Tuesday, July 22, 2014
I have learned my lesson.
I will not say: never, final, last or any other word that indicates it will not happen again!
We are holding a Pinterest Party for the Monogrammed Wreath!
You might have seen this before. We kicked off our Pinterest Parties in January and have held a wreath making party every month since!
I love it! Clearly, so do you.
Here are the details.
Grab friends, your daughter, your mom & join us!
Many people that have taken this class have made additional wreaths for gifts.
Yes, people are already making Christmas gifts!
Have a great day!
Monday, July 21, 2014
I am so excited to share a makeover today!
I am thrilled that it remains in my home and we marked it off the To-Do list!
As you may know, we live in a farmhouse that was built in 1901. There was an addition in early 2000 that did not marry the old part of the house. We are slowly (too slow for me) updating the newer section. If I had time, money and more time I would paint the woodwork white. Since that would probably end our marriage, I am attempting to paint everything else white!
Here is our latest completed project!
This Fireplace is in the new section of the home and was a bit dark and a bit pink.
In the winter, I painted the mantel and surround in Maison Blanche Oyster. I held off on the brick because I knew there was no going back once I hit it with paint.
The wait ended this weekend.
So light and bright!
Maison Blanche Paint in Oyster
I am sticking with one coat of paint. I love the texture of the brick and the variation in coverage.
As far as a top coat goes, I am waiting to see how it wears. I believe we will like it even more as it wears naturally. But we will wait until winter to determine our approach.
Hubby is usually a huge help on home projects. However, he chose to sit on the couch and be my cheerleader as I painted away.
Hope you love it as much as we do. Maison Blanche no-prep paint ROCKS! If you have been waiting, debating or contemplating painting your fireplace or brick, I encourage you to go for it!
Friday, July 18, 2014
I am still in vacation hangover mode. All week, my days have been off, so I was delighted to realize it was Friday. Woo-hoo!
We are open today & tomorrow 10:00 - 3:00.
Anything I am tired of looking at, is on sale!
We need to make room for all our Fall Goodies. Sorry, I said Fall.
Buffet, finished in Maison White and La Bonne Terre (both neutral) NOW $285.
Old Farm Table $125.
Prestine and detailed antique. $395.
Primitive trunk $65.
There are so many markdowns and new treasures in the shoppe. It is a great time to stop in!
OPEN 10:00 - 3:00 Today & Tomorrow.
Thursday, July 17, 2014
I found this while pickin'. Please tell me where this sign could have been posted!
It is a cardboard, printed sign.
It's a keeper and will soon be hanging in my guest room!!
Open Today 12:00 - 6:00.
Farmers Market opens at 4:00, be sure to swing by both!
Wednesday, July 16, 2014
I am looking forward to opening the shoppe today! I have been there nearly every day since we returned, but I look forward to working and seeing friends & customers!
I am also anxious for you to see some goodies that arrived.
Shabby night stands, restyled in Creme De Menthe (Maison Blanche Paint).
Here is my coveted buffet that I grabbed on my last day of vacation. I wanted to use it as a checkout counter, then considered it for my kitchen island and now I am thinking I will restyle it and put it in the shoppe. So many options.
A single locker, in as found condition with great shelving. She is in the shoppe.
We pulled this from a barn a month ago and I am smitten with this restyled rustic piece. The drawer pulls, the key hole and the divided drawers make this a charmer.
In the shoppe.
Out of a Michigan courthouse, these seats are perfect for a dining area, kids desk space or even in the den/living room. In the shoppe in authentic condition.
Open 10:00 - 3:00.
Also, have a few spots left for tonight's Pinterest Party.
Teen & Adult Party
Jewelry holder/Memo board
Weathered frame with chicken wire.
$35 & everything is provided
Call/text: (614) 402-4103
Tuesday, July 15, 2014
I found this on Pinterest and could easily relate!
In addition to the above list, #11 would be:
Can shove a lot of stuff into tight spaces.
The lake has been a great source for unique, vintage finds. I have my regular haunts and frequent them during my trips. Since we were there for an extended stay, I happened to pop in
The result was this...
The most glorious ladders - different sizes, colors and some with hardware.
I posted this photo on facebook and some items sold before they were out of the car!
Can you see that awesome piece of furniture?
I may have grabbed it about an hour before I departed. Some how when I went to CVS, I ended up visiting my Amish boyfriend. The result was a very cool buffet!
I did pass on these. I loved them but I was completely full. (I tried).
Hubby and I are digging deep to find motivation this week.
We have the vacation hangover.
But I popped in the shoppe and need to get busy.
Thank you for supporting my pickin' & restyling addiction.
My Amish boyfriend(s) & I appreciate it!
Opening tomorrow with new goodies.
10:00 - 3:00.
Monday, July 14, 2014
Hello Friends & Followers!
We have returned from our 2-week hiatus and are actively playing catch up. It was a great break from the every day demands and hard to say goodbye, but it's nice to be home.
Most people probably return and start with laundry, mail, clean up. We got right to mowing, painting and cleaning. Nothing like a break to give you a fresh perspective.
I will be sharing before & afters all week long!
Today, I must share a few pictures from our marvelous break.
Our sassy six-year-old pal. Love this little girl.
We took daily tubing trips. The four kids played bumper tubing. The wipe outs were awesome!
Daughter #2 likes to strut her stuff.
Our buddy Eli. He is like a brother to my girls.
My oldest is all sass.
Mark and Emma.
Our newest toy - the water matt was a hit.
My girls flanking Syd. And yes, my younger one is taller!
We have owned the lake cottage for 7 years and have grown up with the families at the lake. There is a special bond. Even though we do not see them as often as we would like, when we get together it's like no time has passed. It's a blessing and one that we all cherish.
Back to work!