Thursday, December 31, 2009

Romantic Design.....What is your Interpretation ?

Romantic is many times confused with Shabby Chic. Romantic is Feminine, Delicate, even Sophisticated...Sensual.

Look at this Beautiful Chest, this Room.  It fits all the Categories. The Details on the Chest, the Crystal Mirror, The Feminine Touches in the Drapery and Paint.

BUT, Romantic doesn't have to incorporate every aspect.....You can Define YOUR Romantic....

I am always surprised when I hear people talk about "How Much" they paid for an item.  I am happiest when I find something wonderful for one of my clients that we paid "So Little" for !!!

In this New Year remember it is not always "How Much" your things cost, but "How Well" they Blend with all your other "Treasures".  How Well they Play off each other and how Comfortable YOU are with them !

I am only a phone call or email away....I can help you define your style, even on a budget.

Have a Fantastic New Year!!

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Don't forget your Front Door!!!

Looking ahead to a bright and Wonderful New Year!  But I  wanted to say hello and give you a few decorating hints and maybe even share a few of my favorite things.

One of the most forgotten areas of our homes is the Front Door and Foyer.   The front door (along with the yard) is the first thing anyone will see.  You want to draw them in, make them want to see more.  The Front Door should be a piece of "Eye Candy"......just a taste of what's to come.  Then, the Foyer is the hor d'oeuvres of  your Home. Make sure it flows.  My Motto.... Furnish, Accessorize and Finish!!

The Calm Color Palette teamed with the Beautiful Furnishings and accessories make this a wonderful Peek into what is to come.

Now, just a few of My Favorite Things!

Purple is my Favorite Color, so I absolutely love the Johnson Brothers Transfer Ware Platter. (c.1890's) Beautiful Vibrant Colors that seem to introduce all my Botanical Pieces. I have many, but this is a sampling of how I use just a few.  Teamed with Luscious Silk Drapery, it makes me feel enveloped in Warmth.  The upper plates are also Vintage Mason Transfer Ware.

A Few more Botanical  Pieces and Scenery Paintings. I love to mix and match...Old and New....Colors and Frames.

........I Cover all My Spaces.  In My Home, My World, I Surround Myself with What I Find Beautiful .

The Pink Rose Ornament was My Grandmothers and has Graced My Christmas Tree Every Year of  My Childrens Lives (we just celebrated the 30th). Along with the Vintage Sugared Fruit, New and Old Ornaments and Handmade Pieces from Children and Grand Children A Like.

Santa Always Perches Near the Front, he actually belongs to My Youngest, Mitchell.   One day he will go to Mitchell's home and Perch on his Tree, for his Children to enjoy.

I Love my Children, I love My Family....But my Most Favorite Thing is the Relationship, the Love I have with my Two Grand Daughters!  Alysa and Shyanne!!  Love, Love, Love these girls!!

Happy New Year Everyone.........K

Friday, December 18, 2009

Merry Christmas and the Very Best of the New Year to All!!

Hi Everyone!  Just wanted to keep you updated on whats going on with me!  I am looking forward to a Wonderful Christmas with my family and then beginning a NEW Chapter in my life.  I have been in Antique Malls for years but have decided sadly to close up shop.  It was a sad day but, I am really busy in your homes and businesses and felt I  really need to give you all the attention you deserve.  I will be updating my blog each week with new fabulous finds and great repurposed pieces.  I have a storage unit full and I will just redo and add my "touch" to everything.  I will also be forwarding great decorating ideas and wonderful tips.

Remember you can have a wonderful Warm Home and not break the bank!!!  I can help you!  I am only a phone call or email away.....

Grey is the New Chocolate Brown in 2010.  Wonderful with Black and Ebony.  Sophisticated and Sleek with Yellow.  Absolutely Serene with Blues.

Stay Warm, Stay Dry and Please Stay in Touch!!!


Thursday, December 10, 2009

Happy Holidays!!

Well, it has come to that time.....sad for me but I am closing my booth as of December 15, 2009.  It has been so much fun meeting all of you wonderful people.  But, It takes dedication and hard work.And....  I am very busy decorating your homes and cannot dedicate the time I need in my booth. The time it deserves.  I feel it has to be just perfect, but I need your homes to be perfect also!

