Friday, September 30, 2011

Columbus : Meet CountryLiving (Fair)...

The grounds of the Ohio Historical Village in Columbus, Ohio, transform into a dixieland delight for one weekend every year...and this year we couldn't wait to dig in!  This year the fair came to town September 16 - 18, and the weather held off just long enough for us to take a good look around - and give Cari Cucksey (Cash & Cari) a quick hello - We LOVE her!

Every year this event provides us with so much inspiration - you can't help but geek out over all of the beautiful arrangements, fabulous ideas, and the most amazing pieces you have ever seen.

We ended up walking away with a couple vintage aprons, various knick-knacks, and some superb ideas...

CountryLiving magazine, you have done it again!  Another successful stop in Cbus...

Are you kidding me?!  This most adorable set-up melts your heart with the retro-inspired chairs, contrasting luggage, and the ultra-cute trailer.  If only all camping trips were this chic.

Fabric, fabric, the brightest shapes and patterns you will ever find!  Lets not forget the simple, yet perfectly placed, banner. Great touch!

Cute use of letters and numbers over a mud room coat stashing station.  We love finding vintage knobs, bath tub handles, rusted letters, you name it, to spice up just about anything we can!

Speaking of letters....LeAnn crated this number for her 1st year Anniversary celebration!

To learn more about the CountryLiving Fairs - check out their website
for more details!

As always - 
Peace & Love

LeAnn & Jacee

Thursday, September 8, 2011

So Worth It...

"$25, that's it.  I swear. Can we please bring your truck back and pick it up later....?"

An early morning garage sale call to our husbands is not their most favorite thing, but needless to say - we love doing it.  Why?  It is usually because we have found a piece we just can't live without - that, and it won't fit in our cars!

That is exactly what happened with this beauty... she was just sitting there, begging to be taken home by us and hooked up with a new paint job and some new jewels.
The garage sale we found this at was located in Upper Arlington, one of our favorite spots for finding the goods, at an old lady's house who was over 80 years old.  As we carted it away later that night she had told us that this chest of drawers used to be her grandaddy's - and she could never remember a time where it wasn't in a house that she lived in... How awesome is that?!?  She could not believe we wanted to take this old, nasty thing home - and was even more embarrassed that we wouldn't let her replace the wallpaper that lined the dusty drawers.

I hope we did her proud...

The Beginning...

 Sanding her down...

 The drawers.

 All sanded down, ready for some new paint!

 Done! - New Hardware!

As always,

Peace & Love -
LeAnn &  Jacee