This week, at the shop.

Greetings, lovebirds!, This small scale antique buffet was updated recently, with Amy Howard’s One Step Paint, in a wonderful color called Brook’s Grey. Yeah, I know that it doesn’t look grey at all, so don’t shoot the messenger.  Great color, though, with a black glaze on top. By the way, the cow hide rug is…

New Fabric Stenciling Class this Saturday!

Remember 1989, if you were alive then, when every respectable creative-type had grape leaves stenciled around her kitchen.  If not grape leaves, it was little French blue houses, with mauve hearts scattered between them.   Fear not, stenciling is back!      Fabric is really a great surface for stenciling.  Painter’s drop cloths are wonderful…

What’s New at The Treasured Home…

It seems like I’ve been playing “catch-up” since returning from Round Top, last week!     I couldn’t resist bringing in these fun unisex t-shirts, especially since 10% of the company’s profits are going towards research for Muscular Sclorosis.  They should be for sale in our on-line shop soon!    Did I tell you about…

At The Treasured Home, This Week…

The world of furniture paint is always changing! New colors come, old or duplicate colors need to go. If you’re looking for a great paint at a terrific price, stop on by! $22/Quart on about 8 discontinued colors! We’ve brought in a really great greeting card line! It’s not raunchy, but just great fun! $2.95…

Bergere Chair Make-Over

Re-upholstering a piece of furniture is something I do with a lot of thought, because it’s an expensive process!  I can usually visualize what a certain paint finish will look like, but I’m not always as lucky, when it comes to fabric! This was the chair, when I got it.  Hard to believe it was…

European Grain Sack Stockpile

Well, all good things must come to an end. We enjoyed five days at the family’s house at Lake Tahoe and now it’s time to face 106 degrees, back in Sacramento. As you may recall, if you’ve been following along for a while, our dear parents gave this wonderful place to us, before they passed…

Changes at the Shop!

Hello and Happy Super Bowl Sunday! Forgive me if this annual past time doesn’t make my heart skip a beat. I couldn’t tell the difference between a running back, or a full back. I do know that the quarter back has the ball and they try to get the ball to the end of the…

New Window Seat Slipcovers

Greetings! Happy weekend!, For some time, I’ve been thinking about recovering our kitchen window seat cushions. They were here when we moved in, ten years ago. It wasn’t a fabric I would have chosen but the best part about it, was that spots could never be found! Or, could it be that our friends and…

Pillow Addict

Hello! As you may have gathered, I’m consumed by pillows these days! That may be putting it mildly. In fact, I’ll go so far as to say, I’ll bet I’ve made more pillows this month than anyone on my block! While I’ve got some gorgeous linen pillows in the shop, what’s unique about most of…

Saturday Morning In Mid-Town

This morning, the girls were on the road, at 7:15 a.m.! While cutting into my beauty sleep, it was all for a good cause! Searching for tomorrow’s treasures, that’s what we do! Today’s loot includes pillow fabric, that makes me happy, including what I think you’d call a toile. Very frenchy! Next to the vintage…

A New Love for Old Linen & Lace

I used to see women digging through piles of linens and lace at estate sales. I never could understand what the attraction was. But now, I think I know! My mother was the consummate entertainer. Every dinner party included linen napkins that she carefully washed and ironed. In the early years, she would always include…