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  • Pick of the Week

    Yes, in case you were wondering I do love the show “American Pickers.”   If you don’t watch it or have never seen it, you are missing out.  Besides Painted Furniture, I also sell some of my vintage finds at the Sweet Olive Café. What I would like to do is have a regular post and show you what my new pick of the week is.

    So this week its one of my favorites and greatest finds ever,  it’s a vintage paper roller.

    I can just picture this paper roll holder ( I really don't know the technical term) on a counter in a old general store.  I have always admired these paper rollers in magazines and catalogs ( the pottery barn catalog)  and when I saw this one at a local flea market, I knew it was going to be mine.  The wood has a gorgeous patina and its the perfect size.  They apparently come in many different sizes, I have seen a few on etsy but they don’t stay very long.

    Next week I plan to share a pick that I am actually going to sell at Sweet Olive, for now I am going to keep this one!!!





  • Vintage Accessories

    I love getting a new pottery barn catalog in the mail.  I have been known to purchase a few things from Pottery Barn, but what I love most about the catalog is seeing how the rooms look and feel.  When I look at the pictures of the living, kitchens,bedrooms and work spaces that I like, I ask myself  “Why do I like this room?”  Besides the furniture, pillows and bedding that Pottery Barn is selling, there are usually key pieces that “MAKE” the room.  Take this kitchen for instance…..

    source: pottery barn catalog

    The island is beautiful, and so are the cabinets, but what is it that draws me in? Makes me love, not just the “LOOK” but the “FEEL” of this room?  To me it’s the vintage accessories. 

    source: pottery barn catalog


    Now don’t get wrong, there are a lot of things that make this kitchen work,  the color of the cabinets are gorgeous.  I love a farmhouse, apron front sink and the rug, just cozies the whole kitchen up.  But, what people sometimes miss are the details, and the details are what bring it all together.  If the kitchen scale, the paper roller, the tin pig and bread board spice rack, utensil holder (which by the way would be a great do-it-yourself project) weren’t there, I guarantee that kitchen would not have the same appeal.  That’s why VINTAGE ACCESSORIES are so fantastic, they add instant warmth and character to any room.  

    So next time your looking through your catalog, try to find the accessories that pottery barn isn’t selling!



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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