Thursday, May 31, 2012

Porch Parties Giveaway Day 4!!

Our winner is Michele GC!! 

Today's prize is a free Deluxe Splat Mat. We market these as splat mats to use up under the wee ones highchairs. But I use them for lost for things! We used this mat Sunday for our pizza picnic and Fireworks and I've used it on my little bistro table(s) on and off for years. They're one of the most versatile products we make.

We have three new combinations that are made up and ready for you.

So leave another love note to win a tablecloth/picnic/splat mat of your choice!! Let us know which one you like best!

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Porch Party Giveaway Day 3

Our winner is Angela from Button Bird designs!! 

Today's giveaway is all about oilcloth Party Banners!! Just leave a love note to enter to win on oilcloth bunting, be sure to let us know if you like the chalk cloth or oilcloth party banners?

We have other giveaways this week too. Be sure to check out the blog for more goodies!! We'll keep each days comments open for two days. Comments for this prize will close at cocktail time on Friday.   

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Porch Party Giveaway Day 2

The Random Number Generator ---->>> picked number 7. Our winner is our
European friend BobBeez!!!
Please send me your mailing info to!!!

New size! Small laminated cotton tablecloths!
Happy Tuesday. Are you feeling the post holiday yuck too? I don't want to work today, I just want a few more days to relax!

My family and I had a great weekend and by yesterday's comments you all did too!! It's really fun to hear what you all did this weekend.

Saturday night we went to the Byrd Theatre and saw Bob play the mighty Wurlitzer and enjoyed Mirror, Mirror. I love that movie, it's hysterical!! Afterwards we hit the River City Dinner for root beer floats. Yummy!!

On Sunday we had an impromptu pizza picnic on a hill over looking downtown RVA and the river so we could watch the fireworks at Rockette's Landing. Even my grumpy, hates-to-be-outside, especially-at-night child loved it. I filled the picnic basket with plates, napkins and drinks. Then we headed to our favorite NY style pizza joint, Arianna's, and ordered an XL floppy cheese pizza. The company was good and the fireworks were great.

Monday was filled with normal weekend stuff. A few errands, a bit of work and what not. Don had to buy 2 new window AC units for the upstairs, so we did out part for the economy and holiday sales. (UG) I am happy to say that for the first time in weeks we slept comfortably!! sigh...

So let's get to another great giveaway. Today's freebie is a small laminated tablecloth, they are perfect for brightening up a side table on the porch!! You can pick from any of the following prints!
Please leave me a message letting me know which print you like best and you'll be entered to win the small tablecloth! I'll close the comment section at cocktail hour on Thursday!

Don't forget to sign up for yesterday's freebie a copy of Denise Gee's, Porch Parties book!! We'll see you again tomorrow with another great porch product. 


Monday, May 28, 2012

Porch Party Giveaway Part 1

Vicki, please email me your address and we'll send the book to you right away! 

I've spent the last few weekends perking up my front porch because I am hosting porch party on for my Junies and my Ward on Friday.

I've had a copy of this fun cocktail book for a while now and I've been dying to use it. The super sweet author Denise Gee and I did a little trade. I sent her a few extra party banners for her book tour and she sent me two copies of Porch Parties: Cocktail Recipes and Easy Ideas for Outdoor Entertaining.

You know I don't need two books, so guess what, we're going to give one away this week!! But wait that's not all... we'll give a little something away each day this week! SSSSSoooo leave us a comment to enter to win your copy of Porch Parties, tell us what special thing you did this holiday weekend. I'll close this giveaway done on Wednesday around cocktail time and announce the winner.
Here's a sneak peak of a little something that we'll giveaway tomorrow! Can you guess what it'll be? See you again tomorrow!

Monday, May 21, 2012

More Country Living Fair Austin

 Of course I found oilcloth in the house!!
 I really want a paper roll and cutter when we get more space!!
 Check this out!! Door knobs turned place card holders. How brilliant is that?
I want to paint each one of these glossy white and hang them up empty! 
 Gathered Comforts!! Great booth, super sweet people!!
Ladders and lattice, oh my!!
 Gypsy Rose!! I wish I had their card, I can't find them online anywhere. This is important cuz...
 ... I NEED THIS Family Night Tonight sing, if they still have it!!
 Check out this great gate! It wants me real bad!!
Junkology!  You know I want to make some barrel ottomans out of laminated cotton, don't cha?
This mighty thing in the corner is an out door shower!! No that's awesome!! 
 How about this cuteness? You'll be seeing something made out of these in my second book!!
 I bought this to rehab at my demo but I really needed a sewing machine to do it justice! I am waiting for the new chevron laminated cotton to come in to fix it all up!! So stick around!!
Quintessential!! I liked the big zero!! I regret not buying that!!
I want all of these suitcases!!
House Wren!! I love their lighting fixtures.

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Vintage Tray Wall

I am so in love with my vintage tray wall that I finished up today. It's only taken me 3 months to get it all done. Why do personal projects take me so darn long? I've got to take some each week to get a little bit done for my home!! I have to say that the Country Living Fair sure did motivate me to nest a bit more!!
I bought the wire hangers from a very kind Etsy shop ower!! Marmee Rob's Shoppe They were great for the bigger trays, nice and sturdy!! For the smaller trays I used the sticky disc's that I got off of Ebay. I have to say they were pretty wonderful, just make sure you get out a measuring tape and really get the disks centered. You know I learned that one the hard way, at least you can reposition them if you don't get them right the first time.  
I love these so much, I've been collecting them since we moved into the house 14 years ago. If my memory serves me right the large round coffee tray was the first one and was gift from my MIL! 

