Wednesday, July 25, 2007


I just GIGGLED when I found this black POLKA DOT DRESS in the closet at an estate sale over the week-end! I couldnt wait to give it a dip in Tea dye so it looked really vintage. In my last post here I mentioned my 4 days off, well this is more of what I found and gave make-overs.
How do you like the old wicker POTTING BENCH or DESK painted bubble gum pink shabby! And the Grandmas ROCKER is adorably sweet, you could put it almost anywhere and enjoy it. It is going into MY SHOP TODAY along with the collectables pictured, a new find of vintage jewelry from the 50-s to 70's , vintage postcards (yumm-O) and whatever else fits in the truck.
One of my favorites...Ta Daaaa...this bird cage was the old ugly brown wood, it looks like a million bucks in Heirloom white...this is one piece I have not put in shop yet...there is no room as I speak.
BEST OF ALL...I was just ready to crawl into bed, seriously (and it was only 7:00 p.m.) and I ended up going on a buying trip the next few hours...check back you are going to just die over what I found, I AM NOT KIDDING!

My 'DAYS OFF" from shop

Oh my goodness...I love this time of year, it is "the gathering season" for sure. I had 4 days off from shop and this is what I did during the 3 of them... I gathered (searched and rescued) all these items, restored, painted and shabbied AND placed in shops.

My friend Maria opened up "Rustic Rose" in Ogden right before I opened up my shop. I rent a space there and this is what I took in...

Check out this PRIMITIVE green old KITCHEN CUPBOARD, the new fall FEATHER TREES , and the animal print vintage COAT (got some more vintage clothes I will show later on). I have been framing OLD ADS in vintage frames, SO fun, check out the coke ad on cupboard.

Also took in the Rustic Rose a girlie bubble gum pink and white VINTAGE CUPBOARD, shabby pink SHUDDERS to put in a room corner to hang girl things, a BIG heavy white shabby ANTIQUE MIRROR. and new shadow boxes for your collectables! I also have 5 sets of the SHUDDERS, in white, chocolate brown, light sage and shabby green.

RUSTIC ROSE is opened every day except sunday from 11:00 to 6:00 its much bigger than my shop and filled with some WONDERFUL nice antique pieces. Oh...and check out her antique PINK STOVE from the 60's, I told her not to sell it...its just too cute!

Saturday, July 21, 2007

Lazy HOT Summer Days...enjoy Pretty things

Thanks to so many of you who have brought in your visiting relatives and friends from all over the world...its so nice to meet them and hear about where they shop for pretty things. Be sure to visit my favorite shabby girlfriends a you will enjoy shopping on line for the most unique cottage products in the whole world. Sign up and play bingo along with me each day at make mine pink, or go onto the forum and chat with the pink girls about any thing you need help with, or just share something you have done, be sure to sign up for the montly newsletter.

BOY IT'S HOT ISNT IT? Beleive it or not, fall, halloween and Christmas items are arriving, I will contain myself from putting it out for a few weeks, but I guarantee come Labor Day the store will be bursting in fall colors, and shabby fall...we wont get rid of the PINK!
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Who wouldnt love to cuddle with this PINK adorably chic NUBBY BEAR? I alread know what my 3 little grand girls are getting for Christmas...along with the cutest softest PINK POODLES you have ever laid eyes on...come by and hug one soon.

OH MY GOODNESS owning a shop is lots of fun work!

I just love my new shop its a big 5 months is so much fun meeting new customers each day and getting to know returning ones each week. A big thank you to all who have supported "just a bed of roses" and to my consignors who are so talented and keep wonderful handmade items pouring through the door.

Here is my beautifully talented daughter coming by to visit and leaving with my new VINTAGE ANTIQUE JEWELRY I poured onto the counter to tag! She does have expensive taste, she picked the best pieces. Yes, you heard it, I am now carring vintage jewelry, fun fun beads pins rings from the 50's -80's in pretty shabby colors and styles. Plus, old estate jewelry dating to the 20's. Best of all the prices are affordable as I want you to enjoy and have fun wearing them.
Being that it's the buying season I want to warn you that I am finding wonderful pieces and shabbying them up ...the shop gets new loads of romantic to rustic finds each day. Come in and see the 100 yr. old round antique table and chairs looking so nostalgic, they are in remarkable condition for their age.
Now that I remember my password to login to do my blog I will update frequently! Is it my old age, or am I just in overload...probably both!