Archive for Lafayette Antiques

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

Unique Planters Found in the Store

 I am dreaming about spring and warmer weather, and with the cold weather we are having in Colorado it won’t get here soon enough!! I am tired of the brown, and cold. I want COLOR, and more COLOR!!

Since it is too cold to plant and we can’t plant outside until Mother’s Day, I am collection some new (OLD) planters for my spring planting. I am also collecting small planters for inside the store! Now I just have to get to the store to get plants for them 🙂

All of the unique planters I am sharing today can be found right here in the store, so you can get your new (OLD) unique planters before spring gets here!

 

 

If you want to see some of my unique planters, just stop by the store. I have many that I just love looking at!

Tag me in a photo with your unique planters! and spring color! We love sharing.

I hope you all feel inspired by todays pics, and unique planter ideas. As always thanks for stopping by today to see what we are up to!

Have an awesome day!

Nancie, Winston & Ziggy

Spring Fever

The sun is finally out today, and all I can think about is warmer weather!!

I have an area at the house I haven’t been able to come up with an idea – this might just be what I have been looking for!

Share pictures is your yard decor! We love pics!!

Have an awesome day!

Nancie, Winston & Ziggy