Monday, May 28, 2012

Door + Sawhorse = Table

Check out this old chippy door that I found.

I also found this large metal sawhorse.  What's so cool about it is that the legs fold up completely into the top.  So compact and portable.

I combined the two to make a very shabby/industrial table.

Just for fun I added a crystal door knob.

I could see this as a sofa table or as a buffet table on a porch.

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I'll have it for sale at the next Stylish Patina Barn Sale.

for more photos go to Stylish Patina Facebook Page

June 15,16,17
10 to 5

Join us for 3 fun filled days and 2500 sq ft of refreshed vintage furniture, home decor elements, salvaged goodies, vintage treasures & more!. Make a day out of it and hit a few of our favorite shops and restaurants in the area.

How to find us!
  4051 Stanford Ct, Frederick MD
- We are right off Rt. 15 {coming from Leesburg it's a right / coming from 270 it's a left} turn on to Mountville Rd.
- 1st left onto Winchester Blvd.
- Wind through the industrial park
- Turn right into the horse farm at Stanford Ct!

*** Stanford Ct is a new road so most GPS's don't find it so use a phone mapping system or print directions from Google before you leave.***

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Bracelets, Bangles, and Cuffs

I have always loved jewelry.  I remember playing dress up with my sisters and my cousins.  Our favorite activity was to invade our Moms' jewelry boxes.  We would totally cover our arms and necks with sparkle.

I guess I'm still like that.  Check out my bling.

My Overflowing Sparkle

Bangle and Bracelet Bling

Another accessory that I've been wearing for years is huge watches.  I just love the look and am so glad I'm seeing them in fashion.

Breitling Men's Watch

You can imagine how thrilled I am that not only am I seeing these over-sized  watches, but also in the mix are wrists buried in bangles.  This is my new favorite fashion statement.


Some wonderful examples from  the blog,  Shelter .

The Stylish Housewife


Here's my loaded wrist with my latest watch.

My wrist buried in bling with my current favorite watch by Michael Kors

Are you ready to load up your wrist?  I sure am.
 I love the fact that I'm not limited to one lone accessory.


Monday, May 21, 2012

Lucketts Spring Market

Just wanted to say that the Lucketts Sale was fabulous--beyond my expectations.  The weather was perfect; the shoppers never ending. Thanks to my DC blogger friends Andi of Jane of All Crafts, Angie of Angie in the Thick of It,  Cassie of Primitive and Proper,  Sarah of The Thriftress, and Sue from Vintage Rescue for stopping by. 

Inside Our Tent

Our Fabulous Shoppers

Here's my stuff.

I'm totally exhausted but in a good way.



Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Some of What I'll Have at the Lucketts Market

This is just a fraction of what I'll have.  I'm actually filling both my trucks for the sale.  In addition to the furniture,  I have boxes filled with old cameras, garden decor, books, shells, vintage bottles, wooden and metal boxes and architectural fragments to name a few items. 

I'll have a pair of vintage garden chairs, an old tool chest with a union jack on the inside, coffee sacks for your projects, and vintage letters.

Notice the rope handles.

This vintage caned back chair has been newly re-upholstered with lattice fabric.

Notice the buttons on the seat.

How stinking cute are these vintage bar stools?

Some shakers for your bar.

More bar ware.  Note the original box with faux animal print on the lid. 
Vintage Window,  Old Tin, Garden Tables, Enamel Top Kitchen Work Table, Vintage Mini Books, Old Bottles, Shells, Vintage Pediment

Vintage Campaign Chest, Old Window (  I put a decal on the only section with glass and added chalkboard in the sections where the glass was missing.)

I set up this industrial table with iron legs as a potting bench.  I have some gardening books, planters, and these wonderful chicken wire cloches.
Industrial File Cabinet, Wooden Mold, Typewriter Table (would be a great side table in a bedroom),Corona Typewriter, Vintage Cameras, Metal Drawers, and a Vintage Fan.

This is the leopard and green vanity seat that I featured before.

I can't wait to meet all of you.  Please stop by and say hello.


Link to Stylish Patina Barn website and more images here.

Click here to see more info about the sale.

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Lucketts Store Spring Market

I just wanted to remind everyone that we'll be at the Lucketts Store Spring Market this month. Yep, we're relocating our stuff to this established outdoor market.  We have eight spaces and I promise our tent will be overflowing with fabulous finds for your home.  We're sharing space with more than 150 vendors from all over the country.  
Yes, shoppers and vendors alike travel from all over specifically for this event.
Since I think the Lucketts Store Blog says it best, I'm including a portion of their post.   
Here is some info from their web page.   To see the entire blog post, including a link for suggestions for lodging for out-of-town travelers, and images from last year's sale, click here.

