On to the Biltmore!

After we left Atlanta we headed north to North Carolina to visit the Biltmore. We went a few years ago with the kids and always wanted to go back by ourselves. I think I could go to this place 100 times and still be completely amazed!

This is the ceiling of the loggia (side porch). I'm not even going to try to explain where this is in the house.

You can see this part of the house if you go on the Butler's Tour, which I highly recommend.

These potted plants were huge!

This house was on the property when Mr. Vanderbilt purchased it. Some of the staff live there now! 

These are muscadine vines growing over at Antler Village.

Sunflowers at Antler Village with horses in the field behind.

If you go to the Biltmore make sure you go on some of the behind the scenes tours. We went on the Butler's Tour which was the best tour we've been on there. I have some more historical homes to share tomorrow!

Atlanta Road Trip!

My husband and I took a week to ourselves and decided to go on a road trip. We knew we were going to Atlanta but after that we weren't sure. We have been taking an annual trip to Charleston every year for the past 4 years. I absolutely LOVE Charleston. But Jason decided we should do something different.

While in Atlanta we stayed in Peachtree City. I have always wanted to check out this "golf cart community". I don't know if I've mentioned this before but we can live wherever we want. We are living in north Alabama right now. I do like it but I'm always checking out other places. I loved this neighborhood we found in Peachtree City!

We dropped by the Ballard Designs Outlet. I can't even tell you how much I love this store! I could fill up my entire house with their stuff. I walked through the store salivating all over the place. I left with exactly nothing. I wanted so many things but in the end decided I didn't "need" any of it. No fun! We also found a cafe called Cafe Intermezzo in Buckhead. They have the most amazing cheesecake, so many different kinds! There is also pages and pages of different coffees on their menu. If you are in Atlanta make sure you stop by one night for dessert and coffee.

We also went to Scott's Antique Market. Y'all this place in unbelievable! It is 2 huge warehouses full of antiques. It took a while before we even found a parking space. The first building had so many beautiful things but the prices were the most ridiculous I had ever seen. We went on to the next building. It was much better! The prices weren't as crazy and the antiques were more my style. I especially loved the outdoor section. One vendor had a TON of old architectural pieces outside. Here are a few pics.

I can't wait to go back! If you get the chance make sure you go!

Sold More Furniture, Yay!

I found some more great stuff to put in my booth. I saw a guy on the side of the road with tons of stuff for sale. I, of course, made a quick u-turn and stopped to check it out. I found a great headboard that was wood with two upholstered inserts. It was painted a bright red with floral fabric. I knew it had potential so I snatched it up! I also bought a small chair (still working on it) and an old door with the original hardware.
This is the before of the red headboard
This is the after! Love it!
I removed all of the red paint from the headboard. I didn't want to have to worry about it bleeding through or trying to cover it up with several coats of paint. I then painted it with old white chalk paint. I had some burlap left over from my booth and put that in the inserts. When I finished it looked so good! I wanted to keep it for myself and put it in my guest bedroom. I know I probably won't ever find anything like it again. In the end, I decided to put it in my booth along with the old door and a window. I'm glad I did because the headboard sold the next day along with the chair I upholstered and the little table I painted.
I try to have everything flow in my booth. I want pieces to relate to each other that way if the headboard goes with the chair and table people will buy all three. I have a dresser and I am going to pick up another one today and get started on those. I didn't know it was going to be so much work trying to keep my little booth full but I love it!

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