Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Round Top, Warrenton, Here we come!

We are leaving early tomorrow on a Hunt and Gather expedition to the Round Top / Warrenton Texas, Antique Weekend. I thought it would be a good time to introduce you to my new baby I got for Christmas.
Definitely my Junkin, dream car....Town & Country with stow n go seats

My husband rigged it up with these great carpets that are velcro'd down so they won't move when pushing in furniture..

 Not quite as big as the cargo van we rented last year seen HERE..

But I bet we can stuff it pretty full and we have been known to beg, borrow, & steal, & bribe, to get someone to haul a LARGE item back for us.... To be continued.....
(Let this also be the "before" picture, because it will never be that clean again!)

Saturday, March 24, 2012

From Rags to Riches

I Loved this little table the second I set my eyes on her in a the little town of Mabank,Texas! I could just feel her history..she had been great once, but her beauty had wained....
No she wasn't that pretty with her peeling laminate and weather damaged surfaces, but did you get a load of her legs? I guess I'm a leg woman (my hubby has yummy legs). Well I knew she had potential.

How about those legs now?
Sigh..And just as soon as I got her all fixed up, she went to live in The Big City with someone who only loves her for her looks.

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Not a tutorial

Usually if you write blogs you are also reading blogs. I saw the cutest name of a blog the other day called "Can't stop making things". I just loved the name, because we love to try different methods to make great decor for the shop.
I recently used a water decal transfer method (which I saw on the Graphics Fairy Blog )to make these great containers using some wonderful vintage glass canning jars, canisters and candles.
I also found several of the French Graphics on Graphics Fairy
It was a little tricky to get the graphics right, and a few tries to figure out how to handle the decals, but then it was pretty fun!
I saw another transfer method for wood on the blog called A Lapin Life , using a wood workers tool. She swore that it was really easy and her new fave transfer method! Me? Not So Much.
I wanted to make a Bed & Breakfast sign and had a cool board, unfortunately.....
 Right out of the gate, I started a fire in my kitchen...
 Next it melted the paint from the from the board on to the paper....not what I was going for...
Then it welded the paper to the the board. OK, so it was my first try. I am going to assume that the "wood tool" cycles hotter and colder, or wasn't done heating up or something. My board was very textured and was also painted. So I may try again on another surface, but I'm an "I need a satisfying experience within 15 minutes" kind of girl, or I move on to something else...
So I got out my paint brushes in order to have just a little instant gratification.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Flea Market Style Magazine, Thank You!

Surprised,Thankful, Excited, So Happy to be included in the Spring 2012 edition of Flea Market Style. Such a first class magazine, with fabulous photos, inspiring projects, and the best vintage sources across the country.
We were so proud to have our French Country Flea Market

included in the "Best Vintage Markets" Texas section...
Especially thankful that nominations.....
came from our customers....
Thankful to know that they appreciate us...
As much as we appreciate them.
You can purchase the Spring Issue of Flea Market Style right here!  $12.95 includes postage

Or at the Red Shed for $9.95

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Pictures from the Sale

Better late than never, pictures from the sale....