Antiquing at A Classy Flea

Thanks for all the input yesterday on the new finial I was trying out. I had seen the brass shamrock several folks mentioned, but I really had my heart set on a dragon or something a bit fanciful and fairy-tale-like. I think I'll just stick with the two finials I have already for now, but will keep an eye out in case something better comes along. Appreciate all your helpful input! Today while out running … [Read more...]

Let’s Go Antiquing at A Classy Flea!

I stopped by A Classy Flea today, hadn't been there in ages. Ready to do a little antiquing? This would be great for a bit of 4th of July decorating? $42.95   If you would like to make your own flag, check out this tutorial I posted a while back: Make a Wood Flag for 4th of July.   A pretty set of dishes, I had never seen this pattern before. It was labeled, "American … [Read more...]

The Week I Took a Staycation

Have you ever taken a Staycation? This past week I took my first and it was truly a lot of fun! From time to time I get e-mails from folks who are headed to the Atlanta area and are looking for ideas on what to do and where to go during their visit. I'll definitely be referring them to this post in the future. :)   FRIDAY My friend, Linda, flew in on Friday, September 30th, and we wasted … [Read more...]

Antiquing at the Queen of Hearts & Other Fave Finds

So remember that "safari" table I created a while back, the one where I used the giraffe glasses I bought in the gift shop of Giraffe Manor when I was on safari in Kenya?   Where were these plates when I needed them?! If you are in need of cute giraffe or zebra plates, you'll find these here: Giraffe Plates & Zebra Plates   I think I need to buy some to go with my giraffe … [Read more...]

Let’s Go Antiquing at A Classy Flea

It's been a while since we stopped in for a visit to A Classy Flea. It always amazes me how fast things come and go here. I've learned the hard way over the years, if I see something I like, I'd better get it when I see it because it won't be there long. All these signs make me wish I had a beach or lake house to decorate.   So many things to see, where should we start?   I … [Read more...]

Antiquing at A Classy Flea

It has been ages since I took you antiquing/thrifting with me at A Classy Flea. I try not go too often because I'm always super tempted by so many things! I do love antiquing, though and find it so relaxing. Do you find that, too? As I pulled into the parking lot of A Classy Flea, these chairs caught my eye. They were priced at $199 each or $349 for the pair. I hope someone buys the pair and keeps them … [Read more...]

My Living Room Is Hiding A Secret

My living room is hiding a secret. It's just a little secret, nothing earth shattering.   See that area behind the seating group, the one with the built-in cabinetry and bookshelves? The secret is underneath the tall lamp I have there. Can you guess what it is?   It's this! Did you guess you would find a sink under there? The sink still works, I ran a little water in it again … [Read more...]

In The BNOTP Library: Vintage Treasures

If you love antiquing, thrifting, flea markets and garage sales, and enjoy decorating and crafting with your vintage finds, you'll love this book. It's filled with lots of lovely collections and beautiful craft ideas.   In the BNOTP Library: Vintage Treasures Author: Jane Cassini & Ann Brownfield   3 Things I Like About This Book: Lots of creative ideas for using vintage … [Read more...]

Antiquing at A Classy Flea

It's been a long time since we went antiquing at A Classy Flea.  Just inside the front door I spotted this painted chest. This would be cute in so many places. I could see it in hallway, a bathroom, a bedroom or on a porch. Of course, you could use it in a dining room but I love using pieces like this is unexpected spots. $249   I was tempted by this book, tons of beautiful pictures inside! … [Read more...]

Let’s Go Antiquing!

It's been a long time since we made a visit to one of my favorite haunts, A Classy Flea. I stopped in today and found some fun things. The only thing I purchased was a small book but there were quite a few things I found super tempting. I used great restraint! Sweet serving dish... would be great for a springtime or Easter dinner. Be lovely to display year around. Dishes like this are just too cute to … [Read more...]

Let’s Go Antiquing!

It's been ages since you and I went antiquing.  Remember when we used to go on antiquing trips to A Classy Flea? It's a gorgeous sunny day here so let's go! I'm going to be sharing a pretty bedroom makeover for Metamorphosis Monday and it features two beautiful cathedral mirrors, so this one caught my eye. It was $97.   Here's a unique way to make an Adirondack chair, using vintage skis … [Read more...]

Antiquing and Thrifting for the Weekend

It's been ages since we took an antiquing/thrifting trip.  I've gotten several emails/comments asking for another trip, so let's go!   Let's start with A Classy Flea, one of my fave haunts for great deals. (Click any photo to enlarge, click the back arrow to return to the post.) Just outside the front door I saw a fun, beachy sign.  I could so do with a beach trip about right now.  How about you? Not … [Read more...]

Inspiration Galore for Your Flea Market Finds

Flea Market Finds with Matthew Mead Recently I received a copy of Flea Market Finds, compliments of Matthew Mead.  I had heard this issue would be coming out in April so I couldn't wait to dig in and start reading.  It didn't disappoint! For this issue, Matthew teamed up with some great talent in the Blogosphere to create an issue filled with wonderful ideas for taking those everyday flea market and … [Read more...]

Hooked on IKEA

Ikea isn't a store, it's an adventure!  Recently, I mentioned on the BNOTP Facebook page that a friend and I were going shopping at the IKEA store in Atlanta the following day.  I had never been before, despite living only 20 minutes away.  I knew from the comments on Facebook, this was definitely not just another store. To start with it's stacking two big box stores on top of each … [Read more...]

