Monday, October 31, 2011

On the search for lanterns...

via Pinterest

The above image is what I want the front entrance to look like...except I am going to go for a glossy black on the door...and I have been on the search for well-priced oversized lanterns like in the above and below images...

Country Living via Cottage & Vine


So I found this one...



Not the best picture and it really does not look as big as it actually is...but the lantern is around 35 inches in height and 13.5 inches in width...which gives me that oversized look.  

However,
I do not like the seeded glass (I prefer clear glass) and I love the mirrored back in the 1st image...so here is my plan:

1. Change out the seeded glass with clear glass at the local glass store.

2.  Change out the back glass with a mirror...at the same glass store.

We will see!!


...remember almost everything is 30% off in my little store at Gas Lamp...last day is today.  This week...the space will be re-painted as new items come in!


Happy Halloween!!
Caroline




Thursday, October 27, 2011

Hey Nashville! This week's estate sales...



...so I have not done one of these estate sale posts in a while...but may try to do them more regularly (every Thursday morning) again....

...we will start our estate sale planning in Belle Meade...with this sale by Anchor Estate Sales (don't know them as well as the other estate sale companies yet...) however, the above vintage chandelier is something I will have my eyes on!  Gorgeous!

...also worth looking further at are these pieces above...think they will look fabulous framed or even just as is...

...and this oversized vintage mirror might be worth checking out?

...love decorating with mirrors!

Click here to get the specific address and times of this Anchor Estate Sale in Belle Meade!

Then...off to West Meade...


To one of my favorite estate sale companies...Dogwood Estate Sales...


Wow...that side table!

Sorry...could not get the pictures to rotate...


...or a great coat hanger...now that the colder weather is approaching.

Click here for details on the West Meade estate sale put on by Dogwood Estate Sales...


...now down the road to Franklin, TN...to another one of my favorite estate sale companies...Patterson Estate Sales...


...what a fabulous mid-century modern vintage dresser...love the brass hardware!


...and if your house needs a touch of glamour...this estate sale has several chandeliers to help add that touch...


...and I adore mirrors...love this one below!



...finally, that vintage yellow chair below!  The seat needs to be upholstered and the chair may need to be re-painted...but what lines!



Click here for details on the Patterson Estate Sale in Franklin, TN...

Just a little reminder that everything in my "little store" at Gas Lamp is 30% until October 31st...

Happy Shopping!
Caroline




Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Some items I am thinking about...
















possibly ordering!!

Happy Wednesday!

Oh, remember almost everything left in my "little store" at Gas Lamp is 30% off until October 31st to make way for new things!

Take care,
Caroline



Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Everything 30% off:)


...well almost everything!  

Except for a few new items in the little store...everything else is 30% off starting Tuesday:)


After several wonderful months at the little store there is...what I like to call...a "hodge-podge" left of some fabulous items- so I have decided to do a big sale as I place new orders and work on some newly re-freshened vintage pieces...


...all of the pillows (except for 2 new ones) are 30% off...


most of the lighting is 30% off...


...all of the picture frames...

...and these fabulous club chairs...are included in the sale!

Happy Shopping!

Caroline


Friday, October 14, 2011

Happy weekend!







Take care,

Caroline

*images via Pinterest



Thursday, October 13, 2011

Mums...


...so my parents visited from Virginia for an extended Columbus Day weekend...and we had a wonderful time!

To distract everyone from the boxes...I found this beautiful basket of mums at Home Depot and was surprised at check out that it was $2.50 for the day...quite a nice surprise!  

The actual basket is from World Market...love these natural baskets...I bought several to organize our mail!

When I was working on the picture...


Tuffy wanted to be included...

please disregard the half finished skirted console table in the background...

...then the front door opened and he tried to make a dash for it!

As you can tell we have boxes to unpack, a sisal runner to be installed on the stairs...and many outlets to cover!  Lots more to do...


Happy Thursday!

Caroline

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

New things in the little store...


18" x 18" Green Anchor Pillows: SOLD
Large Vintage Mirror professionally repainted in a semi-gloss white: $135.00
Cowhide mirrors: $225.00/each
Bird Bath with scalloped edges: $65.00/each
Capiz Shell holder in a Clam Shell form: $15.00
Brown Picture Frames: $17.50/each

...watch out...these are i-phone pictures as I forgot my better camera!  But here are some new pics of new things in the little store...

Like the 18" x 18" Green Anchor Pillows above...the green color is so rich!

Medium Clam Shell Mold: $48.00
Starfish: $2.00/each
Small cream picture frames: 14.50/each
18" x 18" Ikat Pillows with Down inserts: $75.00/each
Vintage French Provincial Dresser professionally re-painted in a glossy white: SOLD

Vintage Metal Bar Cart with faux bamboo details: $175.00
Vintage Ceramic Elephant Side table: $85.00
Vintage Club Chairs professionally re-upholstered: $510.00/each
18" x 18" Ikat Pillows with Down Inserts: $75.00/each
Vintage Reader Digest Books: $4.00/each

Happy Wednesday!
Caroline



Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Coming along...


So this has been the Guest Bedroom #1 design board....well it is coming along...

Vintage Faux Bamboo headbaord

The faux bamboo headboard has been painted a shade of blue (lighter than what it appears to be in this image)...


... just like the other bedrooms...the relaxed roman shades are being made...and for this one...it will be in the below gingham...which actually goes well with the headboard color...just not showing up so in the images...

Premier Prints

...and there is a vintage petite chest...as a side table...

Petite Vintage Chest re-finished in a glossy white!

...with a sisal carpet (from Overstock) covering most of the floor...

Just looking out for some lamps...a vintage dresser to have re-painted in white...and some accent pillows!


Happy Tuesday!
Caroline





Monday, October 10, 2011

Some new pillows...


18"x18" Pillow: $65.00/each
Quantity: 2


...arrived on Saturday!  

I will be putting a lot of new things into the little store today and tomorrow...

14" x 18" Pillow: $60.00/each
Quantity: 2


18: x 18" Pillow: $65.00
Quantity: 2

Happy Monday!
Caroline



Thursday, October 6, 2011

Guest Bedroom #2...



Another room in progress...

I had this vintage bamboo headboard re-painted to this maybe "dusty brown" color...to go with this fabric below (the colors really do go well with each other...just not so much in these images)...

Premier Prints

...this houndstooth is for the window treatments...that have been ordered and will be turned into relaxed roman shades by a wonderful seamstress I found...like this look...



...I am using one of my vintage petite chests that has been re-painted in a white...as a side table...with 2 shell lamps in a gourd shape...


...then adding this large sisal rug...I found on overstock which is a perfect size for the room...


...and a vintage tole chandelier in white...which still needs to be brought over from the old house (the below is an example)...

image via 1st Dibs


...still working on the accent color...a sweet potato orange is coming to mind...and a skirted settee or skirted bench for the end of the bed...

Happy Thursday!
Caroline