If you know me, you know nothing makes me happier than to discover an old piece of ironstone, cream ware, or brown transfer ware while I am out junkin around. Chippy, stained, cracked, discolored or dirty, its all beautiful to me. The best part to me is the awesome markings on the back side. I have not idea what any of the markings mean but I love the markings. If I thought it would not look funny, I would hang or display some of my pieces hanging with the backside showing.
You gotta love this!
Cracked and chipped , but love the marking on bottom.
Love my platters and tureens!!
Brown transfer ware...
thanks to this blogger, this picture made me smile. Speaking of smiling and beautiful thing, I have a couple of beautiful friends.
My best of the best girlfriends came to visit me during the October flea market. Neither one had ever been to the show, so they were so sweet to come and support me and wares. As usual they are the perfect out of town guest and they know what I love. They brought me a beautiful brown transfer ware platter ( it has two things going for it, it's an ironstone platter and it was brown tranfer . But that was not all, I also received 4 adorable brown transfer ware saucers, all the way from England. But wait that was not the end, a vintage silver plate tea pot tied everything together. Have I mentioned that " I loved this bag of goodies" I'll say it again beautiful things from beautiful people.
Thanks Sue and Carol, I love ya to death!! (do we part) Ha!
Displaying my goodies...
Look at the border on this platter.
adorable saucers...Will have to display them so everyone can see.
The platter, saucers and teapot look so good together.
I don't know which season I love the best, fall or spring .It's gotta be the fall. What a beautiful weekend we had here in Nashville this weekend at the flea market. Lots of people and lots of great customers. October is the big extravaganza, so were are already working hard to fill our booth. We are going to be so busy getting everything ready. I am so excited about the fact that I have two of my girlfriends from Atlanta coming over to visit the flea in October. Hope I don't disappoint! I'll try my best. September show was great, so enjoy the pics.
Just an update on what I've been up to. Selling at the flea market is just one part of Simply Painted.
Custom paint jobs are always welcomed. This week a sweet couple whom I've painted things for before purchased an old painted buffet on legs. They purchased it because they wanted a unique wine rack for their newly remodeled historical home. So they cut the legs off to make buffet lower to ground and had me take doors off. After I paint it and delivered it back to them ,
they are going to add a wine rack divider where the doors were. Great idea!!Thanks, Katie and Hollis
Before, It was a neat paint job, but not what Katie and Hollis needed.
Layers of paint!!
Ready to go!
Just about ready!!
Finished and delivered!
Hope they send pics when they get wine dividers in..
My favorite pass time when the day done is sit back ( wished I could say with a hot cup of coffee, but I don't drink coffee, so I will have to say a big glass of ice cold tea...)and surf the web for all the awsome blogs that are out there. I go from one site to the next. It is amazing where I start and where I end up. My favorites file is overflowing. So I want to share with you my very favorite picture of a dining room I love. courtsey of D'ecor de Provence. Click on picture to see more.
Monday morning favorite!
Country French/Farmhouse chic
Spring flowers are showing up! Yeah!
COLOR ME GRAY OR GREY??
My favorite way to test new paint colors is go to Sherwin Williams and buy their $5.00 quart paint samples. It's a great way to get a quart of paint, for a really reasonable price. It only comes in satin, but that is what I love to use. Most of the time a quart is all I need for a project. It's a great way to collect alot of their wonderful colors.
Gray colors from left to right:
sw6203-spare white, sw6204-sea salt ,sw6205-comfort gray, sw6206-oyster bay, sw6207-retreat
via Atleier De Campagne
via Atelier De Campagne
GrAy is how it is spelled in America.... gReY is how it is spelled in England....
Enjoy my design!!
#1 question ask.......
