Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Better handmade & the DIY angel wings


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Wouldn't you agree that there is something so lovely about a product that is handmade? Knowing that a person, not a machine designed, drafted and carried out a plan to create something just for you.....Recently I have been putting a heavy emphasis on building and creating truly hand made items. I am still painting and doing other projects but my heart is resting heavy with my tools and raw materials out in the shop.

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Friends, Fireworks & Dance Dance

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Last night was an awesome night! There weren't any furniture projects, there wasn't any shop talk, no repair making or painting. Just hanging out; spending quality time and making memories with my friends, my co-workers...my family. After a long day at the store, my husband and I drove over to my other job at Stateline Wine and Spirits in Canaan. Once the store closed at 8, we all climbed the ladder of death to get onto the roof. (I'm exaggerating) it wasn't that bad...(dot dot dot)

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Blackberry River Collection

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As a business owner, there are certain things that simply need to be thought about. For example, questions such as....where am I going, what are my goals, what's next...The last few months have been somewhat of an emotional struggle for me, a love/hate relationship between what I want to do and what I have to do.And as my aunt would say, it sucks to want, doesn't it... 

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Office Progress


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It seems like forever ago that I started the office project. My grand plans were quickly knocked down, built back up and changed numerous times before finalized but somehow I was able to keep it all together.Yesterday my (adopted dad/ not literally) Jay  (of Artfull Furniture in East Canaan) helped me finish up the custom desk. I can always count on him to bring his fancy tools and expert advice!

Collections, Collectors & Ironstone

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There are so many aspects about collectors and their collections that I love. The stories behind every buy, their inherent ability to find a diamond in the rough...the simple concept that to have a collection whether it is one thing or many things takes time and patience, years may pass before they find the missing piece they spent their whole life looking for...

Saturday, July 5, 2014

Americana Decorating Year Round


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There is something about classic Americana that I absolutely love and can never get enough of. Naturally 4th of July is the time of year that we pull out the decorations, the flags and bunting, the decor and spirit, but who says that Americana can't be an all year round theme?

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

The Opening of a New Store--Antique Chic


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Over the last few weeks many of you may have noticed that my online presence has been very sparse, or quite non-existent. I miss being online and writing about all of the wonderful projects I have been working on but at the same time, my writing most likely wouldn't be of any value due to the lack of sleep and sanity for that matter.

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Flea Market & Pink Vanity Giveaway!

Just now, writing this post I am realizing how long it has been since I have been online. The usual things have been keeping me busy, home, working in the shop and now, to mention, the opening of our new store! I will be giving details soon.