Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Wednesdays With My Mom AND...A Post Revisited

This photo was taken on my parent's wedding day. I love taking in every detail. Old California...wish I could have been there! : )
I didn't take any photos of my mom last week, because she was having a rough time. I told my brothers and sisters afterwards, that I guess we'll just have to treasure the good days, because it seems to go back and forth.
So, I thought instead, I would re-post an old favorite of mine from 2008. Enjoy!...'re not seeing double. Sara & I went to an antique store last week and I bought this second M.E. teapot. When they were ringing it up Sara said, "Don't you have one just like that at home?" I replied, "yes", but that I was planning on changing this one up a bit. She just shrugged her shoulders and said, "Hmm." Note: I paid (around) $28.00 for the first one at a very nice boutique several years ago. This second one only cost me $8.00. However, there is a little chip in the base, but that didn't bother me because I was planning on painting over it anyway. SO...let the fun begin! I chose red nail polish for the new flower color. And black enamel paint for the new polka-dots and base color. NOTE: The nail polish worked so much better. I ended up having to paint clear nail polish over the black.
For the big polka-dots I used a pencil eraser.

Bye-bye pink.

And I used the ball of a sewing pin for the little polka-dots.

Cute little cousins now. : )
One last photo with the flash so you can see how bright the red really is.
DO try this at home. : )


Diva Kreszl said...

love this photo! i have to say I like the red teapot best...much better contrast in the colors :)

Anonymous said...

Thank you for sharing the pic of your parents on their wedding day. They look beautiful! I am sorry she is having such a tough time. I know it is hard on each of you to see her this way.

I love the red on the 2nd teapot - that's cute as can be!

Your Mom remains in my heart and prayers and so do you.

Sandy, Sisters of Season said...

Hi Mary Lou, What a smart idea. You could never get tired of ME, cute stuff. Sorry to hear about your Mom, stay in faith and stay positive. Blessings to you guys, Sandy:O)

Allie and Pattie said...

ML, your Mom and family are in my thoughts and prayers- I'm starting to travel the same road as you and I know it's difficult.
LOVE the teapot! Just too cute with the red!
xoxo Pattie

Busy Bee Suz said...

I love that old photo too sweet.
I am sorry your Mom is having a rough time, and I pray that she has more ups than downs in the future.
I would have NEVER thought to use nail are so clever.
And isn't OPI the best??? Yep.

marie said...

I'm with Diva ~ I like the red one the best too!
You are so clever. I would never think to repaint ceramics. Thanks for sharing such a neat, new idea!!

The photo of your parents is great, I love the old black and whites. Your mom has been in my prayers. I'll be praying for many good days and for an extra measure of strength on the not so good ones....for you too!

The Elegant Thrifter said...

The wedding photo is beautiful and in such a wonderful setting. And your refashioned teapot now looks like it came from McKenzie-Childs!

Liz said...

Wow! I'm impressed. One, that you found a matching teapot and two, that it turned out so well. Kudos.

Sandy said...

Mary Lou!!!!! I had no idea I could do this...I have like a complete set of this pattern of ME!!!! Butter dish, teapot, like 5 or 6 pieces!!!! And I stored them away because I am not a pink girl, but I got them at a grocery outlet store where I used to live...they were pennies on the dollar, and who can walk away from ME????? LOL What a great post! THANK YOU!!!!!!

Erin said...

What a cute tea pot! I love the brighter colors, it turned out great!

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Sorry to hear your Mother is having a difficult time. Great photo of your parents.
Like your tea pot redo!

Lorraine said...

I so love the new look!

Sandra said...

Great photo of your parents wedding would be fun to relive those times for a day! Hope your mom has a better week. The tea pot makeover is wonderful too.

Sue said...

Cute idea!
Treasure the good days, your mum cant be a star every week, she needs her rest.I love the photo, and the fashion.

Mimi said...

HI!!!First love the pic of MOM and DAD!!!!Did they look so very cute and handsome taking off on their honeymoon I assume!!!!So nicely dressed and so fashionable!!!!
you have to be the most creative person I know!!!!I LOVE what you did, and with nail polish and a pin head!!!!how awesome is this!!!!
Love that new look and they are perfect next to each other!!!!
love it

RACHELLE said...

i am sorry to hear that your mom was having a rough week.

Those are no fun.

we will be rootin' for her this week.

ps im gonna rebel against your suggestion to "try this at home" cuz i would drip nail polish down the side and smudge the polka dots and end up puttin the whole t pot in the DI pile. :(

but i love yours!!!


Mercy Otis/The Stone House said...

Way Cute!

Do you sometimes wonder WHY we have to go through some of the things we do here on Earth life?

It's hard to see the sun some days, but we know it's there shinning above the storm. You are an amazing woman!

Mimi Sue said...

Was that in Los Angeles? What year? Great picture with great cars and clothes. Priceless. Give your mom a hug for me. Hope there are more good days than bad. Mimi

My name is PJ. said...

That photo is dreamy!

I remember this teapot post and I adore the red!

Hope your mom is having a good day today.

GrandmaBev said...

I hope your Mom has more good days than bad. It's hard watching our parents grow old. Loved the photo of them getting into the car.

Darlene said...

Morning Mary Lou,

I'm so sorry to hear that your Mom is having so many bad days. All you can do is cherish the good ones. Know you are always in my prayers during this time.

I remember that post and I LOVE the red on the teapot. It actually looks much more like a REAL Mary Engelbreit piece with it changed to red.

Hope you are having beautiful weather like we are.♥


I remember that great makeover with the teapot!!!
Sorry to hear that your Mom is having some bad days ~ it must be hard for all of you.
Take care.
Deb :)

Jenny said...

Great idea to use nail polish. Tea pot looks really cute

Jacqueline said...

You inspire me...with pin head in hand and pencil eraser to the rescue, off I go to my happy craft room to see what I can paint.
I love Mary E. also, she has helped me over the years color my world very very happy. I especially like her Garden Companion book and I'm searching for idea's for my backyard. About ready to put shovel to the dirt.
Found a nice guy out of work to build me a Fairyland Garden shed, estimate coming soon. I'm so excited. Hopefully it won't cost me a fortune all in the name of cute!
Happy to be here with you. Come dance with me on my blog!

Christina said...

Love the picture. What a wonderful thing that you have the old pictures of times gone by.

Aww, I'm so sorry that you mom is having a rough time.

Great little tea pot makeover.

Creative Breathing said...

I always think how special it is that you and your siblings have this amazing photographic history of your parent's lives. To me it seems as though it has been a calling to share these photos with us just as your mother's health began to decline. Imagine all of the well wishes and prayers that are sent her way daily. Imagine that so many of us have been touched by her life. She will always be apart of us. Elizabeth

Scrappi Sandi said...

Another absolutely gorgeous vintage photo! & I'm definitely in the 'Red' camp when it comes to the teapots!! & how nice to know that yours is unique!!