Saturday, May 28, 2011

Just added...


...lots of new and newly re-finished items are in the little store now!  I brought in several painted pieces and lots of ikat pillows today!

Have a wonderful Memorial Day Weekend everyone!

Take care,
Caroline


Friday, May 27, 2011

Finally!

...lots of new 20"x20" Ikat pillows with down inserts!  They will be in the store tomorrow...with several other pieces...it has been a busy day!

Happy Friday and I hope everyone has a wonderful Memorial Day weekend!

Take care,
Caroline


Thursday, May 26, 2011

Today...

via Country Living

...going to lunch and then some estate sale shopping with a friend today!  Yesterday, the china cabinet in my little store sold...so we will be bringing in even more newly painted vintage pieces on Friday and Saturday!  Such as...


...and some ikat pillows....once the inserts arrive...hopefully today!!



Happy Thursday!
Caroline


Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Just added...


...this Asian-inspired vintage side table...newly painted!  I will be bringing several newly painted pieces in this week/weekend to the little store!

...and once the pillow inserts come in this week...a new supply of Ikat pillows will be in the store too!

Take care,
Caroline


Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Something I bought...


...just bought this huge faux bamboo mirror at one of my favorite consignment stores in Nashville...Clearing House Consignments on Page Road...I feel like I post about them all the time!  They are having a big sale and I got this faux bamboo mirror that I have had my eye on for a long time!

I can't wait to share some good news with you all as to why I bought it!

Happy Tuesday!
Caroline


Monday, May 23, 2011

A little Palm Beach in Nashville!


On Saturday morning I went estate sale shopping with my good friend Sarah-- who is a fabulous interior designer!  

We went to this estate sale put on by Patterson Estate and Moving Sales...the sale was in the West Meade area of Nashville...and when I saw the light above...I was in love!  Until I looked on the other side of the tag and saw a NFS (not for sale)....


However, I had to show you a picture of the grassy green shag carpet....she actually had a rake and raked this carpet!  It was quite impressive and so Palm Beach chic for that time!

I think if I knew her we would have a lot in common!

I did find a bamboo settee that I have not taken a picture of yet...but the painter came back with lots of the newly painted furniture-- and here are a few pics...


...the campaign dresser I found in South Carolina!


...a vintage bamboo headboard!


...not a great picture from my i-phone...but shows an Asian-inspired side table...and 2 of 6 dining room chairs that I had re-finished!

Hope everyone had a wonderful weekend!

Caroline


Friday, May 20, 2011

This Little Light...





...saw this at one of my favorite consignment stores...Clearing House Consignments...on Page Road in Nashville and just adored it!

I usually don't go for quotes around the home like this-- but this one was different...how perfect would it be for a little child's room!

Happy weekend everyone!

Take care,
Caroline


Thursday, May 19, 2011

A few things from South Carolina!

via Bryn Alexandra

...I found a long campaign dresser...which is at the painter's to turn out like these!

via Design Sponge

...I did not take a picture of the 2 long vintage faux bamboo dressers that I found...but they are at the painter right now too!

via High Street Market

...I did take a picture of this fun Asian-inpsired side table...which is being re-finished right now...


...and this side table too!


...I also bought a set of 6 of these chairs...


...this chair was out of my price range...but I loved the shape of it!

...and the fretwork details!


I hope you all are having a wonderful week!  I am looking forward to getting many pieces back from the painter...the pillows that I ordered and the newly upholstered pieces.  They should all be coming in any day...can't wait!

Happy Thursday!
Caroline


Monday, May 16, 2011

White furniture...part 2!

Windsor Smith

Oh, how cozy!!  Love the outdoor patio with some crisp white furniture and flowers!  

A white dresser and pair of lamps sold over the weekend...but I usually keep a great stock of white pieces...and just wanted to show some inspirations below...


Lisa Palmer

...like this gorgeous white piece...this time as a dining room table....I will have 2 dining room tables coming back from the painter really soon!

Palmer Weiss

...as I have said before...love white pieces combined with gilded mirrors and colorful fabrics!  I have a few smaller gilded mirrors in the store right now...and this pink chair....



...both of these bedrooms below are so relaxing...and the white desk side-tables are a perfect use!
James Michael Howard

via DecorPad
I don't have any desks in my little store right now...but I do have some wonderful white side tables and dressers!

...a faux bamboo side table...

...and another one...

Kimberly Ayres

...here is a great use of a white side table...love the blue lamp...the blue lamp I had in my booth sold recently...but I have this light green/blue one in right now...




Windsor Smith

...of course, I love these faux bamboo chairs...

Meg Braff

I currently have a set of 4 bamboo chairs-- in a crisp white!





via Cote de Texas

...and love the impact these pillows make in this room...a good mix! 

There are two of these...


...in the little store...


Happy Monday!

Caroline

Friday, May 13, 2011

Today...


...I guess the system I write this blog on was down this morning...but that gave me time to shoot some pictures of a few new items in my booth...like the blue vintage reader digest books above...love the pattern on the covers!





...I brought in some more seashell place card holders!

...and the side table that these boxers were hiding out under sold yesterday...so they are now under the claw foot coffee table!

I have also re-stocked most of my shell items today!


Happy weekend!

Caroline


Thursday, May 12, 2011

A few items at the store...


...love these yellow lemon salt and pepper shakers...and the greek key border on these vintage plates is a nice touch!


...I just added the light blue/green lamp with a new drum shade...it has a partner in crime that will be in soon!  

The pillows above have also just been added....the fabric is courtesy of a friend I have met through my little store...


...I have several sets of these shell place card holders that are such a nice touch to a summer party!  I have one customer who has bought a couple sets of them to use for their daughter's wedding this summer-- such a wonderful idea!

...it is so fun to hear about how customers are using some of the items they bought!

Happy Thursday!
Caroline


Wednesday, May 11, 2011

We have some new friends...

...flanking our fireplace!

I also finally have a decent picture of my home-- that is not dark, yellow or some other color than what it is!

These guys are going to stay here for awhile...but I have several both small and large figurines in the little store now!

I also am starting to work on my A Flair for Vintage Decor facebook page...so please check that out!  It will showcase all the new items as they come in...

Oh, a pair of those pillows on my couch will be going into the store today...20" x 20" with a down insert!

Happy Wednesday!
Caroline



Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Home design files...

Schumacher Wallpaper: Oiseaux et Fleurs- Peridot
...these are a few wallpapers I have put in my files to possibly use in our 1/2 baths...I was inspired to look back at the ones I saved for our home re-model after reading Carrie's wallpaper process posts at Hazardous Designs...


Graham and Brown: Desire Wallpaper in Pink

I adore pattern and color in powder rooms and in closets (small spaces)....  

Meg Braff Wallpaper: Brighton Your Pavillion in Jungle on White

...our other walls will be white (surprise:) or a pearl colored grasscloth...I love white backdrops in larger rooms!

...then while perusing Cote de Texas...I saw the image below again...which reminded me of my love for these silk/taffeta style drapes...I hope to have them all over the place...just like this!  

...puddling on the floor and so full!  

Oh, and we are about to embark on the landscaping plan...we are thinking about doing a mix of hardscape and grass like the below...


...I am trying to get back into my regular routine after time away on vacation...this evening I am speaking to parents of children with epilepsy-- I hope it goes well:)

Happy Tuesday!
Caroline

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