Friday, December 30, 2016

More Decorating on the New Den

I have been working on the new den and I had a major installation in
Richmond last week.
I installed these drapes and valance in Richmond last week. This is a client and friend
that I helped with her old house on Park Avenue which sold and now they have moved
to a retirement community. I had to attach the valance board together in order to transport it to
Richmond and then staple the valance fabric onto the board.

My sister and her son came over to Marilyn's to help me hang the draperies, the fabrics are
Kravet and Schumacher with Robert Allen and Schumacher trims. The bedroom also had to
be attached on the boards and the valance had to be stapled on, quite the job.
I have been working on the new den since I moved or switched the den guest room around.
My old sofa was too big to come up the stairs so I was stuck with the two old orange chairs
that are in need of a recover. With a coupon from Wayfair and free delivery, I ordered a new
small settee that would fit in the room and a new larger rug.

  I am now thinking about new pillows, maybe redoing the ottoman and a new table
skirt. It is never ending, you can see the old orange chairs in the corner on their way
out for reupholstering. Happy New Year!

Monday, December 12, 2016

Monday Postings

Today is a dreary Monday and my day off. I have moved my
den to a bigger room, formally my guest room. I hung my big
floral panels from my old rental and plan on ordering a new sofa
for this room. My old sofa will not  fit up the stairs and threw the
door of this room. I found a cute little with detachable legs at World
Market. I will order it after Christmas once all my shopping is done.
I did pull a chair for the room from my antique space and had it upholstered
in a pretty herringbone fabric I found at U-Fab over in Charlottesville.
I am getting rid of the two big retro orange chairs I have in the room
right now. here is the chair.

And I have some big news, two weeks ago, a friend who has a bichon and new Elfie,
came into Queen City and was telling me how sorry she was about my loss. In the
conversation, I was telling her about my search for a rescue dog. She new of a small
miniture poodle mix that needed a home.

So, last Saturday, I got a picture and a couple of emails from Mandy's foster mom.
And Sunday after work, Mandy came to my home and I adopted her. Her previous
owner had passed away and she was passed from home to home.
She just turned nine and is a real love bug. We go on long walks,
snuggle in front of the t.v., it is hard to leave her to go to work.
I feel like we have both gotten a second chance at life. 

She is a little camera shy and is half the size of Elfie, I got her the coat
and hat from Target and picked up some Sam & Libby boots from Target.
 All is well here, Happy Holidays,

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Christmas Has Arrived in My Booths and a New Creative Vendor

I have been working on bringing Christmas into my antique booth
here are the pictures from The Factory Antique Mall.

I added ornaments, garland and Christmas books to my booth at The Factory Antique Mall.
At Queen City Marketplace I draped garland, added stars to the window and placed ornaments
all around.

And last but not least, we have a new vendor who creates Christmas art using old prints
and vintage jewelry. Please enjoy the pictures and stop by Queen City to see the art work
in person.