Archive for Lafayette Antiques

Did You Know?

Did you know that this store has 7 ROOMS and 3 FLOORS???

Most people who walk in are completely surprised by this fact!!! From the outside, Lafayette Antiques & Home Decor is a quiet little unassuming shop. Then you walk in and find you are in a wonderland of antiques that will take you on a walk down memory lane…

I cannot count how many times I have heard, “Oh, my grandmother used to have that in her kitchen!”

“We used that kind of phone to make calls and I would stretch the cord as far as it could go!”

“I went fishing with my dad and he always kept his worms in an old coffee can.”

 

Three floors??? Yes, we do!

                   

When you walk in, you will be on the first floor. Standing here, you will find the original wood floor from the shoe store that once occupied this part of the building. This space contains beautiful antique cabinets, jewelry, china, Fiesta ware, a random rooster or two, and Nancie, Carolyn, or Jen waiting to chat with you as you check out!

 

Walk up four steps and you will find yourself in the world of vintage crates and more in Green Frog Antiques, everything kitchen in Gramma K’s, a hallway of treasures…

 

and more rustic riches in a room full of crocks and trunks and western figurines.

 

 

Heading down the wood floor hallway, you will find a few steps taking you down into the basement where you can still see the old garage door that opened to the garage where Terry used to work.  (Ask Nancie about Terry.) Down here you will find a room dedicated to vintage baby clothing and toys, sewing items, handmade doilies and quilts, and my favorite, teacups just waiting for a Sunday afternoon tea party and a group of giggling children. We also have fishing supplies, a stove or two, old windows, a corner full of frilly dishes and pictures that take you back to the Victorian days.

 

This is just a little snapshot into the three floors and seven rooms of Lafayette Antiques.  When you are ready to wander back in time, please stop in, introduce yourselves if we haven’t met yet and then head off onto your journey. Can’t wait to see you!

Carolyn, hanging out with Nancie, Winston, and Ziggy

Today’ Inspiration

Good morning beautiful ladies. I hope you week is going GREAT!

I am ready for camping season, but it looks like I will be camping in my driveway. State park prices went up to $36 per day. Ugh, guess they needed to, but that is 10-12 bucks more a day.

 

Thanks for stopping by today, and every day to see what we’re up to!

Have an awesome week.

Nancie, Winston & Ziggy

 

Let’s Talk Crocks

Let’s talk about crocks! No, not those cute little shoes perfect for summer wear! Those beautiful stoneWARE pottery pieces that were once used to hold food before the days of refrigeration.

They were watertight and could hold a wide variety of items. Well, now we don’t need to hold food in them! We have a wide variety of crocks in the store, different sizes and shapes, with limitless possibilities for use in your home!

These two are my favorites! I don’t use traditional end tables in my home so a large crock would be perfect in my meditation library next to my reading chair! And what a great way to display your collection of antique kitchen gadgets!!!

I also use a crock for a doorstop because the stoneware is heavy, so think about bookends or holding up an old bookshelf that has just a bit of a lean but you just can’t part with it!

Entertaining is another great time to re-purpose your smaller crocks! You can put your Grandmother’s flatware out in a crock if you are serving your delicious meal banquet style.

We all know what Nancie uses her crocks for…planters!!!

   

Whatever you use your crocks for, please stop in, introduce yourselves if we haven’t met, and show us pictures of what you have done! Can’t wait to see you!

Carolyn, hanging out with Nancie, Winston, and Ziggy

 

Today’s Inspiration

 

Good morning to all of you beautiful ladies!! I hope your week is going awesome and you have some awesome spring weather to enjoy!

 

Thanks for stopping by today, and every day to see what we’re up to!

Have an awesome week.

Nancie, Winston & Ziggy

Vintage Planter Collections

I have a LOVE and addiction for vintage planters. If you have been in the store within the last several months you know that I have some plants that are growing like weeds!

I had to bring all my plants to the store because I kept killing them at home because I am never there and kept forgetting to water them.

We have a large selection of vintage planters – various styles, colors, and sizes! What is not to love about these beauties?

