Tuesday, December 11, 2012

A holiday gift to cherish...Romantic Country!


it started with a French angel
who believed in me

Fifi and I connected several years ago through this blog, and since then,
many wonderful things have happened. She has this gift to see beauty in what others create & she knows how to share it with the world quite well.
I am beyond grateful for this beautiful gift I received this Holiday...a dream come true for me...
Romantic Country Spring Issue 2013

Three treasures in my life to make it happen
Fifi O'Neill
Mark Lohman
Kimberely McCole

Thank you from the bottom of my heart!

take a little peek... but you have to go out and  buy a copy!

dreams do come true..so clean up your home..keep dreaming..keep cleaning..

it will happen
farm living here

kick off your boots

take a seat
perhaps read a book..or maybe the new issue of Romantic Country?
sorry but Jerry was photo shopped out in the actual article
Love him in this picture.

stay a while I'll make you dinner
don't forget to dream
they do come true!
so go get your copy
it is a beautiful issue
with many beautiful bloggers homes
sweet dreams.
xo Laura

Saturday, December 8, 2012

A favorite vintage treasure

Hi my blogging friend! I just wanted to post something I would like to share and I am excited about...my vintage wooden crates!
I have been selling crates in the store for some time but over the last few months I am become a supplier to many across the country. I don't know what is is about old wood crates but I have been drawn to them as far back as I can remember. I think my first love was the small cheese crates. I still have it. Crates have so many uses...especially to store and display some of your favorite treasures.
They are perfect for kids rooms, garden rooms, retail shop displays, kitchen counter tops, any table top, bathroom, closets,...endless ideas. I also love the way the French nordic homes display and use them ( shown in a previous post)
I have been wanting to share some of my ideas with you but have been super busy with the Holidays..so next week I am setting aside a crate afternoon to create some of those ideas and share. I think everyone should have at least one vintage crate. Don't you?
There are many different type of vintage crates out there.
These blueberry crates I have purchased and been selling for quite some time in my store and have recenty started to sell them on line...who know they would be so popular..even Rachel Ashwell has them now.she sells them for $125.00 with a beautiful Shabby Chic liner. mine are just primitive and plain no liner I will leave that up to you.
 vintage wood in the coolest chalky shades. they come with dividers that can be removed..so many great uses.I will be sharing some project here next week.
These are the current customer favorites mine too.
nothing like the real patina of weathered old wood
you can go here to order these are the current favorites
 or just swing by the store for pick up.
these crates are very sturdy all have metal trim for knocking around, handles & some of the original lettering none have been painted all original.
if you are interested in one crate or many crates please feel free to contact me via email I just love them I would love to share my cool finds with you.
xo Laura
or stop by our downtown store
44 SE First Ave ( Marion Block Building)
Ocala's Original opera house
Ocala Florida
Get your crate & start creating!