Monday, March 28, 2011

Guest Bedroom Changes

I've been wanting to paint the headboard & footboard in our guest bedroom for quite awhile now.  My best friend stayed with us recently and when I stripped the bed to wash the sheets I thought to myself "what a perfect time to go ahead and paint!".

I don't have a true "before" picture but you can catch a glimpse of the honey-colored footboard in this post.  I used a cream-colored paint and then very lightly added a light green in trim areas - I wiped it so the color is faint.















































I'm so happy with the result and wish I had done this project a long time ago!

Monday, March 21, 2011

Upcoming Events!

Mark your calendars friends...

March 24 - April 3
Warrenton Antique Fair

March 25 - April 2
Zapp Hall Antique Show

March 29 - April 2
Marburger Farms Antique Show

March 31 - April 3
Canton First Monday

April 14 - April 16
Gresham Barn Sale

April 16 - April 17
Old Red Lumberyard Antique & Vintage Sale
McKinney, Texas
See their Facebook page for details

So many great shopping options!

Monday, March 14, 2011

Hi Ho Silver - Part Two

About a month ago I shared pictures of my new (old) barley twist tea cart that displays many of my silver plate pieces.  I mentioned then that I would soon have another display for the rest of my collection.


I found this plate rack on ebay and it's now hanging in our dining room.  I love the bottom shelf that is larger and doesn't have the crosspiece - perfect for displaying these items!














My inspiration for this display came from Patina Green - a wonderful shop on the Square in McKinney, Texas.  Check out this photo from the shop that Kaci posted:

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This rack is very large - unfortunately I didn't have the space to accommodate it.  But isn't it just awesome?!  Look at all of the salt/pepper sets on that bottom shelf - love!

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Short Notice

Sorry for the short notice on this one:

Old Red Lumberyard Antique & Vintage Sale
Saturday, March 12th 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sunday, March 13th 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

600 E. Louisiana
McKinney, TX 75069


It snuck up on me too - there is still time to go tomorrow!  Hope you have all had a wonderful Saturday!

Friday, March 11, 2011

Bunches of Benches

Happy Friday friends!  I've been painting quite a few benches and I wanted to share pictures.





Love the variety - this has been a fun diversion from furniture!

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Dining with Shimmer

Back in January I showed you these chairs that I painted for a client.  Then I located the perfect fabric for the seats and painted the matching table.  My client had the seats recovered and placed the dining set in her shop beautifully.  Take a look:





































I can't wait for this gorgeous ensemble to make it's way to someone's home and add shimmer to their dining room!

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Favorite Purchases

A couple of posts ago I shared photos of LaurieAnna's gorgeous shoppe in Canton.  Now, I'll show you a few of my favorite purchases from that visit:

This plate rack was by far my favorite find!  Two of the plates in the rack also came from LaurieAnna's.












I got this wreath that I hung on the door of our antique secretary that stays open.













I got these glass bottles and added them to my shelf that was purchased at LaurieAnna's the last time we were there.












And I got this vintage button ring from Dee Dee Style.  I think the top button is a Boy Scout button and it says "BE PREPARED" - I just love it!

Monday, March 7, 2011

And the winner is...

The randomly drawn winner of my giveaway is Tonja of Woods Olde Homestead!  Congrats Tonja!  Please e-mail me with your shipping address and I'll get your treasures from Laurie Anna's sent right away.

Thanks again for Following!

Thursday, March 3, 2011

100th Post, Laurie Anna's & a Giveaway!

Settle in my friends this one is chock full o'good stuff!  First, it's my 100th blog post!  I'm still new to blogging but already it has opened up a whole world of inspiration and friendship.  Sincere thanks to those who have been following me and leaving comments!

One of you is going to be so lucky that my 100th post just happened to coincide with Laurie Anna's 3rd Annual Serendipity Market - because that's where I purchased my fabulous giveaway!  We'll get to the giveway in a bit, first let's take a look at Laurie Anna's amazing shoppe.


Mom and I headed out of town at noon today.  We walked in the shoppe and were greeted by the most gracious hostess - Laurie Anna herself!  And right then it hit me - that is precisely what makes her shoppe so amazing - she views her customers as her special guests. 

She invites us into her 5,000 square foot "home" once a month and makes sure it is a memorable experience.  Her artform for display is like no other that I've seen.  She makes every inch beautiful from floor to ceiling (literally).  You'll see layer upon layer upon layer of gorgeous creativity in every direction.
We spent over 2 hours in the shoppe (and we really aren't lollygaggers).  I paid for my finds and then found two more treasures I hadn't noticed the first 12 passes I had made in that same area.  Truth be told - this is not the first time I've had to hit the registers more than once at Laurie Anna's!


As you walk through the shoppe the ideas just start flowing.  You think of ways to add character to your home that you would have never thought of before.  Laurie Anna provides the tools and the inspiration to make our spaces more appealing.  You should hear the comments that shoppers make as they take it all in!

As you can see, the lighting and architectural details are to-die-for!


Thank you Laurie Anna for allowing me to share these photos - we had a wonderful time in your shoppe!

NOW FOR A LOOK AT MY FABULOUS GIVEAWAY!

A wonderful linen table runner, a lavender sachet and a tiny frame with birds all from Laurie Anna's!

Here are the rules for the GIVEAWAY:
1.  You must be/become a Follower of my blog to enter
2.  Leave me a comment on this post 
3.  Please note I can only ship to a United States address
4.  You may enter until midnight CST on Sunday, March 6th
5.  The winner will be chosen randomly and I'll announce on Monday, March 7th

Good Luck!



Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Garden Bench

I painted this little bench tonight after Son #1's baseball game. Don't you think it would be a great addition to a sunroom, covered porch or garden?




















Have I mentioned that I'm so ready for Spring?