Monthly Archives: February 2012

Staff Pick

Week of February 26th, 2012

Spotlight on planters! Give those cooped up winter house plants room to stretch their roots in a new pot or ready new flowers for summer. Embrace your inner flower child and show us your green thumbs!

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Oh the Possibilities……

February is National Bird Feeding month. We came across a cute DIY tea cup bird feeder that is easy and affordable.

Step 1: Come to Mimi’s and choose from our selection of tea cups.

Step 2: Visit your local hardware store and pick up some epoxy, sand paper, copper cap, 3ft of 1/2 inch copper pipe.

Step 3: Sand bottom of cup, inside of saucer and bottom of saucer. Epoxy cup to saucer and cap to underside of saucer.
Step4: Insert copper pipe into cap

Step 5: Fill with bird seed and place in your yard

Total estimated cost is $12

visit: http://www.intimateweddings.com/blog/homemade-bird-feeder-from-vintage-teacups-diy-wedding-favors-gifts/ for full article

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Before and After

Before

This installment of Before and After features a flat file that came to us a little on the beat-up side and after leaving with Mimi’s customer, Ian Connerty, became transformed in an object of function and beauty.

The flat file make-over:
-Ian removed the warped crossbars, top panel, rear panel and the drawer bottoms (most   of which were warped and were no longer properly fitted).
– replaced a warped crossbar with a new one made from a hardwood ( cherry).
– replaced the top and rear panels with imported birch plywood.
– replaced the drawer bottoms with imported birch plywood, and reinforced them with new hardware to ensure they do no sag.
– Built a new bottom carriage that the flat files can be placed on and locked in. This creates a 40′ high work table. The carriage has industrial wheels that can be locked with a foot lever, to lock the unit in place.

Voila!

After

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Staff Pick

Week of February, 19th 2012

“How is a raven like a writing desk?” A riddle that was created to have no answer. Mimi’s makes it easy by posing questions you CAN answer. Questions like: “Where in my home can I put this unique low back writing chair?” OR “What can I stash in that cute little drawer?” Let us know what you come up with!

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Oh, the Possibilities…

Planning your next party?  Check out Mimi’s for all your entertaining needs!  We have a plethora of unique and affordable glassware for all occasions.  Marion of Sincredible Pastries came upon a scene like this in the store and imagined the possibilities…

Marion used cut glass liqueur glasses, sundae cups, and trinket dishes to create a lovely pastry vignette at a recent baby shower she hosted.  A pastel duvet cover and lace valances, also purchased at Mimi’s, were used as accents for this special display.  Marion said, “So happy to have found all of those treasures at Mimi’s! It really ‘made’ the display sparkle!”  Thanks, Marion!

Have you been inspired by things purchased at our store?  Send us pictures!  We’d love to see the possibilities.

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Staff Pick

Week of February 12th, 2012

Take a spin through Mimi’s and check out this side table with record album storage. If records aren’t your thing, you could easily store photo albums or magazines. Mix it up however you want. This mission style side table has high fidelity.

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Before and After

Mimi’s customer, Melissa Hundale became inspired to transform this buffet into a cat sanctuary! This once buffet server, now features a cat door on its side and vents in the back. In doing this, Melissa has solved the problem of an unsightly litter box while simultaneously adding a functional and handsome piece of furniture to her home.

Before

After

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Staff Pick

Check out this retro fan. The Ultra Twenty box fan by Lau looks like a t.v. set from the 60’s. Put this fan in any room and be cool without even turning it on!

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