Tuesday, September 01, 2015

September is here!

I would love to say cooler breezes are coming our way (but not so much here in middle TN)!  I did grab some pumpkins already this weekend so my mind is definitely turning to Fall.

Our September Magpie Box is a great mix of fun items that will help us transition from Summer to Fall. . . without totally saying goodbye!  We are loving the pops of red among the crisp white accents. . .


The Flea Market is full of some lovely finds for the artist like this antique hardback music book. . .


these beautiful antique fig labels. . .
 

and this wonderful large water color tin. . .
 
 We also have the decorator and collector covered with this great vintage photo processing timer (that still works great). . .


these vintage heavy brass outlet covers that we love to use as photo frames. . .


and these wonderful Bluebird pattern porcelain spice jars. . .
 

and lots more of course.  Enjoy!

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Monday, August 17, 2015

The Birdhouse. . .


I have been a bad blogger.  A REALLY bad blogger.  Sometimes you just hit a point when something has to give and I think this has been it.  Behind the scenes I have been working on so many things, lots of re-inventing it seems.  The full circle to this will be a new website this fall/winter that will combine all of the balls I have up in the air together seamlessly - at least that is the hope!  This will also include a "journal" as part of the site where I already have plans and notes for regular posting.  Stay tuned!

If you follow me on Instagram, you have been following along with me on our little "Birdhouse" project.  The Birdhouse was a 1918 house in historic Old Hickory Village here in Nashville that my husband and his partners at Southern Realty Services purchased with the intention of completely renovating, restoring and reselling (I don't love the word "flip" - it just seems so soul-less)!  I, having soft launched Haven Home Design this past Spring, was the designer on the project.  We gutted bathrooms, tore down walls, exposed brick, refinished floors and completely redesigned the kitchen.  After some elbow grease and coats of light-loving paint, below was the final result.  As a side note . . . the plan was to stage the house completely and have a wine and cheese open house.  We never even got the sign in the yard.  The house was sold before we even hung a light fixture.  Definitely a blessing, but it meant that I had 1 day to get in, stage, photograph (all of which below were taken by the amazing Amber Ulmer!) and get out again.  Yep . . . all in about 6 hours.  It was quite an adventure.

So grab a cup of coffee and enjoy!  Paint colors are at the end and if you have any questions about anything you see (furniture, lighting, accessories) just shoot us a note at jennibowlin@gmail.com.  Most items are either available on the shelf or available for order and most can be shipped. 





























All Paint Colors- Benjamin Moore:

All Downstairs, Upstairs Hall, Bedrooms 1 & 2 - Thunder
Trim - Simply White
Bathrooms - Horizon
Master Bedroom - Beach Glass

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Friday, August 14, 2015

15th Flea Market Additions . . .


This month they include a retro-cool slide viewer in working condition with 6 European travel slides . . . 


Lovely small hinged cardboard pill boxes from an old pharmacy. . .


A two binder set watch parts catalog. . .
 

old office wire paper baskets. . .
 

beautiful vintage sequin trim . . . 


very cool muslin tool aprons with pockets. . .
 
 an assorted clock hand set . . .


and of course much more.  Find the shelves stocked tomorrow under This Months Finds, Saturday August 15th at 10:00 am central.  There are still some wonderful one-of-a-kind items on the shelves there from the 1st as well!
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Friday, July 31, 2015

Coming August 1st . . .


We love our county fair (can we just say it's the biggest and best in the state of TN?) and this month's Magpie Box was designed with it in mind - full of color, fruit and dairy themed labels, a pretty fan, pop caps and more . . .


And coming to the Flea Market . . .

A set of tiny woven basekts. . .


A tin globe bank . . .


A cackling hen. . .


and many more new old items!  On sale tonight at midnight central time.



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Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Mid Month Flea Market . . .

New (old!) items are hitting the Flea Market shelves tomorrow the 15th including. . .

This vintage clock case with a shabby white finish and door that opens to reveal storage or display. . .


a vintage record holder, perfect for paper organization. . .
 

a great antique crank style cast iron child's sewing machine with chippy paint. . .
 

two sets of jars and vintage paintbrushes . . .
 

my favorite old stock, never used wooden pill boxes (once hoarded, but now up for grabs) . . .
 

a great vintage XL school chart featuring sharks and other under the sea creatures. . .
 

two great 1930's store catalogs full of great graphics. . .
 

fabulous vintage heavy brass numbered cow tags (because cows should always be counted). . .
 

many, many more treasures await!  All available at 10:00 CST on the 15th!
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