Friday, April 30, 2010

New Items

Here are a few of the new items in the shop this week that I picked up in my travels. Do you want to play a fun guessing game? Guess which two items were found at the side of road? I feel fortunate to have rescued them from certain death at the landfill.

If you have questions about or need prices on any of the items pictured, please e-mail me or phone the shop.

Have a great weekend!

Love, Kelly

Thursday, April 29, 2010

The Beehive Bazaar

If you know anything about our little state of Utah, you know that we are a crafty bunch. See just how crafty by attending The Beehive Bazaar next week. The event starts next Wednesday, May 5 at 8 pm and runs until Saturday, May 8 at 8 pm and will be held at Thanksgiving Point in Lehi.

For more info, click on the link to check out their FaceBook page.

See you there!

Love, Kelly

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Gray...It's the New Black!

I've been seeing more gray finishes lately in the shelter publications. It's a light new alternative to the black finishes that have been popular for so long and it's a little more sophisticated than the white finishes.

This sofa table is available in the shop for $145.

What do you think of gray?

Love, Kelly

The Little House Next Door

This winter Poopsie and I purchased the piece of property next door. That's our house just to the right. It was such a steal we just had to snatch it up. The home is small (about 900 sq ft) and was occupied by an elderly couple so it had fallen in to disrepair. I guess we bought it mostly for the land.
But just look at this enormous backyard! I'm picturing a chicken coop over in the corner, a vegetable garden, maybe some herbs and flowers and of course, a stylish little potting shed and a big farm table situated under a large canopy for parties and bar-b-ques. Sigh. What a lot of work.

As you can see, the house needs some love....
I think the foundation is shifting. We had a contractor look at it yesterday and he'll give us a bid on the work we need to do to make it inhabitable. If it's too expensive maybe I'll end up turning the old house into the chicken coop/potting shed. This idea made Poopsie cringe.

For now the side yard of the house will be my painting area. Poopsie was kind enough to set up a large canopy for me. He was just glad to get all my projects out of the garage finally.

And believe me, I've got projects. This metal frame will make the perfect bench for my new garden if Poopsie can cut me a big piece of wood for the seat.

This picket fence needs to be taken apart and used to make markers for the garden.
A pretty vintage plant stand that needs a fresh new color.
Once Poopsie welds the legs back on to this Vintage iron bench it will be the perfect resting place next to the chicken coop.
Well, there's lots of work to do. When will I ever get around to putting in my garden? The garden might have to wait until next Spring. But for now, at least I have my new "Painting Garden".

Monday, April 26, 2010

Backyard Fun with the Deluxe 5 Piece Bar-B-Que Set

A while back Poopsie and I found this Vintage Bar-B-Que set at an estate sale. It was only $3 and Poopsie loves to throw some shrimp on the barby from time to time so we snatched it up!
Love the apron, "Genius at Work".
The set appears to have never been used.
Check out the fancy schmancy salt and pepper shakers!
Poopsie at the grill....he really ia a "Genius at Work".
The burgers were delish!

Love, Kelly

Friday, April 23, 2010

Rustic Green Cupboard

Look what Poopsie dragged out of a scary old basement for me! After a thorough dusting (and disinfecting) we brought this beauty in to the shop.

Isn't the old hardware fab?

It's the perfect display piece for our tea sets.

This darling cupboard can be yours for 0nly $300.

Love, Kelly

Here Comes the Bride

Here is what my hardworking employees are up to when I'm away from the shop. Isn't Linda a lovely bride? TeeHee.

Love, Kelly

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Celebrating Earth Day with Dottie Angel

Happy Earth Day to all. Let's all take a moment to ponder our lovely Mother Earth and all that she provides us itself. Earth Day is a great opportunity for us to think about our impact on this planet. Of course, recycling is a great way to preserve our limited recourses but did you know that recycling is more than just putting your used plastics, papers and cans into bins on the curb?

Recycling can be fun when you shop for items you need second hand. No one has embraced the second hand lifestyle better than Dottie Angel. Be sure you check out her adorable and witty blog and if you are you are up for it...take the 365 Day Challenge. For a full year Tif has vowed to purchase only second hand items for herself, her home and family. Pop over to her blog and I think you'll agree, she makes recycling tres stylish.

Love, Kelly

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Patio Set

Check out the cute new patio set that just arrived in our shop. We have it priced at $250 for the set. It's just so fresh and springy!

Tulip Festival

Imagine strolling through a magnificent 55 acre garden with 250,000 tulips in full bloom. That is what you'll find at Thanksgiving Point's Tulip Festival from now until May 1. It is quite spectacular and well worth the $10 admission price.

The grounds of the garden are very impressive. It has the feel of a grand European style garden.

I even spotted this sweet little owl in her nest behind the waterfall. I think she's sitting on some eggs.

Here is a nice view of Mount Timpanogas through the trees.

Now here is the perfect job for me. Spending the day outdoors amongst the flowers.
Tulip paintings by artist Sara Samuelson are available for purchase in the Gift Emporium.

Flowers and plants are also available for purchase in the Greenhouse Gift Shop.

What a lovely way to spend the day. Being around all those flowers gets me motivated to do a little yard work. See you in the garden...

Love, Kelly