Simplicity

"There is a certain majesty in simplicity which is far above all the quaintness of wit". Alexander Pope

RITA READE "MAMMABELLARTE"

HOST OF THE VINTAGE MARKETPLACE AT GALWAY DOWNS IN TEMECULA, CALIFORNIA
WOODWORKER AND SOLDERING TEACHER.

Jun 15, 2014

A NEW/VINTAGE GREEN CABINET AND FEW BASKETS

Friday I went shopping! I do always feel guilty shopping for my home.....A couple of weeks ago I went to see a friend in Solana Beach and in her store there was this green corner cabinet. Painted with CeCe Caldwell chalk paint, a technique that I am not familiar with but the patina and the color is amazing!Debi Beard from 
Debi's Design Diary owner of Vintage House was kind enough to give me few samples of this chalk paint and I hope soon to be able to try it out and show you what I did with it. Anyway I left the store and I could not stop thinking about this cabinet. A couple of days later I messaged Debi and told her that I would go back and buy the cabinet! CRAZY!
 I love it
and just before heading down to Solana Beach I stopped by Matilda's Mouse in Valley Center for their Barn Sale and found few treasures, including these two GREEN baskets. 

Wishing you a wonderful week
Ciao for now

Rita

6 comments:

  1. That Vintage Shade of Seafoam Green is my absolute Favorite Retro hue... and who doesn't Adore a Beadboard Cabinet!!! I'm so glad that new paint companies are coming out with that shade so that we can do fab makeovers of great old furniture with good bones that need a little TLC. Blessings from the Arizona Desert... Dawn... The Bohemian

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  2. Gorgeous green, Rita. I have tried to duplicate vintage greens many times and have failed. Nothing comes close. I might have to try this one.

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  3. Rita è proprio quella tonalità di verde che mi fa tanto casa di campagna e mi piace un sacco! Acquisti bellissimi!
    Ti seguo sempre, anche se il tempo di commenatre è sempre meno... =)
    Bacio Silvia

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  4. Oh that so would have had to come home with me too Rita. What an awesome piece this is! I can't wait to see what you do with the chalk paint. I haven't tried it yet either and would be interested to know what you think.
    Your photos of the market were wonderful as always dear!
    sending hugs...

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  5. Love CeCe's paint, so easy to have success and clean up. The cabinet is wonderful both shopping spots are among our family's favorites.

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  6. thanks for the post Rita! The cabinet went to a wonderful home! Sad that I missed the photography class, I was in LA that day but hope to make the next one!

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