Monday, August 29, 2011

September Events!

Mark your calendars friends - September is jam-packed with wonderful shopping opportunities!

September 1st
LaurieAnna's Fall Serendipity Market
Canton, Texas

September 1st - 4th
First Monday Trade Days
Canton, Texas

September 3rd - 4th
City-Wide Garage Sale
Palmer Events Center
Austin, Texas

September 10th - 11th
Buchanan's Vintage Market
Dallas Market Hall
Dallas, Texas

September 16th - 17th
Old Red Lumberyard Junk Market
McKinney, Texas

September 16th - 18th
Third Monday Trade Days
McKinney, Texas

September 17th - 18th
Huntsville Antique Show
Walker County Fairgrounds

September 21st - October 1st
Zapp Hall Antique Show
Warrenton, Texas

September 24th
The Dallas Flea
South Side on Lamar
Dallas, Texas

September 27th
Rachel Ashwell's Book Signing
The Prairie B&B
Round Top, Texas

I'm giddy just thinking about it all!

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Sale at Red Shed Antiques!

We hit the Saturday Sale at Red Shed Antiques in Grapevine this morning.  They opened up bright and early at 8:00am and there was a line of anxious women waiting at the door!

They had so many wonderful things and lots of French items which you know I adore!

The Red Shed ladies are gifted in the art of display and they create beautiful vignettes.
And the icing on our antique, shabby cake was that we purchased the new issue of Flea Market Style!
Hope you all had a wonderful Saturday!

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Vintage Industrial

Vintage Industrial (Gina - did I get your attention?) is everywhere these days.  Pottery Barn, Restoration Hardware and all over blogland.  I must admit I love the look.  If you've been following my blog for long you know that I added a fantastic antique Lineberry furniture cart to my living room earlier this year.  There's just something about the metal and wood together...which is why I was so thrilled to find this treasure this week:
A wonderful old typing stand but with a wood top!

The design of the legs and casters is awesome.  There is a lever and when released the legs are stationary on the ground.  When you push the lever the casters lower and it rolls freely.

I just love the wood and metal combination.  I stained the top (it was in sad shape) but left the vintage metal completely as I found it.   Do you love this look as much as I do?

Monday, August 22, 2011

Something adorable in our fridge!

Hubby and Son #1 both love boiled eggs.  I'll boil 5-6 at a time and wrap them individually in saran wrap so they can take them on the go.  I came across this in a shop the other day and had to have it.
I boiled some eggs tonight and loved having a special place for them in the fridge.
I know I'm silly, but sometimes the smallest things bring me such joy!

Saturday, August 20, 2011

The Help

I took my mom to see The Help and we both loved it.  You'll laugh and cry.  You'll feel mad, sad and glad.

In addition to the moving story you'll also enjoy seeing the gorgeous Southern homes - inside and out.  Oh the porches! And as a personal side note - I love, love the car that Stuart drives off in when he leaves Skeeter.  And the Southern cooking on display - my goodness you'll wish you could pull up a chair!

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

What I can't wait to paint

I scored this awesome table at a thrift store today.  I simply cannot wait to paint it!  Check out the wonderful shape.  It's about 16 x 34 - a great size.
Lots of great detail.

I'm thinking white & shabby - what do you think?

Friday, August 12, 2011

Moved in at Lonestar Antique Mall!

Last Saturday & Sunday mom and I got all moved in to our new space at Lonestar Antique Mall in Haltom City.
These pictures were taken on Saturday and it actually changed quite a bit after our work on Sunday.

We already sold one set of shutters, but we still have the ones shown in this photo.
We are so excited to be joining other great vendors and blog friends like Denis of Ruby Grace's and Gina of 3 Ring Cottage!  

You can still find us in the Grapevine Antique Mall as well - come shop with us soon!

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

A little burst of craft energy

Typically my craft projects are completed in the winter - when the days are short and we spend more time indoors.  But I just completed a small craft project that went like this:

I stopped at a garage sale on my way to work one recent Friday morning and bought these notecards -cute right?

Each package contained 10 blank notecards and they were $0.10 each.  At the time I really just thought I might use them - I do send lots of handwritten notes - something we should all do more of, but I digress...

So, later that same weekend I was cleaning up my work area in the garage.  I came across a stack of three unfinished wood plaques that I had picked up at a garage sale several months ago.  The second I saw them the project came to me.  I have to admit that this doesn't happen to me as often as I wish it did - much of my "creativity" is copied.

I painted each plaque with one coat of Kilz and two coats of black paint.  Then I glued the notecard (top half only) to the plaque using Mod Podge.  I wiped it all down with wipe-on poly because I wanted it to be shiny.  Then I added a ribbon for hanging to each one - the ribbon is from Hobby Lobby and I loved that it had a little bling.
So that's it - I hope they will add some fun to a girl's room!