Wednesday, November 24, 2010

thanksgiving extravaganza

monmouth antiuqe shoppes will be having a thanksgiving extravaganza starting friday 11/26 through sunday 11/28.  discounts will be up to 40% - in my shoppe it will be 25%. see anything you like?

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

fi fo faux

i was at an estate sale on saturday and found some highly patterned paper, and i had this box, and copper paint, and an old (1890s) encyclopedia with very thin paper not usually good for most things and thought this would be a cool faux antique box.  i love the way it turned out.   i started out with the top.  fabulous.  then i distressed the hell out of the box - screwdriver, white paint, texture crackle, sandpaper (lots), distress ink in burlap and old paper.  then i glued paper on the inside and added somemore burlap distress ink on the edges.  i also did a faux mercury glass on some glass knobs and added them as well.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

monmouth antique shoppes

If you're ever in or around Red Bank NJ, please stop by a wonderful group of shoppes inside an antique building... even the floors creak!  I've been collecting for the last few years and was offered an opportunity to open a shoppe of my own.  I really thought I had lots of stuff, but now I'm really questioning why I bought some of the things I did!  I think it will be an excellent opportunity to learn about antiques and vintage (which I love), so it is deffinately a win - win.  I just opened last week and I have made some sales.  Now to replenish!  I will also need to work 1 day a week (Sunday will be the day) so it should be fun!

Saturday, November 6, 2010

life is but a dream

un-fashion post card swap at swap-bot.  all from anthropologie catalog.