Monday, June 27, 2011

"Firecracker of a Sale"

The porch is full of great garden items.  Just in time for our upcoming, "Firecracker of a Sale", on Saturday and Sunday.  The shop is also exploding with vintage finds of all kinds.

I love these white shabby horseshoes sitting in a safe deposit box, in Sandi's (A Cottage Muse) booth, just adorable.

Karen did some fluffing of her booth the other day.  It looks great.

I found this old bed spring the other day.  I'm using it in my new space to hang things off of.

This is a child's size dresser in Karen's booth.  I can see it in a garden shed, with seed packets and garden gloves in the drawers.  It would also look great in a bathroom, with hand towels or soaps in it.  How cute!!

The very talented Jeannie, made this summer lamp shade.  If I had a house at the Cape, this lamp would be in it.

Mary has this great kidney shaped desk in her booth. 

Happy Fourth of July!!  Hope to see everyone this weekend.

Monday, June 20, 2011

Firecracker of a Sale

The Fourth of July will be here before you know it.  The girls at the shop are getting ready for our annual "Firecracker of a Sale" on July 2 & 3.

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Vintage Hats Anyone?

Today, at the shop, we were all in a very silly mood.  Karen, A Shabby Moment in Time, brought in some great vintage hats, all with veils.  We decided to wear them all afternoon.  I don't know if it helped with sales, but we sure gave the customers a good laugh.

Karen C., Karen P. & me

Screams from Customers

Yesterday, was a little nerve racking for me, not knowing if the new space would be accepted with as much enthusiasm as I had for it.  Well.....
The first customer of the day came in.  Her name is Kelly McGuill,, she does photo styling, set designing and interior decorating for many big name clients, (just take a look at her website, wow!).  She was buying items for a photo shoot for a Yankee magazine cookbook, due out in November.  She knew just what she was looking for.  She started grabbing items out of my new space right away,  and she said I had great taste.  Coming from Kelly, and after looking at her website, that means a lot to me.  So, she bought all of the ironstone I had, and also throughout the shop.  Some of the items were for the photo shoot and some for herself.  She also bought the display rack shown below.  Thank you Kelly for stopping in!!

(yellow one sold)

Then, two of my favorite and best customers came in, Kathy and Lori.  When they walked into the space, I could hear screams of delight.  I knew then, it was the right direction to go in. 




(one sold)

If it wasn't raining today, I would be at the flea market, buying up more stuff for this space.  Well, there is always next week (and the rest of the summer).

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Creating a New Space

I had a space at the shop that was filled with china and glassware.  So I decided to pack it all up, donate it to Angelcat Haven in Plainville, for their annual yard sale, and try a new look.
This was the empty space.

I've been planning this for a while now, so I have been on the hunt for some unusual things to fill the space.
I found some great old store displays.

There are many rusty pieces that I found.

I have more shopping to do to fill the space, but I think everyone will see the direction I am going in.

I want to thank my good friend Donna and her daughter Lauren, for helping me move the big pieces out.  And, I also want to thank my husband, Ray, for staying at the shop with me until 10:00 last night, helping me re-arrange.

I'll take some more pictures today.