The Hunt for a Mantle

I’ve decided it’s time…. way past time. The office needs a makeover.

Don’t get me wrong, it’s “cute” and functional but I don’t get excited when I walk into work everyday. It’s become “blah” to me.

Of course I never like anything I do for my own personal use so I enlisted the help of Brian. He doesn’t have that fancy design degree for nothing. 😉 Not sure he’s ready to take on the challenge (I kind of picky) but….. a new floor, paint, and a few new furniture pieces and we’ll be ready to rock and roll by our Holiday Open House on December 4th (more details coming soon). The first suggestion he offered up was an anchor piece. We mutually agreed upon a mantle. Of course that means a field trip.

We met Brian over at Rescued Relics. For all you locals, it’s downtown off of Madison Ave. They have funky hours so be sure and call before you head over.  2014-11-04_0008 Rescued Relics is part of Old Alabama Town. They go in and pull apart pieces of old abandoned homes and historical homes. There were ton’s of fun little surprises around every corner.  2014-11-04_0006 Meet Roger. He’s one of the many fellas that volunteers his time to run RR on a day to day basics. He’s full of stories.  2014-11-05_0001 Doors, doors, and more doors. Too bad we weren’t in the market for one, there were some stunners there.  2014-11-04_0001 There’s even giant garden scissors of all sorts. 2014-11-04_0007 and antique pie safes with floral print “drapery”.  2014-11-04_0005 Oh and we can’t forget the hundreds of random keys…. 2014-11-05_0006 We came, We conquered. SO EXCITED we left with exactly what we were looking for. Roger even gave us a steal of a deal on that pretty mantle (I think Laura had something to do with that. ;)).  2014-11-04_0009 Next, paint colors. Brian and I were chatting about 10:00pm last night on the phone trying to narrow down our selections. The painter is coming on Friday. I can’t wait to show you guys the finished product.

 

 

 

 

 

The Chapel Market

Ladies and Gentlemen, I come bearing some very exciting news! The Chapel Market—it’s a vintage goods market in Pike Road Alabama on October 19th.

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Logo by our extremely talented friend Courtnie from Poppy Pedals

The market will be held at what is technically called “The Meeting House” but most folks around here refer to it as “The Chapel.”

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The chapel is a beautiful place.  We actually did a wedding there last October. It’s one of our favorite venues. Every little girl dreams about having their wedding in a little white chapel with a steeple. It host many other events, birthday parties, etc. But we are SUPER PUMPED that it will be the home of the FIRST EVER Chapel Market.

There are some REALLY, REALLY big names that will be at the Chapel. Be sure to head on over and read Layla’s post for a complete profile on each vendor that will be at #TheChapelMarket.

I am so thrilled that she not only asked me to help plan the event, but offered me a booth space. We will be selling fresh flowers. Fun bouquets like you would find at the famers market or on the downtown streets of a big city. The chapel is going to smell heavenly.  😉

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If you’re planning on attending #TheChapelMarket head on over to our Facebook Page and lets us know. Select the events box:

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It will then redirect you to the events page where you will select “Join”.

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Since there will be so many folks coming from out of town, we wanted to be sure and include some near by hotels. All of these are just off I-85 in (east) Montgomery, Alabama- approximately 15 minutes from the market:

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I’ve personally never stayed at any of them, but know people who have and would recommend any of them. They are all newly built and in pristine condition. There’s tons of shopping and eateries in the same area.

We are so excited about the Market. We seriously can’t wait for October to get here. Be on the look out for and update this week on Layla’s Blog, you might see a familiar face. 😉 Happy Friday!

Oh and don’t forget—the official hashtag for the market is: #TheChapelMark