Friday, August 17, 2012

Hello Again!

Hello again sweet Friends!

Time has truly flown by this summer!  And as much as I hate to say it, it's kinda nice that the kids will be back in school next week!  I didn't realize how much I LOVE routine until the kids were running different directions every day!  And to think next year, I'll have a driver!  YIKES!....(i digress lol)

Ok, so since my last post, which technically was just the other day but that one really doesn't count, I've been crazy busy with changes at the shop, markets, sales, painting, and book keeping.  While I enjoy some a little more often than others..ok seriously who likes book keeping?! I have so MISSED posting and sharing with all of you in blog world!

This is a Tell City Young Republic Hard Rock Maple hutch.  It weighs as much as a house...ok so maybe not that much.  It is such impeccable quality.  Such a great Americana piece!
I do have to apologize for the pictures.  Yes, I'm still pic illit.  My latest self proclaimed title lol~

Nothing shouts Christie like power cords, weird angles, and poor lighting!   There is a short story behind this...and though I'm giving away a future post, I feel to redeem myself, I must share!

It was THE day before our Ribbon Cutting and Open House.  Just set the window in true DeKalb nature...DeKalb Corn signs with an Arles painted dresser by My Vintage Verve.  Stunning!  And it was fresh and new for the event!  Until the dresser sold!  So, I packed up the beautiful dresser for it's lovely new owner and then started to move a different dresser in.  Well, it was too short and the wrong color...the store was packed, and time was running out.  Not to mention in addition to the dresser that sold, so did a few other items.

Tired and knowing I had school meetings to go to that night, I left the shop defeated with an endless list of things that needed to be done and picked up for the next day.  I called Mr. Cottage whining about how the shop was "up side down" and nothing for the window, the meetings, and not to mention dinner!  He calmed me down and said he would go to the school meetings so I could get things figured out and picked up dinner on his way home.  Such a wonderful husband & father!  I am among the lucky to have him!

Knowing I had this hutch and knowing it would be going to the shop at some point in time, I realized NOW WAS THAT TIME!  I've pinned several hutches on Pintrest searching out the best color combos, techniques, and styling so the hardest part was done.  It just needed to be painted.  So, in 3 hours it was finished!  I love, love, LOVE Graphite under Chateau Grey!  I love the natural shelves and top.  I love that this wonderfully made, solid piece of USA is gorgeous in my window!

My son helped me move it in at 7 in the morning the day of the event and I spend a frantic 4 hours with  my bestie Laura from Whimsical Perspective, and Cindy from BarCyn Designs staging and cleaning the shop!  By 4:00 the gals of Carter's Cottage were all here helping with last minute details!  It all came together beautifully and was a fun evening for all who could come! 

Our Ribbon Cutting Sale is still going on, so pop in and take a peak!
Enjoy~
Christie

I just found a before pic!

















Linking up to:
Jen Rizzo
My Romantic Home
Chic on a Showstring
The Shabby Nest
Mod Vintage Life
Coastal Charm
Savvy Southern Style
Town & Country Living 
Katherines Corner
Shades of Amber


56 comments:

  1. Hi Christie! So sorry I missed your ribbon cutting. There's just no way I was able to make it out there by 7 pm. That hutch is beautiful, but everything you touch is golden!

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    1. Hey Jennifer! Thanks for the compliment on the hutch! You are too kind! Shop was busy and fun and the sale and drawing is still going on till tomorrow! Hope to see you soon!

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  2. Hi Christie!

    Love your blog, wish you would do a post about your new shop with lots of pictures a description of what it is etc. I'm up in CT and too far away to get over there and am super curious!

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    1. Hello Dasiey Jayne! I will be very soon! :) Thanks for the compliment! It's always a work in progress :)

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  3. It's lovely and I think your photos are terrific!~ thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite things hop xo

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  4. That's one gorgeous makeover!!!

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