Sunday, December 22, 2013

The sales have begun!

 Just when you think the shopping season has ended, the really good sales start. Blacklion is having their Red Tag Sale and 50% off Christmas Sale which officially starts on Dec. 26. However, many merchants have already marked down merchandise....and the bargain shopping has begun!

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Lake Tahoe Love

A new year is upon us...and, that means time to unveil the 2014 HGTV Dream Home. Here is a little sneak peek. For more info and a chance to win, you can visit the HGTV.

Monday, December 16, 2013

New to Flutterby

A new addition to Flutterby Interiors is this super cute vintage magazine rack table. I decided to paint it a light green color and distressed the heck out of it. I love how it turned out! Come by and check it out...Flutterby is located on Main St. in Rock Hill (across from Amelie's Bakery).

Friday, December 13, 2013

Get hoppin' on the one-of-kind gift trail!

If you are like me, you have waited until the last two weeks before Christmas to buy gifts. I also expect to find the MOST unique gift in a very short amount of time...the pressure is on! So, I thought I would share a few of my favorites from Etsy. And, if you order by early next week, you might just receive your gifts on-time for the big day. Check out my findings below:

 For the crafter (from Handmade & Craft)
Every crafter needs a tote to carry their endless supply of materials!

 For the serious coffee drinker ( from Gnarly Ink)
This shop has other equally funny mug phrases.

 For the biker or sports enthusiast ( from Dream Great Dreams)
Clock made from recycled bike gears

 For the romantic who loves Paris (from Janice Art Ship)
This is a 6 month subscription of hand-painted letters from Paris. I bought this for my mom last year and she absolutely loved it....perfect unique gift idea!

 For the optimist (from Susannah Tucker)
Yes, everyone needs hope...some of us need to see it in writing everyday!

For the bookworm (from My Bookmark)

Sunday, December 1, 2013


Over the holidays, I usually do one post on unique holiday decor. Check out my "Treedom from traditional" board on pinterest. Tis the season for creativity!

Friday, November 15, 2013

More "new kids on the block".....

Another recent addition to The Brushed Bureau is this small gray distressed bench upholstered with Kelly Wearsler Trellis fabric.

Check out one more "new kid"...a french provincial side table also painted in gray with original hardware. You can see both pieces "up close and in person" in my space at Blacklion.

Thursday, November 14, 2013

New to the Lion

Below is a white buffet cabinet that I recently added to my space (370) in Blacklion. I am loving the curvy french lines on this piece. The original finish was very rough so I decided to lightly sand, paint and heavy distress for a rustic look. It is currently for sale at The Brushed Bureau!

Friday, November 8, 2013

Sitting pretty

Check out this adorable bench made from a twin bed headboard. It is currently for sale @ Blacklion in space 370.

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Setting the unexpected table

Now, that Halloween is over, I am done with orange pumpkins! This year's Thanksgiving table will be different in my house. I will be making a trip to the Farmer's Market and buying flowers, veggies and fruit for centerpieces. Here are a few ideas for an unexpected Thanksgiving table setting...

 Images from Pinterest

Friday, November 1, 2013

Bachelor's chest named "Alfred"

I think this little Art Deco bachelor's chest is charming, that I named it "Alfred". This hand-painted gray piece has a masculine feel but exhibits "prim and proper" vintage elements so I thought the name was appropriate. Alfred is currently for sale at Flutterby Interiors in Rock Hill. Feel free to e-mail me if you have any questions about Alfred.

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Flutterby Interiors reopens

I am glad to report that Flutterby Interiors is re-opening this Monday, October 28. Come check us out! The store in located on the charming historic Main St. in Rock Hill. The owner, Sherri MacDonald, is sooo very talented at re-purposing furniture with paint and upholstery. For more info on the store and Sherri, check out their Facebook page.

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Humorous Haunting

My posts usually consist of interior decor.... but since Halloween is closely upon us, I decided to post some pretty darn funny exterior decoration ideas from Pinterest! I just could not resist! Happy Haunting!

Monday, October 14, 2013

An oldie but goodie!

I found this 4-drawer chest in an antique store a few months ago and decided that I had to purchase it because of it's size....not too small or large with 4 spacious drawers makes it perfect for a guest or children's bedroom. It has a lot of age on it but in great working shape! I'm guessing this chest is from the 1800s- early 1900s. It is also made of sturdy walnut but I decided to give it a face lift by painting it white and replacing the old wood knobs with glass ones. It is currently for sale in the BlackLion for $375.

Saturday, October 5, 2013

Check out TDN for great design tips!

I often get asked, "Who's design blog do you enjoy reading?". Well, I have a few favorites like The Lettered Cottage with Layla Palmer. She is now part of a web design network, The Design Network (TDN), which features a couple of fun and talented designers with awesome tips for the home. TDN has a wide variety of designers which includes the sophisticated style of Anne-Marie Burton to the young, fun vibrant style of Leah and Mary on House Trip. I am loving this new design site!

Monday, September 30, 2013

Small scratch sale

While I was moving things around last week, I noticed a couple of small scratches on these tables. I need to make room for "new and fresh" furniture pieces so I have marked them down...tan 2-drawer table (sale: $95) and pink provincial table (sale: $75). Check out pics below:

Saturday, September 28, 2013

Just added...

New to Blacklion... this 1940's china cabinet is painted in a tan color and distressed along the edges. The inside of the cabinet is papered with vintage french wallpaper...which really complements the tan! I also decided to keep the original antique brass pulls. For sale ($825) in space #370. Feel free to contact me if you have any questions about this piece.

Friday, September 13, 2013

I almost forgot to mention that Blacklion (Park Rd.) is having their Tent Sale this weekend. They will have lots of great furniture deals in the tent. I have marked down a few pieces in my space (370) too. Sale is going on thru Monday, Sept. 16. Hope you can join us!

Saturday, September 7, 2013

New to the Lion

 Hand-painted gray 2-drawer french side table with white ceramic knobs..$159.00

 Charcoal gray wood trays with antique wallpaper (small and large sizes)...$16.95-26.95

 Gray wash lamps with ruffle shades...$34.00

 Hand-painted mini pumpkins in various colors from orange to green...$4.50

French chandeliers (just re-stocked)...$159.00

Friday, August 30, 2013

Vote for Flutterby

Flutterby Interiors has been nominated for best furniture, interior design, gift store in Rock Hill! You can cast your vote by clicking on the link below:


Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Loving the new local product

Check out the new local products that I am now carrying in the Rock Hill store...

Unwined Candles...
These are fragrant 100% soy wax candles that are poured into repurposed wine bottles. Bottles are collected from a local winery and re-used from Myrtle Beach, SC. Scents are heavenly....Napa Valley Harvest, Champagne Pear and Vanilla Champagne. Candles sell for $13.95 and make great housewarming gifts!

Mama Soaps...
Handcrafted vegan bar soaps made from 100% natural ingredients which include olive oil, coconut oil, herbs, flowers and palm oil.  This product is great for all skin types, especially helpful for problem skin. Unlike commercial brands, Mama Soaps retain glycerin, which make it a naturally moisturizing soap. This company is also local from Decatur, Ga. Soaps sell for $9.95.