Tuesday, August 28, 2012

HGTV Magazine Photo Shoot

Pinch me! I was in total Heaven, working with HGTV Magazine Style Director, Frances Bailey.  She flew in from New York to work with me on two kitchens to be featured next year.  Hands down, it was a blast, and I didn't want her to leave. 

What do you get when you cross a Photographer, Style Director, Photographer's Assistant and Photo Stylist?  Organized Chaos.  Lincoln Barbour www.lincolnbarbour.com and Frances Bailey, www.hgtvmagazine.com and Lincoln's assistant Daniel, kindly stopped in the middle of shooting my kitchen for an upcoming feature so I can snap a photo.  Guess Frances and I didn't get the dress memo: wear plaid.

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Rustic Cabin Salvage at its Best Photo Shoot

Can I move in?  This is a cabin owned by Paula and Ken Hoiland in Oregon.  Steve Cridland and I shot it for a magazine of Harris Publication, thank you Janet Mowat and it just got featured here locally in Portland. 

During their remodel, the Hoiland family saved all the Doug Fir wood and reused it. Furniture was handmade by orginial owner Douglas Huff in 1934

Home owner Paula Hoiland had this desk custom made for her office area, tucked in the corner.  Killer Chair huh!  Gotta love Herman.

Isn't she just the best?!  Paula and I hanging out at the photo shoot.  She grew up playing in the river you see behind us.  Lucky Dog. 

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Garage Sale Galore

Another garage sale in the books.  The weather was perfect, had a blast seeing so many wonderful people, but do admit, it was like pulling teeth letting go of some of my favorite things! But I know they went to loving homes, and I can visit them any time. Well at least that is what I am telling myself!  Makes it easier to say goodbye.

Yes, this is only one year of television DIY projects, magazine projects, and weekends of finding treasures!  Because I too, LOVE to go garage sailing!

Monday, August 6, 2012

Salvage Garage Sale and Wholesale Antique Show

I can't keep everything.  Getting ready (takes two weeks) for my garage sale and wholesale antique show, this weekend. Letting go of one of my favorite primitive cabinets.  It's been published over and over in many decorating and design magazines.  Sniff, sniff...but I know it will be loved by someone new!

I have four of these shutters.  Touching story.  They were made by my next door neighbor, Lloyd Wilson in the 1930's.  They have been in my home for the past 20 years.  Were in one of the first magazines I was in, called Country Accents about ten years ago.  Also have some great architectural pieces too!

Garage sales!!!  We love them!

Friday, August 3, 2012

Garage Sale DIY Sign

It's right around the corner.  My annual garage sale, next weekend.  And this year I am combining it with a wholesale antique show too! How can one gal gather so much stuff in one year!  Shocking.

 So just made my DIY garage sale sign for the neighbors.  I put a rake in an umbrella stand and tied a flyer box (with fliers of course) to the rake and weaved my sign with  the rake teeth.  Wham, bam, done.  If only cleaning, pricing and organizing a garage sale was so fast.

Gotta go...have to load up the truck from the storage unit full of primitives to sell! 

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Cherry Picking and Antique Salvage Good Ol' Times

Got out of Dodge and drove to the "Fruit Loop" near Parkdale Oregon.  A variety of farms that you can U-Pick fresh fruit, taste test wines, and just enjoy the beautiful country of Oregon.  Mt. Hood felt so close you could reach out and touch it.

My son Chase (blue shirt) and his buddy Max picking cherries.  Notice Chase is grabbing fists-fulls and Max is picking one at a time.

Cherries were so thick and juicy! Have to admit, couldn't talk while picking because of the mouthful.
We U-Picked Cherries, at Draper Girls Country Farm. It was picturesque. Fresh fruit, a cute little cottage you could rent, antiques for sale. I didin't want to leave!

If only I had room in the Rover to take this bedframe home.  Tried to talk the kids into riding on the hood.  "I could strap you boys down."  But no go.

The simple things in life.  Sunshine, flowers, and colorful chairs at Draper Girls Country Farm.  Years ago I painted all my outdoor furniture different colors too.  And just like these, they look beautiful.  The blessing of leftover paint