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Mint Green Cabinet & Southern Hooker

We keep painting and packing, painting and packing.  We’re almost there.  Then it’ll be time to load up the truck. #helpthisoldladyback I know I’m the worst with the before pictures this week, but I can’t remember where in the world they all wound up.  Just [...]
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A Holiday Pop Up Shop

One of the coolest things about owning your own business is following fun opportunities when they come along. You’ve obviously seen a lot of our shop around here the last 2 years, and it’s been so much fun to share it with you and to watch things grow and change.  Matt [...]
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Behind the Scenes: it’s fall y’all

        1 & 4.  Mixing up custom Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint greens for the Chapel Market 2.  visitors are totally welcome, especially when we get to see Julie again (come back to us, friend!) 3.  shooting the fall candles and decor–so proud of Julie [...]
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Behind The Scenes: Chapel Market Prep & the Beginnings of Fall

Time has been simply passing so quickly these days in the shop.  We’re working on so many fun projects I can hardly stand it.  Sure, there’s the business to deal with (but I love that part just as much), and there are tedious tasks.  For instance, this week we had to [...]
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Color Stories by Perfectly Imperfect

Now that I’m back in the shop every day, our schedule is tight, and I’m still adjusting to it.  I feel like I’m slowly getting into a groove, and finding time to fit blogging and the behind-the-scenes work in. My work for PI consists of directing the whole shebang, [...]
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We’re Sending out Gifts to You!

Just a simple post today to say… Every time you shop with us the next two weeks, we’re sending you money back for the next time you come back.  Yes, speak, sister. And p.s. since we announced our shop stock will change every 2 months, things are selling out fast, so head [...]
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New Farmhouse Wares, & Online Shop Updates!

Well, after months of planning and almost look-book shooting, and putting it off all over again, our shop has finally been updated! Vintage-Style Ice Cream Scoop So our late Summer/early Fall collection is live!  That means yes, every couple of months (November 1, in fact), the [...]
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Shop Displays & a Chapel Market Sneak Peek

It’s that time of year when the January market orders have all mostly arrived and some of the July market orders come in. When the shop looks like it’s about to bust wide open with product. It’s exciting and nerve wracking all at once.  We’ll be set from now [...]
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Behind the Scenes: Shipments & More Shipments

My friend, Barb from Knack, writes these behind the scenes posts sometimes, and since I love getting to know the people and process behind the business/blog, I love her posts.  They remind me a little of our 25 Things posts, but with a what’s-going-on-behind-the-business kind [...]
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Books Available Online & The $50 Home Makeover Giveaway

The day has come (because i’m sure you guys have just been waiting lol) for the book to be available in our online store! Click the banner above to go over to the shop to get your autographed copy!  The folks at Adams Media are graciously giving away 10 copies here to ten lucky [...]
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In The Shop

One of the most exciting things about owning a shop is getting in new products. It’s like Christmas morning when those boxes come in.  We got a large shipment of pillows in last month, and I cannot wait to get them all listed online.  Seems like these days that we are running [...]
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Grateful

Well, this weekend was incredible. The book launch party was SO much fun, and such a success in my mind.  It was so very special to meet some of you, to hang with our local customers and to enjoy some celebratory time with friends and family at the end of the evening. The music and [...]
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Curate

If I could give one bit of advice to new shop owners–Curate your style. Own it.  Be selective. It’s okay to think a lot is cute or pretty or amazing.  But you don’t have to stock or sell everything you like.  I think all of us shop owners, antique fair blazers, [...]
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The Summer Pillow Collection, a Sale, & House Beautiful

As our business has grown and changed, I’m in an ever-evolving process of putting my finger on my 90/10 rule. You know, spending 90% of my time on profit-enducing activities and 10% on those not directly related to profit.  It’s not just about profit either.  I am [...]
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Favorite Troy Places & A Get Together With You

I love our quaint community. I never thought I would.  Love Troy, that is.  But now that I have my own children, and now that I’m older, I appreciate everything about where I am. Opening a shop brought about such a sense of where we raise our family, and how wonderful it is to [...]
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Product Spotlight: My Current Faves

We launched a new look for the site yesterday! We’ve been working on it since way back in January, and I’m thrilled with how it turned out.  If you’re joining us via email or reader, click on over to check it out.  More on the new functions soon– I was [...]
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New Paint Displays & Custom Colors

As I edited pictures of the shop I took last week, I realized I never posted the ones I took about a month ago. This blackberry paper by Cake papers is gorgeous…and p.s. a reader used it for wallpapering a bathroom when they heard me mention on Instagram that I might paper [...]
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In The Shop: Chalk Paint® Sale

Just a quick post to let you know about a little paint sale (plus FLAT RATE shipping)…head on over to the shop to check it out!
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Troy Fest 2014

So Troy Fest has become this exciting arts festival held on the downtown square here in Troy, Alabama.  I love it…the vendors, the art, the crowd, the vibe.  It’s just fun. Something usually starts as the focal point and interest for our displays (this is our third [...]
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Creativity Takes Courage

It was a happy week last week at the shop. We stick to home decor and vintage inspired gifts at our place, so I’ve never run across a jewelry line I wanted to carry…ever. But, back when we were at the Chapel Market, I knew that one day, I just might reach out to my sweet [...]
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