Sunday, April 25, 2010

Dresser Labels

This was my husbands dresser when he was a kid. We "inherited" it a few years ago and I gave it a paint job. Eventually Makayla ended up with it. She gave it her own special touch. Notice the labels on each drawer. She was in kindergarten when she added this so the spelling is a bit off. It makes me smile every time I see it. We have been rearranging our house and I ended up with this dresser in my bedroom. I don't know if I have the heart to paint over her handy work. Chris keeps opening the drawer marked shirts looking for his tee-shirts. Ha, maybe I need to fix that.
sorry for the blurry picture.
Remember my all time favorite curb find? Well the mirror is finally in and I am using it. I still need to paint it, what color??
My new "artwork" an old window and some vintage wallpaper.

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Earth Day

Some eco-friendly vendors.
(see my soap dish/business card holder, just love it)
Some arts & crafts for the kids.

Tai Chi

and some Drumming
Overall a great day!

Friday, April 23, 2010

Join Us

If you are in the area tomorrow join us for kids care Earth Day. Lots of activities for the kids and some earth friendly vendors, like me!

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Vintage Chick

Mellisa won my one year anniversary giveaway and she could not decide between two signs. Who am I to say no, I did them both. I hope you like them!

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Look what the mailman brought me....

Some fabulous goodies from Judy at Orchard Drive West. I won the giveaway on her blog. Apparently I am having a lucky streak, you soon know why. Thank you so much Judy! I may actually get some yard work done this weekend.

Monday, April 19, 2010

Perfect Match

Remember the old metal sewing table base my father in law gave me? Well its been kicking around forever and FINALLY inspiration hit the weekend. I have this old box that I thought would fit perfectly on top. Of course I had to go one step further and add some wording, Les Fleurs seemed appropriate,Look at the base its a mini fleur de lis. PERFECT! I can't wait to see some beautiful pink flowers spilling over the sides.
Apparently this was the weekend for inspiration and using old sewing bases. The Painted House created one using on old wagon. A must see!

I am linking up to Made by You Monday.

Happy 15th Birthday to my favorite son

Today is Jonathan's birthday, boy has 15 years gone too fast. It seems like yesterday he was born. He is growing into a fine young man. The picture of us was taken last year at this time so he is even taller now. He is not longer my little Jon boy.

Happy Birthday, we love you very much!

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Indoor Painting

The weather is lousy so I am stuck painting in the kitchen. As you can see I am messy so when I am done I gotta mop my floors. I have a lot to finish before next weeks Earth Day Festivities so i can't wait for the weather to break. Hope your weekend to going better.

Friday, April 16, 2010

Special Delivery

Remember the winner of my one year anniversary? The Vintage Attic Here is the sign she chose. I can't share it just yet as it is a surprise to her. She couldn't decide between 2 signs so she let me choose. Once it is delivered I will share with you all.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Wall of Doors

As you may or may not know I am Obsessed with old doors. If one is laying on the curb I have to stop and pick it up. I can't help myself. So what else to do but create a faux wall in my booth. I really hated the lattice and no matter how much stuff I hung on it it never looked right. I lined the doors up and it really does cover it well. I need 2 more doors to completely cover it all. I picked up one last night it just needs a good de-leading and painting. I will keep my eye open for another.

The Shops at 25 West Commercial - Featuring Me! (along with some other fabulous shopkeepers)

Enjoy! But I must say I am a bit disappointed on the shots from my booth, the two signs that they focused on doesn't represent me well, I would have preferred a shot of my whole booth. But either way I am honored to be in it. This will be shown throughout the month of April on Mohawk Valley Living, you can view episodes here.

I am here, I know its been a bit since I have posted. I have been busy, track and softball have started, I am walking about 3 miles each night after work (half of it uphill) I keep forgetting to bring my camera to show you my walking route.

I am completely rearranging my booth today, pictures to come. In the mean time remember the pretty in pink sewing cabinet? Here it is with the sewing machine. Darling. Apparently it is from the 30s -40s. It has a cute matching carrying case and the machine still works so you could use it as display or sew with it! Be back later with booth pictures.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Altered Art Artist

My friend Amber is an amazing artist! She created this photo of my family and I LOVE it.
She has some of her pieces for sale in my booth at The Shops. Here are just a few of her pieces.

You can see more of her work at: Tell her I sent ya!

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Melting Pot Caterer

Tonight Makayla and I attended a cooking class. It was a Mexican Entrée Class. Healthy and vegetarian and so good. Thanks so much Patricia and Amber, we had a great time.

Month Long Earth Day Activities

Just wanted to share what is going on this month! Lots to do! I will have a small booth on April 24th showcasing furniture and signs created with re purposed materials. If you are local would love to see you.
(click calendar to enlarge)

And I am going to the Healthy Cooking Lesson tonight, I am so excited. Promise to share some pictures.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Mohawk Valley Living

Yesterday Mohawk Valley Living was at The Shops at 25 West filming for some upcoming commercials. My booth was one of the ones chosen, Yeah! Here they are getting some shots.

I will be sure to let you know when it is out, maybe even show it on here.
Enjoy your day!

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Hall Tree

A while back I picked up a great wood door off the curb. For the longest time I have wanted to create a hall tree out of it. I have patiently been looking for a second door to use. No luck! Then I saw this post from Joys of Home and it hit me, I don't need another door. I already had this little table and it worked perfectly!
I used an old glass door knob
Of course added some hooks and a one of a kind mirror. I was going to have a piece of mirror cut to fit into the square but I like how this looks. The mirror is permanently attached so no need to worry about it falling off. My favorite black and white.
I will be linking this post up to

Sunday, April 4, 2010


Remember this amazing chandelier I picked up about a month ago? Well I finally got to bring it home and transform it. I debated on rewiring or not. In the end I decided to turn it into a candelabra. I love how it turned out. A little paint and some crystals made a huge difference.

This will look great inside or outside. Now do I keep or sell, decisions decisions.
I used three different crystals they all seem to work together.
I was also able to get a window chalkboard completed too (Chris did most of the work, I just painted the chalkboard) The arches in the window are fantastic. I am so glad we had beautiful weather so I was able to get so much done.
I am linking up to the DIY Show Off and Make it Your Monday

Saturday, April 3, 2010


Remember how I talked before about wanting an old chicken feeder for my dishes. Well look what I found today. Just perfect! Along with two great bottles and another gold frame.
I cleaned it up, sealed the rust and painted the wire things black. Just look at that patina!
Can't wait to fill it up with all my plates.
Hope you all had a wonderful Saturday, did you find any treasures?

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Recycled Materials

On Saturday, April 24th I will have a booth at the Canal Place Park during weekend long earth day activities. As a true junker/ curb shopper I thought it would be appropriate to bring all things created from others junk. Junk I find or given to me, recycled materials.

Remember the table leg signs I created before? I decided to make a few more from an old broken table found via curb shopping. I have two done, two to go. Here are the first two.

Both were created completely with recycled materials, table legs, scrap wood, leftover chain and miscellaneous screws.

The weather is supposed to be beautiful today! Have a great day!