Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Pallet(Able) - Creative Upcycling Ideas

So you can make functional and really cool looking furniture from old pallet wood? Who knew?

I have four old pallets out behind the barn that I earmarked for this gorgeous potting bench I found on Pinterest a few months ago.

Fabulous, isn't it!
The initial on the back is just like icing on a cake. Delish!
Hopefully my hubby will build one for me before spring is over,
but my best bet is to start making it myself.
That way he will be sure take the project over from me so it gets done "right".

I found lots of other amazing ideas on Pinterest for upcycling old pallets. 
Here are some of my favorites:

I must have this table!


Really love! The glass top makes this coffee table look amazing!

Great for a teenagers hangout (or for my future workspace in the barn).

Imagine these loungers poolside with cushions. Pottery Barn for less!

Tiered seating for a media room. Cool.

Love these!

And these.

Vertical herb garden. Adore!

Pallet wood walls. I like this look. 

Pallet path. Looks great, but I bet in my neck of the woods it would be a haven for snakes. Boo.

All images via Pinterest (duh).
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Much love,

Monday, February 25, 2013

Preppy Pink & Green

My love affair with pink and green began a long, long time ago back in fifth grade with my very first Izod: 
a preppy, pale pink collared shirt with that little green alligator logo.

Man, I really loved that shirt.
I wore it with white shorts and a blue and white striped woven canvas belt on our big field trip to the capitol building in Montgomery, Alabama. 
I rocked that Izod.

As an adult I discovered the fabulous southern sorority style of Lilly Pulitzer. 

I admire Lilly P., but I wouldn't call it love. 
Unlike my coveted pink Izod, these pretty, preppy, overpriced things have to be paid for by moi -
And moi is one thrifty sistah yo.

My relationship with Lilly P. is more of a crush;
But my love affair with pink and green goes on...

And on... 

And on...

All photos via Pinterest.

Much love,

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Fluff & Stuff

Added some fresh inventory to the shop this afternoon and then did lots and lots of fluffing
( I swear I can move one glass about 50 times and then decide to just keep it in the same spot it started off in!)
It's all in the details, right?
At least I have fun and my OCD is happy it gets to come out and play :)

Just a few pics today.

Much love,

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Pink Saturday

Good morning, friends!

It is cold and sunny here today, but I am staying focused on the sunny part right now. 
I am just so happy to see some of it!!!

I have a quick, little fix of pink for you today:
Some pink from inside my little shop,


The Vintage Inspired Passionista, Miss Abby Hathorn, recently did a Valentine's Day photo shoot for her blog at The Pink Porch. In addition to her blog,  Abby also writes a weekly column, "The Adventures of the VIP" for The Real Story in Columbus, Mississippi and works as a stylist/contributor at Town and Gown Magazine.

You can check out Abby's blog here:

I am linking this post to the Pink Saturday Party at 
How Sweet the Sound

Hope you can join us!

Much love,