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Sunday, February 17, 2013

Ready for Change

It's time to change my booth up a bit.  I've painted since the last time I shared pictures.  I've added  more and changed some things around a bit.  

Got rid of most of the pink and added beige and white.  Sorry about the pictures.  I didn't have my camera, just had my phone.  The pictures always come out yellowish, even after playing with it on Picasa.  

Some things have been there quite awhile.  Others move out just as fast as they moved in.  

I keep meaning to bring this tall black display cabinet home and paint it white.  Next time!  

People always want to buy my display pieces.  I'm thinking of going ahead and putting a price on some of them. I figure if they sell then I can bring in something different and "keep it fresh."  What do think about selling display pieces?  

My booth is long and narrow.  It's about 12 feet wide by 22 long.   I shared a picture of the length here.     It's in the front row of the American Classics Marketplace in Colorado Springs, a really good spot.  

  I sell something almost everyday, they use software that sends out an email at the end of the business day to let you know what has sold that day.  That way I know what I need to bring in - soon!   

This white wicker bakers rack is a display piece. 

Someone bought the apron off of my mannequin and left her half naked.  I wrapped a tablecloth around her, for temporary cover!  Silly I know.  She is for sale though. 

Here are a couple of pieces that I posted about recently.  Both are already gone.  I'll have to go rearrange some things so it won't look bare there while my honey and I work on the next couple of projects.  It's hard sometimes because we both work full time and have a family.  But we do enjoy the whole thing.  The louvered closet doors are dividers between me an the booth next to me.  They are great to hang things from. 

My "Welcome Chalk Board"   I got this quote from Stephanie at The Enchanting Rose .

I hope you enjoyed the little tour of my booth.


Thursday, February 14, 2013

Happy Valentine's Day!

I've been busy putting together little gift bags for the Pea Patch Ministry.  (We've been affectionately dubbed the "letter ladies")  You can read about the ministry here.
It's my turn to host this Saturday.  I always pick February so I can get crafty with Valentines!

This is simple really, but it looks great, if I do say so myself!  These are small bags that I have had, and recently found during my craft room declutter/makeover!   I just cut up some paper doilies and glued them to the bags.  I did each one different.

Then I glued magnets to scrabble letters that spelled out the individual names.   

I glued a magnet strip across the front of the bag and stuck the names to the strip.  They can take their names off and put on the "fridge" if they want.  I stuffed the bag with little goodies,  red tissue paper and  tied a raffia bow to the front and ta da!   Cute.  What do you think?

I'm sharing with A Delightsome Life Home and Garden Thursday and Share Your Cup Thursday

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Estate Sale Finds

I didn't get to this estate sale until the 2nd day and I still found some pretty awesome treasures.
Like this beautiful oak washstand.  It was already painted and beautiful when I found it.

Beautiful gold knobs and handles!  The whole thing has kind of a golden glow.  

I also picked up some linens, monogrammed hankies and another Quaker made tablecloth. I also picked up this cute black and white polka dot rooster baking dish.

It is four pieces total.  The lid and base as see you here, a trivet that the base is sitting on and the basket that holds it all together.  

I bought a couple of bags of old wooden thread spools, some children's books from the 40's and 50's, the vintage sifter and two teacups and saucers (like I need more teacups!)

I can't help it.  There's just something about them. The dainty flowers, the delicate handles.  If Teacups could talk what would these say?  Have they been used to share with a friend, to bring comfort to someone who was down, or a cup of  healing to a  sick loved one?    

Or did they sit in a china cabinet somewhere just to show off their beauty?  What would your teacups say?

The washstand definitely shows off next to my 40's painted kitchen cabinet.  "Little Goldie."  

I also found these posters of Scarlett O'hara and Rhett Butler at the Goodwill a couple of weeks ago.  I framed them and they went to my booth in time for Valentine's Day.  I hope some romantic "just has to have 'em".  

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