Wednesday, December 30, 2009 of the new shop

I know I promised to share photos of the new shop and I apologize for taking so long to share them with all of you. In the month and a half we have been open, we have had about 700 customers come through our doors and a lot of items going out the door, making it a little difficult to get any pictures. Right now the shop is a little empty, and will be even more emptier once several pieces that have already been purchased are picked up. Lupe and I are working hard to fill it back up with beautiful treasures. This first photo is actually a picture of a small vintage dresser that is going to be my new coffee table. I just love all of it's curvy, chippy sweetness. :)

This dresser went the very next day after I brought it into the shop. I love all of the inlaid detail and wood trim on the 2nd and 3rd drawers.

Here is the replacement for my dresser that sold.......Lupe's husband took an old dresser and revamped it into a beautiful cabinet using an old window for the cabinet door.

Our shop is located in an old house, this room used to be an enclosed porch, now it is our "Rustic" room. Love the open wood beams on the ceiling.

This view is from the bedroom looking towards the front door.

The bedroom. Sorry it is dark, the sun was shining through the window. Behind the headboard is a vintage door with a full length mirror and a beautiful vintage dress.

Looking towards the "Rustic" Room

The other direction, looking towards the porch (just through the door) Don't you just love the checkered floor??? This next week we will be working on changing things around as we are bringing in new pieces. I will try to have more pictures.

Until Later,

What was your favorite gift????

Christmas has come and gone, but the memories of family, great food, celebrations and traditions are still lingering. Part of the lingering is the happiness brought by the gifts received. I love everything my sons picked out for me, slippers, new gloves, perfume, bath luxuries, etc.....but the gift that really made my heart go pitter patter was the new set of tools from my SIL. My drill and sander were both on their last leg and I was tired of hoping and praying they would last for one more project! This year we drew names and Cindy drew mine. The set came with a drill, small circular saw (handy for picture frame projects, trim work, etc) and two batteries with a charger. I love that it says "starter set"! And she also bought me the sander that I have been wanting. Christmas night I had both batteries fully charged and ready to start working!! WOO HOO!!! What was your favorite present??

Until Later,

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Merry Christmas

I'm still "new" to all of this snow stuff. We had a little bit last week, then it rained and the snow was gone. Last year we had snow for Christmas and it was beautiful. I'm hoping and praying to wake up to a white Christmas. Of course, I'm still new to driving in it also, so I only want it for Christmas morning! LOL

It has been so very busy around my Tattered Cottage and at the shop, for which I am very thankful for, I sold all of my furniture except for one piece last week. This week I am finishing more pieces to take to the shop. I have a lot to be thankful for and I wanted to take a moment to thank all of you who follow my blog and those who have left wonderful encouraging comments. I truly consider you my friends and I want to wish all of you a beautiful holiday season filled with happiness, good health and family.

Merry Christmas to all and a Happy New Year !!

Friday, December 4, 2009

Yummy...Dreamy....Pie Recipe

Hi Ladies!! Just as I promised, I'm sharing the yummy, oh so delicious pie recipe that my sweet SIL made for dessert on Thanksgiving. She is such a sweetie that she made another one today and shared with me!! YUM!

Coconut Praline Dream Pie

1/2 cup chopped pecans, walnuts or almonds (your choice)
1/3 cup margarine or butter
1/3 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
1 9" baked pie shell, cooled
2 envelopes Dream Whip whipped topping mix
2 1/4 cups milk, divided
2 packages (4 serving size) Jello Instant Vanilla pudding
1 1/4 cups (3 1/2 ounces) coconut
1 tsp. vanilla

Heat nuts, butter & brown sugar in small sauce pan until melted and mixture comes to a boil. Boil exactly 30 seconds. Spread mixture on bottom of pie shell and cool.

Beat Dream Whip topping mix with vanilla and 1 cup of milk in large bowl with electric mixer on high about 6 minutes or until topping thickens and forms peaks. Add remaining milk and pudding mixes, blend on low speed then beat on high speed for 2 minutes, scraping bowl occasionally. With spoon, stir in coconut. Spoon mixture into pie shell and chill for 4 hours or until set.


Until later,

Tuesday, December 1, 2009


How is everyone doing??? I hope you all had a great Thanksgiving :) I had a great Thanksgiving, my SIL cooked everything, WOO HOO, all I had to bring was my Broccoli Bake! And let me tell you, she is a fantastic cook!! My SIL made a new pie this year, a coconut cream with a praline bottom....Oh it was sinfully delicious! I'll get the recipe and share with all of you.

On Thanksgiving the local theatre was having a $5 any movie, any time special. So my two boys and I went to see the new Twilight movie "New Moon". GREAT movie......I felt like a teenager, that Edward is so scrumptious! I'm definitely for Team Edward :) My kids are all into the Twilight series and have read all the books. I'm a little behind, I just watched the first Twilight movie the day before Thanksgiving, now I can hardly wait for the next movie in the series! LOL

This weekend I was working on some transformations. The vintage dresser I picked up about a month ago at a great price, but with the opening of the shop, I hadn't had time to redo her. I LOVE all of her curves, she is definitely a girlie girl. After removing about a 1000 years worth of paint, dirt and grime....she was ready for a new dress. I knew she would love blue, so I painted her with Kelly Moore's "Simply Heaven". And I think she looks heavenly :)

We couldn't have her perfectly shiny and new (considering her age) so she received a little bit of distressing. And of course some new baubles. She originally had glass knobs, but I thought white porcelain would look better with her new shade of blue. I think she looks lovely and is ready for her close up at the shop :) Of course there is a little part of me that doesn't want to let her go, she has captured my heart with her new smile.....

This was originally an ugly picture in a gold frame that I had picked up at the thrift store. I knew I wanted to make her into a more useful object and of course turned her into a chalkboard. A lovely coat of Heirloom White then replaced the ugly picture with a new blackboard and Voila!! Another new piece to take to the shop.

A close up of her detail. I think she looks so much better. Trust me, it's a big improvement. (Again, I forgot to take before pics, sorry)

Have a great week,