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Thursday, October 20, 2011

Vintage Linen Sofa....

I picked up this Antique Little Gem in the Bay Area from some Brothers who  have done some picking for me in the past.
While it is Totally Worn-Stained & shows it has been loved once before-
 It also has such Beauty..

The Beautiful Wood Carved Trim, with little Flowers is so Darling.

The Legs are Straight and just as Decorative, with the Pretty Corner edging.
My husband & son Helped me pry out each and everyone of those tacks-One at a Time, and the whole thing was framed with them.

 I spent almost one whole day stripping this Piece down to bare bones- every nail-tack-old fabric-replacing cushions-
(sometimes the stripping down takes just as long as re-upholstering them)

I use the Foam for my Cushions and then Cover in a Super Thick Batting then Thick muslin and then My Fabric.

But then again, That is the difference between today's pieces and yesterdays, They are made so well- no taking short cuts.


 I Painted-Sanded to the shade I love,
Then Re-Upholstered in a Textured Linen, Made Double welting and used Vintage Tacks for the Trim work.


While I have done separate removable Cushions- I don't prefer them- Unless they are Down filled (which is quite pricey) and  for Re-Sale that isn't my best option, and in order to keep the cost down so I can pass it on to customers, i choose the sleek-simple-cleans lines of all one cushion.


This Time instead of all Linen Down Filled Pillows, I went with 2 French Script with black writing and linen back-(which ties in the tacking trim) and 2 linen in the overstuffed Down-which I always include with sofa price.

All Finished and at shoppe-Thanks for letting my share!!!

Friday, October 14, 2011

Beauty of Imperfection!!

Beauty of Imperfection!
The more worn-The more chippy-The more weathered, The More I'm in Love!!
This Lovely Old Antique Bakers Table from the 1800's is Just Beautiful with it's chippy worn paint-weathered wood-several touches of paint and original hardware.
Just is amazing.

How Wonderful is this Very Old Vintage Dress Form,
Once forgotten now Found..
Perfect for Jewelry-Display or as an Accent in a room..
Just Adore her..

Totally in Love with this French Milk Can & it's original blue paint and Perfect Patina...

These Lil old Bottles in shades of blue-touches of dirt-stain and a bit of history, makes them all the more special..

Precious Old Antique Rounded Front Sideboard/Buffet.
The imperfect color-the slight hint of age and the thought of the history that lies behind it..

What makes this Vintage Scale so Sweet is the
worn off color-stained front and beauty of the time worn patina.

How Darling is this Old Cabinet, Hand Made-Several shades of Paint peeking through and Just Perfect for our Vintage Religious Necklaces to showcase through the old window..

Some shine their Silver, but I LOVE the tarnished look..

All of these items are at the shoppe and All are Loved for their Imperfect Beauty!!!

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Simple Halloween!

Touch of Halloween!
As orange & black are not my favorite colors, I tried to find a way to make our home show signs of Halloween & Fall.

Bringing in a Custom Made Burlap Shade, Greenery with the trees, Fun Black Feather Wreath, White Pumpkin, and old Urn with some black birds and lastly a rustic face clock.
(much of this sold at the shoppe)

Then the Shelf in the kitchen, I simply added a small pumpkin on top of the old antique scale.

Then near my sink, where i have fresh ivory roses, there is a real pumpkin and a few faux.
On the Mantel I added some green moss balls in the Antique chippy cherub urns and small faux pumpkins as well.

And last next to my old luggage there are a few pumpkins just to tie it all together.
Happy Halloween Decorating!!