Saturday, December 26, 2009


Alright everybody.....the New Year is almost here! It's time to hit the sales!!!

Going on now through January 10, The Shepherds Fold Design in The Sleepy Poet is having a 30% off sale!!!

Excludes a few items marked "firm".

Don't miss out on this! I'm heading up to the Poet this afternoon to take a vanity.
I will post new booth pictures later on.

Friday, December 25, 2009

Day 25...

DAY 25 - CHRISTMAS DAY!!!: Jesus came FOR YOU!!!

That is the best reason of all. That is the bottom line!
HE CAME FOR YOU!!! He wanted to have you in His family so bad. I pray that from this Christmas on, the reality of Jesus coming will forever be in your heart.

Enjoy the day. I hope its filled with joy, laughter and peace in knowing you are loved by Almighty and forevermore.

It is cold, raining, windy and dark here in Monroe this morning. I love it!!! I wish it was colder, though! These are the kind of days you should do nothing but stay inside and hang out around the fireplace...and that is exactly what we're going to do :)
I hope you all have enjoyed this "Christmas Countdown" special!

Merry Christmas to you all!
Blessings from my home to yours!

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Day 24...

Day 24: Jesus came to have a relationship with you.

So many people get messed up with religion. But, the truth is, religion is nothing like Jesus. Come on was the religious people of His day that hated Him and crucified Him! No....He is not about what you do or how you live. Yes, it matters to Him. But His affection and love for you is NOT based on what you do or what you can produce. Religion is always about WORKS. Jesus is all about RELATIONSHIP! Any messed up image that you have of Him, I pray that today will be wiped out of you mind forever. Once you come to experience Him for Who He REALLY will never be the same. Open up to Him. Let Him love you today. He desperately wants to.

I hope you have a wonderful Christmas Eve! I am about to curl up in front of the fire, eat some good food, and spend time with my family. Many blessings from Monroe to you and your family this Christmas Eve!!!

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Day 23...

Day 23: Jesus came to put you in a family.

You know, He says "He puts the lonely and friendless in families" (Psalm 68:6). Christmastime can be the happiest time of the year for a lot of people. But, there are many that this is a sad, lonely time....because they don't have family, friends or a place that they can be "at home". If you are one of those, I want to encourage you with this word today. Ask the Lord to place you in a "family"....and He WILL do it. He doesn't want any one to ever be alone.

My prayer for you is that you will, at some point, come to a place where you are free to be yourself and feel loved.

No matter what, no matter where..
it's always HOME when love it there.

May He wrap you up in the love of Family tonight.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Day 22...

Day 22: Jesus came to tell us the truth, so that we could be FREE!

Always remember this: Jesus will NEVER speak to you with condemnation in His voice. He comes to tell us the TRUTH about things, not to condemn us, but so that we can see things for how they are. We can only be free when we are in reality. Good or bad, we will always be free when we see the TRUTH!!! Ask Him to show you the truth about things today. He will. And, oh the joy of Him showing the truth! Nothing beats it! Don't be afraid if Him truth. He wants nothing but GOOD for you. HE IS GOOD.....and there's nothing but GOOD in His heart. He adores you. He wants the best for you. Hear His truth today and be set free.

Monday, December 21, 2009

Day 21...

Day 21: Jesus came so that we could have impossibilities!

I want to share this picture with you. I took it in this awesome coffee shop called "Krankies", in downtown Winston Salem. The place has amazing architecture, and pretty good coffee, too!! The other day I came across this saying in one of my journals, so I added it onto the picture. I hope this saying becomes branded onto your heart and mind. This should sum everything up for us, if we will just believe.

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Day 20...

Day 20: Jesus came so that you could live an abundant life!

John 10:10 - "The thief comes only to kill, steal and destroy (this is literal!)....but I came so that you could have LIFE, and have it in abundance."

That says it all. Jesus want us to live a good, abundant life. He wants us to be abundantly blessed physically, financially, emotionally, spiritual. The word Shalom, in its full context, means wholeness, completeness - nothing missing, nothing broken. That is the way He wants us to live. Don't settle for anything less than His best.

Day 19...

Day 19: Jesus came to fight for us.

