Sunday, June 27, 2010

Georgia Peach

I started out with a few scents of Sharon's fabulous hand-poured soap, made at the Pink Chateau in Muscatine, Iowa.

But my collection is expanding and now includes Georgia Peach, Vanilla Lavender, and Brown Sugar Fig. I sold some Georgia Peach before I could even get it on the shelf.

And the original scents that include giant lavender chunks, tangy citrus-tinged Love Spell, and French lilac are flying off the shelves.

And I had the chance to see some homes this weekend that reminded me how much I enjoy others' design styles. Check out this garden!

I love concrete birdbaths.

And that was just the outside. The inside was full of wonderful pieces.

Chippy brass bed.

And whimsical light fixtures in every room.

I would love to turn an antique table or dresser into a functional vanity for the bathroom.

Some would call it dated, I call it classic.

Signed photo of Truman.

A white wall and simple silhouette are the perfect backdrop to the red shutters.

I spent much of the weekend on the patio repainting an antique dresser. Pictures coming soon.

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Weekend Fun

I brought a few of those estate sale goodies into Amaze today. Aren't these the greatest little child's boots?

I'm a sucker for velvet-lined jewelry boxes.

This bible is inscribed to Cora from Father and Mother at Christmas time, 1919. Most kids I know would feel they totally got the shaft if their parents gave them a bible for Christmas, but those were simpler times, to say the least.

Fabulous rusty, metal trays.

And I had never seen ice skates like these that fastened onto the soles of your shoes.

I heart old kewpie dolls and vanity sets.

Cute metal box and hankie.

And Jason and I went to a venue in KC called Knuckleheads for the first time last night. It used to be a flop house turned biker bar. Perfect.
The place sits right beside train tracks and it was so fun to hear those whistles blow during the show. Did I mention that Marcia Ball was fabulous?

Seats up top.

And the awesome Elle Binder. Yes, she created all of the amazing jewelry she is wearing.

And, of course, she has the coolest boots ever.

Friday, June 18, 2010

Estate Sale Heaven

Some estate sales just "move" me. I am so curious about the person who lived a life and whose worldly possessions and once cherished treasures are now available for complete strangers to rummage about in.

This was the estate sale of a former artist. I loved looking at her work and overheard her nephew telling someone that she had won many awards and taught. He was not the one putting on the sale, just dropping by, and he said he had probably spent 20 Christmases in this house.

Tools of the artist's trade. These are china paints.

The pile of brushes made me feel melancholy somehow.

And wow, what treasures she once had.

Gorgeous antique brass bed. Reminds me of that Dylan song, which I heard today, actually.

Precious dolls.

This chandelier was to die for!

Awesome settee.

The headboard was massive.

And the matching vanity had a marble top.

I'll post some of the goodies I picked up soon. Including an antique black pair of child's button up boots.