Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Cleaning the dresser...Part ll


I personally like to use Denatured alcohol to clean the inside and outside on any piece of furniture that I purchase.
It's alcohol.... It cleans up any ooogies and grime that has
accumulated on the wear gloves, especially if your
nails are manicured!!


I like to use wood filler where needed.
 Glue any pieces of wood that needs repaired with Tightbond glue, my all time favorite wood glue!

I wait a couple of days for the wood filler to dry
before sanding.

The next step is cutting some wood for the drawer guides
and that is where my handy dandy hubby comes in.

These are the steps and products that I use for MY furniture. I am not claiming to be an expert, everyone has their own style, this one is mine.

If you plan a visit to Florida, check out our Vintage Vine
An online guide to our local vintage and antique stores
in Brevard County.

Life is Good,

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Just Say No!

Why can't I pass up on a beautiful piece of vintage furniture?
Especially one that need severe TLC???
Friends of mine owned this beauty and when they realized the repairs that needed to be done, they sold it to me!!

Yea, I hear what you're thinking....
 Because I thought the same thing!!
Just Say No to more projects!!!
Say NO especially if they involve hubby doing some of the repairs!!!

BUT how could I pass up on this beauty? 
Shhhh, please don't tell anyone but I am a sucker for Art Deco!
 I fall for those flirty lines and curvy  sides every time...
I was going to take a picture of the whole intact dresser but
As I pulled out the drawers some of the drawer guides were
coming apart and now I can't put the drawers back in.😕

The cleaning process begins today....stay tuned!

Life is Good,

Friday, January 23, 2015

Tufted Chair

Beautiful French Provincial tufted chair came home with me!
Should I paint the wood white?? 
What do you think?
 It's Friday, hitting a few garage sales along way..

Life is Good,

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Vintage chunky buffet

Look what came in yesterday!
A gorgeous vintage buffet, this baby is huge and chunky!

I don't think I'm going to paint it just yet,
 I will try to sell it As Is.

If you plan to make a trip to Florida stop by
and visit.
We are located at
4310 S US HWY 1, Unit B
Rockledge FL

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Wednesday, January 21, 2015



We have several collections going on in our house...
I say we because my husband John recently started
collecting vintage guitars. 

Here are a few collections that my heart go pitter patter...

Vintage Chintz dishes...
I have these hanging in my bedroom wall.

Beings that I am the only female in our home,
anything girly like these sweet little ballerinas...

OK these dishes are not so girly but they are blue!
Yes, love them blue and white dishes especially 
these ones!!
Also hanging on my wall but in the living room.

Love, love, love vintage garden decor...
This is what my garden looked like BEFORE
Vintage me
you do not want to see the garden now...haha

Another great find was this plastic (Lucite?) mosaic table top...
what a sweet find!!
This beauty sits on top of my side table in the living room...

I could go on and on with my collections...but I would
love to hear what you collect!

Life is Good...

Sunday, January 18, 2015


It was a good week,
 we sold and bought new furniture! 

This pretty coastal table is now for sale and has a cute leaf insert.

Another cute hutch that sold was this beauty!

VV is honored to have Mike the light man in the house, he creates these amazing light fixtures!

Love!! We have a new dealer that loves to re purpose
these amazing pieces of furniture. Oh and he made that awesome metal chair, industrial for sure!

My super husband made some dowels for this late 1800's round farm table. You can visit his blog here

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Saturday, January 17, 2015

Vintage Venue Vintage Vine

Our Vintage Venue Vintage Vine is now live!

Vintage Vine is an online locator of stores related to vintage and antiques.  We have gathered local vintage and antique stores in our area and presented them in an online map.

If you are planning on visiting our area this amazing site will lead you to the best in vintage treasures!

Flyers to follow soon!

Life is Good,


Well John and I made it to The Renningers Antique Extravaganza on Friday. Here are a few photos that I took when I remembered to take photos..haha

We did manage to fill the truck with treasures that you will
see at a later stay tuned friends.

Some of you have been asking if John ever completed the VV outdoor sign....and yes he did! Did an amazing job too.
This is John working on our sign earlier this year...

Our DIY Create It!! Paint workshop is coming up, Jan.31st....
You will be painting with 
Vintage Market & Design® Furniture Paints...
Call or stop by to sign up.

Life is Good...

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Vintage hutch

This cute little hutch is finished!

I used my favorite paint and products...
Vintage Market & Design® Furniture Paint.

The outside is painted in the color Sage,
waxed with a Clear wax and
sealed with Clear Cote.

I decided to give the inside a cute fun look!
So I decoupaged some cute French paper with 
Vintage Market & Design® Furniture Paint
Paper It! 
and clear waxed and sealed with Clear Cote.
The measurements are
31" w x 14 1/2" d x 64" h

Vintage Venue
4310 S US HWY 1, Unit B
Rockledge, FL
Local pick up only.

OK, I'm off to watch Oak Island on TV.

Life is Good,

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Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Vintage Shows

The Vintage Show at FUMC in Melbourne FL was a good show.  Came home with this beautiful silverplate platter and a wooden ladder. Saved my pennies for the upcoming
Renningers Antique Extravaganza in Mt. Dora FL

We have had an amazing time at Vintage Venue, 
our new Jeanne d' Arc Magazines are in.

One of our dealers is now selling her vintage Mary Frances bags!
The detail and craftsmanship is  me for more details.

Windows are back in stock, we have single, 6 and 8 panes.

We came across this red chippy metal stool and we thought
it was perfect for Valentines Day. What do you think?

John and I are super excited for this coming Friday,
we will have the opportunity of going to the
Renningers Antique Extravaganza in
My Dora FL.
Have you been to it?
No? Go if you get a chance, it's a BIG flea market and
one of our favorites!

Life is Good,

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Lions head rocking chair

We have some awesome dealers that bring in some amazing treasures! Check out this blue and white primitive looking drop leaf table!!

Hecka cool!

Another treasure that came in is this Lion head late 1800's rocker. It was reupholstered back in the 1970's
Very sturdy and in great shape.

The detail is amazing!!!

Check out Vintage Venue if you are ever in Florida,
we have a wide variety of eclectic vintage.

Life is good...

Monday, January 5, 2015

Pickin' on Monday

Today, Monday is my day off! I spent some time running errands but mostly did some pickin' for VV. I found some really cool treasures which you will see in the shop soon!

Look at this beauty that came home with me! 
I love, love, love art deco furniture and if you
have ever visited the warehouse you will see that we have

a wide selection of these beautiful pieces of furniture!

Not to paint!!
There is no way I would paint this vintage piece of art....
I know someone out in vintage land will love this dresser as is!
I wish you could see the Burl wood up close, it speaks classic beauty, true art, true craftsmanship!

We are very excited to start the New Year with a bang, lots of
fun events coming our way.

Life is good,