991






You can bid on the originals via Ebay.













Courtesy of the Bloghostess of SkipperCollector. 




Party like its 1985. Loving the decidedly yuppie look the stagers gave our couple for this photo shoot. This looks like the house version with pale pink trimmed windows. 



Friday, March 15, 2013

Blogger's Own: Meshing a House and Cottage

So, I had some time and thought I would see what I could come up with combining both houses. You could always add more house parts and make more out of foam board. I wish I had put the green outdoor carpet square down first, but here you go, hope you all enjoy! 

Side of house with custom sun porch. I cheated a little by using smaller scale Dawn's Apartment furniture on the pied a terre but its cute. 

Rear of house with multiple decks and patios. The only piece I did not use was one of the A Frame  arches from the cottage. 


PS: here is a link to an awesome blog I came across today. 
http://barbieobsession.blogspot.com/2013/03/looking-for-dream-house.html






Customs: Pricey Listing

http://www.ebay.com/itm/150947916498?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1438.l2649


So, this rare, complete oink A Frame with the hot pink windows was spray painted to look a new Monster High Mansion, they also spray painted a 1963 Boudoir and bench set, what do ya'll think?? PS: They want $1500 for it. 

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Blogger's Own: Furnished and Staged with Custom Plants

Well, its March already and spring semester is nearly half way over. Here are some recent shots, but I have more to follow.  I see the current views are over 34,000. Right On! Stay tuned.

Look, a lizard lounge. 

Kitchen with dollar store poster board exterior wall, and sink with dishwasher made from dollar store yellow paper. 

Outside shot, this material works very well for custom projects. 

More dollar store treasures- cheap, small ferns that just happen to be PERFECT for upgrading/updating the often sparse planters. 

My zen bathroom, painted white garden tub, Gloria potted palm and more dollar store mini ferns- love it!

To get this look you can find these mini cactus at Michael's arts and crafts store in the floral dept. They were about $3 each, they had others but I thought these worked best. The pots and gravel are from...you guessed it, the dollar store! I used elmers white glue and floral foam to get everything to stay in place, rock by rock, took about 20 minutes to put each pot together, and I am SO happy with the results.