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Monday, 30 July 2012

Monday Listings!

I am back from a super family holiday to Vernon, BC. We soaked up some sun, had lots of water time in the pool and lake and even toured some of the awesome BC wineries. I highly recommend all of it!

Today I have a few smaller decor items. Since I was away, I did not get to work on any furniture pieces for today, but I have some biggies coming. If you are considering a spot for large cabinets, stay tuned....

I don't usually offer the BookPage Wreaths here, but I have been trying out a little different style and I know that not everyone can make it out to the small town stores where they are sold so I thought I would try out a couple here and see what you think.

Wreath #1 (small-ish)

This wreath is a bit of a rounded square shape. I think of this style as more of a flower ~ when it is done it looks like a chrysanthemum. The pages are aged and stained so it adds a vintage look to it.

It is about 14 inches across so would be a perfect little piece  to add some interest on a smaller wall space.

Wreath #2 (Medium-ish)

This BookPage Flower is round and created from a newer book so the pages are creamy white. It is larger and looks very much like a flower!

It measures about 22 inches across and makes a big impact.

Wire Frame with Clips

This is an ornate frame painted a semi-gloss white with no distressing. It comes with a few clips to add your photos, tickets, art or jewelry to display.

The opening of the frame is about 15 inches by 13 inches with the total frame size measuring around 17.75 inches by 15.75 inches.

Let me know if you are interested in any of these little guys. You can reach me by email at or by text to 403.700.0877.

I hope that you are all having a fabulous summer and enjoying the beautiful weather we have had so far in Alberta!

Monday, 23 July 2012

Summer Holidays!

Just a quick note to say that I am taking a few days off this week with my family to enjoy some down time. I hope that you all are finding ways to do the same! I will be back with more listings on Monday, July 30!

Monday, 16 July 2012

Monday Listing

I am back from a very relaxing, but quick weekend away in Fernie, BC. I love going to the mountains and spending time with my family and friends. It helps to energize the rest of my week!

I have enjoyed the response to the pieces I have listed with bold colour choices. It is such a fun way to introduce a little interest to your space. Definitely NOT cookie cutter decorating! These pieces are more neutral in colour, but I think they are still a way to add a punch of character to your space.

Today I am late as I was having a few problems getting photos to upload but I think I have things straightened out. Fingers crossed!

Not Your Grandma's Curio Cabinet

This is a bit of a change of pace from what I normally do. It was in pretty rough shape and frankly, very ugly and dated. What a difference a shabby makeover makes! I love the white and very distressed edges! The details are so pretty and I like the french country vibe it gives now.

The entire back is mirrored and reflects everything displayed inside. The glass is in excellent shape and the light works so beautifully. I love this for displaying a little collection or just some pretty items.

With the light on or off, it looks so great!

It measures:

70.5 inches high
23.75 inches wide
12 inches deep

Magazine and Book Case

This is an usual piece, but so functional! It is not very deep, but is a great way to display your magazines or books in a way that makes them easy to identify. I think it would work great in kitchen for recipe books too. It is a sturdy little bookcase and has been painted black and very lightly distressed.

It measures:

39.25 inches high
20 inches wide
6 inches deep

Grey Twin Tables

This is a simple set of side tables. They are a good size and and a nice height too. I like the look of a matching set together to use as a coffee table, but these would work well as side tables flanking a couch or love seat or even as night tables on either side of a bed. 

They are painted a creamy grey and the subtle details are highlighted with some light distressing. 

 It is not always easy to find a matched set of tables, so I am  selling these together.

Each table measures:

21 inches high
17 inches wide
29 inches long

As always, if you are interested in any of these items, they are available on a first come, first served basis. Please contact me through email at or by text 403.700.0877. I love the feedback and emails from readers who love these second chance pieces as much as I do!

Wednesday, 11 July 2012

Rosebud Mercantile Delivery Day!

How many Timbits can a person eat in an hour while driving? The answer is that you DO NOT WANT TO KNOW. Just know that it is probably far, far too many.... ugh.

The hour25 selection was a bit light at Rosebud so it was time to take another trip out east to re-stock. It was a beautiful morning today and nice to drive while it was still cool. I just wanted to share a few of the pieces that I added with you...

This is a great dresser that I painted the popular turquoise. I did the drawers in a patchy style with some pretty scraps which I think turned out quite nicely.

The leaner ladder is new and I did up a few more BookPage Wreaths.

Lemony Snicket BookPage Wallflower

This is a more traditional wreath using sacred choral music and a little leftover (non-pasted) wallpaper.

I used the bookcover for the base of these "Wallflowers" and stacked the "petals" to cover it so it ends up looking a little like a flower. This one is pretty large ~ I used a vintage book called Yearbook of Agriculture 1949. There are a few cool illustrations peeking through that I like.

This is an old window frame which had glass in very nice condition. I added chalkboard paint to the centre so that the background would still show through. It is large and will make an interesting statement in a kitchen or entryway. I love this piece!

I did up a few little side tables and some small wooden bowls and some small chalkboards too. The midcentury style table is painted the same coral colour as the dresser I sold this week. It is really pretty! I am looking for another piece to use it on!

I like the little 6-sided table with the caning on the bottom too. The legs are very pretty and interesting with all the details distressed.

I made up a few more wire frames and added little clothespins with vintage bookpages on them to fancy them up a bit. I will definitely do more of those ~ they are so charming and cute!

Speaking of charming and cute, my daughter came along today and I paid her in Timbits (the ones I didn't eat...). She is very helpful with setting things out and holding doors. 

I am excited to have these pieces installed and ready for purchase! Let me know what you think if you are in the area ~ I love feedback!

Monday, 9 July 2012

Monday ~ For Sale

Retro Coral Dresser

I have been seeing a version of this coral colour in a lot of stores this spring/summer and I think it is so pretty! I decided to try a shabby version of it on this 4-drawer dresser.

This dresser has very cute details on the top 2 drawers with that classic midcentury feel. I love the freshness of the coral paired with the white on the hardware.

After distressing it a little, I noticed that the paint has a slightly darker patina where it has been sanded a little more. It gives the piece a little more interest. It is fun when these details happen without pre-planning.... It adds to the character it a good way!

I tried something a little different inside the drawers. I have a lot of odds and ends leftover wallpaper so I thought it would add to the shabby feel of this dresser to use it up in a fun way.

Each drawer has its own "patchwork" of wallpaper lining in greys, white and black. They all still coordinate and look pretty together too!

41" tall
34" wide
17.5" deep

If you are interested in this beachy beauty on this steamy day, let me know by email ( or by text (402.700.0877) and we can arrange a pick up time.

Other than the odd week off during the summer, I hope to continue to offer items early every week. It might be a slightly lighter offering as my kids are home and I am trying to have a bit of fun with them as well, but I think it will all work out! 

I hope that you are all enjoying this amazing weather! It is fantastic!