Classic Style Using Authentic Treasures

It's all about living an AUTHENTIC life, being true to who we are and finding beauty and inspiration in our daily surroundings. Decorating our homes with found items and antique and vintage treasures, we create a personal ~ classic style ~ that defines who we are!

Thursday, March 31, 2011

Patience Is A Virtue - Progress Comes in Baby Steps!

I finally have begun setting up the booth space 
for Authentica Classics!!
The grain sack pillows will have a home before I know it!

I forgot to take a before picture of the wall with the peg boards. I had a dear friend sew in a rod pocket across the top of the canvas, leaving about a 9 inch drop for a little valance. We added another three feet at the bottom, to cover the wall and puddle just a bit at the floor.

I'm still working on a few ideas to hide the air duct...
or at least get rid of the cord!
The chandelier will be gone too!  Maybe I'll add a few later....

Remember the chicken nesters I spoke of in an earlier post? My husband and college aged son worked all afternoon to get the canvas panels hung and then up went the first nester! I was so excited! It looked adorable! 
The second nester did not have the same wall support so I have had to come up with another idea to raise it a bit under the first one....I'll share that with you later!

I purchased two old potting racks right out of a barn 
and also was given the opportunity to buy 
a potting bench as well.

They all look so rustic, I love the idea of using them as fixtures and merchandising with them!

I liked the two nesters so much.....
after they were cleaned of course!....
I went back and bought two more!

While my husband and I were at the farm, we got to "meet" the chickens and a gorgeous rooster...we also went away with a dozen fresh eggs!

Isn't he beautiful?
Things are happening quickly now! 
Hope to share more soon!
Have a great weekend!

Be Real,


Friday, March 11, 2011

Pray for the Survivors, Pray for the Repose of the Souls who were lost!

"There are things that we don't want to happen but have to accept, things we don't want to know but have to learn, and people we can't live without but have to let go."  ~Author Unknown  

"The deep pain that is felt at the death of every friendly soul arises from the feeling that there is in every individual something which is inexpressible, peculiar to him alone, and is, therefore, absolutely and irretrievably lost."  ~Arthur Schopenhauer

Thinking of the devastation in Japan today...praying for the survivors and the repose of the souls who were lost!  May God Bless them and be with them during such a sorrowful time!

Please pray for Japan!  Blessings to you!