Friday, December 23, 2011

Merry Christmas 2011

Merry Christmas to all. This is Blake our one of our many blessings this past year.
Love to all, sandi

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Reused For A New Life

Now these bedsprings and umbrella are being reused in a new way. They are hanging from the ceiling in the store.

We added a shelf on the bottom of this over the mantle piece. It can now be used as a shelf over a sideboard, bed or just on the wall in a garden room.

My two new girls, Molly and Polly. They are so cute and friendly. How do you like their feathered feet?

This little painted piece would make a nice bed stand or side table.

Even this ladder is being reused as a prop in the store.

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Karen's Booth

Karen makes these magnets and does a lot of hand made items. Her magnets are a real hit and her hand made tags are too. She has a good eye for displaying her items.
Karen is a joy to have in The Green Pea. We just love you Karen.

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Is it really Fall?

Today the weather is so beautiful outside, it is hard to believe that it is Fall. It is also the end of October. We are still wearing shorts and sandals.

This is a little piece in just brought into the store. It would make a nice side table, night table or garden table. The chicken wire gives it a garden look!

These two red motel chairs are looking for a new home. They would look great on a porch with a Christmas trees sitting on them.

Look at these two beautiful oak post office chairs. They are in perfect condition and would love to go home with someone. I hope they stay together!

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

White Cottage Hutch

I love the size and the detail on the this hutch. It painted up so sweet and the simple lines of the piece is great. I really like the long wooden handle on the large drawer.

This piece would look good in a kitchen with pretty plates displayed or on the sun porch with plants and books displayed. What do you think?

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Peach Picker's Basket

This is a peach picker's basket. I can just see it filled with fruit, wine and some dried herbs on someones kitchen island or table. It was hand made from old canvas conveyor belting. The vintage basket was found on a retired old peach farm. It now has a new life as a unique center piece. I hope you have a good day!

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Sue and Dan's Booth

This is one of The Pea's venders booth (Sue and Dan). There is a good mix of furniture, jewelry, old cast iron toys, guy things and beautiful women's treasures.
They have a great booth and I hope that you stop in and see for yourself.

Have you ever seen a two sided desk? It is very unique, I wonder what it was used for originally. If anyone knows I would love to hear from you.

I have my eye on the coffee grinder on the wall. I love coffee related items.

If you like old signs, they always have a few in their booth. Dan and Sue I am so glad to have you at the Pea. Happy hunting this Saturday, we have a city wide garage sale here in Escalon.

We are almost finished with the work stations in the back room of the store. Hopefully we will be finished in a few weeks. I need to have Jim at home to finish our home remodeling project. It has been on hold for four years, while we were working on the store.

Sunday, September 18, 2011

The Summer of 2011

This Summer has been a very busy one. Jim is building kitchen cabinets for one of our sons. I painted them a creamy white with a brown glaze. I will post photos when the counter tops are on and they are in place in the kitchen.

I have been working on the patio area at the store, when the mornings are cool. It should be ready to open for sale items next Spring.

We were very busy getting ready for my new vendors. The start date was July 1. It was a rush all through June 30th. But we made the starting date! Things are going well and it is exciting to see new things coming in everyday. I too have been doing a little shopping! I will post some photos of their booths soon.

We added some wood across the back of the booth for hanging pictures, shelves, etc.

Oh yes, Oma has been playing with Elijah at the store this Summer also. He just loves this red hat. He walks right over and points to it. So of course Oma puts it on his little head. He looks so cute with it on. On July 4th our daughter and her husband had their first baby, Blake Alexander. He is a real sweet too.

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Happy Father's Day

It is a beautiful day here in California. It is a blessing to be a father and I hope that every father enjoys their day today. Happy Father's Day, the end!

Friday, June 10, 2011

A New Change for The Green Pea

Well, I have been very busy selling my treasures for the last 5 months, trying to make some room for a few friends that will be renting booths in the Pea. I am really looking forward to having some real fun and a little more time off. This week we are adding some more lighting. My computer program has arrived and I will be learning how to use it! Oh, goody! Hopefully, it will make the bookkeeping easy. I have 27 people on the waiting list. I am going to start off with the larger booths first and as my things clear out, I will add some smaller spaces.

I am so happy to have sold this rustic, hand made piece above (lesson learned). I sold it three times. It was so big that it did not fit in two of the houses. After I sold it the third time, I asked the couple if it looked nice in their home. They said, it was in storage because they were remodeling their home....I sure hope it fits in when they are finished remodeling.

How do you like the color of this old cream can? It sure does POP!

These old doors with their wavy glass, are going to be used on the wall at the head of the bed. The doors were a pretty old shabby blue and they had all their original hardware on them. The old hinges were a shell shape. I think it is a great idea.

Friday, June 3, 2011

Handmade Boy Nursery

My mom wanted me to share my baby boy nursery with you. We are due July 15, and here in hot Texas, that date cannot come soon enough!


This is what my room looked like back in January:

My goal was to transform this room into a sophisticated "Out of Africa" room, with new paint, drapes, and papier mache animal trophy heads.

After pinning lots of samples all over my walls, I bought up over 45 yards of fabric and supplies from the Dallas Fabric District, to make lined drapes, a crib skirt, bumpers, and pillow for my rocking chair.

I did some late-night sewing with my little helper.

And during the day I worked on my papier mache trophy heads. Here I am making the plaque and attaching the light framework to build the newspaper off of:

This is the making of my giraffe:

Once the heads were papier mache-d, I painted them with oils and stained their plaques.


This is the final result:

The vintage binoculars were gifted to me from my mom a couple of years ago and came from her store. One pair even came with its original case and had "Paris" stamped on it. I know Mom had a hard time parting with these then, but I think now she's pretty tickled to see them featured in her new grandson's room.

Mom gave me the cool pith helmet at the same time. It had belonged to one of our neighbors and so it carries a bit of sentiment. The old picture frames I picked up at a local antique mall, and I just primed and painted over their gold gaudiness.

I'm using an old chest of drawers as my changing table, and I tossed a mirror over it to reflect light from the windows into the room. Both of these items I also picked up from my local antique mall.

Before I stitched my bumpers together, I had one side of the panels printed with a Bible verse that goes around the inside of the crib.

11 “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. 12 Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you.”
Jeremiah 29: 11, 12

Thanks for peeking!! I'm off to go kick my swollen feet up!!

--Brandy O

Monday, May 23, 2011

Industrial Locker

Some time ago I found two industrial lockers. My husband made a stand for them, from old vintage wood. They now are a pair of side tables, with some nice storage.
You do not have to worry about putting drinks on the top, because it is metal and very durable. I say, ( "worry free for the man in your life").

These old locker side tables would be nice used on the patio too!

I hope that you are all having a nice week. Spring is finally here in California the weather is soooo beautiful.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Mr Darcy

Mr Darcy, is a big boy this year. Last year I bought him and he was just a little guy.
He is not a father yet. His wife will not lay on her eggs. She has 20 eggs and will not sit on them. I am not sure what I can do about that.

This hen was just a little chick last year. She is a very protective mom, just ask my dog Barney. Barney, has been chased a few times already.

Mr Darcy, keeping his eye on the hen and chicks. Their rooster day is no longer around (sad story).

Here is Miss Fiona, from Sweet Cottage Dreams. She came in to see how Barney was doing. Barney is one of her sweethearts, he thinks she is soooo pretty.