Monday, September 26, 2011

Breaking Up My Button Collection

My button collection is breaking up!  And I will start selling it at The Fleeting Flea this weekend.

 It's sorta painful, but just having buttons set in tubs in my little studio - pointless!

So...I have bagged and tagged over 160 packages of buttons.  Some on cards, most not though.  And it's only a drop in the bucket.  There are many more buttons in my studio.  I have sent emails to the Kansas Button Society and Missouri Button Society chapters.  I'm trying to get the word out because there are others who love buttons as much as me.

This week I'll feature pics of other vendors who will be at the Fleeting Flea in Overland Park, Kansas.

Friday, September 16, 2011

Good Company this Weekend!

Good Company!

(it's this weekend at I-35 and Lamar Avenue, just a block north)

It's a fab shop.  The darling owner, Kelley, just purchased a barn FULL of junque and I can't wait to see what's in there!

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Chair Re-Do

After paying $10 for this chair at a garage sale, I decided to strip off the red plaid fabric.  Beneath was the original fabric - very drab.  So, I reached for the Sherwin Williams Pro Classics paint and changed the looks.  With a tad of sanding, I distressed it and finished the look with Johnson Paste Wax. 

The decision to leave the front of the chair back loose and blousey may haunt me!  It's going to Good Company in Merriam for this weekend's sale.  Wish me luck!

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Antique Booth at River Market

It was time...

I sort of neglected my space at River Market Antique Mall for a few weeks.  Traveling, prepping a kid for college,!

I added these 2 mid-century end tables.  They are $90 for the pair at River Market.  The fainting couch has never sold and I don't want to bring it home.  It's standing on it's end to make room for other stuff. 

Check out my etsy and ebay sales.  I sold a couple of nice pieces of jewelry on etsy last week.  One item sold within 10 minutes of posting at 10:00 in the evening!

Now, it's weekend time...I skip yard sales most Saturdays.  I would rather hang around home if the family is here.  If everyone's gone, I go junkin'.  But not today.  However yesterday I hit some sales and brought home a full truck.  I got a set of 4 chairs free;  they were on the curb and the owner came out and helped me load them.  Now there's generosity!  The material is not great, so I'll paint the wood and re-cover.  Pictures will follow!  And I'm still working on other projects for Good Company and The Fleeting Flea.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

A Very Slow Kitchen Transformation

Wouldn't it be nice to be able to plop down $25K and transform a kitchen at once?  For most of us, it the changes happen in small increments.  Like new kitchen chairs, which I scored at Good Juju this weekend for just $97.50 for all four.  Yes, that's right!  There were some stains, most of which I was able to remove with my little green machine.  But overall, they're great and what I've been dreaming of.  Besides, we'll add stains to them ourselves!


I love the change!

One of the next projects - a new chandelier!

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Guess Where I've Been

Yes, I've been gone awhile.  I went on a trip to San Francisco.  We spent most of our time downtown  - just a little at the Wharf.  My husband had a conference.  So I tagged along. 

Riding the cable cars is a treat.  We don't have those in Kansas City.  We had a wonderful dinner at Trattoria Contadina.  One dinner was barside at Jillian's, sharing a couple of appetizers.  And the trip wouldn't be complete without a meal at Boudoin's.  Gotta have that sourdough bread!

On past trips, I've toured Alcatraz and taken a ferry to Sausolito.  Muir Woods is a wonderful trip and I hope to go there on the next trip.  Coit Tower is great to see and tour.  If you are there on a Saturday, they have a wonderful market in the morning at the Ferry Building on the Wharf. 

Around the corner from our hotel was Glide Methodist Church.  They are famous for their care of the homeless.  I would love to attend a Sunday service sometime.  I heard of it first when Maya Angelou was talking about it.  The homeless ministry was featured in a movie starring Will Smith, in which he and his son stayed there. 

There is so much to see in San Francisco.  And I needed to buy a fleece while there;  on the same day I bought the fleece, it was 100 degrees here at home!

Today I visited the West Bottoms - Liberty Belle and Good Juju.  I will show you my treasures soon.  Long story short - I am rearring my kitchen eating area with an unused antique oak table and some Good Juju chairs.  Can't wait to share!