I will continue to post my blog, provide you with before and after projects.  With clients permission, I will show you many new designs.  I look forward to seeing you all soon.

My booth at Old South is 40% off everythingBut the last day is December 15th,

I will continue to find that perfect piece and repurpose it for its next life.  I never know what I might happen upon.  I will continue to show you all my great finds and maybe you will love something I have.  If so, call or email and we will set up a time for you to see it in person.

Thanks to all of you for your patronage.  Now...lets get busy on your home or work space!!!

Merry Chistmas!!!


Sunday, November 29, 2009

Happy Holidays!! New Merchandise....and Christmas Cheer.

Happy Holidays Friends!  I have some new Merchandise just in time for the Holidays.  I added 2 wonderful Dining Tables to my booth.  Both Solid...each will seat 4 and each completely different.  Also a Vintage Silver Pom Pom Tree.  So hard to come by....also a box of replacement pieces.

The Table is stained in a Warm Walnut, The Legs in are in a Distressed White Wash.  A great piece to use in any room.   Priced at $125.  Shop early for best selections.

The legs are great!. Subtle Distress  with White Washing.

The Top of the Table is Darker than the photo shows.  Great Solid Top. 

Another Great Table in Hand Rubbed Distressed Black.  Great Solid Top, Heavy Chunky Legs.  $125

The legs are a Chunky 4 x 4. Black Hand Rubbed Distressed Finish.

The Table has a very Warm Finish.  Just enough Wood...Just enough Black.  Not too Traditional, Not too Contemporary.  A Great Solid Piece.

A Vintage Silver Pom Pom Tree.  So hard to find these anymore.  $38.  I also have a box of extras.  You can create the shape you want.

Remember to shop early for best selections.

The Mall is open Monday through Saturday 10:00 to 5:00
                           Sunday 1:00 to 5

Saturday, December 5th is Old South's Open House.  Lots of Food, Fun and Discounts!!!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Happy Holidays!!! I have filled my Booth with New Treasures Just for You!!

I have filled my Booth with a few pieces of Furniture and some Great Art pieces Just For You!!

Take a look at this So Very Sweet Original Water Color of Roses.  Signed and Dated 1911

What better way to say "I Love You"  for the Holidays than a gift of Art.  Wonderful Vintage, One of a Kind!!

This is a Great Desk....I removed all the drawers except the middle.  Did a great Distressed Vanilla Finish and it is Yummy!  Add a couple of Baskets for Storage or use the shelves for display!!

Great Rope Trim for a little more Detail....

Sweet Curved Feet and Scalloped Details.  The Center Drawer is Curved..Original Key hole and Some Funky Oil Rubbed Bronze Handles...Perfect for $89.00.  Hurry it won't last.

The Accessories on the top of the Desk are just as great as the Desk.....Perfect Pink Agate Lamp with a Chocolate Brown Shade.....

Such Wonderful details, Priced at $75.00

A Great Pair of Dog Book Ends..  Heavy in Black with Gold Details.  I can see these on your Book shelves Flanking wonderful Leather Bound Books, Priced at $15.00

A Great Wooden Box at $15 and  a Pair of Vintage Crystal Door Knobs at $15.  These make a perfect Paper Weight.

This is Such a Sassy Wreath!!  Black with Crystal Beading $12

All the Large Chunky Wooden Photo Frames on the Glass and Gold Shelf are just waiting for you to take home and Display.  What a Great Gift.  Priced from $9.00 to $12.00

Lets not Forget About this Fabulous, Funky Table....Gold and Beaded!  What a Perfect Way to Bring the Whimsical Holidays into Your Home !

Great Details

And the Twirled Feet....Priced at $49.00

Just in time for the Holidays...A Very Modern Square Black Table with Milky White Center $45

A Pair of Black Windsor Chairs $19.95....Great Copper , Blue Willow and Pewter!!

Sweet Vintage Pair of Lamps, Hand Painted, Original Shades and Finials $50.

