Monday, April 7, 2014

What's new at the Cheeky in Blue antique booth?

     I've just gotten in some fun new items for the booth, and a few more on the way that I'm pretty excited about.  Some of these are super special!  The first one is a "Portrait of a Lady" an old oil painting from the Cotswalds from the mid 19th century.




     She is amazing!  Now certainly it is imperfect, but I love it that way!  It certainly could be an amazing restoration piece, but I would leave it the way it is.

A lovely pair of orange and blue needle point pillows…

And these crazy huge alabaster grapes…

Love this vintage floral chandelier that would look amazing in a little girls room or bathroom…
Blue was getting nosy...

and so was Wags…
I picked up a couple of beautiful very old french blue bound books and a great magnifying glass…

An old weathered wooden duck decoy…

Some other items that are headed to the booth are old quilts, a primitive wood tray, farm house table, old fishing nets, and a gorgeous pair of vintage oars that are on their way here...

Monday, March 31, 2014

Wishing I was in Round Top…Let's go antiquing anyway!

     It's that time of year when Round Top is going on down in the hill country of Texas, and it is like nothing you have ever seen!  Antiques as far as the eye can see, and it goes on for nearly a month.  This week is the famous Marburger Farms at Round Top and it is supposed to be amazing.  When I went a few years ago, we went to the pre-sale for Round Top and I was dying to make it down again this year, but never got a chance.  Marburger Farms is the creme de la creme of Round Top with stiff prices to match!

Here's some delicious examples from Marburger Farms in previous years…some gorgeous Swedish pieces...
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Beautiful French…
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All kinds of vintage linens and pillows...
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All kinds of lighting, pottery, and fab vintage and antique finds…
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So instead I headed down to Dallas to see what needed to be done at my antique booth and what a mess it was!  It is in desperate need for new items and looks positively baron and lonely.  One of my pieces was moved to the front of the building mixed with other vendors antiques (yay!) so hopefully this new location helps it sell soon…My piece is the large French mirror…
While I was down there, I took a few pictures of some other interesting pieces…loves these weathered architectural pieces...
I wouldn't mind having this giant clam shell for Beach Cheeky...
Or some great pieces of coral…

This huge wooden swan was wild, not sure what one would do with this, maybe fill with potted orchids...
A cute bench in need of recovering…
 Some great lighting...
A green painted cabinet…
And a little bit of this and that…



Monday, March 24, 2014

Spring has sprung thank goodness!!

     Everyone is getting in the spring mood including Whole Foods who had a delightful colorful floral spread in the produce section this morning.

We just got back from our Spring Break trip at Beach Cheeky and minus a couple of rainy chilly days, it was glorious!


I found a little shop right up 30A that had the most adorable cotton rugs made in India and dyed in to match Sherman Williams colors…

They had some beautiful wool ones too…

I picked up this one for the upstairs master…

Loved every minute of our time at the beach and happy to not have to wear this toasty chapeau any longer!

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Beach Cheeky coffee tables and breakfast nook situations...

     In looking high and low for the necessary furniture for Beach Cheeky, I've blended the antique/vintage with the new.  In the kitchen we went with counter stools from Lee Industries, which we love and I went with the higher end of the price point and honestly do not regret it at all.  I can't say enough about these counter stools.  We had them slipcovered in a washable fabric, Nantucket Chambray, so it's so easy to take care of…

In the dining room we went with Restoration Hardware Reclaimed Russian Oak Trestle Dining Table paired with white Belgian slipcovered dining chairs in an outdoor fabric just in case people start getting loose with the red wine!


Couch by Lee Industries slipcovered in Glyn Metal Gray Linen and chairs in Patton Denim fabric…
 Blue oars are from Ebay and will probably be moved to a bedroom above a bed at some point, boat is from my fab find at White Elephant Antiques in Dallas…remember this antiquing in Dallas day?
 Antique table from another antiquing day in Mckinney, it weighs a ton, Big D and giant child pulled this in a U-haul from Dallas and about killed themselves carrying it in!
Drift wood found along the way on another antiquing excursion, super cheap…not sure I want to keep it in this spot, but surely I'll find a space!
As for the coffee table and breakfast nook table, they are causing me some serious issues, because nothing is the rights size…at all.  I should have known better to not actively evaluate the size of the nook, which BTW we love and is beautiful, but not exactly super buyer friendly when one looks for a table!
 We are talking somewhere in the neighborhood of a 72"x 63" table, not exactly a standard kind of size.  So I have found someone in Dallas to do a custom situation for our breakfast nook dilemma, which will be squarish/rectangular in shape, and I've come up with a few ideas that I'm liking…

Not round obviously but I love the base of the table with the iron accents...
 Love the scallop of this table, but not sure if it would translate as well in a rectangular table...
Love the color of this, weathered white mixed with a weathered gray top…really special...
Like the base here... 


As for the coffee table we have a similar dilemma needing a specific size that I can not find.  We need something in the neighborhood of 60 x 36-38, and something the dogs can lay under, because we are a slave to these three furry beasts people.  

Here is one that is transitional and quite beautiful…
Simple, clean and gorgeous, and available in custom sizes…not sure if it's what I want though...
Other options…

Love this whole look, but we would need to leave the long sides open, because well, the dogs rule our lives, it's a problem, we know...
 Or this...
 Now what do I want?  Good question, I don't know!!