Little Hands Giving Hearts

Giving Back

When I started the Old House Chic blog, I wanted it to be a source of inspiration to those that read it.  I wanted to give a gentle push to those that needed a little courage to take on something big or to step way out on that limb.  Had I not been given the…

Wrapping up Market Season

With my second market season wrapped up at the beginning of October, I realized that I haven’t posted any pictures of six months worth of adventures… …and more to come.

This is me…

I was sitting on one side of my mom while my sister sat on the other.  We were seated in a row of chairs that could be found in a law office or a funeral home.  I wished it was a law office and we were debating on how to split the millions we won…

DIY

An Overflowing of Opportunities

In part one, titled The Overflowing Toilet Effect, I had a reason to use the word toilet, but now that I’m referring to my own opportunities which were presented to me by others, I thought I might tone that down a bit- kind of like knocking some of the sawdust out of your hair, for…

The Overflowing Toilet Effect

I was going to title this post something that sounded polite like ” The Overflowing of Opportunities” and then I was going to type:  “I was really tempted to call this post the overflowing, clogged up toilet of opportunities but I thought that might give the impression that I was ungrateful for the many opportunities…

A Blogging Break

After a break from blogging, I’m back at it again.  A lot has gone on since my last blog post and I feel like a big update is in order. Let me just say that I was toying with the title of this blog post and was tempted to throw all caution to the wind…

Let Market Season Begin

May seems to be the starting point month for most market seasons everywhere.  Flea markets, rummage sales, garage sales and estate sales, antique shows and junk extravaganzas- they all seem to start when spring is headed into summer and continues until the fall.   I love this season.  I love selling at markets.  I get…

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Latest Loves: Carts

I have a mental sticky note in my head of all the things I look for when out junk shopping. Some things come and some things go on the list but not wooden or metal carts. At Texas Antique Week, I saw carts everywhere I went.  Weathered wooden ones with rusted nail holes, gouges and…

Operation Texas Antique Week Part 2

My day started out at 3:00 this morning, when my alarm went off.  I actually sat up and thought, “What is that?!”  Nothing on this earth needed to be making a single sound at that time of the night…or early morning and it took me a minute to figure out what that rude, obnoxious, violent…