Friday, February 26, 2010

Eddie Ross Sold My Chairs!

Last weekend Hubby and I went to the Richmond Home Show.  Eddie Ross was doing a presentation on using color in your home. I saw Eddie In November when he did a show for Richmond Magazine and he did such a great job I was excited to see him again. We both really enjoyed his presentation and his philosophy that you don't have to spend a fortune to have a beautiful home.


On Twitter Eddie mentioned his visit to Richmond and West End Antique Mall, where I happen to be a dealer. He posted a photo of two chairs in my space that he liked. OMG, The Eddie Ross likes my taste!  A couple of days later a lady saw the chairs on Twitter and came into West End Mall and bought them.  Thank you Eddie for helping with this sale and when you are back in Richmond I owe you lunch! 


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Thursday, February 25, 2010

I've been awarded!

I just found out I am the lucky recipient of my 1st award. Thank you so much RM at A Day In The Life.  Make sure to check out this amazing blog and her current giveaway going on.

The rules are simple:
1. Copy and paste the award
2. List who gave you the award and link back to their blog
3. Tell us 10 things that make you happy
4. Pass the award to 10 bloggers that brighten your day.

Things that make me Happy:

1.   Knowing my family is happy and well.

2.   Spring and warm weather

3.   Decorating our home

4.   Finding a tremendous bargain. See makeover Here

5.   Traveling with Hubby

6.   Blogging and all the fantastic people I meet.

7.   The beach

8.   Creating something beautiful from junk

9.    My antique business

10.  Being in love!

I am passing this award to the following blogs that inspire me .Ladies, thanks for all the creativity and hours of fun I have reading your blogs.
1.    Joys of Home
2.    One Thing
3.    Blue Creek Home
4.    Molly Susan Strong
5.    Junk Dreams
6.    Cottage Elements
7.    My Back Yard Eden
8.    Glam and Glittery Thoughts
9.    BirdCrafts
10.  Moore Minutes

Thanks again to A Day In the Life for this award!
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Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Life Changing Decision

Have you ever wondered if you had done one thing differently how your life may have turned out?  Years ago I was offered a job and I almost didn't accept it.  At the last minute I decided to take the job until something better to came along.

Something better did come along.  One week into the job this gorgeous man walked into the office. We talked for five minutes and I knew for me this was love at first sight. I immediately called my roommate and told her I had just met my future husband. Thirty years ago today we had our first date.

Hubby, thank you for the most wonderful 30 years any girl could ask for.  Thank you for always supporting me, putting up with my sometimes quirky behavior, being my biggest fan and most importantly loving me unconditionally. You are the love of my life and I can't wait to see what the next 30 years bring us.
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Monday, February 15, 2010

My Obsession With Blue

I have finally come to realize I have an obsession with blue. Not just any blue. My walls are full of blue and white transferware platters and plates, the blue and white Italian pottery has taken over the house and don't even get me started on my somewhat huge collection of plates, pitchers, tureens, ect., ect, ect.

I can blame Joe Garagiola, of baseball fame, for the start of my addiction. You see Joe, and his family, lived in the town I grew up in.  In the early 1970's the Garagiola family was having a garage sale in their gorgeous home and there was no way I was going to miss this. Keep in mind I was only 17 years old and didn't have a lot of money but I was able to purchase a transferware pitcher. Of course I needed additional pieces to go with the pitcher and thus became a lifelong obsession with collecting blue and white.

Here's the pitcher that started it all....

I hope you have enjoyed this small sampling of transferware. Check back next monday for more.

For more blue check out Smiling Sally  for Blue Monday and the party at Little Red House with mosaics.

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Wednesday, February 10, 2010

White Wednesday Shells

I wanted to show you just a few items for White Wednesday over at Faded Charm .  I could have shown you pictures of the snow since it is still here and looks like more is headed this way. Instead I will show you things in my home that make me happy!

Shell vase...and no I did not sit there and glue all these tiny shells to the vase.  It is actually paper mache covered with real shells

Here is the vase with my painted branches and a photo of my dad at 17 years old. You can tell by the bright paint color that this is in my home office and you can see the transformation here.

Thanks for stopping by!
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Monday, February 8, 2010

Creamy White And Roses

I had been looking a while for a mirror to go above a dresser. The problem was I needed a very large mirror and everything I found was hundreds of dollars.

While digging through a local antique mall junk store I came across this very sad mirror. It was exactly the size I needed and for $15.00 I knew I could make it a beauty.

 I cannot find the before picture...time to clean out Picasso.  This is a picture I borrowed from Craigslist of a very similar mirror. Sorry about the quality.


I painted the mirror a creamy white to match our bed. I added appliques of roses to the top and bottom of the piece. Distressed with sandpaper and then applied Ralph Lauren glaze in Smoke. I love the way this project turned out and it works perfectly with our other bedroom pieces.

Visit these wonderful sites for more inspiration:
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Monday, February 1, 2010

Another French Chair and Pillow

I caved in from all the pressure and attempted another transfer project.  This project was a lot easier than my French Chair DIY... thank goodness no sewing.

I don't have before pictures ..sorry.
I painted and distressed the chair and added the iron on transfer to a piece of leftover drop cloth.

This pillow is another small  project using burlap. For this one I cut out a stencil using freezer paper and painted the pillow with fabric paint. Can you believe I actually sewed something? Just don't look to closely.

I thought the pillow fit perfectly with this French country bench.

Today I am linking up with some of my favorite blogs:


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