Friday, February 24, 2012

Window Shopping--Black and White

I've been busy trying to redo the shop including the storefront windows. Seems like I've come up with alot of black, white wire and silver--sooo that's what I put in the window. As I was trying to think of what to do, one of our dealers--Yvonne walked in with the "very fun" lamp and silver-gray chair. That did it--black and white and silver is going in the window. The chair turns and is probably from a beauty parlor. The lamp has 3 shades--all black metal with 2 being alike and one different. Never seen one like this. The shots are from the side door because of the glare when shooting through the window.

The next 2 shots are taken from outside looking in so there IS a glare!

The other small end of the window will be done today. It'll probably be green. I need to get more shelving inside for the millions of small items. We've been hanging some pegboard and getting ready to rearrange. Come in and see us!

Until next time,


Friday, February 10, 2012

Nashville Friends and Neighbors

After setting up our own booth, we like to walk around and look at the other booths. It's always great to see what everyone else has done to create the most beautiful displays. This by no means is all of the dealers but some of my favorites. After working all day, my knees give out--so I don't usually make it all over! These are some pictures of my friends--others of neighbors that would be friends if we had time to visit! If I know whose booth is shown-I'll list the name under the picture. Hope you enjoy!

This is Tricia LeTempt of The Red Door Antiques in Kentucky. Her displays are always excellent and different at every show.
More Tricia...

More Tricia...

More Tricia...loved the Valentine theme!

More Tricia....what a soothing smell!

Not sure who this is but loved the wonderful quilts.

Don't know this one either, but a great visual display of hooked rug.

I think this was Worden Select Objects.

David Drummond--should have taken more of his booth--I have loved him for years!

Charles and Judy Warren--Stonecrop Antiques in Virginia--always top notch--and great buddies of ours! It's always fun to meet them for lunch and dinner!

More Stonecrop.....

More the colors!

More Stonecrop.....

Don't know--but I loved this!

Barb--Simply Iowa--She brings the MOST massive things!

More Simply Iowa...

More Simply Iowa...

I think still more Simply Iowa.......

Under $200 Booth--Wish I would have bought these!
This booth is made up of items from all of the dealers. Always fun!

More Under $200

Don't know this one--but loved it!

I think this was Kitty Saylors booth...not positive

More Kitty.....

I know what you're thinking---I sould have written names down so I would remember ..well...if I would have---I probably wouldn't be able to find the note! As you can see, each booth has it's own personality. That's what makes this show so great. If you didn't come, hope you got the feeling of being there....and there's always next year! I have pictures of Opryland for another post. It is so very pretty!

Until next time,


Thursday, February 9, 2012

Heart of Country--Nashville

We're back from Nashville. We really had a great show. I'm showing pictures of my booth--it's a big corner booth and I couldn't get an overall shot because of it's size, so there are many many pictures! Thanks to everyone that came and shopped. The show was rather steady with business. We were really happy with the show. I still can't retire (ha-ha) but we came home with a much lighter load. Hope you enjoy the pictures---I never can decide whether it's easier reading captions over or under the pictures---so I'm doing it under them!

Everything you can see in this picture sold. I'm not kidding!

This terrific table did not sell--but will be great in the shop. I'd love to keep it.

The entire display of fishing lures sold including the board it was on!

Sold most of the holiday--including the harvest table it was on.

Sold everything on the mustard cupboard including the cupboard. Also sold the green cupboard on the left and the dogs on top of it!

The white shelving unit was full of toys--sold a lot of them too!

The hanging cabinet came home with us. It'll sell!

Sold the table the crock and blue hand blown glasses.

Didn't sell many linens, but sold the crock bowl.

This was my check out counter. I need a counter to wrap all of this small stuff! The neon sign is very awesome. It is from an ice cream business here in Alton. "Shearburns is in hot pink and ice cream in neon green. Didn't sell but I know it will probably to someone that likes local Alton memorabilia.

Sold lots of button (on the left) and all of the children's chairs--I think we took 15 of them!

This is just some of the buttons. I could sell all of these and replace them 2 or 3 more times. Will be great in the shop.

Sold the barrels and most of the Halloween. The old washstand covered in yardsticks came home with us.

Sold several of the "Garden Art" pieces. Gary has stands made for them and we sell them with the stands. He's done this for years with whirligigs.

Sold all of this.

Sold some wood pulleys, the pair of chalk dogs and the cast iron dog doorstop! Oh yeah--and the cabinet they were on!

Loved the look of the old fishing lures--sold all of it.

A side shot of work in progress. You can see the banana box at the bottom. I think I had 37 of them full! That's a lot of smalls.

I hope you enjoyed the show. I have more pictures from other dealers and pictures inside the beautiful Gaylord Opryland Hotel. Saving them for another post.

Until next time,