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Chapel Market 2014

Chapel Market 2014 Chapel Market 2014

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get your beautyrest

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autumn table & more glittered pumpkins

autumn table & more glittered pumpkins autumn table & more glittered pumpkins

transferware, a ring mold & more

transferware, a ring mold & more transferware, a ring mold & more

Chapel Market 2014

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Last year was the very first Chapel Market in Pike Road, Alabama.  I wasn't sure if I was going to do it last year, because of the distance I would need to travel from PA and I had never even thought about hauling my furniture and antiques that far.  After mulling it over with Jeff, we decided it just sounded like a fun thing to be a part of and we went for it.  It was a huge success in every way,  (read more …)

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So, there was a bit of a misunderstanding last week when I had Jessica from Dear Emmeline as a guest picker for me.  The post went live automatically before I had the chance to write an introduction for her, so some readers thought I was talking about my girl's room (which I only have two boys) and were wondering if there was a new addition to our family that they missed!  I think we got it all  (read more …)

get your beautyrest

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As I'm sure you've noticed, there's been a lot of shuffling going on in the guest room.  I hand painted a bed in a Bavarian style and started decorating the entire room around it.  Then, after I had it for only a few months, I sold it. Now, I like change and I'm fickle when it comes to decorating, but I'm not quite that fickle.  I really loved this bed and it was hard to sell it, but there was a  (read more …)

autumn table & more glittered pumpkins

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A couple of weeks ago, I showed a more traditional, spooky black & orange fall table with black glass glitter on pumpkins, crows, pinecones and a paper bat bunting.  In this setting, I wanted to show glittered pumpkins in a totally different way, so Kriste & I set up a rustic autumn table with a little glam element in the form of gold (14 Karat) and silver (Tiara) glass glittered  (read more …)

transferware, a ring mold & more

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We are back safe & sound from The Chapel Market, which is quite an accomplishment given our high-mileage van.  It's very reliable, but it might've decided at 202,000 miles as it's hauling a very heavy trailer, that we've asked too much of it.  It didn't, though, and brought us there and back home again with a sigh of relief.  We've already decided that the time is near when we need to get a  (read more …)

shooting for cottages & bungalows

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A few weeks ago, I received an e-mail from the editor at Cottages & Bungalows magazine.  I started working with her a few years ago when she reached out to me, asking if I would contribute a DIY article for one of their issues.  After I went into total freak-out-pinch-me-did-she-send-the-e-mail-to-the-right-person mode, I said yes and submitted my first freelance magazine article a few weeks  (read more …)

slipcovered ottoman

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Last Friday I was working in the studio on some last minute pieces for the Chapel Market.  I usually leave the sewing projects until everything else is done, mainly because it's not my favorite thing to do.  I'm just dragging my feet.  I finally pulled out the old ottoman that was waiting for a slipcover and started working on it. I decided to use a piece from a cutter quilt I've been holding  (read more …)

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We spent the day driving down to Alabama for the Chapel Market.  It was amazing, but we were able to fit everything  in a 4 x 8 open trailer, a minivan and a little overflow in Kriste's Civic.  I'm pretty impressed with ourselves that we made it work!  And prayers carried our van with 202,000+ miles on it, towing a loaded trailer, here safely.  So, tomorrow is set up day and I'll also be hanging  (read more …)