The Vintage Spool and Words to Live By

By |February 21st, 2011|

It feels so great to be home.  SO great.  If you follow on Twitter, you know that Matt and I took our youth to a conference in Tennessee.

Much of my weekend was spent here…

We had such a blast, although I’m convinced that much time in a 15 passenger van is good for no one. (note: […]

Treasures Everywhere

By |August 27th, 2010|

Some of you may have seen it on my facebook page, but I found two of my most incredible treasures while Matt was gone.  At Backyard Treasures in Dothan, Alabama, I happened upon a load of windows (all glass in tact) for $5 each.  Having shopped for those frequently, that’s a pretty rare deal for […]

Little Changes, Big Finish

By |August 19th, 2010|

Well, hey there, friends.
Don’t you love technology??
I have to say, I officially have a bit of a problem.  I’ve been biting my nails off the last two days because I’ve not been able to turn on my computer.  The charger just stopped working….the same day my large flash stopped working too, I might add.
So, even […]

Because I Just Can’t Help Myself

By |May 15th, 2010|

Antiquing.  Junking.  Thrifting.Because a lot of times, you come home with random stuff.But it all comes together to form a purpose.  If you could have seen the look on my babysitter’s face when I brought this ratty old suitcase in.  Good times.The globe…I LOVE the globe.  I’ve wanted one with pastel colors to go in […]

Latest Finds Available!!

By |April 8th, 2010|

It’s time to show you all the great pieces I’ve got in my shop right now.  These will all be finished and sold, or some lucky gal (or guy) can let me know they’d like me to refinish it in their colors.I love each of these pieces for the details that make each unique.  Love […]

E.C. Oswald and Some Shopping

By |April 3rd, 2010|

*photography in this post by Lauren Cochran Photography*
Let me just say I’m worn out!
What a week it has been…so today it was time for a little fun (and business).
Lauren and I got up and out of the house early this morning (1/2 the day without kids and 1/2 the day with) to do some junk […]

Some THRIFTY Finds!!

By |March 29th, 2010|

FOR DETAILS ON THE 100 FOLLOWERS GIVEAWAY, GO HERE!!Ladies, ladies.If you could have only been with me.  If I could have just tweeted you all there, I would have.Because last Wednesday, I got an excited call from my friend, Lauren.  I knew it was a different kind of phone call, because she didn’t really even […]

Flea Market Shopping–Not the Same with My Hubby

By |March 23rd, 2010|

My sweet husband is good at LOTS of things.  He is very understanding (even though he doesn’t understand my newest obsession with all things white) and giving, and usually jumps on board with anything I’m involved in.This restoration business being just another example.  But today he had to go with me to pick up a […]

What a day

By |March 10th, 2010|

Yesterday, Lauren and I were able to go pick up my craigslist table and some other goodies for our attic and for fun….wanted you to see what all we (I) got. :)Had to run in Anthropologie to check out some hardware for our cabinetry–I was only going to get three of these card catalog pulls (because […]

Fit for a Queen…or at least a tiny princess!

By |March 5th, 2010|

Happy Friday!  Are you as excited as I am??I just need a weekend.  Little Ava did in fact have an ear infection–a very bad one, actually.  The doc said it her eardrum looked as if it were going to burst.  So, LOTS of antibiotics and re-checks to be sure it’s healing well.  She’s feeling a […]

Inspiration for a Salvage Find

By |March 2nd, 2010|

You know my productive trip the other day?That’s not all we found…..I saw these spindles and knew I could come up with something great to do with them….they were only .99!  I got twelve in all.  This may be a disappointing post, because they’re still a work in progress.  But I thought I would run […]

Be Still My Heart….

By |March 1st, 2010|

**FOR VINTAGE BOOKS GIVEAWAY, GO HERE** Because this beauty now belongs to me…..She will move upstairs with me to my writing room–that’s what I’ve decided to call it for now because “office” seems so stuffy–this will be the space I write, create, breathe.  I want  that space, of all rooms, to give me inspiration and to transport me […]

My Grandmother’s Treasures

By |February 28th, 2010|

Over the last year and a half my shopping tastes have changed drastically.  My eye for detail is different.  As excited as I get over walking into Loft, I get just as excited over walking into a flea market.  My eye sees differently….pays attention to things I would have previously discarded with a quick glance.Due […]


By |February 22nd, 2010|

Head on over to the Shabby Nest for a chance to win some beautiful, vintage blue jars–my newest addiction.  Have a great one!

Look What I Found….

By |February 7th, 2010|

Oh, I think I’m in love.With this fabulous table!  Check out the lovely details….This is my latest find for “my room”–thanks to my sweetest friend, Jenny, for coming with me (we have to do that more often) on the hunt through 4 antique shops and for the baby bouncing that made this find possible!  I […]