Introducing Antique Chic!

I am so excited to do our first feature from Albert County on the ” Road to Waterside”. February is a perfect time to feature this pretty romantic place. I have known Kerry for a long time through our family connections but mostly only knew her when she was a little girl. I was so excited to see it was her with a  new business on the road to Waterside. I don’t get in there very often but I am always checking what she has for sale on Instagram and Facebook. I gave Kerry some questions that may make it easier to get to know her and her business So without further ado I give you Kerry Edgett of Antique Chic in Lower Coverdale, NB:

Question 1: How long have you been open and what or who inspired you to open your business?

I am now going on my fourth year of being open. I’ve always been drawn to older,antique items since I was a very little girl.I would yard sale with my mom and always pick up pretty,feminine items for my bedroom.I had quite a collection even then going on,lots of perfume bottles lol. The passion has always been there for me and I knew one day I wanted to open my own little dream spot of pretty items to sell.It finally happened almost four years ago!

 

Question 2: How would you describe your shop?

My shop is mostly filled with feminine style items such as vintage nightgowns,painted furniture with curves,girlie items like hair brush sets,old perfume bottles,beautiful smelling handmade soaps,embroidered linens,old quilts,pretty milk glass pieces,ironstone and more.I also have shabby chic style items and cottage style decor.

Question 3: Where do you get inspiration for the projects you do and pieces you collect?

I get a lot of my inspiration from decorating magazines,pinterest,instagram and also from just experimenting from my own ideas!

Question 4: What other interests or hobbies do you have?

I love spending time outdoors in my flower gardens,hiking in nature,camping,listening to good music and going to the beach with my two daughters and granddaughter .Also,flea markets,thrift shopping and local auctions are a lot of fun for me!

 

Question 5: Do you have any future plans for your business?

I have some future plans for my shop which involve expanding the shop so I have a bigger space.I will be able to have some different styles that way and hopefully a work area for painting and crafting.I stick with one theme now,which is more on the romantic side because it all flows together so well

 

Question 6: How can people reach you and when can they visit your shop?

I am open from April until late December and closed winter months.I still open by appointment though :)My shop hours are on my page during the months I’m open.I can be reached from my Facebook page,Instagram or by home phone 506 386 3429 and also by email kaphillips_@hotmail.ca

Aren’t those pictures lovely? Obviously Kerry loves pink and has more of a vintage, shabby chic vibe. I can usually find something to go home with me when I visit. I hope you all drop in to see her!  Watch for her sign and the painted bicycle as you drive through Lower Coverdale.

Thanks for sharing your shop with us and continue your great work Kerry! See you on the “Road to Waterside”!

 

 

Where it all began- part 1

Our adventure in Waterside started in 2010 when we began to dream about having a place to go for our vacations. At first we just wanted a place to take our trailer because we were tired of camping in close proximity to other people, using communal washrooms,  and constantly packing and unpacking to go anywhere. We have both had a long history of heading to the Bay of Fundy area for day trips, camping trips, hangouts with friends and I even worked  at the Fundy Park pool for 2 summers after high school. It was inevitable that we would be drawn to start looking for land along the Bay of Fundy. After scoping out a few places, even all the way to St. Martin’s, we happened to see a small sign that said “Land for Sale” in Waterside the summer of 2011. After lots of patience and work, we finally acquired the land in October of 2012. We camped on it the next summer with the tent trailer but the bugs and the wind won out and we decided to try to start building a place. At first we thought it would just be a cabin or camp to go to. But then we kept dreaming of the future and how we would use this property, were determined to do a lot of the finishing work ourselves to save money, and so the plans kind of evolved into something bigger.  Plans were drawn and contractors found and ground was broken to start the build in September 2013!

“Pre-view” We could see the dream. Lots of work taking down those alders out front!

After some mowing and clearing. We have a driveway!

Much better view already!

 

Breaking ground, September 2013

 

Within 6 weeks or so the floor was poured and the shell up. Mark did all the organising and planning for the trades we needed to get. He did a great job getting them in the right order of when we needed them. It all seemed to go smoothly from my vantage point.

One of the 1st things I painted were these Adirondack chairs I had collected at various yard sales.  Our dreams were coming true!

 

Part 2 of the dream to be continued…

 

 

 

 

 

Valentine’s Day

Hi everybody! This is my first post on this blog. Welcome if you are reading this. I have wanted to start a blog for the past year. So I finally stopped thinking and reading about it and jumped in to it. As I read and heard on Jennifer Allwood’s site, she says stop learning and start doing when it comes to doing something new and facing your fears. I will be learning along the way to make it better. I hope you will join me on this journey. See the “About me” section for further deets about what  I want to do with this blog.

I thought I would start with some crafts because that’s what I like to do around the different holidays to decorate, to relax and create.  I wanted to see what I could do with some thrift store finds and paint. I actually found some heart shaped items at one of our local stores. Kind of standard Valentine shapes but oh well. We LOVE Valentine’s Day.

I was inspired by Marian of Miss Mustard Seed ( MMS) when she milk painted some paper mache boxes at Christmas – see here- https://missmustardseed.com/milk-painted-gift-boxes/.  I also wanted to try out some different shades of pink to see if there were any that inspired my daughter for her room makeover. I picked up some samples of milk paint and Fusion Mineral Paint at http://frontporchmercantile.com . The paper mache heart was a nested trio.  I painted this first one with MMS Arabesque. It took the paint lovely. Then I decoupaged some cut out Cavallini paper, stamped some scrolls and sealed it all with Tough Coat.

This second one I painted with Fusion Mineral Paint’s English Rose.  I decoupaged the top with a pretty napkin and then swirled some Fusion’s Rose Gold Metallic wax in spots after sealing .

For the last paper mache heart I mixed a custom color which I don’t normally do because I can never get it right and I hate wasting paint. But this turned out nice- it was a bunch of Fusion’s Raw Silk and a little Fort York Red ( I didn’t get the measurements). I had mixed another colour with Champlain and Cranberry but didn’t like it on the mirror so decoupaged it with another pretty napkin . I covered the mirror with Fusion’s Ash to make it into a chalkboard. The banner was from a DIY kit I found at Dollarama but had to paint some extra hearts on some burlap sections- easy with more Raw Silk!

I didn’t find the right pink for my daughter so we’ll keep trying :). It was fun to create anyway!

Our next post will feature a sweet romantic spot in Lower Coverdale. Can’t wait to show you!