Saturday, February 26

In process for Rock Island Antique Spectacular show...

I've been working on several projects for our upcoming show at the QCCA Expo Center in Rock Island, Illinois... the show is next weekend, March 4th-6th. Visit Melting Pot Productions for show hours, admission costs, etc. It's a great show. Make sure to stop by our booth in the way back corner and introduce yourself and say hello. My daddy and I will be there...

This is one of a set of 4 chairs that I am painting and upholstering in pastels. 2 arm chairs are pink and green, 2 side chairs are yellow and blue... white upholstery... I hope I can do them justice as they are pretty fun chairs.
This was a sofa table that was in really sorry shape when Bobby started on it... He built the leg braces and put the shelf under it and then painted it white for me... there was a stain on the top that kept coming through, so I decoupaged this fantastic piece of old wall paper on the top. I love how it turned out. What do you think?
This is about the most solid wicker table I have ever worked with. It was a terrible bright yellow when we started painting it... now a perfect pastel green. I don't think it will last long.
We sold several small pieces of furniture in the last few days so I had to do a quick rearrange in the shop yesterday... This was the result in the 2nd room...

I love the style of this old iron bed...

Wednesday, February 23

Time to re-vamp and get ready for Spring at Polly Ann's!

Well... we had a fantastic sale weekend and I'm so pleased! I'm already looking forward to next year. Our actually anniversary is in December, but that seems like a crazy time to have a "sale" with Christmas coming, so we moved our sale to February. This coming December will actually be our 20th anniversary, so I'm thinking we'll do an anniversary celebration before Christmas and have our 2nd annual "GET THIS OUTTA HERE" sale in February.

Although I didn't have as much success getting rid of some of the furniture pieces I had hoped to unload, I have holes to work with. I go tomorrow morning to pick up a load of treasures that I just purchased and will be working them into the shop Thursday afternoon and Friday. Some of the items will go straight to the Rock Island Antique Spectacular with me next weekend.

I'm looking forward to the show and having some fresh merchandise and a "blank canvas" to work with. I'm painting a set of chairs in varying pastel shades and am looking for just the right
fabric to tie my idea together... this month's Victoria magazine (pictured below) was my inspiration.

Everyone that knows me and/or know my shop knows that SPRING and pastels are what speak to me and motivate me. It was a longish winter, but now that spring is on the horizon, I'm running, running, running so that I won't be late for it's arrival.

The shop has already started transforming with bunnies and chicks, pots and planters poking up all over the place. I'll be getting more and more of it "springified" over then next few weeks.
I have some really fun smaller pieces and three larger cupboards that I will be getting to play with very soon. I can hardly wait!

Come join the fun at... Polly Ann's Antiques, 1 block east of the stoplight in historic Mount Vernon, Iowa... you won't be disappointed!

Saturday, February 19

Fantastic first two days of our anniversary sale!

Thank you, thank you, thank you! We had a fantastic first two days of our anniversary sale and, according to the gals that worked today, many of the customers are planning to come back tomorrow. We sold such a huge variety of stuff! I'll have a few nice, big holes to fill next week. I went shopping today and bought three new cupboards that I can't wait to play with.

These are a few of the things we've sold in the last few days that will be leaving sizable holes...
chimney cupboard... SOLD!!!
2 piece creamy white cabinet... SOLD!!!
sweet little blue metal desk... SOLD!!!

We still have a great variety of wonderful things left... I hope you'll all stop out tomorrow from 10-5 and check it out.

Have a great Saturday night!... Polly Ann

The messy front porch at Polly Ann's

Nice long bench... a great look!
A wide variety of children's chairs! was $25, now 25% off!
This grey bench wants to come home with you and get a new bright paint job and be your potting bench... could be yours for like $30 (can't remember exactly how much I marked it down)
Another sweet kids chair... this one folds up, too... was $34, now 25% less than that~
This is a set of 4 metal ice cream chairs... they've been sitting outside all winter and their shabbiness is just screaming to be discovered. If they don't sell, I think they are going to get a good wire brushing, a nice spray of color and new seat covers... how about you come take them off my hands so you can make them just how you want them?
Here's another nice workbench that would be great in a kitchen or as a potting bench...
I can't believe this table is still around... was $110, now $75... it's the size of a harvest table, for cheap!
Wicker fernery... again... screaming for paint!
White wicker table... was $129, now $85
Another one... was $105, now $75... COME GET ME!!!

