Sunday, March 28, 2010

HUGE Yard Sale, Chapelwood Dothan April 3rd

Hello to Everyone!  Hope you enjoyed my first edition of "shopping in the Wiregrass" !  I will have a second edition soon.  But first I wanted to let all of you in on what is happening the weekend of Easter. 2 Friends and I are having a HUGE Yard Sale at one of their homes in Chapelwood in Dothan On April 3 beginning at 7 am.  I will post the address with some photos a little later in the week.  2 of us had Booths in Antique Malls and are cleaning all of that out!!!  Cheap!!

We have Furniture, Custom Draperies, Curtains, Linens, Primitive Shutters, Crafting things, Scrap Booking, Household and Tons of Decorative Accessories.  We will have Coffee Tables, A Small Farm Table, Primitive Sofa Table, Folding Camp Chairs, an Upholstered Bench, Vintage Iron /Glass Shelf and a Pair of Antique English Twin Head Boards.  Still pulling furniture pieces out.  These things are ready to be used, if you have a shop or just for use in your home.

This is a Sale any Primitive or Antique Lover will need to shop.  We have so much!!  Cleaned out the Storage Sheds, The Storage Units, Closets and Garages!!!

Check Back in for the address and some sneak preview photos.

Sorry, No Early is just too hard to price things and organize while selling.  We will be ready to open for business on Saturday, April 3rd and promise it will be a worthwhile wait!!!

Mark your calendars...get ready to SHOP!!!!!

Friday, March 19, 2010

~~Vintage Chic ~~Historic Downtown Foster Street Dothan, Al

This is the first of the "Shopping in the Wiregrass" Series.  I started with Vintage Chic because I Love This Quaint Shop!!!   From the Front of the building you know that it is going to be a treat.  A Fabulous Old Building, pain stakingly restored. Proprietor, Berna Dean Flanagan is a Sweetie!!  She is one of the amazing people who Love Historic downtown and has invested her Heart and soul into revitalizing Foster Street and The Entire Down Town District.

 From the Expanse of the windows to the welcoming Rockers offered at $50 for the know you are Welcome.  Make sure to peruse the windows!  There is always a new seasonal display as well as really great "Stuff".  And we all know I love "Stuff"!!!

This "Happy Easter" Sign painted on tin is from an Ozark Resident, Tony Robinson and priced at $28.  Wow!!  Can't you just see this hanging on your porch to welcome everyone!!Berna Dean is great about showcasing Local Artists.

From the expanse of the Wide Open Doors, to the Wonderful Wood Floors and up to the Exposed Brick Walls....I Love it!  The Entire place calls to me....the feel of home.  Of shopping in the old small town shops with my grandmother.  It has memories and it has true substance.  From a design point of view, quite simply...It is Lovely!

Say hello to Berna Dean!  Ever ready to help you with whatever you may be searching for in your quest for the perfect collectible.  That one of a kind chair.  Or maybe just a trinket for a gift for that special someone.  Berna Dean is always happy to help.

Old Rusty Iron work...Yummy.  Ready for your spring garden.  I love the nooks and crannies.  The pieces and parts.  And don't forget she has multiple dealers so things change all the time.  So be sure to stop by often so you don't miss the perfect piece for you!

  Here is Berna Dean chatting with customers.  She is always ready to share her knowledge of the Vintage World with you or listen to yours. She can always find a place for you to pull up a seat and visit.  Don't you love that feeling ?

Look at those Walls!!!!  Exposed Brick and Plaster. You have to go and see them for yourself.  

Here is a peek into the shop.  A lovely Breakfront for only $895.  Folks these are hard to come by and in this condition....hurry, you need this!!

A Fabulous Marble Base Alabaster Lamp with a Red Shade Lights the way to this corner of goodies.  An Antique Round dining Table, an array of Vintage Chairs and more of those pieces and parts....

Yes, Sponge Ware with a Red Enamel Outside.  Wow....think of this with your Fresh Spring Flowers. Love, Love, Love this and at $45, these are rare. 

 A Gorgeous Hand Painted Hitchcock Chair. I can see this flanking your fireplace or in the Breakfast Room. If only this chair could talk.  It has so many stories to tell.

Another local artist Jude Southerland Kessler. Offered is a novel on the life of John Winston Lennon.  Isn't this your kind of shop?  You can purchase a turn of the Century (or older) Antique, A Vintage Lamp or even a Book by a resident of the Wiregrass.

Speaking of vintage finds....a collection of Vintage Teapots!!  These are so affordable priced from $8 to $18.  Perfect gift or to add to your collection.

Look at all the other great things Vintage chic offers.

A great 30's Cash Register.  Wouldn't your dad love to have this for Fathers day???? $250.  That is all.  Another great memory.  Someones old store, maybe your childhood is filled with the sound as the clerk rang up your Parents, Grandparents or even your sale.

"It's not's a Collection" !!!  How many times have you said that???? I say it almost every time I bring something else home.

This is made by another Local Artist, Donna Tingle and offered at Vintage Chic for $20.

Wonderful Mother's Day gift!!!!

Speaking of Mom...look at this truly Magnificent Lime Multi Beaded Bag .  A night on the town?  Or as a Fresh Spring Accessory.

This little Vintage Magazine Table is in great shape and it is a STEAL at only $30.  You know you need to hurry!!!!

