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a balance, a baby quilt & a pair of chairs

a balance, a baby quilt & a pair of chairs

Christmas in April

Christmas in April

Finds, Bread Boards & Mittens

Finds, Bread Boards & Mittens

FURNITURE FEATURE FRIDAY | favorites & link pary


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...]

Family Room Wainscoting


I spent all day in bed yesterday...down and out with a virus or something.  I was still dragging this morning, but was feeling well enough this afternoon to get my photo shoots done.  Unfortunately, a photo shoot is much more involved than just snapping a few pictures.  I had to finish some details in the room, clean and then style.  I just chipped away at it slowly to get it done. Get ready for … [Read more...]

Show Business | part 4 : pricing & negotiating


As I've been posting this series about being a vendor at antique shows, I've been asked a few questions.  Some of them involved pricing and negotiating, so I thought I would chat on those topics. I was a shopper at these events long before I was a vendor and that helped me with the decisions made about the kind of vendor I wanted to be.  I wanted to be the kind of vendor I like to shop from... … [Read more...]

photo shoot, a fever & finds


We had less than half of the trim completed in the family room and I had a photo shoot coming up, so today, Jeff and I were determined to finish it.  Part of it was the deadline, but another part of it was putting ourselves out of our miserly.  Having a half-finished DIY project hanging over your head gets old.   So, today we worked on getting it done.  I woke up with a stuffy head and … [Read more...]

original art | #imbornto curate


There was a time when I didn't care very much about original art. I actually went to a fine arts college, so I had the chance to attend galleries regularly.  I think it was even required, actually...  I'd stroll around the room, looking for a few minutes and then I'd find my friends and we'd go off to chat in a corner.  I just never appreciated it...until I owned my very first original oil … [Read more...]

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