A Roller-Coaster Day

Today was a crazy, roller-coaster day, filled with highs and filled with a few tears. The day started with an e-mail that a chandelier I had bid on (and lost) on eBay for the office, might actually get to be mine after all. :) It hasn't been confirmed for sure, but there's a good chance. Keep your fingers and toes crossed...I should know soon. Next, I found this in my e-mail Inbox and I rushed to shower … [Read more...]

Shop Vintage and Save, Part II

While we continue enjoying all the great tablescapes posted for yesterday's Tablescape Thursday, come along for the rest of a recent outing to A Classy Flea. An Empire secretary from the early 1800's: $1,200 A cute cottage server: $149. This would make a great sofa desk or a hall table, wouldn't it? Old Wicker Chair: $25. I can never resist vintage wicker. Antique Mantel: … [Read more...]

Shop Vintage and Save $$$

Though, I've finally found wallpaper remover that actually works to remove wallpaper (YAY!) I've been taking a little break this past week. Instead of stripping wallpaper, I've been indulging in the fun part of building a home office...the furnishing/decorating. I don't buy a lot of furniture these days, but starting a room from scratch has had me doing my part to boost the economy. I normally prefer old or … [Read more...]

A New Addition to the Office and Antiquing at the Queen of Hearts

Wow! So much amazing creativity and talent in Blogland! Have you checked out all the wonderful Before and Afters linked for yesterday's Met Monday? You amaze me each and every week with the projects you take on in your own homes and the beauty you create for your families and the ones you love. Thanks so much for sharing your talents and most of all, thanks for showing us how we can do it, too! I'm … [Read more...]

Buying China at Auction

Welcome to the 126th Tablescape Thursday! Thanks so much for all your help yesterday with attempting to identify the large bird who stopped by my backyard for a visit. Most folks thought he might be a Red-tailed Hawk, others thought he could be a Red-shouldered Hawk and another reader suggested he might be an immature Bald Eagle. I was surprised to see some of the images online for the immature … [Read more...]

Antique Forget-Me-Not Book

Hi Everyone! In the midst of all my computer "stuff", I've been acutely aware of what today is...a day we will not soon forget. So today I'm sharing a beautiful book that's over 100 years old and is ALL about not forgetting. Cornelia, whose beautiful tablescape was featured last Tablescape Thursday, recently came across an amazing find...a Forget-Me-Not book.   Have you ever seen or … [Read more...]

A Whimsical Idea for a Garden Bench

This was just outside a shop I was in recently...isn't it a hoot?! Someone has cut holes in the seat and sunk the pots down into it. So, don't throw out that old piece of furniture...just paint it with an outdoor grade paint and you'll have a delightful planter for your garden.  Love it! Visit How Sweet the Sound for more Pink Saturday fun! A Classy Flea: A few weeks ago, my all time favorite … [Read more...]

Garage Sailing Tips…Don’t Forget the Headlock Maneuver

It's that time of year...time to put on the comfy sneakers, throw a few bottles of water into the mini-cooler, grab the sun hat and head out garage sailing! In your neck of the woods these events might be called yard sales, estate sales or tag sales. Whatever you call 'em, there are fabulous bargains to be had for the savvy shopper who knows the garage sailing ropes. Here are 8 tips the pros … [Read more...]

A Chandelier for the Master Bedroom

Welcome to the 65th Metamorphosis Monday! A few weeks ago, I shared this pic of the fixture that has been hanging above my bed for the past 20 my dismay. This was one sad ceiling fan. It was made of some really awful fake wood, so shortly after we moved in, I painted it hoping I could make it "go away." Didn't work, I could still see it.   Well, it only took me 20 years but I have … [Read more...]

Home Library Design Ideas

Welcome to the 57th Metamorphosis Monday! On a previous Met Monday, I took you into my "formal" living room that really isn't a formal living room. It's actually been more of a storage room over the years...which is kind of sad since it's the very first room you see when you walk into my home. I have some big plans for day. You can read about those HERE in this previous Met Monday … [Read more...]

Victorian Photo Album with Beautiful Old Photographs

Welcome to the 33rd Metamorphosis Monday! My Met Monday post for today is a "reverse" Met Monday. I'm showing you the "After" first...then I'll show you the "Before." I came across this old, old Victorian style picture album around 20 years ago. I believe it may date back to the late 1800's. If you have any information about these type albums, please share it in your comment. I'd love to know more … [Read more...]

Antiquing and Thrifting, Let’s Go Shopping!

Recently, I made a trip to one of my favorite haunts...A Classy Flea. I was soo amazed at all the great stuff they have gotten in this spring! Before we head out the door to the Flea, We haven't been on a shopping trip to A Classy Flea in ages! Of course, since it's Pink Saturday, you know I'm going to start out with something that's Pink! Isn't this a darling canopy?! I think any little girl who falls … [Read more...]

Weekend Antiquing Trip

Recently, when I was out antiquing in Roswell, Georgia, I came across a Christmas tree and yes, it was  pink!  Beverly, at How Sweet the Sound is hosting Pink Saturday so stop by and check it out. Look at all the wonderful vintage ornaments I found nearby...and yep...some were pink. Check out these forks! Can you guess why they are shaped this way? Here's a little sign that … [Read more...]

Seashell Chest

My birding vacation got in the way of shopping at the Flea for a couple of weekends...but I made a trip this week.  You won't believe what I left behind that I really wanted! I did buy two things that I'll share at the bottom of this post. This adorable chest was probably my favorite treasure this week at A Classy Flea...but alas, it was already sold. I took six pics of it though because I thought this … [Read more...]