Friday, December 31, 2010

Happy New Year!

Antiques & Uniques  wishes you a Happy New Year! We're looking forward to offering you "unique treasures for you and your home" in 2011!

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Merry Christmas!!

Merry Christmas from our home to yours! May each of you have all the blessings that Christmas has to offer!

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Are you ready??

We're all ready for Christmas here in Georgia! Are you?

Thursday, December 16, 2010

It's almost Christmas!

Have you finished your decorating and shopping yet? I just about have, stopped today and added a little more bling to the mantle here at home! I love how it turned out!! What do you think?

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Tons of Storage!!

I know this buffet looks white , but it's really a freshly painted  pale french gray. It turned out just lovely, I think. And storage? Tons of it, see the long drawer across the top? It will hold tons of tablecloths, napkins etc.Then underneath that, a silverware drawer and more storage on each side!This is an older buffet, very solid. They just don't make them nowadays like this, nor for this price... only $375. This is in the Chickamauga, GA shop. Contact me if interested!

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Christmas Ideas

Pillowcases ready for monogramming
In our business, we  have to have some small gifts for customers this time of year, as lots of  people don't give big furniture pieces for presents! So we try to accommodate and have some gift ideas. Antiques & Uniques has gotten into doing some monogramming as its still the rage around here.This booth carries bath and body products year round so the monogramming on cosmetic bags, spa wraps, etc seemed to fit well. This weekend, I've gussied up some pillowcases and have some ready for monogramming to make them even more personal.

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Jazz it up!

I picked up these prints recently at the Charlotte Metrolina show, they're in black and white. I just love them! When the crystal hanging vases came in , I just knew they'd look snazzy together. These make the corner of the bath area we rent in Chattanooga look pretty cool! Do you like them?

Friday, November 19, 2010

We aim to please!

We wrapped up a couple of work projects this afternoon, we love doing custom jobs. This black chest turned out so cute. It started out as a pale red, and the painter added a light coat of black satin and then I came back and "worked my magic"! LOL We purchased this chunky chest just a few weeks ago in Charlotte at the Metrolina show. Its so solid and sturdy, will be perfect  in the little boys room its headed to!

Monday, November 8, 2010


I ran up on these lovelies at the Metrolina Show this weekend in Charlotte, NC and just had to have them! Not for resale but for moi'!We have friends in on New Years Eve each year, these are going to look so snazzy on the bar, monogrammed swizzle sticks! I told the vendor I bought them from, that's some "serious drinking", when you monogram your swizzle sticks.LOL  We estimate these tortoise shell monogrammed swizzle sticks to be from the 1940's, what an era!! How fun are these?

Sunday, November 7, 2010

We'll definitely go back!

We went to Charlotte, NC this weekend to the Fall Classic Show at the Metrolina Center.We had a great time, met some friends there, found lots of bargains! It was just a perfect weekend!This was our first time there and we weren't sure what to expect as far as buying inventory to resale but we found tons of goodies! Several dressers, tables, a foyer table, cups and saucers( which sell good in the tea  booth), bed tray and an old 1920's crinoline !! Not sure what I'll do with that but I've been looking for one for awhile!We'll definitely go again!.

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Its back to two!

Whew, we're back to booths in just 2 nearby towns now! Having booths in 3 different towns was killing us! So...we made the difficult decision a few weeks ago to pull out of one ,but of course, stayed until the end of the month in Rome , GA. Now, we have booths in Chickamauga, Ga and nearby Chattanooga ,Tennessee.This should be a little easier on us as well as the gas tank! 

Sunday, October 24, 2010

We're going to Charlotte!

We've been wanting to hit the flea market in Charlotte ,NC at the Metrolina for awhile. We've never been but I've read  that its a great show, 2,ooo+  vendors!! Well, some things have changed around our house and we're going to the BIG CLASSIC show in just 2 weeks!! The best part is...  we're meeting really good friends there  for the weekend! Yee haw!!What fun!

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Getting ready!

This week is Christmas Open House in Chickamauga for Antiques & Uniques. I've been doing some wreaths out of materials I bought on my recent buying trip to Texas.This wreath is on its way to the shop tomorrow. I think it turned out swell!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Busy, busy!!

The hubs and I talk about this all the time! We are so busy to be "retired folk"! But its a "good kind of busy"! Last week was one of those times when we were so busy, but we ended the week with our Fall Tag Sale and another successful event!!We definitely will do seasonal tag sales for Antiques and Uniques again next year!Our plan now is to do one in the Spring, Summer and Fall, each one after a trip to Texas to the the big Flea Market in Canton!! I do believe the locals are beginning to expect them and look forward to the unique furniture pieces and bargains they can pick up, here are a few pictures from last week's sale.

Saturday, October 9, 2010


I'm always looking for inspiration for my next project, whatever it might be! Some time ago, on  I was inspired by some white pumpkins he decorated probably 2or 3 years ago. I'm serving pumpkin tea and cookies tomorrow at the store's open house and had some white pumpkins a friend had given me this week so...this is my "take" on  decorated pumpkins!

It's that time again!

Next weekend will be the final tag sale of 2010. It seems like just yesterday that hubs and I decided to make 2010 a year when Antiques & Uniques was made more visible( back to blogging, tag sales, email list with updates, FB, etc)  but its been 10 months!Wow! Anyway, the last sale will be next Friday and Saturday, Oct.15/16th, LaFayette, GA. The extra effort has paid off as we've had increased sales, started our buying trips to Texas, and generally gotten our name out there alot more. We've even had people start calling us when they are looking to buy a piece of furniture, yeah!! The garage is beginning to fill up for next weekend...

Another Pumpkinville resident!

Isn't "she" a cutie? Notice her facial features are leftovers from the screw/nut/bolt box in the shed! A pumpkin can look cute with just about anything as their face! Have you decorated your pumpkin yet? Better get busy....

Tuesday, October 5, 2010


I love being creative whether it's painting furniture or pumpkins! My imagination can just go crazy with ideas...thought I'd share what I'm working on right now. These are some of the table decorations for Wednesday nite supper at church this week.

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