Sunday, January 9, 2011


HAPPY 2011...9 days late :-)
I have been to Florida and back (driving one way) I don't recommend Washington 5:15 pm in an ice storm !  Spent a wonderful time with my mom in Florida and got to see my oldest son and twin grandsons for Christmas in I ended the year beautifully!

Now to the New Year and an implusive new adventure...I am already in a brick and mortar store in Little Falls NY...and am today in the snow and 14 degree weather  :-(  about to finish emptying the van I brought back from Florida...only to reload it with all the vintage furniture I have been busy painting to set up in a group shop an hour away from me but closer to Albany 15 mins   (civilization...where there are more buyers...I hope) The Black Sheep Antique Center in Duanesburg N.Y.

I love the center ...I am not crazy about the fact I will be upstairs and will have to go all around the inside of the store to get to the staircase to bring all my stuff to display in my booth.  So right now I am procrastinating and dreading the glamourous life of an antique dealer...wishing it would snow a little harder so I have an excuse not to do this today...

For the past 2 weeks I have been painting and leaving it in my living room (I have a fireplace there so I get to keep warm as I work) I havent seen my couch or bay window in as long and really cant wait to get my home back...My garden spa tub in the downstairs bathroom is filled with empty boxes my dining room tables are filled with smalls (yes I said tables one to be painted and well one is mine my dr is huge) sons room may now be the cleanest room in the house lol! You have no idea!

I will do before and after pics of my booth but only have cramped pictures of the items in the living room
but It wouldnt be my blog without a ton of pictures so I will post and then hopefully post the booth pictures some time later this week...because it will be done I will unload and load and unload and navigate and decorate and price  and survive...because as a shopaholic this is what we do to justify our addiction...

Here are some pictures they wont be the prettiest on my blog but heres the idea very vintage pastelle (my first website)

great shadow boxes  

   Robins egg blues pinks greens and creams I even wallpapered hangers and hatstands so I have altered almost everything...there is a cottage original paint group too and I havent gone thru the house yet for the smalls and accents and barkcloth etc etc but I think it all looks good together or has potential too...and the store is on the way to Brimfield (which seems so far away in the future)...
The snow is letting up I have to face the task at hand one more cup of coffee... maybe a phone call... a glance on etsy.... another cup of coffee......................Hope you enjoy your day!!!!

Friday, November 19, 2010


It has been almost 6 months since I last posted to my blog page!!! I didnt even remember my password.


I don't even have any excuses... Life has just got the better of me lately.
Holidays around the corner so travel will be in the forecast as well as snow :-(

My hands already frozen at my typewriter keys (the office is the coldest room in this old house).  But I will get a break from the cold while going down south for the first time in 10 years on a plane
(where is the valium!)...and driving back alone should be interesting with out a cell phone!

Right in the middle of xmas buying season I didnt think this thru...but a visit with my mom is more important at the moment than paying the bills..or buying gifts. I already am dreading the loss of a computer for 10 days ...withdrawl will inevitably be a constant companion ....SOLUTION.... list as much now as you can... tweet about it... sell it... ship it! So here are some photos of what I hope to get accomplished in the next few days for

Small victorian box Plush velvet hankie box

Blue crystal Czech dangle earrings

Blue Czech crystal buckle,

porcelain roses pin,

victorian gold filled locket

Porcelain hand painted roses pin

Victorian locket

Deco Czech crystal drop necklace

Early French Lady box with linen and lame ribbon


Painting of gorgeous girl on porcelain,

Early engraving with mat in round frame,

Framed photo of a young girl,

Precious Hand painted Child

Early French box with print of girl on top

Marie Antoinette Engraving in round frame

Handpainted Porelain Plaque

Oval hand painted lady with pink bows

Large victorian painting of violets


 will also list some pretties!

Early 1930's black silk and lace nightgown exquisite detail

Another rare style black and net lace nightgown

Stunning deep pink chiffon 1930s evening gown

Wedding night worthy Ivory satin and gold lace peignoir


Now dinner and then list list list!!!!!!!!!!