Sunday, March 20, 2011

Jackpot on a Downer Day!

Well, it's the first day of Spring, beautiful weather and we should be leaving for Round Top. But....we can't make it this spring. Just as well, I just finished four days of the stomach flu bug and feeling down. So, to cheer myself up, I decided to open one of the boxes of treasures from a recent house call. Only took one picture on the top of the box. How's this for JACKPOT!!
Much more to come, lots of new inventory, painting-rearranging-decorating at the shop in the next couple of weeks. Exciting changes coming!
Hope everyone is having a wonderful FIRST DAY OF SPRING!!!
Until next time,

Monday, March 14, 2011

What Happened to Spring?

You never know about the crazy weather here in the Midwest! Suppose to be 70 on Thursday---but for today--more snow! This picture tells it all---THINK SPRING!!! Been on a couple of house calls, really fun stuff to show you--keep watching.
Until next time,

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Show Opening--Anticipation Is Making Me Wait!

There's nothing like the feeling of waiting for a show to open. You've worked really hard on your booth, you're excited, scared, nervous and tired--but it's a good tired. At Heart of Country, you know the Preview Party is about to begin when the music starts--the doors open--and the people pile in! First they are greeted with champagne, then there is the beautiful food buffet (displayed like a work of art), and last but not least, the dealers are anxiously waiting for customer traffic. I couldn't help but show this picture first of Tricia and Jerry from The Red Door Antiques. Their business is in Eddyville, Kentucky. This was their first time to participate at Heart of Country. You can see them eagerly looking down the aisle...waiting.....

Tricia's displays are always excellent, but first jitters are always common. We've been in this show many times, and I still get the jitters. But once the tummies are full, customers do more than walk the aisles. They start shopping! Below are pictures of their booth, lovely, most wonderful. A nice mixture. Sorry, a couple of pictures are a little blurry. Enjoy the show!

These big oval windows were too die for! SOLD!

Lots of great textiles, and ironstone. Always plentiful in her booth.

This trunk was like none other. It opened up and all of the compartments were still there!

One nice piece of furniture after the other.

They had a great show, and will be back next year. I'm glad!!!

Until next time,


Tuesday, March 1, 2011

More Heart of Country!

I love these vintage lawn chairs. Perfect color and comfort. They spring when you sit in them. Kinda makes me nervous! Like when an aluminum lawn chair folds underneath you! But these aren't like that!

We sold all of the stools and benches that Gary has made with yardsticks. Of course, you always hear someone say--I can do that myself. Yeah right??!! How many people really follow through? Ha-Ha.

These little vintage pinecone elves were new "old store stock". Never used for decorating. All went to Betty, one of our favorite customers

Halloween sells no matter what time of year.

Love the green homemade storage piece. Great color and perfect size!

Very awesome dry sink. Worn just right.

These were shots from our booth at Heart of Country. Still some more to come!

Until next time,