Antique Lovers, She’s Got Legs!

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Antique Lovers, She’s Got Legs!

Speaking of antiques, how many of you beautiful, vintage ladies remember the 1983 ZZ Top Hit, She's Got Legs? Well, I have that tune stuck in my head now because of a treasure in my antique booth. You  can read all about this  White Trash Treasure in this post. But today, lovelies, we're gonna talk about legs ready for a catwalk. She's got legs, she knows how to use them...

Olympic Game Entrance

Walk With Me in the Footsteps of an Olympic Athlete

They used to call me Flash Nash. Yep, in 4th grade I participated in Field Day. By the end of all the events that day in May of 1971, I had a new nickname. I was a premature baby and was always a little on the tiny side. (Until I grew up!) Athleticism was never one of my strengths. I came in dead last on a relay where my dad and a few of his police officers were watching.  Exhausted and embarrassed I ran to my daddy after...

Two Boats of Cinque Terre

Vernazza and Monterosso, Italy – Travel Guide by CoziNest

I fell in love with Cinque Terre and the villages of Vernazza and Monterosso. "Cinque Terre" is Italian for "5 Lands". 007 and I were fortunate enough to see 3 of the 5 villages on our recent trip. The villages are located on the Ligurian coast in north western Italy which is often referred to as the Italian Riviera. Join me as I reminisce about two of these beautiful pastel towns. Vernazza and Monterosso In addition, the capital of the region is Genoa. You may recall that the little kingdom...

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A Private Peek into France and Italy

A Private Peek As many of you know, 007 and I recently went globe-trotting across the Atlantic to join a Mediterranean cruise of France, Italy and Greece. I've shared a bit about Aix en Provenće and thought I would continue a series on our trip. This is what I call my "global whisper of history". There is so much to our ancestry, our cultural development and yes, even a glimpse into the craftsmanship of our forefathers. Architecture, furnishings, and lifestyles of the past fascinate me. I hope they do you,...

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4 Ways to Grow Your Compassion While Shopping Estate Sales

Shopping Estate Sales CoziNest is an antique business looking for the very best deals on good quality furnishings. One of the best places to find great pieces is at an estate sale. Growing Your Compassion While Shopping This past weekend 007 and I organized our trip to 4 different estate sales all within 30 miles of each other. We were searching for a couple of pieces of furniture within a limited budget. We found our pieces, but more importantly, at each sale I learned something about myself. I felt it important...

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Friends Don’t Let Friends Buy Crappy Souvenirs

Souvenir City Years ago, when I was a Rush Limbaugh fan, I used to laugh right out loud at his "Spatula City" spoofs. He would play a little jingle that was first made popular by Weird Al Yankovich. Spatula City There's just one place to go for all of your spatula needs Spatula City Spatula City A giant warehouse of spatulas for every occasion. Thousands to choose from in every shape, size, and color. And because we eliminate the middle man, we can sell all our spatulas factory direct to you. Where do you go if you...

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Christmas in July at CoziNest – As Seen Only on This Website

Tis the Season! Tis the season to shop Christmas in July! I've scanned the horizon, shopped the best market and have these incredible offers just for you. If you like to combine a little tradition with a modern Christmas, then you've found the right place. As seen no where else but on this website, we're offering great quality and affordable prices. Keep scrolling for prices. ~~~Just What I Was Looking For~~~ Tin Trees on Wood Blocks Antique Pottery Dough Bowl Antique Pottery Jug Modern Wire Poinsettia Stems Buffalo Check Basket Christmas in July ~~~A Right Jolly Little...

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Comfort Food Friday – Delicious Chicken Pot Pie

On this Comfort Food Friday, I am sharing one of my all time favorite recipes. Chicken Pot Pie. It's simple to make, delicious and plentiful. It is warm, juicy and crunchy at the same time, making it a perfect addition to your comfort food list. Chicken Pot Pie Growing up, my mom would buy the little individual frozen pot pies that we could heat up in a hurry. (35-40 minutes in the oven, no microwave in the 60's!) I loved eating them on cold nights while watching The F.B.I. on television with my...

