Friday, August 22, 2014

Country Estate Sale & New Online Store Items


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For the last few weeks, I have been working with a client from Woodbury planning an Estate Sale. Diligently I have also been hunting for new items for the store and online shop. Today, I have plans to stake signs for the sale and do some last minute prep. The sale has a lot of furniture and glassware, lamps, artwork and collectibles. For anyone who is local and interested in visiting the sale, it will be located at 105 Rowley Road, in Woodbury CT Saturday and Sunday August 23rd & 24th from 10-4. 

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

More Ironstone & A Hand Painted Buffet

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Last weekend was the annual Habitat for Humanity tag sale in Salisbury at the Hotchkiss School. I go with out fail every year, eager and excited to hunt for treasures buried in the rough. This year I found some amazing pieces of ironstone and I splurged on a large vintage buffet. 

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?