::Making simple things beautiful::

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Number Love

 Hello hello!  I just wanted to share a couple of the things I am taking down to my space today.  I gave this little chair another makeover, one that I think is so very cute.  I have really been loving all of this numbered canvas so I used some on the chair seat.           

I also made another slip covered foot stool last night.  These have been really popular and sell quickly, so we will see how long this one lasts.  Someday I will make one for myself.

I love the curvy little feet poking out.

And finally, a close up of the number 2.  I had a hard time choosing the number for it but I decided the two was just the ticket.  

That is it for now, I am off to the Antique Mall.  I have a few great posts coming up, and finally some house tours.  I am so excited to share the homes of other vintage lovers!

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Pink peonies and a fabulous door

Ok, you busted me.  I still haven't found my long legged bff a proper home yet, or the photo shoot she deserves.  I have been busy busy.  This afternoon I painted for a dear friend of mine, and tonight I helped out my sweet sister in law with some work.  Despite the full to the brim day, I wanted to share a teaser of some of my most favorite pictures.

This fabulously pink chippy medicine cabinet door is one of my new treasures.  It is all but forcing me to bring pink down the hallway into the living room.  What is stopping me you ask?  The wonderful rust colored wool rug that was a $15 garage sale find that just happens to look as though I shopped for months for it to perfectly match my living room.  Sigh.  You know I am not the matchy matchy type, so you can rest assured that this pink mirror will work itself in to the LR somehow. (I have some ideas brewing)

It is pretty great right?  Even if pink is not your thing, you have to love it.

My father in law is watering and feeding the chickens for his neighbor for the next month and they have the most gorgeous garden I have ever been in.  I can't even count how many peony bushes they have.  (Well I could, but you get the point)  There they were, just begging to come home with me, and I couldn't deny them that right.  I love them paired with my mirror. I might cry when it comes time to throw them out.

Antique glass knob=LOVE

Forgive me for my rambling on about a mirror but I do love it and I am very very tired so that is the kind of post you get tonight.  Until next time-B

Sunday, June 19, 2011

The most beautiful ladder you will ever lay eyes on

I haven't had time to do a proper shoot with my new bff, but I just can't keep it all to myself so here is a sneak peek.  I haven't found her a permanent home as of yet but I plan on making that my goal for tomorrow.  I have had this ladder in my head for literally weeks, and somehow the stars of fate aligned and the universe made it mine...all mine.  I was a bit perturbed when I hauled this 108" mamma jamma into the house only to discover that she couldn't stand up due to my ridiculously short ceilings.  It was uber painful, but I had to employ my husband to hack off a couple feet from the end.  I did shed a tear or two, but now I can enjoy her in two rooms.  Without further ado, drum roll please, meet my new pretty (her longer portion anyway).

And just to add interest, I thought I would throw in a picture of the foot stool I slip covered last night.  Gotta keep things interesting around here ya know.

I am off to visit with my man for the remainder of this lovely Father's Day night.  Stay tuned for more on the ladder.

Missing my Vintage Market visits

 I just finished sewing a slip cover for another foot stool so I thought I would pop in and share pictures of a couple of new things.  I have to be quick tonight (for real this time), so I won't do a whole lot of typing.

This wreath was given to me by one of my very favorite Vintage Market customers.  She came in pretty regularly to check the shop out and to visit.  She loved to share pictures and stories of her grandchildren, and she introduced me to her daughter's blog,

It is a fun read, and she always has great pictures of her own home to share.  You know how I love to peek in on people's houses!

I have been thoroughly enjoying my time at home with my kids, but I do miss all of my visits at the shop.  I met so many wonderful women, many of whom I miss dearly and hope to see more of in the future.

Back to the topic at hand, I love the wreath, then again I do have a bit of a love affair with anything twiggy.

I also got this sweet chippy plant stand from her.  I am just realizing that I never got a full shot of it!  I guess I was distracted and definitely in a rush so please forgive me.  If your heart desires to see it in it's entirety, you may visit it at my booth ; )

I was an extra annoying neighbor and cut flowers from my neighbor's bush.  They looked oh so cute on the stand but you will never know it because I forgot to photograph it!

I am so so jazzed about some of my treasures from my adventure yesterday.  I can't wait to share but it will have to wait until next week.  As it turns out, I have quite a bit to keep me busy in the week to come but I will try to make time to post my pictures. 

Until next time, B.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Parting with chippiness is such sweet sorrow

Oh my goodness have I been distracted lately!  I feel like I have been in a decorating/creativity slump lately, which is a good thing since I have washed every last shred of laundry in my house, but bad because decorting is my favorite thing to do.  I knew it would remedy itself if I just gave it time, and it sure did.  I got the genius idea to bring the full wrought iron bed into Reese's room with hopes that she would LOVE to sleep in it, and maybe partially because I couldn't say no to the prompting from inside my head.

In it came last night, and it was a nice change in her room.  It has hardly changed since the summer before she was born, and that was TWO long years ago.  To my internal clock, that approximates 81 years: )

I still have quite a bit to finish up in there, but it was so enjoyable to dink around and see how I could switch things up.  Notice the heart boxwood wreath?  I moved it from my entryway.  I am going to have a moment of honesty here (but never again ok?).  That was completely and 100% inspired by one of my green bath towels.  Last week there was a green towel wadded up on the changing table and for just a minute, I thought it was greenery out of the corner of my eye.  And I loved the looks of it!  The wreath had to be moved.  So there you have it, the inner workings of a shop-yourhouse-aholic-mastermind.  Dirty laundry.  Genius!

That is the only clean and pretty angle of the room for now so that is all you get to see.  It is the only room in my house that is completely finished so I love being in there.  Fresh paint, new flooring, TRIM!!!!!, love.  Ahhhh someday the entire house will look this way

In other news, I had a fabulous time treasure hunting today and found some pretty adorable junk for my booth.  I say junk, but you all know I mean absolutely priceless crusty rusty treasure, the kind I almost can't part with.  Ok ok I will share already.  My most favorite, a milk paint green window frame (jealous yet?), a great huge old wooden tool caddy, a sweet sweet little chippy side table, some old chairs, a great old old table and a white twin wrought iron bed.  There is more, I just can't think of it all.  Pics to come later.  You have heard the Shakespeare quote "Parting is such sweet sorrow".  I bet he is turning over in his grave that I am using it to describe selling my old chippy junk.  Too bad Shakespeare, I just love it so much.