Monday, July 27, 2009

Going Green With Antiques!

Wow, we just finished another great event! We are being very responsible by promoting antiques so that NO new resources were used! Of course a lot of energy was used by everyone petting me,
adoring me, kissing me and in general excitement for being able to see me! I was all covered in green leaves, like I had been running through the garden, but really my mom just used hair glue to cover me with little leaves. We did lots of fun things to promote recycling. We made a dress out of trash bags and newspapers, we also used old newspaper to make a dust ruffle around the bed and pillows. My mom lined some cupboards with old player piano music to give a fun look. She also turned an old wooden toilet seat into a frame! One of the "Matilda's girls", Sandra, cut up old license plates to make
magnets! Also, my mom put lots of bright green "reindeer"moss inside of practically everything, but I never saw any reindeer!?? Everyone was having fun
seeing all the ultimate recycling projects......Antiques!!! I was up front in an old European goat wagon with tons of old quilts for me to lay on because I deserve to lay on soft and cushy surfaces! Perhaps you remember the old fairy tale, "The Princess and the Pea", well I'm quite the PRINCESS! Next month I am going to be in
an article of "Vintage" magazine. It is a
antique guide and I'm sure with pictures of me in it they will probably have to print extra issues! Hey, I hope everyone will recycle the magazine when they are finished reading it......all of it except the pictures of me because most people will certainly want to frame them. Bring them in next month if you would like an autograph.


Garden Antqs Vintage said...

I just love Matilda! Always look forward to reading more stories about her. Will you be coming to Texas in Fall? I sure hope so.

Artsy Fartsy Junkin Finds said...

Matilda is definitely a show stealer! I enjoy looking at her over and over again, Shabby Chic Dog she is! Tootles, Jana

Chrissy said...

What a great post,so many treasures!!! Please give my best to Heather,I think of her so often,would love to hear from her...Chrissy

Artsy Fartsy Junkin Finds said...

Ok, where have you been?? We are missing the fabulous pics of the shop and Matilda!!! Tootles, Janna

Betty G said...

Saying prayers for you that all is well and that sweet Matilda is ok. God bless you! ~Luv~Betty G~