Thursday, June 30, 2011

Let's Play Ball!

The last time I visited my friend, Jo Carol, she had made some ball flowers. Her inspiration came from the latest Flea Market Style Magazine. I had seen these flowers in the magazine and thought they were cute, but way too much work. Well, I must say they looked even better in person. I headed home and started looking for baseballs. Of course these sort of things always turn out to be harder than they look....

I figured out the best technique that worked for me and went to town.

They can be made with the inside or the outside facing out. I just seem to be drawn to the texture of the inside. Have fun and pin them on a purse, a pillow or whatever tickles your fancy...

Enjoy your Holiday weekend!!

Play Ball!

Monday, June 27, 2011

To Market, To Market

I am like a proud Mama! Week before last, Gina and her crew, of Peacock Park Designs, came to McKinney hunting for more display pieces for their Dallas Market Showroom. They found ACM and seemed to have fun roaming around and finding some of our treasures. Mr. Ella and I visited the Showroom when we went to Market last Friday. It was awesome. Gina certainly has the gift of design.

The large room started with only the floor and walls and was transformed to an atmosphere that causes one to linger.This is my little art cart from my ACM booth. I think this is where it was meant to be.

The bed was bought at ACM too. Our dealer, Pepper, had it tucked in her booth upstairs.The rusty bedside "stand" came from my booth. It is actually shelves, but makes a clever twist on what you would usually think of putting next to a bed.

Colorado Nancy had this cool cubby cabinet in her booth and really didn't want to sell it. I think it has found a good home though.

This drafting table came from Neat Stuff's upstairs booth.

I didn't get photos of everything that came from ACM, but it was a proud day to see we had made it to Market!

Peacock Park Designs has a great line of gifts. I placed an order that you will be seeing in McKinney soon.

I am not sure where this sweet deer came from, but Gina and her crew know how to give everything a new life!

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Bath Crashers

Mr. Ella and I felt like we were on the TV show Bath Crashers when we decided to redecorate the public bathroom at the Antique Company Mall.

We swooped in Sunday night and within four hours we had a fresh new look.

A little paint, fabric and character go a long way in a small room.


Need I say more?

The paint color is called Elephant Skin from Behr. I applied a lime solution to the boring oak mirror frame to give it some instant age. The curtains are "made" from scrim or linen mesh. No sewing required. Just some sloppy scissor cutting with keys tied with twine. (I saw the key idea at Judy Hill's home sale along with the flower too.)

Before photo. Lovely isn't it? I must admit I use to love mauve. I even had a house with rose colored carpet. Yep, and I was mighty proud of my choice!

The sap bucket hanging on the shutter is for extra the T.P.

Next time you are in McKinney, stop by and visit the new and improved Powder Room!!

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Over the Top

It was such a good Saturday. Mr. Ella and I woke up early and headed out the door to East Texas. Judy Hill was having her Spring sale and when we arrived we were not disappointed.
Only Judy would think of greeting us with watermelon planters. I can't say I have seen that one before!

The entry.

My very favorite room and of course there was plenty of burlap!

A clever runner made from a piano roll.


I loved it...


More power to the love of birds!!

Come Shop

Come by and shop in McKinnney today.
The Antique Company Mall will be open until 8:00 P.M.!

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

The Cutest Ever!

I have been wanting to share with you some pics of the cutest little camper ever for sometime, but this moving thing just simply clogged up my works... Anyway, when Colorado Nancy and I set up at the Old Red Lumberyard Junk Market, Brandy was there with her little trailer. She is so friendly and invited anyone in for a peek. What a delightful surprise when you stepped inside. She and her husband had gutted it and made all too shabby.

Her wares for sale were set up outside.

Tea and scones would fit in here quite nicely.

I was beyond thrilled to look up at the tiny chandelier and discover I had sold it at ACM and this is where it landed. I love it when I know where my babies go!!

(FYI - I will not be set up at the Junk Market in June.)