Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Remembering some of our favorite finds!

Every once in a while, we look back at old pictures of the store and have a moment of sadness for the things we truly loved and wish we could have kept.  Did you buy any of these things from us?

I think about this dress sometimes.  It was sort of a pale pink/purple color and the bottom was SO beautiful.  Doesn't it look like a Sarah Jessica Parker dress?  I wanted to hang it in my room from a wardrobe and just look at it all day!  I hope it's in a good home.

There was just something about these chairs.  We hardly ever find things that we don't paint but these were just so cool.  I've never seen fabric like this before and they were in great shape.

This bed was awesome because it was painted with bluish, white paint and then trimmed in gold.  I think it was a king too which is so hard to find unless you get something really new looking from IKEA or something.  We rarely find anything vintage that isn't twin or full sized.

Below is one of a whole group of old slides I found at an estate sale.  Usually you can't really see the image on a slide but these were big and made of glass.  So cool!!!  We hung them from clips in the window and the light went throught them.  I wish I had gotten more.  I think they were only a couple of bucks each.

This Victorian hand mirror was in my mom's house for many years.  She kept it on her nightstand.  We see tons and tons of hand mirrors at flea markets and estate sales but I NEVER see ones that are as pretty as this one.

I miss this china cabinet because it was so ornate.  Once we painted it, the details popped and of course, we wanted to keep it!  It sold right away though.

This chair was kind of a product of an "oops" moment. We had gotten so excited about these curtain panels at market that we paid waaaaay too much for them and as a result, couldn't make any money off of them.  We found this chair and got the idea to cut up the curtains and cover it with it.  It actually ended up in our friend Susan's workshop so we get to visit it sometimes.

This champagne bucket captured my heart from the moment I saw it.  It was so tall and it had a handle and a wreath shape on the front.  It would be awesome with a flower arrangement in it too.  Sigh...

I think I'm a sucker for anything with gold brushed over the details.  We used this buffet as our checkout for a while and we actually tried to tell people it wasn't for sale but eventually broke down and let it go.  It was a sad day!

We had this chair in our back room and the old fabric was stained and gross, so we decided to reupholster it.  We found these two coordinating fabrics at Anatol's (in Brentwood Industrial Ct) and pretty much fell in love with the way it turned out.  We painted the wood black and I think it sold the first day.  I still miss it.  I wonder of they still have those fabrics...

Look at this freaking daybed!!!!  It looks like something out of a french magazine.  I will never forget it.  Once we covered it in pillows, it was pretty much to-die-for.  Oh daybed, how I miss you!

We have a love/hate relationship with these darn metal letters.  We ordered them twice and they sold like hotcakes.  People started freaking out over them and asking for more letters so we called the company to get more, like a lot more.  I think we ordered about $2,000 worth of letters that were promised to us about 6 months ago.  We still don't have them.  Every time I call, they tell me they're on the way from India.  It's so frustrating!  Our guess is that a large company like Pottery Barn decided to carry them and smaller stores got cut out.  That happens to us a lot.  It's sad.

I desperately measured every room of my south city house to try to fit this mirrored wardrobe somewhere.  Nope.  Waaaaaay too big.  It's part of what made it so cool.  It was huge.  It was like adding a whole closet to a room. 

I wish I had a better picture of this sofa but it's basically a tufted linen and burlap sofa with a script pattern cushion.  Yeah, I know, awesome.

Did you buy any of these pieces??  It would be fun to hear from you if you did.  Maybe you could say hi to it for us?  There are a lot of other things we remember but we didn't take pictures of them.  If you have a favorite piece from us, you could post it on our Facebook page.  It would be so fun to see!  We love seeing where our finds end up! 


  1. How do you not end up buying everything???

  2. I really enjoyed looking at all the goodies that have passed through your hands! My favorite is the ornate china cabinet - no wonder it sold right away! It's beautiful! Thanks for sharing. Hugs, Janice

  3. Alexis, it's really hard!!! Some things do go home with us though. I'll have to blog about the things we kept soon!
    Janice, there was a matching buffet to that cabinet. So awesome! Thanks for reading!

  4. Oh, that white cabinet! And the mirror... Have not been to your shop since it moved from next to the Train Wreck. I was a customer when you first opened in Crestwood and you really opened me up to the Shabby Chic decor. I remember attending an evening presentation where you showed an awesome flower arrangement in a vintage hat - I still use that idea :) So glad to see you are doing well and hope to visit your new location soon!


    1. Sue, our new store is a lot bigger than our old one. People tell us all the time that they like it even better. We'd love it if you came to see us!! That is so fun that you remember the evening presentation. That was like 7 years ago! Can you believe how time flies?? Thanks for the comments and taking the time to look at our blog :)