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Natural Stone Bracelets to Diffuse Tension in the Office

Have you ever just wanted to cry because of the stress and pressure of a long day?  Sometimes no matter how hard we try, the thoughts and worries of life seem to hang like a stone around our neck. But what if there were actual stones to drape around our neck or adorn our wrists that help to slow the tumbling avalanche that is our thoughts? Natural Stone Bracelets when coupled with essential oils, help smooth not only the surface, but our deepest, darkest moods. Diffusing Tension A friend of mine recently...

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How to Become an In-Love Not an In-Law

As wedding season swings into full bloom, brides across the globe are not only saying "I do" to their grooms, but to his family as well. There's marriage counseling for the couple and Proverbs 31 is a guide for brides to become a woman of worth. But, where can parents or siblings of the couple learn to be in-law's that are worth more than rubies? How can they become an in-love rather than an in-law. I propose from the same precept that teaches us how to be excellent wives and mothers. A...

Reflections of God's Grace

Focus Your Lens on National Camera Day

June 29th is National Camera Day. I didn't know either, so don't feel too bad. This is going to be such a fun Friday! Take lots of photos and say thank you to the inventors who made it possible for us to keep records of family picnics on Independence Day, and so much more! Smile for the Camera Whether you are a collector or like to use cameras to add a touch of vision to a vignette, Daphne Antique Galleria has everything to make your National Camera Day a flash!...

Creamy Cheddar Macaroni

Summer Comfort Food Macaroni Salad

One of my favorite salads for summer is the classic Macaroni Salad. The versions of this cold, comforting salad are as numerous as the elbow macaroni noodles I love to pile on my plate. Here is sampling of the delicious recipes to choose from. There's something for everyone, including one with a little kick added. Click on the photos or links to see the recipes. Classic Macaroni Salad This is the go-to salad for any picnic, family gathering or lunch staple. Another great thing about Macaroni Salad is that it...

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Southern Fried Chicken Salad with Priester’s Pecans

I remember the very first time I had a Southern Fried Chicken Salad. We were moving to a new town, exhausted from the move and starving! We stopped into a chain restaurant to eat something quick just to take a break from unpacking. I was in the mood for some comfort food in the worst way! Momma's fried chicken wasn't available, so I ordered the healthiest version of that I could find on the menu. Southern Fried Chicken Salad I was in love at first bite! I decided that minute...

Decor Fusion: How to Combine Vintage with Modern Elements

Welcome to CoziNest, Gary Ashton Gary is a realtor in Nashville, TN and contributed the following article to help homeowners and/or stagers combine vintage with modern elements in our homes. Thank you Gary, for allowing CoziNest to feature your tips and advice. We are honored. Decor Fusion: Tips for Combining Vintage with Modern Elements in a Home There is something to be said for the craftsmanship of vintage or antique furniture. Many of these items last for generations. While the standard living room set often feels stale and downright boring; vintage...

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Gardening Accents at the Daphne Antique Galleria

Gardening 101 I heard a story once about creation. The devil approaches God and says, "I can create a Garden of Eden just as easy as you can!" God says, "Ok, show me." So the devil starts to gather his materials. God interrupts him and says, "Oh no, wait just a minute! You have to get your own dirt!" Get Your Own Dirt At the Daphne Antique Galleria, we have almost everything you need to create your own "Eden". But, you will have to get your own dirt. ;) Here are...

Rub My Belly

Cats of the Mediterranean

On our recent retirement-celebration cruise, we marveled at all the cats of the Mediterranean. It seems that everywhere we went we saw cats lounging. Cats on window sills, doorways, sidewalks, alleys. Since we are cat lovers, I thought I'd share some of these felines with other cat-lovers. Enjoy...

