Sunday, September 30, 2012

Mark Your Calendars - October Events!

Hi friends!  Cooler temps and lots of shopping events in October!

September 28th-October 6th
Warrenton Show
Round Top, Texas
See this post and this one for more info.

October 2nd-6th
Marburger Farms Antique Show
350+ Dealers on 43 acres
Round Top, Texas
See posts here and here for more info.

October 6th & 7th
Bowie Trade Days
422 Decatur St.
Bowie, Texas

October 12th & 13th
Homestead Antique Fair
Hico, Texas

October 12th-14th
Third Monday Trade Days
Highway 380
McKinney, Texas

October 17th-20th
Gresham Barn Fall Sale
Flint, Texas (near Tyler)
See Jodi's blog for all the details!

October 19th & 20th
Old Red Lumberyard Market
600 E. Louisiana - just East of the Historic Downtown Square
McKinney, Texas

October 19th & 20th
Treasure Spotters Market
401 E. Virginia - just East of the Historic Downtown Square
McKinney, Texas

October 19th-21st
Fredericksburg Trade Days
at Sunday Farms
9:00-6:00 Fri & Sat
9:00-4:00 Sun
Fredericksburg, Texas

October 20th
Parking Lot Sale
Antique Gallery Antique Mall
Lewisville, Texas

October 20th & 21st
Buchanan's Vintage Market
2460 S. Stemmons
Lewisville, Texas

October 20th & 21st
City-Wide Garage Sale
Palmer Events Center
Austin, Texas

If you have an event you would like for me to post please e-mail me the details!

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Pallet Art

Have you noticed the recent surge in pallet art?  The web, Pinterest and Etsy are all full of pallet art ideas! 
I just completed my first pallet art project and I started out simple.  No major construction - just painting.  I made this for our friends and the size pallet I had worked out perfectly for the size of their family! 
The large top board displays the family name.  The large bottom board is the year our friends got married.  And then each member of the family has their own board and each is a different color.  The white pieces of paper that you see will be filled with photos.  A larger one of mom & dad and then smaller photos for each child.
This was fun to make and I think it will be fun for them to have in their home!
I have other pallets waiting so stay tuned for more pallet art...

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Antique Alley - Favorite Find!

Hi friends - hope you have had a great weekend!  Mom and I shopped the Antique Alley sale today in and around Cleburne.  This sale is held twice a year and we shopped it back in April too - see that post here
We have this tradition after a big shopping trip to tell each other our favorite find.  I thought I'd share today's favorite find with all of you too.
Isn't this a great wire display?  I added the "vintage" banner and also embellished the original advertising lables with burlap and lace.
And check it out loaded up with architectural goodness!

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Cute, Easy & Cheap!

How's that for a title?  I'm talking about a Halloween craft!  This one is super easy and great for kids. 

My supply list:
Unbleached Coffee Filters (8-12 cup size)
Scrapbook Papers
Ribbon or Tulle

There are countless variations and you could also spell out FALL, AUTUMN or TRICK/TREAT.

Go try it and have FUN!

Friday, September 21, 2012

Chantilly - the 8-Drawer Dresser

Yes, I named this 8-drawer dresser Chantilly because her details remind me of lace.

This was a custom job for my mother-in-law.  I used Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Linen and Old Ochre.  I applied dark wax to the entire piece.  The hardware is original.

Monday, September 17, 2012

Baseball & Tomball

We traveled to the Houston-area this weekend for our youngest son's baseball tournament.  The games were played near Tomball which I have never visited even though I used to work in Houston (about 12 years ago).  Tomball had several antique stores and there was time on Saturday afternoon to check them out.

I loved these metal chairs - they were not old, but perfect around a farm table.

A couple of cute shops one block off of Main St.
And now a first for my blog - sharing a photo that I took in a public restroom - don't worry it's clean!  This was taken at Harris County Smokehouse in Tomball.

The boys did awesome, making it to the Championship game on Sunday afternoon.  We were tired and grouchy this morning but it was a great weekend!

Monday, September 10, 2012

Meet Florence and Happy Blogiversary!

Have you met Florence yet - the new color of Annie Sloan Chalk Paint?  It's bold.  I tried it out on this little table that I picked up at Goodwill.

After 2 coats of Florence

After sanding and dark wax.

And Happy 2nd Blogiversary to Southern Charm Cottage!  My first post was September 2nd, 2010!  I was laughing at myself because that first month I posted 25 times!  I'm lucky to do 7 posts a month now!  Thanks so much to my friends and followers - your comments make my day!

Friday, September 7, 2012

Reading, Halloween-Inspired Treats & Industrial Chic

It was either that title or "Random, Random & Random"...just a quick post with a mix of things I'm up to lately. 

I'm super excited to read both of these:

These are my first Halloween treats that I made for my office.  The mix is peanuts, candy corn, Chex rice cereal and Reece's pieces.

And I did a little makeover on this industrial stool.  I purchased it at a recent Estate Sale and it was a total man stool out in the garage.  Now it's a total chic stool and I happen to think it's adorable - love the mix of industrial and soft floral.

That's all for now - have a great weekend!

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Mark Your Calendars - September Events!

September snuck up on me and I'm a little late getting this post done!

August 30th - September 2nd
First Monday Trade Days
Canton, Texas

September 1st & 2nd
City Wide Garage Sale
Palmer Events Center
Austin, Texas

September 7th - 9th
Second Monday Trade Days
Bowie, Texas

September 14th & 15th
Treasure Spotters Market
401 E. Virginia - just East of the historic downtown square
McKinney, Texas

September 14th & 15th
Old Red Lumberyard Market
600 E. Louisiana - just East of the historic downtown square
McKinney, Texas

September 14th - 16th
Third Monday Trade Days
Highway 380
McKinney, Texas

September 14th - 16th
Fredericksburg Trade Days
at Sunday Farms
Fredericksburg, Texas

September 15th
The Dallas Flea
1409 South Lamar St.
Dallas, Texas

September 15th & 16th
Huntsville Antique Show
Walker County Fairgrounds
Huntsville, Texas

September 15th & 16th
Buchanan's Vintage Market
2460 S. Stemmons
Lewisville, Texas

September 21st - 23rd
Antique Alley Show
Grandview to Cleburne & beyond
Whipp Farm

September 24th - October 6th
Old Henry Farm at Round Top
2012 Fall Show
2000 N. State Hwy. 237
Round Top, Texas

Wow - that's a bunch of shopping events - HAVE FUN!