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Tuesday, August 10, 2010

So Much to Do, So Little Time!

So much To Do, So little time...
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.
This little gem is just perfect for a darling accent piece- maybe ill go with something fun..
Love this one- Totally a one of a kind, Maybe some sort of a toile..
This chair is just so charming- a dainty, love the turned legs no arms.
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..


12 comments:

  1. You're stuff is amazing! LOVE the little sofas and darling chairs!!! GREAT finds!!!! Can't wait to see the finished products!! As far as the frames go, I see lots of chalkboards and cork boards in the making!!! :) Can't wait to hear more about the expansion of your shoppe too! How exciting!!

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  2. I love your photos of all that needs to be done, so much work counting on you!

    At one time I had five of my six children in five different schools, pre-school, elementary, Jr high, high school, and collage. So, I totally know how crazy it is trying to participate in all those school activities.

    In the end you can sit back (in one of your lovely chairs) and realize what a great time you had and such wonderful achievements for your kids.

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  3. My goodness you have a big to do list. I too feel overwhelmed with trying to run my business, finish design school, take care of kids, hubby and home sometimes. There is just not enough time in the day or energy in this 30 something year old body for all of it!
    Can't wait to see how it all turns out! Keep us posted!

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  4. Oh I have a list that is equally long (bedrooms being carpeted next week, selling a second home and moving all of the things out of it, daughter getting married next month, etc.)of "to-dos" and projects but looking at yours makes me weary! Good luck on yours!
    xoxo
    Nancy

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  5. Wow, so many wonderful things! So little time to do them! I look forward to seeing the completion of each piece.

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  6. Enjoy your family first Kareyann and then everything will fall into place as it should. I think everyone is really busy this time of year with back to school preparations, readjusting schedules again and even end of summer vacations. Then everything will slow down until it begins picking up for the holidays.

    Blessings,
    Shanna

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  7. I love all your chairs especially #5! I have to admit I have many chairs myself, most of them need to be recovered. I don't even have the time to pick out the fabric for them, so I know what you mean about not having enough time to get everything done! Can't wait to see them when you get finished with them!
    Daphne

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  8. Wow that looks like a lot of work ahead of you. I have a feeling those pieces are going to look wonderful when you are done with them.

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  9. Oh Karryann, how I wish I had your talent! I can't wait to see what you do with all those pieces. I love the slipper chair.

    xo
    LeAnn

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  10. Girl, I want your job, except I don't have your talent to rip and make oh-so beautiful. I love the lines of these pieces too. What a talent and eye you have! Do you ever sleep? ;)

    xoxox,
    Ellen

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  11. I can't wait to see what you do with that great big pink sofa, that you've decided to keep. It's a lovely piece, great lines! I bet it'll be another masterpiece!

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