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HURRAY!! … for painted furniture & suzanis



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Finally, at this exact moment, all the kids are back to school full-time and I get to paint again!

In case you’ve forgotten, I paint furniture. I almost forgot, too.

Yup, it’s been about 9 months, but Kyle is now back in school full-time after his grueling recovery from hamstring release surgery. So, what was I working on again?

I’m painting this sweet little table with Suzani inspired medallions & trim.

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Suzani inspiration.

If you haven’t run across a suzani yourself, it’s a type of embroidered and decorative tribal textile made in Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan and other Central Asian countries. “Suzani” is from the Persian سوزن Suzan which means needle. The art of making such textiles in Iran is called سوزنکاری Suzankāri (needlework).

Suzani fabrics have become popular lately- I’ve seen traditional antique suzanis used on modern pillows, furniture, wall hangings and also reinvented in art and textiles.

Maryanne Quinn, Orange Suzi

This one is felted art by Maryann Quinn.

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Mixed media work by Kate Lewis– graphite, acrylic, oil, and pen on canvas.

I, of course, am besotted with the old, faded, handmade, slightly off-kilter originals like these:

vintage-twisted sari shein vintage twisted antique sizainsand I’m sure their inspiration will turn up in many a painted piece in the future.


sugar & spice or something else?

Girls love pink, right? Really, some of us only like pink if it’s highlighting a sugar skull & some attitude.

Bring it on.

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See more of this bad girl here:

http://www.etsy.com/listing/72832133/pink-gray-sugar-skull-painting


“Burning Sage for Love”…by ShopMichL

Ooooo- look at that pretty little green stool… this color makes me feel like spring is sneaking up on us, don’t you think? Thanks to ShopMichL for including Vintage-Twisted in this lovely Etsy Treasury.

‘Burning Sage for Love.’ by ShopMichL

The faint scent of smoky sage is what I sense in this color palette. Did you know sage in the Old West was known as ‘Cowboy Cologne?’


Hand Stamped Cards, Sage Gre…  

$4.99

Antiqued Silver Flower Cuff …  

$17.00

Poison Ivy Tangled Clover (l…  

$52.00

SAGE, SWEETGRASS and CEDAR -…  

$7.50

Chicago Cityscape – 12x15in …  

$49.95

Architectural Salvage (Roset…  

$

Patchouli Mint French Green …  

$5.50

Spinner’s Diz – Earthenw…  

$11.75

Sage and Purple Stool  

$75.00

Birds Of A Feather Glass Til…  

$

Sage Green Cup Cozy, Mug Sle…  

$17.50

10 yards SAGE waxed Irish li…  

$3.75

Tri-Flux-Capacitor Earrings …  

$12.00

Where Moss is Made  

$32.00

SALE Vintage Pair of Celadon…  

$165.00

Sage Green Minky Dot  

$11.75

Treasury tool is sponsored by Lazzia.com A/B image testing.


Vintage-Twisted at Design Harvest: Chicago

Design Harvest is a brand-spanking new festival here in Chicago, taking place October 2 & 3. This fest will feature furniture and home accessory makers, vintage and antique collectors, and retailers of the home design industry all from Chicago. Beer, wine, music all on Grand Avenue, between Damen & Wood. Best part: free admission

Vintage-Twisted furniture will be featured in the Renegade Handmade tent! Yes, I’ll be visiting the festival, but my furniture will be there for the duration, in the care of the capable & fabulous Renegade Handmade team. (Thanks, Danny!)

If you’re heading down, let me know & maybe we can meet up. Good chance I’ll be hanging around the amazing Kim Chapman at the Urban Environments environment.


Come Renegade with Me

Renegade Craft Fair - Chicago

Hey, all- I got accepted into the Renegade Craft Fair, right here in Chicago. So excited- it was a juried kind of entrance and only 1/3 of the applicants got in. I haven’t seen furniture there in the past, but it’s a very cool, handmade, crazy kind of art/craft show and sure to be lots of fun!

Chicago September 11 & 12, 11am-7pm, Wicker Park on Division

Come on down & visit me –


iron work & inspiration

Look at this gorgeousness hanging all over France. Beautiful, elegant old buildings & decrepit, forgotten buildings, all touched with incredible grillwork. Think this is going to end up in some form on a Vintage-Twisted piece? Can’t wait to paint…



chocolate & pink table

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Hooray!

This chocolate & pink table is finished.

Found in the basement of an estate sale in rough condition, just the way I like ’em. I retained the history of this table by giving it an undercoat of pink that highlights scratches, gouges & divets through the chocolate brown topcoat. The pink designs are my own & hand painted, as always, without stencils.

vintage-twisted : chocolate & pink table/top view

Want more details? Check it out in my etsy shop or on my website

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