Wednesday, April 11, 2012

roses...


Well...I bought some more vintage Meyercord roses decals! Can you believe it! I know, but I can't resist these beauties!!


I had this perfect shabby white bench that was in desperate need of prettiness! I chose the red roses with the sweet yellow butterflies; perfect for spring! 


If you have never used decals before, they are so great! You cut them up, soak in warm water for a little bit, then peel carefully, and place on your most lovely piece you're adorning. 


Well, that sounds easy...but this decal was not cooperating with me! It kept ripping and separating!! You can tell in the first picture my best attempt to put it together. I guess it gives it a more vintage and shabby look, which I love!


Here are some of my enamelware that I used those smaller rose decals on, that I bought awhile back! They just make my crocheted dish towels, look so much prettier in their holder! 


I just love how the roses made these cute enameled pots, pop with color on my kitchen wall!! Do you have any decals that you just love? 




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  1. I've never used decals. Where did you find them? Are they vintage? What a fabulous vintage look. Especially love it on the enamel ware.

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    1. Oh, they are fun!! I bought these on Etsy, and there is always some fun ones there!! I just bought a couple more with strawberries!! These are pure vintage goodness!! Let me know if you get some! ;) xo Heather

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  2. What fun! I must get some and give them a try!
    Love the way your projects came out especially love those little pots!
    Hope you are having a lovely week!

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    1. Thanks!! They are quite fun, and addicting!! Hope you are having a great week, too!! :) xo Heather

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  3. Oh! I love the vintage decals and your results are beautiful. Well done!

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    1. Thank you Kathy!! They are so fun to use!! ;) xo Heather

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  4. sometimes those vintage decals are a pain to work with as they do fall apart. I have used them quite a few times and sometimes they don't cooperate at all. I have found that if you spray them with a couple of coats of spray varnish prior to putting them in the water that they stay together and the varnish helps keep them intact. They are adorable...

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    1. Thanks for the advice!! I knew someone had a good way to work with the older ones!! :) xo Heather

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  5. ahh those are so pretty what a great idea ;-) dee x

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    1. Thank you Dee!! I just love the roses!! ;) xo Heather

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  6. They look great - I especially like the little stool. The decals finish it off perfectly.
    Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger

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    1. Thank you!! The stool has been needed some prettiness for quite sometime, and this was the perfect touch!! ;) xo Heather

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  7. They look great Heather! I have some in my favorites on Etsy. I also love enamelware! like alot! the decals make them look so pretty.

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    1. Thank you Erin!! Oh, fun, you should get them!! I also love enamelware, too, and when it's to old to be used, it looks so pretty hanging up!! ;) xo Heather

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  8. These are so gorgeous :) I love where you have put some. Where did you buy them from?

    Bee happy x
    Have a delicious day!

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    1. Thank you!! I bought these on Etsy. They always seem to have a fun selection! Hope you have a lovely day!!! :) xo Heather

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  9. Ohhhhhh, I love me some pretty vintage Meyercord Decals :) I've got a little stash of them but use them sparingly! Did you know that you can buy Decal Paper and make your own decals out of just about any image??? Fun Projects!

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    1. Oh, you should use them!! They are so fun!! Thanks for the letting me know about the decal paper, I didn't know that!! Oh, the possibilities!! :) xo Heather

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  10. Like Sweet Bee Cottage, I've never used decals and where do you find them? They look terrific!

    chris

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    1. Thanks Chris! I bought these on Etsy! They always see to have a good selection!! Let me know if you get some!:) xo Heather

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  11. The decals look like they are in the perfect places and add such a wonderful pop of color. Really like your cute little bench. Where did you find the decals at?

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    1. Thank you Holly!! I bought these decals all on Etsy! A great source!! ;) xo Heather

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  12. The decals add something great to the already pretty things you have. I love how you put the florals in the enamelware pots. Cute idea! Have a wonderful day!
    Leslie

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    1. Thank Leslie!! I just love using them! Have a wonderful day, too!! :) xo Heather

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  13. I am so in love with these...pure joy how you used them my friend. Plus your towels in your last post were amazing...do you sell them?
    Sending you a rosy poesy day...xoxox Hugs

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    1. Thank you so much Koralee!! Yes, I will be opening up my Etsy shop next week. I will post about the actual day towards the end of this week, since I am still finishing a few things. I am so excited and nervous!! Hope you are having a lovely day!! xo Heather

