Saturday, December 31, 2011

Let the Winter Projects begin!

Now that I am past Thanksgiving, shopping, wrapping, more shopping, more wrapping, family vacation, more shopping, more wrapping and Christmas...I'm so ready for some projects!  I don't think I had a paint brush in my hand for about 5 weeks! 

My projects tend to change a bit during the winter.  I do more small projects indoors.  Here are a couple that I completed once the Christmas tree and decorations were put back in the attic:

I got this cutting board from an Estate Sale and it had been lovingly used the perfect amount.  I added the French stencil and ribbon.  I'm planning to sell it, but I sure do like it.

I also FINALLY tried a coffee filter wreath.  I referred back to a couple of great tutorials and practiced on a small one.

The wreath forms that I had were the flat kind and I think a rounded one would work better.  I got my coffee filters at Dollar General - this is a very inexpensive project.  I plan to make more - I'd like to try a large one as well as one using the brown filters. 

Are y'all dying to get back to projects too?

Monday, December 26, 2011

Mark your calendars - January Events!

Hi friends - hope your Christmas was merry & bright!  Here are some January shopping events in case you got lots of cash for Christmas (or in case you got presents you didn't love - ha!) :

Dec. 29th - Jan. 1st
First Monday Trade Days
Canton, Texas

Jan. 7th & 8th
Treasure Spotters Market
401 E. Virginia
McKinney, Texas

Jan. 7th & 8th
Buchanan's Market
MOVED from Dallas Market Hall to Lewisville
Admission is $5

Jan. 13th - 15th
Third Monday Trade Days
McKinney, Texas

Jan. 14th & 15th
Big Red Barn
Round Top, Texas

Jan. 21st
Treasure Spotters Market
401 E. Virginia
McKinney, Texas

Jan. 21st & 22nd
Buchanan's Market - Garage Sale
2460 S. Stemmons Frwy.
Lewisville, Texas 75067
Admission is $5

January 28th & 29th
City-Wide Garage Sale
Palmer Events Center
Austin, Texas

Some sites are not updated just yet so I'll add events/dates as they become available.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

A second chance to shop McKinney in December!

Treasure Spotters Market in McKinney will be open for a one-day sale this Saturday from 9:00-5:00!  We have wonderful indoor and outdoor vendors.  Here are a few pictures from the sale earlier this month:

On Saturday you can also shop our neighbors at the Old Red Lumberyard, Fringe and the quaint McKinney Square!

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

A dollar can't buy anything anymore

Oh, yes it can!  This is just too good to keep to myself. 

Do you know about these darling Santa hat chair covers?

You can get them at Dollar Tree for $1 each!  They are easy to miss - the package is probably 5x7.  And you really should call before you go because they sell out pretty quickly.

So, in case I wasn't the last to know...I wanted to share!

Thursday, December 8, 2011

A Vintage Christmas Mantle

Hi friends!  Is it just me or is time flying by at record speed?!

I finally got around to getting our stockings out of the attic and decorating the mantle.  Y'all know I'm not a big seasonal decorator, but I enjoyed added some vintage charm to our mantle this year.

I have these two old jars and it just so happens that one has a green lid and one has a red lid!

I love these two vintage-inspired ornaments.  I got them a couple of years ago for 75% off after Christmas.

I even used my antique bread pan and added a couple of vintage Christmas prints with magnets.

I also used my two old spools because I have a red one and green one.

Our stocking holders spell out "PEACE".  I splurged on our stockings and holders (Pottery Barn) ten years ago but I always put them back in the plastic and they still look brand new.

Our tree is yet to come - we always buy a live one.

I hope you are all enjoying bringing a little Christmas cheer into your homes! 

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Come shop in McKinney today!

We'll be set-up at Treasure Spotters Market in McKinney this weekend!  Shop with us today from 9:00-5:00 and Sunday from 10:00-3:00.

There are indoor and outdoor vendors with lots of great antique and vintage goods.

To learn more about the fantastic dealers at the Market check out Facebook pages for Treasure Spotters, Pocket Full of Heirlooms, Good Look, The Patina Nest and Rusty Pearls just to name a few!

And we even have a little press to share!

You can find us at 401 E. Virginia - just beyond the Square in McKinney.