Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Drop by my booth sometime.......

Visit The Great Escape (my booth) in One of a Kind Shoppes and

tell them you are my friend and get 20% off on any one item by May 31...........

Saturday May 26 and Sunday May 27 are Memorial Day Outside Market Day at One of a Kind

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Happy Mothers Day

It's hard to explain........... she was a mom who never missed one of my track
meets, basketball or soccer games.......who beamed with pride talking about
us kids............when my brother wanted a special guitar, she drove to Detroit to  buy it.......she always freaked out when one of us got hurt..........she loved and took great care of the three homes that her and dad built from 1950 to  1968. It's different now and it's my turn to take care of her.
She is in a memory care unit. the dogs and I see her almost everyday. I thank God that she still remembers me...........she doesn't remember their names, but, always asks "where are the dogs"
Happy Mothers Day Mom.

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Phase II of This Old House

To My Friend Nick, the attached pergola is done and almost painted. The stacked stone and built out
columns will be done in the next week or so. Thanks for helping with my vision. We are loving it!!
The next step is the fabulous landscape plan that you  created for us.

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Free "Parking Lot" Sale

The last weekend of every month, plan on checking out  "One of a Kind"
parking lot sale! Anyone and everyone  is encouraged to come and set up shop and sell something!! In and around the parking lot.
Just a  small sampling of what you may find:
Homemade soaps, clothes, vintage books, lots of furniture, puppies,
hand crafted out door furniture, childrens clothes, books and toys!
It changes every month and we are starting to see the same  vendors,  come back........OH, did I say that you can set up for FREE............................
come when you
want and leave when you are ready! It can be viewed quite well from the street so it brings in lots of new faces to buy good things that are 4-SALE.............

One of a Kind Shoppes............783 Whitlock Avenue, Marietta, Georgia, 30064

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Make Your Garden Glow

                                            Flowers can be real or not real.
                                            Right container, the Right colors,
                                            the Right place
                                                               inside or outside........

Don't be afraid of a little color

  This darling little table was
plain ole  white but,
add a little aqua and
the fun begins!

grab your gear...............

Follow me to the Woodstock Market and Show~Friday, May 4,5,6.......home everything inside and out
farmers market and more great ideas and collectables than you may be able to fit in your little wagon!!

Monday, April 9, 2012

This Old House!

Color not only  totally changes the interior of a home, but, also the outside!
We tore out our sidewalk several years ago to redesign a curvy path lined with brick paver and walking stones. Loved it then and love it even more now with the new dark gold color and swamp green trim!

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

The Fuzz.....nuf said

Miss Hemingway (Hemi)

                                            My wonderful "pound" puppy

It'll Help Me Cook Better, That's What I Told Him!

A real cute addition to my own kitchen. An island/re-purposed table/
catch all/extra storage/dust collector.......That's my story and I'm
sticking to it.
Besides, I love it!

The End Or The Beginning

At the bottom of  this page, you will find two words that say:

Older on it!

Now you can  see all my great post from the  "beginning".......  

Cherry Pie Turned Into Vanilla Cream Custard ~ BAM!

A really nice chest with two doors and drawer.............start with a primer, go to a gold based paint
top with cream glaze........ change out the knobs and kicked up a notch from "was" to "is" fabulous!!
Call me, we'll talk about changing something good to something wonderful for your house.............. 

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Perfect for a smaller kitchen or porch.

This retangular black pub table  and the brown stools with
darker edges are almost new.
If you are interested in more info, please contact

A Little R&R Please..........

 Dick and I and the girls will be spending a whole week at this cute beach house......
 so looking forward to it!!! Sand, sun and  seafood!

Very Fun

This very charming armoire in lime green hightlighted with sanded
blue doors and green knobs...........has tons of personality!

This could work in a number of places!

If you would like to  take a closer look, it is located inside
One of a my booth " The Great Escape"

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

First Day of Spring

Eggs and bunnies galore...............
Happy Spring to everyone!
Visit One of a Kind and find some
very nice Easter surprises.
Visit my booth, "The Great Escape"                                                         

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Behind Closed Doors

        This cool carved hanging  has doors that open
         in the middle to reveal a mirror. It was a very
        dark stained wood so I added some creamy color
         paint and darkened it with a taupe color.
         It gave it a whole new life!

