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Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Flea Market Finds & Starfish

 These French Shot Chillers…

..ok it stops there!! The kind vendor explained what they were to me.. 2 times and I just fell in love...so cute… I already had ideas spinning in my head on what I could do with them..who was listening??..!! I completely forgot!  Does that ever happen to you?

I just heard something..blah, blah  French..

SOLD!

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I put my favorite  candle in one of them..

I look for ways to decorate candle’s..

Sometimes when they are not lit, they are not much fun to look at!

(Caution with the flames ladies and gents)

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brown & white transfer ware!

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I wanted to share a great idea I saw to dye starfish!  You may have seen this before..I think it is a wonderful idea and can add color and contrast anywhere. Perfect for spring and summer You can choose from many different color’s of dye…

I chose Rit Liquid Dye Denim Blue..

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You can dilute the dye with water or you can use the dye in full strength to get the desired affect ,  I tried it both ways.

Soak for a few minutes..

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and…

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shells blue 053 I love how they came out..it is your choice! .. Super easy.

Love those super easy project’s

I want to try and dye coral next..hmmm..

Check back to see what vignette these will end up in..

Have a Super day!

~lulu

 

62 comments:

  1. I love how the starfish came out. Beautiful!!

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  2. Love the French goodies and I LOVE LOVE LOVE the starfish!
    ☺ Celeste

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  3. The starfish look great, must give that a go.
    Angex

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  4. Hi Lu, love the candle in the chiller bag idea. I have something similar to that and never really knew how to dispaly it...now I do thanks! Also lovin' the starfish idea too, so cool! Congrats on your feature at Dreamy Whites too, I love your style! Deb

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  5. I love those French Shot Chillers too, how gorgeous! Your photos are so lovely and I think that is a great idea with the starfish. Can't wait to see what you have planned! xx

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  6. I remember having my first decorated candle... it was with a piece of rope and a medaillion I had since I was little. Since then I gave been decorating them for two years... still have some with angels decorated and stuff ;)
    desiree

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  7. Love your gorgeous treasures Lulu! How gorgeous did your starfish turn out? I can't wait to see your vignette:) Have a great day ~ Tina xx

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  8. I have the perfect table to grace with blue starfish. Hmmmmm. Fun stuff Lu. I like it!
    Rory
    http://thegreentiquessolution.blogspot.com/

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  9. Love how the starfish turned out! Very cute!!

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  10. beautiful...

    gonna try dying my own starfish...for my mom who would love to live by the sea...

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  11. I'm gonna try the starfish dying. Wonder if coral pieces would do that too? You always have such loverly things to show over here. :o) So glad you have a blog.

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  12. I love the shot chillers...too cool! Your blue starfish are fun too. Love it all.

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  13. What lovely finds. The starfish look amazing. The flea markets here in Australia are somewhat lacking...boo hoo..Rachaelxx

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  14. Hi Lu, you found some awesome finds. And thanks for the tip on dye- I had never heard of that before..I think the little girl here would love some pink ones.
    tammy

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  15. I have NEVER heard of dying starfish!!! Oh my word! Love this!!

    I love this entire post! "Blah, blah, blah, FRENCH!" I laughed out loud! :)

    Everything looks sooo pretty!!!

    Ruth

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  16. Love how we all go nuts over ANYTHING FRENCH!!!!
    great idea with the candle, and starfish!
    Have a great week...
    xoxo~Kathy @ SWEET UP-NORTH MORNINGS...

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  17. Hi Lu Lu, I was over here earlier enjoying all your posts, but I was distracted (story of my life) and then didn't get to leave a comment, so I'm so glad you came by. I'm amazed at the ability to dye the starfish, they are beautiful. Can you imagine sweet pink or robin's egg blue. oh wow, endless possibilites! Your branches you have are just gorgeous!
    hugs and blessings,
    Debra

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  18. I love what you did to your little candle! ...and your little set-up with the old scale! ...and blah, blah FRENCH... still chuckling at that one. WHAAAAA?! dying starfish? Shut.up. How clever! They are awesome!

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  19. Brilliant!!! Absolutely brilliant!!! the starfish are gorgeous!!!
    xo,
    LuLu

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  20. What?! I never thought of doing that! Genius!

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  22. What pretty photos! The french shot chillers are fab! Hope you are having a great week!

    Polly

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  23. What a fun idea. We are always bringing back treasures from the beach that we alway bleach. This year we are going to have some fun and get creative with color. Thanks for the great idea!!

