Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Lots of Changes at the Shop

This is the entry way at the shop. We have alot of upcoming changes--dealers moving around to bigger spaces, a couple moving out, some moving in---and lots of new merchandise coming! I walked--or I should say--hobbled around the shop and snapped some pictures. I'll be posting more pictures later after the changes. Kind of exciting.!!

I think I'm going to keep this hardware piece for my bedroom.

Heads up!

Any glassware you would want!

Vintage clothing.

This dealer specializes in vintage clothing.

The shop is quite big--over 5,000 square feet, and we have something for everyone. I will be busy making room for a huge collection of antique toys--an entire collection of things you won't believe. Keep watching and I'll show the progress. The shop will look different after I'm done! I think the saying "Change is good" might apply here!
Until next time,

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Finally, I'm Back Among the Living!

While out of commission, I finally got busy with jewelry. My knees are so bad, Gary left town without me. Two shows, gone a week and a half. This is the first time in my life I ever had that much "ME" time, and I was miserable. Couldn't do anything because of my knees. He had "ok" shows, but had a great time. I stayed home like a hermit. But finally, I think I'm getting better. I have been wanting to restring beads and convert vintage clip on earrings for a long time, so finally I did it. The pictures below are just some of the samplings. We sell alot of costume jewelry at the shop. All of these are vintage, not the new beads. Alot of glass beads.

I call the earrings "tidbits" because they are made from tidbits of old jewelry. They look prettier in person, but just wanted you to know that I am alive!
Take care, and don't take your "knees" for granted. When they don't work, nothing does.
until next time,

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Hot Fun in the Summer Time

Well, summer is officially here---the pools are open, it's hot, steamy and stormy. School is out--let the fun begin.Can you imagine the fun of wearing one of these hot, itchy, wool swimsuits? And remember the locker at the swimming pool.
Why was it so cool to have the big metal safety pin with your basket number on it--pinned to your swim suit? And you were really cool--at least at the Roxana Park Swimming Pool if you had a season pass--and it was sewn to your suit. All you had to do when you walked up to the admission booth, was say--SEASON. It was one of those tough TOMBOY things I think. Swim all day, go home, fix supper, help mom with whatever, and go back. As long as we were home by the time the porchlight was on. We lived across the field from the pool, so we could watch for the light. What a simpler time that was. Then go home, go to bed, and do it all over again. Got a tan like a brown butter bean. Aaaahhh, summer vacation. For a moment, I was right back there! Good times.
Until next time,