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Teacher Gift: Antiqued Black Pillar Candle Holder and Vase Set

It's that time of year again! The time when we search Pinterest, blogs, stores and online for the perfect teacher gift. Something that shows our appreciation for the generosity of that special person. The teacher who has spent the past 10 months shaping the minds of our little ones. CoziNest has the answer! Teacher Gift Idea LARGE ANTIQUE BLACK PILLAR CANDLE HOLDER AND VASE  is 3.25"W X 8"H. The smaller one is 3.25"W X 6"H. This set is the CoziNest Antiques and Decor Special of the Week. Turned upside down, the black...

Antique Pocket Watches

The Beauty of Upcycling on the Eastern Shore of Alabama

Upcycling items meant for the dump and transforming them into treasure is my passion. It's one way I contribute to the environment. Here are a few of my favorite ideas from my own as well as blogs across the globe. The Beauty of Upcycling on the Eastern Shore This is a twin headboard and footboard purchased with lots of dings, chips and dirt buildup. The footboard was cut in half, a seat was built and all assembled to create a bench. The perfect size for two! I painted it with white paint...

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Blue and White Tea Towels

Blue and White Tea Towels Shop this week at CoziNest Antiques and Decor in Daphne, Alabama for beautiful tea towels just in time for Mother's Day or that special bride. These blue linen towels with white embroidery are perfect for the bride or bridesmaids. Choose a fragrant soap and you have a perfect gift. For a special Mother's Day Gift, read Mad Men for another great idea. The towels are regularly priced at $9.00 each. The crisp linen towel is inspired by the Deft Blue pattern. The white embroidery on blue...

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Vintage Odds and Ends in Daphne, Alabama

CoziNest Antiques & Decor in Daphne, Alabama has a constantly changing inventory. My cozy booth inside Daphne Antique Galleria offers chairs, tables, art and little odds and ends from all over the south. All things cozy, simple, and beautiful for the home. Little Helpers from the Past in Daphne, Alabama This lovely Noritake Tea Set was an inspired purchase for customers seeking to capture that special friendship time. Tea and sandwiches served on a beautiful china pattern says, "I care about my time with you." It would make a great...

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Vintage Double Globe Lamp

Breaking News! This amazing, vintage double globe lamp is in-the-booth and ready to take home now. Top quality item at this price won’t last long so hurry in to seal this deal. Take home this charming, Victorian-inspired table lamp with a painted floral pattern on the top and bottom glass. Vintage Double Globe Lamp It has the beautiful key light switch and creates soft, ambient lighting. Regularly priced at $240.00.  On sale now through 4/13/18 at $216.00. This beautiful vintage table lamp is patterned after the classic oil-burning lamps from the Victorian...

Sunrise through the Cross

Celebrating the Abundance During Easter Week

As Christians, we are so blessed to be the recipients of incredible gifts and talents given to us by the FATHER. If we do not set goals, make plans and then act on our dreams, we are wasting those talents. SO, let’s get started on just how we can use our gifts, talents and skills to realize not only our dreams, but quite possibly the plans HE has had for us all along. Plans that began long before HE rolled the stone away. This is Easter week, as we...

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Festivals, The Perfect Incentive for Your Imagination

Why do we all love arts & crafts festivals? Could it be because it's the perfect incentive for our own imagination? We love walking through the fair admiring all the talent and creativeness of the exhibitors. We collect artifacts designed by different craftsmen from every form of art, like pottery, acrylic and oil paintings, carpentry and jewelry. And with each festival we pray that somehow we could inherit a little of their inventiveness even if it's by osmosis. This weekend, we'll be wandering the 62nd annual Arts and...

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The Sweet Aroma of this Weekly Special March 12, 2018

Weekly Special - All Fragrance Products are 10% OFF! You're busy, you're stressed and don't have time to schedule a massage. Get a whiff of this week's special at CoziNest to help you relax even while at work. All fragrance products are 10% off during this weekly special. Included in the sale: Soap Sampler Gift Bags All Soaps Lavender Essential Oil Oil Diffuser Pots Freshen your mood with the essence of natural oils. The extraction of oils from plants has been used in healing since ancient days. Priests used oils for anointing their...

