Tuesday, August 26, 2014

The Boutique Showcase #41: The Linky Party Featuring Your Online Shop

School is now in full swing in most places and the hint of fall is in the air.  If you've ever read my past posts you would know that I adore the fall season, that is, until this year.  It has been a light, refreshing summer and I don't want it to end!

Did you miss my post last week about my thrifted Broyhill Brasilia?  It's a fun story, so stop and take a read.
Hard to believe it's the same dresser, isn't it?
This week I won't be doing any features because I want to take a breath before we hit our school-time in full force.  So instead, I encourage you to take a minute and check out last week's link up.

Let's see what's new in your shop and get this week's party started!!

The linky party that is open to anyone with an Etsy Shop, Online Shop or Boutique. No worries, you don't have to have a blog to join in, but if you do, it would be fantastic if you would grab the marketplace image below and place it somewhere on your blog, just to let your readers know about this wonderful shopping experience.
Link party button for Prodigal Pieces
<div class="Prodigal Pieces-button" style="width: 350px; margin: 0 auto;"> <a href="http://www.prodigalpieces.com" rel="nofollow"> <img src="http://i1317.photobucket.com/albums/t625/ProdigalPieces/boutiqueshowcasenew_zps90d4aea4.jpg" alt="Prodigal Pieces" width="350" height="216" /> </a> </div>
The best part...You can link up to three of your individual shop items or shop blog posts. Just make sure these items you are linking are actually available FOR SALE, and link up using the permalink directly to the item or post to make it easy to find. 

A new party begins each week at 8 AM (EST) Tuesdays, so mark your calendar!

Are you here to shop?  Be sure to check back throughout the week because new items are always being added. 

Let's party!

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Broyhill Brasilia Loses Its Flower Power

True story.  A few weeks ago I was in a nearby city and was looking for a chair to pair with a vanity.  I had never been in this particular thrift store that had relocated to an old empty mall, and had heard it was a great place to hit.  

I had avoided stopping there in the past, knowing that my stash was full and it's so hard to resist a deal, but I needed a chair, right?  You would be proud.  I did so good.  Walked right past an awesome desk, some Frenchy tables, and even was ready to walk back out. Then I saw it.

Draw dropping to the floor with a squeal (I really did squeal out loud and the man nearby looked queerly at me).  Here was what I would not be leaving without, even if I had to drag it home.
Thrifted Broyhill Brasilia Chest of Drawers Loses Its Flower Power with Makeover by http://www.prodigalpieces.com
Signaled my kids to find a store associate pronto, but of course no one was to be found.   Sigh...isn't that always the case?

As the know-a-find-when-you-see-it-mother, I told the older kids to stand by it while I tracked down an associate.  You see, my kids are trained.  Not only did they stay by it, but the circled it with their back facing it, as if guarding it with their life.  Good kids.  

Finally found a lady and she told me she had just stuck it out. $30.  

Sold.

45 min. was the allowed time once you purchase a piece of furniture to pick it up and they would NOT help load.  Problem:  How does one get a dresser that size in their suburban with 6 kids on board and lives a half hour away?

Cram it in!!

Okay.  Let's pause for a minute.  You might be wondering why in the world am I going nuts at an ugly brown beast covered in stickers?? 
Thrifted Broyhill Brasilia Chest of Drawers Loses Its Flower Power with Makeover by http://www.prodigalpieces.com
This, my friends, is a Broyhill Brasilia.  A highly coveted and collected Mid Century Modern line of American furniture designed by Oscar Niemeyer during the 1960's.  In original condition, it's valued in the thousand dollar range.
Thrifted Broyhill Brasilia Chest of Drawers Loses Its Flower Power with Makeover by http://www.prodigalpieces.com
This purple beauty was my very first custom order for another Brasilia I had in my stash years ago.
Thrifted Broyhill Brasilia Chest of Drawers Loses Its Flower Power with Makeover by http://www.prodigalpieces.com
So... let's just say, my gang and I made memories bringing this beauty home.

