Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Monday, October 29, 2012

Some other pieces

Here are other pieces we have done and are available for sale....we are not good on taking photos of the before (we are working on that), we just get too eager to start on them and see the transformation.  From top to bottom, we see the rustic two side tables with dark walnut top, a secretary desk with dark kona/walnut interior and a custom cream color with dark glaze body, then followed by a very light shade of grey/green with a dark mix of kona and walnut stained top, protected with three coats of poly.  These pieces will be posted under our "Take Us Home" tab with their measurements and prices. 


Thank you for looking......


Friday, October 26, 2012

Dresser re-do

I have to admit I sometimes buy pieces from Goodwill. Like this piece. This eleven drawer dresser had to go home with me because it was a steal!and it was in very good shape, but when I got it home, it just sat and sat and sat. I couldn't figure out what color to paint it! I wanted something simple to work with. After several observations of  which paint to choose from ( I can never make up my mind ]: ), I finally chose a grayish/ green color ( I made it myself) and I replaced the original hardware because it didn't look right with the painted body.

Here's the before

And here's the after!

This dresser sold within the first 3 hrs of attending the Rose Bowl Flea Market as a vendor.


Still no internet :-(

Two days ago I posted about my internet being gone, well I still don't have internet, my mistake......ordering the new router/modem through my provider, as I was told I would get it the very next day, well today, Friday, I called my provider since I have not yet received the router/modem, needless to say, I will probably not get it until sometime next week!!.  I said to the person at the other end of the line,  "I need to cancel, I need it now," they answered, "I am sorry, but it's too late to cancel, I can't track it down, but, you can go buy one and when you get ours, just return it, and pay for the return shipping charge."  I will have to accept my defeat and wait for it.  At least I have my I-pad to post.


Wednesday, October 24, 2012

No internet!!!!

I don't have Internet access today, I think my router/modem is dead, it refuses to keep the wireless light on, the light turns off after a couple of minutes, the thing is that I just bought it about five moths ago, but I no longer have the receipt for it. The funny thing is that This modem replace my 10 year old first ever modem, which was working it was just a little slow, so it was upgraded. Now I need to buy another router/modem. I am able to do this post on my iPad, but I hate typing on this virtual keyboard.


Tuesday, October 23, 2012

What is going on??

After just posting "Where did the photos go??"  I somehow manage to loose the post I did on Sunday at 4:23 am, now, where did that go??  Something strange is going on, most likely I am doing something wrong, luckly I keep a log and here is what I had logged in for Sunday, October 21, 2012

"Last night due to my little back issue, Kyra decided to take matters onto her own hands and started taking photos of some of our available pieces, she also created our for sale tab, well for now it's under "Take us Home," we don't want the usually used "For Sale," we want something different and even "Take us Home," may change in the future, or maybe it'll become permanent, we'll see how it does.

The photos were taken last night, so today (when the sun comes up, and is nice and bright with mother Earth's natural light) we will be taking more photos to either replace last night's, or just add more. We will also be creating another tab regarding the pieces we could not part with and are now part of our homes (if I had more room, I would keep them all). It's 4:23 am and can't sleep due to the allergy I am experiencing with my pain medication, itching!!!"

I am not a computer expert, so I don't think I will ever know what I did wrong, I just hope I don't do it again.


Where did the photos go?

Last night I uploaded photos of the space we are renting at Helen's Antiques, come this morning I decided to to check and make sure the photos look right, well, they were not there, not even my comment, I know I clicked on Update and I saw them when I clicked on View Blog.  I still don't know what I did wrong, but I  just again uploaded the space photos again and hope this time they remain still.  This space means a lot to us, it's not the size but the meaning of it that matters to us, the accomplishment, the commitment and dedication to make it work.  Here is one of the photos, this is as you walk inside the room, the rest are in our "Helen's Antiques..." tab, hope it gives you and idea as what the space looks like.

 Have a great day!!


Monday, October 22, 2012


I just posted some updates about our space at Helen's Antiques, it's our showroom, not a big place but for now, it's our place to set up our furniture, our chalkboards, our hand made items like crochet mittens, booties, scarfs, and our many finds, for now, it feels right. Hope you visit and wonder around this blog.


