Friday, December 2, 2016

~Christmas Pop up Shop 2016~

I was so excited to be able to set up a Christmas Pop up Shop at MD Haney & Co. in McMinnville, Oregon this past weekend.  

Darci is such a sweet person who I am very fortunate to have met with an amazing store and some of these treasures are still available and I will be set up until the end of December if you are local and have a chance to stop by. 

I always enjoy decorating for the Holiday season and this was so fun to put together with many of my vintage pieces.

This table and benches sold over the weekend, but I will be taking in another chippy white drop leaf table with two chairs next week along with some other Christmas treasures.

I love this area that she let me use in her store to create my magic, especially this amazing mantel....not to mention those floors!!!

It's always fun to set a table to give customers ideas of what they can do in their own homes.

There are many handmade ornaments, ironstone, statuary, demijohns and bottles in this area.

This little area is across the room and is filled with lots of vintage goodness along with fresh greens for a wonderful Christmas feel.

I've had this scale for a while now and am so happy that it went home with the ever so lovely Rene' who was in town all the way from Idaho last weekend and came into the store to visit me.  Thanks and it was so nice to see you my friend! 

Wishing you all a wonderful weekend and hope you can make it into Darci's store sometime in December.  She has so many gift and home items along with Annie Sloan and Miss Mustard Seed paint for your projects.  Her hours are 10-5 Wednesday-Saturday

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

~Porch Living in Autumn~

 I love when warm dry weather carries over into Autumn so I can enjoy spending time outdoors.  Unfortunately, this year October was the wettest on record.  Luckily November so far has proved to be much better with quite a few dry days and warmer than average temps so I was able to get out and do yard work and even spend a little more time here on my front porch.

I didn't do much this year but add a few pumpkins and a couple white mums to the porch and I like the simplicity.

This little building gets a lot of use this time of year both inside and out.   

These bistro chairs come in handy for morning coffee as well as a place to sit and take a break from gardening. I planted my window boxes with pansies which will last through Spring of next year along with another white pumpkin from the garden and more white mums. 

As you walk through the door, the corner of this front room houses much of my gardening supplies and extra pots.  We still need to finish the galvanized tin on the roof in here as you can see in this photo below.....always a work in progress!  

Whenever I'm trimming back shrubs that still have berries or blooms this time of year, I can't bear to toss them so some of these cotoneaster  branches ended up out here. 

I recently moved this table in from outside since it was getting a little too weathered out in the elements. This room is were you will find me much of this week as I prepare for a Christmas Pop up Shop at my friend Darci's store in McMinnville, Oregon called MD Haney & Co.


If you are local we'd love for you to stop by the weekend after Thanksgiving for some holiday shopping.

Thursday, October 6, 2016

~Junk Barn Girls Show-2016~

Summer flew by this year and the past couple months I spent a lot of my time getting ready for a fun Show I just did last weekend called Junk Barn Girls in Hermiston, OR. Three friends: Alison, Angela and Katie put on this Show at the fairgrounds there and I have to say it was one of the most laid back, relaxing and fun Shows I've ever done, which is important as any of you vendors out there know how stressful it can get. 

I hadn't done a Show in over a year being so busy with my kids and just needing a break for a while, so I had stockpiled quite a few goodies!

Fall Shows are always fun to add elements of nature to my displays. 

Probably my favorite area of my booth was this corner with the shelf filled with ironstone. It sold pretty early into the first night so I had to disperse all these smalls elsewhere....but I was glad I had at least got some photos of it:-) 

I got this table from a friend who was moving from the country to a house in town and I painted the bottom, put metal casters on it and sanded for hours....did I mention hours!!! to get all the thick dark varnish off the top.  I love how it turned out and wasn't too disappointed that it didn't sell because it just might end up in my kitchen as an island.  I have another similar table from their barn that I will work on next to replace it for my next Show. 

The adirondack chairs were the first thing to sell Friday night and the cement swan along with the birdbath shortly after that.  

Some other favorites were these horse stall doors I recently got from a friend. They have old weathered wood on the other side. It was fun to set this table with some of my items(until it sold and then I had to find another place for all of them)  I guess that's why I like to take pics before the doors open.

Thanks again to the Junk Barn Girls for putting on such an amazing event!

I think I will be using my Facebook page from now on to post photos of my booths and you can follow along there to see where I will be selling next.

Enjoy the rest of your week!