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We are located downtown historic Fayetteville at:
225 Franklin street
Fayetteville, NC 28301



Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Memorial day!

There are certain Holidays that really make me think, and Memorial Day is one. Especially living in a military town and being married to a soldier, who is a son of a Vietnam vet and a grandson to two WWII vets. It's always a little bitter sweet when he's deployed and it sure seems like he's gone more than he's home. I am so very thankful that he will be home next week, if only for two weeks, we will cherish every moment. We would like to give a big THANK YOU to all the men and women and families who have sacrificed so much, and especially to the ones past and present who sacrificed EVERYTHING!

Saturday, May 15, 2010


Join Toni and I for our Summer open house Saturday June, 5. From 10-5. We will have refreshments and will be giving 10% off everything. Hope to see you there!

What a great day!

North Carolina weather has beautiful BUT, hot. We could use some rain but, I can't complain too much! We had such a great day at the shop today, I swear we have the BEST customers! Toni stumbled onto an auction today and found some really great finds, I'll post pics next week, I have 1st dibs on this barrel she bought. I found a great iron bed, it's a full size and is so heavy. We will be having our Summer Open House the 1st Saturday in June (the 5th). Everything will be at least 10% off.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Back to Normal

Well, it's been raining here in Fayetteville. Growing up in Western Washington, I really don't mind the rain, I now find it rather comforting. Hopefully it will stop by the time Toni and I unload the truck from this weekend, we will have to do some tweaking since we are coming back with less but it might be a a sign for us to plan a shopping trip. I will be posting pics later once we get some what back to normal. I hope everyone has a blessed day!

Sunday, May 2, 2010

What a great weekend we had!

Toni, Brittany and I had such a great weekend. Thanks for all of your help Brittany, we really appreciated you coming. Toni and I saw a handful of customers and friends and passed out a lot of cards. We really liked our location and when I tell you it was so cool under that huge Oak tree, it was, I think I heard it was in the 90's on Saturday. And we had the nicest neighbors and will plan a shopping trip to visit one soon, it was hard not to spend everything we made there but I managed to buy two dough bowls and few baskets, not that I need them but I couldn't help myself. Toni bought the cutes horsey ride, it's so cute, I'll have to take pictures, I actually had one when I was a kid but it wasn't as cute as this one. Here are a few pictures of our space.

Bird house

Bird house

Old tins

Old tins





How to grubby paper or coffe stain

You can use any kinds of paper, candstock, printer paper.
I like printer paper, it's easier to use in the printer than cardstock.
1. Pre heat oven to 200 and line both racks with crinkled tinfoil
2.Take a rectangle cake pan and put a little bit of water, it doesn't have to cover the whole pan.
3. sprinkle instant coffee down, now spay the coffee with a water bottle to moisten the coffee, leaving some areas wetter then others.
4.Dip one side of the paper then the next and put into oven to dry. You can flip paper in the oven to make sure it has dryed.
5. if you will be printing on the paper you might have to iron it, set iron on the lowest setting and iron one side then the next.
6.Now you can print on the paper or stamp and not worry about coffee staining running the ink

Grubby candles

This project can be messy, when I do this i do a large amount at a time. I have read tutorials about this and have found the easiest way for me. I buy cheap candles, at the dollar store or walmart you can also grubby up other things I have done old fashioned clothes pins and made bowl fillers with and added old buttons.
1. You'll need wax, I use left over tarts or candles or i buy the cheap candles at AC Moore, I use the spicey ones like cinnabon or banana nut bread. When they are on sale you can get a large candle for a few bucks.
2. Create a double boiler with a small pot with water boiling and put glass canle in boiling water and once it melts, I also sometimes use and old coffee can.
3.Create a work area with parchement or wax paper close to stove. You'll need an area to put the candles to set up on paper or parchment.
4. Remove wax and dip candle into the melted wax a few times to get it soft.
5.Sprinkle cinnamon,(I do this on a paper plate so I can reuse the cinnamon) and dip it into the wax holding the wick or use a paint brush. Repeat until lumppy and bumpy.
6.Sprinkle with cinnamon and let dry.

Cinnamon bowl fillers

I love cinnamon bowl fillers or ornaments. They are cheap to do and people really love them.This can be a messy project and when I make this I make a lot( Like 3 cups of each.)
1.Mix equal parts cinnamon to equal parts apple sauce.
2.Roll dough out onto parch ment paper to desired thickness.
3.Cut out with cookie cutters.( I have a crow and a star that's really cute)
4. Lay out on parchment or wax paper and let dry, you can also speed up the process by baking at 200 but, this can take a while.
5.Optional you can sprinkle with cinnamon while wet.
6. If you are going to make ornaments you'll have to put a hole in them while they are wet, I use a straw and add twine once it has dried.
They are cute as bowl fillers or with potpouri or as ornaments. You can use any smell good spice like pumkin.

Coffee stain fabric

I really like my projects to look really prim or grubby so I like to use instant coffee for my projects.
1. Wet fabric.
2. Remove as much water as possible.
3. Lay flat, do this outside if possible, it's messy. and spinkle with instant coffee, do it heavier in areas you want darker, Spay water with a water bottle to moisten coffee.
4. Let dry in the sun.
5. Rinse out or leave it depending on prefrence.
6. you can also put in the dryer to try and heat set it, I usually only do this if by chance someone might wash it. But, most of my projects aren't to be washed.