Sunday, August 5, 2012


Due to time issues I will be posting blogs for my shop, Dwellings, within posts on my other blog...  We would love for you to visit us and "like" us on Thank you for your understanding and your patronage!

Monday, January 16, 2012

Some Fun Finds at Dwellings

A sneak peek at some of the finds from last week. Two new truck loads arriving Wednesday morning. Get there early for best selection!

Vintage swivel stools with burlap railroad bag seats.

I once knew a lady whose last name was Campbell. She had the neatest Campbell's Kids soup ads framed and hung in her eating area.

These collectible mugs are in perfect condition and would look cute in someone's kitchen!

Only $4 each.
In a totally different direction...for all you guitar aficionados out there...

A local artist's acrylic renditions of Jimi Hendrix.

Ya'll, he's good!

The hutch pictured below is easily separated into two pieces.

It's in very good condition and is made extremely well.

Heavy and solid...good to repaint, too!

But it doesn't need paint to look good.

This is a small set of drawers (below) that is begging for a new home!

I can see her on the back porch...painted white!

Just wanted you to see a few fun finds from Dwellings..Refined. Don't forget that we have two new truck loads of goodies that will be here on Wednesday at 10:00.

Hope you will shop with us soon!
PS: Civil War enthusiasts...I may have a CW bullet maker. This won't last long!

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Blackeye Beans Tops

Before I begin...let me say...I know basically how to upholster a stool top...HOWEVER, my fabric of choice was in very limited supply and I had to do the best I could with what I had..

that's what my shop and my blog are all about!

Old pitiful tops to very heavy old swivel stools (pictured above.)

"Fabric" of choice...two old railroad bean bags!

I LOVED them and knew they'd look great on the stools.

I know they are a little "puffy" around the edges...

But you do what you gotta do.

Someone said they look like old Coke bottle tops!

Yep, they surely do! I added some black twisted welting...cute!

Will post pics in the shop today!
Book bundles (below) are flying off the shelf! Literally! Had to restock twice yesterday!

Let me do your legwork...4 pretty vintage books for $5! You really need these for your decorating projects! (Hint: they are so much nicer than those old paperbacks or NEW books!)

Come visit us soon!

Hours: W-Sat: 10 until 5 ; Sun: 1-5
3955 Highway 49 South
Little Brick Building Between Donna's #6 Produce and Magnolia Flea Market

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Book Bundles!

Check out what we have for you at Dwellings here!!

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Top Ten Collectibles of 2012 & Decorating Tips

If you are out and about, spending that Christmas cash, stop by and see us! We will re-open at 10:00 Wednesday morning. We have some great new things for you!
Directions to shop:
From highway 468 & hwy 49 intersection: at the intersection of 49 and 468, turn left onto hwy. 49. Pass Jerry's Fish House on your left. Pass Donna's #6 Produce on your right and turn on your right blinker now. Dwellings is the small brick building JUST BEFORE the Flea Markets on your right.
From Florence & Richland/ Hwy. 468: When you go through the intersection of 49 and 468 follow directions above.
Be careful..if you blink you will miss it!
From Hattiesburg: Go north on hwy 49. Just outside of Florence, MS. you will pass Magnolia & Hwy. 49 Flea Markets on your left. The brick building just past the Flea Markets on your left is Dwellings. You will have to go to the next little "turn left" area to come back to Dwellings
We are re-thinking our hours! But for now,
Wed.-Sat. 10 until 5. Sunday: 1-5.

This Fire King casserole dish and separate underplate is a rare find.
Zoom in for details.
The color is wonderful!

If you are a collector of FK, we have a small table of Fire King.
We are working on this area daily.

This entire vintage wooden tray's design is made from actual butterfly wings!
The center butterfly is an iridescent blue.

I saw another one similar in West Monroe and our price is better!
In front of the tray are my distressed and waxed wooden bowls.
I do all the waxing by hand and the colors are my favorites!
Mustard, several shades of blue, black, green, off white, red and russet.
They come in very handy for display and are $7 each.

When "picking" an old warehouse recently, I found this OLD blackboard nailed to the wall.
The guy told me it came from the old Terry school. Talk about patina! The wood is solid and the board is in good condition.
Boards are so "in" really should drop by and see it.
Also notice the old school spelling book, flashcards and the rusty gear.
We have several round, rusty gears and blades right now.
Pottery Barn is, as always, on the "cutting" edge and uses these in their setups.
Ours are reasonably priced.

Speaking of "pickers"... American Pickers has NOTHING on us...
we absolutely have some of the best in the area.
Our pickers find the most unusual, fun stuff!

