Friday, December 25, 2015

Merry Christmas

A very Merry Christmas to all. Elfie and I had a
very quiet and relaxing day. Talked to my family
on the phone and got a little work done.

Thursday, December 3, 2015

The Next Big Move, The Factory Antique Mall in Verona

 A couple of weeks ago I was purchasing a few items
out at The Factory Antique Mall in Verona. I was having
a conversation with Jason, the manager, when he was checking
me out about the fact that I was a dealer and had a couple of
spaces in Queen City Marketplace, I was trying to get a better
price on my items. He asked if I would be interested in coming
in to The Factory, a prime space had just opened up.
 The Factory is the largest Antique Mall in the US, I think. It is
just off 81 and gets a lot of traffic. I researched a couple of other
Antique Malls and decided that I needed more exposure, not just
the downtown traffic, so I took the plunge. This is a big move for
me, the last time I was in to Antique Malls was in Richmond at
the West End Antique Mall and The Chippenham Antique Mall.
 The rent is low, the space is 10 x 10 and I am on isle or street  14
close to the cafe, which is closer to the front. Prime Area!!!

The Factory takes 10% of your sales, they pay you on the 1st and the 15th and email
you when you sell something. A pretty sweet deal.

I moved in yesterday, an all day event, and decorated for Christmas. The open
house is Sunday. Some items I pulled from QCM but most of the items came
from home. Cross your fingers that this goes well, hope I have made a smart move.
I now have an Ebay Shop, and Etsy Shop, three spaces at Queen City and one at The
Factory all under the name Margaret McElroy Interior Design.

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Duncan Phyfe Sofa Before and After and a Birthday Celebration

A couple of months ago I bought an antique
Duncan Phyfe Sofa to redo.
I found a  neutral fabric in a tan and white Greek Key cotton. And had the sofa
reupholstered. see the end results.....

Isn't she a beauty?
Last Sunday my sister and I took my Mom out to Barren Ridge Vineyards
to celebrate her birthday. It was a beautiful day, we did a tasting, Mom's
husband Ted joined us and we had wine and food on the terrace.

I got into trouble for posting these pictures on Facebook with Mom's age. Oh well,
embrace life and your age. i am 53!

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Wednesday Finds

#1 A box full of beautiful antique silver glass ornaments. An assortment of fruit plates
and a hand painted tray.
#2 Beautiful chair, needs some cleaning, but really good bones. Embroidery Asain
art in bamboo frames.

#3 Tall solid wood butlers tray filled with goodies for my booth. Two wooden butterfly
trays, a ironstone tureen with tray, a brass flower bulb vase, English Fine Bone cup and saucer,
a brass lamp with a pretty shade and a porcelain flower pot.

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Vintage Fabric Covered Dressing Table

A couple of months ago I purchased a vintage wood dressing
table from Queen City Marketplace that an old vendor had left

I purchased a very pretty, girly fabric from, 6 yards total.
It was a little sheer so I had to purchase some liner to get the look I wanted.

I had to do most of the measuring, cutting and sewing on my dining room table.
And I finished the table off in the store with some left over trim I had in the store.
I also added a tassel because I was a 1/2" off in trim, very creative right?

I usually have a piece of glass or a mirror cut for the top, this time I will
leave that call up to the buyer or purchaser. I totally rearranged my spaces
to get ready for the holidays and added the table to the window. Very festive
and hopefully it will help my sales. We have been drowning in rain, notice the
dark pictures, and my sales have been down. Come on people, do some shopping!

All this goodness can be found in Queen City Marketplace in Historic
Downtown Staunton.

Sunday, October 11, 2015

Saturday Finds

Yesterday I was on a mission to find some new
things for my store spaces to freshen them up, we
are in the busy season after all. With limited funds
I went to Good will, Salvation Army and a Karis Gifts.
I also went to the Fabric Warehouse for trim and fabric
for my stool project that I last wrote about. So here it goes...




Rose Canton Porcelain Bowl

Spanish His and Her Deer Hand Painted Wall Plates

Fabric and Trim for my Stool Project

Retro Chinoiserie Chair I Repurposed with a Disc. Lee Jofa Big Floral

Lucky me!!!!!