Stokes & Company

Antiques for a Modern Living

Wednesday, March 31, 2010


Are you spring cleaning? Thankfully I have gotten that out of the way. I cleaned my house, cleaned the store ….and cleaned my garage (AKA the workshop) Thank goodness, and just in time…..

(you guessed it ) I have a great shipment of furniture and goodies that I had to make space for! I’ll be working on getting it all into the store next week.

If you haven’t started your spring d├ęcor here are some ideas…..


Wednesday, March 24, 2010

My Sisters House Sale

My Sister's House Sale starts tomarrow!! 181 Pine Street Downtown Abilene

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

My Sister’s House

I spent my day yesterday helping out at My Sister’s House. It’s a semi-annual consignment sale for women being held this weekend! I had so much fun putting my creativity to work on their window displays.  There was so many consignments being taken in all day. Anything from name brand clothing; shoes; jewelry; purses to home decor and furnishings. Consignments are still being accepted today. Shopping will begin Thursday Evening March 25 at 8:00 p.m.

Ladies this is a must attend event!   It’s being held at

181 Pine Street

downtown Abilene

Summer Walter and her sister Kate Stover’s dream and concept is simple: REDUCE by keeping only what you truly enjoy, REUSE what you find to freshen your look, and RESELL the rest.

See you there! 

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Friday, March 19, 2010

Garage Sale Cancelled.

I am very sorry to say that our Garage Sale is cancelled until next Saturday, March 27, due to the weather.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Attention All Bargain Hunters!

Our Spring Clean Garage Sale is going to be Saturday,  March 20th

We are going to have lots and lots of stuff! Five of my closest family and friends are joining in.

I will post a list of  big items for sale.  Stay tuned…..


Wednesday, March 10, 2010


Road Trips are lots of fun,  especially when you are doing what you love best….for me, that’s antiquing and admiring other peoples shops and creativity.

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On a trip to Canton early this month I stopped in to visit Laurie Anna’s Vintage Shoppe. I loved it….absolutely loved it.  I would have to say it’s among my top five and that says ALOT.

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My expectation bar is set pretty high. Her shoppe really out-did my expectations. Boy, did I LOVE it!  Here some snapshots of what I saw.

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You must put it on your “to visit” list!

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Spring Along Over Here

I am anxiously awaiting spring….  I’m so ready to start planting and flowers to start blooming.  Ready for the temperatures to start getting toasty….ready to wear shorts and flip flops……I want spring to get here already! You think staging the store for spring will help? Well I’m giving it a try…hopefully it will speed it up!

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French Wardrobe $689.00

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French Bed $489.00

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Harvest Table $689.00    

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Tuesday, March 2, 2010

This is not your Grandmother’s B&B!

I had the pleasure to tour my friend, Terry Browder’s newest project…and boy was it a treat!  As soon as I stepped into his newest guesthouse I knew I was in love.  

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Starting with the painted floors ……the whitewashed walls…..the antique lantern hanging above….need I say more??

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It’s named “Cotton Eye Joe”

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No detail was spared~

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Dining Area was one of my favorites…..I love the settee and chairs (which came from my store )  Terry added his special touch by recovering these beauties in an old vintage quilt. (What an great idea)

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Love, Love the kitchen! Who wouldn’t want to cook with a Kitchen like this?

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Master Bedroom

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Vintage metal tiles on the walls….

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More space for guests

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If you have family or friends  coming to the Abilene area keep the Sayles Ranch Guesthouses in mind, staying at any one of these homes is a vacation.