Do you know that He paid the price for your sins? Did you know that He went to hell for three days...for you? He did this so that you wouldn't have to. And you know what....He would do it again. He will never let you go. He will never let anything or anyone snatch you from His hand (John 10:29)! You are valuable to Him. No matter what you've done ore where you have are that pearl of great price that He gave everything He had so that He could have you. It doesn't make sense, does it? But this is your Jesus. This is how mind boggling amazingly wonderful your Jesus is!
Enjoy being the apple of His eye...because you are.

Friday, December 18, 2009

Day 18...

Day 18: Jesus came to show us HOW to love.

Think about this: the religious leaders of His day are the very ones who hated Him. They are the ones who crucified Him! Now, Jesus didn't let them run Him over. He never backed down from their accusations. He wasn't afraid to speak the hard truth to their face. But --- when they crucified Him, He prayed that Father would FORGIVE T-H-E-M!!!

Let's think about this, guys. We've got to grasp this unconditional love of Jesus. His mercy...His grace....His compassion...His forgiveness. This is the example He left us. Boy, have we fallen far from reaching this. But, through His continual grace, we will acheive it, one sweet Jesus Name.

Day 17...

Day 17: Jesus came so that we could know our Father.

Jesus talks about this in John 17. He is talking the Father God and says "I pray that they will know You as I know You".

Let's take Jesus up on this. Let's get to know God as our FATHER --- not as the big man upstairs Who is going to dominate us! He loves tenderly and passionately.

He doesn't love like your father does. He doesn't love like your mother does. He doesn't love like your brother or sister or friends. HE LOVES LIKE HE LOVES. Let His love come and invade your entire being and wash away every screwed up idea your have of Him today. He is amazing.......know Him today!

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Day 16...

Day 16: Jesus came so that we could always feel arms around us.

Everybody wants to feel that. There is nothing better than having someone come up and hold you tight. On the good days, it just makes the day better....and on the bad days, it reminds us we are matter what.

I pray that you can feel His great big strong arms tight around you today....wherever you are, in whatever situation you are in. I pray that you can hear Him whispering in your ear "I'm never letting you go --- nothing can pry My arms from you!"

Thank You for always being near
us, Lord Jesus. Come and stay
with us today and forevermore.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Day 15...

Day 15: Jesus came and is here to give us wisdom.

"If you need wisdom, go and ask God. He will give you wisdom freely when you ask Him for it!" James 1:5

I have things right now that I need His wisdom and guidence in my life right now. I know He will show me what to do. Hr promised He would --- and He never goes back on His promises!

Monday, December 14, 2009

Day 14...

Day 14: Jesus came to give us our hearts desires.

This one might be a little long today. I'm sorry if I'm seeming to "preachy". But once you experience the goodness of can't stay quiet about Him :)

This morning, I was reading in Mark 10, about the blind beggar Bartemaus. Get those two words: blind and beggar. This man was considered the scum of the earth in those days. He couldn't see Jesus.....but when he heard that He was passing by, Bartemaus cried out with all of his might to Jesus. Now, all the people (hint, these we're the religious people) around him told him to be quiet. That didn't faze the blind man. He was determined to get to Jesus. Gosh, this is so vivid to me this morning....I hope it is to you, too!!!
So, he's yelling out to Jesus. Jesus hears him....stops dead in His tracks and turns to the man. Jesus....yes, our Jesus, the Son of God...stoops down to where this blind beggar in on the dusty road...hold's his face and says:
"What do you want me to do for you?"
Can you see the love in Jesus here?! Can you see His willingness here?!
He is asking you and me this one question. It is a simple question...but yet seem's so hard for us to answer.
I pray that we fully grasp the reality of how extravagantly good He is. I pray that we see Him, sitting on the edge of His throne, just waiting for us to tell Him what we want and need. Oh, may we grasp this amazing love of our King today.

Day 13...

Day 13: Jesus came to deliver us.

Jesus longs to deliver us from any and every stronghold in our lives. He wants us to live free, whole and at peace --- not in torment! Whatever it is in your life - the things that nag at you, like shame, regret, anxiety, fear, anger.....the list can go on - if it is tormenting you, it is NOT of Him. Cry out to Him like blind Bartemaus did!
He desperately wants to set you free today!

Day 12...

Day 12: Jesus came so that we could always have a Guide.

Jesus said He would send us a Helper...the Holy Spirit....and that the Holy Spirit would be our Guide in every situation --- if we'll just ask Him to.

There was never a situation that Jesus was in where He did not know what to do. Why? Because He was always linked up with His Father. The Holy Spirit was living and flowing through Him. Now we have to remember that when Jesus was here on the earth, He was human like us! This is the amazing thing: we can live just like He lived!!!!