Everyone always ask me "Does your house look like your booth?" I always answer "well, sorta of, kinda, alittle, not really." Well I am in the process of setting up a new place so when I get the pictures done, you can decide. I never have been one to sit around and think about what the new year brings, but this year I did. (Maybe because I turned 60 this past year and it makes you do some thinking) Last year was a year full of changes for Ron and I. New places, new challenges, and scarey decisions to make. However the changes were exciting, fun, and welcomed. Ron took a new job after working for a major car rental company for 3o some odd years. He was given the opportunity to go to work for the competion, a bigger, major car rental company. Anyhow it took us from Atlanta, Georgia to Nashville, Tenneesse. Yeehaw!! So we loaded up the truck (like the Beverly hillbillies) and moved west. He arrived in December of 2010, and after wrapping up a few loose ends (Dealing with a house in the mist of THE MOST horrible housing market ever!) I joined him in Febuary 2011. After having a business in Atlanta for 7 years and alot of good friends, I had to get out and get my party started.So in March I visited the Nashville Flea Market and decided to put my roots down there. Everyone was so nice and welcomed me and my junk with open arms. I felt like I had gone back in time to the Lakewood Antique Market. Meeting new customers, making new friends,and getting to know local dealers,I had found my niche. So that brings me back to decorating my new house for everyone to see. Hope you enjoy them. We arrived, we survived and we are looking forward to learning more about Nashville. Come visit..Nashville Flea Market every 4th weekend of the month. Friday thru Sunday.
Happy New Year....
HAPPY NEW YEAR!! 2012
A place for all those vintage suitcases...
Flea Market Week!!
Can you believe that the Nashville flea market was held this past weekend. Dec 16th thru the 18th. A week before Christmas. What was I thinking. (Thinking I would make a couple of bucks before christmas, I guess) anyhow just wanted to share with you some of my projects. Starting with these chairs. I purchased them for 10.00 dollars for 6. Yes, thats what I said. 10.00 for six chairs. I have to say I only could salvage 4, but I painted and waxed them and sold them for a great profit.
Great nine drawer dresser that was purchased by an adorable young lady from right here in Nashville. Thanks, hope we meet again.
Our newest farm table.
Ron got busy and built me another farm table for the flea market. Using old porch post that we purchased from the market as legs, it turned out great! What do you think?
1 Betty Crocker Sugar Cookie Mix butter and egg called for on the pouch 3/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips 2 ( 14 ounce) bags caramels, unwrapped 1/3 cup whipping cream 1/2 cup chopped pecans
pre-heat oven at 375
Make dough according to package directions. Make 36 (1-inch) balls. Press each ball into a the bottom of each mini muffin cup and press up the sides.Bake 8-9 minutes or until edges just start to brown. Meanwhile in a small saucepan place unwrapped caramels and cream and heat until melted. Reduce heat to low.Remove pans from oven. Using the back of wooden spoon press down the sides and bottom of each cup to flatten being careful not to make holes. Bake for 2 minutes more. Remove from oven and immediately place 4-5 chocolate chips in each cup.Spoon about 1 Tablespoon of caramel into each cup and immediately top with pecans and slightly press them down. Cool for five minutes then remove with narrow spatula or a knife.
Pantone Colors Of The Year 2012: Tangerine Tango ( Yikes! I don't know!)
It is a reddish orange,that is full of energy and is suppose to give us the boost we need to recharge and move forward. I like alittle in my home decor and I don't mind it as an accent to my waredrobe. I don't know how the color experts picks the color of the year, but I think I will stick with what I know and love the most and that is neutrals, greys, brown, whites. What do you think? Tangerine Tango or not.
INTRODUCING THE COLOR OF THE YEAR 2012!! ( according to Pantone color experts!) Tangeine Tango
Home Accents!! Great look...
Really bold thing to do. Painting your walls Tangerine Tango.
Pillows, eye glasses and kitchen utensils. All in Tangerine Tango....
Sunday afternoon dreamin....
Hope everyone had a great weekend. Sometimes when I sit down to check my emails I find myself snooping into the homes of people I don't even know. There are some awsome homes out there. When I find one I think I love, love, then I find something I love better. I am a very visual person. I try to find decorated rooms that I like so I will have an instant plan to what I want to do in my home. Is that illegal? Hope not because I use alot of ideas from world wide designers. Hope you enjoy these pictures.
Scarves are so popuar today, so I thought you might like this video. Enjoy!! Let me know what you think.
Images via Pinterest,Tumblr,Google,Belgian Pearls,Velvet and Linen,5th and State,La Pouyette,French Essence,Country French Home,Relics