This Sunday, I will be at Serendipity Shops of Doylestown decking the halls and hosting a Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk Paint demonstration. As always, the demo is free so come pick my brain. Let’s discuss DIY holiday gift ideas made with milk paint! This will be the last demonstration of the year held in Doylestown. I look forward to seeing you there!
Also, congratulations are in order to Joan who won the CanvasPop 16×20 framed print giveaway!
Are you fleeing the city this weekend due to all of the Pope closures? Come visit us. Cape May will be open! #popecation
We have another free milk paint demonstration scheduled for this weekend. It will take place at The West End Garage…
Don’t miss our summertime milk paint demonstration taking place this Sunday at Serendipity Shops of Doylestown. No need to register. Just show up! I’ll be waiting for you…
We’re stocked with lots of other summer goodies. Except for the little table pictured which was painted in a custom mixed blue and sold almost immediately. Don’t worry – I’ll tell you how you can paint your own and cross it off of your summer bucket list!
Some of these favorites are even on sale!
See you Sunday.
May is here! May is here!
This might be one of my favorite months in Cape May, although it is really hard to be that decisive. May brings the return of the hydrangeas, bumble bees, hot sunny days followed by cool sandy sunsets. It also brings back full-time, in-season schedules for all of my favorite stores and restaurants. This beach town is back for yet another season!
At The West End Garage, we put together a Mother’s Day window display with my favorite bentwood rocker and a vintage pram that is in pristine condition among other vintage mother and baby accessories.
The pram is priced way undervalue so if you’ve been on the hunt for one, now is a great time to scoop it up! It makes the perfect prop for a children’s boutique or baby photographer.
We have plenty of Mother’s Day gift ideas in stock so bring your mama to the beach this weekend.
Be sure to visit The West End Garage on Saturday for a milk paint demo. I’ll be there to answer questions!
Aside from being Earth Week, turns out it is Administrative Professionals Week a.k.a. Secretaries Day. Calling a person your secretary is so passe but you can still refer to your furniture as your secretary without any raised eyebrows. This, my friends, is a secretary desk. A beautiful serpentine one at that.
It was a hand-me-down from family friends. I was so sad that it didn’t fit my own secretary nook where we have a more petite version. The ample storage and curvy base are something to be envious of regardless of the missing support. Low and behold it fits perfectly in the entry of my parent’s cottage. Yes, the cottage. Remember that fixer upper we’ve been working on?
When you enter the house, you walk directly into a room larger than a foyer but smaller than a living room. It is actually a porch that was converted into a room. We’re calling it the parlor as it opens up to a larger family room. It is the perfect space to store beach towels, kick off your flip-flops, drop your keys and pen a postcard. All of which can be done with the help of the secretary. Who says you don’t need a secretary at the beach?
This little gem was one of the first pieces of furniture we moved in months ago. It needed to be lightened up for this cottage space. Pink seemed like a fun and unexpected choice yet MMSMP Arabesque is not overly feminine. It received 2 coats of Arabesque with bonding agent added. I played around with the waxes and worked in both white and antiquing wax for some depth while also lightly distressed.
The drawers were painted separately from the body and you may notice that they have a slightly peach hue to them. This is the fun that milk paint can offer. Slight variation like this is what I love about it.
As for the rest of the cottage, it is slowly but surely coming together with the addition of another bathroom being the major project which is subsequently holding up some of the others. Not to mention this has been a part-time project for all of us. However, we finished painting the oak kitchen cabinets but have yet to choose hardware or make a few other updates in the kitchen. I’ll snap some pictures soon so I can share details about the process of milk painting cabinets.
Finally, I’d like to mention that I’ll be in Doylestown on Sunday demonstrating milk paint to those who are interested! Join us…
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.
Happy new year, friends! Happy Monday.
All of the holiday decorations are put away. The paperwhites are almost spent. Christmas is behind us and 360 days of 2015 are spread out in front of us full of so much potential. A blank canvas waiting to be painted.
I love this feeling of a new year, new intentions, goals and projects. Of course, many projects. I’ve been editing our to-do lists which encompass both business goals and home improvements. Over the holidays, a few pieces of furniture were completed too which I’ll post in the coming days as we get them on the sales floor. Stay tuned!
Note that our first milk paint demonstration of the year will be held on Sunday, January 25th at 1 pm at Serendipity Shops of Doylestown. You won’t want to miss it as we’ll be rolling out the new European Color Line which boasts six beautiful new colors! Be sure to follow along on facebook & instagram for sneak peeks!
What do you have planned for 2015?
Well, let’s get to it. Back to the grind! Some of us have less of a grind than others…