Exciting news at the Hedgewood Cottage! Spring has sprung in my back yard…or better yet…springs have sprung in my backyard. (Just ignore the mound of frozen snow in the background and the snowmobiles zipping across the golf course.) These old springs are from bus seats and now they’re sweet vases with stands. My man with the very strongest of hands helped me unspring (my newest made up word) the springs and insert the bottles so they’re nice and tight and stand oh so proudly. The stronghanded man said, “who wants rusty springs”? I said “all our fabulous customers, that’s who”! So come on ladies, come buy some springy vases and prove me right and him wrong….I’ll just have to be very delicate when I tell him I was right once again. I wouldn’t want him to wrap those strongest of hands around my dainty, wrinkly neck. Think positively, spring really is right around the corner.
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Hello! My name is Arica, and I’m going to apologize ahead of time for my story being a sad one, but this my journey. I am now in the process of repurposing my life after a life changing incident. My husband and I we were expecting our first baby September 2013 and we couldn’t have been happier. On August 5th I went into labor; we arrived at the hospital only to have our dreams shattered with the news that our baby had no heartbeat. A few hours later I delivered our baby boy and we named him Tobin Shane. He was so tiny and so perfect. We held and kissed him, memorized his sweet little features, and told him that we would look forward to holding him again one day in heaven. Months later when I was able to sit in the nursery; I thought of all the work we put into making a perfect little place for our baby. My plan for the nursery had been to find gently used vintage pieces; a glider and dresser to modernize and revive. So with the help of my mom and a few tag sales along the way we did these things. The vintage pieces we found were such good quality they just needed a little TLC; my mom helped us refinish them and they are stunning. At this point I knew I needed something to focus my attention on; an outlet. I discussed my thoughts with my mom and she had the same feelings so we decided to put our creative energy to good use! So the hunt was on for the perfect pieces to revamp and revive! Things seemed to fall into place when we happened upon the perfect space for our studio and workshop… it’s even big enough to hold paint classes down the road. But it needs lots of love! Please share our blog with your friends and family! Your thoughts and feedback will continue to give us motivation along the way. We continue to work our full-time jobs during the day & our tails off at the workshop in the evenings. Our dreams are to take cast-off, unloved furniture, revamping them into beautiful, stylish pieces once more. My momma is quite talented, she can help give a new perspective and show potential in things you might have passed by at a resale shop, thrift store, or tag sale even! I will post pictures & updates along the way…..thank you for your support! ~ Arica & Pamela View all posts by Alter'd Relics Design Studio