Monday, August 31, 2009
Each one of us has our own area of talent and between us all, we got everything arranged in a pleasing way. I am so thankful for my DH who helped us. He loaded it all in his great big Ford truck, helped lug it all in to the shop, and put our displays together.
Joan has done visual merchandising professionally. Need I say more? She has a real eye for placement. Joan was solely responsible for all the display in the consignment shop that I used to belong to. My hat is off to her.
Betty shows a fine attention to detail. She is a master with her paintbrush. Her painted pieces are stunning. She also has a couple of online shops where she markets her pieces. She is beginning to receive special orders from local ladies who have seen her work. They want her to work her magic on furniture they have in their home. I can tell you - this girl is going places!
I just know we will be happy in our new "home".
Friday, August 28, 2009
They put all of the new stuff right by the door where their counter is. Well, I snapped this baby up as I walked by to see what might be in the showcase. When I had a chance, I turned it over and looked at the bottom for any telltale markings. I didn't know what any of them meant, but I looked anyway. LOL.
Imagine my delight when I got home and looked up the symbol on the bottom of this piece. Their website says that his piece was manufactured in England between 1883 and 1889. It doesn't have any chips, either! I have no idea what it is worth, but I bet it's more than what I paid for it.
Thursday, August 27, 2009
Sunday, August 23, 2009
We are going to stay at a Bed & Breakfast 1 1/2 miles from all the action. Traffic is going to be a challenge as it is. I'm glad that I'm not driving. Can you believe that they even have Wi-Fi there? This is going to be so great! Can you tell that I am excited? I am looking for a covered trailer. That would make things much, much better.
If anyone has any sage advice to pass along, I’m all ears, please tell me, tell me.
Saturday, August 22, 2009
Since I will start working again full time next month, I am getting as much done now as I can. It will be nice to have our garage back. We still have enough room to park the car and the Harley, but that's about it.
I just love the drop leaf farm table. I bet lots of stories have been told while sitting around it. Can you believe that I got that whole stack of plates for just a buck?
Saturday, August 1, 2009
I am so pleased with the "treasures" I lugged home. I had been wanting one of those cool 3-tiered baskets. I can't believe it was still there. I had hit about 5 places before this one. It will be perfect for the new shop we are opening. (It turns out that I have more time to prepare for the new shop - the owner wants to put up new ceiling tiles, repaint, spruce up the floors, and who-knows-what-else. Instead of tomorrow, we won't get to move in until the end of the month.)
I bought the Coca Cola cooler to go in the shop, but my husband snatched it. I guess that's okay.