Friday, November 25, 2011

A Sprinkle of Christmas

The shop is all decked out and ready for Christmas!
I made most of my ornaments since the shop was so late in the season opening.
Of course I had to buy a white tree, wreaths and garland.
It's not near as pretty as some of the shops I've seen on other blogs.
But I think it all turned out pretty good, very simple.

Christmas wouldn't be complete without some decorated sticks from Texas!

This are one of the ornaments I created!
I think it is an old ice cream spoon.

This is the smallest head vase I've ever seen.
It's only 3 1/2" tall and 2 1/2" wide.
She still has her original earring and necklace.

This is my shoe form tree!
I think it is very Anthro! Don't you?

Some new displays!

As I mentioned in an earlier post, all my butter pats are for sale!
All 177 of them!

These are the faces I had to look at yesterday!
This is Oliver.

Lillie with her two front teeth!

Lillie and Willie

Feb. 2-4, 2012
Hendersonville, Tn
You don't want to miss this show!

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Finding A Home Around The House

A few more of my favorite things are finding homes around the house.
During the big purge I'm only keeping things that I dearly, dearly love.
With a less cluttered look in mind, I got rid of all my butter pats!
Yes, I did!
Wow! It feels so good.

This vignette is inspired by this lovely Ma Premiere Commonion that I got from my dear friend in France.
It's dated June 1885 and has the most wonderful staining!
The berries are from my dear friend in Texas.

It seems like the French make things so lovely!
I love any kind of French document.

These pictures are so dark, it's been raining a cloudy, not good weather for picture taking!
I added a new piece of salvage over my windows in the living room.
I love this piece, it fits the windows perfectly.

I'm linking up with Faded Charms White Wednesday.

Don't forget:
The Vintage Market Place Show
Feb. 2-4, 2012

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Brooks~Meffert Wedding

Last weekend I went to the wedding of my friends daughter!
It was so  beautiful!

Jessica looked like a princess!
She has the prettiest blue eyes I've ever seen!

Look at that smile!

Maid of Honor helping her put on the finishing touches


Lovely bouquet!

Handsome groom!
Boy, he's all smiles!

Mother of the bride.

Here she comes!

She's the picture of perfection!

Daddy's about to give her away!

Cute, Cute, Cute!

The happy couple!

That's a kiss!

I was all the way in the back row of the wedding.
But I came armed with my 300 zoom lens,
so it looks like I'm right up there with them.

Off to the honeymoon!

I didn't get any good full body pictures of Jessica
cause I was trying to stay out of the way of the real photographer! 
I surely didn't want to get in his way!

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Here's Your Chance!

Have you ever wanted to do a big name show but thought you couldn't afford it? Well I have an unbelievable opportunity for the Music Valley, Tailgate and The Vintage Market Place shows, Feb. 2-4, 2012 in Nashville, TN.

Jon Jenkins, one of the owners of the Music Valley and Tailgate show, contacted me last week with some ideas for the show.  He has decided to have a special section just for bloggers called The Vintage Market Place. Best part is, he's come up with a way for bloggers to do the show at a reasonable rate. He has recognized all the amazing talent that dominates the blogging world and wants YOU to be a part of the show. He also realized that most bloggers don't do shows for a living, but would like to be a part of the show circuit.

I am so excited about his proposal! If you are a blogger that sells old stuff and would like to do the show, listen up! If are willing to do some post about the show, put it on your side bar, or both, you can shave money off your booth rent. Yes! Can you believe this? I've been doing shows for 12 years and I've never had a show promoter offer a deal like this!

For each post that you do about the show, up to 20, you decrease your booth rent by $15! That could add up to $300. Also placing the show in your sidebar amounts to $75. So posting alone or posting 15 times and side bar placement could earn you the $300. TOP OUT IS AT $300. When is the last time anyone paid you to post?

A 10x14 booth goes for $645. With the discounts in place you could shave your booth rent down to $345! How great is that? Bigger booths are available.

Jon said he knows that most bloggers that aren't in the biz, but would like to do a show, operate on a much smaller budget. Jon really wants to bring some diversity to the show and what better way to do that but with Bloggers!

I really think Jon is on to something. We all know how powerful Blogger and Facebook is! If you have any interest at all, please contact me and I can e-mail you a contract and a brochure. I am also compiling a list of interested parties for pass along to Jon.

Don't pass up this opportunity! Hurry so you can get the best booths first!

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

New Shelf Display

Got a shelf put up in the dining room.
I tried to keep it simple!
These are some of my favorite things!
And most of these things were very affordable.
The shelf was $35.
Not sure if I'll add anything else or not!
I'm loving the gray walls.

This head came from Big Lots years ago!
$24.99 was the price tag!
It's the only new thing in my house but I love him!
From a distance he looks like real stone.

Just got this had last weekend!
I like it displayed beside the head.
$27 for this cutie.

Salvage piece of capital.
Bought this in Iowa on my first shopping trip there.
$12 for this beauty.

Small cream colored books were a trade from my sweet friend Karen!
Thanks Karen!

And this lovely picture was a yard sale find!
$10! Yep, $10! 
You don't have to break the bank to get the looks you want.

I'm linking up to Kathleen at:
Faded Charm~Cottage White Wednesday

Also linking up to Debra at:

Saturday, November 5, 2011

What I've Been Up To This Week!

I have been a little nervous about what I was gonna sell for Christmas decor.
Since I got the building so late in the year there hasn't been enough time for me to order anything in.
So, I thought I would just whip up a few things.
Not gonna be much, but I'll do better next year.
I love the way these little trees turn out!
These are metal cones that had a nail on the end of them for poking in the ground to hold flowers.
I cut the nail off and covered them with stained fabric.
I only had 4 of these things, wish I had more.
I'm not sure if they make paper cones for sale or not!

You could decorate these little trees anyway you want!
I kept my decorations neutral!

Then I moved on to some ornaments.
I had tons of corks and tons of prisms, put them together, added a little seam binding, and there you have it!
Next, I am gonna work on some ornaments made from some tiny tin spoons I have!

I have 36 of these made for the tree.
I've got a long way to go, but I know I will get there.
Two of the shops near me are having their Christmas open house this weekend! YIKES!
Guess I'll be a little behind!

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