Archive for January 2012

Is Spring on It's Way? We're Getting Ready!

Sunday, January 29, 2012

The birds have actually started singing their spring nice to hear.  Winter hasn't gotten the best of us this year, it actually has been very mild!  I think it's a reward for the trials we faced last winter!  We have been busy trying to keep out web site filled, but thanks to our loyal sweet customers it just never seems to stay that way!  No complaints here!  The fun is coming up with new ideas and pretty usable items and keeping ahead of trends.  We are always searching for great items to have to offer on line and at our Brimfield Antique show!  The addition of color has been new for us, one that has been a successful addition. Here is a little peek at some new items we have recently added to our web site.
We have just finished this amazing brass and iron twin bed.  The line on it are wonderful!  The gentle curve of the foot board makes this bed such a special piece!
We have painted her a shade of pretty French Teal and gave her finish a time worn weathered look.
We cleaned her lovely brass fittings but left a little patina to make her look like the vintage beauty she is!
We have been finding some AWESOME upholstered pieces to redo, we thought this end of the bed petite couch came out adorable!
We have newly painted her a creamy white, lightly distressed and then had her upholstered in a vintage looking  rose chintz.  The piping has been done in a dreamy pink plaid......the combination is scrumptious! The rose chintz fabric is reminiscent of the type of fabric you would see in the 1940s......sO rOmAnTiC!
We chose to use box pleats around the bottom to give her a pretty Romantic Cottage Look.
Something about the box pleats and the pink plaid piping makes me smile....
How about a 1920s radio cabinet turned into a fabulous shelf?  It would be the perfect candidate for some great storage baskets.....
She would be fun to use in a bathroom, library, cottage bedroom or family room...the possibilities are endless!
Tomorrow is a new day.....wonder what we will come up with?   Hmmmm....we'll see!

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New Projects!

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

WOW!  I admire you ladies that can keep up with it all!  I get so jealous happy to see everyone Facebooking, Blogging AND decorating your homes in such a beautiful fashion!  I need some lessons on how to get it all done!  Just want to say how much we appreciate those that drop by to check out what is happening.  We are working to fill our stock and get orders done.  In the midst of it all I succeeded in taking out the meniscus in my left knee after doing the same thing to my right knee in July.  Almost 6 months to the day!  I am not a happy camper as you can imagine with trying to get projects done!  In between orthopedic visits, physical therapy and surgery I will be posting projects!  Here are a few that we have been doing.
 A very pretty classic sideboard with spoon feet and mirrored back splash.  We have enhanced her with pretty rose garlands and crystal knobs.
A wonderful 1950s French Provincial full bed frame upholstered, appliqued and stenciled.
An awesome 1930s tiara top mirror vanity with doors, such pretty detailing!
A very pretty 1920s upholstered bench done in French Pewter, heavily distressed.  We had her upholstered in a gorgeous Ralph Lauren printed linen.  The springs have been newly tied, her stuffing is new.  Such a nice piece in person!

Got lots more in the works, we are working hard for the Spring Brimfield show to have lots of pretties to fill our booth!  The May date this year is May 8-13, Mark your calender!

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