Happy spring! Can you believe we are approaching May already?
Earlier this week we migrated to a new space at Serendipity Shops of Doylestown. Check out our evolving selection of vintage home & garden just as you walk in. Can’t find Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk Paint in the old space? Look no further, it is just beyond the front door. We are fully stocked and ready for your spring projects! Now for some eye candy…
We’re still settling into Serendipity’s new location in Chestnut Hill but this weekend is a great time to visit. Sunday is Chestnut Hill’s Garden Festival! We’re stocked with Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk Paint in the new location as well. (See addresses and hours below.)
Clover Market spring season kicks off on Sunday in Chestnut Hill. We’ll be there!
I’m in the midst of packing, pricing and staging some never seen before vintage treasures. And let me tell you, they’re fabulous! You can expect a whole lot of whimsy this spring…nothing too serious. Except for the Pope who is serious, indeed. Must have. And how about those milk glass tea party cups & saucers?
Check in on facebook and instagram later this week to see what else we’re bringing to Clover Market in Chestnut Hill.
Speaking of Chestnut Hill…
Have you heard about Serendipity Shops of Chestnut Hill yet? It is right around the corner and we have Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk Paint in stock! Stay tuned for pictures and details as we get settled into our new space. In the meantime, check it out for yourself on Sunday.
Spring is just around the corner! My favorite time of year. Everyone comes out of hibernation. Daffodils begin to emerge. The days continue to get longer. We start freshening up our porches and outdoor spaces while confirming summer vacation plans. Oh the prospect of the season ahead. It is so exciting, isn’t it?
We’ve made a few plans of our own. Circa Dee is heading to Clover Market this spring. We’re keeping it small and sharing space with In With The Old at 2 of the 4 spring markets. We’ve been stashing vintage finds for Clover Market all winter long. It is going to be fantastic and I can’t wait to see YOU.
Expect to find Circa Dee and In With The Old at the season opener in Chestnut Hill on Sunday, April 12th. And the season closer on Sunday, June 7th in Bryn Mawr – note the new location. You can check out all of the market details here.
The next milk paint demonstration is scheduled for this Sunday, March 23rd at 1 pm at Serendipity Shops of Doylestown. All are welcome. No registration required. Just plain fun.
Down at The West End Garage in Cape May, we’re stocked for spring. Be sure to stop by and visit us while you’re at the beach! The West End Garage is open Friday-Sunday in March & Friday-Monday in April. Hope to see you soon.
There’s yet another winter storm forecasted for later this week. Admittedly, I am not totally devastated by this news. Why? Well, because I’m bringing the spring indoors with perky pastels and pops of color to pass the final stretch of winter. Plus I’m planning a trip to the Philadelphia Flower Show to get an early dose of spring gardening. Assuming the winter storm doesn’t get in my way.
At any rate, I’ve been having a ball with the new European Colors in the MMS milk paint line. Today I am sharing a coffee table updated with Bergere. It is a bit of a smoky light blue and pairs well with white wax for a beach cottage look.
The table base was painted with 2 coats of Bergere with the addition of bonding agent. The chunky turned legs remind me of a cross between farmhouse and beach house style. Ryan built and stained the top. It is a big, sturdy piece that will be around for years. Imagine the hours of Monopoly that will be played on that thing. This piece will be for sale at The West End Garage.
Monkey fist knobs are a great accessory. I love these. We now carry them in both locations in various colors. They are all hand-knotted and made in the USA by a small family owned business. Aren’t they fun?
Did that tray catch your eye? The colors are just perfect. It is made out of reclaimed barnwood. We have a few of these available in the chippy blues seen here.
P.S. I am searching for the first mate that pairs with the captain lamp seen here. I put out an SOS on instagram with the mate’s picture. Let me know if you see the first mate lamp for sale! We need him.
We had a great group turnout for the milk paint demonstration on Sunday. They left me inspired and ready to tackle some of my own projects! As a result, I painted the day away yesterday using the new European colors. Everything is “in progress” so today I’m sharing a December project that I’ve yet to post.
This table was nearly a goner. The veneer on the base was chipped and needed some repair albeit not perfect. We needed new molding around the column to secure it too. It just needed TLC to inject some life into it again.
Empire style furniture dates back to the 1800’s. Often pieces are identified by that round, circular-like foot. I have seen dressers like this but this was the first table so I snatched it up. Those curved feet were what attracted me to it in the first place.
The wood was very worn and raw – a perfect match for milk paint without any bonding agent. I applied 2 coats of Lucketts Green followed by furniture wax with a little bit of antiquing wax to add depth to the color. This table has so many possibilities for its next life. A dining spot in a small kitchen. An entry table in a large foyer. You name it. It is for sale at The West End Garage.
And these arrows. I can’t get enough of them. The colors are so bright and cheerful. I’ll tell you, I become a real hoarder this time of year. Constantly editing and re-editing vignettes at home. It might be time to thin out this collection though.