In the South, things heat up early and stay blistering hot for a long time. Midsummer is typically recognized as the start of summer, but this week marks the midway point through summer. No matter what you call it, we're still a long way from true fall weather.
Welcome to the hot "dog days" of summer. We know the term actually references the position of Sirius (the dog star) in the sky, but we're going to celebrate our furry friends with stylish doggy decor ideas, and invite you to help us with a pet project.
At least once a week (and sometimes more), someone asks us if we have any space available in our little log cabin. Most of these inquiries are from customers who are inspired by what they see, and dream of having their own space in a shop...someday. If you're dreaming of having a vintage business, here are a few tips we've learned along the way.
We know that YOU know that we should all wash our face (literally and figuratively.) But it's also true that occasionally, you need to wash your furniture.
Sherri and I both love picking trips. And when I can combine a visit to see family and celebrate a holiday, AND find some new picking spots...well, I do a little happy dance, to the tune of....(yes, you guessed it: "On the Road Again.") But I'm not a road-warrior like Willie. Six days and 1600+ miles later, I confess: I am ready to unload Bertha-the-Armada, do a quick check on my garden, and lay my weary head on my own pillow in my own bed, in my own home.
We are suckers for vintage Singers (and other sewing machines). Sewing machines have gone high-tech now, but the antique and vintage sewing machines hold a lot of repurposing potential. June 13 is #NationalSewingMachineDay and we've found five topnotch ways to repurpose and up-cycle your vintage sewing machine into a stylish and practical new piece for your home.
Southerners have always taken our iced tea seriously. For #NationalIcedTeaDay, we've gathered a few of our favorite vintage iced tea spoons and glass sets.
June 5 (or is June 6?) is #NationalMoonshineDay and Tennesseans are renown for drinking their corn from a jar long before it was legal. We've got a few fun (and non-alcoholic) ways to celebrate the day in your home.
This is a question we get every day. We could tell you that a pint of General Finishes milk paint covers about 75 square feet; a quart covers 150 square feet, and a gallon will cover 400 square feet. But let's see if we can break it down to more practical guidelines you can follow when choosing paint for your next project.
Gather round, friends. This is the story of a sad, tired little cabinet, a random video from a picking trip, and a customer who was patiently waiting and searching for the perfect piece of furniture. If you're on the hunt for a particular piece of furniture, this story is for you. (And yes, it has a happy ending.)
Meet the Authors
We're Terry & Sherri, known by some as the Southern Pickin' Chicks. We do love to pick, and paint, polish and press our finds before we offer them to our fans and friends. Follow along on our adventures!