The second room at Polly Ann's... more great deals!

Great buffet. Would be great as a TV stand or in a hallway. Tons of storage... was $259, now $200
Cute little victorian oak bookshelf...

A sweet little sized slant front desk... was $95, now $50... top lifts up for storage... a fun little work space... put a little brace in the lift top and level it off for a super functional side table.

I grabbed this metal cabinet the other day when I sold my oak breakfront and needed to fill in quick... was $75, now $55
The commode has a towel bar and is nice and sturdy... another candidate for pastel paint! It currently has a grain painted oak finish... most likely a maple underneath... was $189, now $150!
I love this comfy rocker... the reupholstered seat pops right out... I think if it doesn't sell, I'm going to paint is some pretty pastel color... Yummy!!!
Was $99.50, now $80... sturdy as heck!
This bench had a really rough arm that we filled, sanded and then painted... It could easily be painted to your liking... pink, perhaps? Now only $100
A fun storage box with a hint of red... great for a coffee table, toy chest or storage at the foot of the bed... was $69, now $55.
Round oak table with three leaves in refinished condition... can't remember what I marked it down to, but it's a great deal...
Bob just reglued the four chairs ... they aren't a perfect match, but they work together great! was $160, now $125...

Friday, February 18

More great anniversary sale deals from Polly Ann's...

Beautiful, electrified Aladdin lamp... was $195, now $145
This primitive three drawer unit has nice deep drawers for tons of storage... was $95, now $75
Here's the 4 ft pew... was $229, now $195
This solid, heavy pine three drawer dresser is priced to sell... was $165, now $120
Set of 4 solid, shabby chairs was as good deal at $169, now unbelievable at $125
Bob just finished this sweet little cupboard... inspired by the old basement window he used for the door... on sale this weekend for $129... a perfect size
5 ft long Church pew... was $229, now $195
Perfect for an entry way to put on your shoes... even room to line them up underneath...
Also a 4 footer available
Great old workbench... was $439, now $375
Not sure why this beauty is still hanging around... was $359, now $310
This fun little table is only $40, each chair was $29, now $22

Thursday, February 17

A sampling of sale prices at Polly Ann's...

I'm having a big "get this outta here" anniversary sale this weekend at my store. You all should come and check it out and bring your friends and a truck!!! Here's just a sampling of some of the sale prices. All of my small items priced under $200 will be 25% off. Every dealer in the store is participating in one way or another, most discounting 15-20%... Daddy and I are going 25% off on our small items. Come and check it out... you won't be sorry!!!
4 red primitive chairs... was $119, now $85
Round oak table... split in top... was $145, now $110
sink and cabinet... was $300, now $240
Wainscot wardrobe... was $199, now $150
Neat old fridge... as found... was $189, now $140
Vintage Napanee kitchen cabinet... was $129, now $100

2 piece enamel top skinny Hoosier type cabinet... was $169, now $120

Fun kitchen base cabinet with red top... great storage... was $75, now $55

One of my favorites... was $429, now $329

Wednesday, February 16

Anniversary Sale at Polly Ann's... Photos

Behind the chair is a matching full sized headboard with coordinating fabric... a guest room, perhaps?

What fun! Spring is coming... I'm tellin' ya... it'll be here before ya know it!

A different view of the white pew... It's so fun... pefect for an entry hall to take off/ put on your shoes or boots... just right!
Just when you walk in the door at Polly Ann's!
Bobby built this cabinet with the old basement window for a door as inspiration... PERFECT!
Coffee, tea or me?
I put together a bunch of spring colored and floral tablecloths on this display rack!
A fun little primitive table... a 4 ft. pew and four fun hoop back chairs... pink and green dishes,
to boot!

This is a 5 ft pew... I wonder what the sale price will be?

An awesome old workbench... all decked out with SPRING ideas!
Can't figure out why this pink legged harvest table hasn't gone home with someone yet... it's only $359...
I LOVE to set tables!