Tuesday, December 2, 2014

The Christmas Angel

Within the past couple of weeks I've gathered up Vintage Italian Nativity pieces from local Thrift stores in the area.

Being there have been issues with each set I decided to take the good pieces and divide them up in groups and sell them.

Hopefully someone missing a particular piece in there collection may find what they need in these groupings.

There was one piece I couldn't part with,the angel, the colors were so nice.

The angel has to stay with me.

It may have to stay out all year.

Monday, October 13, 2014

A Little Unusual

On Friday I hit an estate sale that sounded pretty good.

I didn't know what I'd find but it looked like there was a lot of stuff.

I headed first to the outbuildings.

The first thing I spotted was a wood box of face molds.

Clearly they had not been taken care of as dust and dirt had collected on them.

I had never seen anything like it before.

Each one of them were different and had the individuals name on them.

So, I brought them home, cleaned them up and packaged them.

Since Halloween is right around the corner I took them to the shop to sell.

A little unusual but it's fun to pick up "unusual" sometimes.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Come Check Out the Show!

As wishy washy as it sounds, I've decided to keep this blog open.

It's just so much easier to have one blog that's already established.

Patina is still the business name though.

Well the show is in full swing, we've had so many wonderful pieces leave our area but we continue to bring in new pieces to fill it up for you.

Thank you for coming out and shopping.

The show runs through September 28th.

Saturday, August 23, 2014


Well, I've been going back and forth with a name change.

I really wanted to change the name of my business.

I wanted a one word name....I don't know why, I just like it I guess.

My Shabby Roses was so 90's and I wanted something that, as my friend said, would be timeless.

So, I've decided to name it "Patina".

This will be a slow process changing over.

I'm having major problems trying to change my Facebook name so it will stay the same until I can figure things out.

Just an update!

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

A Little Baby Love n Other Things

I snapped a few pictures today.

It was a great day for snapping a few shots, the weather has been beautiful here in the Pacific Northwest.

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Pops Of Color

Do you ever need just a pop of color?

When I was thinking about buying furniture I thought I could go either way, brown or white, it really didn't matter, I liked both.

Well, I went brown,that was a couple of years ago.

The furniture is super comfortable but I'm ready for light colors now.

But until that time comes around again I'll just add pops of color.

Friday, June 13, 2014

Last Week-end!

It's the final week-end for the Garden Show at Monticello.

There are markdowns all throughout the store.

I have marked down many of my items.

Be sure to look for these blue tags throughout my area!

Thank you to all of you that made it to the show or just even stopped by my blog and FACEBOOK to check out the pictures.

It's been a great show!

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Saturday, May 31, 2014

What Am I?

What am I?

This was a great week-end for finding small items for the shop.

It's not always easy so I was pretty happy.

One of the items I picked up was this...

I have no idea what it is but I loved the color the crazing and everything about it.

It's about 10" tall.

It has a hole on the top of it.

So does anyone know what it is because I sure don't?

I'll post this question on my FACEBOOK page as well.

Thanks for you help!

Hope you're having a wonderful week-end!

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Spring Show

Are you coming to the Spring Show at Monticello ?

I hope so!

Remember it opens at 8:00am, tomorrow morning.

There are so many talented people doing this show.

If you want a sneak peek at what your in store for, be sure to check out Monticello's blog .

Here is a look at my area this time, thanks to Joyce , who took the picture.

See you tomorrow!

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Home Goods

Today was a beautiful sunny day!

I decided to head to Home Goods .

I always enjoy seeing what new things they have.

Last week, I had found a new chair for my house.

It has the appearance of linen and is big and comfortable.

Since then I've been looking for a throw blanket to go over the corner of it.

I wanted to add a little color to the chair as well as try and protect it from these naughty little kitties that run around here.

My goal was to find a cream colored throw but when I got there I fell in love with a blue nubby throw.

I think I'm just so ready for Spring.

Another thing I found was this wonderful basket.

I love some of the new reproduction items I'm finding right now.

I hope you had a little sunshine in your day!

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Miss Mustard Seed Paint

Well, the pretty black French cabinet sold yesterday so I quickly grabbed another piece to paint and get into Monticello.

When I bought this piece, that I am going to show you, I wasn't to excited about it.

My husband tagged it and when I went back to look at it...I wondered why he had tagged it (sorry Honey).

I wish I had a before picture.

Imagine yellow with red trim...hmm....

But, you know what?

I painted it and I think it turned out pretty nice.

I had bought Miss Mustard Seed's paint but had never used it.

I picked "French Enamel".

I love it, it turned out so nice.

I didn't know what to expect but it was real easy to mix and apply.

All the wonderful colors came through in the right areas.

I can't wait to try another project...and another color!

"You did good Honey!"

Sunday, March 9, 2014


Today I made a quick run to Monticello to restock a few things.

Here are a few quick pictures I took with my phone.

I picked up this sweet Frenchy piece of furniture probably a year and a half ago.

It finally made it to the shop.

The metal work on it has little cherubs, pretty sweet!

An old clock which I've enjoyed at home while waiting until a spot became available at the shop.

A little metal chandelier I picked up this past week.

Thanks for stopping by and taking a look.

Monday, February 10, 2014

What Happens When Snow Hits!

It's been a snowy and icy 4 days here in the Pacific Northwest and it's kept me indoors...so because of this....

I've done a little cleaning, baking, listing on Ebay a little Facebook (way to much Facebook)and picture taking...

And now I need to go through all the linens I pulled out from the linen closet!

Hope you're able to get out of the house and do something fabulous!