Friday, January 20, 2017

The Nashville Flea

The Nashville, TN Flea Market is considered one of the top 10 flea markets in the country.  Well, I am not one bit surprised!  My bestie and I have been frequenting this flea market for years and hauled loads of goodies home almost every time!  You can find this monthly-themed flea market at the Nashville Fairgrounds every fourth weekend of the month!  You are sure to go home with some vintage treasure...if not many!
There are about 1000 dealers and vendors, representing about 30 states, each month!  It's been going since 1969 (I was 4 years old when it began) and has been going strong since....bringing in close to half a million visitors a year!  What?????  WOW!!!

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Blogging Through the Years...

So....this post is dedicated to my blogging through the years....

I thought I'd share some of my fav FINDS, BLOG PARTIES, VIGNETTES, ETC.

I began my first blog, Our Back Porch in October 2007.  My focus was just what it still is today....decorating and home.  Since I was of a young age, I took a great interest in home decorating.  In high school, that is really what I wanted to be when I "grew up"!  I had a typing teacher in high school whom I adored, and I found out that she use to do just that.  I did a report on home design, and I interviewed her as one of my sources.  I found out quickly that it would be quite hard to enter this career and remain in the small town in which I lived.  I really didn't have a desire to move to a big city, so I put this idea to rest....however, it was a part of me....a BIG....CONSISTENT...PART. 

From the moment I had my very first apartment, I spent so much time decorating and redecorating.  When I married, and we bought our first home, I decorated and redecorated....and I've been decorating ever since!!!
"Country Decorating" was all the rage when I first married.  I bought every decorating magazine as soon as it came out on the stands!  I frequented antique shops, yard sales, flea markets, etc. and soon filled our home with all sorts of goodies from yesteryear!  The decorating mags back then had a pen pal section.  I soon made friends interested in the same décor...some of which are still friends today...and we would pack monthly boxes of goodies for each other!  One of the most exciting times was when my pen pal request was printed in one of the mags!  It was one of the best times in my life! 

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Bangle Obsession

It is no secret how much I love jewelry!  So much so that I sell Plunder Design jewelry as my second job.  I love working for this company and I adore the vintage-type jewelry.  I have to say that I have found Alex and Ani bangles to be incredible, so I have decided that I need a set of their bangles too.  They fit perfectly with my bracelets from Plunder so it's a win-win!

Friday, January 13, 2017

R is for Rebecca

It's NO secret that I adore using WORDS in my décor!

The Most Magical Time of The Year

December was chockful of the most wonderful time with my kids!  For my grangirl's October birthday, I gave her a ticket to ride The Polar Express along with Gramma, her momma and daddy.

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Pretend It's November


Ok, I really don't want to go back in time, but in November, Emmy and I welcomed a new member to our little family.  Meet Lucy Lou!  She was also a rescue, so we were excited to have found this little cutie!  She was about 5 months when we met her on Veteran's Day night, which was a Friday.  She arrived with the lady that she had been with.  She was spunky and very curious.  She was also very loving!

Saturday, September 3, 2016

Not So Fall

September is here...and I wish fall weather had accompanied it...but no such luck. Autumn has always been my very favorite season...the cool, crisp air, colorful leaves, apples, pumpkins, acorns...I get giddy just talking about it!  So, even though it's not so fall yet, I will pretend.  So, with that, I began to pull out my fall decorations.

The small dresser that my TV is sitting on is a new acquistion.  I love it as it is, but I'm probably going to eventually use some of my favorite paint (Blackberry Paint), sand and wax it, and shabby it up more in some of  my go-to colors.  I've added a few touches of fall, and I like the way it turned out!  

Large orange and gold blooms fill a vintage watering can that I found at the Nashville Flea Market for $10 several years ago.  I just love the look!