Tuesday, 7 April 2009

Extreme makeover....

This little chap went under the knife yesterday.... He was in desperate need of a makeover and a mouth...!

I do hope my cosmetic surgical skills did him justice.... only problem is .. now he won't stop talking!
I have been having SO much fun collecting items for the Vintage & Handmade Fair on May 30th.. just in case you had forgotten!!!!
This is just a wee morsel of what I will be taking to the fair... Mr Custard.. very generously made me these sweet set of shelves made from an old pine drawer that he scavenged from our local skip.. tut tut! Painted in a clotted cream colour it is the perfect display for my seaside theme...

I had better go and scrub up now for another makeover... who's next?!

23 comments:

Bobo Bun said...

Lovely pictures Michelle. Mr Bear looks very happy now, he's probably just excited at having a mouth.

Lisa x

LiLi M. said...

Ooh Michèle this looks like so much fun! If you ever go out of business, you should consider cosmetic sugery ;-). I love love love that display. The only problem is: what if you sell anything of it? it will ruin this beautiful picture, which is sheer perfection right now! I bet you have a few lovely items in your sleeve to replace the sold item, don't you? This is the way to spend your time. (Sorry to have bothered you with my way of spending my time..., but as I told you, it helped me, I know that is very selfish, sorry about that too). Enjoy the preparations and give my compliments to Mr. Custard for making the little cupboard please.

Shabby Chick said...

The teddy looks lovely! Your shelves and display are gorgeous, I'm sure everyone will love it :)

Mel xxx

Hen said...

Looks great Michele. Those men of ours come in handy sometimes, don't they?!
Have a lovely Easter.
Hen x

Sarah said...

You're making me drool already.........I better prepare husbby for spending lots of money!

Kitschen Pink said...

Looking good Mrs Custard! t.x

Rubyred said...

Mr Bear looks so much happier now he's got a mouth!Love the clever shelf idea!
Rachel x

Dana and Daisy said...

silly bear! give him a mouth and now he thinks he is supposed to use it!

Have fun at your fair, and the collecting to prepare!
Love, Dana

Suzy's Vintage Attic said...

Hi Michèle

Your taster pictures for the V&H Fair have really wet my appetite. I think everyone had better save up lots as there are going to be so many tempting things! I really look forward to it. You must be so busy getting ready for the fair!
Joyeuses Pâques!
Isabelle x

Rosie said...

Oh he looks lovely now. I used to hate sewing the noses on the teddies I used to make, very uncomfortable for me and the teddy.
Nice shelves too!
Rosie xx

Country Cottage Chic said...

Ted & Ned certainly look ready for a day at the seaside! Mr Custard did a great job with the drawer.

Redwoodhouse said...

Love Ted, and all your V&H goodies look very tempting, the shelves are just the job.
Jan

Nostalgia at the Stone House said...

Yes please, a nip and tuck could be just what I need! ;-))
- Your surgery skills certainly shine through on Mr.Ted, Michele! He looks very pleased with his new mouth.

Your stand is going to be so inviting (read tempting!)...and very nostalgic...I can't wait!
Niki x

silverpebble said...

You brought Mr Bear back to life! Lovely - he looks very friendly.

LOVE your little shelves laden with treasure. Hmm, you're sorely tempting me to come along to see the magic x

Vintage to Victorian said...

What a clever drawer makeover. Clever Mr C. There's a mountain of nostalgia in those pictures - won't be long now!

Sue x

Priscila said...

oh im loving loving this!!!! I love ur blog...u left a comment on my sons nursery at baby gardner and Im loving ur blog so glad I came by. I want to know where you get al ur bvintage items...im going to do a fair also and am starting to collect...any tips?

The Whispering Poppies said...

What a darling drawer of shelves! And I love the sound of the name for the color, "clotted cream" - YUM! =) Only wish I lived closer so I could go to the fair!

louise said...

That's a fantastic idea to make shelves from a drawer. Great job. I love all your childhood nostalgia, vintage bits 'n bobs. I can't believe the bear has been silenced for so long. Now he has a mouth there will be no stopping him drawing over a crowd at the fair. I hope you do really well Michele, and good luck. x

flutterbypatch said...

Hi Milchele, my goodness you've certainly found some great golden oldies for adoption at your fair, I only wish it was nearer my far flung outpost here in Cumbria. A big thanks for calling at flutterby patch, you always leave such nice comments. I've been keeping up to speed with all your goings on at Cowboys and Custard over the past months but as I know what its like to have a big fair looming on the horizon I have refrained from leaving comments as I didn't want you to feel under any obligation to reply. I'm sure 30th May will be huge success for you all. Happy Easter to you and the rest of the Custard family, love Eli

Anonymous said...

Oh! I love him! Looks like you are building up quite a stash for the fair.. can't wait to see your stall.. I could do with Mr Custard's shelf making skills down here! x

cocoa and blankets said...

what a fantastic idea for shelves...will get Mr B onto that when we get back....love the toys I wish Icould go to your fair I would love to meet you all...too far for a day trip though love and hugs H

OhSoVintage said...

Mr Bear can now smile, he must be a very happy bear. Love the shelves and everyhting on them, what a great display.
Ruth x

Simone said...

I am so glad that Teddy has a mouth. He can now indulge in a pot of honey.