Saturday, October 20, 2012

Well, yesterday I posted that we were getting back to work on our pieces today.
I should've not said anything and just go with the flow, why? My back went out, I had back surgery back in May of this year, was told to take it easy but with me it's easier said than done. I started early today, but not with my pieces, I went to my back yard just to pick some tomatoes and lemons, well I ended up cleaning the yard and that's when it happened....back went out, not doing my pieces but cleaning the yard!!! I am now in bed, laying on my side, can't stand up straight, can hardly walk, and I had to take pain killers and two pain patches. I am so hurt and disappointed that I will not be able to work on my furniture. I hate being in bed!!!! I get up every morning at 4am to go to work and don't go to bed until 11 or 11:30pm, this is killing me as I love to work (regular job and at home). I hope tomorrow I can do something.


Friday, October 19, 2012

Week off.....almost

We had our Rose Bowl Flea Market adventure last Sunday, it was amazing as well as exhausting, so we took a week off, well, almost a week off (this Suday will be a week), but vacation is over, we are getting back to work tomorrow, we need to start preparing for January, yes....we are going back to the Rose Bowl in January or February, we have not decided that yet, but we are going back.  So this weekend we will be posting the pieces we brought back, those that did not find new owners, along with other items we brought back.  We will be posting them under a tab we will be naming......... "I am Looking for a New Home," or "Take me Home," or "Please Buy Me," corky??? maybe, but we'll give it a try, it's something other than "For Sale".  It maybe changed in the future, we'll see how it does.



Thursday, October 18, 2012

Our booth

Back before we decided we should start documenting our accomplishments, failures, hopes, wishes and desires, before we started this blog, we were selling our pieces on the famous CL, great, people were buying them, but then, we were dealing with people we did not know, at our house, inside our house, walking through our house,(you know what I mean), so we decided we had to take our finished pieces to antique boutiques and sell them on consignment, it was the easiest and fastest thing to do, and the safest, but if our pieces would not sell quick they had to be picked up within 30 days (or less) so, it was just not working out for us.

So, as of the last two months, we decided to have a booth inside an antique boutique, this turned out to be great, we just pay the rent, we decide how much to sell them for, what pieces to display, when to take them out if they don't sell, and still be able to sell them through CL and just directing the buyers to the store to pick them up and pay in cash or with a credit card, it's been just great, the owner is a wonderful person, very friendly and great to work with, she takes care of the sale for us and we just go and pick up the money once a month.

One day we plan to open a store of our own, but that day has not come yet, we are not ready.  It's a wishful thinking for now.


Tuesday, October 16, 2012

The Blog....

It's been a really interesting thing trying to figure out how to set up this blog, what to add, what to delete, what looks good, etc.  I have added, deleted, moved, re-named, and I am finding it a bit easier to move around this blog, the tools have turned out easier that I thought, and I am enjoying it.  Still have to figure out more about it, but I hope to get the hang of it soon.  I am still working on it as we speak (type)......


Monday, October 15, 2012


Let me start by saying that we are new to blogging.......we would like to know if it's possible to get rid of advertisements popping up on the blog (see one up above), or is it something we need to live with since it's free.  If anyone out there can guide us to the right answer, maybe a info link,it would be greatly appreciated.

Sunday, October 14, 2012

We made it!

Our first sale at the flea market was a huge success!! Almost all the inventory that we had brought to sell sold! It was so tiring yet well worth the time and effort that was put into this sale. We are looking forward sometime in the up coming months to go again. Here are some of the items we had for sale. (:

OOPs!! We forgot the knob! Stay tuned for posts of individual pieces!

Rose Bowl Flea Market

We are here!!! had to get up at 3am, got here and waited an hour to be able to get in and set up. People line up at 2:30 am to get in and set up for their booth!! 2:30 am!!!! Here are some photos of our booth. Hope we do well.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Before and after

I am posting a piece I did not too long ago. This piece has a history...... I bough it from CL, drove nearly 100 miles to get the middle of the night (did not go alone, my oldest son went with me), I paid $15 for it!! Was it worth it? Yes. Here are some photos. Excuse the photos, they were taken with my iPad.

So busy...

We have been so busy the last couple of weeks, I know I said we were going to post some photos of our furniture but....I am sorry!!! has not happened yet.  We are trying to get ready for the Pasadena Rose Bowl Flea Market happening in less than two weeks.  We decided to get a booth and see how our pieces do there.  I am not a camera person, but my son is great with the camera and so is Kyra and we are hoping to have time this weekend to take and upload some photos of our pieces and finds.   Thank you for viewing our page.  


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