LITTLE SHOP OF HEDWIG - shabby chic from florida to bc

WARNING: this is a Sunday posting much like a Sunday drive .. for your enjoyment.
It will have an option at the end so plz stay tuned
we suggest you grab a tea or coffee or
even a lemonade a sit back and enjoy the ride.

Way too long ago I mentioned a fabulous shabby chic furniture shop we
found on our vacation while in Florida. I had seen some adverts for a few antique
shops in the Grand Central district of St. Petersburg, only 10 mins from our beach side getaway.

As we pulled up to the curb, my involvement in the conversation
about our days plans dropped along with my jaw.

My eyes glazed over and I couldn't get out of the seat belt fast enough.

But then everything slowed down, including George's voice trying to get my attention again.

"OH MY GAWD LOOK" I said to him, like he had no clue what power had
taken my mind, body, and soul over in those few seconds.

This wasn't on the list, the store next door was, even the one across the street was on the list.
How could this little shop not be on every list out there.

Upholstered french distressed white chair with a QUILT!
As I write this post I am seriously reminded of how child like I felt
during the whole visit. How I even managed to take pictures is a miracle. 

Once we made it thru the front door, George jokingly announces to the 2 ladies over seeing
the shop that I was all theirs and he'd be back in a few hours to pick me up.

Eiffel tower images on french chairs, white distressing, double welting,
luscious pink rugs under foot, I'm thinking at this point *this could be better then the beach*

I can still hear George in the back ground chatting with the ladies, joking as he always does,
as I'm running around touching everything with one hand and snapping pics with the other.

So many benches upholstered in almost every vintage fabric we all covet.

Mad Hatter Table for Tea?

By now I haven't heard George's voice in awhile,
 I must have made the full journey into this marvelous land.

Look at that wonderful headboard tucked in behind the dresser.
It looks like something from far under the sea reminiscent of Poseidon's crown.

Can you see the touch of whimsy sitting in this chair?

It would be so easy to imagine you're a character in a fairy tale or nursery rhythm

Ring a round the rosie, pocket full of posey .....

Flowers over head.

Soft blues, yellows, greens, pinks and of course whites greeted me every time
I rounded a corner or entered another room.

Maybe I could get to Narnia thru this wardrobe.

Is that the lamp post where Lucy met the fawn? 

I'm sure this is officially Tinker bells bathroom chandelier.

I hear the shop ladies still laughing at George's jokes,
and then I recall where I actually am.

But before I give in and leave my fantasy

One last daydream about Sleeping Beauty.

Now to that option I mentioned at the started of this LONG journey,
and if you have made it this far you deserve another treat.

For local followers who have not become familiar with this lovely local shop 
it's time you visited and had your very own magical experience right here at home in
downtown Langley - 20506 Fraser Hwy.

Plz stop in and say "Hi" to Carrie the sole proprietor.

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FURNITURE LEGS - adding legs to a dresser

I found her at a yard sale and saw how much she
could benefit from a set of legs.

BEFORE                    AFTER

The BEFORE photo shows her sitting on a work platform
and she is still short in stature.

Someone had started to strip her before we found her and 
she had a large white mystery mark in the top surface. 
There is a cupboard on the top with vintage mirrored panels
doors that slide back and forth, how amazing is that!

Before adding the legs I had to add an apron around the base.

 I scavenged the wood parts I needed from this unwanted hutch.
Most of it is made of MDF but the decorative parts are solid wood.

I had to take some bits away and add some other bits to get a nice strong custom fit for the legs, as you can see in these photos.

The solid wood legs were taken from this coffee table.
The rest of the table is made of MDF ...

I love how she turned out with her lovely curves,
and white distressed finish.

I want my whole house to look like this!

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I enjoy taking close up shots of all my flowers
no matter where they came from.

These flowers are for those of you who don't get the chance to have your own
as often as you would like.

Plz sit back and enjoy.

PEONYs from the flea market
PINK DAISYs from the flea market


VALENTINE ROSES from the florist

PINK MOTHER's DAY ROSES from the florist

PURPLE IRIS from Safeway
TULIPS from Safeway

WHITE LILY & YELLOW GERBERA from the florist

PINK & WHITE GERBERA DAISIES from the corner market

BUTTERCUPS from the driveway

And this Jean Luc look a like in the back ground is responsible for a lot of them.

Daffodils from Safeway


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