Friday, September 30, 2011

Sibling Love

"Whoa! Who is that?"

Your big sister!
"That's MY big sister?"

Yes!  That's your big sister.

"No way!"

Congratulations to my daughter Mallory.  She's going to be hitting the runway in her first fashion show in New York City this Saturday night.  She'll be modeling for designer Marcello Geary.  Break a leg Mal!

Have a fabulicious weekend!!

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Happy Fallidays

Anyone else experiencing problems with Pinterest lately?  I haven't been able to add pins.  For some reason after I download my pix, it says "pinning" and nothing happens.  Ugh!

I added a few Fall decorations around the house and thought I'd share a little of what I did with you.
Nothing much, just a few reminders of my favorite season.

I thought about rearranging my entire kitchen hutch with Fall decor, but just don't have the time or the funds right now to go buy anything.  So I just used a little of what I already had.

A cute little tin sign and some fall apples.

I got this little glass cloche thingy at a yardsale a couple of weeks ago and added a small ceramic gourd to it.  The ceramic container was a curbside find years ago.  I turn it around after Fall to hide the acorns.

A small white wooden pumpkin and my wax burner with the new Fall scent from Walmart - Pumpkin Spice Pie.  Yum!

This ceramic sugar and creamer stay out all the time, but I love the Fall colors they add to my hutch.  I got the vintage butter knives over the weekend at a yardsale for $1.

A wire basket filled with ceramic gourds sits on the little shelf below.

And my favorite little tassel from Michael's last year.

On top of my fridge I added some things too.

I've been on the hunt for one of these basket covers and scored one at TJ Maxx last week for only $7.99.

I added a little pumpkin to it on top of some cookbooks and cloth napkins.

Also in the kitchen I switched things up around the stove opting to go for practical and functional in lieu of decorative.

The salt grinder and pepper grinder came from Tuesday Morning.  I can't remember where I got the oil decanter.

I like to have these things handy while I'm cooking.  And they look kinda nice too.

On the other side is this pretty Tuscan looking crock I got over the weekend at a yardsale for $2.  It is the perfect size to hold my utensils and it is very heavy!

That's it for now.  If you have any tips for my Pinterest problem, I'm all ears.

Thanks for checking in and have a fabulicious day!

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

New Coffee Table

There's an advantage to being decisive.  You know immediately when you can't walk away from something.  There are few regrets.  It's one of my strong suits - that and being able to listen to a baby scream for hours on end without ripping my hair out.

This weekend was the annual Audubon townwide yardsale and I came across this beauty that stopped me in my tracks.

It's big, it's bold, it's beveled and it's beautiful!

It's also a $450 designer table that I got for........

Fifteen bucks!!  SCORE!!  I love how it compliments the mirror above the sofa.

The coffee table that I had in here before was moved in from the Family Room (had to get that out of baby's way!).

That was another bargain at $20 (Craig's List), and it was fine, but it lacked the wow factor I was going for in this room.

It was also a little small for the scale of the sofa.

The new one is so rustic and even looks a little bit chippy.  I absolutely LOVE it!

And even better, I can add more accessories now.  And who doesn't love to accessorize??

The stems and mercury glass candleholders are from Michaels.

This little silver candle I got recently at a yardsale for fifty cents.  I almost never pass up a good candle at a yardsale.  You can always use them!

This tray was a Marshall's purchase as were the faux pears.  The cloche I got at a barn sale.

I gave the other table to my little bro.  I've been helping him decorate his new office nearby and he needed a coffee table.  I'll have to take pictures of his new office for a post someday.

Thanks for stopping by and have a fabulicious day!

Monday, September 26, 2011

A Notch On Our Belt!

Well the first show for Larkspur Interiors was a huge success!  I'm just thrilled at how much we sold and the fact that we had a blast was just icing on the cake.  The day could not have been any better as the temperatures were in the low 70's and the crowd was buzzing the entire time.

