The Sunflower Cupboard

 


 

ROCKING LAMB


Additional pictures can be seen in the slideshow at the bottom of this page

I found this charming, vintage, but really well used rocking lamb at a unique shop in my neighborhood and just had to have it to paint. I pictured something primitive and red, white and blue. It was someone’s treasured toy (or several someones’) and I felt it needed to be rejuvenated

I swirled the hair on the head and neck with thick swirls of paint to give it some texture. I left the handle in the original state. The back was painted in red and white stripes and antiqued. The support pieces were painted a lovely shade of blue and I added tons of stars. This area was also antiqued. The runners were also painted blue with some stars and “Sweet Land of Liberty” to complete them. The entire piece was distressed on the pressure areas and antiqued again. A large black dot was added for each eye and carefully outlined for definition. This has been varnished with a “soft touch varnish”. I personally love the way it turned out.

For decorative purposes only. This little lamb has been well-ridden in the past
and it is time for a rest!

Measurements: This is a large piece approximately measuring 21 inches tall, 32 inches long for the runners, 9 inches wide at the base and the body is 19 inches from tip of nose to tail area.

Price for ROCKING LAMB is $165.00
first class mail with insurance included inside the USA only.
International buyers, please e-mail me for shipping costs.

 

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HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY

Just in time for July 4 celebrations! Wooden tray that has one of my original designs painted by me on it. This is a one-of-a-kind piece. Fireworks are rocketing the sky in a blaze of red, white and blue. This could be lovely country scene right out of New England – red house, saltbox with a country barn star, sunflowers in the field, a swing set, apple trees and watermelons ripening in the field. The design is bordered by a check outline of a cat added in for whimsy.

This is also available as an E-pattern should you wish to paint one for yourself! Send me an email if you are interested.

Measurements: 12¼ inches long, 9¼ inches wide, and 2½ inches tall at the highest point.

Price for HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY is $26.00 plus $10.00 shipping
(Total price is $36.00)
will be shipped priority mail inside the USA.
International buyers, please e-mail me for shipping costs.

 

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NEW ENGLAND SEACOAST VILLAGE

When I look at this piece, I can almost taste the salt in the air. I designed this piece drawing on my life in New England for a total of 24 years (14 years on Downeast Maine and 10 years on Cape Cod. There is just something special about New England – the architecture, the seafood, the quaint towns (and seacoast villages) and all the wonderful people we met and became friends with.

I incorporated some names from the past into the names of the shops which always brings a smile and reminder of times gone by. This piece is painstakingly painted in fine detail. I collaborated with Sheila Bergner-Landry (a scroll saw genius) and she produced the wood surface.

The image transfer process is a laborious process and easily adapts to any over painting. I chose to add to the flowers on her hat with big pink cottage roses on a mixed green background. The wooden piece underneath is painted a very pale pink and the whole piece is hung by a gauzy wired ribbon.

This piece is actually a shelf with a 3-peg rack on the underside of the sailboat. The sails are attached with jute cord and the back has 2 attachment hooks for stability. This could become a generation-to-generation piece.

This is also available as a painting E-pattern should you wish to paint one for yourself! Send me an email if you are interested.

Measurements: Height (from tip of mast to bottom of peg section is 20 1/2 inches tall and the piece is 16 inches wide (approximate measurements).

Price for NEW ENGLAND SEACOAST VILLAGE is $65.00 and priority mail shipping SOLD!
is included (in the USA only)
International buyers, please e-mail me for shipping costs.

 

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