“Don’t you know? We’re talking about a revolution, and it sounds like a whisper….”

November 23, 2010 § Leave a comment

That is a quote from a Tracy Chapman song. I like to think of the store as a quiet revolution.

Most of my  post titles are from songs. That’s how I catergorize things and I guess that’s why I’m always itching for new music.

We had our very first holiday open house and boy was it a lot of fun!!! Friends, snacks and most importantly the sharing of laughter and ideas!  New in the store right now are three extremely lovely ladies and their ideas on life style. First we have A Cup of Jo.  Inspired by Kristy Jo’s lifestyle, her taste in vintage fashion leaves me so envious!!! Her eye for clothes, shoes and hand bags makes me wonder, how did I not notice these pieces before!!!  Here is a photo of the lovely Kjo making my vintage furniture look bad ass!

Kristy Jo, owner of A Cup of Jo Vintage

Next is, this ol’ thing owned by Lori Watts.  Lori has been selling vintage clothing, accessories, furniture and everything in between for the past 20 years all along the southeast.  Being in and out of many scenes her clothes have been on countless models in magazines and on many rock musicians and a few album covers.  “I have never been giving credit for it,” she says with a laugh. “I have always just been there yelling, wait! put this on!”

She has filled my store with the coolest vintage jewelry. And for the christmas season she has brought in some vintage Christmas aprons, and vintage holiday cards  (Which some I’m about to craft into garland).

And of course Business Bear owned and operated by the lovely Mary Tubbs.  When she’s not crocheting she is reading books, blogging or watching movies for her master’s degree.  She has graced my store with handmade ornaments of stars and flowers.  She has fingerless gloves which are now being called, “texting gloves,” cowels for adults and children and beautiful holiday garland which is my favorite!

Coming after Thanksgiving I will have knitted goods by Burly Bunny!!! I can’t wait!

Right now I’m working on an upcycled t.v. stand and trying to figure out how to make some street signs into tables while keeping the weight down……

The latest items I’ve had upholstered are a Herman Miller Office Chair,

Re-upholstered 1978 Herman Miller

And an ottoman that was a beautiful antique chair that I had bought in New Orleans when I lived there in 2000 with the hopes of repairing. Long story short the chair fell victim to an accident so I decided to salvage the seat and make it into an ottoman.

Here it is with some of a Cup of Jo’s boots on top!

Next I have two beautiful wing back chairs that I plan on getting re-upholstered with fabric with tree’s on it. . . I don’t want to give to much away!

Also NEW are our pillow cases that are 100% cotton and 100% handmade locally. I picked the fabric that are inspired by vintage patterns.

If you haven’t already, become a friend of the store on Facebook by clicking on the Facebook Icon on the home page of the website.  There you will see more photos of our open house! Til next time, keep living life with Grace!


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