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Friday, May 30, 2014

Sweet Night Stand

Good Morning!

Summer will officially begin around 10:30 am today.  My girls will finish their exams and the 6:00 am alarm will officially be forgotten for a few months.

We have a great schedule - work, play, trips, relaxation and lots of fun.  
Let's see how excited I am in July when they tell me how bored they are!

But before I can enjoy time with them, I will be in the shoppe today and tomorrow.
I am excited to catch up with customers, finish some custom work and as always - rearrange a bit!

I recently finished and delivered a unique piece to the shoppe.

I finished this cutie in Maison Blanche Sugar Cane.  It has the slightest bit of blue and is so light and sweet.  She is finished with light distressing to highlight the details and clear wax.

I love all her details.

A little surprise was hidden behind the door.
It is copper lined.  


We have no clue.

But it is pretty cool.

We scrubbed the copper down, but left it as found.

This cutie is in the shoppe, along with many summer treasures, gifts, lake items and 
gifts and so many other goodies.

TODAY:  11-4

Have a great weekend!

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Ornate Dresser for Sale

It's pretty rare that I put an unfinished piece of furniture in the shoppe. 
When I bought this, I could visualize it painted in every color.
Unfortunately, I couldn't narrow it down.

I am offering it unpainted.  I am also happy to custom paint it. 
It's in perfect shape and has the most amazing detail I have seen.  
I would love to wax it and highlight all the details.  Swoon.

The mirror is beautifully ornate.

It's in the shoppe and is a must see.

12:00 - 6:00.

In addition to the furniture and summer goodies, we have many teacher gifts!

Have a great day!


Wednesday, May 28, 2014

New in the Shoppe

I am excited to have the shoppe open today!  We moved a few new goodies in that I know you will love.  Restyled furniture, treasures I have found, new textiles - grain sack table runners, tea towels, pillows and more.

We are open 11:00 - 4:00 today.

Here's a sampling of the shoppe...

This beauty is finished in Maison Blanche Creme de Menthe. It's a soft color that will go in any decor.  Perfect in an entry, as a side table, night stand.  Anywhere you need a pop of color.

This baby was finished in MB Sugar Cane.  It has the softest touch of blue/gray.
The detail on this is exceptional and the copper inside makes it a unique find.

Lake and beach living are the theme in he front room.  
An old farm table, shutters, signs, gifts, and 
soft colors in blues, greens and yellows dominate this room.

I have a few other gems and some treasures that you must see!

Open 11:00 - 4:00 today.
Fully stocked on Maison Blanche Paint & Products.



Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Dining Table Redo

Hello All!
I'm back from a long weekend of soccer.  My bed never felt so good and I was only gone one night!  The long days were exciting and fun, hot and long.  I loved it all, but am happy to be home.

We are in the home stretch toward summer.  This is the last week of school!  
The end of school has lead to many custom projects as people prepare their homes for graduation, summer guests or just need a change.

Before I got ready for the 8 soccer games this weekend, I completed an 8 foot dining table for a lady.  She has great style and is bold in her decorating style.  
The dated wood table (extra shiny) didn't fit her look.
Maison Blanche -Wrought Iron (black) to the rescue.

I set up shop in the den.

 I flipped this large table numerous times to get the legs and apron painted.
 It is a drop leaf table with two leaves.  When we dropped the leaves to move it to the garage, we determined we needed to paint the underside.  Back in the den it went.

To finish it off, we used Lime Wax in black.  
It deepened the color, added a richness and then I buffed it to a high sheen.

My house has since been cleaned and I have returned to the garage for my projects!

Have a great day!

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Ladder Love

I love old ladders.  Tall, short, skinny or wide - I love them all.

Apparently, so do our customers!

I grab them when I find them and most land in the shoppe.

This past weekend my sister-in-law was pickin' and called me about a 3-piece ladder.  I couldn't visualize her description and the price was a bit high.

I debated and finally pulled the trigger.

Thank Goodness I got it!

It's ah-mazing!

It hooks together.  

Hubby is 6 feet tall (so he says).  This ladder is TALL.