Let's not neglect the gift of the Holy Spirit. He is hovering...waiting for us to cry out for His help. Cry out to Him right now --- and I promise you.....He will come running to you.

Day 11...

Day 11: Jesus came so that we could be secure.

Get this picture in your mind: There is a little kid in his Dad's arms. There is a lot of chaos around them....people running around, its raining,....really hectic. But that little kid is just as peaceful as a lamb. Why? Because he is in his Dad's arms. As long as his Daddy is holding him, he isn't afraid.

We can be just like that with our Daddy. This is how He wants us to live continually. We don't have to get all bent out of shape when the sky seems to be falling. Just stay in your Daddy's arms and enjoy the security today.

Day 10...

I know,...I've missed a few days. I am sorry! It has been a good but busy weekend! But I am catching up today, starting with Day 10.

Day 10: Jesus came so that we could always see someone smiling at us.

Do you know that He is always looking at you....beaming with DELIGHT in who YOU are?! It is true. You are His delight. Close your eyes. Can you see Him? Can you see His great big smile. Look at His face. His smile is the only thing that will ever truly satisfy you.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Day 9...and NEW ITEM!!!

We are just 16 days away from Christmas Day! I can't wait!!! A family here in Monroe have made homemade mangers with a baby Jesus in them. They are DARLING!!! Each manger is hand crafted...even the cedar wood was hand cut to build the manger! Very rustic and warm. Each one comes with a tag that says "I came for you." It is the very heart of Christmas!!! The price is $27.95. Shipping will vary on your location. Mini mangers available by request.

Day 9: Jesus came for the "sick".

I love this scripture in Matthew. The religious people we're criticizing Him for hanging out with the sinners of that day. His response was this: "Healthy people do not need a doctor. Only the sick need a doctor!" Matt. 9:12

That is our Jesus. See how good and loving He is. He loves running to the ones that have fallen, who are muddy and dirty. He loves to pick them up, clean them up, and heal them in whatever way they need healing. This is our Jesus.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Day 8...

Day 8: Jesus came so that we could be made whole and holy in Him!
Check this out........

"Long before He laid down the earth's foundations, He had us in His mind, had settled on us as the
focus of His love, to be made whole and holy by His love :). Long, long ago He decided to adopt us into His family through Jesus. What pleasure He took in planning this! He wanted us to enter into the celebration of His lavish gift-giving by the hand of His Beloved Son." Eph. 1: 4-6

I pray that you can grasp the reality of Him --- apart from religion.....but by coming into a personal Father and child relationship with Him. Enough said.

Monday, December 7, 2009

Day 7...

Day 7: Jesus came so that we could live free from condemnation.

He wants us to live in confidence with Him...not condemnation! Jesus paid the ultimate price for our sins, so that we could live free from condemnation! Isaiah 53.

Here are a couple pictures of my booth. See the little chippy chest?! It is adorable! All pulls....lovely!

The big board sitting on the chest says this: May your walls know joy...may every room hold laughter and every window open to great possibilities."

Hope you are enjoying getting these little bits on why Jesus came for you and me. Have a great day today! Here in Monroe, it looks snowy! I wish it would snow!!! YES! Winter is finally here!!!


Sunday, December 6, 2009

Day 6...

Day 6: Jesus came so that He could reveal to us who we really are! You gotta read 1 John 2:26....the Message says it this way: "Christ' anointing teaches you the TRUTH on everything you need to know about yourself and Him."
Everyone, at some point in their life, struggles with the question "WHO AM I....and WHERE DO I BELONG???"...right? Let's think about this today: what if we lived life, KNOWING that we are a son/daughter of the Living God?!?! Just think of how wonderfully different we could live!!!!! I'm asking Jesus to come today and reveal to all of us the truth about who we really are and Who He really is.

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Day 5...

Day 5: Jesus came so that we could have a best friend!

Everybody doesn't have someone in their life that they can label "best friend". There has never been and never will be anyone who can top the friendship and fellowship that I enjoy with Jesus. On lonely days....He is always right here, smiling. He is a friend to the friendless. He is dedicated. He is faithful. He is loving and gentle. He is always honest. He is real. Spending time with Jesus is very valuable and important to Him. We can read in many places where He and His disciples we're around the dinner table, talking and cutting up. This is the real Jesus....the One Who is after your whole heart! He longs to spend special times with you. He is waiting...

