Hi folks, lately I’ve been playing a little bit like Harry Potter and hangin out under the stairs.
Although I haven’t been practicing any wizardry and such I think as far as my grandies are concerned I’ve created a bit of ‘magic’.
Inspired by the many outdoor cafes and hanging clotheslines in Portugal I turned the playhouse under the stairs into a ‘Market Café’.
You may remember this little $4 thrift find cupboard that I painted a while back. Perfect for holding things that are a must for a little café.
Necessities hang close by.
I found the little table at a thrift store also. It was a little more pricey, $15. Still, too cute to pass up. I painted it with a chevron design and added a little chair that I bought at a yard sale years ago for $2. The little stitched picture and lantern are other thrift finds.
Sitting at the table you see the sweet hanging clothesline. It’s a retractable one from the 1940’s. I bought it when we went on a road trip to ID. It was instant love when I spied it! Many of the darling baby clothes were sent to me from my blog friend, Rose.
She just mailed me a package for no particular reason. Imagine how elated I was to see these precious garments she wore as a baby!
The little sparrow I bought in Portugal.
Just in case the clothes get dirty, we have a bucket and suds close by.
This little catch all station was another thrift find for $10. I painted it Duck Egg Blue and thought I would use it in my craft room. When It really didn’t seem to work I thought I would try it in the playhouse, Bingo!
The little doll was brought back to me years ago by my MIL. It was a gift from Spain. I had it in the ‘to get rid of’ pile. After going there, she was pulled right back out!
Food waiting to be served.
On the outside I painted a few faux brick and stenciled the sign on an old chippy fence rail.
A couple years ago I bought the shutters at a yard sale for $1. I painted them blue and put them on a shelf in my living room. When I found that they fit the window perfectly I knew they had found a new home! The little ones are loving it at the small café under the stairs. I even find a big one hanging out there now and then.
You know we’re never to old to pretend!
And here’s a picture I took in Portugal of a little market café. Just realized I used the word little an awful lot in this post. lol!
I will be sharing with these fun parties:
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