Thursday, March 17, 2011

Ooooh La La!

LOVE these French Provincial Nightstands...a must have for any classy bedroom or powder room. I started with two structurally perfect pieces, handpainted them in one of my favorite springy colors and distressed them ever so slightly. The hardware is all original and very sweet!

I am busy searching for someone else's "junk" make my (and eventually someone else's) "treasure!" I LOVE finding a piece that is screaming for me to take it home, give it a little TLC and then send it on it's way to a home where it will shine. I know it sounds corny...but, it's true. Why would you want to buy from that "other barn" that has pieces that are mass-produced, made in another country and are SO outrageously expensive. When, you could buy from an artist right here in the WONDERFUL United States of America, who has saved a piece from the dump and revived it into something fabulous!

Okay, so back to these lovely nightstands. As I was painting this springy blue, I was getting hungry for one of my favorite things...homemade blueberry muffins! So, my sweet little toddler and I whipped up this easy easy and so delicious!

Blueberry Tea Muffins

Blend together:
1/2 cup real butter
1 cup sugar
2 eggs

Sift and add alternately with 3/4 cup buttermilk:
1 3/4 cup flour
1 tsp baking powder
3/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp nutmeg (optional...I love nutmeg, you might like cinnamon)

Fold in:
3/4 cup fresh, rinsed and drained blueberries
*(if using frozen, rinse and let thaw for a few minutes before adding)

Grease muffin pan. Bake at 375 for 20 - 25 minutes. We like ours a little more on the moist you might check them at 18 minutes or so. When they are done, let them cool for about 10 minutes. Dip in melted butter and roll the top in delicous and so pretty!

Love & Junk~

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Thursday, March 10, 2011

Sring Fling

I am in LOVE with this beautiful weather here...absolutely in love! Flea Markets, swap meets and yard sales are here!!!

What a way to spend a day...walk with my lovely little 2 year old girl, lunch on the patio then she is off to sweet little nappy land. Mommy (that's me) rushes around and finishes a paint job, packs a table for shipping and snaps pictures of this chalkboard before listing...all before (hopefully) before my sweet baby wakes up. Which is why every mom needs a reminder somewhere (okay, everywhere!) to people who insist on ringing the doorbell!!! "Shh...Sweet Baby Sleeping!!!" Check out my most recent chalkboard on my website

Just a normal day in my stay at home mommy life! Wait, I am not just "staying" at home...who else runs to the grocery store, post office, cleaners, Dr., dentist, does light yardwork...I am not "staying" anywhere, that is me doing all those things. But, I LOVE it!!! I wouldn't change living on a budget, checking out the new ways to save money, being home with my sweet baby, being able to make lunch for my dairy-farmer husband when he comes in, the tantrum throwing, the days when my ANGRY dairy-farmer husband farmer comes in for lunch, wondering how I am going to pay that bill...nope, still wouldn't change it for ANY paycheck in the world!!!

Life is good, spring is here! Check out my website for new pieces featuring some of my all time favorite spring colors...Robin Egg Blue, Sunny Antique Yelllow...and my new favorite Misty Morning Gray...inspired by my friend Misty!



Thursday, February 17, 2011

Still on my shabby chic kick!

This is SO unlike me...but, here is another fabulous (if I do say so myself!!!) shabby chic white piece! This is a wonderful nightstand or perfect condition. Plenty of room inside, and painted with a fresh coat of paint for a clean start.

I see this in a sweet babie's nursery with books stacked on top, and toys hidden inside. This would also be perfect in your beachy-chic romantic room.

What a week...busy painting cool vintage pieces and trying to spotlight a few here in my blog. Hope everyone had a wonderful Valentine's Day...and all your days are filled with Vintage Love!


Friday, January 7, 2011

I am back!!!

Wow! Has it really been since May that I have blogged??? Yes...I have been busy and haven't taken the time (really can't find the time) to blog about my pieces I am working on. Now, all excuses aside...I am going to try to blog at least once a week. This is more realistic for me, my business and my family. So, here we go!!!

I am working on a great vintage piece right now. A tall chest of drawers I found sitting all alone in a thrift shop. Venturing away from my favorite style...classic distressed black, I am painting this one a creamy cottage white. A little shabby chic...a little soft, romantic rustic charm! Simply charming and sweet! This would be the cutest in a little girl's room, a grown up girl's room...or even cuter in a laundry room. Store all your cleaning products and laundry stuff in will find yourself wanting to clean all the time...well, maybe!

I have been painting, finishing and listing as fast as I can. Check my website for new things I've been busy!!!