Friday, August 28, 2009

Sweet Mosaic Vanity

I love this one! Found this old vanity at the flea market and she looked so pathetic that I had to take her home. Someone had painted her a nasty dark brown and cut off the kidney shaped sides. I brought her back to life with lots of white paint, vintage china, & stained glass. Even did the drawer and added a glass knob! The finishing touch was the pearls across the front and the sweet green cameos on either side. She's beautiful!

Mosaic Console Table

Finished this one up shortly after the end is such a cute table! I love the 2 level top on it and it was perfect for mosaic embellishment. Painted the same green as the end table and the 2 would look so sweet in a room together.

Mosaic End Table

I'm sooooo bad that I never came back with the completed pic! The table came out just darling with all it's pinks & greens & roses! It's in the booth and waiting for it's new home!

Friday, June 19, 2009

Work in Progress.......

Since the adorable little pink mosaic end table sold this week and is on it's way to it's new home in Colorado, I figured I'd best get busy on another end table for the booth. Color is a little dark on this pic but it is a darling shade of celery green just loaded with vintage rose china focals and stained glass. Grout first thing tomorrow!

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Rare Wicker Corner Chairs!

OMG - aren't these the cutest??!! I had to have them! You don't see many of these and to find a matched pair in such good shape is amazing....just darling!

The Latest Haul!

Here's the latest batch of goodies from my monthly flea market excursion - got some cuties!

Newest Booth!

SOLD! Red Cupboard, Print, Potting Bench & Wicker Computer Desk!

I opened a new booth in Prosperity, SC the first of March at Towne Square Antique Mall - please come visit!

SOLD - Double Rocker!

Mosaic Coffee Table

Finished it up and added it to the booth today at Little Mountain. Very pretty pale green vintage coffee table with all our favorites: roses and tons of pinks & greens - sooooo sweet!

I'm Back!

I know, I know......I have been a terrible blogger! Got married and started working on house projects and before I knew it months had slipped by without a post! But I've got new pics to post and will get them up in the next few days!

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Shabby Sweet Medicine Cabinet!

Love at first sight! When I saw this cutie I knew she needed a mosaic embellishment! Strong & sturdy - beveled mirror and a towel bar! Totally functional......and beautiful!

Love the combination of roses focals, pink stained glass, and seafoam & lilac tiny tiles!

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Sweet Wicker Shelf


This one is too cute! A single wicker shelf with vintage china, stained glass, & the sweetest heart focal by Carol Kent of cmksculptures - check ebay for her great tiles!

She's currently at the shop but if you want her, you better come quick before I decide to take her home!

Perfect in the bath for your lotions and potions; on your dresser with pretty perfumes; or in the kitchen with your teacups & creamers!

Thursday, January 15, 2009

New Arrival! 3 Tier Table - So Sweet!

What a cutie! Vintage 3 tier table painted white & lightly distressed. Love the delicate scalloped edge & graceful, feminine legs! Lots of vintage china, ceramic shapes, and stained glass. She won't be here long!

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Classic Blue & White - so serene......

Petite, Victorian style console table - painted in a linen white with china mosaic from Spode Blue Room, Sebring Toledo Delight, Hall Cameo Rose & don't miss the pale blue & white Haviland Rosamonde. My Mom gave me this set of china. And no, I didn't break her vintage plates! Bought the centers from my favorite china plate cutter :)

I love the way the tiny, navy blue tiles create a stark contrast for the soft blues. Also added a touch of aqua stained glass around some of the edges. Finished her off with an iridescent pearl trim to add that feminine touch!

A Closer look.....

Spring has come early to The Lakeside Cottage!

SOLD!!! - Wicker Armchairs & Blue Octagon Table


Lovely pair of wicker armchairs with pink floral cushions & pillows - love the scrolly details. They do look fabulous with the mosaic mantle!

A sweet vintage chifferobe painted creamy white and lighty distressed. Check out the cute pair of lamps with shades made from straw hats trimmed in feather boa - cute!

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

OMG! The Sweetest Vintage Plant Stand!

I don't know if I can bear to part with this one! Painted a perfect pink with just the right amount of chippiness! Each shelf has a different mosaic pattern from vintage china and stained glass. You'll find Sebring, Homer Laughlin, Paden City, & don't miss the detail on the base: the sweetest rims from a Salem Debutante dinner plate - love it!

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

The Pink Table is ready!


Too cute! Finished her this morning and she's in the shop ready to go to her new home! Love the pinks and florals - cotton candy pink grout completes this sweet & petite beauty! Don't forget to click on the photos for a closer peek and please forgive the glare :)

Sunday, December 28, 2008

Some work in progress....please check back!

Sunday, November 30, 2008


Such a cutie! I think this is one of my favorite pieces. This was once a secretary with a pull down desk top. The top was too badly battered to save so it was removed and a back was added to turn it into a book or display case. Painted pink and mosaic-ed across the top with vintage Spode, Mildred, and various other bits of old china. She's ready for a new life - won't you take her home?

A closer view - love this bookcase!

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

It's a Shabby Chic Christmas!

The booth is ready for Christmas and loaded with pink - ornaments, feather trees, & gifts of all types for that romantic, shabby chic gal on your list!
Please come and visit!

What a sweet pair of matching end tables! Sebring china focal with pink stained glass, ceramic leaves, and filled with pink rose chintz - so shabby sweet! Available for sale at Little Mountain Unlimited.

A close-up view of the Mosaic End Table design.

Sunday, October 26, 2008

This little cutie belonged to my Great Aunt Lucy. I remember being a very little girl (well over 40 years ago!) and seeing it in her tiny apartment in Fall River, MA. My brother and I would sit at it and eat tuna sandwiches while we watched "Gilligan's Island". I had been carting it from house to house, attic to attic before I gave her a makeover! Painted white and applied a mosaic pattern under the glass top with stained glass, a Sebring focal and bits of vintage Mildred china.
This was one of my first efforts and I love this little table; so dainty & petite! This one is sentimental and so sorry, but not for sale!


A lovely vintage 2 tier table painted white and embellished with china from Paden City & Aichi. Loads of pink and white stained glass enhance the dainty and feminine feel of this special piece.

Saturday, October 25, 2008

By special request........
The Lakeside Cottage is pleased to present
Bubba is 24 lbs of love! His other names include "Big Love" & "Barry White". Bubba is now on a diet and is not very happy about it but he definitely needs to trim down a good bit!

An old silver plate tray with a beautiful mosaic design created from vintage Sebring & Canonsburg China. The rim was created from bits of Aichi china made in Occupied Japan.
Another view of the Mosaic Mantel & some of the other treasures in my booth at Little Mountain Unlimited located in Little Mountain, SC.

Easy to find - located just 2 miles off HWY 26 at exit 85. Please stop in for a visit and ask for "Joanie's Booth" or "Dealer 55".

You can also view the blog for Little Mountain Unlimited at

See ya there!
An antique mantel revived with vintage china from Homer Laughlin, Johnson Brothers, & Sebring. Stained glass chips in shabby chic shades of pink & green complete the ensemble.

An old plant stand comes back to life with a fresh, new top created from bits of vintage china and ceramic shapes.