Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Fabulous Fresh Fall

How cute is this...
Mums are in burlap bags and stapled to a wooden post.
I love fall!

Thursday, September 17, 2009

My Latest Antiquing Quest....

ooooh the thrill of finding just the right piece when you aren't even looking..... and in this case, it was an antique jewelers bench and matching stool.
sturdy (check)
distressed paint (check)
solid wood (check)
character (double check)

On the down side, I'm not able to use the drawer and my bench pin at the same time. darn. So I think I'll just hang the drawer on the wall above and attach some hooks inside to house my wire/tools etc.  Isn't she sweet!

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Art Comes in all Forms

Whether it's with canvas, clothing or skin, man can't help but express himself for all the world to see. Here are some of my favorite artistic "expressions".....

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Display. Display. Display.

Just as "location, location, location" is the key to real estate sales- having good product display is vital in retail. Case in point, I'm an antique store junkie. Most antique stores.... well... lets just say that display is an afterthought  (if thought of at all).
So I want to introduce you to an exception to the rule. These groupings were found at one of my favorite shops, Madison's Odana Antiques Mall. These vignettes are color coordinated, seasonal, use a variety of heights and have common components. In my opinion, they have mastered the art of display. What do you think?

(click on picts for close-ups)