Thursday, December 20, 2012

Signing off..

Signing off until 2013. Wishing everyone the happiest of holidays!!!

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Dream location

Located in Kiawah Island, SC, the 2013 HGTV Dream Home will not disappoint. I'm excited just because it is located in one of my favorite places! You can register to win this 3 level beautiful house starting Dec. 28. Here's a little preview...


I have two sales to promote...the first one is Young's "going out of business" sale. I am sad to report that Young's Marketplace will be closing their doors by the first of 2013. All merchandise is 50% off unless marked otherwise. If anything is left by Friday, I will be marking my merchandise down further than 50%. Also, Blacklion will start their red tag sale and 50% off holiday items on Dec. 26th. I hope to start red tagging a few items this weekend.

Friday, December 14, 2012

New to Blacklion

 These are two furniture pieces that are new to the Blacklion sales floor. Both pieces are vintage and well made. The small blue side table is from the 1950's and the cabinet/hutch piece is from the 1960's.

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Saving for next year...

While I was on Pinterest, I found some wonderful display ideas for next year's holiday season. Check out the pics below. You can never start too early!

Thursday, December 6, 2012

I heart etsy.

If you are looking for an original hand crafted or difficult to find vintage gift, you can find just about anything on etsy. I have put together a few of my favs below. Happy shopping!

For the kids...from Little saplings toys

For the animal lover...from The Doggie Market

 For the writer...from Dean Penn and Paper

For the foodie...from Whipped Bake Shop

For the sports enthusiast from Handmades By Karen

For the crafter.... from MMM Crafts

Thursday, November 29, 2012

If you get invited to a great party....

 ....Take a cool hostess gift that will be appreciated. Check out some of my favorites from the items below. All available @ Black Lion (space 370).

Monday, November 26, 2012

La bureau grise

Check out the newest Brushed Bureau painted furniture piece in Blacklion...this adorable little French Provincial Desk. Painted in two tones of gray with original hardware. This is a vintage piece dating back to early 1980's. Drawers are cleaned with Murphy's Oil Soap and freshly lined with shelving paper. Check "her" out in space 370 @ Park Rd. Blacklion!

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Studio Love

I was thrilled to see Kelly Rae Robert's creative studio featured in the current issue of Where Women Create. I carry a few of Kelly Rae's pieces in Blacklion and Young's Marketplace and I adore her whimsical creative style. Her studio really reflects her vintage girlie artistic flair....looks like a great place to let the creative juices flow!

Monday, November 12, 2012

Friends and Family

Get ready to have some fun at our Blacklion Park Rd. store for Friends & Family Night this Thursday (Nov. 15th) from 6:30 - 8:30 pm. There will be food, drinks and gift card drawings! Also, participating merchants will have discounted merchandise. Please e-mail me if you would like a ticket to attend.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

London Calling?

I won this little table at an auction in a group bid along with 2 other pieces. And, I really had no motivation to paint it because it was not my favorite piece in the group. However, this little table began to grow on me after I started to put the first coat of paint on. I decided on a gray color with a Union Jack design on the top. I have to admit that it turned out pretty cool after all! I think it would be a perfect nightstand for a teenager or a great side table for a game room. Check it out now for sale in Young's Marketplace!

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Holiday Open House at Young's Markeplace

Join us tomorrow night (Thurs., 10/25) for a festive, fun night as Young's Marketplace unveils their beautiful holiday decor. Food and drinks will be served and door prizes will be given away too! I will be there representing my newly decorated space and handing out sachet samples of Greenleaf holiday fragrances. This event will surely put you in the holiday spirit!

Monday, October 22, 2012


I am certainly looking forward to the unveiling of the 2013 HGTV Dream Home. It is being built in my home state of SC near Kiawah Island. Here is a sneak peak of this gorgeous "coastal zen" house...

Friday, October 19, 2012

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Hidden gem

When I go to an auction, I will sometimes find a great little french piece that gets overlooked because of its color or condition. This was one of those pieces because this little gem was originally painted in this ugly greenish brown color. I think it's adorable with the wire front doors and a bonus drawer on the bottom. I painted it an off-white color with sage green on the inside. You can check out this little beauty... now available @ Youngs Marketplace.

Sunday, October 7, 2012

New arrivals

I know it has been awhile since I posted new arrivals so here you go... new furniture and lamps.

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Heating up for the cooler season.

Things are heating up for the holiday season! There are so many exciting events coming up @ the Blacklion (Park Rd. location) that I just had to do a post to honor the festivities. So mark your calendars and get ready for some fun!

Oct.18 - 22: Fall Floral Event
Oct. 25 - 31: Halloween Accessories Event
Nov. 3 - 4: Holiday Open House
Nov. 15: Friends & Family Night Party
Nov. 24: Santa Arrives!
Nov. 24: Christopher Radko Event

Sunday, September 9, 2012

The Three R's

Reduce, Reuse and Recycle. Love these ideas!! Thought I would share...