Thursday, March 29, 2012

April-Heading our way!

What happened to the age old saying "April showers bring May flowers?"  It's been wonderful having this weather in March but makes me worried about what we'll have in April and May!

 Just a walk in the park (Krider) early Sunday morning.

 At the shop we're alive with color and live planters for your Easter table.
Hop on down this weekend for the Eggstravaganza Downtown South Bend.

Saturday, March 24, 2012

National Mob Day

Today is a day to show your true colors, support your favorite local business by going out and spending $20.00.  Go Mob someone you love :) 
You don't even have to dress like a gangster!

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Next up Easter-Hop to it!

Here in the Midwest we are loving this unexpected gift of fine 80 degree weather...Spring has sprung!  So we've added some pastels and fun Easter items to our ever changing mix.  Easter is only a few weeks away!

Thursday, March 15, 2012

"Green" tip of the day to ya

We all know that Keurig's are all the rage in coffee these days, and let me tell you how much I love mine...a fresh hot cup every time!  But I think you all know by now, that I really don't like waste and the whole k cup factor bothers me.  They are not recyclable, and even tho you can open them and compost the grounds the plastic ends up in the landfill.  I'm sure the company's want to sell the k cups so they don't tell you much about the filters you can buy.

 You make the coffee the same way with your own ground coffee and insert it in the grey tube with the lid.  All can be ordered on line.
So make a commitment to go Green on this St. Paddy's day and switch to filters!  Here is the link to order

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

A Dose of Sunshine

I really don't like to paint wood and ruin a beautiful finish,  but this old victrola cabinet just needed a boost.  

 Kind of hard to believe it's the same one, hot off the workroom floor.
 The top opens so it would make a perfect bar, or just a secret stash.



Tuesday, March 13, 2012

The "Greening" of junk e

This week I'm bringing in some green accents for Saint Paddy's day, and some new furniture in lighter brighter colors.  It's beginning to look like Spring in here!

Table & Buffet
or just a dresser

Farm House Table

just a wee bit of green

Some Irish music & sprits 

Large lt. green closet  $175.00

Friday, March 9, 2012

IRISH Adornment

Most of our readers know we live in the land of the Irish and Notre Dame so Saint Paddy's day is a HUGE deal around here.  For one day (other than football season!)  everyone wears green and wants to be at least a little bit Irish!

So our dear, talented friend Hiromi designed some beautiful jewelry for the occasion.  In Irish country you'll have lots of chances to wear them!
They are hand embroidered and crochet and only available for a limited time!

Prices:  round pendants $35.00 ea
Broaches $14.00
Wrap around crochet necklace $24-28.00 depending on beads & charms

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Our Favorite Word...

MULTI-PURPOSE!  Yes, we love furniture that can be used in more than one way, and here are a few new items.

Entry hall, desk, or vanity

Tea cart,  bar,  end table

Dining room side board,  entry or side table

Sunday, March 4, 2012


We've never been to New Orleans,  LA (our theme for the month of March) so we conjured up all the elements of what we think of for the Big Easy and here is what we came up with...

Black iron, and music in the park

Music inside

Black shutters

Big iron street lights and spanish moss

Mardi gras and card games

Antiques : French style

Booze and places to store it, serve it etc

Lots more photo's to come!