If you read my last post, have visited my house or workshop, or been in the car with me when I spot an estate or yard sale, you know that I have a bit of a hoarding issue when it comes to furniture. Some close friends may have suggested that an intervention is in order. I can’t seem to say no… honestly, I don’t want to say no. I see a piece of furniture and instead of seeing a worn finish and cracks in the wood, I see it made over and beautiful… ready for its new story. My problem has been that with most of my recent work being custom pieces, I didn’t have the time and facilities to market and store my own pieces until they sold. And so they sat… and sat, in my workshop… much like the coffee table below. After squatting in my workshop for months, it’s finally been evicted… to a new home!
Where is it going? Well, I am very excited to announce the opening of a new store in Raleigh… The Little Red Hen! And I’m even more excited to announce that select Storywood Designs pieces (like the coffee table!) will be available for sale in The Little Red Hen.
The Little Red Hen is the brainchild of Ellen Baker. She’s put together a delightful space full of furnishings, home decor items and gifts. You’ll find one of a kind creations, framed and original artwork and antiques and other decor items for your home. I got a little preview today when I dropped items off and I’m excited to share some of the preview pictures with you.
The Little Red Hen’s Grand Opening Celebration will be tomorrow, Saturday, July 27th from 10am to 3pm. Please plan to stop by, enjoy mimosas and ham biscuits and browse all her wonderful offerings!
The Little Red Hen is located at 2041 Progress Court in Raleigh (27608). It’s in Progress Park, off Whitaker Mill and Wake Forest Roads in Raleigh. Progress Park is a small group of stores and shops near Five Points, most of which have Saturday hours, so make an afternoon out of it! The weather is going to be perfect.
Just so you know what’s mine, I’ve listed the Storywood Designs pieces currently for sale below. If you are interested in something, please let me know via email or Facebook and I will have Ellen put a hold on it for you.
Grainsack Striped Coffee Table (Antique White coffee table with Country Grey striped runner). Solid wood, perfect for a cottage or coastal room!
Solid Wood End Table with hand painted bird. A great table and dimension to create a reading area next to a chair or to use as a bedside table.
Solid Wood Ornate Mirror – Gorgeous wood mirror painted in shades of antique white and gray with a bit of gold accenting. Great statement piece for a wall space.
16×20 Framed Bulletin Board in Orange with coordinating fabric. Perfect for displaying kids artwork, invitations and upcoming events and great as an organizer for necklaces and jewelry.