Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Headboard In Place!

Hi all!! The new/old mantel is finally in place behind our bed. It took some work, more than expected of course. I cleaned it with warm water and tsp. Then I used this wax called Fiddes and Sons. You put it on with a cloth let dry then buff. It sure made a difference, it brought out the color of the paint and made it a bit shiney!!
My husband added some wood and brackets to the bottom of the piece as to raise it up a bit.  At first he just added the brackets but soon found out wood was needed as well. So after all of that we got it in place, and I really like the look. Of course if and when I decide to paint the walls we will have to move it. HaHa :0
I am going to start including the prices and places I found my pieces for you. This piece was found at the Rose Bowl Flea Market, it was $200 it is over 100 years old! The wax was about $16 and the brackets a few dollars.
Have a wonderful week, and I hope to be posting some new finds soon.

Friday, February 17, 2012

It's About Time!!!

Hi all it's been awhile!!! I have been busy creating new art pieces. It is a lot of fun, but takes up most of my time during the day.
I have decided to do a new kind of thing for my blog. I am going to show and report on my flea market and garage sale finds, and how I use them in my home.
Let us start with this awesome mantel/fireplace surround that I found last Sunday at the Rose Bowl Flea Market.  It is over 100 years old and has the perfect chippy, worm holes, and aquaish color to it.
I am going to use it behind my bed as a headboard.  First I need to clean and wax it, then raise it up a bit so it's the perfect height for the bed.  When it's all done and in place I will show and tell.
Have a great weekend!!! Missed you guys!!

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Happy New Year 2012!!

The clock is ticking down to New Year. Can't believe it's that time :) again!!
Hope you all had a fantastic holiday season so far!!
Hope that I have more time to blog in 2012 and I'm even thinking of doing another blog all about decorating, flea markets and garage sales.
Have a safe and Happy New Year!!

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

French Flea Market Style Guest Post

French flea market style is a lot like French style in general; it's effortless, a little hodgepodge-y, it's daring, but not too daring and it's always so darn chic!  At any flea market, in France or in your hometown, you're sure to find that one eclectic velvet wingback chair, vintage poster or beveled mirror that's perfect in its vintage, well-worn glory.  The flea market look is practically overflowing with decorating ideas, so get thee to the nearest French flea market (or maybe eBay) and start looking for that perfect piece.

Electic Revisted (via)

This room exhibits classic French flea market style.  The perfect antique chandelier, a couple of French wingback chairs and a linen-upholstered settee are put together in a seemingly effortless way.

House Beautiful (via)

This bedroom design is accented with the kind of things you'd be lucky to find at a french flea market.  You can find things like a silk Mariano Fortuny Pendant Lamp, some accent pillows and table lamps at a bargain at a really good flea market.

Schools BG (via)

This child's bedroom is playful and chic, with its vintage poster and cowhide rug.  Any grown-up would be lucky to have such a chic bedroom.

Pretty Pink Roses (via)

Love this room's eclectic design!

Oh Joy Blogs (via)

Here is a work table from Emily Chalmer's book, “Flea Market Style.”

Apartment Therapy (via)

French fashion designer, Marcel Marongui, would know all about decorating in the French flea market style...especially since he has the convenience of a delicious Parisian apartment.  It's a small studio, bot even 700 sq. ft., yet it packs a wallop of a punch in its chicness.  It's classic in its mix of styles and flea market finds.

The great thing about the French flea market style is that it's remarkably easy to achieve.  All you have to do is head to the flea market and see what you great pieces you'll find.

This guest post comes courtesy of Design Shuffle, which is a wonderful inspiration site full of ideas from top New York interior designers to San Francisco interior designers and more!

Monday, November 28, 2011


Hope you are all having a good Cyber Monday!!
I'm sure the shopping Frenzy has started!!!
Had a great Thanksgiving, now on to Christmas!!
Working like crazy here in my studio! Making messes and having fun.
Hope you are too!!

Saturday, November 12, 2011


You think I could have blogged before now, but NO!!!!!

I'm too busy, with Christmas upon us, and lot's of orders.
I finally got some Thanksgiving decorations up in my house, so I decided to show them to you.
So sorry I have been MIA for sooooo long. I at least get to chat with a few of you on Facebook.
Anyway, hope all is well with you!!
Happy Thanksgiving to all of you!!!

Monday, October 31, 2011

Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween!
This is my little ghost buster! Baby Jake not such a baby anymore. He turned 2 in Sept!!
Hope you have a wonderful Halloween!!!