New at Veranda Antiques

Hello again! If you’re a lover of all things French, we have a new beauty, staying with us! From the late 1800’s, this amazing 12-light crystal chandy has been well cared for and in near-perfect condition. There are still crystals to be hung, but trust me, when I say this piece is truly stunning! These […]

New at Veranda, This Week

Hello there!, Today’s my day, to toil at Veranda Antiques. And of course I always like to check out the new additions to our inventory! Let me show you around. Lora found these beauties. Old candelabras that are turn of the century, and would look great anywhere, especially the garden. I’d guess they were spending […]

Back to the Work Shop

We had a great weekend at Veranda Antiques! Between yesterday’s parking lot sale and customers buying at Veranda, I had better get back to painting and sourcing more treasures! That’s a good thing! We brought my console table, that I painted with ASCP old white, clear waxed, with a bit of dark wax in the […]

At Veranda Antiques, this Week

Hello there!, Well it’s been a while since I’ve showed you around the cottage. There are some wonderful things I’d like to share with you. And if you don’t live in town and if it’s shippable, have no fear, FedEx is here! Linda found this wonderful antique birdcage, that’s in perfect condition. $175 Lora’s new […]

Bringing History Into Your Home with Vintage & Antique Pieces

One of the things I find so fascinating about vintage and antique pieces in the home, is that they have this wonderful history. I wonder what kind of home the piece was in…if it was a happy home, filled with love, or something else. Was the item purchased as a special gift, for a wedding […]

At Veranda Antiques this Weekend

Greetings, friends! Big things are happening at Veranda Antiques! Fran’s taking more space, here in the cottage, bringing more fun painted furniture into the place! Come check it out. I’ve got my latest restoration projects in the shop and looking good, if I don’t mind saying so myself. I’m heading down to San Diego to […]

How to Add “Poof” to a Cushion

Hello again! Thanks so much for stopping by! On a recent buying trip, I found this cute little foot stool, that someone had carefully recovered! The only trouble was, that it was missing its “poof”! There’s a simple fix, for poof-less foot stools or chair seats, covered in fabric. As you can see, in the […]

Imperfect Hearts, New Annie Sloan Color, Questionable Craig’s List Purchase & My New Veranda Find

It’s been such a fun-packed week, so far, that I haven’t even let the rain and grey skies bring me down. First of all, I always love a craft experiment project, so, I’ve had fun making little heart pillows for Veranda’s Valentine’s Day Party, this Sunday, 10:30 till 5:30. Due to some other commitments, I […]

Temptations at Veranda Antiques

Well, I had the pleasure of working at Veranda today and as usual, had a ball! I always meet the nicest people, including my new BFF, Amy! The only problem, if you can call it a problem, is that I usually end up being the best customer if the day. So be it. If that’s […]

Craft Night at the Treasured Home

Last night, in our home, free of Christmas decorations, and visiting family, I became magically transformed into Mrs. Crafty! Imagine that! Always up for an adventure that’s fast and cheap, I used one of my favorite fabrics, painter’s drop cloths, to sew two throw pillows for our living room sofa. Here’s the back side… I’m […]

New Finds at Veranda

Lately, all I write about is Veranda, but you know how it is when you have a new “baby”! Today was a “work” day for me at the shop and I had a great time! The morning is always slower than the afternoon, so I had a chance to photograph a few of my latest […]