Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Do you speak German?

Me neither, but I was thrilled when I saw this:

My sweet friend Denis of Ruby Grace's nominated my blog for this wonderful award!  Denis and I are dealers in the same antique mall.  He has three booths and it's always so fun to see his displays!  He often posts pictures on his blog so I know you'll love Following him!

Liebster means "favorite" or "dearest" in German - I didn't research this, but Denis said so - ha! This award, which originated in Germany, recognizes up and coming Bloggers and is meant to showcase Bloggers who have fewer than 200 Followers. This is all done in the spirit of pay-it-forward (love that).

In accepting this award, I agree to:
  • Thank the person that gave me the award and link back to their blog
  • Copy & paste the award to my blog
  • Share 5 blogs I have chosen to award and notify them by commenting on their blog.  Okay, so I'm really sharing only 3 but I'm doing it with gusto!
The 3 blogs I wish to award are:

Vintage & Company - Jodi is a true delight.  She and her mom host several Barn Sales throughout the year.  You will love keeping up with Jodi's treasure hunting and restyling!

House Wren - this couple from Austin are the king and queen of display!  I love seeing how they transform a space that started out as a chalk line on the ground - no walls or anything.  You will be blown away!

J Hill Designs - I swear I don't know how Judy's blog could possibly have fewer than 200 followers!  Judy hosts shows at her place - Hackberry Hill Farm - and everything displayed throughout the home is for sale.  And when I say displayed - I mean unbelievably displayed!  Check out this post done by Theresa over at Garden Antqs Vintage to learn a little more about it.

Please visit these wonderful blogs!  A huge thank you to Denis - go visit his blog as well!


Monday, November 28, 2011

Mark Your Calendars - December Events!

December 1st-4th
First Monday Trade Days
Canton, Texas

December 3rd
The Dallas Flea
1409 S. Lamar St.
Dallas, Texas

December 3rd
Joyeux Noel Sale
The Red Shed
317 Church St.
Grapevine, Texas

December 3rd
Holiday Open House
Grapevine Antique Mall

December 3rd & 4th
Treasure Spotters Market
401 E. Virginia
McKinney, Texas
Check out my photos from the last show here.

December 10th
Vintage & Company Barn Sale
Flint, Texas

December 10th
6th Annual Arts & Crafts Extravaganza
Sanger High School
Sanger, Texas

December 16th-18th
Third Monday Trade Days
McKinney, Texas

December 17th & 18th
Buchanan's Vintage Market
Lewisville, Texas

December 25th
Santa Claus is coming to town!

Please let me know if you have an event you want me to post!

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Come see us at Buchanan's tomorrow!

Hi friends.  Today was Day 1 of Buchanan's Vintage Market in Lewisville.  Here are a few photos of our space - complete with our Christmas tent:

We brought some of our LUX Candles - we have several wonderful Christmas scents!

You can shop in comfort tomorrow from 10:00-5:00.  Find us at Lake Pointe Shopping Center - 2460 S. Stemmons Frwy., Lewisville, TX 75067.

They say Sunday is the day for deals!

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Almost Show Time!

Mom and I are feverishly working to get ready for our show this weekend - Buchanan's Vintage Market in Lewisville.  I have a few completed projects to share.

You might remember this post where I shared a coffee table I was eager to paint.  Here she is all ready for her debut:

I don't usually photograph tables on the bed in our guest bedroom, however the floor is currently COVERED with merchandise and Christmas decorations for the show.

Here is another little table that I just completed.
This was my first time to stencil with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint and I LOVED it for this application!

And then an easy-peasy ornament project - this one is great to do with kids because it's no fuss.

All you need is some thin cardboard pieces, pretty papers, ribbon, small jingle bells, scissors and glue.  Of course there are a million and one ways to decorate these - let your kids go crazy!

Monday, November 21, 2011

UPDATE - Big Mamma Jamma

So, I decided to hang the ginormous tapestry above our bed in the master bedroom.  See what you think:

It is wider than our headboard.  I'm sure that breaks some rule of design - you know the one - thou shalt not have artwork above thine bed that extends beyond thine bed - or something like that.  But, despite this rule-breaking, I think I might like it.

Hope your Monday was great!

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Big Mamma Jamma

Hi friends.  I hope you have all enjoyed your weekend!  I wanted to share a new treasure with you:

I got this fabulous framed tapestry at a sale on Saturday.  It is ginormous - just shy of 33x75!  I'm not usually drawn to these, but this one has such great muted colors and the scene is pretty too - castles and ladies in beautiful dresses. 

I originally planned to sell it, but the more I look at it the more I like it.  And I'm thinking it might look nice in the master bedroom.  I'll keep you posted on this one!

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Creativity - how does it happen for you?

I'm fascinated (and jealous) of truly creative people.  That's why I love to follow so many blogs - the creativity and inspiration out there is just incredible. 

I get in a crafty mood from time to time - especially in the winter months when we spend more time at home.  I wouldn't classify myself as creative but every once in awhile I'll get a little spurt of creative energy. 
Sheet music lampshade.

This weekend I was baffled by how creativity happens for me.  I'm always buying things that I think might turn into a project someday.  I bought a neat cabinet door from a Habitat store months ago.  I had no idea what I was going to do with it.  I've seen that cabinet door in the garage many times but never paid any attention to it.  So, I see the cabinet door this weekend and suddenly I just had to do something with it - like RIGHT THEN. (At this point I'm hoping that someone out there is saying "yes, that happens to me too!")

So the next thing I know I'm drilling holes, painting, staining, sanding, stenciling and hot gluing.  Hubby walks by and says, "oh, when did you decide to do that?"  And I respond "um, I didn't decide anything - it just came to me and I HAD to do it."  It's not as if I was looking for a project.  I didn't walk out in the garage out of boredom and hope that something jumped out at me.
Discarded cabinet door turned artsy organizer.
This isn't about my end-result - because really it's nothing special - but more about the creative process.  What is it that sparks our creativity - time, energy, other creative people?  Can we foster our creativity - allow it to happen more often?  I'm dying to see what my creative blog friends have to say about this!

Saturday, November 5, 2011

It's not too late!

If you couldn't make it out to the Grand Opening sale at Treasure Spotters Market today - don't worry you can still shop tomorrow from 9:00-5:00.  We have indoor and outdoor vendors with tons of amazing finds!  Here are a few pictures:

There is a fabulous mix of merchandise - truly something for everyone.  We will be open the first weekend of every month - come see us at 401 E. Virginia, McKinney, Texas!