Sunday, September 30, 2012

Antiques, artistry and adjectives abound at 'The Branch'

from Mary's fun and functional chalkboards....
 to Keren's captivating decor delights....
Debra's multi-media magic....
 and Tim's cleverly creative genius....
Debbie's delightful jewelry and gems.....
Dena's endless rusty relics.....
Shirley's alluring accessories....
John's enchantingly eclectic offerings....

and finally....Lourdes' affordable architectural wares.    I promise to abate abusing alliterated adjectives if you mark your calendar for the Flowery Branch Antiques Market coming up this weekend! (Fri/Sat/Sun) 

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Lost in Elbert County......

......and loving every *backroad* mile of it!

 I never cease to be amazed at how scenic -- and historic-- rural Georgia is, and never tire of exploring (and hopefully pickin') areas I haven't traveled through yet.

Somewhere in Elbert County is the charming little town of Bowman - which has a half dozen antique stores and really friendly folks. (If you get out that way be sure to stop in Frog Hollow and visit my new friend Lera - she has very cool stuff!)

I truly was lost after leaving Bowman and was just following the setting sun home when I came across Jimmy Poss's place in Carlton (did a previous post on it)

  I've been trying to get back to his cool shop for a few years.....and there I was!

Had a great time catching up and looking through his vast treasure trove of architectural goodies again!

Found some great stuff on this trip (it's about time!) and even made it home before dark.

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Vintage wooden shoe forms

With the addition of old clock springs and bits of hardware, wooden shoe forms become photo holders, book holders or business card holders in a few easy steps.

Monday, September 10, 2012

Brilliant transformation

Had any of those "wish I'd thought of that" moments lately? This was a mega one! I doubt I could have ever come up with the idea of taking this mid-century-modern "not exactly my taste" piece to the unique master-piece created by our own Keren Jackson, aka KJaxnDesigns - my very talented booth neighbor at Flowery Branch Antiques Market.
Although even I am growing to embrace retro furniture styles, this one totally beckons for a creative touch.
Vintage ceiling tin from Maine....deer antler handles....Annie Sloan chalk paint in Duck Egg Blue?
Brilliant!!  (BTW, it sold quickly!!)

Saturday, September 1, 2012


Someday I'll finally run out of baking tins!

The chicken wire cloche was a simple addition to this tall metal stand - and I didn't even have to paint it
Found the perfect birdcage for adding a light kit 

Rusty junk stems in old bottle