The Lucketts Store Spring Market is a true extravaganza!  Seasoned antique dealers & people who just have too much cool stuff, will fill the Lucketts Store grounds May 19th and 20th for our Spring Market. It's our biggest event of the year with great bands, yummy food, and always perfect weather!  *fingers crossed*   The Market will be on the 15 acres surrounding the Lucketts Store and Design House. In true Lucketts-style it's gonna be better than ever!  
We have over 170 fantastic dealers lined up this year from all over the country. Many vendors have been featured in your favorite books and magazines, including Country Home, Country Living, Romantic Homes, Junk Market, Southern Living, and Veranda, just to name a few.
We will have killer antique and vintage items for you and your home, including furniture, lamps, home accessories, collectibles, clothing, and much, much more!  Expect a day of food, fun, and great deals. We won't disappoint!!!

Gates will open at 10am and stay open until 5pm each day. Admission is $7 per person per day {children 12 and under are free}.    

 Old Lucketts Store Antiques is located in the village of Lucketts just north of historic Leesburg, Virginia, specializing in shabby chic, rustic, primitive and iron work merchandise.

 Address:  The Old Lucketts Store 42350 Lucketts Road, Leesburg, VA 20176 

If you love vintage and are looking for one-of-a-kind decor for your home, don't miss this market.

And, don't forget to come by and say hello  to me and the Stylish Patina girls.   
We'd love to meet you.


Shopping Strategies from the Lucketts Store Blog

TIP #1:  Hit the ATM before you leave home & bring cash.
At outdoor markets, cash is king.  Many vendors are small businesses and only accept cash.  There is an ATM at the gas station across the street, but it regularly is out of cash, especially during a busy event like the Lucketts Spring Market.  The next closest ATMs are about a 15 minute drive away.  It's also easier to bargain with vendors if you can pay with cash.

TIP #2:  Pick your car wisely for two reasons.
{1} The bigger the car, the more goodies you can buy and take home!  Items purchased at the Lucketts Spring Market must be picked up by Sunday, May 20th at 5pm.  Items sold by fair vendors can't be left at the Lucketts Store past Sunday - we just don't have the capacity to store 170 vendors-worth of purchases.  So please be sure your vehicle is big enough to transport your purchases.  {2} If you or a friend has a 4-wheel drive, that's always helpful.  Some of the fair parking is in fields. We prep the fields as much as we can {letting the fields dry out if it's rained, strategically mowing, buying truckloads of gravel to put down in heavy traffic areas}.  But, we can't guarantee the weather, and a four wheel is much better in wet fields than a Smart Car...I'm just sayin'.

TIP #3:  Have your cash out at ready at the entrance gate.
We do our best to have multiple people taking money and it works really well when fairgoers have their money out and ready.  The fair is $7 per person per day {children under 12 are free}. This helps us cover the tens of thousands of dollars in expenses it takes to put on the event {e.g., police overtime, permits, parking attendants, furniture loaders, fair staff, advertising, fair & vendor organization, tents, outdoor restroom rentals, required signage, music, field & location prep, etc.}. {I'll try to post an insider look on the finances of a market like this over the next few weeks.  It's quite the eye opener!}

TIP #4:  Obey all signs and police / Market staff direction.
We have some changes to parking and pickups this year that are being required by the local Sheriff's office.  We will cover those processes in another post {yes, booooring, but very necessary}.  So, in short, in order to make parking and furniture pickups go smoothly, please follow the instructions on our signs and given to you by the police and Market staff.

TIP #5:  Enjoy yourself and smile.
This event takes a full year to plan.  Our Market organizer and her team work tirelessly all year to sort through all the complicated logistics to bring you the best vendors we can find with great merchandise and prices.  Soak up the atmosphere.  Get a nice cold glass of lemonade.  Browse the treasures.  Get some great ideas for your home.  Enjoy the day with family and friends.  We are excited that you're coming!

Monday, May 7, 2012

My Garden in Bloom

Even though we haven't had much rain, my garden seems very happy.

The azalea's blooms stretch in front of our new patio wall.

The azalea on the opposite wall with a field of ferns in the background.

A clay chimney pot and some vintage cement urns flank the garden path in the side yard.

Roses climbing past the trellis onto the bricks.

My peonies are so lovely and so short lived.   If you're not paying attention you could totally miss their beauty.

Hibiscus bloom in one of the pots on my front porch.

My arbor framing the path to the back yard.

Peeking through the pergola at a back yard bed.

Climbing hydrangea clinging to a grouping of lattice trellises in varying heights.

Hydrangeas in bloom under a canopy of wild climbing roses.

A chippy iron garden bench next to a vintage weathered cupola.

How does your garden grow?