Tuesday, April 30, 2013

What's been selling in my booth...

I thought I would share with you what has been selling in my booth. I love finding things for my customers when I'm out and about thrifting and junkin'. Sometimes I have to touch some items up with a little paint. Sometimes they are perfect just as they are. The little boxes above are some that I painted the ever popular turquoise. That color seems to be the 'in' color now.
 The next picture is a box that I decided to paint 'pink'. Gotta have a little pink. :) Owls are very popular right now too. Anytime I see them, I snatch them up. They don't hang around very long in my booth.
 Like these cute little salt 'n pepper shakers. I sold two sets in the first week. Wish I could find some more!
 I made the chalkboard out of an old frame and painted the back with chalkboard paint. I change the message from time to time...until it sells.
These owls went really fast too. Love the colors.

I found this cute little owl key holder on one of my thriftin' trips the other day. His wings are made of copper. He probably will be grabbed up soon.

 This little owl started out a dull brown color until I got a hold of him and painted him white. He only sat on the shelf a couple of days and he was taken to his new home. :) With the help of my daughter. She sold him for me.
Peacocks seem to be a big thing around here too. Especially if they are this pretty.

Here are a few things from my Easter/Spring booth. A sweet blogger friend saw this picture on face book and bought the wire egg stand from me and I shipped it to her.

A few things from my Valentine's booth. Wasn't it pretty?

I once decorated everything in Victorian. Funny how my tastes have changed. I'm constantly finding things 'Victorian' in my storage shed to bring to the booth.

This sweet little St. Paddy's day tea set lasted on two days...and a little lady said she just had to have it. Each cup had a different Irish saying on it.

One of my latest finds that I added a few days ago. I thought this was the cutest pillow. Hope someone finds it irresistible soon. :)
I'm going today to re-fresh my booth a little bit and take a few more finds. Seems like when I'm not working my 'real' job, I'm still working. lol  It's fun and it's good for me too.

Hope you have a blessed day!

Monday, April 29, 2013

Pretty little hutch

One of my goals this year is to clean out my storage sheds. So far I've been doing pretty good. This little hutch had been in storage for about two years. Finally got around to painting it and 'finding' a home for it in the cottage. (That was the hard part) :) This is the 'before' picture. I got it moved inside and actually painted it in there....in the dining room. So much easier for me that way. It was a dirty off white color. The shelves inside were painted a dark hunter green. It didn't have the glass shelves when I bought it. They knocked off $20 for that so I ended up paying $40.00. I thought that was a fair price since it is a nice heavy piece.

 This is after one coat of creamy white (Heirloom Lace) paint. I use that color a lot. I even painted the hardware the same color. I love the arched glass fronts and the scroll work on the bottom cabinets. I had some glass shelves cut for it. That cost around $12.00.
This is the 'after'. I think it turned out pretty. It's perfect for displaying my carnival glass. I'm sure I will change the contents from time to time. :) Well...I have vacation time coming up soon. I wonder what I can clean out of storage next. :)

Have a great day!

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

My buffet makeover

I wanted to show you my buffet 'make-over'. This is how it looked to begin with. I've had it for many years. My dad gave it to me when I was a teenager. I thought it needed an update, even though several of my friends thought I was a little 'crazy' for painting it. 

This is the 'after'. I love it. I left the top of if unpainted for contrast. I kept the original hardware. Didn't paint them but they do seem to look darker now. I made the chalkboard sign out of an old plastic tray that I bought at a thrift store. Here is the 'before' picture. 
 I just painted chalkboard paint right over the print that was decoupaged on the tray.

 I change the message often. Always be thankful....from Thanksgiving. Happy New Year 2013 in the top picture. The mirror above the buffet is one that I've had for many years also. It came with an old dresser that I bought on one of my 'junkin' trips. It is so heavy! I love the scalloped edges and the flowers etched around it. I think it looks so pretty in it's new spot above the buffet.

This is a picture of our Christmas tree. Here we are in April and I'm just now posting it. I am so glad to have my computer back. :)

Friday, April 19, 2013

Someboby help me, please...:)

I'm feeling 'blue' today. I have tried and tried to upload photos for days to my blog and I cannot get it to work. Don't know what is going on. If anyone out there has some 'fix it' ideas for me, I would love to hear from you.

Have a great day. :)

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

More kitchen updates

This is a little shelf that my brother-in- law made for me about 12 years ago for my little boy's nursery. I had painted it then in a denim blue and it held little teddy bears, cars, airplanes, etc. This is after a good coat of primer.
This is how it looked at Christmas. I painted it the same red as my chalkboard door that leads to the pantry. It was perfect for displaying some of our Christmas dishes.
Here are our cabinets after I painted them white. I kept them white for a year or so and loved them but decided I wanted to try to make them look 'old'. So I wiped them down with some antiquing glaze.

I really like how they turned out. The knobs were some that I bought at a discount store for only 1.00 each. Solid brass and very heavy. I sprayed them with the same 'rubbed bronze' paint that I painted the doorknob with.
Now to get the molding done....maybe soon.

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

My pantry door

This is after one coat of primer. It was looking better already!

After painting the rest of the door red. I removed the doorknob first. It was an ugly shiny brass...I sprayed it with an antique bronze spray paint. Looked so much better.

This is the finished pantry door. I love it now. It's perfect for making a shopping list or a 'To do' list....or just a little note to myself. ;)

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Perfect day for a picnic

A few months ago, we went to Natchez, Ms. for the annual balloon races. The next day on the way home we decided to stop at an old plantation home and have a picnic on the grounds. It was a beautiful place and the perfect spot for a picnic.
Garrett really enjoyed it. He loves being outside.

It was such a pretty day with the breeze blowing through the trees. I sat back and took pictures of Stevie and Garrett while they were working....imagining what it must have been like living on that plantation back in the old days.

I wanna go back to Natchez soon. It's such a pretty little city and we see something different everytime we go. Next time we plan to take our camper that we just bought and camp on the Mississippi River. I can't wait to wake up and drink coffee outside and watch the sun come up.
Hope y'all have a great day!