Savannah Bound

I made a quick run down to Savannah this week to re-stock my antique booth at Seaside Sisters on Tybee Island. The week before I managed to score some major junk. Jinxie and I went to a rare mid-week estate sale–and lucked into a moving sale across the street from the main sale. I just love it when life works out that way. I bought a beat up round side table from the ’20s, and a couple of other things. I took the table home, cleaned it up, primed it and painted it a color Lowes calls Key Lime. Then, on Saturday, I went junking again, and as I was heading up Briarcliff Road I spotted a couple of cool retro rattan chairs in a weed-strewn yard. I flipped a U-ey, and hit the sale. So my car was already near full when I set out for Tybee on Tuesday morning. Just as an after-thought, I decided to stop at the Salvation Army near my house. Score again! This time I found another pair of retro-riffic rattan tub chairs, plus three rattan foot-stool looking things. The cushions are tufted and hot orange, they’d be divine in a beach house. Once I got down to Seaside Sisters, Susan, the shop madam and I, worked like dogs getting my booth re-worked. I re-covered the seat cushions of the Briarcliff Road chairs with some bright blue barkcloth fabric from my fabric stash, and hung another panel of the fabric from the wall of the booth. After five hours, it looked terrific. And of course, a customer came in and wanted the Key Lime table. So we had to un-do everything, and re-build. But we’re all set now. I bought a wonderful shabby chic white painted full-sized pineapple poster bed, and added a couple new pieces of wicker too. So come on down to Savannah. I’ll be signing DEEP DISH on the deck at Seaside Sisters, on Highway 80 on Tybee, from noon-3 p.m. Saturday. Then I’ll scoot into Savannah and sign from 3:30-5 at Shaver’s Books. You can check the website for exact shop addresses.