Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Baby, you had me at hello....

When I first saw this sofa, my first thought was "well hello beautiful, you are going home with me..." Well...not "home" but the next best place that I can enjoy looking at it ...Cydney's Alley. I have the feeling this one won't be here long so if you are in the market for a gorgeous sofa....here it is...$1,995.00

See you soon! Liz

Friday, February 24, 2012

It's Raining Cats and Dogs!

When I got up this morning to let my little doggie out...who by the way, took one look outside and stuck his little poodle nose up in the air and ran back inside... I knew it was going to be this kind of day...Rain boots!

This was the view from the back patio of my store when I got here....yikes! I'm glad I wore my boots!

You can't have a building that is over 135 years old and not have some "issues"....sigh...

Not to worry though, because soon I had all the lamps on and some of my favorite girl friends here singing with me as I put all the buckets out...Alison Krauss, Nora Jones, and Etta Jones....
I love these vintage lamps with the just the shade frame...we've been doing all kinds of things with them here...hanging sheet music on some and birds on others...very cool!

Set of 4 Canisters...Portugal- Jay Wilfred....$65.00- Lovely....

This is one of my favorite new items this week...you don't often see them this small and sweet...and the yellow rose, well, what else can you say? The icing on the cake was on the bottom of this set..."hand painted in Tallapossa, Georgia" - $35.99

And this one...a little smaller, just as sweet...$19.95

Fly me to the moon!....or, just let me be a cool piece in your house...

Shouldn't your butter be in something this delicate and beautiful...I mean if when we are going to eat the real thing...it should be served on something wonderful, no? - 19.95

These canisters have bright, vivid colors and they are super cute! Made in England....
$35.99 - Set of 4

We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them...Albert Einstein
Washington Picture- 41.50
Thinker Book-ends - 25.00

Mexican Chalk ware - great patina! $22.00

These chairs are darling! Mosaic Toile on the backs of this "campy" chair....it's such unexpected delight!

This is my little friend, Bo...he and his mom have been coming into the shop since I opened...actually he was in her stomach the first time....he loves me now because I give him chocolate....is he not a cutie????? You should see his big brown eyes!

Vintage cooler - 15.99

Vintage salt and pepper shaker - dog chasing his tail....sometimes the cuteness has to speak for itself...

French apothecary jars - 16.99 each

Another favorite...just think of the possibilities! Grape picker basket - leather straps- $95.00

For the bride or groom ....

Who says it always has to be flowers? Try a unique boutique of vintage shoe horns  in this crisp, peppermint jug...
Shoe horn boutique - $10.95
Peppermint Pottery - 19.99

Cute pillows- $16.99 each

"Music was my refuge. I could crawl into the space between the notes and curve my back into loneliness...."

There are two of these good looking, double sided panels...7 ft tall! Beautiful! On sale now too! $99.00 each.

Early to bed.
Early to rise.
Hunt All day.
Make up lies.
No Need to lie with this guy...$60.00

Isn't there a little "ballerina" in all of us? These reminded me of Mrs. Bowen's dance class...how about a little something to keep you on your toes? $14.95

An assortment to choose from....

Vintage step stool, bright yellow color...$45.00

Metal and Wood- a great way to say "Welcome"- $19.95

This is a vintage boot umbrella stand or pot holder...way cool...

I have new Ann Taintor stuff in...change purse, cards, magnets and a new item for this year...floaty pens! Come have a laugh or two...

Last but not least, I just got 11 boxes of my new stuff in from the show...as I type this last line, I am looking at the mountain of boxes to be unpacked....so, in addition to all the cool vintage, there is a lot of new stuff in as well! My advice is ....

Until next time....Liz

Friday, February 17, 2012

Getting Ready For Saint Patrick's Day!

Well, I've been eating my "Lucky Charms" and gearing up for Saint Patrick's Day here at the store... "Alley "is of course an Irish name..my maiden name, and my daughter's name, so with the "luck of the Irish" we will be having some record months like we did in January and February! This cute green plaid rocker is so comfy and is on sale for $129.00...

"We have always found the Irish a bit odd. They refuse to be English...." - Winston Churchill

Drink is the curse of the land. It makes you fight with your neighbor. It makes you shoot at your landlord and it makes you miss him....Irish Proverb       Dress up your "Cheap Wine"...a little - $19.99

Ummm, what can I say? My girls are really happy...

Only Irish Coffee provides in a single glass all four essential food groups: alcohol, caffeine, sugar, and fat. Set of four Irish Coffee Glasses - $20.00

With all the talk of "drinkin" we better talk about some religion! Let's take it in order....first is this sweet baptism certificate, dated 1899...great colors too...$42.50

Okay, this is a Marraige certificate and what I love about this one is that it's blank...it's a cool vintage peice that you could use for your own wedding date...I like it a lot! $29.00

Last but not least...death certificate...what can I say...death is a part of life right? This one is dated 1894.....$39.95

"Courage is fear that has said its prayers..."    - $35.00

If you have young children, hope that one day you see this sweet face in your classroom because Cydney is going to be the teacher that all the parents hope for and all  children remember....Cydney, first day of student teaching!

These are my new "Blue Q" boxes...just got them in and they are super cute....I mean who doesn't have so much "Random crap?" I took this one home and put all of Scott's "Pocket junk" in it...they are metal, and the cigar box size is only $16.99.
For the cook in your life...

Great for all those crayons and markers you have laying around...or your scrapbooking stuff....

This size fits in your purse!

Well, I have to say that I love this day bed....it is a true antique but we spruced it up a bit with this cute bee fabric and a coat of paint....$375.00

 I mean we are a little movie town here in Senoia so we have to have vintage cameras.... I love this one on the stand...I'll be honest, I don't know much about the" nitty gritty "of the cameras but I know the look I love and I love the look of the one on the stand....also, we have this cool vintage film splicer in the original box...$24.99

"Good blood doesn't know how to lie....woof!"

I buy things that speak to me...these vases spoke to me...I love the crowns and I love the language....after getting them home, I looked up the writing and the writing is Latin...In Hoc Sicno Vinces" meaning "In this sign you will conquer...." now I love them even more....$24.99 each.

Come set this little birdie free from this fantastic cloche...$40.00

This gal "spoke" to me too...she said "my face hurts"...just kidding...this is a really cool mirror, it's vintage and it has some "issues" but I think it is so cool! She looks like she is holding that lamp, but that is just me and my picture taking ablities or lack thereof....1920's ....

There all kinds of ways to keep your "cookie stash"....
This is a cabinet and I think it would be so cute in a laundry room....$45.00

I just got this piece in today...oh it is so precious! $595.00

This is the detail on the top...just a hint of blue...

1942 Condiments set...well, hello...

The original facebook....

I can't put one daughter on the blog without putting the other one on...This is Alley, she might be your nurse one day...it's her first year of college so she is still thinking about it...

Patio set...meet me here for tea... well, on your patio, not mine...$129.00

It has taken will power for me not to take this vintage vanity set home...it is to die for...only $24.99!

Thanks for visiting with me today....I must say the blog is getting a lot of attention and I love showing the unique things we get in...thanks for shopping with us and .....

Until next time....Liz