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Monday, April 20, 2009

Mystery Solved

Did you ever wonder where the furniture displayed in a model home goes after the home is sold?
It might go to Furniture Affair. They receive regular shipments of everything used in a model home.
Things for lovers of pink.


Wonderful things for those seeking decorative accents.



You may have to dig, as it is a warehouse and things are stacked on top of each other.



This was a great coffee table and the pop of green via the pillow was lovely.



Need a dining room table or silk greenery? It's all a bit hodge podge, but priced to sell.



Even little people can find something.



I loved these old shutters. You could indeed use them as art. They were being sold for a "take me home" price.



Although I didn't find the headboard I was seeking for Sweet Boy's room, I did come home and create two of these:
I will be participating in the upcoming Bohemian Bliss Soiree and wanted a creative way to display my handcrafted tags.

I liked the natural look of the shutters, but felt that a nice shade of white would make the tags stand out more.
What do you think?

39 comments :

Francie of The Scented Cottage said...

I think they look fabulous !
Ya know, I never thought about where that furniture went but am happy to know...

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LiLi M. said...

I'd love to shop over there. Here those shutters are a rage and quite expensive, priced to leave there so to say! Sometimes I ask shops what they do with their decorations, especially chain stores, which have special campaigns. Now I have seen a fashion store with big rolls of wallpaper as backgrounds, I'm so looking forward to have them, but I have to ask first...

Very clever way of displaying your tags! Have a nice day!

Mildred said...

What a great use of the shutters. I love the white with the cheerful colors of the tags. This is absolutely beautiful Laura.

Craftymoose Crafts said...

You definitely nailed it with painting the shutters white--The tags just pop!

I wondered if they sold the furniture with the house! They always have the neatest stuff in a model house!

I did you tube Susan Boyle--she is fabulous! Coincidentally the same day another friend of mine asked me if I knew about her!

Carrie said...

Oh, that would be a fun place to some shopping!!

Housewife Savant said...

I think I have greater appreciation for the stack of old shutters in the garage...

Love Where You Live said...

The pink chairs really caught my eye!
What a great little shop. Thanks for sharing. cheers, -susan

Terri and Bob said...

I love your idea about the shutters!

Muthering Heights said...

I like the white...it makes a crisp, clean background, and doesn't distract from your tags!

heather said...

I think I want a couple thousand dollars to take to that store!! :)

bettyann said...

I love the pop of white with the colourful tags..very clever

Tanya said...

I think the shutters are a great way to display your tags. Of course, white always looks right! (to me anyway :)

Coastal Sisters said...

LOVED the shutters! How clever to display those lovely tags.

I am drooling over the pink chairs!

Love,
LuLu~*xoxo

deedee said...

I'll put that on my list of places to check out.

Jess said...

The shutters look great white and your tags are all cute!!

Such a Wondrous Place this Faery Space said...

Excellent idea! Blessings.

Heather said...

You hit the nail on the head! Looks great!

Jen said...

Dear Laura,
Well I would love to come over and shop at the Furniture Affair - you know anytime I hear the words Furniture and used (no matter how gently) my ears prick up!
If only I could - the goodies look so tasty! that pink is luscious, and don't those shutters look sweet. Once more you demonstrate not only your incredible kindness and willingness to share, but your talented mind and nimble fingers.
Never change - and keep the reports rolling!

Bobbi Jo said...

They look great! My hubby use to work for Shea Homes and they would have auctions for the employees when the models where sold out. We got a King sized bed for $5 (best firm bed we have ever had) we also got a dinning room table, wood with 8 chairs, hand painted chickens on each chair with 2 end chairs upholster for $350.I miss those auctions! Thank you for sharing I love the Pink! Hugs, Bobbi Jo

Maija said...

Your tags and display are fabulous!!

Carrie said...

this would be a great source for accessories and furniture with interesting design concepts.
The shutters painted white form a perfect backdrop for your lovely tags.

Beautiful Pear Tree Lane said...

Hello, This is the first time I have heard of Furniture Affair, I must check it out. thank you for sharing.I like the way you displayed your tags on white.
Blessings,
Sue

Joy said...

What a brilliant idea to display tags in a shutter! It looks great.

Susie Q said...

I wonder if I can get the company to send me to AZ for training....naw, they have not bothered to train me so far, why should they start now???

Susie

Allidink said...

Awesome! I love those shutters too great idea! My mom and I have gone to stores like these and it's actually where my bed spread came from LOL. There are some great finds!

All the best,
Allison

Sandra Evertson said...

Simply Brilliant!
Your shutter tag holders are Fabulous!
Clever girl!
Sandra Evertson

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

What a great idea for displaying the tags! You are one smart lady! laurie

Becky K. said...

I love it! You are so right...the tags are perfect against the white.

Hill Country House Girl said...

Looks like a great place to treasure hunt! This is my first visit to your blog - love it!

Linda said...

The tags are lovely and I love the usage of the white shutters.

I would also LOVE a store like this!!

Linda

Cat said...

Love it.. ur tags are Gorgeous!!

Barbara said...

I think I need new furniture.

FrenchGardenHouse said...

Hi adorable you! Lost of great posts since I was last here. We have a store like this over here in CA, and it's a treasure trove of great stuff, too!
Lidy

Anne Marie said...

gotta go check that out!

awesome!

Draffin Bears said...

What a fun place to shop ~ there is some lovely furniture and things there you could buy.

Love your tags and shutter tag holder.

Hugs
Carolyn

Liz said...

OMG! I love Furniture Affair! I live up the street and around the corner!

I haven't been there in awhile though. Need to stop in soon. :)

~Liz

nikkicrumpet said...

Whoa...I'd love to find a place like that. What a wonderful shopping mecca! And the shutter idea was a brilliant display solution!

Shimmy Mom said...

I LOVE how you displayed your cards in the shutters. What a wonderful idea!!!
*hugs*

ScrappinAway said...

Wow that pink furniture sure was crazy! I did always wonder where model home furniture went. I wonder if we have a place like that. I really like the shutter idea, very different!