Friday, December 4, 2009

Day 4...

Day 4: Jesus came so that we could live in peace!

This week, the Lord has reeeaaalllyyy been talking to me about depending on Him in every circumstance. I have fallen off the wagon hard! He has really been telling me that when I am fully dependent on HIM, I will live life in blessings and peace! The good news is this: He does not require us to not make mistakes....He just requires that we trust Him!

I love this saying: "When you make a mess out of life, turn the mess over to Jesus. He will un-mess the messer and make an asset out of the mess!"

He is proving this to me, even this morning! I pray that you get this, too! Don't get tore up when you fail. He see's us as little children! We don't expect children to be perfect and not make mistakes. He is the same with us! Now, this is good news!!!! This is why Jesus came.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Day 3...

Day 3: Jesus came so that He could make us His very own.

You see, Father God sent what was most valuable to Him. His sent His only, precious Son to our dirty earth. Why? Because in order to adopt someone, you have to make sacrifices of great value. With adoption there are a lot of legal and financial steps to take. We've gotta get this....because once we do, it will rock us to the core forever: Father gave everything He had....just so He could say "that one is Mine!" Jesus agreed on this. He was willing to pay the ultimate price. He wanted a big family, too!
Thank You, Jesus. May we grasp the reality of what You did for us during this Christmas season.

Have a wonderful day, soaking in His love for you!!!

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Day 2...

Day 2: Jesus came so that we could have everything we would need for life and godliness. Everything we need, we can find in Him. He is our source for life. Check it out in 2 Peter 1:3

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

25 Days to Christmas Countdown!

Good Morning everybody!
Starting today, I am starting the countdown to Christmas. I know it's supposed to be 12 days before.....but I'm doing 25 :). Everyday starting today to December 25, I will be posting one reason why Jesus came for you and me personally. There's so much more to Him than just Him dying. Why did He die? Why did He choose to come into this filthy, low world? Yes, He loves us. But how much?
So, anytime you have a extra minute or these kind of questions are running through your head....swing by here and see what His answer is. He is always speaking to us...we've just gotta open up our ears.

Day 1: Jesus came so that you and I could be happy.....
all the time, no matter the circumstances.He wants us to be happy in His presence! Check it out in Psalm 16:11
This is good stuff :)

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Black Friday SALE!!!

I hope your ready for Thanksgiving......because I sure am! I don't do a whole lot of shopping on "Black Friday". I went one year with friends and family at midnight when the mall opened, and that one time was enough for me :). But this year, I am going to have a sale of my own! So, get ready.....because this Friday, The Shepherds Fold inside the Sleepy Poet (located at the end corner of isle 11) with have a 20% off sale!!! This sale includes all items, even already reduced items! It bugs me when a store says their having a "sale", but it excludes a long list of items. When I say every item, I mean every item! Don't miss out! The sale starts Friday at opening and ends at closing! If you have questions regarding the sale or location of the Poet, please feel free to contact me via email or phone.

One other things about me.....I really do love Thanksgiving.....everything about it. The de'cor. The food. The cooking. The talking. The family time. The history. Did I mention the food?! Normally, I don't like to rush Christmas before Thanksgiving. But I knew if I didn't get my Christmas items in my booth last week, it wouldn't happen before the Black Friday sale. So, I went against the grain and just did it early. I got this idea late one night while I was trying to go to sleep......I wanted to get a couple old sap buckets and put real, live cedar tree's in them. One, it brings in the winter feel, and two, the blessed smell of cedar puts me in the holiday mood quick! So that's what I did! Here's a few pictures for you to enjoy......

I had several signs from last Christmas that I brought in. They are great touches for your home....all around $16.95 each.

I try not to go overboard with the spray snow...but I just love spraying it :) Check out that awesome old mirror! I had to think about if I wanted to sale this one for a while. It is a awesome old boy for sure. And the old bowling em!

Here's a whole booth picture...yep, that's me working away! I brought in a few holiday aprons that my Mom and little sister make. They are reversible and darling! Adult and children sized available.

To me, it's not Christmas without holly, so of course, I added a few holly branches here and there.

I hope everyone has a awesome Thanksgiving! Enjoy every minute of it. Every year is different. Treasure and savor every part of the holidays!


Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Music Added!