Obviously the stickers were the first to go.  
Thrifted Broyhill Brasilia Chest of Drawers Loses Its Flower Power with Makeover by http://www.prodigalpieces.com
I cleaned it up and stuck in my shop as a custom listing.  
Thrifted Broyhill Brasilia Chest of Drawers Loses Its Flower Power with Makeover by http://www.prodigalpieces.com

Thrifted Broyhill Brasilia Chest of Drawers Loses Its Flower Power with Makeover by http://www.prodigalpieces.com
It needed love and it takes creativity to imagine away that wear and tear it had. I waited a week and then recreated the Brasilia how I thought best.

Ta da!  With a little sanding and some paint, I stuck in the shop with a new look and it sold in a couple hours. *insert the song "Happy" here*
Thrifted Broyhill Brasilia Chest of Drawers Loses Its Flower Power with Makeover by http://www.prodigalpieces.com
See...it's smiling at me, saying "Thank you!"
Thrifted Broyhill Brasilia Chest of Drawers Loses Its Flower Power with Makeover by http://www.prodigalpieces.com

Thrifted Broyhill Brasilia Chest of Drawers Loses Its Flower Power with Makeover by http://www.prodigalpieces.com
Lesson: Don't look too quickly when you're out and about.  Look for labels and quality markings. You just might find a flower power beauty of your own.
Thrifted Broyhill Brasilia Chest of Drawers Loses Its Flower Power with Makeover by http://www.prodigalpieces.com

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

The Boutique Showcase #40: The Linky Party Featuring Your Online Shop

Can you believe it's back to school time already?  At least public school that is. For us homeschoolers, we will start after the holiday weekend because we school all year (lighter in the summer) and can start at a different time.

Did you catch my post last week about my insane stash in my shop?  If you look close, you can see some of the items in this picture have already been finished and sold.  Whew!  
Letting Go...saying good-bye to clutter and hello to sanity via http://www.prodigalpieces.com
Really, though, I am NEVER like this picture would make it seem.  Furniture was off limits for the most part while pregnant and I was going c.r.a.z.y. looking at that mound.

Light showing in last week's showcase, so show some love to the loyal shop owners!


Here are this week's features from the party...
by Whimzy Thyme
Antique Chalkware Bookends by Whimzy Thyme via http://www.prodigalpieces.com
by Cottage Vintage Shabby
Shabby Chic Bridal Wedding Hanger by Cottage Vintage Shabby via http://www.prodigalpieces.com
#1 most viewed shop's item...
by Prodigal Pieces 
I normally never feature myself, but thought every once in a while ain't wrong, right?  Had to since participation was lacking. :/
1920's Antique Desk & Upholstered Chair by Prodigal Pieces via http://www.prodigalpieces.com
Let's see what's new in your shop and get this week's party started!!

The linky party that is open to anyone with an Etsy Shop, Online Shop or Boutique. No worries, you don't have to have a blog to join in, but if you do, it would be fantastic if you would grab the marketplace image below and place it somewhere on your blog, just to let your readers know about this wonderful shopping experience.
Link party button for Prodigal Pieces
<div class="Prodigal Pieces-button" style="width: 350px; margin: 0 auto;"> <a href="http://www.prodigalpieces.com" rel="nofollow"> <img src="http://i1317.photobucket.com/albums/t625/ProdigalPieces/boutiqueshowcasenew_zps90d4aea4.jpg" alt="Prodigal Pieces" width="350" height="216" /> </a> </div>
The best part...You can link up to three of your individual shop items or shop blog posts. Just make sure these items you are linking are actually available FOR SALE, and link up using the permalink directly to the item or post to make it easy to find. 

A new party begins each week at 8 AM (EST) Tuesdays, so mark your calendar!

Are you here to shop?  Be sure to check back throughout the week because new items are always being added. 

Let's party!
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