Friday, July 17, 2009


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Hello everyone; I hope you all had a wonderful week. Now if you have been stopping by to read my posts, I have posted this photo before and told you I would show you when I finished this chair. Well I am late in posting it, because I had it finished it about a couple of days before we had to leave for N.C.  talk about cutting it close to the wire...  I really wanted to do more to it with the mosaic design but did not have the time...  The chair I made for my Daughter Heather, it is meant for her front yard her and her hubby are doing some landscaping and they have a spot that is just right for it... I have to get her to take some photos of it so I can share it with you.... but until then I will show you how it turned out.... 

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I am still new at all this mosaic stuff, but I am learning as I go, the S is for her last name. I did not notice how thin it looked until after I had glued down some white pieces that is why the curve part is thinner than the rest of it... With so much white I know it is hard to see the design, but in person it really does not look this way... but I have learned one more thing about mosaic, be careful with the color and where you put it... I was going to age it some with some antiquing gel stain, but again did not have the time... 

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This is the bottom, I wanted to bring down some of the black so I out lined a heart in black with some purple floral mixed in. I also have some yellow roses here and there, after I was playing with the seat, I was really wishing I had done this with the back of the chair, so it stood out more,,,,,, another lesson learned.  With my new wheel nippers which I so love I was able to cut around the yellow rose.......  In the middle of the heart I wanted to make it look like a small plate, but hubby said it looked more like a flower, I guess I don't mind that,,,,,  just one more lesson... lol;  I should be writing all this down in a reminder book to look back on,,,,,, or just read my past posts................ 

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This is the full photo of the finished chair..... oh look there is my little car.......................  hello little car,,, I miss you........  :{  but soon  Mommy will be back to get you I promise....   oh sorry now what was I talking about,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, oh yea the mosaic chair.... Now from this point of view I can see where I should have added more color and less white, and with the chair painted a creamy white, does not help either...

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Now this photo dose not look to bad,,,,,,  oh look you can see my pretty little Texas Bluebonnets in the back ground growing in the pot....  I was hoping to see them bloom before we left..  I went around an took more photos of  my flowers one more time, they were  really blooming.... I will show you them on my next post, since I am really not doing much of any thing yet...... but soon I will be when the Lord leads us to our new home... which I am so looking forward too.   

Honey Bunny called me at noon today to ask if  I wanted to go to a cook out at his new boss's home,,,, I said of course we would, and now I am a nervous  hope I don't do anything to make his boss sorry for hiring my Honey Bunny........   Believe it or not I am still kind of shy when it comes to meeting new people, but it will be nice to meet some one new and hopefully make some friends.. It will be just Rods boss and his wife, they have kids but they are all grown and moved out,,, they are just a bit older then we are so that is not too bad... It is way better then them being younger then us........  right......  I will let you know on Monday how it went,,,,, maybe,,,, he he   well that is about it for now.  I hope you enjoyed my post and my attempt at Mosaic's  but with practice I will get there, and besides my little baby girl loves it and that is all the counts.  So I thank you all for taking the time to stop by and visit and leave me your wonderful comments which I so love to read..  I will be by for some blog visits to my dear friends,,, I look forward to reading all of yours too.....  So until next time...........  God Bless;




Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Oh girl your chair turned out just beautiful...was that hard to do...I would love to do something like that...Now I hope you have a great time at the Boss's house and just remember they are just people like us ha ha!! May you have a wonderful weekend my friend...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

blushing rose said...

How lovely your creation, it is really nice so be more confident in yourself.

Oh, just go & be yourself & have a good time ... they are just normal people like you & I. You are so funny. TTFN ~Marydon

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Tracie~MyPetiteMaison said...

Hi Alaura,
The chair turned out darling, it will look great at your daughter's house. I'd just go to the cookout and think you're with old friends. You'll have fun and make new friends while there! As far as my recipe for figs, if you like nectarines, use those instead, they're in season and taste wonderful with all the ingredients. Happy weekend! ~Tracie

SmilingSally said...

That chair is darling, and I'm sure that your daughter treasures it.

Isn't your husband's boss (and his wife) nice to have you guys over? Now, that's welcoming!

Enchanted Rose Studio said...

Alaura, your chair came out so darling! The design is great and will look lovely in your daughter's new garden! She will love it!

Hope you have a lovely Pink Saturday!


Bunny Rose Cottage said...

Alaura, that chair is gorgeous!!! WOW, you are so talented!

I would be sooo nervous if I had to go to that cookout too! You will be wonderful, you are such a sweetie!!


Shelia said...

Hi Alaura! Oh, your chair is so pretty! You're good at this! I didn't know you had this talent! I'm sure your little one will love it!
Have fun at the boss' house!
be a sweetie,
Shelia :)

Laura said...

The chair is absolutely beautiful. You did such a good job. After a dish accident today (see today's post) I need to learn about mosaics quickly!


TattingChic said...

That chair is so pretty! What a talented lady you are! You can paint, mold roses, and make mosaics! I love visiting here with all your beautiful projects!

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Meg said...

Oh do I love your chair. I am collecting broken and chipped plates to do mosaics but I am not quite ready yet. I had found a tutorial on a blog about how to do mosaics but I lost it. Do you recall one or does anyone out there know of one? Great Job!!! Meg

CC said...

Your chair is just very talented you are. I've been reading a bit more of your blog, your move..and looking at your beautiful photos. I know you will be lonesome for your sweet family, but, oh my..the adventure is wonderful. You must keep blogging about it.. I think an adventure like this is wonderful. I will see you soon to read more..:). Hope you have a lovely week...

Judi said...

Hi Allaura
Your chair is absolutely beautiful. I love every bit of it. YOu shouldn't be so critical of yourself you know..*hugs*. You are too hard on yourself. You really really did such a great job. That is a wonderful idea I really like your idea of using a chair and then they can put it outside...and the "S" looks great!
Wow. I have those cutters too. I purchased them recently and I am trying to gather some nice dishes to do the same thing. You are inspiring me to go ahead and try it too.
Great job!!
I hope you had a nice evening at your husband's boss' place.

I'm glad he is enjoying his job. See everything is turning out so nicely for you!.*hugs*

Have a great day.

Dawn-Hydrangea Home said...

Alaura,your chair is beautiful. I've always wanted to try mosaic. I just need more time! Great job. Have a great week!

kathy said...

Alaura - How lovely -- an absolutely beautiful job -- YOur daughter is one lucky girl -
Blessings Kathy - ga ♥

Dawn said...

That chair is BEAUTIFUL! You did a wonderful job on it. I'll bet it looks so pretty in your daughter's yard!

I hope the cook out went well. I love cook outs!

take care,

Pink Slippers said...

so great.

Rebecca said...

This is darling....true charming! I really love how this little pretty came out!

How is it I've never found you before????? Hmmmmmmmm

I need to get out more! :)


Neabear said...

The chair turned out really cute! I keep hoping I may try some mosaic projects. I love how they look. I have fallen behind blog reading, so I am catching up on yours now.