Thursday, September 27, 2012

Atchison Home - will work for furniture

One of the fun things about my job is bartering; however, I rarely barter these days for obvious reasons—I work to help pay the bills! BUT, when my friend and occasional tennis partner (and now client) Taylor Atchison, asked me to design their new Atchison Home logo, I had to make an exception.

Atchison's is probably my favorite home store in the state of Alabama—and maybe the entire southeast for that matter. Seriously.  It's that great. I love to wander around their THREE-story shop and drool. Problem is, my budget doesn't usually (or ever) allow me to shop there, so bartering would be my only hope to owning a real "big-girl antique" Atchison's piece!
We've been working on several design projects, but the first one we conquered was the branding. They're changing their name from "Atchison Imports" to "Atchison Home," so they needed a new logo. They wanted to keep the same overall look of the Atchison Imports logo—it just needed some updating and freshening up. I also created a web version of the logo, since the square design didn't fit well with the new website. 

And here's a sneak peek of the new website ( which is COMING SOON! Get ready, you'll be able to shop online and see everything that's in the store, online. This is going to be so exciting for them AND for anyone who lives too far away to visit! For now, you can visit their current website. I'll keep you posted once they launch the new site!
So...I brought my design team with me the other Saturday to walk through the store and help me select a piece of furniture. I've visited several times over the past few months and just couldn't decide—so I needed another set of eyes.

When I saw this beautiful armoire upstairs I knew it was perfect for our space. I immediately fell in love.

And here's how it looks in it's new home.

love the detail.

I took our old armoire (see post here) to a local furniture consignment store (High Cotton) because we didn't have room for it. It surprisingly made me sad to see it go. I loved that little piece—especially after I painted it—but this is something we'll have forever.

Gotta love a good barter!
Hope everyone has a wonderful weekend! HOTTY TODDY! I'm sure we'll get killed by Bama this weekend, but if you're an Ole Miss fan, you're used to losing so it isn't a big shocker!

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Wednesday Words of Wisdom

Yesterday marked the beginning of my last year in my 20's! It was without a doubt, my best birthday yet. A relaxing pedicure, laid back sushi dinner date with my two best friends, Bruner and Calder, and this little one got to taste her very first cupcake—it doesn't get any better than that.

Special thanks to my sweet family and friends who made me feel so special and loved yesterday. I am beyond blessed and pray 29 is the best year yet!


Monday, September 17, 2012

Southeastern Salvage, Round 2

I stopped by Southeastern Salvage last week and came across some great deals! Last year I blogged about Southeastern Salvage, and as a result, they sent me a $100 gift card. So, in hopes of receiving another one this year, I'll show you some recent finds! :)
 Great looking bed!
 This table would be perfect for a desk.
I was amazed at how many stools they have!

 I always love their baskets...
 I couldn't help but be tempted to buy one of these chairs for Calder.

 And how cute are these little rocking chairs?
I could roam around this place for hours. Definitely worth stopping by if you're in the area!

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Monday, September 10, 2012

Weekend in Maine

Happy Monday everyone! We went to Kennebunkport, Maine for my cousin's wedding last weekend and it was  B E A U T I F U L.

I'm busy catching up with work today but had to share some of the photos from the weekend.

The Colony hotel was amazing.


My aunt Beverly is so creative (click here to see her fabulous antique shop) and her little touches were everywhere this weekend...
The Rehearsal dinner was a casual lobster bake. yummmm
And we couldn't be in town and not visit my Aunt's shop, Antiques on Nine. See this post for more photos and info on her shop. It's definitely worth a trip!

I loved this little bench.

I bought one of these bowls and carried it all the way home with me on the plane. That is love.
Half of the gang in front of Aunt Bev's shop :)

We spent the rest of the day at the Colony pool—which was not too shabby!:)

Dad and I went on a walk before the wedding and I took these pics. The Maine coast really is so beautiful.

The Bush Family plantation is only a mile away, and this is the church they attend. Just a random tidbit of info in case you're interested:)

I can't believe I don't have a picture with the bride and groom. Caitlyn and Ben are such an adorable couple and we loved celebrating with them!

love my cousins!

Bruner sent me this picture of Calder and I was dying to get back to them!! And in case you're wondering, I had some free time in the airport (3+ hour layover) so I became a little obsessive over my new camera app (Camera+). Hense the photo effects in this post!
Such a quick trip but so glad I went and loved spending time with family. And no matter how amazing the trip was, the best part was coming home and being greeted at the airport by my little Calder-bear!
Hope everyone has a wonderful week and it feels like fall today in Mobile! Definitely going to get outside and enjoy it!
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