This photo does not do them justice, the matching lamp is resting on the Funky Gold Table.  Sweet Pair!

A View from the Isle.  Great Pewter Distressed Bench $75.00, Wonderful Accessories.  Great Turquoise Italian Pottery Vase $15.

Vintage Silver Table Top Christmas Tree...$25.  These are hard to come by.

The Box Beside the Wonderful chunky Table is Full of Vintage Silver Christmas Trees.  Actually there are 2 Boxes ...enough to do at least 2 trees, probably more.  All for $55.  Make me a an offer on all of it!!!

Don't forget Thanksgiving.  This great Vintage Turkey Platter is Black Letter Japan $19.95.  Use for Display or Serving!

This is such a Sweet Piece of Art...The Angel Watching over the Children $38

Great Mirror with a Crest $35

Hurry in for Best Selections.  Remember you can have a Warm, Welcoming  Home and not Break the Bank...Come See Me!!  I can help!

Remember to send me an email and let me know if I can help you to find that perfect something you have been looking for.

Old South is open Sundays 1 to 5 pm for the Holidays.

Open House is Saturday, December 5...Food, Fun and Discounts!!!!!

Monday, November 2, 2009

New One of a Kind Finds Just for You !!

I have new arrivals at Old South. Here is a view from the isle. Lots of new things to accessorize your home with and a few pieces of furniture for the finishing touches.

Yummy piece of vintage Copper with just the right Patina. Perfect for a fireplace or Kitchen to hold all your fall branches and leaves. Has the Cobalt and White Details on the Porcelain Handle. Priced at $38....
I have a this great chunky table with oodles of detail. It has a subtle Black Stain. The details of the table are so great. $45. This one is a square. Use it as a Coffee Table or an Occasional Table.. Very Heavy!
A vintage Majolica Pitcher is a Sweet Green with raised details $25. Great to add to your collection or as a vase in the kitchen. So many uses for this sweet piece.
You can see the finish of the square table peaking through under this Faux Snake Box. I love boxes and this one has the great french shape. Great for an accessory in any room. $12
Great Vintage Mirror, ready to hang in your home. Wonderful Crest. Use this piece in any room, over a dressing table in the bedroom or to anchor the bed. Over the sink in the bath or as an accent piece anywhere. $30.
Wonderful Vintage Framed Art Work, Sweet Children and the Angel watching over them. Great Color and Frame. $35
Absolutely the sweetest lamp. Vintage Pink Agate with such beautiful details. Newly rewired and a New Chocolate Brown Shade. The sweetes thing....original finial as well. $65
The sweet lamp is resting on the great little pine table. I did the hand rubbed distressed black finish on the is piece. Cute piece. Perfect for beside the bed, as an occasional table in any room. $19.95
My favorite this week. A wonderful Vintage Arm Bench. I used a great Neutral Pewter and then distressed it. The Bench has enough charm to Perch on a porch for great curb appeal. But yet it is graceful enough to hold court in the foyer or just cozy enough to rest at the backdoor. The Pewter color works great with black or brown. Beautiful with Reds, Green and Blues. $75.00. This piece will not last long!

A Vintage Iron Shabby, Chippy Paint Full Size Bed. It has the button rails. Great Piece, priced at $69
Sweet Oblong wooden box with brass accents $12
This table matches the large square chunky one. It is rectangle in shape. Wonderful Details. $45
A little Better close up of the patina on the vintage copper piece. But look at this great framed art piece. A boy dressed in red, matted in dark teal and the detailed gold frame. A great contrast. $20
Wonderful Primitive Shelf. wide wood, great finish. $28
Sweet Planter, ready for your arrangement. I filled it with a florentina mirror and a red vase.

Please come to the Old South and visit my booth. I try to be affordable, while providing you a mix of Antiques, Funky and Contemporary one a kind finds.

Shop early for best selections, these things don't last long so,if you want it.......

Please free to call for any information or send me an email.

Have a great Week!! Remember the Mall is open on Sunday afternoon from 1 to 5 for the Christmas Holidays!!!

Our Christmas open house is Saturday, December 5th 9 am to 6 pm