I spent the past week recuperating as I was sick leading up to the show and a few days after.  In addition, my camera got left behind in the U-Haul we rented for the day and wasn't discovered until this weekend - terrible news for a blogger with such great pictures to share!  So without further ado, here are some pix of Clover Market.

Lots and lots of jewelry - vintage and handmade.

The vendor above was from Lancaster and all of his goods were handmade!
He had!  A totally fabulous industrial factory cart on wheels made with the most gorgeous reclaimed wood I've ever seen!  If I didn't have a baby on the move, I'd have scooped it up for $400.

Loved this booth!

And their name - Nanny Goat Antiques.  So cute!

This next one is Jill and Beth's booth.  They have amazing blogs I'm sure you've seen before.  Jill's blog is Gypsy Brocante and Beth's is The Gypsy Fish.  Their shop is called Gypsy Barn Market and their wares are the bomb-diggity!  You should seriously check out their website and browse the virtual eye candy.
Take a look for yourself.

All handmade by Jill and Beth.  Next market I'm going to treat myself to one of those bags!

Here's a pic of Jill and me at my booth.

Jill is the sweetest!  She came right over as we were setting up and made me feel so much more relaxed and put my mind at ease.  I was ready to lower my prices before the market even started and thankfully Jill talked me out of it.  My nerves were on overdrive!

Here are some shots of our booths.

A huge thank-you to our dear friend Marie, who came along to help us set up.  We could not have done it without her.  Just wish I had a pic of us all together.

We had tons of fun and Denise and I can't wait for the next market in October.  Of coarse there is no rest for the weary.  We have so much work to do and restocking is in order as we sold out of over half of our merchandise!  Woo Hoo!!

Here's a peak at our latest projects.

Got this sweet hall table over the weekend.

Hubby picked this little guy up at the auction last week.  Thanks babe!

Just needs a little love.

Well that's what I've been up to lately.  I appreciate all of your well-wishes for our first show and especially all of the sweet comments about Denise's Mother-in-Law, Sandy, who died of Alzheimer's the week before our show.  Consequently this September marks the first annual Alzheimer's Awareness Month.  Please remember to pray for those affected by this terrible disease.

Thanks for checking in and have a fabulicious week!

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Weekend Finds, Crunch Time and Sad News

One of my favorite yardsale destinations is the over-55 communities.  I always seem to find the most incredible home decor at these places.  This weekend was no exception as we almost cleaned up at one particular home.

Here's a quick look at everything I got.

Most of this stuff came from the same woman who just moved from a larger home into this community.  I've bought from her before - the prints over my family room sofa came from her (you can read about them here).  I absolutely love this lady's taste, and her prices are amazing!

The arrangement was $2 and the large red urn was $5.  I used both of these to decorate my brother's office.  The wire chicken and little brass piggy were from another home.

She sold me BOTH of these Southern Living At Home sconces for $2.  I kept one and hung it in my powder room and the other I used in my brother's office.

This beautiful picture is huge and Rosemary (we're on a first name basis now) sold it to me for $10.  I also used this in my brother's office although I hated to part with it!

A cute iron scroll that will go in my stash for now.  That was $2.

I bought this beverage tub for $3, but have to find a base for it.  I'm sure I'll come up with something and for $3 who cares if I don't!

These next few things came from a different yardsale in a different town.  Our favorite town to go yardsaling is Pitman, a sweet little historic town close by that we just have a lot of luck with.

Most of these things are going to Clover Market with us on Sunday.

 On a much sadder note, Denise's sweet Mother-In-Law passed away yesterday.  It was expected, but still very devastating.  As most of you know, Denise is my best friend, and also my business partner.  Together we've been planning all Summer for our big premier at Clover Market this weekend.  The funeral is on Saturday.  Somehow we are not even worried as we both know that it is in God's hands now.  Fortunately, we worked ourselves like crazy this past weekend getting as much done as we could, preparing for the worst.  Please pray for Denise and her family at this difficult time.

I'll leave you with a pic of Baby Bliss and Mr. Bliss.  It was Cole's very first Eagles game and they were both very excited to have some male bonding time.

Thanks for stopping by and have a fabulicious week!