Thursday, July 29, 2010

My New Space!!!!!

Well, my space in the Mission Road Antique Mall has been assigned and I'm ready and raring to go!!! It's HUGE!! 10 x 12 - about the size of my dorm room at KU that I had to share with another girl. I am so excited.

This isn't my stuff, of course, but the dealer here has left me with some good karma with all of her cool things. I had to take home one of her vases.

The hard walls on three sides are perfect and my wheels are already spinning about what's going to go on them . . . I will paint them my signature Light French Grey.

And while I was wondering around, I got some inspiration. I love this funky art. I have a large coffee and side tables I'm going to paint this same blood orange and slather with antiquing glaze. I CAN HARDLY WAIT!!!

Friday, July 23, 2010

Mission Road Antique Mall

Swoon. I've been looking for a new coffee table for my living room and this beauty will be mine if it's still around when I scrape up the moolah to buy it.

If money were no object, I would own everything in this dealer's booth.

Styling genius at work.

Old lead ornament. Don't suck on it!!!!

This was one of a pair.

I've been bitten by the junk bug. Just submitted my application to join this fabulous mall in September and the owner said she liked my pics and would call me to see a space soon!! As if I need another hobby . . .

Sunday, July 18, 2010

A Charming Tea Party

I went to Dawn's today for a tea party.

It was fun catching up with the girls and having a little Earl Grey.

I hadn't ever met Erin before; what a cute chic.

Dawn and Eve. Eve makes a mean crumpet.

I loved seeing one of my "naughty" magnets on Dawn and Steven's fridge.

Speaking of fridge, Steven modified this one himself, of course, for his home brew.

I covet Dawn's side table.

On the way home, I took a detour through the Waldo Antique Mall. One dealer, Andrew Turner, had scads of oil paintings from an estate that were fabulous. I had to have this one.

These were so fun in their campy way and I admired that someone with less than traditional artistic talent enjoyed painting as a hobby.

I can spot chalk a mile away and it's hard for me to pass it up.

What a grand bird house. I would have to paint it French grey.

And I took home this old gent, too, mainly because he reminded me of somebody.

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Birdie Condos

Sharon over at Sweet Repose recently did a post here of her daughter, Piper's, birdie condos. I snatched this one for my mother-in-law who will be coming from Jasper, Alabama next month to watch Dash while Jason, Brendan and I are in NYC.

I just love the way Piper uses muffin tins for the roof!!!

And of course I had to have this birdie antique store for my own back yard.

And I tripped across an antique shop in Overland Park, Kansas this weekend. There wasn't much in the way of resale possibilities, but I did pick up these great reverse painted silhouettes that will go to Amaze this week. The great gesso frames have just the right amount of aging.

And these sweet ballerina prints came from Dreamworld, the place I talked about in a recent post. I can't wait to get back there!

They would be so cute in a little girl's room as an alternative to the usual bright and sometimes garish pinks.

I picked up these old, crusty bottles and the varying sizes look fun in a grouping.

How cool is this wonky shape? Modern day machines strip items of their personality and I love the imperfection of these old bottles.

And now that my brother and sister-in-law are back in town, Kavi and I can shop together. We looked for light fixtures yesterday and it was quite overwhelming until Kavi found her groove. This beauty will go in her new kitchen.

And I found this little number for my foyer. I WISH!!!

We loved this one. It would add rustic sophistication if your dining room happened to seat 20+ guests.

This fur covered chair did not look very comfortable!