Saturday, December 10, 2011

Gift wrap a go-go !

I found this chair and I had to shape my wrapping around it! The colors and patina are amazing!!

Merry Christmas to all ! Now get crazy with your wrapping.....



Friday, November 18, 2011

Christmas in Ocean Beach CA

I took down my fall decor and brought in Christmas...... It's about time. I am so ready for the holiday season . How about you ?

Have a wonderful Holiday !!!



Friday, September 23, 2011

Vignettes 16th Anniversary Event

I hope all of you near San Diego will be joining us tomorrow at "Vignettes" for the 16 th Anniversary Soiree ! There will be a French Pastry Chef (Sue Holler) and author Lynn Sheene signing her new book " The last time I saw Paris" . Not to mention the great shopping. Come by and say hello!!! I can't wait to see you.
                                                       There's Lori our host.............


Vignettes Antiques

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Our little pool room

I have been enjoying our poolroom this summer so much,  I wanted to share some photos. Yes, I posted this a few years ago but I have more photos to share. I hope you enjoy and maybe get some ideas for yourself. Keep in mind my husband (Mac) and I did all the work . A labor of love !


Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Chalk paint and my space in OB

Pulled a few pieces out of the shed, bought some chalk paint and got to work....

The first piece was the French sideboard......I love the way it turned out,it did not last 24 hours in the store.
I'm going to keep cleaning out my shed, I'm enjoying working with this Chalk paint.
Have a great day !!!!!



Thursday, May 26, 2011

"Seaside Summer Fete" @ Vignettes Antiques in Ocean Beach, San Diego

 Today I took stuff to my spaces in Ocean Beach,C.A. We are having a huge summer kick off on Saturday @ Vignettes Antiques.Come join the celebration 12 noon to 5pm.We will have french inspired summer party ideas and party food served in all the booths.The weather is beautiful - You've got to be here !!!!!! I still need to add the last minute details, but here is a look so far.... I so look forward to seeing you all here !!!!

 I'm not much for photos but here I friend Jim offered.... ;-)


Tuesday, April 26, 2011

A few new bottles

Did some soldering over the weekend and here is what I came up with.

Not the best photos....I do need to work on ....These are now in my space @ Vignettes in Ocean Beach (san diego) CA


Monday, April 11, 2011

Todays work is done

I have been on the hunt for chairs for weeks now.When it rains it pours, I found 8 in one day. Here are the first 4 that I finished today .Tomorrow they will be in my space @ Vignettes in Ocean Beach CA

They where in bad shape. After sanding,cleaning,priming, a coat of white "opps" paint and then distressing .They where ready for the seats to be covered.I covered then burlap bags I picked up last summer in Roseville CA. I love how they finished up!
 Here are some bottles I finished  also.
 I hope you all have a fabulous evening!

P.S behind the white chairs you can see a bit of the raised bed my husband built for me. I'll post about that later.

Sunday, March 20, 2011


I have been helping my friend Pam clean out her dads old barn and sheds. Way back in a dark corner of one of the sheds we found this broken down dirty Sideboard. I knew I had to have it.
I knew she would be a beauty after I give it some TLC..

This beauty is now in my space at "Vignettes" in Ocean Beach, along with some new signs and bottles I made.

The beachy ones are in my space at "Newport ave. Antique Center" come on down....



Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Open door, open mind.

On one of my visits to Round Top Texas I had in the back of my head that my narrow dining room needed a dining table. I found this door and my wheels started turning.
Next came the legs, The Home Depot is a great source for these. They come unfinished and I painted them white and then used a brown stain where needed.

After some final sanding and added a glass top we had a dining table.

I have enjoyed this table more than any other.
Try this DIY or custom orders are accepted, I also have a chippy blue table in Vignettes right now!


Thursday, February 24, 2011

Mammoth to San Diego and all the treasures along the way.

I had a 400 mile drive ahead of me...more like a 400 mile treasure hunt. After visiting my son in Mammoth I spent a day slowly antiquing home.
First stop...Bishop CA. The store...Cobwebs. After shopping this unique and bustling antique store the owner Kathy invited me to head over to her ranch and dig through her sheds. I had an amazing time.
After a few more stops along the way I landed at the Salvation Army in Riverside where I found a ton of smalls.
Here are the photos of all my goods lined up in the driveway.
and here are all my goods set up in
Vignettes OB

This lantern I made of an old birdcage, lined it and added a light.

best of all we can't forget this cute guy