This time of year is pretty busy for me, as the Events Coordinator for my girls Cheer leading-Football Assoc.. I am in charge of planning-organizing-getting donations-shopping-putting it all together -the main Fundraiser (a Crab Feed)Sept. 10th (do you want to donate or promote your esty-would love donations Shameless plug)....Then you add 2 girls in cheer-3 days a week, a son in high school football 4 days a week, 1 in elementary, 1 in Jr high, 1 in high school, home, trying to run my little shoppe-make my items-paint-upholstery my pieces, take special orders, shop for food, laundry, gifts for instructors-coach's, work at high school Fundraiser Dinner , make -pick up flyer's for my Crab Feed I'm putting on, buy table clothes-decorations,make favors for event, clean home THEN all the stuff i really want to do, create new aprons, make some pillows, blog, update items in shoppe,AND I'm expanding my shoppe (yeah) so excited...
So I'm a little bad at blogging lately...So Sorry for not visiting some of you as much as before...
SO when i have so much going on, I start feeling like everything is a mess-so me and my husband cleaned out the garage, so I could see exactly what i have- or need or can put in order of what I'm going to work on...
SO i thought i would share with you, I admit I'M not a retail seller- BUT a Collector it appears.
Here are few of my pieces in the line up ...
One of my prized possessions, I just talked to an antique dealer- he told me this is from the early 1900's, He had one exactly like it, he was selling for $1800 (can you believe that) his wasn't as torn as mine. BUT still-I could care less how much it is worth,I love the curvature-the detail.. I love it all the same..
These matching wing back chairs-with fluted carved legs, wouldn't they be cute with a table in the middle, well when I'm done Upholstering them that is.
This slip back chair, My daughter is eyeing for her room, but I love the lines of it and not sure where it will end up, One bonus of my job, is keeping some of the treasures.
This little cutie, is in some odd-motel-carpet like fabric- But when I'm done, How adorable it will be, for a little girls room.
I have had this one for a while, I really wanted it for myself, because it is so unique, But then I say that about all my pieces.
I just could not leave this chair behind when i saw it- I can add a cushion- and Gosh i just love it..
This Chair matches the Sofa as well, My husband , was all over this one- I was going to pass on it- seeing as i have so many- But he pushed me to go back and get it, Now I'm glad..
Aren't these little vintage cuties great, I plan on just making slip covers for them and allowing the legs to show- and leave that lovely original green on them..
Can't go wrong with a wing back -this is one of two I have left like this. This Style wing back is what started my whole love-desire for upholstery-and got my collection going and growing.
This is the couch, i am going to keep for our home, I do so much for shoppe and requests-that I'm always slightly jealous of the ones i Sell, So i have decided that I'm going to start doing some for our own home- I think I'm going to paint-distress it in black, then upholster it in a black-white plaid-check of some sort and add toile as accent ..(or at least that is the plan), when i figure out how to get more hours in the day.
This one, has such cool carving detail, one more i cant wait- But as with so many, I just cant decide what to do.
In my shoppe, i try to coordinate colors-I want it to flow and not be messy or hodge podge or too many colors of variation going on..
That is where the tricky comes in.
And that is just some- i didn't get pictures of the 4 antique dining ladder back chairs a friend gave me-she was down sizing, and didn't want to hall to So.Calif., or the 4 sweet white wood vintage fold down chairs(too cute for a wedding), or the 2 in my bedroom, 1 in bathroom,and rattan seat, with arms hanging in garage-that i couldn't get down..
And Lastly while I love Chairs- I also LOVE frames, especially old-vintage detailed ones..
Here are some of my 36 i have saved-
Back to work i go, have to go sort picture forms for cheer-make cards to say thank you, print labels for bags at shoppe and make some coffee..