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Saturday, October 25, 2014

Don't you just love when its a beautiful day and you decide , the heck with life stuff, lets do something fun. Well, I had that day and decided to go to this fabulous fall show of about 15 bloggers that had gathered in a chapel about an hour and a half away. I really, really wanted to check it out. So the trooper that he is, Ron and I directed our GPS to Pike Rd, Alabama.
After turning off the interstate , and driving down a beautiful winding  road, lined with moss draped trees ( sounds like a picture right?) we top the hill and there it was. A little white chapel sitting off  in the distant among  hundreds of parked cars. We were directed to park out in a field , where a trolley car was waiting to pick us up. After getting into the show I knew I wanted everything. Ironstone, chippy furniture, cool signs, jewelry, fall d├ęcor etc. Everyone was buying. I had worried that Ron would be the only guy there, but to my surprise there was quiet a few supportive hubbies tagging along. Whew! As you look at some pictures that I took, you will recognize some of the famous bloggers that were there. Coastal Charm, Thistlewood Farm, Miss Mustard Seed, Urban Farmhouse  to name a few. Enjoy!





It was a beautiful event hall, perfect for the setting.




 
 
Crowds of buyers and neat junk!
 
 
 
The inventory was already picked over!:(


 
Lucy's inspired jewelry was really unique.

Necklaces made from old hardware.

Really old hardware. 
 

Love that ironstone!

 

 
Urban Farmhouse via ShopatBlu.com

Urban Farmhouse via Shopatblu.com
 


His claim to fame...

Sign I bought for my office.
Perfect!!
(sign by Susie Harris)
 
                                                                                                            

Change of Heart....

Friday, October 24, 2014

As you know painting furniture is my thing. I  must have painted ten thousand pieces. I will admit most of the pieces could not be saved but more times than not a chest or dresser would come along and just because painted furniture was trendy, I would paint it. Customers would call me to paint their grandmothers or great grandmothers beautiful buffets, chairs, tables or dressers. Don't get me wrong (it's my business)and there are some awesome painted pieces out there, but you have to admit there are some AWFUL ones too. Chalk paint has made everyone a painter. Yesterday while I visited my friend in Powder Springs I was reminded that in my heart I still have a love for beautiful  wood pieces.  So I wanted to share some of these awesome wood furniture pieces with you. You might look at furniture differently in the future, and just because there is a craze of chalk painted furniture out there, an original wood piece might be just what your looking for. I also wanted to share some awesome painted pieces with you and some Awful ones too. (in my humble opinion) ENJOY!
Picture does not do this buffet what it deserves. It is beautiful...
Makes you wonder the history of it.



Excuse the sun light!!


Sue's favorite chest...Love it
 
I have painted a many of these dressers, but not this one, love the patina on it. 
 
 

Great painted furniture!!
Love this cute little French vanity. Paint color perfect for it.

This a great painted entry cabinet...
 
 
 
Awful painted furniture!!
(in my opinion)
 
Example of a pretty buffet that someone painted  awful and changed the hardware. Please don't do this....
 
 
Original  Patina...
This is an example of original paint on a cupboard. Love original chippy patina. 


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