Friday, March 9, 2012

100 Years Old And Looking Great..............

       Black paint, distressed edges, a little rub of color on the carved areas and better than new to look at!

Spice it up!

 The hot little red chest in the first picture was transformed from the wood chest  in the second picture...
                                                       Hope you enjoy it, Sarah!

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Special Reason or No Reason At All....................

Available from  DBR Interiors/ The Great Escape fresh flower designs and silk arrangements totally custom
to your needs or wants.
Receptions, Engagement Parties, Baby Showers, Retirement Parties, Birthday's, Open House...................
Wedding flowers from the church to wedding party to reception are beautifully and artfully arranged to
meet your expections. Experience of nearly 20 years of working with  brides for their special day.
All fresh flowers and greenery are selected for you and special ordered for your occasion.
Recommendations are always part of the process just in case you need a little help in deciding!
Delivered and set up at the destination.
References upon request.

Debbie Ranne' Owner, Designer and Constultant
(404) 372-6471

Monday, February 20, 2012

Meet Woody

                      My friend Marty has a "new" man in her life.........Mike she still loves you too!

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Add a little music................

This distressed gray chest has some storage. I added old sheet music to to the front and sides for some
nostalgic charm! Very cute and on sale at my booth "The Great Escape" la la la

Just in time for the anniversary party

This 48" round oak table and chairs was primed and updated to a soft green and clean white with shadowing and distressing for my clients sunroom...........before and after....hope you enjoy it T and J.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Watching My Fav Vampire at..........Midnight.........when else!! couger has just kicked in again! The romance is dancing in my head....fantasy is good
for the soul! 
"Breaking Dawn" the 4th book of the Twlight Saga is being released in the movie version Thursday at
what else??????? Midnight. Who needs Hollywood when Target is for the event host right around the corner and so the fun begins.
Rachel my "Team Edward" friend is going to giggle and love every minute of it with me and all the
other crazy females. Life is short. Enjoy it while you can!   

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Flowers Can Make You Happy!

Would you like a pretty silk arrangement created for you any time soon..............Remember, no watering

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

The Glory of Spring

My favorite time of the year.
Little green sprouts pop up out of nowhere.........
Wonderful silk arrangements appear that look real too!

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Happy Almost Valentine's Day

Roses are red violets are blue
If you don't get her a present
You don't have a clue................

Roses are red violets are blue
If you don't get her a present
You belong in a zoo..............

Roses are red violets are blue
If you don't get her a present
You'll make her boo-hoo.........

Friday, January 27, 2012

16 days and what do you get?

Time is ticking away and Edward Cullen (my favorite vampire) is watching for
Fabulous February Furniture Frenzy at One of a Kind Shoppes~ Saturday
Feb. 11~ 10am-6pm
Food, painting furniture tips and loads of ideas and lots of fun.
Join us for a while or all day...........
I'll be waiting at my booth "The Great Escape" to see you! 

Little Green Shed

This is Part I of the mini green potting shed. Stay turned to see the rest.
The good news is, it will be for sale at "The Great Escape" soon.
Don't you love the "poodle pink" containers?
~Very Spring~ 


Monday, January 23, 2012

What's going on in February?

  1. Ground Hog Day
  2. Woodstock Market opening at its new location
  3. One of a Kind "Fabulous February Furniture Frenzy" 10-6 February 11
  4. Valentines Day..........get your honey something sweet!
  5. Mardi Gras your chest and get some beads!! *New Orleans location only!!!!!
  6. George Washington's birthday.........this was my brother's birthday too, he would have been 55.
  7. Leap Day............February has 29 days this month.
  8. I am soooooooo excited about my booth~ lots of new things arriving there........check it out!

Saturday, January 21, 2012

A pinch of Aqua and white all over....................

Check out this traditional desk updated in pure white and aqua is for a young lady's room and of course a non-matching chair
painted to compliment! Hope you enjoy it Emily.....

Friday, January 20, 2012

Well Read Any Where.............


Books are the best thing since sliced bread.
Not only are they good for reading but, a
wonderful tool for decorating too..............
Stack them to raise an object or
line them up together.
Take off the dust cover and pick the best colors
for the room!