Sunday, March 18, 2012

Fun Weekend and Garden Chairs!

Started off the week end Friday night by attending the Vintage Market hosted by Petticoats on the Prairie at the Chataqua with Laura, Brooke and Gloria...after three times around Brooke was wondering how many times I could look at the same thing! There were over 30 vendors and a sweet little vintage Shastas and Forresters! Tiny little campers, Gloria and I want a pink one to travel around in when we go junkin'! (The only down fall is no pot - not sure how I would pull that off) LOL

Saturday Bill and I took a trip to Shreveport to eat dinner at Ernest's (awesome marinated crab claws) so, I twisted his arm to take me junkin' on the way! Found some great buys to up-cycle and add to someone's garden! It was beautiful in East Texas, everything was so green and the bluebonnets were in full bloom! Really puts me in the gardening mood.

Topped the week end off with Laura. We made a quick run to Michael's and Joann's. I have to run in and run out...or else I can spend way too many dollars.

So here is a before and after pic of one of the garden chairs I painted mint green and covered the seat in burlap to place your lovely plant. It is currently located at Cozee's in the Old Town Village Antique Mall.

Until next time have a great week and love each day like it's your never know what tomorrow holds. ~Judy

FYI -  The plant shown came from a Wondering Jew that belonged to my grandmother over 20 years ago, I carried a piece of it home on an airplane from Missouri two years ago. I love it! Thanks Uncle Larry!

Monday, March 12, 2012


I'm excited to be attending the Petticoats on the Prairie Vintage Market Under the Big Top in Waxahachie Friday night! Check it out!

I'm sure there will be great vintage finds at the Chataqua!

Sunday, March 11, 2012


I love this time of year...the yard fresh from a good soaking rain...the birds singing like crazy! Puts me in the mood for a little (emphasis on little) spring cleaning and patio projects! Not to mention, today was a good day for me physically! Yay!

 So, I worked on a couple of bird nest projects, pictures tomorrow and this sweet patio bench! Updated it with moss green paint and a strip of burlap. Polyeurothene is a must if it's used to pretty up a porch! Although, I think it would look great anywhere...I love the use of chairs, benches or anything that can hold up a plant!

Old Town Village Antiques highlighted two of my garden chairs currently in my booth on their fb page last week - SWEET - I appreciate the publicity!

Lot's to do this week, book work for the shop, play time with my little lovelies (Parker & Blaine) and a quick trip to Shreveport next week end - hoping to hit a few estate sales on the way! Hope you all have a great week!

Thursday, March 8, 2012


Sometimes we just have to take a break and soak up the sweet little baby love! My great-niece Mia dishes out the love so well!

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Still new to blogging...

Yep! Even though I started my blog last October, I am still new at it! This is only my second post - please, have a good giggle at my expense - if nothing else, I do know how to make people laugh! I'm still working on that little thing called "time management"! I'M PRETTY SURE I SPENT MORE TIME WORKING ON HOW THE BLOG LOOKED THAN ACTUALLY WRITING...

I have enjoyed following crafty, chic, vintage, talented and inspiring bloggers, I have learned so much since I started my little vintage business about six months ago.

But my favorite part of this business(besides all the great vintage-ness!) is the friendships I have formed with with the women here in my little world...the neat little tips of the trade they share, the "picking" together (two of us recently took a two day trip about four hours south of here together finding great treasures along the way) and all the sincere support they offer very freely - which is so appreciated.

Really the only thing I knew going into this wonderful business was that "I LOVED OLD STUFF"! It's an awesome bonus when I can find out the history of a vintage piece, or who's grandmother hand stitched a quilt 70+ years ago. By the way, how do they sell the hand stitched memories? I came from a very large family and by the time my grandparents' belongings were passed out, there was nothing left for the grandchildren! So, what I do is find replicas of something my grandparents owned - they may not have owned it but every time I look at the brown cookie jar or Frankoma wagon wheel creamer and sugar - I will still have my treasured memories.

So hopefully I will get good at this blogging thing and learn how to post pictures of my great finds and maybe even give a tip or two. In the last six months I have learned a lot of what NOT to do...LOL

Be sure and check out one of my favorite places to visit, Ashley is very talented in her craft and full of JOY!

Until next time...Judy