We have a small army of bottle pickers who dig deep to come up with some of best!
I've learned much about seams, blobs, lips and such.
There are as many women bottle collectors as there are men! (Who'd a thunk it?)

Not sure why, but I've always been fascinated with "little" items.
Children's chairs, tea sets, etc. This little beauty is not antique, but it IS old.
It's been refurbished with the prettiest gray and rose vintage material.
I can hardly stand to part with it.
There are perks to owning a shop, you can bring anything you want home!!

Silver plate has been named one of the top ten collectibles for 2012.
So we are on the hunt. It's pretty even when slightly tarnished!
I drug all mine out of hiding and have mixed it in with old books and such all over the house.
I love its twinkle factor!!
BTW: I bought the two tiered table and it's sitting in my living room as we speak.
You must move fast to beat me to the
More top ten collectibles for 2012. Granite ware... (this is a portion of our collection.
The rest is on our Welcome Table when you enter the store.)
We are building our collection of old kitchen utensils and included is another top ten favorite, wooden spoons.

One of the most sought after top ten is Cow creamers.
The top ten collectibles will rise in price this year because everyone will be looking for them...better start now!

We have a wide array of pressed glassware, some cut and colored.
Crocks and pitchers are also in abundance.
If you like the Deco art look or the 50's - 70's items, we have tables for you.
Three are alike and are blue and yellow with chrome. These are in GREAT shape.
Two are white enamel with red trim.
They have no chairs, but that's part of the fun... the hunt!!
Extremely reasonably priced also.

Decorating Tip: Use what you have! Old mismatched granite ware lids are displayed on a small shelf which is displayed within an old window frame! This works well for old china lids also. How about buying a piece of board and putting it into the old frame and spraying it with chalkboard paint? This window is its original color. I have 4 more paned windows right now...two are in very good condition, and two are a little tattered!
Will make a special deal on "tattered" ones!
I also have some old doors.
Our vintage wood paneled door coffee table hasn't sold and is on sale right now!

Vintage lures are displayed in our case and on old barn wood..
lots for the fisherman or lady in your life!

All things Rooster and Chicken!!
Look at that dinnerware and zoom in on the metal napkin holders
with black and white chicken paper napkins.

Super duper old wagon wheel...we have other parts from this wagon also.
Heavy as heck!

For the tobacco tins and boxes collector...
we are also beefing up our lighter collection.

From one picking expedition..
old medicine cabinet...white with green paint...
lost its mirror, but would add glass if it were mine.
Now, surely you've seen something you MUST have.

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Merry Christmas From Dwellings

We have the answer to all your gift much to show... I will just give you a snapshot of some things that might interest you. Small glass containers are perfect for "wrappers" for your baked goods....plan to spend $5-$10 on a vintage piece.

We have lots of pretty glassware..this is one small section.

Lanterns are $25.00 and are the most versatile of decorations...use them year-round.

This vintage lighted secretary is so pretty...
leave it natural or paint it...either way, you will love it.

It has glass shelves and a drawer in addition to the writing surface. Price: $200.00

Vintage books fashioned into re-purposed table decorations. Several have holes that hold votive holders. If you would like one with pictures of your family on front...just let me know. Special orders for the ones with pictures are $20...others range from $9 to $15.00.

Metal buggy for all your decorating needs...this is a large item and would hold lots of pumpkins, pots of flowers or serve as an outside Christmas container.

I re-purposed this old bird feeder as a little tabletop log cabin. The red fence goes all the way around and there are bottle brush trees and a wreath over the front door. Price: $22....cute for bird lovers.

Vintage wood burned and painted blanket chest is waiting on a new home. I think it would be a great window bench or coffee table. Chests like these were usually flat, but bun feet or square feet would look wonderful and give her just the lift she needs. Price: $150.00.

How fun is this set? Old wooden spools fashioned into a playroom table and stools! Wonderful colors...price: $65.00.
On Saturday and Sunday, I will be available to make your holiday bows.

Call me for details: 601 966-7305
Price: $3.00 per bow

Come by and have some coffee and shop. At first I was so excited, that I followed everyone around and talked entirely too much...I promise I will leave you to shop until your heart's content! Merry Christmas!

Hope your days are merry and bright,


Monday, November 21, 2011

Holiday Hours

Dwellings has settled into holiday hours. We will be open Thanksgiving week Wed., Fri., Sat. from 10:00-5:00 and Sunday from 1:00-5:00. Hope to see you there!

We have a limited number of these precious angels! Better drive like crazy to get one while they are still here!! Happy Thanksgiving!