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  • Pick of the Week

    I haven't done one of these in awhile, but I have picked up a couple of treasures recently that are pretty special.  The one I am going to share today is not super unique.  You can find them pretty easily, either on craigslist, etsy or a local garage sale.  The question most people ask is, "what do I do with it?"  They usually take up a good bit of space, don't work and like this one, weighs a TON!    

    The Classic Typewriter!

    This typewriter is a beauty. It has such a masculine quality that really gives it a bold presence, especially in photos!

    So what do I do with this thing that weighs a TON and isn't really usable to write my first novel?

    Take pictures with it, of course.

     If you would like to see all the pictures from this Vintage Styled Bridal Shoot click on the link below,

    http://www.thevintagecompany.co/vintage-bridal-photo-shoot-hannah-mulligan-photography/

    Hope you all have a Great Day!

        Mandy

  • Inspiration

    Hello everyone,

    So you ever have those days, weeks or even months that you just don't feel very inspired?  I don't think I am the only one who feels like that!  I hope not!!  Sometimes I work on a project so long that I just get burnt out with it. I feel the need to change projects to fill inspired again.  Or sometimes just a little vacation is all that is needed, even if I don't go anywhere. Just giving myself the OK to enjoy a lazy Sunday  is sometimes vacation enough to get me inspired for Monday.

    But all in all, no matter what you can't quit, you have to keep going that's why my quote of the day is...

    “Inspiration does exist, but it must find you working.”

                            -Pablo Picasso

    How do you get inspired or stay inspired?

    Mandy

  • The South Louisiana Bridal Expo

    This weekend was The South Louisiana Bridal Expo at the Houma Civic Center.  This was the first bridal show for "The Vintage Company" and it was a great success.  We met lots of fantastic brides who were loving all our vintage goodies.

    We shared a booth with a good friend of ours, not to mention a talented photographer, Jessica Brenner.  If you haven't already, head over to our website and check out all the new things happening at The Vintage Company.

    Hope you all had a great weekend!

    Mandy

  • Just a Before

    I picked up this piece at a local estate sale and what excited me the most about this piece was that it was going to be all mine!! I wasn't going to sell it or paint it with the intention that one day I would sell it, it was going to paint it to suit my taste.  While it may instantly scream uck to some of you out there, it screamed pottery barn to me.  I pictured it in my home office holding all my office supplies.

    Now it definitely needs some work, like a serious cleaning. It also has a little bit of a smell that I'm not to fond of, but otherwise I know its going to be beautiful.

    The reason this is titled "just a before" is because that's all I have, is a before.  I haven't touched it, yet!  I'm not in a rush for this piece, and I actually enjoy looking and thinking about a piece for a little while.  I like to picture every color of the rainbow and think about all the possibilities.  Anyone else like that? Any ideas on color? Let me know what you think!

    Mandy

  • Great Weekend

    The weekend is over, but we have some great memories.  I loved every moment.  We met some great people, sold some great things and even purchased a couple treasures ourselves.  I couldn't have done it without my team. So thanks team!!!

    Here are a couple shots of the weekend:

     

     

      

     

     

     

    And now its time to get back to business. I will be listing a couple things that did come home with me in my ETSY shop at reduced prices, so be sure to check next week for those fun finds.  I have lots of new things coming so be sure to check back with me soon!

     

    Mandy

  • Time for the Show

    The time has come for me to put away the paint brushes and get out of my painting clothes.  The 2013 Antique Show and Sale starts Friday.

    I have butterflies in my stomach and a million thoughts running through my head, will I have enough pieces, will my space look good, will my space look as good as it does in my head?  I certainly hope so! 

    I do have an after picture of the desk I just finished,

     

    Just a sneak peak of what I have coming to the show with me!

    Don't forget to stop and say HI!

     

    September 6,7 & 8 at the Warren J Harang Jr. Municipal Auditorium in Thibodaux

    Mandy

     

     

     

     

  • Its Almost Time!

        Yes, its almost time for the Show!!!   I have been busy getting things ready. I enlisted the help of my mom, who spent the day painting with me.  She was a big help and will be a big help with the show. (Thanks Mom)  Still have lots to do but for now I have a couple of before pictures to show you :

      

     

    What will they look like when they are done??  Your going to have to come to the Show to find out!!

     

    37th Annual Bayou Lafourche Antiques Show and Sale

    September 6,7 &8 2013

    Warren J. Harang, Jr. Municipal Auditorium

    310 N Canal Boulevard Thibodaux, La

  • Its been awhile!!

    Yes, I know it has been awhile.  I have been busy doing some painting for customers, and also busy purchasing some things for myself.   I am starting to get ready for the Antique Show coming up in September.  I will start sharing sneak peaks of things I am bringing to the show soon!!

     

    But for now here is a great

    Before and After:

     

    I had a customer with a Kitchen island, that just didn't go in their very eclectic, stylish home.  So we talked and looked at samples and came up with a plan.  We decided to paint the base a nice earthy color and add a old rustic, cypress top.  I added "new" vintage hardware, which always adds so much character to any piece. I think it came out fantastic! But more importantly the customer was thrilled.

    Here is the before:

     

     

     

    Here is the after:

     

     

     

     

    Mandy

     

     

  • Pick of the week

    This pick shows that I don't see the need to paint everything.  This mantle is beautiful just the way it is.  All it needed was some cleaning and I used a little hemp oil to revive the dried wood.  This beauty dates back to early 1900's. The details and craftsmanship are definitely one of a kind.

    This is the kind of piece that can instantly take your "new" home and give it the character that you are desperate to achieve.

     

     

     

    This mantle will be listed on ETSY soon, but if you would like to see it in person, it can be seen at Sweet Olive Café and Antiques.

     

     

     

     

     

    Mandy

  • Craft Show at Sweet Olive Cafe

        This Saturday, Sweet Olive Antiques and Cafe is having a craft show.  I will be there with some new pieces, which include a pair of vintage twin beds.  I'm not quite done with them yet, so all I have to show is a before picture.

    I am painting them a pure white and finishing them off with a dark wax. They are going to beautiful! Perfect for a little girls room.   If you want to see them in person, come to Sweet Olive Cafe this Saturday, December 1, from 8 to 3.

    Mandy

About Me

My name is Mandy and I love finding something old, outdated and giving it a new life using paint. The process I use to restore my furniture is an Art. Not only do I tediously pick and build every piece by hand but I only get pieces that I truely love. If I love a piece of furniture I will spend the time that is needed to hand-paint, distress, sand and wax every nook and cranny.


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