Monday, April 28, 2014


Hey, Y'all! Compared to the excitement of setting up Garden Cat Vintage at Zapp Hall Antique Show, Rusty, Chippy, Hippy, Vintage, and Garden Show and JUNK Hippy Roadshow, these last few weeks have been quiet at the hacienda. In this quiet time, I've been working on some long overdo deep cleaning and organizing. Not too exciting, but believe it or not, I'm more inspired and full of creativity after taking the time to sift through weeks of junk mail and boxes of stuff we should have gotten rid of a long time ago. 
I've always enjoyed how a space feels just by moving furniture around and freshening it--without going out and purchasing a lot of new box store stuff. I recently purchased this old rose watercolor and it inspired a new layout in our room. I stacked a screened cabinet on top of a homemade  bead board cabinet we've had for years. Together the two pieces look like they've always been together. 

Hubby's sweet grandpa made me the little white birdhouse for my birthday years ago. I like the simplicity of it crowning the old cabinets. 

The metal piece on the wall is from an old screen door. To the left is a mantel shelf I bought at a Dallas flea market about 20 years ago. It's got a new spot above an old chest of drawers full of my favorite decorating books--all of Rachel Ashwell's, in fact. The bed skirt and hooked rug were purchased at yard sales.

Time was the only investment in the redo. But if you begin in one leads to refreshing other spaces!
Since we share an office and I have enough collections of books and magazines to open my own library, something had to be done to corral all the STUFF. Our desks, once facing each other in the 

center of the room, got scooted to the perimeter. Next all the book cases and shelves got placed together on the same wall and a once china cabinet 

got a new life as a vault for stacks of vintage fabric and Bark-cloth. Now I can find the glitter, ribbon, and latest Flea Market Style in seconds! 

Since I was on a roll, I reworked our Garden Cat Vintage booth at Hermann Antique Mall too!

HaPPy SpRiNg, sweet friends!
Until next time, 
Peace, love, and 
all the good stuff!


  1. My mouth is watering at that blue porch swing! Its so great to go "shopping" with your own stuff and move it around. I love what you did in both home and office. It shows your personality for sure. Enjoy your day!

    1. Hey, Holli--Thanks for stopping by and leaving such a sweet comment. I'm sure we can work out something with the porch swing--lol. It is wonderful to shop with your own stuff especially since it's usually sentimental and/or you got it for a great price--great reasons to skip the discount stores. I'll bet your place is fantastic too. Peace, love, and all the best stuff to ya, sweet friend<3