Thursday, May 30, 2013

My Sweet Dog Sandy


Letting go of a fur baby is hard.

I had to let go of my cat… Smokey… last September and didn’t expect all the emotions that flooded me when I had to say goodbye.

Farm Table Bench

Today… I want to pay tribute to my sweet girl… Sandy.

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

A Southern Porch In The Making {part one}


The first thing I fell head over heels with when we bought our house a few years ago was the huge front porch!

It spoke to the southern girl in me as soon as I saw it!  I had visions of family and friends gathering on this front porch for evening chats while sipping on some sweet tea or drinking coffee.

YES SIR-reee!  A True Bona-Fide Southern Porch!

However… there were problems with the porch from the get go…

Friday, May 24, 2013

Using Old Items and Recycling for My Art Supply Storage


Since Mom and I started renting an antique booth, I have come across many pieces that I want to keep!

This Old Grape Crate is just one of the things she had that I couldn’t let go of... yet.

I am currently using it in my art studio…

old grape crate 

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Thinking about Stone Veneer…


Hey all!

Yes… thinking about doing some much needed updates in the home.

And yes… thinking about using stone veneer to do some of it.

Went to Lowes the other day to look at product and prices… just not sure which product I want to go with??

They had M-Rock and AirStone in a box and then special order stones.

As some of you have seen…

I have real stacked stone around my fireplace.

Natural Rustic Winter Mantel LR

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Our “Artsy” Antique Booth at Deja U in Dayton, TN


So what is an artsy antique booth and where is Deja U… you might ask?

Deja U is an antique store in the quaint town of Dayton, TN.

My mother and I have decided to rent a booth there.

She has the antiques and I have… well… my artsy, creative “stuff”.

I hope to sell some of my creations/projects along with my paintings there… or at least try… while mom will sell her antiques and collectibles.

Let’s take a tour of the place… shall we?