Monday, March 29, 2010

Project Stand Redo

Before & after pics of a recent project stand. Before: chipping, missing, & mismatched paint, broken drawer & rough top surface.

Now, sanded, repainted a warm beige & repaired, it has lots of charm & possibility. The little glass knobs are so sweet. They gave us the clue that this piece had potential all-along. We are currently using it to showcase our cookbooks in the kitchen area. It would also make a nice night stand, plant stand or end table ready to fit into any decor & small space.

Sunday, March 28, 2010

New Mini Denim Skirt Purses

I made some new mini denim skirt purses last week-just in time for Easter basket filling. These purses are so popular with little girls (& their moms & grandmas, & aunts...) in our shop. I adorn each a little differently with unique trims, buttons, beads, sequins, decals, lace pieces, & such in colors to please every girl's taste. They each have a zipper closure, adjustable strap, built-in "belt", 2 front & 1 back pocket. They sell for $9.99 in the shop & $10.99 online (for shipping via Priority Mail in 2-3 bus. days).

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Spring Website & Shop Addtions

After a wash-out weekend, I just updated the website with new merchandise, especially the spring category/pages. More spring items will arrive in the coming couple of weeks as well in the shop. Shopping trip planned for Monday (tomorrow), and final stock-ups for the upcoming spring Best Kept Secrets' Tour are furiously underway!!!

Here are a couple of the newest additions in the shop, but not yet on the website (posted after our Mon. shopping extravaganza!) Blue/lavender floral (daisy & lavender) wreath with birdnest and eggs.

...and a collection of sweet and super-soft chenille gardening bunnies awaiting Easter baskets and springtime cheer-ups in your home.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Taking a Siesta

Don't hate us or be too jealous, but this is a pic of Siesta Key Beach in Florida, where we spent a few hours visiting last week on our mini escape trip. We went to Antique/vintage shops for ideas, inspiration, and hit a few flea market events. With the chillier-than-usual temperatures even in the south this winter, there wasn't as much going on as we'd hoped for. But, we had two gorgeous days that reached into the mid-70's right before we left. We brought a few of our finds home to the shop this week, including some glass bead earrings (new, not vintage), linens, and a sweet wall picture. If we weren't flying home, there were several larger pieces we would have loved to bring along. A better plan for storage/delivery is needed for next time!

Here is one of the items we found in Fl. & were able to bring back to the shop- an adorable framed print of a vintage/victorian girl holding a bouquet of roses. The matting is dark green and the frame is gold etched. This one is getting lots of looks already...probably won't last long.