Saturday, March 19, 2016

Peach Blossom Branches and a Cover-up

We have a couple of fruit trees in the back yard planted by the previous owner,
and this "Doughnut Peach Tree" really puts on a Spring-time Show.

View from the back deck.

These wonderful pink blooms smell heavenly too,
So far no problems with allergies.
But the kitties made a Bee-line to them first thing.

I have out one of my Spring-y Faux Majolica Pitchers
featuring a Blue Bird and Nest.

For the most part we had no big problems with breakage from the move,
but for some reason, this pitcher had several chipped places
that were pretty noticeable.

I could have just kept it turned the other direction, but I decided I'd take a minute and try to camouflage the damage just a little. Regular brown acrylic craft paint and a glossy latex varnish to the rescue. It's certainly not perfect, I just didn't want the bare white pottery showing up. That was much more obvious than an amateur "cover up". I've done this many times before in an attempt to salvage a piece of pottery or ceramics. Certainly, it's no longer sellable or of value...except to me. At least now I can use it, instead of throwing it out.

Back to the branches, that are the star of the show!

Hope you're having a beautiful weekend, 
chilly and windy here,
We're on the weather rollercoaster this time of year!

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  1. Debra, your blooming branch in the pitcher is beautiful! The fix you did was pretty smart! Those pottery type things seem to chip so easily and it's almost necessary to have some way to fix those little places. Nobody else will ever notice. :)

    1. I could have done a better job if I'd tried several different colors of brown and tan, but I was a little lazy in the "creative" department. LOL!!

  2. Oh, Debra, that tree is BEAUTIFUL! You did a great job on the pitcher, not even noticeable until you pointed it out. I've done the same with pieces I have. In fact, I've done that with my face before, hahahaha. Happy weekend.

    1. oh Rita, that's the best I've heard all week!. ME TOO!! I need some putty too!

  3. Debra,
    Gorgeous Doughnut Peach Tree, dear friend!
    Love the pitcher, even with it's imperfections!
    Spring clothing two days ago, today I put on my Winter coat while being out~of~doors!
    NO Winter here on my side of the Prairie!
    Hopefully Spring is close behind!

  4. Hi Debra,
    Love your pretty branches. I love Majolica, both the real and the faux. My sister and I have collected it for years. Nothing wrong with touching up a well loved piece.

    Happy Spring!

  5. Ei love your peach blossom they are so pretty., the tree looks beautiful. The pitcher is very cute also..
    Have a Blessed week

  6. Debra, that is quite spectacular! And I can just smell the fabulous fragrance ... spring fever!

  7. Love that gorgeous tree! Happy first day of Spring!


  8. I am unaware of growing peaches , here in Minnesota, apples, a few pears when I read doughnut peach, my active imagination and sweet tooth conjured up doughnuts growing from a tree!!! The blossoms are gorgeous! I must now google a doughnut peach to satisfy my curiosity. ( not my sweet tooth)

  9. What a gorgeous floral arrangement. This is perfect for Easter and Spring! I co-host a blog party on Monday's called Cooking and Crafting with J & J at Julie's Lifestyle. I would love to have you come and join us. Thanks. Julie xo

  10. So pretty and love the soft pink color...nothing in bloom here yet...and can't wait! The Majolica pitcher is gorgeous!

  11. I love the look of blooming branches in a vase! Yours are gorgeous. How nice that you have a tree full of them right outside to enjoy all the time.Great fix on that vase too!

  12. So very beautiful Debra....and we are on a "roller coaster" here too...but the temps are truly warming up this week....Happy Spring....Happy Easter!

  13. Gorgeous blossoms and I love your pitcher...great cover-up!
    Thanks so much for sharing at AMAZE ME MONDAY!


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