Friday, May 28, 2010

Shabby Chic Inspirations

I added more items to my Antique booth.  My spice jars, 3 set cake plates, Avon clock, wooden bowl on stand, grape napkin holder and the plant stand have all sold.  I have an etsy web site but I think I will need to post the items 24 hours prior to putting them in my both.  It seems that once they are on the shelf they are sold within 48 hours.  Here is what my booth looks like currently.


Thursday, May 27, 2010

My newest addition to my Antique Booth "Shabby Chic Inspirations"

Today I am adding this cottage style chest in my Antique booth. I just got done changing its look from a painted country red and blue dresser to a pretty cottage shabby chic chest. This dresser stood out to me because I really liked the top row of smaller drawers. It reminded me of a small dining room serving table and the smaller drawers could be used for utensils. I replaced the wooden knobs with antique brass knobs. I added the wood back with a wooden floral appliqué and painted it in heirloom white.
Here are some before and after pictures.  


Wednesday, May 26, 2010

The Alligator Farm and alligator feeding

 Our last field trip for this school year was a trip to the Alligator Farm and Zoological Park in Saint Augustine. It has been at least four years since we have been to the Alligator Farm. This was a very cool field trip. The main attraction was feeding the Alligators. They feed the alligators these very large white rats. It is crazy that this gentleman is standing in a pit with at least 12 very large alligators. It's even crazier that he walks up to each one of them with a rat in his hand waiving it in front of their mouths. I was waiting for one of those alligators to leap up and snatch that rat with his hand attached. The crazy doesn't stop there. They sell tickets to the true adventurer so they can get in the pit with all the alligators and pet them. I like adventure but I draw the line when I look like food. I like being on top of the food chain. When you chose to get in that pit, you are now at the bottom of the food chain.
Notice the rat in his left hand. Yup!!! You know that alligator noticed it.
This alligator was on the move towards him for that rat. 
This is where I thought he was going to lose his hand.
The Cisco Kid did some Alligator feeding for himself.  They sell pellet food that you can throw to them. 
The Komodo dragon is really cool!!!
Even though it was very, very hot, it was a good trip.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Shabby Chic Inspirations

I am all moved into my booth at Sugar Bear Antique Mall. A friend of mine introduced this mall to me about four years ago. I have always loved having a booth and now I am back. It's located on Julington Creek Rd. in Jacksonville, FL My booth number is #34.  
Shelving is always needed when you have an antique booth. So last week I got two folding doors so I could attach some shelving to it. Here is how these two doors turned out.
We started bringing items into the mall on Saturday. Since I have several large furniture item, I hade to make a couple of trips. We dropped off the door shelves and the black drop leaf table.
As you can see in the pictures above there is no black drop leaf table.   I went in the mall late Sunday afternoon to bring some more item and they had already sold the black drop leaf table. About a half hour after we got home from decorating the booth, I received a call from Sugar Bears letting me know that my white desk sold. WOW!!!!  
 Monday I brought in some more furniture to fill up the blank spot.
This is what it looks like righ now.  I have some more plans for it by the end of the week. 
I will start an etsy account shortly.


Monday, May 24, 2010

A very cute 1st Birthday party.

Over the weekend we went to one of the Chiefs friends little daughters birthday party.  Their little girl just turned 1 and the party theme was the Beach.   It was such a cute party with everything color cordinated including the little one year old with her perfectly adorable sandle sun dress.  The guest gift bags were sand buckets filled with a beach towel, beach ball, bubbles and candy.

The cute little one year old Birthday Girl enjoying her sunshine cake.
The Cisco Kid enjoyed every bite of his cupcake.
And I mean every bite. 
The Cisco Kid added his special note to a precious keepsake picture with all the other guests special notes to the birthday girl. 
The Cisco Kid enjoyed watching the birthday girl open her gifts. 
He loved the guests gift
Good fun on the play ground!
We really enjoyed the party.  


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