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Saturday, October 24, 2015

Booth Space A14

It been quite awhile since I've shown my booth at the American Classics Marketplace in Colorado Springs.   I've painted her gray and moved some things around since the last time.  

I've got an eclectic mix of shabby, vintage, cottage, 
french & romantic - just my style!
Check out that vintage Shelley Woodlands cup and saucer. 
 Sometimes I think I should just bring her home with me.  

I love vintage aprons and big ornate frames. 

Most of the things I put in here to sell are things that
 I wouldn't mind keeping if they didn't.

But then I'd be hoarding, and my Sweet William might send me for
 counseling while he purged everything!  

Seriously!  I love the hunt, but I can't keep all of the treasures.

So I guess it's good that I equally like to put together displays,
 and yes, make a little money too! 

My SW and I both like to refinish furniture.  Right now I only have few 
end tables left for sale.  We have more pieces waiting in the garage for our attention. 

I just love this chippy old picket fence.  It's NFS at this time.  
So many have asked!  It's a fun display piece. 

I love, love this milk glass cake plate!  It's another 
one that's hard to part with!

Thank you for stopping by!  Come again soon!

Monday, October 19, 2015


Notice anything new?  My Blog got a makeover!  Sweet Karen over at Karen Valentine Design helped me out and created this beautiful new blog for me to play with!  Thank you Karen! I'm loving it!

Ashamedly I must tell you I had been away from my booth for a little too long and when I went to check on things this is what I found!

Isn't that just grand!  Someone spilled their coffee or chocolate drink all over one of my displays and it had dried up.  The lid was stuck to the teapot and the pot was stuck to the stand!  Same with the soup tureen.    It was just a mess.  This is why there is a sign posted about no food or drinks on the sales floor.  People! Humph!  

Oh well.  It's all cleaned up and made pretty again. 
And just in time I might add - 

Because my Blogger friend Bernideen from Bernideen's Tea Time Blog stopped in!  What a surprise and a nice visit we had.  If only I had some tea brewing, I would've loved to have shared a cup with her.  I used to love to go to her tea and gift shop in Old Colorado City.

In honor of being able to visit with my friend I've decided to share some of the things that were bought from her store over the years.  Most of these were gifts from my Sweet William and are still in use and/or on display in my "tea room."

These are just a few of the things.  Yes, even the Harney's Paris Tea and the bird drip catcher.  I was like a kid in a candy store.  Had to have self-discipline when I went in there.  Hehe.  I wanted all of it!  
I am linking up with Bernideen for friends sharing tea!

Monday, October 12, 2015

Keep Calm and ...

"Keep Calm and Carry On"  remember this saying becoming ever so popular just a few years ago?  Funny that it was started more than 60 years ago as the last in a series of moral boosting posters that were to be "displayed across the British Isles during the testing times that lay ahead." "The plan in place for this poster was to issue it only upon the invasion of Britain by Germany.  As this never happened, the poster was never officially seen by the public." http://www.keepcalmandcarryon.com/history 

 Now it has grown to incorporate all kinds of sayings:   Keep Calm and Craft on,  Keep Calm and Crochet On, Keep Calm and Drink Tea, Keep Calm and Pray On, Keep Calm and ... (you fill in the blank.)    Do you have a favorite?    Honestly I liked the one pictured above because it's PINK!  And it is a reminder to me to just Keep Calm!

Basket and fabric pumpkins I won from TimeWashed and a
 beautiful Heart Sachet I purchased from Rebecca 

I have a tendency to get overly excited about stuff and my mind just darts off in every direction (or maybe that's ADHD?) and I can't wait for what's coming around the corner!   My last post I mentioned about leaving my day job...  I can't wait!  (Seriously love you guys but I got to go!)  It's going to be more then a few months but less then a year and I'm going.  I've already got one foot out the door as they say!  I just have to remain calm and not run outta there before it's time or I'll mess everything up!  

As I sit here and enjoy tea from this beautiful fall cup, I'm already planning my new routines and thinking about spending hours sewing.  I'm not not going to work, I'm just going to work from home, doing what I love.  Making more pillows and tea cozies and aprons (As it is I can't get them into my booth fast enough - they sell almost immediately!)  I also want to spend some time treasure hunting.  SEE - My mind is already there!    So I just have to Keep Calm. Enjoy what's around me, right now, and Carry On with the work that has been put before me until the times comes to Move On.   Hmmm,  Keep Calm and Move On.   There's another one.    

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