Saturday, October 30, 2010

A Swanky Junque Swap and Luncheon in Maryland!

I've joined up with Marian, from Miss Mustard Seed, to host a super fun event locally!!! If you are local to the greater Maryland area, we would love to have you join us!
The info is below:

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When: Saturday, November 13, from 11am-2pm

Where: Wild Rose and Company Marketplace in Walkersville, MD

Who: There is a limit of 30 spaces, so only those who RSVP can attend.

Cost: $15 for the cost of the space and lunch catered by The Corner Bakery. You'll also get to enjoy yummy treats from Snickety Snacks.

What is a "Swanky Junk Swap"?

This is an opportunity for you to bring a couple of vintage or antique pieces that are really cool, but not right for you or your home and then get to leave with two pieces you (hopefully) love. Details will be provided to those attending the event.

Why else should you attend?

We're also a cool bunch of ladies and we'll have a blast together swapping our "junk"!

If you'd like to attend, please email me, by clicking the button below, to reserve your spot!

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Planning & Plotting with Miss Mustard Seed

A couple of days ago I had the pleasure of meeting the uber talented Marian from Miss Mustard Seed Creations! If you haven't seen her blog before, you will want to pop over there immediately, it's more than fabulous!! We are currently plotting and planning a fun event that will be held locally. If you live in or around Frederick, Maryland, then stay tuned!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010


My parents got a new Corgi puppy! Her name is Gwyneth. Isn't she cute?!!!

Friday, October 8, 2010

Guest Bedroom Makeover

Here's another room from my home that I redid recently. This is my Guest Bedroom.

This is the Before Photo. At one time this had been our youngest daughter's bedroom, but with our oldest going away to school, there has been some moving around at our house. And this bedroom was empty, except for some junk that needed to go to Goodwill.

I bought this antique iron bed a few years ago and got a great deal on it, same deal with the cute French nightstand.

Here's a tip that I learned awhile back, as an antique dealer. You will often find these iron beds, that have funky rails like this. They originally came with a huge "springy coil" looking thing that lays across the metal rails, across the whole length and width of the bed. If you've ever seen one, it looks like something from a torture chamber! Anyway this giant "coil thing" acts as a boxspring and the mattress sits right on top. With out the "coil thing", there's nothing to keep the mattress and boxspring from falling off. You can easily make your own slats though. I made these myself, with some pieces of wood that I sawed down to fit the bed, and then I just screwed in metal L brackets on either end. The L brackets, keep the slats from sliding off. It works great!

After placing the slats on the bed, I added the boxspring and mattress and started to play a bit with the accessories. I couldn't wait to jump in with those! Next, I headed off to Ikea for the day to find some inexpensive bedding!

I didn't have a bed skirt, but I did have some super cute ikea towels. I used the towels along the base of the bed (at some point I will need to sew these, but I cheated here and just tucked them in for now, shhhh!). I think the towels were around .50 cents a piece, so it was a cute and economical solution!

Here's the finished room. The duvet and pillows were from Ikea, as was the paper lamp. The lamp was one that I had already, I just pulled it out of my basement. Everything else is vintage or antique.

I love the red Gerber Daisies in these vintage milkglass vases. I hope you like my guest room!

I'm linking this one up to:

Met Monday at Between Naps on the Porch