Monday, July 11, 2011


Hello Friends:

To add to my series on "How to paint with Chalk Paint"  "Learning from Kate's mistakes"  remember my post two days ago.  Today, I finished the two shelves, tomorow, I will wax and distress.  Watch the pictures.

The important thing on this post, is that  I love Virginia's video so much that I want you to watch it too.  If you do, please, "like" her on facebook, or twitter, also leave a comment on YOU TUBE.  Go to

Annie is the Stokist for Annie Sloan.  You can reach her at the Southern Institute of Faux Finishing in Brandon, Missisipi.


Tell me what you think after you watch the video,



Hello friends:

Yesterday was a Flea market day and new finds. This week the biggest flea market in the East Coast starts  "Brimfield"  Check the blog for great pictures, we are planning to go and it promisses to be great.

Here are some great flea market finds:
an adorable little linen piece from Belgium.

A great print from France.

Two of these lamps, so industrial they are great for a study.

Great antique quilt in good condition. perfect for the guess bedroom.

A nice little trunk, she wanted too much, I didn't get it.

These are great, I got one, I plan to frame it, cheap and very old.
The Brimfield market is next I cann't wait.  Please send me comments about your yard sales, flea market, estate sales, I will publish your comments.

Here are a few from last week:

Hi Stacey: Thanks for your comment, first of all you can get them on line at the two places I post them. Pottery Barn always gets them right but they are from China ha ha. Anyway, I see if I can find you one, there is an antique shop here she sells them for 20.00 let me know and I can get you one.They are all wood, large and white. martha
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What a cool idea - love that. Wonder where to find some? Doesn't Pottery Barn just always seem to get it right?? Nice post - fun stuff. Stacey of Embracing Change
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Great pictures! I love using oars too and I think they are very romantic and unexpected in the bedroom. I have one above the t.v. in my living room and love it there too.
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Hi: I am learning to make jewelry, do you have some pictures send them to me, love jewelry thanks for the comment kate
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I love yard sales!
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Good to know that you utilized your time by Painting all the furniture's of your house.
By Room Designer on Happy Thursday on 6/17/11
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What cute knobs! Love your store and wish I could nab me a grainsack! I'm a new follower! :)
DO YOU GET TO GO TO BRIMFIELD?? Last year they saw MS, Ophra, and more of the big decorators, like from HGTV, and Country Living, I didn't see any of them, but maybe this year.