Friday, April 26, 2013

What you do

That love of vintage I have.. the love my husband just doesn't get.   He can't figure out , why I get up at 6am and head to the fairground the first Sunday of the month.  He wonders why I bring home rusty pieces of junk..  it's just my love of vintage... it makes me smile when I sand and paint and bring that piece back to life

And then he gets it.. my style and love of vintage... 
So now I have to pull the six pieces of  new "junk" out of the garage... it's Friday and it's time to paint we have a shop to fill.. I guess I should tell him he will be spray painting today.

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Building a shop

  I have dreamed of opening a shop since I was a little girl.  After I left my career in retail last year it has always been on my mind... taking the leap that was the hard part.  I wanted to open a place where I could offer vintage and new goods and most important it had to go hand and hand with my online business at Etsy.
So as luck would have it.. a place came available that I have been looking at for quite some time.  It's teeny tiny but it's a great start for what I am looking to do.

We will be offering vintage items and sprinkling in new merchandise a little at a time.   We have some outdoor space so it will be a great place to have sales on the weekend.  Along with vintage items we will be stocking our painted vintage items and custom painting.

It is a small square space with neutral tones and great light.  Which will allow me to take great photos for my merchandise on Etsy.    We are located in Southgate Kentucky right next to a wonderful florist.  Southgate is conveniently located about 5 minutes from downtown Cincinnati.  So if your close by stop by and see us we will be opening the end of May.

Thursday, April 11, 2013


    As I sit here and write this the most beautiful spring sounds are coming through the window.   And as sad as I am that is raining I am so glad warmer weather is here.  I feel so behind with our outdoor projects and can hardly wait to put all my ideas in to place.  The front porch and our back deck is an extension of our home in the warmer months,  our favorite place to be.   Since I have a graveyard of unused furniture in my basement and garage, I am going to get the paint out and reuse what I have.  I have one of these in my basement.  It was headed to our garage sale pile.  But yesterday the light bulb went off to make it into an outdoor coffee table.

Oh how I loved this pottery barn play table.. seems like yesterday when my nine year old was just a toddler playing with his matchbox cars and my Golden Cooper was chewing on the corners.  So off to sand and decide on paint colors.  

Loving this photo I found on Country Living... love the color combos and feel of this outdoor space.  Hoping we can recreate something like this on our back deck.