Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Grand Opening of the Old Oak Showroom

We are finally going to be opening our new showroom here at The Old Oak Cottage! The hours will be the same as the cottage hours - Tuesday through Saturday from 10 am to 5 pm. We will be open to the public Friday, April 29th, and are planning a special reception Friday evening for folks to meet Jennifer of Metamorphose, and Mandie, of Altar'd.

For those who knew me when I owned the Antique Post, this has been a long time coming. While I adore the cottage chic look and all the pretties in The Old Oak Cottage, I have missed the more primitive side of the antique world. Let's face it, some old things aren't real pretty, but they ARE really cool.

The new look of the Old Oak Showroom will be a little bit primitive, and a little bit "fine" antiques, mixed with some great old, now new, re-created pieces. I mean, really -WHY throw out all the great stuff from the past if it can be beautifully adapted to use now (or strangely adapted, whatever the case may be)? I know our customers agree with this philosophy as well. Also in the overall mix will be some great vintage looking pieces you can never get enough of! I think you will just love it!

Please tell your friends about our Grand Opening and Reception Gala. There will be refreshments, door prizes, and visiting along with the shopping! Don't miss the opportunity to get the first look at (and opportunity to buy) some great re-created and re-purposed pieces.

Plus, The Old Oak Cottage will be open as well. We have added new gift items, feminine vintage clothing and cottage chic furniture pieces.

See you then,


Thursday, April 14, 2011


Hi All,

We are back from La Bahia (Round Top antique week), and had a wonderful show. We sold both our finished and unfinished factory carts. Here is a picture of the finished one:

Didn't it turn out great! Thanks need to go to my husband, Jim, for the hours he spent stripping, scrapping, and sanding on this. I did have him be sure to leave the words "Lineberry" on the side, all the divets and just enough crackled paint to preserve that genuine, old, look. These were very popular so I am on the lookout for a few more.

I'll be sending more of the "after" pictures later (see previous blog). Unfortunately, in all the hubbub I didn't get pictures of the repurposed windows. Some became chalkboards, bulletin boards, chicken wire message centers and/or a combination of the above. The 9-pane window was a beautiful mirror! Well, they all sold! I'll be making more of those later. I also didn't get a picture of the great lamp shade my daughter in-law, Kendra made (I MUST get better about this!). She used burlap ribbon. Her design got many compliments. I'll try to get her to do another soon.

I am now hurriedly preparing the cottage garage for Altar'd - Funky Chic Furniture's showroom. She will also be having a Painting Workshop at the cottage April 30th. For more information go to: http://www.altard.com/ and click on the "painting workshops" tab. She has set some dates for summer workshops as well. These usually fill up pretty fast, so get your spot now!

The new building is almost finished, and with the help of my husband, and Jennifer, from Metamorphose, it should be "morphed" in time for our Grand Opening April 29th and 30th.

Also, now through April 23rd, we are having our SPRING & EASTER SALE. All new spring and Easter decor is 1/2 price. This includes chocolate (looking) bunnies, glitter bunnies, straw bunnies, wood and paper mache eggs, metal stake garden flowers, flower magnets, dragonfly clips, Easter boxes and letters, etc., etc.! Get them while they last!

Best get back to work now. But first, I want to thank all my friends and customers. So many of you feel like you are part of the business. Thanks for sharing your ideas, blog findings and time. YOUR THE GREATEST! Looking forward to seeing you soon,