Smoky Mountain French Provincial Drum Table

I’m getting to the bottom of my last can of Smoky Mountain but I think Voyager by APC is going to be a lovely replacement.  Meanwhile, hubby found this lovely drum table for a fantastic little price so I saw the need to break it out and use a little.


Thomavsille French Provincial drum table in Smoky Mountain.

Thomavsille French Provincial drum table in Smoky Mountain.

Lovely lines, terrific hardware, lovely color!

Another Gorgeous Beach Glass Dresser

We are so in love with this color and our customers like it too!  We see this color perhaps giving way to Peacock, also by American Paint Company.  Both are lovely intense colors and make a statement in any room!

Miss Evie would have painted this Peacock but she didn’t have any at home so Beach Glass it was!


Antique dresser in APC's Beach Glass

Antique dresser in APC’s Beach Glass

Four spacious drawers, the original hardware and wooden casters and that beautiful color lightly distressed and waxed!

Have a lovely weekend – we are all getting ready for the Farmhouse Show next week so think of us frantically getting everything ready and priced!


Sorry, last week was missed because I was at the coast with the hubby!

Miss Sophia was asked to bring the forgotten items found in her garage or shed.  She let me know this morning she couldn’t find anything so I snagged Miss Dee as she came into the shop and grabbed some of her treasures along with 6 zinc lids of mine.  (Someone is always bringing in treasures!)

First I have to tell you the zinc lid story:  YEARS ago Hubby and I purchased a box full of lids (because I was an early lover of canning jars).  When next I went to look for them they had disappeared and I have looked off and on for them throughout the house. (Giving him a hard time every time because I KNEW he had done something with them!)

Fast forward to this month and we are going through that darn garage recovering things we had forgotten.  (Hmmm, sounds like a new blog series!)  Last week before we left he sheepishly brings me in a box that is just filthy and hands it to me.  When I open the top there is my box FULL of zinc lids!      54 of them!!  I spent a couple hours washing and drying them and here are the first six I have decided to share.


Glass Bottles – $5, $6

Rawleigh Antiseptic Salve Tin – $3

Lady Esquire Leather Creme (dbl sided) – $6

Cavalier Boot Creme Jar – $4

Zinc Lids – $3 each

New Pieces in the Shop this week!

I took a few days off to visit the coast in honor of our 33rd Anniversary but the girls have been busy!  Here’s a look at what they have done:

Miss Evie’s Projects:

Upright Lane Cedar chest in Smoke Signal

Upright Lane Cedar chest in Smoke Signal

Desk #1

Corner desk and chair in APC's Voyage

Corner desk and chair in APC’s Voyage

Desk #2


Desk in Limoges and Sackcloth - great combo!

Desk in Limoges and Sackcloth – great combo!

Miss Sophia’s pretty little buffet:


Buffet in APC's Beach Glass

Buffet in APC’s Beach Glass –

and a secret:

The tray pulls out for service!

The tray pulls out for service!

I had better get busy and make up for those relaxing, non-painting days!!


New series to help me (and the rest of us, I hope) re-discover forgotten treasures that need to be in the shop and out of my garage.  I contacted them all yesterday so we will see what happens.  Meanwhile, I asked my hubby to choose 6 things from the garage that he thinks I have forgotten – he was correct!

I know there is cool stuff out there-it has been forgotten…

IMG_0072Here’s a collage picture that includes closeups:

2014-04-01From the left we have:

An Armstrong insulator – $7

A huge Pickle Jar – $35

an aqua Kilmer’s Bottle – $6

a jewelry box (watch?) – $5

 a Kaleidoscope necklace – $20 – Sold

a cool old wooden case – $24

I see more of these days in my future!