Monday, October 31, 2011

The excitement is building!

There is a new shopping event coming to town and we are SO exicted to be a part of it!  Treasure Spotters Market invites you to it's Grand Opening on November 5th & 6th from 9:00-5:00.  This sale will take place the first weekend of every month in McKinney. 

You can find us just east of the Historic Downtown Square at 401 E. VirginiaThere are indoor and outdoor vendors.  Enjoy heat and air conditioning in the indoor section - woohoo!  We are thrilled to be joining forces with some amazing vendors.  Check out Facebook pages for Treasure Spotters, Pocket Full of Heirlooms and Good Look to learn about just a few.

Mom and I worked on our space over the weekend.  Here is how it looked before we got started:
And after working on it for the better part of two days:

We have more furniture to bring in on Saturday before the sale opens.  All of the vendors work hard all month to bring you the best in antique, vintage, repurposed and just plain awesome finds!  Don't miss out - be some of the first to shop this exciting new event!


Sunday, October 30, 2011

Mark Your Calendars - November Events!

Get ready friends - November is busting at the seams with shopping events!

November 3rd-6th
First Monday Trade Days
Canton, Texas

November 5th
Holiday Open House
When Pigs Fly
Golden Triangle Mall
Denton, Texas

November 5th & 6th
Grand Opening of Treasure Spotters Market!
401 E. Virginia
McKinney, Texas

November 10th-13th
Neath the Wreath
presented by the Junior League of Collin County
Plano Centre
Plano, Texas

November 12th & 13th
Buchanan's Market
Dallas Market Center - North Hall
Dallas, Texas

November 16th-19th
Christmas in the Country
Preview Party on the 16th
17th-19th 8:00-5:00
Gresham Barn
Flint, Texas

November 16th-19th
Mistletoe & Magic
presented by the Junior League of Tyler
Harvey Convention Center
Tyler, Texas

November 16th-19th
Chi Omega Christmas Market
Dallas Convention Center
Dallas, Texas

November 18th-20th
Third Monday Trade Days
McKinney, Texas

November 25th & 26th
Old Red Lumberyard Junk Market
600 E. Louisiana
McKinney, Texas

November 26th & 27th
Buchanan's Vintage Market
Lake Pointe Shopping Center
2460 S. Stemmons (I-35)
Lewisville, Texas

November 26th & 27th
City Wide Garage Sale
Palmer Events Center
Austin, Texas

Whew! And we've got Thanksgiving in there too - have an extra slice of Southern Pecan Pie for energy!

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Updates to the Laundry Room

Our laundry room is basically a long narrow hallway that leads from the garage to the kitchen (very difficult to photograph long, narrow spaces). 
A few years ago we added beadboard to the wall along one side.  Our dog's crate took up one big corner in the space.  We couldn't add the beadboard where her crate was because it literally wouldn't fit - her crate really didn't fit either but we sort of forced it - as in had to remove the baseboard to get it in!  So, a year or so ago our dog suddenly decides she no longer wants to spend her days in the crate which she previously loved.

I finally moved the crate out and called in my beloved painter to add beadboard in that corner.  And since he was coming could he please paint the beadboard and the walls.  I went with Sherwin Williams Ancient Marble on the walls and I LOVE it.  These pictures don't do the color justice.

You may recognize what is now occupying that corner.   Remember the great typewriter stand from this post

The room is lighter and brighter.  I really wanted to keep it simple so a bunch of my previous decor didn't go back into the space.
Now, if you are looking at these pictures and thinking to yourself "it looks pretty full of decor if you ask me" - just take a look at all the items that didn't make the cut:
Yes, I have enough to outfit a couple more laundry rooms!

Isn't it amazing how clean spaces feel with a fresh coat of paint?  I'm loving my updated laundry room!

Monday, October 24, 2011

It all began with a fifty-cent purchase

A few weeks ago I picked up this old book at a garage sale for fifty-cents.  The cover was missing and I didn't even look inside to see the title.  I bought it with plans to make a book-page wreath.

I pulled the book out last night because I needed a few book pages for a little project I was working on.  I opened it up and saw this:
I know it's hard to read - it says HOMES OF AMERICAN AUTHORS, DATED 1854.

It includes chapters on authors such as Bryant, Emerson, Longfellow, Hawthorne and many more.  The most amazing part is that the book has illustrations of the breathtaking homes!
These pages are on a thicker paper and show their age beautifully.

I wanted to make some type of art using these illustrations and I came up with this:
I embellished the corners of the old window with these half-spindles that I painted:

I'm trying to decide if I might want to embellish further - perhaps with antique lace and buttons...I'll keep you posted!

Thursday, October 20, 2011

One last October event to share

Hi friends.  I decided to do a quick post because I was afraid you would miss this if I added it to my original October events post:

Saturday, October 29th
8:00am - 3:00pm
The Red Shed
317 Church St.
Grapevine, Texas

And it benefits Breast Cancer research.  Happy shopping!

Monday, October 17, 2011

Random Cuteness

Those of you who know me know how much I adore our dog, Riley.  She truly brings such joy to each day!  She has some quirky habits - even more so with age.  One is that she is rarely without one of her stuffed animals.  I thought I'd share a couple of pictures so you can see the cuteness for yourself.
She loves to use her stuffed animals as pillows.

And they are good to have around at naptime.

I know it's hard to tell from these pictures but she is actually a great bird dog.  She is a Vizsla for those wondering - a fantastic breed.  Riley is 7 years old and the whole family is crazy about her.  Son #1 will be college-bound in the Fall and he already talks about how much he is going to miss her!

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Need some wall decor?

We are overloaded with wall decor at our booth in Grapevine Antique Mall!  I took these pictures a couple of weeks ago.  Some of these items have already sold but more treasures have taken their place!
I love the Cottage Home sign.  The Tea Room sign has sold.

We've got some great shabby floral prints.

The large mirror has sold but it's been replaced with another great mirror.
There is also a huge Anniversay Sale going on at Lonestar Antique Mall in Haltom City.  Come shop us and our friends at these two great Antique Malls!