Thursday, July 31, 2008

Meet Spencer

Doin what dogs do best NOTHIN!! Must be nice, sometimes I would love to lay around the house! Who has time for that? Spencer was born on April 9, 2008. He is a Dachshund and he is a mess! He wants to chew on everything, we can't keep enough chewies in the house for him. I got him when we got back from Texas in the spring and I named him after my grandfather that had just passed away on his birthday (of all days) March 25th.

Who could resist this NOSE!! Short, short legs and hugh paws, when he runs through the house it sounds like a horse. This is his favorite bed, actually a bean bag from Target, one of Rachel Ashwells. Good thing about it the cover comes off to wash.

I'm sure Spencer will make more appearances in the future!


Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Extra! Extra! Read all about it!

You know how it is when you use something everyday it becomes a part of you. Like soap! But what I failed to realize is that I need to share the source of my favorite soap. Keep in mind that I have very bad skin, I have red patches all over my face and everything breaks me out, and I am very sensitive in the female area! By the way, which my girls and I refer to as our kooter!! Well...when I went to Iowa to meet my sweet freind Sharon of Sweet Repose she hooked me up with some of her homemade glycerin soap. Well friends the rest is history, I will never use any other soap in the world as long as I can get this soap from her! When I try something new if it can pass the FACE and the KOOTER test its a winner! And the scents are wonderful, all kinds but to many for me to remember, ask Sharon!
So if I were you I would go to her blog and check her out, she is saved in my look at this column. SWEET REPOSE you won't be sorry!! Be sure and read some of her poetry, she is a talented writer.

Iowa Dresser

I thought you guys might want to see this chest I bought in Iowa. I'm not sure of its origin, but it is a very well made piece. All the drawer bottoms and the back are chamfered, narrow dovetailed drawers and the over all curves of this piece made it irresistible! I knew as soon as I seen it I had to have it for my house, wasn't sure where I would put it, but I knew I could find it a home! Believe it or not, the mirror was already there, didn't even have to move it!

It even has a hidden compartment, which I think is very cool, not that I have anything worth hiding, but it makes your imagination run wild! Can you imagine living a country where you had to hide valuable papers or money?

The carved wood details one the sides are so elegant. I'm sure this piecs will stay with me for a while. Off course I had to get rid of another piece to make it fit, but thats one of the reasons I'm in this business!

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Brimfield Pics

Here are a few pics of my booth in Brimfield. We had a great show and I'm thankful for everything we sold, given the fact the the economy is so bad. We have a few loyal customers that buy from us, and several shoppers that do showrooms in New York City. All in all is was a great show and I'm hoping we can do it again the spring.

I love stacks of suitcase's, these went to a good friend who sells clothing, pillows, bedspreads and lots of cool stuff, Cathy of Vintage Girl. I got some new duds and she took the whole stack of cases. Thanks Cathy!

This cupboard was one of only two that I brought home with me, it will be making a trip to Marburger for the fall show in Texas. That is one of Craigs Angel light fixtures on top of the cupboard.

Another view of the Jelly Cupboard with the doors closed. Garden table and chairs
(out of my house) went to Martha's Vineyard.

A great bench, and some other cool stuff.

This wonderful metal bread shelf is going to a Ralph Lauran showroom in New York City. Those guys know cool stuff when they see it!

This is one of Craigs benches and zinc top tables that he makes. He does such a good job and yes, they both sold to a decorator for her own home.

Rachel Ashwell took this neat cupboard and white trunk back to CA. with her.

I love the coffee dyed lace, looks good against the white tent. This little table base with four drawers is going to China!

Didn't sell much of this gold stuff, it's ok, but I don't really like it that much.
Old tarnish silver, can you ever have enough of that stuff? Not me, I think it is great to decorate with.

More suit cases.

And this wonderful cupboard is also going with Rachel Ashwell to her store! Thanks Rachel!

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Brimfield Again

Just a short note to let you all know we will be leaving for Brimfield, Mass. on Sunday July 6th. The show starts on Wednesday, July 9th. We will be at the New England Motel in Booth 219. Stop by and see us if you get a chance. I have tons of great stuff from Kentucky and Iowa!
Hope to see you there!