Wednesday, August 7, 2013

                    Where has Summer Gone

Well I did it again,  I haven't blogged in 2 months.  I try but there just isn't enough hours in the day , days in the week or weeks in the months .  Really, I have just been busy.  

June was a whirlwind.  Getting ready and showing at the first ever New York Country Living Fair was crazy.  It was held at the  fairgrounds in Rhinebeck, NY. , which is in the Hudson Valley.  It was a gorgeous area.  So historic.  We passed by President Roosevelt's home and the Vanderbilts everyday.
All of the little towns were so quaint with shops and cafes.  I definitely will be going back.
The show was fabulous as always.  Great vendors. shoppers and food !  What more could you ask for? It did rain a little on Friday, but it didn't stop the shoppers.  They were out and about.  

When I used to have a retail store about 6 years ago,  I bought from Primitives by Kathy.  Well guess what ?  She shopped at my booth at the show.  Thought that was kinda neat.  She and Annie were even kind enough to take a photo with me.

The first week of July, we took a much needed vacation. And then it was back to work.  You know ...Auctions, junking, cleaning and fixing it all and of course sewing.  We have 4 fall shows, staring August 23rd and 24th with Bella Rustica in Nashville, TN.  So, I better get back at it.    I'll leave you with a few pics from the CLFair and some auction goodies !!!


Left this ice box just they way we found it.  Great patinaAdd caption

This beautiful swan planter was my favorite!!
Loved this area .. just a little patriotic.

Farm table and chairs were bought by a couple for their anniversary !

Kathy, me and Annie!

This desk is gonna be great with a new finish.

Canvas baskets!!!!!!!!!!!

Collapsible wooden crates. Great colors

Industrial chairs...all shapes and sizes !

Chicken feeders, pedestals, garden gates and more !!caption

And don't forget our next show !!!

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Well It's Almost Time

That's right , The Country Living Fair in Rhinebeck , NY is fast approaching.  This show will be held June 7-8-9 at The Duchess County Fairgrounds.  We will be bringing lots of great vintage finds, one of a kind uniques, antique ceiling tile shelves  and memo boards, our hand made french script and vintage grain sack pillow covers , angel vine plants and so much more.  We are getting busy, busy, busy to make this our best show yet.

Well , busy is really the only mode we have known lately.  We just finished two great shows, The Junk Jubilee in Des Moines, IA and The Vintage Marketplace at The Extravaganza in Springfield, OH.  Both shows were awesome.  The shoppers were out in full force and the weather was pretty good ,too.

Gonna leave you with a few pics from the last two shows.  Hope to see you New York!

Antique wheel form memo board, and french script image pillow cover

My vintage grain sack pillow covers

The Junk Jubilee

The Vintage Marketplace

Antique ceiling tile shelf and converted barn door cart.

French script image magnetic memo board

Vintage porch post vases and holders,  vintage planters and birds

Vintage milk bottle vases and McCoy planter

Great chicken crate shelf

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Happy Easter

As most of you know , I collect old postcards , advertising and scrap .  I use these images to create my pillow covers.  These images are just too beautiful to be forgotten.  This is one of my favorite Easter postcards.  It's so vibrant and whimsical.  I think we would all love to see a tiny little chick bringing spring flowers to us.  I know I would!!  Have a blessed Easter .

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

It's Show Time

Yes, it's that time of the year , for our first show.  We are heading out today for Nashville, TN., to The Vintage Marketplace Tailgate Antiques Show at the Hendersonville Expo Center.  It should be a great show.  This is the second year for the The Vintage Marketplace to be included in this long running antique show.  Lots of great vendors, eye candy and yes, even entertainment.  The show runs Feb. 14th - 16th, so bring your sweetheart out for a good time .
Finished packing the trailer at about 2 am this morning, then pack our suitcases  and now it's time to hit the road.   Hope to see you there.

Just  a sneak peek at some things we are bringing

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Image chairs, farm table, french script memo board ( made from wagon wheel form ) , angel vine plants , LOTS of great vintage smalls and sooooo much more!

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All images on chairs, pillow covers, and image boards are from my personal collection of antique postcards, scrap and advertising.  All are handmade by me.

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Make New Friends But Keep The Old


Well,  2012 was a pretty good year .  I have no complaints.  I was very blessed all in all,  with good health for me and my family.  You can't really ask for more than that.  So thankful!

We also made a lot of  new friends...., show friends , picker friends, shopper friends, and junker friends.   Make new friends but keep the old, one is silver and the other is gold.  That's a song I learned in Brownies, years ago, and it's so true.  You just never forget somethings.

The year in review          


Celebrated my 47th Birthday with my family and started working on our first show for the year.


We  set up in Nashville, TN at The Vintage Marketplace Tailgate Antiques Show. Then It was off to Orlando, FL to see George Strait for Valentines  weekend.


Lots of auctions and lots of sewing!




The Austin Country Living Fair.  They say everything is bigger in Texas and it was!


April showers brought May flowers and my roses went crazy.  It also brought  another show, The Vintage Marketplace at The Springfield Extravaganza.


Vacation down South.  I love this fountain in Savannah, Ga.  And a little junkin along the way.


A little yard work , then it's pool time. 


Busy, Busy, Busy,  fall shows are a coming!!!!!!!!!!!!!


The Columbus Country Living Fair.  Great weather plus great shoppers equals GREAT SHOW!


The Atlanta Country Living Fair.  Always a super show at beautiful Stone Mountain Park.


On the road again.  One last show, The Vintage Revival in Historic Buford, Ga.


Well we made it through all the shows.  YAY !!!!  Now for family time and it was so much fun. We had a wonderful Christmas and I hope you did , too.

This year,  I hope to keep up with my blog a little bit better .  Thanks so much for following .