I honestly didn't know what to do with him after I sketched him but then I decided to try some water color and ink and this what I ended up with.
I drew him on parchment and then stained it all up after I painted it.
I had this old frame which is a favorite of mine because I love the carving on it so here he is. The frame shows better in the next picture.
I've been really hooked on drawing since I tried it and I have some others in the making. It is just a comfort for the soul. I love sewing and crafting but with the time that I spend at work each week and the never ending work required here in this old house I don't get much time to do the things I enjoy most but I'm starting to get back in the swing of it now and hopefully I will be posting more of my craft as the weeks pass.
Now back to the treasure hunting! As most of you know I am a primitive lover but my Saturday finds were to please my primitive and my chic side. I found some lovely hankies, and a pair of beautiful Madeira towels embroidered in the shades of spring. (I told you it was a magical morning)
And then there was lavendar! Yep, a never opened box of lavendar soaps by Laura Ashley and at another sale I found two bars of the sweetest homemade lavendar soap.
I took the plastic cover off the Laura Ashley soaps and sat them on the table in the keeping room and everytime I go in there the room is just so fresh and sweet with the scent. I will enjoy these. I found a pretty vintage wicker dressing table last week that I didn't get a picture of but these soaps will be finding a home on that table soon.
Next I found for my primitive side two fantastic wash boards. These are made of glass instead of metal and were made for washing your unmentionables. I guess that would be your petticoats, chemies and step-ins as my grandmother would have called them.
I also found two great vintage baskets.
These are a few of my finds and at my last stop I bought a set of Pfaltzgraff stoneware. There were eight place settings and a set of blue glass anchor hocking bowls. As I said it was a great morning and I was only gone an hour and a half so with so much excitement and being totaly refreshed I had a quite productive day. I managed to get lots done in the old house and some gardening done. That being said since my collections are running over and I'm constantly changing things around in the old house I've been thinking about opening an Etsey shop. I'm often finding glassware and sweet chic dishes and linens that I sometimes pass up because I don't have any space for them. I'm really needing to pass along somethings from my own collections as well and since I'm back to crafting maybe I could add a few of my own designs. Let me know what you think.
Oh! I also had a great visit to the farmers market. I'll post about that on another day. I hope you all are having a pleasant Sunday afternoon. Now I'm off to blogland to visit all my favorites. Take care and bright blessings to all.