Spot of Tea…

If you’ve read my blog very long, you realize one of my booth spaces, is devoted entirely to teas, vintage teacups, tea accessories!We recently got in a new line of tea infusers for those that use loose tea and some new teapots, tea books etc. Here are some shots from this week… so do you “take tea”?

Before and After…

I’m linking ( I hope) to Miss Mustard Seed’s Feature Friday http://missmustardseed.blogspot.com/This will be a first for me! This small drop leaf desk started out just fine, if that’s what you like.

But I prefer snazzy to “just fine”. Snazzy, huh?

Making It Mine…

Recently I was contacted by JD Designs about my home design style and ideas  about using it in your own home. My style is pretty much french country with my own twist to it  thus “making it mine” and that in turn , influences our business, Antiques & Uniques in the colors of our painted furniture and the accents we purchase for inventory. This link goes to the blurb I wrote and pictures of our home and how I use the french country styling but still “making it mine”. Hope you enjoy and get something from the article.
 http://www.decorating-ideas-made-easy.com/making-it-mine.html

Fun Fulled Day!!

We had a great fun filled day at America’s Mart. It’s hard work finding inventory to blend with our vintage style. We walked and then shopped and then walked and then shopped!! One of the new lines we’re adding is an assortment of cleaners, candles, lotions etc for the kitchen and home…Mangiacotti in Lemon Verbena! So cute , smells great and beautiful packaging!

"Happily Ever After"

This weekend is the big winter wholesale show here,  http://www.americasmart.com , and since we’re only 2 hours north of the city, we’ll drive in for the day. You probably thought Antiques & Uniques only carried vintage/antique inventory and wouldn’t have a need to go to the Mart? Wrong! Both the shoppes we are part of , are new gifty type establishments, so in order to “fit in” , we like to embellish our inventory with a mix of old and new accessories.I love the popular trend now of blending old and new, mixing and matching styles, etc.  Therefore, we like to attend the shows in Atlanta and pick up accents to blend with our vintage furniture , so we can show how old and new can live together,  “happily ever after”. We’ll post pictures!

Are you a mixer?

I ‘m a mixer, I must confess!! A fabric mixer is what I am. I love to mix up fabrics in my home. I’m planning to do some redecorating in the great room soon and I’m ready to start  looking at fabrics to add to the mix already there. Here are some examples of what I mean. Do you like to mix or no?

Tole Trays

Tole painting began in the 1700’s in the School of Art in the UK. The original form of one stroke painting was used to paint metal trays, which is what I have in my personal collection shown here. True tole painting , painted on metal, is generally bright and colorful flowers, this is what I am attracted to in my collection of trays from the 1940’s and 1950’s. I do have a couple of card trays, these were trays from years gone by, that were placed on foyer tables to collect calling cards from those who stopped to visit.Wonderful antiques, tole trays are. Do you collect antiques or wish you did?

Any better?

Just posting these latest pictures to see if they are any better, size wise, than before.

I need blog help!!

I’ve had several blog visitors recently,  to tell me some of my pictures on this blog are huge! What I see on my computer looks fine but I when I check this  blog via a net book, I understand what they mean. I got come advice , which I appreciated, from a cyber friend ( thanks Christie!)  in the last day or so, took  her advice, changed  the template etc. some of the other advice re: HTML language, I never found on this blog so I couldn’t  change it. I need help! Can someone advise me what to do regarding the size of the pictures I post. Tell me what you see??
Thanks! Carol

More work!

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