Ok! I have finally figured out how to add a music player to my blog! Everybody, turn up your speakers and enjoy :)

Tuesday, November 17, 2009


Alrighty, here are three paintings that I have completed! I wanted to share them with you guys. Over the summer I was introduced to "mixed media" art. I'm starting to love it more and more. Now, you have to know me to understand this....but my style changes pretty often! I used to love modern - you know, everything stainless steel, kind of thing. But over the past couple of years, I have become a shabby girl. Now, I'm beginning to really like combining modern with the chippy.
Here's one painting. Over the summer I was given a poetry book that has this quote in it. I think it is beautiful (by Thomas Merton):
I will travel to You, Lord, through a thousand blind alleys. You want to bring me to You through stone walls.

This is how it is with the Lord so much of the time. You see, He runs to our "impossibilities". What seems far out or too difficult to us is NOTHING to Him! Take walking through a stone wall.....seems ridiculous, right? But that's how He works. He wants to bring us closer to Him through impossibilities. I dare you to believe Him for extravagant things today......He really wants to give you the BEST of the best! He is a good Daddy, Who loves to give good gifts!

Here's another one.........a quote from Father Himself!
"Blessed are those who chase after Me...for I am always chasing after them."

One more....a favorite. I love old photos. This one of a lady reading a letter is lovely. It says
"Oh God, You are my God. Earnestly I seek You. Your unfailing love is better than You....I am satisfied." Psalm 63.
I can't decide if I want to sell it or not :-/.

Yesterday, I found this HUGE silver tray. I have never seen one like it. It is about 24" in diamater and it is on a pedestal that turns! It is heavy, old and tarnished.....absolutely FABULOUS for the holiday dining table! For today it is sitting on my plank table until I take it up to the Poet in the next couple of days.

Well, I think that's all for now. I have a couple smaller pieces to paint and take up to the Poet this week. I will post new booth pics then.

Thanksgiving is almost upon us! I can't wait!!! This is the most beautiful time of year. I am so wanting to take a trip to the mountains, though!

Until next time....every one have a great, peaceful day!

Quote for the day "God's work done His way never lacks provision." amen and amen!!!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

A Different Kind of Post...

Good morning everybody! I know this is a little different kind of post.....but I want to do it anyway :) This morning while I've been spending time with the Love of my life, I wanted you all to know something.........Jesus is my Love. I'm not telling you this to brag or seem "super spiritual"... I'm telling you this because I have experienced life with Him. It is so so so good. Yea, there are hard days and many days you wonder if anything is going to turn out right. But, all of it is worth it. Seriously. I like writing little notes in my books or Bibles and dating them so that I can look back and remember them. Today I read on that said "Christ' anointing teaches you the TRUTH on everything you need to know about yourself and Him" (1 John 2:26). It's true. The more I spend time with Him....the more I dig into His word, the more I come to know the real Him and I get to see who I really am. And it's really good. I'm in love with this man Jesus of Nazareth, and He's In love with me. This is the reason for this post: for you to know that HE IS OUTRAGEOUSLY IN LOVE WITH YOU....HE IS PASSIONATE ABOUT YOU....HE CAN'T STOP THINKING ABOUT YOU. HE HAS ENGRAVED YOUR NAME ON THE PALM OF HIS HAND!(Isaiah 49)
I am praying for you today, that you will really grasp the reality of this life changing truth. Once you know how He feel's about will radically change you....and you'll never be the same again. It is wonderful to live life with Him. He has the absolute BEST for you. Don't settle for average. He is extravagant :). That's how He loves. I pray that you encounter the REAL, LOVING, GOOD Jesus today. I pray that you see Him smiling at you today....because He is.

"Know and believe the LOVE that God has for you today..." 1 John 4:16

It's rainy here is Monroe! I'm going to paint a desk and a few boards to take up to the Poet tomorrow. I'll post pictures later on.
Have an awesome day!

Blessed are those who chase after Me........for I am always chasing after them.
We will meet.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

I've got that feeling....

