Saturday, February 27, 2010

Moving on up!

I am really enjoying having my booth at Third Coast Antiques. In fact, I am enjoying it so much that today, I opened a booth in the shop that is two doors down - Betty's Trash to Treasures Too. This second one is a tiny booth.

It needed a little TLC. Do you agree? The first thing I did was take a crow bar and bust down that ugly lattice panel. The shop owner said that I was the first person that she had ever seen setting up their booth with a crow bar. I think I am really going to like working with her.

I like the fact that the booth has electricity. I'll just have to ignore the ugly wires.

I designed the bookshelf and my husband helped me put it together. He wasn't able to help me set it up, so I made 3 of the shelves adjustable so that they could be removed so the darn thing wouldn't be so heavy.

One of the shelves has Alice in Wonderland related items, one has Coca Cola glasses, one of the shelves has bird and nature items, and one of the shelves barely has anything.

It was hard to visualize just how much I could fit in. I will go back on Wednesday and take more goodies. I am sure that I can fit LOTS more in there.
I sold over $100 in my Third Coast booth just this morning. *doing a happy dance* I will try to take a nice load with me. February has been very good.

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Nest building

My sister is starting to scout cool things out for me now. She says "WWTD" - what would Teresa do? She found some big, chunky wooden picture frames and wondered what I would come up with for them. I'm glad that she snagged them for me. It's funny how easily I am excited over old stuff. I jumped up and down when she handed them to me. I know; it's pathetic.

I had been warned not to put bleach on vintage linens but they were all stained and thought it would be fine. No, it wasn't. The bleach ate the delicate stitching on some family linens. Since they were no longer going to be family heirlooms, I decided that I would just need to create something with them. They told me that they would love to be backdrops for my next project. They were the first things that went into my Feather Your Nest piece. I fixed up the nest while the sweet little bird looked on.

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Flea Market Style Magazine Giveaway!

Artist, Lara Harris is hosting a giveaway on her blog to celebrate being published in the new Flea Market Style magazine. She is a wonderful artist who paints in oils. Not only is she giving away an issue of this magazine, she is also giving away a giclee print. Trot on over to her blog for your chance to win. A Vintage Touch.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

You are my Valentine!

I can already feel that wonderful sugar rush coming on from all the chocolate and sweet treats! It was so fun in Elementary School when we would decorate our Valentine bags and wait for them to be filled with all the cute cards from our friends and maybe even a secret admirer! I usually had most of the candy eaten by the time I got off of the bus that afternoon. LOL.