Monday, May 31, 2010

wicker lamp re-do

i hate when i forget to take before pics .. so use your imagination .. the shade on this floor lamp once was wedgwood blue with burgundy trim .. the floor lamp itself was once celery green .. the lamp and shade were found separately almost 2 years apart at the warrenton antique shows .. the crochet is/was part of my hoard ..

the shade and lamp were painted country white and the shade has been fitted with the crochet trim ..

come see it in canton - Arbor 2 space 217 & 218

Thursday June 3 - Sunday June 6

excuse the mess in the workroom ..

love ya'

Friday, May 28, 2010

Happy Memorial Day Weekend!

we hope you all have a wonderful Memorial Day weekend .. and want to say a big Thank You to the men and women who serve our Country ..

enjoy this song, written by a teacher and performed by a third grade class ..

love ya'

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

what we did with that ..

found a cool metal rod folding thing - unsure of it's original purpose .. but the minute i saw it, i knew we could come up with something cool to do with it ..

it has wonderful patina on the metal, so we left it alone .. other than a good cleaning ..

then we had rod build us a wood tray that could be lifted off .. notched on the ends for easy grip ..

the tray will receive a coat of white paint and light distressing .. and a top coat of poly ..

then we made a little scalloped slipcover of burlap .. it has a wonderful little french look .. perfect for poolside, bedside or an impromptu garden party ..

we are busy getting ready for canton .. you MUST come see us this month .. we have so many wonderful things to share .. an extra big load of small furniture and accent pieces .. lots of slipcovers and lots of pillows .. lots of white stuff .. we are also doing the Dallas Flea this month, so sherry and i will be home except for sat working on things for that show while rod is at canton selling .. so stop in a see him ..

arbors 2, spaces 217 & 218

love ya'

p.s. later, we found another folding thingy just like this one, so we will have two of these tray tables ..

Saturday, May 15, 2010

i'm an uncle!

welcome Emma Nicole Rash, born May 14, 2010 at 11:13am. weighing 6 pounds and measuring 20 inches long.

isn't she beautiful!?

for emma!

love ya'll,

Thursday, May 13, 2010

ready for summer?

summertime always reminds me of time to relax, slow down and enjoy life .. i love early summer in texas .. everything seems alive .. the days are warm and sometimes downright hot .. and the evenings are still cool enough to enjoy a little quite time on the front porch ..

here are some pics of gliders and army cots i have transformed for placement on those big front porches the south is known for ..

this is a metal porch glider that required cushions .. i covered new foam cushions and pillows in a cath kidston rose print fabric .. and placed a mosquito net over the setting ..

another glider that required new foam cushions - i like working with this style of glider - i used a vintage blue and off white ticking stripe i had - you can't really see it in the photo, but the front skirt is scalloped at the bottom ..

this glider i covered in a french style fabric i purchased at a close-out ..

this one i covered in an old awning stripe fabric .. i try to keep the gliders in their original state as best i can .. i have never repainted the gliders, though i have had to re-work the springs a time or two ..

this one i used an old plaid patchwork fabric mixed with crisp white eyelet cutwork tablecloths that were about to be discarded .. i used vintage tablecloths to make the accent pillows ..
a folding army cot dressed with pillows, comforter, throw and mosquito net .. i love doing this to army cots ..

another cot i dressed .. and actually, it was the first cot i dressed and it was so well received that i continue to do this whenever i find those old folding army cots .. its a great look and people always seem to get excited when they see one ..

i thought i would throw in a pic here of a mosaic collage i did on an old mirror i had .. the mirror was one of those old buffet mirrors with the rounded top .. the frame work had some damage and to disguise it i added seashells and pieces of pottery i had .. the cockatoo is an old stangl piece ..

enjoy the day and thank you for keeping us in your thoughts ..

love ya'