Friday, May 29, 2009

True Love

It's been a busy week here at the store. Furniture coming and going and coming and going, I'm really glad it's Friday. I don't really know why though, I work harder at home on my days "off"
than I do at the store!! I don't think I have mentioned on the blog, but for those of you that don't already know, I do most of the furniture painting myself and Prince Charming (aka-husband) does all of the repairing and rebuilding.

So a day off usually entails the usual laundry, clean the bathrooms, vacuum, dust (Yea , right!), pay bills, sand furniture, paint said furniture, sand said furniture again, stain or wax, and maybe sand said furniture get the idea!!

Well this hutch is the latest project to be completed.
She needed a little TLC and and some minor repairs, but now She is ready to go to a good home. She boasts a gorgeous beveled mirror on top, and beautiful carving on her drawers and cupboards below. She vows to take good care of your precious linens and tarnished silver. She will be especially kind to your grandmothers china and would love to hold your cherished flatware. She had led a long rough life until now, but she would be soooo happy to go to new loving home!

A person truly has to Love this business to be in this business....and I am truly grateful to be doing something that I truly Love....I hope you are all as lucky, and have found your True Love.


  1. Hi Sandi! beautiful job on that hutch! I just finished one and its ready for the shop! hard work isn't it? but so rewarding when your done..I have the same setup.. my hubbie is the fixer and I the painter..I do it in my sunroom because my garage is too day..I will actually empty it enough to have a painting room just for me ( I dream this all the time) I stopped by your shop and bought 2 rolls of your postcard paper last week,I left you a note ! I have 2 projects I will be doing with it! I can't wait!

  2. Hi, this is Brenda at and I am on the private retailer blog with you. If you want to contact me at I have a wholesale product you'd love, neat blog, how do you know lori at katiesrosecottage?

  3. Aren't we lucky to have such wonderful husbands to help us with our projects? Beautiful job on the hutch, Sandi! It was so good to see you last week. Be in, again, very soon.

  4. Hi Sandi, Did you still want to get into Romantic Homes magazine? Jenny Malott asked me to give you a hand. Please contact me at (805) 541-4263 or (805) 459-4450 so we can get a "pitch" ready.
    Thanks, Heidi L.

  5. Hi Sandi, we found you through Vintage Home Lifestyle. Love your blog! We also own a store and totally agree: it is a labor of love, specially when it's time to move the big pieces of furniture! Hope you stop by sometime, we'd love to have you over!
    Marcela & Clara