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the antique, hodgepodge potting bench


Don't you love it when projects come together perfectly? Such is the case with this hodgepodge of a potting bench. We just finished it today and it looks even better than I imagined.  It's especially exciting, because we already had the workbench in the basement (it was free with the house) and I bought the chicken nesting box without a solid plan on turning it into the top-part of the  (read more …)

the transferware jackpot


I know this is going to be an incredible shock to some of you, but I love ironstone and blue transferware.  I would say it's out of hand, but I do sell far more than I keep, so it's not totally out of hand.  You can tell the minute you step in my house, though, that it's a soft spot. So, when Kriste told me she spotted a bunch of blue & white transferware pitchers she thought I would like  (read more …)

tips on finding the “rare finds”


We're been spending a few days at Myrtle Beach and it's been such a fun time.  My boys are really taking to the water, sand and surf.  They want to spend every minute at the beach or the pool.  It's been a delight watching the discovery and excitement. I really enjoy the beach, but only aspects of it.  I've never liked salt water and sand.  From the time I was little, I preferred sitting in a 5  (read more …)

antique blue & white pedal car


I'm not into cars at all.  I drive an old van with over 230,000 miles on it and I'm content.  I know exactly how many pieces of furniture I can wedge into it.   But, if money weren't an object, and I wanted to spend it on a car that was purely for fun, I would totally get an antique car, probably from the 1940s.  I love the rounded fenders and classic lines and I would enjoy cruising around in one  (read more …)



I've made some really special friends through my blog and one of them is Barb Blair of Knack Studios.  A few years ago, I received a call on my business line.  "Hello?" On the other end was a sweet southern voice that said something like (I'm paraphrasing, here), "My name is Barb Blair and I feel like we should be friends."  It probably should've been a strange call for both of us, but it wasn't  (read more …)

a vintage watering can & the little things


A while ago, I realized I needed a watering can, so I picked up a blue (of course blue) plastic watering can.  Of course, it worked just fine.  It waters plants just as it should.  But I realized that I find joys in the little details of my home.  I didn't just want to use a watering can that would hold water, but one that makes me smile each time I use it. So, I looked around on Etsy and found  (read more …)

vintage-style barstools

RH Schoolhouse Stool

I can't believe that I've had new barstools for months and haven't shared the details until today!  I used to document every tiny change that happened in my house, but now that I work at the studio most of the time, my house is just my house, so I don't take pictures as regularly as I used to.  So, finally...these are the new barstools... A few months after we moved into our house, my mom and I  (read more …)

a mirror, new plants & a sneak peek


When I was shopping for the Lucketts Spring Market, I found this amazing mirror at a nice price.  I think it was about $20.  I was planning to sell it, but I was just so smitten with it that I decided to keep it.  I didn't know where I was going to put it, so I was breaking my own "rule", but I figured I could sell it down the road if I couldn't find a perfect spot for it.  I at least wanted to  (read more …)