Friday, March 30, 2012

Give me your opinion

I started this post 3 days ago and I am just now getting around to actually posting it!! This month has been very exciting for me at Southern Estates Antiques!! More and more of my shabby chic furniture and accessories are finding new homes and it is a wonderful feeling to know people like my work. I guess the nice warm days have encouraged everyone to start redecorating. I found an old vintage french provincial desk with a hutch built onto the top with 2 doors and an old dresser and mirror last week that I just could not pass up!! Now I have to decide what color I am going to paint these awesome vintage pieces. If you have any suggestions, please share them with me. I also have a 1930’s waterfall chest I found months ago and it’s still sitting in my garage!!! I have sat and looked at it for the longest time and my mind is blank on a color!! So please help… tell me what you would like to see.

Friday, March 23, 2012

All about accessories for a room!!

I started out painting old vintage furniture for myself and then I went on to selling to others. If you have ever painted a piece of furniture you already know how time consuming it is to get what you think is the right color choice and once it is finally finished you can stand back and say to yourself, I love it!! But now during my searches for furniture I am always finding the most unusual accessories that speak to me and I just can’t leave them behind, so they end up home with me. Some of these pieces are vintage and tell a story, some are from other parts of world and found their way to Greenville. I think your personal unique accessories add character to a room. I custom paint a few of these pieces which makes them “one of a kind” and also helps them to blend nicely into today’s modern style. So, off they go to Southern Estates Antiques in Greenville, SC. Here are just a few of the things I have found just for YOU

Friday, March 16, 2012

Summer Weather in the South

Love’n this summer weather!! Henrietta, my solid mahogany coffee table by Henredon found a wonderful home last week. An interior decorator bought my big wood and iron fish which doesn’t surprise me. I know it will be in a wonderful home to be enjoyed for years to come. I have been making a lot of trips to Southern Estates Antiques with new awesome unique accessories and a few smaller vintage furniture pieces the last few weeks. I feel like a gypsy!!! I can be on my way to the grocery store and it is not unusual for me to find the greatest pieces just waiting for me to put my personal touches on it. I will take more pictures and show you the latest and greatest in the next few days.

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Bird Houses

I have been so busy this week. My brother and his wife have been here visiting my mother, so a lot of family members have been in and out of my house all week. I took a few afternoons off to enjoy visiting with everybody and my mother loved everyone being around. Now, let’s talk about birdhouses. I just found out yesterday that my cousin builds awesome birdhouses. I was so impressed with the workmanship and the intricate detail he has put in these birdhouses I ask him to let me show them off. So I will have them for sale at Southern Estates Antiques this weekend. If anyone would like to have a customized “one of a kind” birdhouse, he will do that too.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Moving into March

Well my little vintage jewelry box did not last very long but I knew it wouldn't!! Very unique piece!! I took it over to Southern Estates Antiques Sunday and it was gone Tuesday along with several other one of a kind items. A big “thank you” to everyone that bought from me in February!! I know you will enjoy your pieces for years to come. Now I need to make room for new furniture pieces I just finished up, so I am going to have a BIG MARCH SALE. You will have the opportunity to buy unique “one of a kind” vintage solid mahogany pieces at great prices this month, so hurry in for the best selections!!!