Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Happy Holidays


I hope you all had a wonderful holiday season... ours isn't over quite yet. We still have one more family party this coming Sunday, and then we'll roll in the New Years with a wedding. Yay!
I've been kind of a slacker this month in light of the holidays at getting everything posted and priced on my blog. As a THANK YOU for your patience and a gift from me to you, I'll take off 25% your next purchase from now till the New Years. Just reference this blog post and it's yours.
Here's a little glimpse into our Christmas festivities.
@ our house, we had a pre-Christmas celebration with some old friends and their little girl Eloise. 


Mantle all decked out with  my favorite chili lights I stole from my mom years ago.

@ Pepaw's house Christmas Eve. 

 Christmas morning @ our place.
T painted this picture for her dad.
It took us three different days to achieve that layered-texture look, and she loved every bit of it. 
T in her new playroom with her new presents. 

@ grandparents house opening round 3 of  presents. We're all fighting colds and the flu at this point
 :(
p.s. Furby might end up outside, does anyone know how to turn it off? 

Friday, December 14, 2012

Nancy Drew & the Custom Dresser

As I was sanding one of the retro blonde dressers down, prepping it to be blue for a baby nursery, a little piece of paper all folded up fell out from under a drawer. 





At first, I thought it was just a page ripped out of a book- it's a small piece of paper, typed like an old school novel. Upon second  glance, I realized it's a real Pittsburgh address, to a company that still exists, with a real license #. A key to its past life. It reads: 
Case 107 1:00 P.M. Saturday
Subject wears glasses
Drives a red 1940 Oldsmobile Club Coupe. Sun Visor
License - D6886 - DC88C (corrected in ink)
Employed by Wm. Colteryahn Milk Co.
1912 Jane Street
South Side, Pgh., Pa. 
Parks car on Jane Street
Find out where he goes when he leaves work at 1 P.M. 

I wonder if they ever found out where "suspect" goes after work. Was there a secret love affair with the milk man? Was he a friend or relative to the dresser owner? My Nancy Drew instincts kick in and my imagination runs wild. 
I finished the dresser, put the paper in a plastic bag, and tried my best to research the note to no avail. So I decided to blog about it. See what the outer realms of cyber life could come up with.
Here's the dresser in blue and its sister in white, complete with a pink peony on top. They'll go on to lead new lives with new owners- a young boy and girl who will fill them with new secrets to, perhaps, be discovered later by another generation. 






p.s. Along with the new location, I'm concentrating more on customizing pieces. If you have a special piece in mind that you're looking for, I can work with you on finding and creating that with you. Just shoot me an email at shopredesignation@gmail.com  and we'll go from there. 

Thursday, December 6, 2012

The Aftermath.

A BIG, HUGE thank you to everyone who came out to our Holiday Arcade Party last Sunday at our new space. Good news: it was really a huge success. Bad news,  I was so busy I forgot to snap pictures till the very end. Some of the highlights included a Techmo Bowl tournament, a free raffle with ridiculously 80's snowsuit, lots of new furniture, and some great food (my father-in-law runs a small deli and catered for us).  For those of you who missed it, don't worry, I'll post all the furniture up like usual. The only difference is I won't be having regular shop hours, so you'll have to schedule an appointment if you'd like to see something in person. I also listed all the arcade memorabilia in our Etsy store, so if you're interested in getting you're loved ones something special for their man cave, it's easy to do, just click here. And if you'd like to save on shipping by picking up locally, that's always an option.
Here are the two pictures I was able to snap, and some more of the new furniture we have in. Coming soon, a post about customizing furniture and the mystery paper found in a drawer.








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