    Sherrie

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  24. Loving all of it!!! The starfish are fabulous!:)

    I can't wait to see how the coral comes out!!

    Melanie

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  25. Love the white scale, I need to find one of those!

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  26. They look fantastic!!! LOVE IT! love it!

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  27. Très Chic Lu! Love it the way it turned out!
    The colors, the combination with white. So Beachy...
    Have a awesome day!
    Li :-)

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  28. Hi Lu

    I just found your beautiful blog... I just love those starfish...

    Louise

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  29. I hear you on the FRENCH word. It gets me every time. You are the best! I am going to have to find some starfish, and dye them. My kids would love doing this! Thank you for sharing. LOVE every photo that you take!
    Take Care,
    Maria

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  30. Awesome! I like to see what others find out scouting around and your ideas of what to do with them.Great finds.~Kim

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  31. THAT BLACK STARFISH IS STUNNING! AWESOME IDEA!

    One Love,
    Jowy
    www.iseejanemary.blogspot.com

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  32. I'm astonished how all you girls are so good in these projects...simply perfect!!

    Zaira

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  33. Love the candles, and the brown/white transferware ..and basically everything you post! The blue starfish is brilliant , now I do want one too
    xo,Flaviana

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  34. You always post wonderful photos!
    Federica
    xoxo

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  35. Oooh i love them, i would like to try some in palest pink , how pretty. You are clever, Mel xx

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  36. This is so fresh and beautiful, you are so creative! xx

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  37. Your post is gorgeous! I adore the starfish...what a wonderful idea!

    Thanks so much for being the first to welcome me back...you are such a sweetie!

    Enjoy!
    XOXO
    Cathy

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  38. oh how beautiful these findings are! i love flea markets!
    have a sweet day,
    justyna

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  39. Who would ever have thought of dying starfish? But they look wonderful, especially in all those shades of grey. SO creative and unique.

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  40. What a great idea! I so gotta do that now. This aqua color keeps on coming back to haunt me so I think that I am going to start adding touches of it here. How pretty to dye starfish aqua. I wonder if you could dye them with diluted paint also? I'm going to have to try this now.

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  41. I'm dying to do some starfish in that very same color! Love it!
    Brenda

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  42. I love the blue starfish, they turned out wonderful!! I am a candle fanatic love and the transferware. Thanks for sharing your wonderful post(s).
    Jeanette

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  43. French Shot Chiller!!!AMAZING . . .yes that has happened to me!! LOL

    Lu, thanks for stopping by, my blogging pal. I am just smitten that you would link to me!

    Grazia,
    Laurie xxoo

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  44. Lu I love it everytime I come here. Your pictures are gorgeous girl!!! Those shot chillers are over the top beautiful. Great idea with the candle...love it! And of course any picture with an old crusty scale and transferware makes my heart beat faster.
    hugs

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  45. These are true Dreamy Whites. Gorgeous. Making me daydream... lovely arrangements!
    Have a wonderful day!

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  46. Wow!! Sooo beautiful!! Love it:)

    xo
    Anette:)

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  47. Now who would have ever thought to dye starfish? Lol. That's a brilliant idea. Love your blog. I've added myself as a follower.

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  48. Love the candle chiller bag idea!!
    Found you through ddna and am looking forward to following you!!

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  49. Your posts are always so gorgeous! Fabulous! And wonderful tips! Cool!
    Kiki~

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  50. gorgeous girlie! such a great idea!

    love it!

    xo,
    adrienne

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  51. Thanks for all the charming ideas. Keep it coming, I love your blog!

    Take care,

    Kathleen

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  52. What a great idea I will have to try it with my own star fish!

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  53. Lulu your blog is wonderful! I followed your link from Sandy's. Love your photos and finds. I adore starfish, but had never thought of dying them. I must try this and soon!! I'm going to sign up to follow your blog before I leave and add you to my inspiring friends links. ♥

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  54. I have seen those shot chillers things like molded to some wine bottles at one of my favorite shops... I thought they were canvas covered bottles. Love all your finds!
    Michelle

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  55. never seen them before but they are wonderful! yes, i do that often! not listen, dont remember! thats why i take my husband! he will later explain it to me! hehe!

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  56. so glad i stumbled upon your fabulous blog today
    i love seashells & especially starfish
    great idea!! :)

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  57. Thank you for stopping in and I am enjoying my return visit. Everything is so lovely and dyeing starfish is such a wonderful idea. Great photography too. Hope you will visit again.....have the best weekend.

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