Good to go!

As most of you know, our business consists mainly of “flipping” furniture, we buy a good piece of furniture, my hubs checks it out, tightens it up, restores what needs restoring, we paint it up and sell it BUT we also deal heavily in tea and tea accessories. They sell very well for us and have for several years. We sell only vintage “orphaned” ( only one  left) cups/saucers and  teapots. This vignette shows how they come together, didn’t this display turn out sweet? Its on display at the new booth in Chattanooga, we went by there today and we are “good to go”!

We’re almost ready…

We’ve put our finishing touch on the booth in downtown Chattanooga today. We open for business Wednesday, Sept. 1st, the shop looks adorable. It is a group shop, which is the type of set-up we like,12  mini shoppes all under one roof with a shopkeeper. It is ideal for us.

Behind drawer number 1…

Here’s a cute chest of drawers we just finished.I love the way it turned out. This is headed to the new booth also. Those numbers are vinyl, not painted on, so if the customer doesn’t like them, they can easily be removed.

Chattanooga here we come…



We’re on the down hill slide, we open our newest space a week from Wednesday, in Chattanooga, Williams Street on the Southside to be exact ! We’ve been buying and painting and buying and painting! This cutie is headed downtown, she’s now ready for her debut. This little desk really perked up when she was painted a soothing black and is a great size to stick about anywhere. This would be cute in a bedroom, den or even a foyer, has lots of cubbies inside, great place to store bills etc. If you’re local to Chattanooga , Tennessee, the shop will be opening, Sept. 1st at 1403 Williams Street( The Galleries on Williams). Come see us!

Grain Sack Pillow


I love the look of burlap and the roughness of grain sacks.They are everywhere on the internet. I’ve sold several of these grain sack pillows and burlap table runners in the shop but we’ve sold out so I’ve got to make some more. I love stamping the grain sacks and giving them some “personality”.We’ve got to get crackin’ with new merchandise and painted furniture as we move in our new booth in Chattanooga in just 2 weeks!! This is going to be a large 20x20inch pillow. What do you think? Isn’t it cute?

Prime Time!


It’s prime time and I don’t mean on TV!! We’re painting up a storm… and the first thing we do to a piece is de-gloss with liquid sander and then PRIME with Kilz. After those steps, it just depends on how the piece speaks to me as to what color, distressed or not, etc. The desk you see was stained dark, it is being painted black satin. Can’t wait to see how it turns out!

There’s one in every crowd

Each year , for the past several years, in August we “experience “the World’s Longest Yard Sale and this year was no different. It’s unbelievable. If you ever get a chance to go, do! You can see a little bit of everything on this sale. Yesterday , while out, we saw several old pedal cars and even though we weren’t in the market for one we stopped to look. It seems most of the old ones run about $250, except this little jewel! She would “run a man”- $650!! Gosh, I don’t think my first real car was much more than that!! I guess it’s all relative.

450 Mile Yard Sale

It’s that unbelievable time of year again! The first weekend of August each year. Time for the 450 mile yard sale, beginning Thursday going thru Sunday, there will be thousands of “yard salers” in our part of the country( SE USA) looking for a bargain or a treasure.It’s been going on for years and has been written up in magazines and segments done for HGTV. We only live about 30-40 miles off the sale route of Highway 127 so we make”day trips”, being so close we can come home at the end of the day to our cool, air-conditioned home and sleep in our own beds! Awesome! This year we need to really buy alot of treasures as we now have 3 booth spaces( stores) that need items/furniture .I’ll keep ya posted with comments and pictures.

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