Do you know what I am talking about? Its that feeling you get when you are doing something you love and feel so accomplished with?? The warm and giddy kind of feeling :). That's been me this week. This whole time I have been at the Poet, I haven't felt good about my booth. At the beginning of this week, I felt like I needed to build a awning out of old that's what I did! Well, with my little brothers help, I did it. Building it was easy...putting it up on a concrete wall --- NOT so easy. Lets just say I was popping the IBprophen that night (haha.....I really was sore!) Anyways, there is a gorgeous old house downtown Monroe that I have noticed a lot of wood on the porch. The house has been undergoing renovations for a few months. So I contacted the owner and asked if he had any wood he could spare. He said he did!!! So here I GO --- (now I could do this allllll day long!) --- I pull up in the yard and start asking away about what he needs and what he doesn't need. I left with plenty of wood for the awning and a awesome old door......everything I needed in abundance (you know the Lord said He would do that for us when we trust Him! -Luke 6:38 & Prov. 3) Now, to someone else, getting a lot of old rotten wood may seem so ridiculous. But to was the BEST! You see......God DOES care about our own secret desires. He knows things in our hearts that no one else may ever know or understand. But He cares......because we are His number 1 priority!!! So that has been my week! Here are some pictures for you to see the DRAMATIC changes that have been made this week,. I am so very happy with it now.

Do you see that I painted it "Chocolate kiss"?! I am loving this color!!! I painted a lot of my apartment this color. Its goes with everything and every season.....and it is such a rich warm hue......

Yep.....that is my prized ole' door! I think the lamp inside adds such warmth!

This BED!!! Hands down - this is my favorite piece I have ever had. Seriously!!! The crackled paint and shabbiness is perfect. All original!!!

I enjoy this business so much. I hope you are living a life that you enjoy.

I have not forgotten about adding pictures of my apartment on here. It is taking longer than I thought it would to get put together!!! But as soon as its done.....I will add those pictures for you to see my little nest!

Alright....after a long days work, its time to hit the hay. Have a great rest of the week --- hang in there....the weekend it almost here!

Blessings in His Love forever....

Seek first (above your wants and desires) My kingdom (My way of living and doing) and My righteousness....then all these other things SHALL BE added to you in abundance. Matthew 6 - this is true and so worth it!

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Expansion for The Shepherds Fold!

Alright, I am in my larger booth at the Poet now! I now have about 40 more square feet than I had before. It was a great move, too, just right across the isle! Last week, I didn't post anything because I wasn't really happy with it, but I took a few things up there today and got things moved around. I am very pleased with it now :)

Check this mirror out --- another one my brother made. But I love this one more than the first! It is the perfect size! I am very tempted to keep it for my new apartment :)..........

One more picture......I have put a few harvest signs in my booth. I am so ready for fall and cold weather! I can't wait to see all the leaves change...for pumpkins.....for hay......fir deer meat (oh yes, I love deer meat --- I am a country girl!) !
This is my favorite time of year!!!

This is all for today. Hopefully everyone has had a great week. The weekend is almost here.....praise the Lord!!! I am moving into a apartment we have over out garage next I will post pictures when I have it painted and decorated. There will be lots of "shabbiness" up there, you know!
Have a great evening!

"Well done, good and faithful servant. You have been faithful in I will make you ruler over much." Matthew 25:23 ......Lord, help us be faithful in the little things.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Booth Update!

Hi everyone! Well, last week when I went up to the Poet to change up my booth, I took my camera but left the battery at home! I was so annoyed! So today when I went, I made sure I had ALL the parts to the camera! So here are a few pictures for you to enjoy!

I found this fabulous old plank top table a couple weeks ago. The planks looked bleached out from years of weathering.......I love love it!!! Then this past weekend I found this chippy white chair that I thought would be cute with the table. So now, it would be a awesome writing desk in a bedroom, a nice greeting in your foyer.....or pass on the chair and use the table as a island! Every home needs a good farm table!

Do you see the artwork above the chest mirror?? This is a new thing I'm trying out......inspired by a awesome artist couple, Chris and Amy Underwood in NC. It has a quote that says "today no matter what it takes, we ride home together"
A friend of mine led me to that quote one day and I thought it would be so sweet for a couple to have in their home! And that big ole heavy mirror on the wall?! My brother came across some old trim and made this mirror! It is big and beautiful!

Now, I think this hall tree is amazing. I need to take a picture of the BACK of it for you to see its beautiful chippy turquoise paint!!!

A bit of exciting news: at the end of this month The Shepherds Fold will be expanding across the "lane" in the Poet to a larger booth! I will gain about 40 more square feet. I'm really excited. Today I found two of the most breathtaking pieces ever! I will be picking them up on soon as I get them, I will post pictures.

Well, I think that's all for tonight. Stay tuned for more updates :)

Everyone have a great evening.

