Thursday, February 28, 2013

Early Kid's Things

These few pictures were taken at the Heart of Country Show in Nashville.  The dolls and bears were on the walls at the center aisle.  I love them all!
I love the detail of these old dolls.  The clothes, the face--everything.

These folk art dolls are almost impossible to find--especially in this condition. 

Fabulous bears.  Early, mint condition.
 When I was young, I had dolls (Barbies and Thumbalina!) but nothing like this.  I don't remember having a teddy bear.  Now, I love them all!
Until next time,

Saturday, February 23, 2013

Early Pine Church Pew

I promised a picture of this church pew.  It was cut to this small size.  Dates to the mid 1800's.  I love it! It is narrow and would be perfect at a table, or in a hallway or porch.  Deep rich wood.

This is the front view of the church pew.  It is pine with the edges being solid walnut.

I love the carvings on the back.  I wonder who did it!
I have alot of pictures to post, but promised this one to an interested buyer!
Until next time,

Friday, February 22, 2013

Sewing Anyone?

I'm having some trouble getting my pictures to load properly, so a few of them were left out.  Not sure what's up with that!  Anyway, here are a few pictures of the buttons and sewing items we had at the show.  I will be setting up a sewing, textile section at the shop with lots more.

This laundry table was full of buttons and other sewing items.   Sold lots of it and the table.

I don't know how many of these old bone buttons we sold!  They are getting hard to find.

Sold the weavers thread rack. lots of spools of thread and the old binding.  Still have lots more to get out at the shop.
Better go for now,
Until next time,

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Our Corner Booth at Heart of Country

Well, I'm not blowing when I say we had one of our best Heart of Country shows.  It was steady flow almost all of the time.  So many smalls and half of the furniture sold.  It was very exciting.  Here are pictures of our booth!  It's a big booth in the corner--so I can't get it all in one picture!  Trust me when I say it is BIG!  and FULL!!  As we sold, we kept getting more out, but I didn't have time to get pictures everythime.  That's a good problem to have.

This was the opening of our corner booth.  Sold the chair and the white counter.

The patriotic display was killer.  Sold all of it.  Also sold the basket full of old softballs.

This picture was taken before all of the Christmas was out.  Sold tons of it!  Also sold the Salesman Sample Gate and the painted towel/quilt rack.

Sold the pair of shutters.  Very unusual shape!

Sold some of the Yard Art!  Really a great look!

Sold the ladder and the quilts that were on it.  Lots of the smalls on the bucket bench also sold.  Honestly, I don't remember if we sold the screen or not.  I'll have to check on that! 

Sold the smalls in this picture--the church pew came home with us.  It is really a great piece and will be wonderful in the shop.  I'll show a picture of the back of it in another post.  It has carvings from students on the back!

Sold 4 of the  blue shutters--going to be made into a headboard!  Also sold the quilt. 
So much of the stuff we took is gone, and what's exciting is that what we took back home with us has never been in the shop--so that will be fresh to our market.  We're tired, but it's a good tired!  I'll post more pictures--some up close of small items, and some pictures of other booths.  Gotta go for now--Getting ready for a big snow/sleet/ice storm here.  Thank goodness we are not loading and leaving this weekend! 
Until next time,

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Back Home from Nashville!

I'll be posting lot's of pictures from the Heart of Country Show. We had a really good show, sold lot's of wonderful things, just an overall great time. Pictures to come tomorrow!

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Almost Time to CheckOut!

It's almost time to load--still not ready, but it'll all come together.  I take this old store counter to use as my checkout!  It is an awesome piece.  I could have sold the paper roll on the counter a million times!'s not for sale--I use it to wrap all of the little treasures! 
I'll take alot of pictures in Nashville and post when I get back.
Until next time,

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Heart of Country Preview Party

There is nothing like the Heart of Country Preview Party.  This year's party will be held on February 14th with regular show hours on February 15th and 16th.  The music, the food, the crowd!!! the anticipation of what the show dealers have to offer.  This is not your usual show.  The Gaylord Opryland Hotel is so beautiful...a perfect setting for a beautiful show. 
We load up on Friday.  I'm still not ready, encouraging news is that my dad is finally out of the woods and improving.  I'm not sure if he will be out of the hospital when we are suppose to leave, but I know that he would kill me if I canceled!  He knows how much we look forward to this time of somehow, we will be ready.  There's just not enough hours in the day.
Until next time,

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Another Timely Booth Setup From the Past

I can still remember some of the customers that bought from us this year.  Many are now repeat customers, whether at the show, or they come to the shop.  Repeat business is what it is all about!  These pictures are from the 2007 Heart of Country Show in Nashville.  As you can see, this corner booth took awhile to setup too.  Hope you enjoy it!

Some of the dealers in the past have looked at this booth and thought WHAT???  No, it's not a booth with 10 things in it, and it's priced in every price range.  I finally got it through my head---who cares?   Those dealers sure don't mind searching through the booth and BUYING my stuff!  If they don't like it, I have a great policy for them----stay out of it!  I'm here for the faithful customers, and they seem to love it!
Wow, I finally said it! 
Until next time,

Monday, February 4, 2013

Booth Setup Takes Us A While!

These pictures are the corner booth space we had at Heart of Country last year.  As you can see, we have furniture, folk art and country items---and hundreds of smalls!  Everyone likes to take home something right?  It takes us a long time to setup.  Setup begins on Tuesday afternoon and the show doesn't open until Thursday evening.  That seems like a long time for setup, but we use every minute of it.  The trick is to have everything priced before we get there.  That would be an easy task, but we pickup things right up to the last minute to take so there's always the crunch time.  We also have to have things in order at the shop before we leave.  A lot of dealers are only show dealers, so they don't have the added worry of a shop.  After looking at the pictures you can see why it takes me a while.
I am still spending my days at the hospital--my dad is really very ill, so I'll probably be taking some "unpriced" stuff and working overtime at setup.  But that's okay, I need to be with my dad right now.
Until next time,

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Heart of Country-Nashville

This time next weekend we will be checking in at Opryland Hotel.  I'm getting excited but still have alot to do to get ready.  The show "Heart of Country" will open with a preview party on Valentine's Day!  Then again on Friday and Saturday--Feb 15 & 16.  If you've never attended this show....there is no other show like it.  Hope you can be there. 
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Until next time,

Saturday, February 2, 2013

A Little Blue For You

I can always tell when someone has looked at the bottles.  They get moved around!  The scale that the bottles and pitcher are sitting in is an old baby scale.  I picked this up from a retired nurse that used to work with newborns at the hospital.  I wonder how accurate it really is?

Better go for now,
Until next time,