Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Sanford and Son?

On days that I have been working outside, my husband often comes home and jokes that he feels like he's coming home to Sanford and Son (I am probably dating myself but for those of you who don't know what that is, it's an old t.v. show about a father who is a junk dealer and his frustrated son). Yesterday it was a bit cooler so I hauled out lots of furniture that has been awaiting sanding. For the first time in 16 years I actually hired someone to do the work and it was totally worth it. I have been so busy with my children and visitors I haven't been able to get much done. I came home to all of these pieces prepped and ready for painting. So ... here are a few photos of what is awaiting transformation!!

I have gotten a few things primed and am trying to get them finished.This is a view into my work area . This dining room table has six pretty chairs, three of which had to be moved into my house for lack of space.

This is a pile of old painted boards, cabinet doors and trim pieces that someday will become fun signs.

I'll post again when some of the pieces are done. Thanks for visiting ...

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

I hope everyone had a chance to join in the Make Mine Pink Shop Hop ... good luck on winning some great prizes!!

I am just back from the Atlanta Gift Mart. It was a great show ... in the next few weeks through the holidays we will be adding lots and lots of wonderful gifts and home decor items to the website. Sometimes we go and find just a few new things. This time the show was amazing! We ended up buying much more than we expected. I can't wait for it to arrive!! Unfortunately, they really don't like you to take pictures so I don't have anything to share. For anyone who has been there, you know what a huge show it is. We walked for three and a half days straight and still did not get to see all of the vendors. In fact this year, we ran out of time to do one whole building!! It is always so much fun to go!!

I have been slacking off a bit in the painting department because of Summer and family visiting. I am trying to get back to work this week. Hopefully, I'll have some new pieces to share.

Thanks for visiting ...

Monday, July 12, 2010

Please join us for some fun!!
Christmas in July Shop Hop
July 16th - 20th
Visit Make Mine Pink for details
All orders placed with Cottage Flair will include a free gift!!
Orders will ship July 22nd

Friday, July 9, 2010

Make Mine Pink Friday

It's been WAY too long since I last posted on my blog. Where does the time go?? Summer is always busy but this year has been especially so. I have been enjoying time with visiting family and trying to work in between. I made a promise to myself that I will get back to blogging on a regular basis next week. So for now ... today is Make Mine Pink Friday. If you have a minute, stop by Cottage Flair and the boutiques at Make Mine Pink. I hope you are all enjoying your Summer!!

Please join us for shopping with a twist on

Friday July 9th 2010 as we present

"Coastal and Casual Chic"

Casual coastal decor often gives us the opportunity to repurpose discarded furniture and decor that no longer fit into someone’s home decor. Items that have been well-loved because of the special memories they hold or just because of the way they catch your eye, will fit in perfectly in your casual coastal space.

Make Mine Pink

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