Tuesday, June 4, 2013

New Circus Toy...and Front Door!

More Circus Summer Fun!

German Tin Litho Ferris Wheel
I found it yesterday at Sandy Antique Mall.
Now I have to collect more...lol!
Detail of Riders...the colors are so bright and happy!
The key was included and it works...turns like a charm!

Patriotic/Circus Front Door 
Still a work in progress...lol!
Lots of burlap and red/white/blue thingamajigs.

Closer View

Circus Wreath.
Antique Elephant Bread Board was a gift from my fun friend
Burlap ribbon...and bows made from torn strips of fabric.
Mod Podge paper mache stars.
Kinda busy-looking...but I'm getting fond of it.

I made four circus poster plaques...

...and four clown plaques. 
No scary clowns allowed!

Aren't these the tackiest flowers ever?
And don't you just love them?
I have a hard time finding red/white/blue flowers...these were from Walmart.
Happy Summer Decorating!
Some Circus Posters...Enjoy!



ImagiMeri said...

Love, love that tin toy.......eeeeeeeeegads I wish I could find goodies like that, especially that don't break the bank.


Sandy McClay said...

WOW....I have always loved tin toys! That Ferris wheel looks perfect! I wish I had the energy to do banners like around your front door....


Very sweet ferris wheel! I think my hubby would love it too!
LOVE your front door! Very FUN,inviting and colorful!

Pollyanna said...

The Ferris Wheel is a definite find ... Perfect and such great colors. The elephant board turned out charmingly, I think that the burlap was the perfect accent to help tie it in with all the great colors!! You never, no never, cease to amaze me! :-)

chris mckinley said...

Love your front door!!! The Ferris Wheel is the best...so different!!!

Patti said...

A few years ago I saw several tin toys like this at HomeGoods - and I didn't buy them! Can you believe that!!! I thought I had too much stuff already. What was I thinking!!! I love your door, all your decorations, and your tin toy!

Tammy's in Love said...

The Circus World Museum is right outside of the Wisconsin Dells, I'm thinkin' you might need one more trip to the upper midwest to go there. The restored circus wagons are beyond description!!! Love the graphics and your FERRIS WHEEL, you find a Merry Go Round and I'm on the way to Utah!

Erica of Golden Egg Vintage said...

WOW! Who wouldn't want to walk through that front door????? How fun!
And the Ferris Wheel is fabulous. I'm so happy that you found it.
Love the beetle on the ball poster the best!
Thanks for showing us Shirley,
Erica :)

The Faerie Factory said...

What an amazing ferris wheel and the door looks wonderful. So bright and colourful and so many things to look at. Your posts are always so joyful... Sarah x

~Damita's Pretty Wrap~ said...

What a very fun new circus toy!! Your front door is so cute and fun looking!! Happy Wednesday! xo Holly

TammysVintage Finds said...

I love your front door garland! It is awesome! The tin toy is pretty outstanding too.

vintage grey said...

Shirley I love your front door and the ferris wheel is so neat!! Have a great week! xo Heather

Patti M said...

Wow the farris wheel is amazing...such detail...very nice posters...it's creepy but the bug one is my favoite! LOL!....Patti M:)

vivian said...

looks like youre having fun there Shirley! I have to say I carried those walmart flowers around in my cart the other day thinking about what I was going to do with them, then ended up putting them back. You make me want to go back for them! lol!
maybe I will.
have a great day

Dorothy Crutchfield said...

Awesome Ferris Wheel, and I LOVE your fun front door!!

DearHelenHartman said...

What a happy, happy post! Those flowers are tacky but in the best way. And that Ferris wheel is just too darling. I can see that being addictive.