Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Vintage Market here we come

Moving along redoing furniture and surprising myself a bit.
Don't know if it's the change of season, changes I'm seeing in my favorite decorating magazines, or just changing my own style a bit.

All three of these projects should have had before photos.
The round drum table was originally done in a dark mahogany finish. It had boards that didn't quite match up on top and the top itself was partially stripped. After sanding the top and seeing the beautiful wood grain I decided to just stain it in a warm wood tone.  The rest of the table was painted in a stone color.  The legs were distressed slightly, and I'm very happy with the result.

Next, the candle/plant stand needed its top refinished and the rest was left as found, traditional dark wood stain.  Love the tall lines -
A great piece.

Finally found this table with great lines and a plate glass top. Every other aspect of the table was in need of a redo.  Satin black paint did the trick - emphasized the nice
silhouette and resulted in a table that could serve as a nightstand, an end table, or even a cocktail table.

We'll still have lots of shabby and primitive pieces and accessories to go with them - everything vintage or hand crafted, or redone.  Join us at the Vintage Market
September 7 and 8 on Main Street in Roscoe or visit us at 1710 N. Main Street in Rockford
Wednesday - Saturday 11-4.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

The Vintage Market Returns!

Mark your calendars for September 7 and 8. Just A Second and Tina Rippy will be participating in the Harvest edition of Vintage Market (click on poster for more details) 


Our store will be closed those two days while we join with other vendors to bring you a wonderful selection of vintage furniture, felted wool accessories and furnishings, in addition to other hand-crafted and embellished decorating accents for Fall and all year.

These are just a few examples of the types of goodies we will be taking to the Vintage Market.  Everything is either vintage, re-purposed, or hand crafted, so you can be assured you will be getting one of a kind items.

In the two weeks between now and the show, we will be busy painting and crafting and deciding on how best to provide the best shopping experience we can.

We are really excited to join this market and hope to see you there.

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

OK, time to 'fess up.  We are addicted to watermelon.  This has not much to do with decorating. Just had to share.

Came home from my walk this AM, had coffee, checked computer, needed to get to shop because I didn't want to miss the UPS man again.  Needed the boxes to ship some book orders. Then decided to have breakfast.  Filled the bowl with cereal and went to fridge to get the milk. This is what greeted me.
I couldn't stop laughing, and John was so happy to catch my first reaction.  Who said this doesn't have to do with decorating. Have you ever seen a coffee filter used so well?

It seems every time John stops at the store, he is at the back door with another watermelon. I was about to start calling him "the watermelon man", but now the title is reserved for my refrigerator pal.

I am fortunate because in addition to making morning coffee ( I shouldn't tell you, but he is actually grinding the beans!) and making sure the Brita is filled, John is now cutting up the watermelon, so it is always at the ready. Is watermelon available in the winter?


As an aside, these are the books I am shipping to Amazon with the start of school eminent. Need to put a kind word in for the RRstar and my ad rep.  The ad came out pretty faint in the paper last week, and they are rerunning it for me. Thought that was a very kind gesture.  They get accolades from this small business owner for whom advertising is an expense more difficult to handle than for a bigger company. Thank you RRstar.