Which one is my favorite? I have to say that the 2 BBQ trays really do make my heart sing!
What about the extras? I've got to have some laying around that I can use, don't I? We use our trays as project trays. Lego's, embroidery, or homework. Trays are great to keep things in one spot.

Saturday, May 12, 2012

CFL Loot: Egg Basket

 I haven't had a day off in over a month, so this weekend I am treating myself to two whole days off. In a row!  Isn't that crazy?! 

I spent most of today helping my 14 daughter get ready for a dance. It's the second dance that's she's gone to. I was in Atlanta for the Country Living Fair the weekend of her first dance, so that one really doesn't count. We shopped for a few last minute things and made a special necklace to go with her dress. I did her hair and her eye makeup. It was wonderful, up until the moment when we couldn't find her shoes. Shoot!!

The rest of the day I spent puttering around the house cleaning things up. Most importantly, I gathered up my vintage trays and gave them all a good scrubbing. I'll be hanging them all up in the dining room this week. Finally!!! 

Here is a little nesting project I finished up right after I got back from Country Living Fair in Austin last month. I found this old egg basket in the Antique Arena, it makes a fun magazine rack, don't cha think? I love my basket to much, it wasn't cheap and I just don't care. Heck, I regret not buying the other two that they had! (next time...)

Friday, May 11, 2012

Very Modern Laminated Cotton

I know that you know who Amy Butler is, but do you know her husband David Butler? I was very excited to meet him at the Fall Quilt Market and see his great new fabric line Parson's Gray. I loved  that he described his line as dude fabric. You gotta love that! I made sure to stop by his booth to let him know that we all wanted to have dude laminated cotton, from what I heard, I wasn't the only one that wanted it too.

I am so very excited to offer these great prints for our custom tablecloths, these will look great in your modern home!
David and Amy showing off the dude quilt!

How cute are they??

Monday, May 7, 2012

Tune in...

I'll be chatting live (yikes) with Pat Sloan on American Patchwork and Quilting Radio today at 4:00. I really hope you can listen, don't worry if you missed it, they'll have the podcast on the website as well.

Studio Desk

My new flash cards from The Red Door Antiques!
My best Etsy score to date! A German spice rack turned office organizer and Tasha McKelvey gnome!

Tasha McKelvey bird bowl loaded up with my new labels. The Klimpt mug was the first present I ever bought my hubby!!

Hoop by Linwood Avenue
Bundle of lace collars that belonged my hubbies Grandmothers.
I found this cube shelf for $1.50 and I've spent over $50 bucks filling it up with Pyrex!
I love the plan ahead post card! Another great Etsy Find!! 
The red record clock was made by my dear friend Dawn!!

I am so going to make that Mollie Makes coin purse!! I promise, someday...

Sunday, May 6, 2012

56" wide laminated cottons for May production

We have 36 laminated cottons for Modern June tablecloths and splat mats this May! It's our highest # of prints to date! Our storage room is busting at the seams,  by don't fret like all good fabric junkies we know how to cope! 

Please note that the last four prints are coming in mid-May!!

 To see larger photos of each print head over to our Flickr Page for the 56" WIDE Laminated Cotton Stock and click the print you want to see.

 Left to Right

Row 1
Graphic Mums Brown by Heather Bailey
Lounge Stripe Gold by Heather Bailey
Graphic Mum Turquoise by Heather Bailey
Lounge Stripe Turquoise by Heather Bailey
Treasure Box Charcoal by Amy Butler
Charisma Midnight by Amy Butler

Row 2
Gypsy Cobalt  by Amy Butler
Royal Apple Chevron by Erin McMorris
Citron Apple Chevron by Erin McMorris
Scattered Roses by Tanya Whelan
Falling Roses by Tanya Whelan
Lanterns on White by Tanya Whelan

Row 3
Tart by Anna Maria Horner
Fun Blue Bloom by Anna Maria Horner
Twist by Anna Maria Horner
Blue Sandlewood by Amy Bulter
Amethyst Block Print by Joel Dewberry
Passion Lily Green by Amy Butler

Row 4
Amber Paisley by Joel Dewberry
Green Hop Dot by Heather Bailey
Pink Hop Dot by Heather Bailey
Kimono by Ty Pennington
Angel Wings Spice by Ty Pennington
Chartreuse Moorish Tiles by Ty Pennington

Row 5
Indigo Lattice by Sis Boom
Blue Paisley by Sis Boom
Green Lattice by Sis Boom
Navy Tile by Dena Designs
Navy Floral by Dena Designs
Sage Green Paisley by Jenean Morrison

Row 6
Intermission in green and yellow by Jenean Morrison
Starlet by Jenean Morrison
Forest Empire Mark by David Butler coming mid-May
Tailcoat Empire Mark by David Butler coming mid-May
Steel Trade Blanket by David Butler coming mid-May
Smoke Trade Blanket by David Butler coming mid-May

Thursday, May 3, 2012

The Red Door Antiques

 I finally got to meet Tricia from the The Red Door Antiques on Friday at the Austin Country Living Fair. I've been a long time fan of her strawberry sign below!! I can't believe that she still has it, I need that sign!!!! I also regret not buying up the "DO" sign. I want that for the studio. I did buy some flash cards. I'll show you those later...