Thursday, February 23, 2012
Friday, February 17, 2012
We're busy getting a mock booth setup and filling in the gaps. Pressure's on. But then, that seems to be when we do our best work. Anyone else like that?
See the gigantic "A"? That is an almost 5' wooden letter. Awesome, or what. We have 12 letters to pack and haul. All together they spell Happy Holiday; but they look great by singles, or a variety of other words. Happy?
Friday, February 10, 2012
Half of our booth at Junk Market Under Glass in March will be set up for home office ideas, organizers, desks, and chairs.
The vintage desks have sleek sanded metal tops and are adjustable in height, just by using a little crank under the top. The stools are stainless steel, vintage, and adjustable...called Adjust-o-rite Stools. Fabulous!
We're bringing a few wooden finished vintage totes, file racks, and locker baskets...good to stash anything in.
Did I tell you about our other half of the booth? Are you in??? out???
Next post...stay tuned!
Thursday, February 9, 2012
What a find! Yesterday I found a new place to shop called Green Table Gifts in Chandler, Arizona. Met the store owner, Patty, who was fabulous. The shop is half vintage and half repurposed itemsaaw, all updated with Annie Sloan chalk paint. Aren't the slipcover shirts darling? They are shirts or blouses trimmed to fit the seatbacks, pockets and all.
My daughter Jenny has had her eye on finding some of this paint for a while. I happened to be vacationing in Arizona, did a Google search, and voil-la!
Patty knows all about the paint and gave me a demonstration using the newest color called Antoinette...a very pale pink. She had painted a fancy dresser with it, didn't look like much until she added the magical wax, Annie Sloan wax, of course. And, it truly was magical. The paint gained depth and texture. Beautiful. I was hooked.
Biggest problem was...what color. So, I picked out several, way more than I planned on! Had to have the waxes too. Can't wait to get home and start painting.
- Mother-daughter duo: Mom (Becky), a 60 year old retiree who gave up an executive job 5 years ago to start her bucket list of decorating projects and enjoying her grandchildren and granddog. Daughter (Jenny), an RN by trade, passionate about everything she does. Loves to decorate, plan, and create especially with vintage stuff. Has a boxer named Catch, who you will hopefully get to know through this blog.