Thursday, April 12, 2012

This Little Piggy Went to Encore!!

Stay Calm & Oink On!!
We are This Little Piggy Went to Market!  This Little Piggy is all about two friends quest for shabby chic finds and designs!  The two friends behind This Little Piggy are Kim and Jeanie.  We have always loved shopping and when Kim was moving into a new apartment, we transferred our love of shopping to finding new treasures for the new house!  Our treasure hunting evolved into This Little Piggy and our booth opened in Encore last June and it’s been so much fun! 
Jeanie is married to Chris and between the two of them, they can make a silk purse out of a sow’s ear!  Chris can repair most furniture issues and Jeanie makes it beautiful with paint.  Kim finds furniture and makes it over with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint (ASCP).  She does all of her work in her apartment so she needed to find a low odor paint and ASCP works wonderfully! 

We love to find those cast off furniture pieces and give them new life with paint.  We also love to find cool, vintage pieces to offer the shoppers of our booth.  And if you’ve visited our booth, you know we love burlap and pink!

Like many booths in Encore, you never know what you’re going to find in ours.  Imagine this antique tobacco basket with this gorgeous new chair!   

You can find anything and everything to suit your taste and style at Encore Resales! 

Monday, April 9, 2012


My name is Elizabeth Ann and I've been a vendor at Encore Resales for a little over a year.  I really enjoy creating vignettes in my booth using antique, vintage, and sometimes quirky items.  I  also love finding forlorn furniture and giving it new life with paint.  For many years I have wanted a "shop" of my own that I would call Elizabeth Ann'sMy booth at Encore satisfies that desire but leaves time for and helps to support one of my favorite things...
Like Encore, at Elizabeth Ann's you never know what you will find. 
My booth style is all over the place...

Elizabeth Ann's Blog header pretty much sums it up


I guess that makes it....

Eclectic (Ĭ-klěk'-tīk) adj.
                                         1. selecting or choosing from various sources.
                                         2. made up of what is selected from different sources.

But you seems to work!
I'm usually in the store several times a week, hopefully I'll see you there. 
Be sure to check back here soon to meet other Encore Resales' vendors.
Elizabeth Ann

Thursday, April 5, 2012


Hello!  Welcome to the Encore Resales BLOG! 
Encore Resales is a family owned and run business that opened in Pelham, AL in August of 2009.  Owners Michael and Marina Carey’s goal is that you will be met with a smile when you enter the store.  Their new addition, Braxton, joined the team in October 2010 and will often be found ‘running the show’ at the front counter!  The rest of the Encore staff includes Marina’s sister Carla, her Dad Steve and Mom Brenda and various other family and friends who strive to assist you in finding exactly what you’re looking for!
Braxton - a.k.a. "the Boss"

Encore Resales has a huge selection of new and consigned furniture, home décor, and children’s clothing.  Encore offers 27,000 square feet of shopping space with over 1000 consignors and more than 65 vendors!!  There aren’t many places you can find a brand new sofa sectional along with an antique sofa table and custom painted lamps to match.  You’re sure to always find something eclectic and unusual at Encore!
This is just the back portion of our building, there's more space up front ready for you to explore.
On our blog, we’re going to highlight items in the store, introduce you to our vendors and try to get to know you, the customer!  
We tell people all the time...."take your time and have fun looking because you’re going to be here a while!!". 
Something else we tell people......

“You better buy it when you see it because tomorrow, it’ll be gone”!