Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Visit me at the Mercantile Mall!!

Here are a few new pictures from my booth at the Mercantile Mall in Milford, Ohio.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Vintage Framed Magnetic Chalkboard

There is something about a chalkboard in an old frame that makes me happy.
Here are the basic steps in creating one for yourself.
I buy a sheet of galvanized steel from Lowes (be sure to take a magnet with you) I use tin snips to cut it and then I add about 5 coats of chalkboard paint to it.
Cut a piece of cardboard to the same size as the galvanized steel and add it to the back for extra support.

I added a few magnets made from vintage buttons and a piece of chalk that I found in box at an estate sale. I hung the chalk from ribbon tied to a little eye hook that I attached to the top of the frame.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

What makes you Happy?

Isn't it funny how the littlest thing can make you happy? I went to the flea market this weekend with my friend, Brenda. It was the first one of the season. We found so many fun things. I found these darling little vintage, handmade napkin rings. I love anything with millinery flowers attached. When I was showing my husband what I bought he said "why did you buy those?" I simply said, "they make me happy!"
What makes you happy?

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

A Little Space To Call My Own

This was my favorite space in my old house. It was tucked in the corner of my little kitchen. I loved it because it was the one place in the house that I could call my own. My husband had his own office, the kids didn't want to be in the kitchen, and I was always in the kitchen so it was perfect for me. I love using vintage items for storage. They look great and are fun to collect. Old little green tackle boxes filled with necessities fit perfectly in the mail slots.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Featured Blog.....deardaisycottage

Tablecloth, originally uploaded by deardaisycottage.

This week I want to pay special attention to "deardaisycottage's" blog. It is always bright and cheerful. Every photo is an inspiration. If you love yellows and reds you will love this blog.
Thanks for brightening our day!

If you are ever in Milford, OH...

come see my booth that I share with my friend Brenda. 
The Mercantile Mall
100 & 104 Main Street
Milford, Ohio 45150