Vintage Keys…

I finally finished this set of vintage keys.  They’ve been sitting in the garage, waiting, for me to decide just what to do with them.
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They were kind of boring and dated, huh? Like most of my pieces, they had to “evolve”.

After:
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I used a wash of Annie Sloan Chalk Paints® in Old White and Florence. *To do a “wash” add a little water to your paint, if the paint starts to cover too much, just add water to your paint brush and wipe off the excess.* I think Florence gives a lovely patina!
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I then added a little gilding wax to the Fleur de Lis and finished with ASCP Clear Wax.   They are for sale on my “Shop” page!

Like always, if you have any questions email me at therusticlantern@gmail.com – Have a fabulous day!

– Sarah

The Mason Shaker

No, it’s not a new Southern dance, it’s a cocktail shaker!  I stumbled upon The Mason Shaker while browsing for a Father’s Day gift.

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Cute huh?  This shaker has some sweet Southern charm.  I could totally see one of these shaking up some serious cocktails at a Rustic Barn Wedding.  They [barn weddings] seem to be the current rage for brides this year. I’ve attended two in the past month.  Not planning a rustic wedding? Maybe a Derby party?  Living in the Louisville area, I’ve grown accustomed to the entire city eating, drinking, breathing – The Kentucky Derby!  How fun would it be to shake your Mint Julep in a Mason jar?

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From the site:

Inspired by the classic southern icon, the Mason Jar, the Mason Shaker is a unique four-piece Mason Jar cocktail shaker that harkens to American eras past.

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Yeah…think I might have to get the DH one for Father’s Day.  Wink wink 😉  What are your thoughts?  Do you think this sassy little shaker is perfect for your Summer shindig?

– Sarah

*Wanted to add that I am not receiving any endorsements, just like the product and wanted to share.