Lovely Distressed Mirror on a Stand in Iron $18.  I told you this is my favorite Shop.  Now you know why. You can always find something affordable, usable or just cute that you need to take home.

This is a Drexel Chair in a distressed Vanilla, 1 of 4 AND a Table with 3 leaves all for $230.00.  Have you Shopped for dining furniture lately? Easter Sunday is right around the corner.  Wouldn't this be the perfect fit for your dining Room???

Drexel is known as one of the Premier American Furniture Companies.  Built to stand the test of time. A wonderful solid set.

Enamel Bread Pail from the 1930' die for another STEAL at $30.

Vintage Chic has so many great deals.  I love to visit this shop!!!

Victorian Book Case $280.00.  Look at all the Beautiful things on this piece!!  This would be great for a Bedroom, Study or even a Foyer. Lovely Piece.

Another Local Writer has his Book offered at Vintage Chic.....And The Egret Cawed by Thomas Gilbert.  For those of you who don't know, this is my husband.  If  you would like to read a review you can go or amazon .com.

And take a look at the wonderful Old Scale!!!  By the look of things, this is some pretty heavy reading!!

 Sweet, Sweet Metal Flower Bird Feeder.  Spring is here!!  Make the birds happy.  Offered at only $15.

 A Variety of Vintage Clothing and Jewelry as well as Hand Made pieces.

 Lovely vintage Tole Tray.....Perfect Pale Blue

A Primitive Bottle Carrier ($50) with Old Bottles priced at $15

A Tole Floral Arrangement......

A Great Old Table with a Collection of things!!

There is so much to choose from.  It was really hard for me to even decide on the photos.  Wonderful array of Treats!!

Sweet Round Table, Gorgeous Legs!!

Another painting by Tony Robinson.  A Bright Funky Rooster $30.  Support your local artist!!!

How about taking Mr Sun home to hang on your porch or deck??  Offered at  $35

 Another photo of the Metal Flower Bird Feeder ..just because I love it!!!

Now do you see why I love this shop??  It has so much, but it is still small enough to feel warm and inviting. home.

When you go in for your visit tell Berna Dean that I sent you...go soon, so that you can see all the great things I showcased...before they find their next home.

Vintage Chic
140 North Foster Street
Dothan, Al 36303

Tuesday - Friday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday             10:30 am  - 2:30 pm
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Enjoy your visit....Stay in Touch!!

Thursday, March 18, 2010

As Promised...New Merchandise!!

I know, I know....I have heard from many of you about not having things for sale.  The weather has been horrible and I need some sunshine!!  Most of the furniture pieces I do, I use Mr sunshine to help me!!  I have found that by letting a piece actually bake in the sun, provides a small part of the hand rubbed finish I do.  Just one more step in the" feel " and tone of the piece.  So, today I have some great pieces of kitchen ware, A Floor Lamp and a Small Pub Table..  These are great things I love and I hope you do too!

This is a Wonderful Pasta Bowl in the Vintage Tomato Pattern by Williams Sonoma.  A Large and Beautiful Serving Piece  This piece sells on Replacements for $99.  No longer offered by Williams and Sonoma,  I have also have the 4 Dining Bowls as well.. All four in a different pattern of the Vintage Tomato Pattern. I am selling the Large Serving Bowl for~ $45~.

This is a closeup of the center.

A closeup of the Back.

The four bowls for dining.  These are priced at  ~$45~ for the set. These are selling on Replacements for $33 to $35 each.

 The Green Zebra.

Pear Tomotoes

The Cherry and the Boxcar Willie

A Beautiful Cobalt Oval French Pottery  Glazed  Crock Piece.  Wonderful for serving, oven ware and into the fridge. ~ $10.00~

Close up of the back, Made in France by Indoorable.

Sweet, Sweet white Oval Fluted Edge Crepe Bowls.  These also work well from Fridge, Oven and on to the Table.  Just perfect for an individual serving. Set of 4~ $12.00~.

Closeup of Back.

Wonderful Royal Worcester, Evesham Pattern 1961.  Beautiful hand Painted as well as Transfers.

The Back.

Matching Individual Souffle Bowls.  But these are the newer version. ~$15.00~ for the set of 4.

The Back.

Great Floor Lamp with tons of Details.  All Rewired.  (Please excuse the mess around it, I am redoing my Dining Room!) Heavy Wrought Iron in Greens, Aged Off White and a Terra Cotta Color.  The photos do not do it justice.

The Base

The Arm, Which Extends and Bends.

It Works and has a Great finial!

The Arm with out the shade.

The Arm Bent

Small Pub Table with an Oak Rim.  Pedestal Bottom. ~$35~ (Chairs are not included)

Close up of the Top.

OK, That is all I have ready to offer you....but I am working on a Fabulous Large Coffee Table in a Hand Distressed Black finish.  A Great Upholstered Bench and a Patio Table you will not believe.

I am busy taking orders for Farm Tables and Potting Tables.  My normal turn around is 2 weeks.  But, we are filling don't wait!!

2 Girl Friends and I are having a Big Yard Sale on April 3rd.  I wil give you more details a little later, even some sneek preview photos.

Saturday will be my first installment of "Shopping in the Wiregrass".  It will be an entire Post Dedicated to Vintage Chic Antiques in Historic Downtown Dothan.  Come Back Saturday.....Wonderful things!!!!!

Thanks so much for stopping in...Stay in touch!!