Thursday, July 28, 2011

A really fun month!


This month has been amazing for the little store and it has been wonderful to receive emails from people and meet others at the little store!

Yesterday, I added the french-style coffee table above...


...and the boxers found a new place in the little store...



I added 2 etageres....







I actually was tempted yesterday to look into some small (stand alone) retail space in Nashville...kind of a fun thought for me!

Happy Thursday!

Caroline


Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Wednesday...




I think the pink flowers are going into the little store today...and thought this was such a happy quote for a Wednesday!

Take care,
Caroline

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Rearranging...


This past weekend was a big one...and the little store has a lot of walking room in it now:)  So I re-arranged yesterday to make it look a little better!



I also added this chinoiserie-style vintage china cabinet (see below)...it is still waiting on one door to be attached...but it is quite a piece!








Happy Tuesday!
Caroline

Monday, July 25, 2011

A desk at the end of a bed?

Nick Olsen

Love this idea from this month's House Beautiful...Nick Olsen put a desk at the end of the bed in a room he designed...instead of the usual settee, bench or stools...

Pinterest

...above is another example...

I just bought this desk from a local estate sale...


...sorry for the i-phone picture from the estate sale...but you hopefully can get the idea of it!  I can totally see it at the end of a bed...

Happy Monday!
Caroline



Friday, July 22, 2011

More pictures from market...


A few more pictures from AmericasMart...I did not order the gorgeous mirror above...but ordered this one below...


I ordered some great pillows...not in the colors below...but one that I did order included an octopus in a blue colorway!


...there were tons of British inspired pillows...I was tempted, but ended up not ordering any...however, they were all over the place!


...still there were lots of colorful pillows!


I did order these cute white vases below!


...and several ikat poufs in  brown/white and grey/white patterns!


I did not order this mirror...but I loved it!!


I did order 2 of the below...


...and several of these large shell molds!


I am thinking about adding these shell stands below to my order...



...Yesterday, I saw a great vintage wood racket at Consign 2 Design here in Nashville...I did not buy it, but thought of this vintage tennis racket mirror display when I saw it!


I did order 2 of the below...


As always...I wish I took more pictures!

Hope everyone has a wonderful Friday and stays cool in this heat!

Take care,
Caroline


Thursday, July 21, 2011

Some progress...



...the marble backsplash is up!




...cracks in the plaster walls have been fixed...and the banister spindles have gone from black to white (at least primed white for now)!!



...and leaks have been stopped and walls have been patched up!

The real painting starts today...and I cannot wait to see!

Happy Thursday!
Caroline


Tuesday, July 19, 2011

A few of the lighting options I ordered...


...lots of great shade chandeliers for the little store!








Can't wait to have them arrive in September...it will be fun trying to hang them all from the ceiling:)

Happy Tuesday!
Caroline


Monday, July 18, 2011

Guest Post at The Vintique Object....


My wonderful friend Camille over at The Vintique Object asked me to participate in her fun guest post series on stylish ways to protect your kids and/or pets in your home (or your home from kids/pets).  

As you can tell by the picture above...our new "to us" home is in quite a state right now!  




Please drop by The Vintique Object...to see what we are doing to help our Westie transition safely into this new home!

Happy Monday!
Caroline




Friday, July 15, 2011

Just a few more...














Just a few pictures of items we saw yesterday...

Happy Friday!

Caroline