RSS Feed

Bittersweet Antiques Fall Open House in Brooksville, Florida

Bittersweet Antiques Fall Open House in Brooksville, Florida

What a great day! This morning I headed out and travelled some of the most beautiful backroads through “old style” Florida landscapes. Peaceful, quiet and thought provoking. I came up with lots of ideas and solved many problems on my lone journey to Brooksville! I was headed to Bittersweet Antiques Fall Open House…I was thrilled when I pulled in the long drive and arrived here…

image (23)-001Inside this adorable cabin there were amazing primitive antiques, lots of handmade Fall decor and fresh bittersweet by the bunch! Beautiful displays welcomed you from the front screen door and out to the sleeping porch. Eye candy everywhere! I was happy to see so many of my prim friends and dealers and had such a good time hunting and picking for just the right treasures.

Fun was had by all and I would highly recommend marking your calendars not to miss any of the special events at Bittersweet Antiques. Irma and Pat are talented, friendly and do a wonderful job. I can’t wait until Christmas Open House!

Here’s a peek…hope to see YOU there next time around!

image (24)image (36)image (26)image (42)image (30)image (35)

image (45)image (46)

Before & After $30 Thrift Store Headboard !


I was lucky enough to find this King Sized headboard at the thrift store for $30! I used The Primitive Life Organic Milk Paint in “Skillet” and transformed it into this picture perfect headboard for our new bedroom!

photo (437) photo (435) photo (431) photo (430) photo (429)  photo (423)

photo (428)

It was very simple! First I cleaned the headboard with warm soap and water and a sponge, just to get any germs off, I sprayed with Lysol…then lightly sanded it with medium sandpaper,wiped it down and painted. It took about 15 minutes to paint. After I let it dry for a couple of hours, I sanded it lightly in areas where I wanted it to look “distressed”. That’s it! Total time about 3 hours. If
I can do it, anyone can!

Mark your calendar! Fall in the Field Show, October 5 & 6!

photo (442)

What a great idea for your Fall porch display


A simple galvanized bucket, Bitterswet vine, Indian Corn and pumpkins!