It's beautifully shabby and has metal grips on the bottom.  

It would be perfect for a double great room, which I no longer have, so it's going to the shoppe!

Trust me, this baby is ah-mazing!

Open today!  
I will be in the shoppe 12:00 - 5:45*, then off to a 6:00 choir concert.


Wednesday, May 21, 2014

The Shoppe

We are open today! 

One of my favorite restyled pieces found its forever home recently, 
so we brought in some new goodies!

Here's a little look at our restyled shoppe.

This little farm table is OLD and fabulous!  Just as found.

This vintage dresser was a major score.
Dry brushed and dressed with vintage pulls, she is a beauty!

I grabbed the old blue bench as soon as I spied her.  Perfect for indoors or out.

We are so excited to have locally made stationary in the shoppe.  Bridget does wonderful work and has an extensive selection for grads, teachers, friends, thank you's - 
she makes something for every occasion.

Open today 11:00 - 4:00.


Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Kids Classes in the Shoppe

We have added many classes in the shoppe!
Ladies are loving our Pinterest Parties and now we have added kids Pinterest Parties!
We did a test run with 8 girls.  
They walked over from school and spent time making a 
Mother's Day gift under Kathy's careful direction.


They sanded, stained, Mod Podged, glued and wrapped it up.

Now we are expanding our classes.

ELEMENTARY (ages 7-10) 
June 13 10:00 - 11:30  SOLD OUT
June 26 12:00 - 2:00  $20
We will be making picture frames.

June 27 10:00 - 12:00 $25
We will be making a chicken wire frame to hold jewelry.

Let's not forget Momma...

Monogrammed Burlap Wreath - only 2 spots left
Thursday, June 5  6:00 - 8:00

Another date!
Monogrammed Burlap Wreath
Thursday, June 19  6:00 - 8:00

Beginner Workshop 
Saturday, June 14, Noon-3:00

Advanced Workshop
Thursday, June 12, 6:00 - 8:30

You can RSVP to: or (614) 402-4103.

In the meantime, we will be delivering goodies to the shoppe today.  
Just in time for you to shop tomorrow when we open at 11:00.


Monday, May 19, 2014

Successful Pickin' Trips

I must start with a grateful thank you to all our new shoppers this weekend!  
It was fabulous to have so many new and loyal friends pop in the shoppe during Founders Day.

Because of a busy week, we have been pickin'!  As you all know, this gal loves the hunt!

 Friday resulted in a loaded van.  So many goodies!
Saturday night resulted in some amazing finds - picked right from the barn.

While we were busy with things on Saturday, my sister-in-law was pickin' for me. 
She knows what I like and the results were awesome.
Ladders, tables, mirrors and two pristine pull down maps.  LOVE!
But one of the best finds she discovered was this old crate.

Wolcottville is a tiny town in Indiana and happens to be where our lake house is located.  
What are the odds?  It's a keeper!

Today and tomorrow I will be unloading, cleaning and getting the goods in the shoppe.

The week is off to a great start!

Friday, May 16, 2014

Shoppe Info

When this post arrives via email, we will be in our car headed to the Springfield Extravaganza!  It's been a while since I attended a show/flea market.  I look forward to scoring some treasures and gathering inspiration.

We've been staying busy in the shoppe and with our Pinterest Parties.  The custom projects have been pouring in - everyone needs their goodies restyled for graduation.  That leaves little time for pickin'.  That changes today!

The shoppe is open today 11:00 - 4:00 and is fully stocked with a ton of restyled treasures.  Our candle of the month is stocked Pomegranate.  Yum!
Handmade baby gifts and new items.

Charms are a sweet gift.

The Wreath Pinterest Party is back!
June 5, 6-8
Deadline May 23. to reserve your spot.

Tomorrow is Founders Day in New Albany.  It's a great celebration with lots of activities for the kids.
The parade passes by our shoppe, so the road will be closed 11:00 - 12:00.

We are open and parking is available in the rear of the shoppe.

Join us for this fun day!
Open Saturday 10:00 - 3:00.

Have a great weekend.