Monday, September 8, 2014

Longaberger Basket Giveaway!

It's that time again! Time for a giveaway! I have always been a fan of baskets, especially Longaberger's; and this lovely vintage Longaberger tea basket is up for the giveaway!!! 

All you have to do to enter the drawing is subscribe to the blog via email. Leave a comment about your favorite basket, and if you don't have one, what you love about this one?



Giveaway drawing will occur on Friday, September 26th at 8PM EST.

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Faux Fur & Dresser Top Turned Kitchen Counter Storage


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This weekend was packed. We had a long, very long itinerary. We had to open the store, take care of last minute nail appointments in the salon, go to my cousin's birthday party, my best friends bachelorette party, and finally a picnic at our neighbors on Sunday. Somehow I managed to cram one estate sale into the mix, and the result; some cool items! 

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Mackenzie Childs Inspired Furniture



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For my client Elizabeth, inspiration is a way of life. Not only does she inspire others but is ever inspired by the students and faculty of the boarding school where she lives and works. As soon as I entered her home for the first time it was evident that her brightly colored and finger paint like; Mackenzie Childs furniture reflected her attitude on design and life. Simple, colorful, carefree.

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...