Vintage Market Design

Vintage Market Design

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God does have a sense of humor, after years of infertility, we adopted 2 beautiful babies, I later had the "surprise baby"! In the very spare time I have, I love to decorate, paint, and make all kinds of things. I do repurpose old furniture and custom paint furniture for clients. I work with all types of vintage items. I love to make our house a home. I like to see how others do it and share what I do also. Contact me at alittlecountryhouse@gmail.com if you are interested in any products I have posted or if you are local to Atlanta and want a furniture face lift! Love your old junk again!

Friday, April 27, 2012

Table for a Lake House

I had a client call who just bought a lake house. She is decorating in vintage, recycled style. My specialty. She wanted to find a square table for her kitchen. You know, the kind of table..... where everyone comes in wet from water-skiing, and they want to plop down and eat. Probably hamburgers, off the grill and then homemade ice-cream.... then later, everyone sits around the table and plays some fun card game....cause it's summer and your just kickin it at the lake with all your favorite peeps......Gosh, I wanna be there!!!!! Ok, back to the table.   I say to her " Hey, I have some barn wood, and pallet wood and old table legs....why don't we just throw one together! I meant, hubby can throw it together, and I will finish it. I have had these great table legs for at least 7 or 8 years, aging really nicely out in the shed.,. The wood for the top came out of a horse stall, it is tongue and groove. The apron is pallet wood. After much sanding of the legs, that were black, some cream paint, more sanding. Some wax sealer for the top, just to bring out the wood's own color and beauty.....We have a table for the lake! Great table for a vacation home. You can't mess it up. It is already full of imperfections, which just make it so much better and unique! If she wanted to be really radical, she could let people sign the table top, when they come to visit. It could be like one of those tables at a vacation restaurant that everyone signs....Could be fun!
Enjoy!

getting started

this is where I sand for hours.....

looking lakey!!!


i love a turned, chippy, leg.....not on a person, but great on a table..




Hey, I am ready for guests, and great food, and drinks!!!!
Enjoy your table Lane!!
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Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Pillows to Love!

A Little Country House and Vintage Market has something new and exciting to share. I have these fabulous pillows for sale! They are Anthropologie-inspired creations of Burlap Street. Constructed from past Anthropologie dish towels. These pillows are vintage done right. These are reminiscent of prints from the 1940's and 50's.  18x15 in size and completely down-filled, these pillows are gorgeous ,look great anywhere and are only 59.00 each! Throw these on a sofa, chair or bed. These are one of a kind too! They could grace a bench in your entry way. Very chic! Very Vintage! From my Vintage Market, these pillows are available and ready to ship! If you would like one of these pillows, contact me at alittlecountryhouse@gmail.com or on facebook, a little country house and vintage market! Mother's Day is around the corner! These would be great gifts!!!


all pillows down-filled and 59.00 each
same size pillow from Ballard,in a cotton fabric is 79.00, just sayin...
touches of tangerine here! color of the year!
Boho Bird print pillow-59.00


Green Pom Pom Birds-59.00


Tiger Pillow 59.00
so sweet for a nursery too!


Aqua Love Birds 59.00


Teacup Birds-59.00
Charming for a guestroom!

Laundry Day-59.00

Utensil Pillow 59.00

Cupcake pillow-59.00


Birds of a Feather flock together-59.00





burlap clock pillows, down filled- 49.00 each




Thursday, April 12, 2012

Miss Laura's Table

A friend of mine from high school called me the other day. She asked, if I would come take a look at a table she wanted re-done. I am excited to get business, so of course I jumped on it! When I arrived, she took me into her barn. The barn is old, and it is full of really old, cool stuff. In fact, just a quick background..... We grew up in a small rural town in Georgia. My family moved there when I was 5. We were transplants. Her family... well, they are original settlers of our small town, they have been here since 1840. She still lives on the original home place. Her family's name is on many things  around our hometown. I think that is neat. A family chose to stick around a place, and make it their home for many generations. An old, established family history.   So, back to the barn......The very best thing, is that  people in her family were sentimental, and had the foresight to hang onto some very old, and unique items. So, my friend, Carla Elliott Maples, shows me her table.  My jaw dropped. It was a table..... in pieces, in a heap..... covered in barn dirt, cobwebs, etc...." So, you can put this together and fix it up. It was my great- grandmother's." She says.   I'm still staring at the heap of table parts....thinking very hard......and I'm thinking internally " I don't have a clue how to do this.... and while my brain is thinking NO...... my mouth opens  and says, "OK, I will do it!"  I am being honest here, people. I have started a new business. I'm pretty good at what I do, but ...This is new territory. I'm taking an antique that has been taken apart to the nails.... disassembled.....  old, dry, wood and trying to re-assemble it, and make it look good! But, on the way home, I started thinking, with God's help, I can do this. I can do all things thru Christ, right!!! Well, the Lord chose to use Mike, to help me out on this one, lol!!   My hubby, pitched in and had it figured out, and the table assembled in a day. (Thanks Hubby!)  It was 17 pieces total!! I cleaned it, stained the top dark walnut, and painted the bottom in an old cream, with light distressing. I discussed color with Carla. She wanted the old white,(buttermilk color). It was a great match for this table. I put a vintage style glass knob on the drawer, and HELLO!!!, We have a writing desk. I am loving this table, and I thank Carla for trusting me with it.

This desk belonged to Laura Brannan Elliott. She was born in 1875. She died in 1924,at the age of 49, from cancer. Her son was 12 at the time, Emerson Elliott. He is Carla's grandad. Think about that, when you look at this desk. Laura was born, only 10 years after the Civil War ended! She saw electricity come about, indoor plumbing  and the car! The telephone was invented the year after she was born, who knows when it even came to her town! I think about all the letters she must have written at this desk. Maybe she did her homework at the desk when she was little, and then her kids used it too. I am honored Carla allowed me to do this desk. I love the history and people behind things like this. Now, a whole different generation of Laura's family are enjoying, what was once hers. This is without a doubt, my favorite piece I have ever done! Enjoy it ,people!!  Love!!!












before paint but after we assembled









I love these curvy legs!

beautiful top!











Miss Laura's Table!!



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