The ramblings of Mrs. Smith as she shops, decorates and anything else she deems funny!

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Vintage Fair at Barnstormer Farm

Vintage Fair

Nugget went for a little trip with us.
He's the newest addition to the family.

Mr.Smith and I headed up north to Medford, Oregon last week for a show.

We worked for months in preparation-
searching, cleaning, painting, creating, and packing.

We sold at the show last year and we were looking forward to getting to visit with friends old and new.

We went with a farmhouse theme.
Colors, textures, letters, furniture and duck decoys.

Fall is Here!

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Desert Cactus Waterfall Buffet

Desert Cactus Waterfall Buffet

Sometimes a challenge comes along.

I really liked the decals that were on the drawer of the buffet that I was getting ready to paint.

So I tried a technique that was new to me. 
Petroleum jelly painted over the decal.

 Once I painted with the jelly over the decals it was time to get painting.

Now to choose the color.

The last couple of months I've been breaking out of my comfort zone on so many levels(not all of it my own choosing).

I decided that Desert Cactus from American Paint Company would be the perfect color for the buffet.
Not my favorite color when looking at it in the container though. 
Definitely not in my comfort zone either and on such a big piece too.

Risk taker that I am (not), I decided to go for it.

First coat went on and I knew I had picked the right color.

Once the second coat dried and Mr. Smith started sanding it I knew that I had made the right decision.

Isn't she pretty?

Clear wax and buffing-done!

Ready for a new home.

Glad I took a risk!

Monday, August 5, 2013

Painting Fool!

Lately I've been a painting fool!


End tables

Rearranging the window in our booth at Jindra's Antiques.

Trying to save decals on a project.

Trying out new colors.

Find me on Instagram-
Username is jodys.

Find TheSmithHotel on Facebook as well!

Couple more weeks than it's back to school and Mom's taxi service will be in full swing.

Monday, July 8, 2013

All Zinc Items on Sale at My Etsy Shop!

Zinc Sale

All zinc items are on sale at my Etsy Shop till the end of July!

Stock up for the holidays!

Thursday, May 23, 2013

The Burlap Harlot Show

The Burlap Harlot Show

Always a fun show!

Pictures of our booth.
(Snapped really fast-went to our son's high school performance of Phantom of the Opera the night of set up.)

Next show will be 
Mt. Shasta Mall Annual Vintage Collectibles & More Show, Redding, CA -
June 7, 8, & 9th.

Mall hours Friday and Saturday 10am-9pm.
Sunday 11am-6pm.

Hope to see you there!

Friday, May 3, 2013

Now Carrying American Paint Company!

We just got our first shipment of
American Paint Company paint this week!

Already painted 3 pieces of furniture-
love the colors!

This little beauty needed some TLC.

First coat was National Forest.

Second coat was First Lady.

She is drying right now. 
Still needs to be sanded, waxed and buffed but she is already looking better.

 Buffet painted in Plymouth Rock.

Just one coat on it-we plan on sanding her down to show off the green that was on her when we got her.
(Yes I call the furniture "her").

Working on lots of last minute projects to get ready for next weekend's show.

Monday, April 22, 2013

Third Location for The Smith Hotel @ Lucy Belle's Lil Antique Shop

The Smith Hotel has expanded to a third location.

We have a little slice of heaven @
Lucy Belle's Lil Antique Shop.

Located at: 

2160 North St. 
Anderson, CA

Open Tuesday thru Saturday 10am-3pm.

Roses and Rust Show

Roses & Rust Show

Last weekend was a crazy, busy time.
Pictures aren't the best but you get the idea!

We had a great show-sold almost all the furniture which made Mr. Smith happy (didn't have to haul as much back home).

Friday night was the Soiree.
My folks and my kids came to help out.  

Next on the list-
May 11th