We love the splendor of Christmas....it really is the most wonderful time of the year. And we think homemade cookies and candy are dandy, and gifts are grand. But most of all, we cherish the traditions and memorable moments the season brings. Let's start with vintage and antique ornaments - how to identify them, how to display them, and how to store them. Here's a blog post we shared with our friends over at the Busy Bee Trader - be sure to pick up a copy of their handy monthly guide when you visit us or other antique and vintage stores in the area.
What is on top of your dresser? Tell the truth: we've all piled random "stuff" on our dressers from time to time. Maybe yours is piled high right now. But as a functional piece of furniture, dressers serve a dual purpose: they provide storage (preferably IN the drawers, and not ON the dresser), and they help communicate your personal style via the items you choose to place on top, as much as the style of the piece itself. That's a tall order to fill for one piece of furniture, so let's take a little of the pressure off, and walk through some ideas for how to style your dresser's top to reflect you.
A few weeks ago, we explored several ways to style that wall above your headboard. When it came to re-doing their own walls, Sherri and Terry have each found some ideas they liked, and looked for ways to make their favorites work in their own spaces. This post focuses on Terry's bedroom, and admittedly it's taken some trial-and-error to translate the idea into her space and personal tastes, and make it reflect her style.
We love pillows. Do you? They add a personal touch to our beds, and give us plenty of cushion if we're sitting up in bed reading or watching television. But where do they go while you're sleeping?
In our bedrooms, our beds are typically the focal point of the room. And the wall behind our beds? It is one of the hardest walls to decorate. Can we get an Amen?
In this second installment of our mini-series on our own bedroom transformations, we'll explore some ideas for how to decorate this wall to reflect your taste, style and personality. After all, it is YOUR bedroom...
Customers and friends often ask us if our homes are as beautifully decorated as the shop. We get a chuckle when we hear their speculations, because it's the age-old paradox: the cobbler's children have no shoes; similarly, we have little time or energy left over to pour into beautifying our own living spaces. But occasionally, we do both get an itch to change things up on the home front, and at the moment, we're both working on updating our bedrooms. With this installment, we'll start walking you through our makeover processes.
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.
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!