Golden Bowl

How to Activate Your Inner Peace

You're sitting at your desk and reeling from the insulting remarks made by a coworker. You want to blow your stack. How can you activate your inner peace to alleviate the stress and handle the situation professionally? Consider praying silently, while adding a touch of fragrance. What is this you ask? Some new age mumbo jumbo? No, it's not. Instead, it's an idea from an old southern gal who is seeking new ways to talk to her FATHER. Prayer changes things. David asked that his prayer please the...

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Living to Leave a Legacy

Have you given much thought to what legacy you will leave your children? Most of us have. But what about your community? Your family? Your church? Your friends? This week the great evangelist, Billy Graham gained his inheritance. It is a gift from heaven that he did nothing to earn. He is in the presence of Christ at this very minute because of what Jesus did on the cross and not from his works. Reverend Graham lived a life that will not soon be forgotten. He preached the...

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Weekly Special for 2/12/18

Weekly Special This week, CoziNest is featuring our special Valentine's Plates. They are the perfect addition to a nice quiet dinner at home with your significant other. Use them for appetizers, salads or desserts.  Let your love shine. Don't hide it under a bushel. NO! Let it shine. Let it shine. Let it shine! Add sweet love notes beneath the plates. Serve their favorite meal and dessert. Invite a widow(er) to have lunch. Valentine's can sometimes be a lonely holiday. Leave a card in your mailbox for your carrier. Surprise a...

A Stone Tablet

In the age of instant contact through texting, email, snapchat and other social media, do you ever wonder why it takes Johnny so long to respond to Mom's texts or for Suzi Q to reply to Dad's email? And why do neither answer their phone? How do we address the issue of this lack of communication in the fastest period of response known to mankind? Moms across the planet are uniting to try and solve this issue. So far, we've come up with one idea. We are considering sending a stone tablet...

5 Antique Additions to Cozy Up a Room

From Florida to Alaska, a cozy space is what we long for at the end of a work day. Whether the weather outside is frightful or tropical, adding a few antiques to any room has a calming affect. It like getting a kiss on the cheek from the past. Let your hair down, kick off your shoes, pour your beverage of choice and check out these 5 simple accents that help you rest...

Sitting at Her Father’s Table

Some stories tell themselves. This is one of those. My niece, Emily recently said yes to a young man that our family loves. His name is Bubba. He is the man that we know God chose for her. Emily was raised in a Christian home. Her mother is my sister, who also married the man that we all know God chose for her. Emily's parents are loved by many across the southeast. And this story is an example why. Here is the engagement story in her daddy's own words. Dave: Bubba...

Give Thanks for Family

I was privileged to be invited to join this lovely Thanksgiving Tablescape Tour today. Katie from Katherine's Corner is hosting and she is one talented lady! She designed my header a few years back and continues to help me out whenever I have a question. Thank you, Katie, for including me! I know you will enjoy this tour. Feel free to pin or share any of the tablescapes you love! My post is about loving and accepting our family, just like Ruth and Naomi. _______________________________________________________________________________   In the book of Ruth in...

Traditional Red, Green and Gold Christmas Mantel

The fireplace is the focal point of the living room, so decorating your mantel for Christmas is a great place to set the tone for the season. Daphne Antique Galleria has everything you need to decorate your Christmas mantel. Whether you are looking for something rustic, traditional or handmade, look no further than the antique mall across from Chick-fil-A in Daphne, AL.   this gorgeous, double-shelf mantel looks cheerful and festive black leather chairs flank the fireplace if you need extra chairs for the holidays, you can find great deals in the...

