Thursday, December 30, 2010

Approaching New Years Eve

As we are approaching New Years Eve 2010, my mind is filled with many things. Number one, where did the year go? I guess the saying "time flies when you are having fun" is true! What a lot of fun this past year has been. We both have had the opportunity to be creative over and over again, and our thanks go out to all of you for that.
Dan delivered this custom made television cabinet to a customer in Petoskey this week. It contains pieces of old doors, old kitchen drawers, old shutter, and old window latch, and old curtain rods(!) all painted parakeet green. You all would be envious of the spot where it will live, between 2 windows with a view of Little Traverse Bay and it's amazing sunsets.

We also added lots of new product to our space and Then & Now (in Petoskey). Any kind, size and color of bin cabinet that Dan builds from old pieces continue to be big sellers. Above are a couple new ones, one with a big drawer in the bottom and one on a great old iron stand. The white sideboard server is so shabby chic and has all of the charm of a wedding cake. It has been a pleasure for us to be in their shop and to make trips up there. It is always a double delight for us to combine it with seeing family as well.

I have been digging into my stash of old fabrics again and I am loving working with wool and velvet - must be the time of year - my knitting is calling me too............

We will be at the Grand Rapids Antiques Market Jan 8 & 9. We hope you plan on attending that beautiful show. I will be giving a talk on decorating with antiques on Sat the 8th @ 1:00 and again on Sunday the 9th @ 12:00. for more info go to
visit our booth @ either Bluedoor or Eastown Antiques for a flyer with a $2.00 coupon off general admission

Dan & CJ


Anita said...

I love the one with the big drawer on the bottom. And the heart pillows are wonderful too. Happy New Year!

CJ said...

Anita, we loved your blog too! Your girls being junk apprentices - too cool! and loved judys garlands - so cute!
Happy New Year to you all!