Monday, April 29, 2013

My latest Pins on Pinterest

Follow me on Pinterest for many images to inspire!

Can you imagine?? This is certainly a long weekend project.
For one of my boards titled HOW TO DO FLOWERS.
I love most graphics especially when it seems easy enough for me to do. Find a colorful floral and print over any black and white newsprint, music sheet or advertisement.
A collection of graphics from the back of old playing cards. Wouldn't this make great fabric or wallpaper??!!
I had a few dozen watch faces for sale on the website which would have made this amazing necklace.
Greek style using neutrals.
Another wonderful way to display Old Glory. Use a thin, vintage flag as curtain.
Haven't we all wanted an outdoor shower? Imagine one surrounded by plants and flowers.
Naturally only in Europe: a tiny food cart. Wouldn't it be great to have dozens of artists fill these with crafts for an outdoor sale??!
My size of ice cream. If only it were chocolate!
Fill a printer's drawer with all your scraps and trims. The more the better.

Monday, April 15, 2013

Dishing it out

Who doesn't love transferware?

From my recent road trips to New York and Texas I managed to collect some great brown colors to sell online as well as the tried and true ironstone. In my decorating I have gone through my brown phase and then my blue phase and now I am in a black phase (the hardest to find!) Enjoy the collections I have for sale now and some images to get you inspired.

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Sunday, April 07, 2013

Texas Finale (6 of 6)

And finally, the last in my series of images from the Round Top, Texas Antiques Fair. Start planning to attend the fall show during the last weekend of September.

Probably one of the coolest items I saw on this trip was this giant hardware sign above. All metal with neon and the same on both sides. $2,800 at Marburger Farms.
One booth with great industrial items at Excess.

A great gurney base perfect for a coffee table.

Behind the check out counter at Leftover's.

Between shopping the fields, I managed to  mosey over to Rachel Ashwell's new B&B and event property, The Prairie. I was curious to see her retail venue there since I used to carry Shabby Chic furniture and bedding many years ago when I first became a retailer. Nestled about 6 miles from the main street of Round Top, this was a lovely layout of cabins, gardens and event hall. 

Pearl sitting on this great antique bench on the front porch of the retail shop.
Not to disappoint, a bed full of soft floral bedding with vintage chandeliers hanging from above.
True to form, Rachel uses one of her linen fabrics on her front porch swing.

Her signature down filled, slipcovered sofas.
I loved how she made a Texas flag pillow out of her Shabby Chic fabrics.

An old wedding dress hung over a cabinet door.
Pearl and I in front of an old pickup truck Rachel has as a prop in the yard of the store.