Sunday, July 15, 2012

anniversary sale

wow!  how time flies!  it's been 5 years since i found etsy and opened the catnap cottage - i have had a blast, to say the least - met some fabulous people and made some great friends!  so, there's a little sale going on - everything is marked down!  life gets busy, and things go unsaid, but please know how much i truly appreciate all the support y'all have given me over these years!  :) 

Thursday, June 21, 2012

from trash treasure

i've been scouring the thrift stores for weeks now looking for two small bowfront chests to paint for bedside tables - haven't found any chests yet, but yesterday i snagged a large ottoman for $9 at goodwill - great shape, just ugly!

nothing some vintage fulton feedbags couldn't handle - i whipped up this cover today - now i have a place for a tray, my laptop, my feet or the kids!  :)  yeah!

then, i got carried away with the yarn - did someone say squirrel?  lol!

Friday, June 15, 2012

grainsack market totes

We love these market totes. They are crafted with vintage domestic grainsack bags... bemis, chase, fulton - all heavy duty cotton bags. Bemis originally made their bags to hold 100 pounds of seed and grain back in the 20s. After making pillows for years, we've accumulated quite a few stacks of remants, so in the spirit of "waste not, want not", we are happy to offer these bags.

Sunday, April 15, 2012

zebra swallowtail butterfly

(pic from wikipedia)

hubby saw one of these beauties in our backyard the other day!  beautiful!
hoping everyone is enjoying spring!
xx c

Sunday, April 8, 2012

He is risen - happy easter!

i hope your day is full of love and laughter!  happy easter!

Saturday, March 24, 2012

kuhlman chenille factory

most of you know i live a stone's throw from highway 41 - aka "peacock alley" and "chenille row". it was lined with handmade chenilles in the 30s and 40s.... spreads, robes, rugs - right when touring in those big cars was the thing to do. well, i headed north on chenille row this morning to one of my favorite spots for some "junkin' therapy" to the old kuhlman chenille factory that is now an antique mall. i have always wanted to take a look around outside, so today i took my camera and got a close up look at just one of the many chenille factories that was here in north georgia. this one sprung up in the early 1950s.

oh to have a peek in these old glass windows back then to see a world of chenille!

and, these old doors for unloading yarn and supplies and for shipping out the beautiful chenilles!

the tank is mostly rusty on the outside - it is hard to see the writing, but it still stands magestically behind the building. i frequented here for years until one day i actually read what was on the water tank and smiled!

there was no chenille inside - i have never found a spread there - well, some remnants, but no spreads. found this lovely when i was out with mr. c today - as agnes would say.... "it's so fluffy!"

Sunday, March 11, 2012

floursack pillows

hope y'all had a great weekend - i listed some vintage chenille spreads in the shop - some wonderful solid white morgan jones and bates - also crafted a few pillows. now it is back to the grind tomorrow morning - glad we "sprang forward" - makes the afternoons a bit longer - wishing y'all a great week!

Saturday, March 3, 2012

weekend sale

vintage bedding, feedsack pillows, vintage aprons... it's all on sale this weekend

use coupon code CATNAP10

and have a fabulous weekend!

xx c

Saturday, February 25, 2012

vintage sack pillows

working in the studio today - my first two pillows - one from a vintage sugar sack and the other from a vintage flour sack - makes me a happy girl! hope y'all have a fabulous day!!

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

hope your day is wonderful and full of love!

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Friday, February 3, 2012

bedroom blues...

nothing blue about these, except the color - am i the only one enamored with vintage linens...

Sunday, January 22, 2012

happy birthday mr c!

what do you buy a guy who you have been married to over half your life, who has everything, who buys what he wants, usually when he wants it and who has more bedroom shoes and lounge pants than anyone on the planet (gifts from me) .... i had to figure out something special for his "milestone" birthday, and it has been on my mind all week - what to do.... well, i called a few people i know and got one balloon for each year of his life delivered this sunday morning. if they were delivered yesterday, half would be on the ground this morning. so, my friend at Angel's Florist made and delivered them this morning while mr. c was having his coffee. i was afraid i would give it away as i kept going to the kitchen to look out the window, so i would rattle a pan or something so he wouldn't know what i was doing! :)

we are having a traditional southern birthday dinner - pot roast, greenbeans and carrots, my soon-to-be-famous smushed potatoes (red potatoes, butter, cream, s&p - all mashed by hand), rolls and cake with ice cream. and, afterwards, we will all go to the front yard and set all of those balloons free. i can hardly wait to see everyone's faces, especially the little granddaughters, when they fly up and away!

it has been all i could do to not say too much - i am such a blabber mouth about gifts - i usually give it away with hints or give the gift when i buy it - i just get so excited that i cannot wait! can you tell i am excited with all this blabbering! lol!! i am off to the kitchen to finish up - the kids will be here soon. hope y'all do something fun today!!

Friday, January 20, 2012

spring is on the way

it has been such a whacky winter here in north georgia - we have had short cold spells followed by warming and then back to a cold snap. it did follow the hottest summer we have had here in about 100 years, though. i can hardly believe the forsythia is already blooming - it is usually mid-february around here when that starts. and, the robins, oh my, they are in our yard by the dozens, pecking at the ground for worms after the rain. and, i do have one daffodil that is blooming already at the cottage - i will have my head down for about two months doing "my day job", but once tax season is over, and i look up, spring will be here! :) wishing spring hurries to your doorsteps! xx c

Monday, January 2, 2012

vintage duvet covers

...mostly from the 1940s/1950s - i found lots of them "new in the package"

i've soaked and laundered them...
and, they are just so fabulous!
they are about 70" x 80" and fit just the top of a queen bed...

like a european cover that just sort of floats on your bed like a cloud.

all cotton - i love the patterns...

they are so soft - i have kept a few for myself! :)

thanks for stopping in and have a fab week! xx c