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  14. Hi Heather! Now is exactly 10:45 am in Brazil, therefore, good morning!
    These beautiful decals of roses, love roses.
    I wish you to go to my blog to see pictures of Easter eggs, I did, inspired by her. Remember I said it would go to my daughter's birthday? Yeah, I did and the photos are there for you to evaluate me. smiles
    I'm waiting for you.
    Hugs and blessings.
    Luciana

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    1. Hi Luciana!! Thank you so very much!!I am heading over to your blog now!! ;) xo Heather

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    2. Dear Heather, I was very happy that you approved the eggs that did all the guests really liked and I said the "recipe" came from the United States, of a kind and talented person.
      Heather, I am very happy when you visit my blog, come back soon, okay? As you can see, I do not have many comments and it makes me sad and want to stop the blog.
      But people like you end up giving me courage to continue.
      Also have one week so blessed, because you are a blessed person.
      Hugs.
      Luciana

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  15. Here's the tip...spray them with clear coat enamel (spray paint) first and let them dry before the water bath. That will keep them together. It took a number of decal disasters before I figured this out. Works like a charm. I use the matte finish but you can choose what you like best. Yours turned out darling...smiles..Renee

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    1. That is the exact advice I was looking for!! Thank you sweet Renee!! I knew I probably should have asked you! :) xo Heather

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  16. Your decals are darling... and all your projects turned
    out so cute!
    I haven't even thought about decals in decades. Maybe now, I'll have to
    hunt some down.
    I have used craft rub-ons on jars, plates, etc.. and they've always turned out pretty
    cute.

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    1. Thank you Kerin!! Oh, they are so fun!! I just love the process of doing them!! Let me know if you get some!! ;) xo Heather

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  17. I love seeing them in the pots! I see a pan montage in your future! NICE!

    Tammy

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    1. Thank you Tammy!! Oh, I can totally see that, too!! ;) xo Heather

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  18. Where do you find them? I would love to have some of my metal cabinets. I would want sheep, of course. =)

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    1. I bought these on Etsy. They have some good ones!! I'll let you know if I see any sweet sheep!! ;) xo Heather

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  19. I love those decals and what you've done with them, especially on the enamel pots! One more thing for me to be on the lookout for......thank you for this lovely post! :)

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    1. Oh, thank you so much!! Those pots needed some prettiness, too! :) xo Heather

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  20. Heather you have done a great job. I just love Meyercord decals but I do not know where to find them.
    Hugs
    donna

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    1. Thank you so very much Donna!! I bought these on Etsy!! They usually have some great ones, and the prices are good!!! ;) xo Heather

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  21. Decals in a saucepan? You are a genius! They look fantastic! xxxxx

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    1. Oh, thanks!! They were in some need of some rose loveliness!! ;) xo Heather

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  22. I love decals! My mom used to decal everything back in the 70's. I remember it was very exciting to watch the label come off of the paper after soaking! I've decaled a few things as well. It's fun!

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    1. Oh, how great!! I love watching them come off too!! That's is the best part!! :) xo Heather

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  23. So sweet Heather. I have never used decals. They sure lend a charming touch.

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    1. Thank you Trish!! They are so fun to use!! Hope yesterday went well!! ;) xo Heather

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    1. Thank you so much!! I have had so much fun with these lovely decals!! ;) xo Heather

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    1. They are so fun to use!! ;) xo Heather

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    1. Thank you!! Yes, they are quite fun!! ;) xo Heather

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  27. These projects are adorable Heather. It's amazing how something plain can be transformed to something beautiful. ~ Abby

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    1. Thank you so much Abby!! I agree!! Have a lovely weekend!! ;) xo Heather

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  28. HI HEATHER...LOVE YOUR DECALS...

    HAVE YOU EVER HEARD OF TATOUAGE?? WELL THESE ARE RUB ON AND THEY ALSO LOOK BEAUTIFUL.

    I BOUGHT TONS A FEW YEARS AGO AND WOULD LOVE TO SHARE SOME WITH YOU....JUST EMAIL ME A PO BOX AND I WOULD BE MORE THAN HAPPY TO SEND YOU SOME...JUST CONSIDER THEM A GIFT FROM THE LORD...

    I HAVE BEAUTIFUL ROSES, SMALL FLOWERS...

    IT IS BETTER TO GIVE THAN TO RECEIVE THE LORD SAID...SO PLEASE SAY YES.

    GOD BLESS,
    MICKEY

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