White Trash Treasure – Kentucky Bourbon Box

Today's White Trash Treasure is a Goodwill find. You see "cheeseboxes" similar to this all over Pinterest, so I thought it might be worth a little update. It would look great on an easel on top of your kitchen cabinets. I decided I wanted it to look similar to a bourbon barrel, so I started out with a MinWax Stain in Pecan. Add it to your bar cart to hold utensils, corks or place small glass jars of garnishes inside for your next cocktail party. I applied one coat of pecan...

Great Ideas for Fall at Your Local Antique Mall

Antiques bring unexpected beauty and grace to our homes. An added bonus is the story behind the pieces that transform our rooms. My husband's grandmother's china cabinet holds my mother-in-love's crystal stemware, making every meal a memory. That is what I love about antiques. They prevent my home from becoming a space filled with a bunch of stuff. And, if by chance, I don't know the story of a beautiful set of amber depression glass bowls, using them on my table now creates a story for my daughter...

White Trash Treasure-Metal and Glass Table

Repurposing furniture can be as simple as changing out the hardware or painting it a different color. I found these tables and transformed them into two Modern Metal and Glass Side Tables using spray chalk paint and a wee bit of creativity!    Sorry for the blurry picture.   I was picking up another item when I saw these tables sitting off to the side of the seller's garden shed. (Sorry this is the only picture I have of the tables before the makeover.) I knew immediately that I would change the color, but I...

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Weekly Special 10/2/17

This week's special is this beautiful, Victorian, dual Hurricane Lamp.   I found this gorgeous lamp at an estate sale in Pensacola. The hand painting is beautiful and both globes light up. These range in price across the internet from $29.00 to over $700.00. This one already has a great price at $240.00, but this week only, it is offered for auction. Find this jewel at Daphne Antique Mall.  Any serious offers above $187 will be considered.   Follow my blog with Bloglovin...

It’s Time for a Contest! Update or Donate?

I need your help! I have a couple of items in my booth that have been there too long. I am offering a contest to help me decide whether to donate the items or try and update them in some way. Here's what I would love from you. A simple vote: Update with a suggestion of what you would do to the item OR Donate, you don't think there's any point in going to the trouble. ITEM #1   This small black mirror with drawer either needs an update or I...

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Weekly Special 9/25/17

Find the best deals at CoziNest for antiques and home decor. This week I have two special offers. One is located at the Daphne Antique Galleria and the other is at Southern Antiques and Accents. I'm thrilled to have a booth at both locations now. Daphne Antique Galleria Galvanized Hurricanes - 10% off. These lovely hurricanes can be used for candlelight or separately as a serving bowl and candlelight. 1699 US Highway 98 Daphne, AL 36532 Southern Antiques and Accents Cotton Trees 10% Off    254 N Greeno Rd Fairhope, AL 36532    ...

White Trash Treasure

I believe that many items you find on the side of the road, at thrift stores or estate sales are hidden treasures waiting for a bit of TLC. Just because they are worn out, painted a non-trendy color or have not been properly cared for, doesn't mean they are trash. In particular, if it is something that would be pretty painted white, white-washed, bleached, or will simply have it's value changed by improving it in some way, it will be featured as a "white trash treasure" here on...

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This Week’s Special 9/18/17

Each week, I like to offer a special price from CoziNest. This week I'm offering this Galvanized Daisy "Wallflower" for 10% off.   Come into the Daphne Antique Galleria and show this post at checkout to receive 10% off regular price.   Here are a few ideas of how to use this farmhouse, galvanized daisy. Add to your office decor. Hang on your screened porch as part of your garden style. Use as a wreath for your front door. Decorate a wooden fence or gate, by adding a couple of flowers. Collect...

I’m a Chain!

In the words of Truvy in Steel Magnolia's, "I'm a chain!" I don't have Spud to thank for this expansion, but I'm just as excited about my new location as she was with her "west" salon. My new location is in the Southern Antiques & Accents building on Greeno Road in Fairhope, AL. I'm now in Daphne and Fairhope. So please come see me! My friend Sandy with 3 Drifts Away has a booth there and invited me to share space with her. Together, we have a very unique...