Sunday, December 30, 2012

Giving new, yet still old!, life with Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint

I had been hunting for a good piece to try Miss Mustard's Seed Milk Paint on.  Milk paint is, to the best of my knowledge, the oldest form of paint and has been around for centuries, if not longer.  The beloved painted pieces in my house from the late 1800's/early 1900's are a product of milk paint.  I have painted furniture here and there on my own, but knowing that milk paint is what people used way back when, I wanted to try it for myself and give an old piece a makeover with tools of its own time.  I was just waiting on that perfect piece...

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

These are a few of my favorite things...

It's hard to say that phrase without having the tune of Julie Andrews singing in your mind!  Listing your favorite things is such a succinct way to get an idea of someone's style.  So, to give you some insight at what you can find in my house, my booth at the Oxbow, or in the upcoming house shows, here is my list of favorite things.

Sunday, November 25, 2012

"I'm Wyma and I'm a JUNKie"

"I'm Wyma and I'm a JUNKie," was my answer to a Bible study's leader's get-to-know-you question.  When you answer your pastor's wife with an insinuation like that, you know that the world of collecting from time's past has taken hold.  What started out as a weekend pastime with my mother 45 years ago has led me to the endless pursuit of the next treasure at flea markets, estate sales, or even the corner dumpster.

A Logo Makes You Official

I have always been one to do things the "right" way.  I consider myself up for new things and like to think that I'm an old-er gal that can still learn new tricks (ie: learning how to blog).  But, after about 30 seconds of playing around in Microsoft Word (I hear a gasp from all of the seasoned graphic artists), I knew that there was no way I could create a custom logo for Wyma & Co that would ever be considered "right."