"Be faithful in the little things"

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Country Chic Heaven

This is whatI am calling it......Country Chic (inspired by another vendor at the Poet...thank you ma'am)! Its not rustic and its not shabby either......its a combination. And since, early this morning, me and my brother went out to the middle of nowhere country-ville to acres of fields full of beautiful "junk", I think the name suits it well :)

Well.....this is what my booth currently looks like! This morning I brought in a Chippy Door made Hall Tress, old barn door, a awesome old Smoke Blue Carriage Bench, little plank farm table-one that would be great for a breakfast nook (its missing the front of the drawer, but I still loved it), a chippy white milk can, a rusty stop/slow sign ( I'm really into old road signs :), window panes, a beautiful old barn door, and a old water cooler. I think that's it. Boy did we move fast, too! We we're there by 8:30 and done by 9:45!

I love days like this. I love looking back and seeing a whole truck load of treasures like today! This business is a lot of continual work...but I love it. Its worth every minute in the long run. So here's a picture of what my booth looks like as of this afternoon!

And here's another angle shot.........

After a long, but great day, its time to hit the hay for a few hours. Then, I'm up and running in the morning! The weekend is almost here.....(maybe hit some yard sales?!?!) And I am looking very forward to the weekend for sure :) Good night everyone!


Sunday, September 6, 2009

Moved In!

Well....I am officially in a booth at The Sleepy Poet in Charlotte NC! I have a 9 x 10 space........I really thought I would have plenty, if not too much stuff, but it is amazing how much stuff you can get into a space. All you need is the right angle and a little determination....right ladies :)

Here is what it looked like on move in day......
Notice the box that the quilt is in?? It is a old salt box that, back in the day, they would "cure" meat in. I beat it up and rubbed some paint on it to give it a little love. It is one heavy booger, too! hehehe I love it with books and quilts! It would be awesome at the foot of a bed.

Men Working sign...SOLD!

This week, I am going to be going a LOT! I have a lot more space to fill. It's work....but I do enjoy it! Here is a old primitive chest and mirror that I will be taking up there in the next couple of days......the mirror did not come with it, but I love them together!

A lot of dark wood pieces look gothic and cold to me --- just my opinion :) --- but this piece is very warm. As you see my booth through out the weeks and months, you will come to see that I am a seasonal girl. I love changing my decor according to seasons. So right now I am getting ready for my favorite season, FALL, which for me is lots of browns, rust, burnt orange( my favortie color, by the way)......all the beautiful colors of the will see me using lots of branches :)

This is all for now. Check back in later on this week for updates and more photos!

Thanks for dropping by. Enjoy the last few hours of your weekend.....and have a great Labor Day!

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Load of Junkin' Treasures!!!

I have been working away getting things ready for my booth at the Poet....which I will be moving into this coming week. I came across a beautiful old vanity and wardrobe, a dark side table and a cute old box. They all had awesome detail and lines --- the kind that a shabby girl like me LOVES! This is a before picture (I thought I had a before picture of the wardrobe, but I didn't)

Now......look at the after! This might be one of my favortive pieces that I have painted!!! I'm loving the color for fall. Sitting on the vanity is a really old antique Singer sewing machine that I got from a yard sale!

Here is my load thats ready for the Poet! Yesturday, I headed out early and went out to this place in the middle of nowhere that a old man sells LOADS of junk! I found this "Men Working" sign. Now, I don't normally buy rusty signs...but this one caught my attention, so I had to get it :).

I was very pleased with how the wardrobe came out. The Antique Green color is soft but strong...which is perfect to me. I LOVE the dark wood peeping through.

I'm getting so excited about my new booth. If you are in the Charlotte area, be sure to swing by and check it out!

I hope everyone has a great relaxing weekend!

Friday, August 14, 2009

Welcome Everyone! I am finally a "blogger"! I will be adding some pictures soon, but here is a update on what I am up to. I will be moving into a new location at the end of the month: The Sleepy Poet Antique Mall, located on South Blvd in Charlotte NC. I still have my booth inside The Curious Cat in the wonderful town of Monroe North Carolina, but I felt like it was time to expand a little. I am so excited!!! I am finding lots of awesome old beauties to shab' up and put in my new booth. So, be sure to check back in and see what new things I have added on. Follow me to see all the treasures I will find......because I do find lots of them. I just might have that one treasue that is waiting to be in your home. Have a great weekend everyone!