Thursday, August 30, 2012

Scavenger hunt mondays...coming

While you're out and about
Labor day week-end
come see us

new music
from the 20's and 30's
roaring 20's.
and more

You'll want the NEWEST
Jeanne d'Arc Living
from Denmark


Something NEW to announce:

Starting September 10th...
thru Christmas

First Mondays theme:
Scavenger hunt Monday
check back to see what it's all about!

till then...
come see what's newly arrived
and have a safe Labor Day week-en

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Tufted chair...

A top the organizing chest
in the new workspace...
Vintage scrabble board in aqua/pink,
vintage collar on dress form wearing pearls,
crystal, very old pink childs table
and the newest addition:
aqua/pink tufted chair.

I bought this to bring into the shop
for the Fall season...
but after 2 seconds thinking about it...
it has to stay here...
at least for now.
Can you blame me?

You can have your name put on the bottom
for when I find a replacement,
that's a cool idea!
Cause I know there could be a dozen of you
who really want this pretty chair.

There will be another load of vintage/antique
collectables coming in this week,
this will be among them.
Does this help?
RS Prussia pieces
beautiful for fall.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

I'll chose a nice antique... anytime

On a recent estate buying trip
we discovered this antique dresser.

The former owner was Ned Favero, who
was owner of the White House weddings in
Ogden many years ago.

His estate was in the mountains
in an old victorian home.
Located on a piece of property
with big trees, porches and sheds.
(the home is for sale)
The home decor was in velvet rose furniture
along with nice antiques.

I was talking to Margaret Favero
about how my husbands sister use to clean
their reception center.

As we were talking she saw that Carl was
taking the mirror off the dresser for
transportation and she said are you
buying this dresser?
I said yes, it's going in our home,
it's our birthdays and we really love it.
She put her hands in her face and cried.
I hugged and consoled her
by saying it was going to a good home.
She then told how it was
Giovanni Favero's, Neds parents dresser,
Ned was the youngest of 17 children.
I was so glad that she was there
to tell us the story
we would not have known.
This story would not have
been passed with this dresser.

It's oak and from the early 1900's

This is our job...
buying estates and bringing the possessions
to our customers.

This has been a big part of our marriage
of 39 years.

It's never easy

It's just how life works.

There are feeling at estates that is different,
a little spiritual even.
I think everyone there feels it.

By the time estates are ready for selling,
the contents have been divided among family/relatives/friends.

So we find new life/ownership
for what is left.

And it's fun to see
who gets to be the new
That is what we LOVE
and have always loved
our business.

This is a piece I bought for my new workspace
at the same estate.

It's placed between two windows
and is about 9' up the wall.
After we had paid and loaded up our
finds, this piece kept calling to me.
For an hour I had ignored it
and then I just got my money out and
said this pretty thing is going home with me!
60's ornate gold piece with crystals.
It ties in perfectly with
what is displayed underneath it.

Here is the mirror from a high boy dresser
also from a recent estate.

I love it
especially right above the antique door 
that leads into the workroom.
Isn't it pretty on the pink wall!
It too is about 9' up

Can you see why I prefer antiques
over vintage and retro

We must chose our style and then
go with it!

Here is another estate piece
I've been hanging on to
for just the right place
and today was the...
"right place" day!

It's a chippy paint
giant iron scroll
and I love how it adds design to the space
without detracting,
keeping it light and airy
up high.
Things such as this I have to hide from
my daughter before she
claims it!

As we were just talking...
we are their caretakers for awhile
and then someone else gets to do that when
we are finished.

Unique way to show a piece of art...
this is my daughters roses watercolor
it's standing in a waste basket
from the Hotel Ben Lomond
It has alot of patina,
a piece of history,
recently bought from a collector.

Friday we will photo beds that
we have for selling.
There is a nice cast iron one at the
shop right now, it's a double size.

see you...


Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Peaceful plus Overindulgence

Peaceful birthdays...
this year we went to our favorite place
the recording of
Music and the spoken word
on Temple square
in Salt lake city.
It's enjoyable to watch it live
even though we watch it weekly at 9:30 a.m.
Sunday mornings on channel 5
6,000 were in attendance
only 20% local
most from around the world and
conventions held in salt lake.

The choir...well their music is truely
heaven right here on earth.

Inspite of being such a dry year
the gardens at Temple square were
lush, full and thriving.
Carl said it's because they are on sacred ground.
(cause my plants are mostly in the garbage).
Their gardeners are amazing and dedicated.

The majestic Temple
is always a beautiful sight.
We went inside the visitor center
and learned some of the ways
the temple was built.

The Historic tabernacle
It's surely a tourist visit if your from out of state.

City creek shopping center
with the creek meandering through
was PEACEFUL and because it was closed
we could enjoy a nice
walk and window shopping.

Looks like Anthropology
is under construction.
Must go back when the shops are opened.
Shopping looks fun!

Historic Hotel Utah on corner
and so little traffic noise on Sunday.

Inbetween the temple and
Hotel Utah is a reflecting pond,
looks as if your walking on water.
(We are not in those photos.)

Grand America brunch
Stations of King crab, giant shrimp,
 sushi, smoothie, fruits
omelets, crepes, buffet items, prime rib, 
kids stations.
Chocolate fountain
for dipping strawberries and pineapple

we ate till it hurt
(may not help on our "lose weight" contest results
at least this week)

I sat Mr. birthday boy on a chair
outside the shop
while I did a few odds and ends.
He was tired and hot.

It was peaceful in Farmington too.

Today...tuesday, my birthday,
it's a salsa and soup base making day,
 my oldest son
is coming to LEARN the recipes!
He and his dad.

their results by days end...
love how the house smells

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Victorian or french FARMHOUSE reclaimed...

2 barnwood orchard ladders
dang cuteness
$50.00 each
I'm in love with this top one
aren't you?
(we made these by the way!)

Was our shops name mentioned on a tv program
this week about us selling fun ladders
to be creative with?
If you know who did this we would love
to give this sweet gal a present
and a big THANK YOU!

Victorian farmhouse estate items
just arrived...
(yes, that's exactly what the estate called it) 
Decor in needlepoint textures
with farmhouse elegance.

Selling them at 1/4 their original cost
45.00 each and some 32.00

Ornate Patina

Personally I think it's more
"french farmhouse"

Peggy has brought in
 burlap and roses 
farmhouse pillows
all handmade

pillows of vintage linens
in dreamy creams
for freshness

Over 100 Farmhouse produce/berry cartons
useful for display and organization
most never been used
others patina style.

White chippy paint metal tote
to fill
for the all newly arrived
elegant rhinestone jewelry
or your enamel pin collections 

Our shop isn't just for
"Women only"
Many men shop here
not only for themselves
but for their wives
especially now...
it's been a great year for collecting

Glass beads on the longest strand
ever seen
 idea... is to wrap this all around your
costume (like a neclace) this Halloween.

Florals galvanized 
to match
Farmhouse decor
will add uniqueness and color
to your home

enamel pins and earrings
 of vintage 60's
are plentiful right now
but shouldn't last

This coming week will focus on the
ANTIQUE bedroom
(bedframes, dressers, antique quilts etc.)
So wake up sleepy heads...
more to come!
lacy stencil design
pinned on pinterest

Our newletter this week will
announce a fun change happening
at Just a bed of roses

Friday, August 17, 2012

HAUNTED ORGAN arrives today

The Haunted organ arrives today
it's space is all ready
to slide right into.

You can buy this
we will need to use
through Oct. 30th
It's condition:
very creepy
wouldn't you agree?
(it won't be expensive)

estate curtains

estate colors

velvet and furs
awaiting their turn
in due time.