Tuesday, August 31, 2010

message boards...make life simple!





Don't you love a place to put notes or messages to someone? I do! Hang a message board by the door for reminders or just I love you. Hang one in the kids room to remind them of a to do list. Hang one by the phone for important information.
Just hang one!!! You will be glad you did.

these are a few I made with cute fabric over corkboard in 9x10 distressed frames.
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Wednesday, August 25, 2010

birds, cows and metal galore...

How's that for a title? We loaded in a bunch of new stuff yesterday... much of it I personally wish was coming home with me, but that is not the point of this little venture!

The birds nest paintings and this cow board were painted by Becky Hiter, an Oxford friend and artist. She also painted two other boards that are in the booth, one with roosters and another with birds, which is my personal favorite.
I've loved plaid since I was a little girl, and this plaid chair is no exception. It is small and cozy and just feels smart to me... the metal side table next to the chair, is my favorite thing we've got right now... and if you like one, why not get two! The pair would look so nice flanking a bed or sofa. I love the industrial edge these capture, but feel they can easily be mixed into a more traditional home for a funky edge!
I love the rope on this little footstool and the added element that would bring to a room, after all, I bet you don't have much rope in your room right now?
Pre-planted herbs in a metal planter with the markers to identify them? yes please! (too bad I killed the ones I had at my house). And that basket stand would be so pretty with a white plate filled with cheeses for a party...
We've still got the mirror, that trumps those side tables for my most favorite thing we've found since opening Rambling Road. Those funky metal trees would be cool on a buffet for an unique look, or I think they have some potential as a holiday decoration. Also, the table all that goodness is resting on is pretty great too. I wish I had gotten a better photograph, but let's just say, it also almost came home with me!

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Back to School and an art show!

(painting by Alice Hammell via Tin Pan Alley's Facebook page)

Hi everyone!! Thanks to all those who came out last weekend during the Oxford Endurance Weekend! This is back to school week at Ole Miss, so there is tons happening all around Oxford and Taylor.

This Friday, August 27, in Tin Pan Alley there will be an art show opening featuring stone sculpture by Todd Goodwin, works and wood by Obie Clark and new paintings by Alice Hammell and Kate Coulehan. The opening starts at 6:00 p.m. on Friday, so the store will be open later than usual.

We have some new stuff coming for the booth, so be sure to come by and check out the new art work and home furnishings that will be there!

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Light the way....

It is always so much fun to find something special, by that I mean something I have not seen before. I might be behind the times and you might have seen this great looking string of lights but if not enjoy my find.....

Thursday, August 12, 2010

big weekend

It's a big weekend in Oxford and Taylor this weekend because the Oxford Endurance Weekend is taking place. It's a weekend chocked full of activities including several bike races, a 5k and triathlon. Saturday afternoon's road race takes place in Taylor so if you know anyone coming to participate or watch, be sure to tell them to check out all the goods in Tin Pan Alley and take home a prize, even if they don't win the race!

Just in time for the festivities we have some new items...

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

love this look...........

I opened an e-mail this morning from an importer with this cool new/old sofa they added to their line. I wanted to share it with you.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

don't throw out the window......

We took this old window and gave it a new purpose in life!!! Covered cork with the cute bird fabric and secured it in the old window. What a great way to add interest and be useful to your room. It is headed to the shop tomorrow. I have a few other windows I am working on......stay tuned!
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