 

 

Take a look at these planters – I so need to get my head out of the clouds and use my planters with a little more imagination! And add color to more areas of my life! 🙂

 

 

I hope you guys feel inspired add to your collections, or use your collections in new ways! Now I am off to look at our planters with a different eye!

Thanks for stopping by today, and every day to see what we’re up to!

Have an awesome week.

Nancie, Winston & Ziggy

Today’s Inspiration

This might be a good reminder to “me” when I have to remind myself how old I am getting! The calendar tells me I am one age, and my mind tells me I am 20 years younger! 🙂

 

 

Thanks for stopping by today, and every day to see what we’re up to!

Have an awesome week.

Nancie, Winston & Ziggy

Re-Purposed Old Doors

Let’s talk old doors today. Olds doors in themselves are such a work of art, and if you’re lucky to have the original hardware, it can’t get any better!

There are soooo many uses for old doors. I use them as dividers at antique shows, and then hang signs, birdhouses, and more on them.

One of my favorite shows is Flea Market Flip, and I have seen many old door flips, but never as a bar, and this bar is totally awesome!!

Can you imagine this in a rustic cabin????

I have a couple of corner cabinets made out of old doors and I just love them. They aren’t too big and take up a lot of space, and the rustic hardware is totally awesome!

 

This stunning potting bench would look awesome either in the house full of beautiful house plants, or on the deck with lots of flowers and color!

I just may have inspired myself to move my potting bench to the patio by the shop so that I can enjoy it when I am relaxing and enjoying the sun!

 

 

I hope you guys feel inspired to spend a few minutes a day just enjoying life around you, and thinking about your next project! We love pics, so please tag us when sharing!

Thanks for stopping by today, and every day to see what we’re up to!

Have an awesome week.

Nancie, Winston & Ziggy

Today’s Inspiration

 

Thanks for stopping by today! Have an awesome day!

Nancie, Winston & Ziggy

Waiting for Planting Season…

It’s officially Spring!!! I don’t know about you but I have such a hard time waiting for planting season once the warmer weather gets here. Every year I start my mantra, “Wait for Mother’s Day, wait for Mother’s Day…” Then the stores bring out the spring bulbs and seed packets. “Wait for Mother’s Day!” Easter decorations appear along with hyacinths, daffodils, and tulips in pretty colored pots. “Wait for Mother’s Day!!” All of the new gardening tools appear and the garden sections open in all of the home improvement stores. “WAIT FOR MOTHER’S DAY!!!” I feel like a little girl standing in front of the penny candy store window and my resolve to wait dwindles. Not this year!!!

This year I have a new plan! I am going to use the warmer weather to decorate the side of my garage! That garage wall is what I see when I wash my dishes. We have all of these wonderful items at the store to make my plain garage wall into a wonderful rustic scene. I can use the days until planting season to plan and collect the items I need to create the area I want. I am using the following pictures to inspire my plan:

I am going to get through this warmer weather without buying and planting too early! I will post a picture when my project is done. We hope to see you in the store looking for items for your decorating projects too! We can do this! We can wait for Mother’s Day!

Carolyn joining Nancie, Winston and Ziggy to wish you a

Happy Spring!

 

Spring is getting ready to Spring!

It has been super cold here in Colorado, and I for one am happy that spring is on the way! I am ok with the snow, but we have had a lot with really cold temps!

Driving to work the last couple of days I noticed that the cows in the area are having their babies! oh, how I love babies! Birds are building nests and laying eggs. Eagle cam are online, eggs are laid, and soon we’ll get to watch them grow like weeds!

Last year we sold all of our ewes and lambs. I am going to miss the babies this spring, but I have not missed feeding in this cold. Yep, I am a wimp! ;0 Won’t be till fall before we have another baby on the place when John’s cow gives birth.

Ziggy is growing like a weed, and love going to work with Winston and mom.

 

I hope you guys feel inspired to to spend a few minutes a day just enjoying life around you! Spring is almost here and we’ll have lots of color with the leaves on trees, and flowers a bloomin.

Thanks for stopping by today, and every day to see what we’re up to!

Have an awesome week.

Nancie, Winston & Ziggy