Wednesday, August 31, 2011

vintage chic trading co.

A friend called me a few weeks ago and told me about a store she had read about in the Dallas Morning News. She said it was described as Industrial Chic! Well, you guessed it...we were in the car that morning heading to Dallas to shop!

I sure wish I had room in my house for this wonderful green cabinet!

This fireplace mantle is AWESOME!  Still debating on where I could put it!

The owner Carla, welds a lot of this stuff herself....Very Talented!

I would buy EVERY awning I see if I could!


The shop is called vintage chic trading co. and is owned by Carla Sayklay.  The address is 2336 Irving Blvd., Dallas.  It is just down the street from the White Elephant and other amazing antique shops by the Dallas Design District.  She is only open one weekend a month and I have sent an email to get the next date....I will update this post when I get them.  We had a fun day shopping all up and down Irving Blvd.

Monday, August 22, 2011

The Shabby Y is Back!

This is probably old news to most, but Dorothy from the "Shabby Y" has re-opened her booth at Lone Star.  We missed her terribly and love having her back.  I tried to take some pictures when she first opened back up, but everything sold so fast, the pictures were dated by the time I tried to post.  Dorothy is so very talented and creates wonderful stuff using vintage and antique finds.  Her booth is easy to find as it is the one directly in front of you as you enter the front door.  So glad to have my wonderful friend and neighbor back at the mall!

Sunday, August 21, 2011

A Quick Update to the Last Post...

UPDATE:  Bench and chair just went into Layaway!

I had a couple of inquiries from the previous post about stuff in our booth.  We sold a few of the larger items pretty quickly, so I am giving an updated post of a few of the items we took in to replace.  The bed is a wonderful old white iron baby bed...I covered it up with so much stuff that you can't see it.  It would make a great day bed.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Out with the Old....And in with More Old...

It was time to pull everything out and start over!
-UPDATE:  Bed sold today!-

Brought in lots-o-white!

Of course, we had to have a new prom dress.  This is a Neiman Marcus!

A while back, Mom wanted some old wooden curtain rods and we looked everywhere.  She finally found something else to use, then I came across these.  Hard to find and wonderful!

Cabinet doors, frames and can't go wrong!

I love these old cornice boards!

We usually don't make up the bed as it just takes up tooooo much space in the booth.  But Mom had tons of linens and wonderful crochet spreads...we took the space and made it up.

You know each booth has to be re-done once a I a nut?  We took out the blue and brought in green and white.  I love the metal bed and I think is shows off the wonderful bedding we have collected.  It is always fun spending time at the mall and getting to meet so many wonderful customers (old and new).  It is an all day affair after you stop and talk with everyone!  Come visit us at Lone Star...gonna work in the red booth this weekend.

Sunday, August 14, 2011

A Country Charity Dinner....

The dining room table was one last cheer to summer and color!

A full view of the dining room table.

Not exactly the way I intended.  I had the hardest time finding fresh flowers.  My original thought was to have Gerber Daisies in each bottle, but could not find any.  Settled on these.

These dishes are ones my mother collected all of my life.  Been in the family forever!

It helps to be in the Antique (aka junk) business when planning a party.  The brown bottles and old clothes pins are stuff I bought for resale.  Keep your eye out at the mall for them later!

The breakfast area table.

I love the sunflowers floating in water.  Most of the decorations on this table are future antique mall inventory also!

Needed some color, so brought out the Jadeite dishes.

Close up of the floating sunflowers.
The bar!  I have not pulled out my old blue stuff in years.  It fit the theme.

I love this old tub, but it sweats like crazy!

I forgot to get a shot of the food, but did snap a pic as Mom was getting it ready.  Imagine a wonderful country ham, cheesy mashed potatoes, broccoli salad, a fruit salad and fresh rolls.  It was a Paula Deen calorie filled meal!
We had a fundraising dinner back in February and one of the live auction items was a home cooked meal at my house for 12.  Mom is a bit of a legend with all my friends for her wonderful home cooked meals and I knew this would raise a lot of money.  A dear friend of mine from work very generously bought it and brought 11 of her friends and family over last night to cash in.  Mom outdid herself and all went home stuffed and happy!  Since she was preparing a very traditional country type meal, I decided to decorate to match.  Each table must have changed 5 times as I kept setting and resetting them.  I love the way they turned out and it was a fun, festive evening.