Antiquing in Franklin, TN

Last weekend, I was invited up to Franklin, TN (a beautiful suburb of Nashville) for a luncheon with a group of talented folks who are going to be involved with Carbine and Associates charity project this fall. Called House for Hope, Carbine is building a beautiful modern farmhouse and tastemakers, bloggers, and designers are going to decorate the whole house.  I've seen the work of Carbine in the … [Read more...]

Browsing at Scott Antiques

I've shared several times about shopping at Scott Antiques over the years of blogging, but we were down there last weekend, browsing and looking around at all the fun and unique things offered at this once a month market in Atlanta.  I've been going for years and 2 of my favorite pieces of furniture came from here.  I'm not looking for anything in particular at the moment, but it's still fun to … [Read more...]

Decorating with Vintage Furniture

If you've been reading my blog for long, you know that I dearly love to shop secondhand for vintage and older pieces of furniture.  There has been a huge surge in that market in the last 10 years, but I have been shopping that way for much longer than that.  When I first set up house and started shopping for furniture, I had heard about antiques, but always thought they were way out of my price … [Read more...]

The Plunderosa Revisted!

Back a few years ago, I stumbled on The Plunderosa while traveling down to Gulf Shores on a girls' trip we took down there.  Here's the first post I did in April 2009.   This was when I still lived in Birmingham, so it's been awhile.  Can you believe I've been back in my home state for going on 5 years now?  Where has the time flown?  It's been a good 4 and 1/2 years, let me tell you. So, back … [Read more...]

GMC Hidden Treasure Adventure: House Reveal

If you missed my first post last week about the yardsale adventure of a lifetime with GMC's Hidden Treasure Adventure, go back and read up on all that fun! After that whirlwind of a yardsale adventure, it was time to get back to Atlanta and see the Habitat house in person.  What a thrill to be shopping for a deserving family, one that would appreciate our efforts to make their house cozy and … [Read more...]

GMC Hidden Treasure Adventure

Last week, I participated in one of the MOST fun adventures I've ever experienced.  You've probably all heard about the Longest Yardsale, which has been going on for maybe 20 years or so.  It's always the first weekend in August (why they picked August, I'll never know....it's HOT, people!).  Anyway, I have been to the yardsale a few times years ago, but only from Gadsden, AL up to Chattanooga, … [Read more...]

DIY Silver Tray Chalkboard

Picking up old trays or mirrors or frames from thrift stores or flea markets are great candidates for making a chalkboard. I've showed at least one of these that I made from a vintage mirror I found while out thrifting years ago.  That project goes back to 2009 and I still have that chalkboard hanging in my kitchen.  It's fun to write little seasonal sayings on there. My friend, Vicki, … [Read more...]

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