…in the works

...in the works

humble upholstery & an ornate frame

humble upholstery & an ornate frame

open road…

open road...

cleaning the basement & a stool for Lucketts

cleaning the basement & a stool for Lucketts

Furniture Feature Friday – Link Party

Furniture Feature Friday - Link Party

FURNITURE FEATURE FRIDAY favorites & link pary


Good evening, all!  I have been working on a lot of projects lately, so I needed to spend today catching up on my e-mail and running errands.  It's not glamorous, but it needed to be done.  Jeff and I went around the house today and put together a to-finish list.  We have lots of little things that have been sitting around undone, so we're going to start tackling those tomorrow.  My mom is working … [Read more...]

Installing a Light


I usually focus on bigger projects and overlook little things...small details that would make a big difference if I just took the time to do them!  We've lived in our home for almost eight years and I hardly ever notice this sad light that hangs out by the side door.  It looks faded, dirty, tired.  The finish has worn away and it is almost the color of the siding.  I finally decided to get it over … [Read more...]

Decor Steals – Vintage Laundry Basket & Giveaway


A few years ago, I found a vintage wire laundry basket in an antique store when out shopping with my friend.  I loved that piece and held onto it for a long time.  Then, one year at Lucketts, I sold out of almost everything the first day, so I raided my house and took the laundry basket to sell.  I don't regret selling it, but I do think about it now and then.  So, when the girls at Decor Steals … [Read more...]

Showing off the wainscoting…


I showed off my new family room wainscoting a few days ago, but the hutch in the corner was bugging me a little.  Even as we were moving the furniture back, I said to Jeff, "I think this hutch looks too squished into that corner and it hides all of the wainscoting." "Oh no.  I think it looks fine."  I think that was code for I don't really want to move furniture right now. A few days later, I … [Read more...]

Pricing & Pieces to Paint


My dining room table was filled with pieces to price for Lucketts, mostly ironstone, and the living room was pretty cluttered as well, so I decided to get that taken care of.  Before I got to all of the pricing and packing, I had a conference call with my MMSMP retailers in the UK.  The girls came from all over...Scotland, England and Ireland.  It was so exciting to talk to them about my vision … [Read more...]

Guest Bedroom Progress…


I spent some time in the guest room today, getting the space cleaned up, hanging up the lights and curtain rods, moving the furniture and hanging a few things on the wall.  Here's how it's coming along... I'm going to make a cover for the bolster pillow, but just wrapped it in fabric for the visual. I found a pair of pretty antique original German oil paintings on Ebay and knew they would be … [Read more...]

Furniture Fanatic


If you've spent any amount of time on my blog, you know I love furniture.  I'm pretty sure it started with the $10 antique dresser I bought at a yard sale about 12 years ago.  I shoved it in the backseat of my car, carried it up to our balcony apartment and refinished it.  I was hooked.  I picked up pieces of furniture I loved, even if I didn't know where it would go.  I just knew it needed a good … [Read more...]

Last Week’s Finds


When I get home from shopping, I like to open all of the bags and boxes and spread everything out on the dining room table.  I think it has to do with feeling a sense of accomplishment.  This is what I did today.  It's harder to feel that when it's out of sight.  I think it also makes my hauls look more impressive.  I do live in an area where ironstone is a pretty regular find, but it's not like I … [Read more...]

Photo Shoot Pics


Thanks so much for all of the prayers and well wishes.  I am feeling sooooo much better today.  I was back in bed yesterday, but felt like myself today.  I still have to stop speaking when my eye twitches and a sneeze is building up and I'm going through tissues at a pretty impressive rate, but I feel better.  My mom and I spent the day shopping for supplies for some upcoming freelance projects … [Read more...]

FURNITURE FEATURE FRIDAY favorites & link pary


Good evening friends!  Here we are on time and ready to go this week for FFF.  Hopefully all of the technical issues are a thing of the past.  One of my furniture-loving blog friends picked favorites for me tonight, which worked out well, since I'm still feeling under the weather.  And she picked some good ones.  Here's Jessica from Dear Emmeline... Hello all!  Jessica here again, picking … [Read more...]

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