Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Wreaths For All Seasons

Okay, so wreaths have  been my project of choice lately.  Especially the paper kind.  I've been trying to build up a variety of items to put in our store next week.  I also like to get as much bang for my buck, and yours, as possible.  By adding a green button to this wreath, it will be easy to switch out the pumpkin ribbon with Christmas ribbon, and then something else for spring.  I think a pretty green gingham ribbon would look great on this.



This paper wreath is made from French dictionary pages. 




Okay, so this may be the first and last reindeer moss wreath offered by 2 Vintage Sisters.  I still need to buy one more pack of moss to fill in a few spots.  This one has been even more tedious than I expected.    I have some pretty green striped ribbon I'm going to add to this one as soon as it is finished. But for now, I think my rooster makes a nice wreath holder, n'est-ce pas?





I think this is my favorite.  A paper wreath made from an old hymnal.  Unfortunately I was only able to make 2 wreaths with my limited supply of music.  I will certainly be on the hunt for more old music books or sheet music. Pam and I each want one of these for our homes!  




Thanks for stopping by our little blog!

Robin

Sunday, October 24, 2010

New Life For A School Desk



We had this desk with us at the flea market last month.  However, it was still in its original state and I don't think anyone even gave it the slightest glance.  We just didn't have time to give it a well deserved makeover until now.   I personally chiseled off the petrified gum from underneath.  What is it with gum and school desks?  Now it has been painted a nice white with a very slight gray  undertone.  The paint is the Behr line from Home Depot and is the paint and primer in one.  I actually found this on the oops table, so I can't give a specific color name.  The writing area has been transformed into a little chalkboard.



I have just the perfect book for this spot.  A vintage Tasha Tudor children's stories book.



I thought this music paper wreath tied with tulle ribbon added a charming and romantic touch.  The seat of the desk has been distressed  to reflect a time worn look.



I can see this desk being used in a variety of ways, both functional and decorational.  And, being white, it is certainly versatile.

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Thanks for stopping by our little blog!

Robin

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Opening For Business In Chapel Hill, TN

We are excited to announce that we will be open for business in Chapel Hill by the end of this month!  We will have a spot in The Willow's Nest Antique Store.  This place is adorable and well stocked with great pieces.  One thing important to us in finding the right place was that it be appealing in all aspects.  We've found that often antique malls and stores can be old and stuffy.  Some  places are so boring and dusty,  you don't even want to look around.  The Willow's Nest is very well displayed and full of charm as soon as you enter the door.  We are very excited to have this opportunity.

Another important factor to us in choosing the right place was location.  There were other stores equally located  to our area, but weren't appealing to us for one or more reasons.  Chapel Hill  is approximately 30 minutes or less from Franklin, Nolensville, Columbia, Murfreesboro and Spring Hill, Tennessee. 

We are currently working on some great pieces including an antique six drawer desk, antique corner cabinet, antique china hutch and oak dining table.  We will be posting pictures and more information soon.  Thanks for reading our little blog!

The Winner!

Well ladies, you had really good odds on this one! 

The winner is:




7                       Life and Other Things





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Sunday, October 10, 2010

A Giveaway!

To thank everyone that has visited our booth or our blog, we are hosting a giveaway.    The winner will receive a petite burlap number "3" pillow and a flour sack dishtowel.  The pillow is approximately 10 inches square.  To enter, just leave a comment on this post.  If you want to become a follower of this blog, you will receive an additional entry.  Just leave a separate comment stating you are a follower.  We will leave this open until  Sunday, October 17th at 6 P.M.  Pictured are the actual items  you will receive.  Sorry, but at this time we  can only ship within the continental United States or APO boxes. 







Thanks for stopping by!

Robin

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Some Great Finds and An Update

In the two weeks since the Flea Market, we have found some great antique pieces.   This weekend we found this  wonderful rocker.  The gentleman who sold it to us thought it was probably close to 100 years old.  The seat was stuffed with straw.   It is definitely very old, but in excellent shape with a sturdy spring seat.  We also found this great old chandelier and have plans for a big makeover.





We have just started to list some of our items on Etsy.  This enables us to accept credit cards for payment through Paypal.  We plan to list some of the antique furniture this way also, but it will only be available for local pick up in the Nashville and Murfreesboro, TN areas.

We are still considering our options for future sales.  We sold so much of our merchandise at the Flea Market that we were afraid we couldn't build up adequate inventory to participate in  upcoming fall sales.   I live on a little farm and would love to have a barn sale in the spring.   So, that is one possibility.  For now, we will use Etsy and maybe Craigslist.  We will continue to add new listings to our Etsy shop and post updates of listings here.  I've changed the settings here so anyone should be able to comment on posts, even if you aren't registered.  We would love to hear from you!

Thanks for stopping by our little blog!

Robin


Sunday, October 3, 2010

A Vintage Head For Halloween

Way back when, glass heads were popular  in home decor.  I must confess, I actually had one of these in my apartment more than 20 years ago.  Pam recently found one at a thrift store and put it in her house.  Fast forward a few weeks and my daughter shows me the new Martha Stewart magazine with Halloween items for sale.  When I saw the mummy head, I got an idea.


I borrowed Pam's head:




I remembered I had these in the closet.  I knew when I found these bandages on clearance they would be useful.







 Add a tray and throw in a few plastic spiders and you have a great Halloween display.