Milk Jug Lamp

Hello! Did you have a good weekend? It was a busy one over here at TLC!Among other things, I finallllllly finished re-doing the jug lamp I got last year on the Endless Yard Sale… It’s no longer blue, it no longer has a fabric decal on the front, and the shade is much spiffier now […]

Endless Yard Sale Lamp Project

And for those who can’t view the video above…here’s the YouTube version… And in case you didn’t catch my Endless Yard Sale video last year…here she be! If ya wanna see how the lamp turns out- y’all come back now, ya hear? PS- YES, the fabric decal with the ship on it will get removed […]

Mantel Mania: Sneak Peek

Intrigued? Well, I am happy to report that everything came together quite nicely! Turns out, I actually had a lot of other things around the house that I was able to work into the mantel display as well. This is one of them… Don’t worry- it doesn’t look anything like that now.Let’s just say it […]

Our New/Old Dresser

Behold the power of a SOLD tag… Don’t you just love how they protectively scream “BACK OFF- I’M SPOKEN FOR!” to all the other shoppers while you scramble to figure out whose truck you can borrow to haul home your fabulous new find? The day we spotted this delightfully, decrepit dresser I knew it would […]

Junkin’ with Jessica

This morning I woke up at 4:30 a.m. to go junkin’ with Jessica, to see if we could find anything for them to use in their little “Half Note”. Yes, I said 4:30. And, yes, I said A.m. It’s 8:00 p.m right now and I will be hitting the proverbial hay within minutes of publishing […]

Flea Market Find- Linen Press?

A few weeks back, while stolling through one of my favorite flea markets, I came upon this solid wood storage unit… It was love at first sight. Poor Kevin didn’t stand a chance of talking me out of getting it. Fortunately, I only had to twist his arm for about 16 seconds before he, too, […]

Eastbrook Flea Market- with Rhoda and Cathy

If you haven’t been to Rhoda’s Blog, “Southern Hospitality”, yet today- head on over there and read her take on our day at the Eastbrook Flea & Antique Mall. I met up with her and another blog friend, Cathy, on Monday, and the three of us had a ball! It was the first time I […]

Country Living’s Coast-to-Coast Salvage Guide

There’s nothing like a big ol’ building (or cobblestone street) full of junk! Some people hear the word “junk”, and the literal definition springs to mind. “Anything that is regarded as worthless, meaningless, or contemptible”. When I hear the word “junk”, for some reason I envision thickly-woven, dust-colored baskets with words stencilled on them, galvanized […]

Iron Architectural Element & Mason Jars

Remember this chippy, blue architectural element I saw at the Eastbrook Flea Market a while back? I remember that it was priced right around $200. The other day I came across this one, online for $600: It’s available here: The Bella Cottage Now I know it’s not quite as big, or ornate, but does that […]

Flea Market Finds and a Re-Design!

I scored this big, old picture frame at the flea market for $4.00! I’m not sure what I’ll do with it, or where I’ll put it, but I couldn’t pass it up for that price. For the time being, I hung it on a nail that was already sticking out of the wall above the […]

Flea Market Finds- Vintage Book and Cast Iron Pedestal

Oh how I love my little cast iron pedestal.It’s ever-so-slightly whitewashed appearance reminds me of the sea.I pretend it was purchased at an open-air flea market in Paris, where it was rescued from an old place like this… The same day I brought my pedestal home, I also purchased this vintage book for Kevin. It […]

Flea Market Finds- Silverware Candelier & Antique Bedroom Furniture

I spotted this “Silverware Candelier” at the Eastbrook Flea Market the other day.Looks like a pretty easy project to re-create. A metal ring, some thin chain, old silverware and some glass votives. I’ll be storing this one in the idea file for sure! Another great find was this Bedroom furniture set: All the hardware was […]

Flea Market Wicker Planter & Contest Winners

Remember when I went to the Eastbrook Flea Market in Montgomery with my Mom?Well, after stuffing our bellies with some of the best Pad Thai I have ever had the pleasure of eating, and after scouring all three levels of the flea market for treasures, we came upon this in one of the very last […]