Tuesday, October 26, 2010


This has been a busy week.

We've been setting up our new space at the shop.

It's always wonderful when everything falls together and you can see the final result of all your work.

I've kept my #1 very busy too!

Unfortunately I didn't take a picture of the large wall he built for the backside of our booth so you'll just have to believe me that he did a great job!

I love the final results.

But first off I'll show you a before picture.

The gentleman before me hadn't quite gotten out all his things yet.

I love the results!

Here are a few more pictures of a few close-ups.

I did a little bit of sewing.

And lastly, my #1 putting up chains to hang the chandeliers

What a guy!

Kathleen will be occupying my other space.

She will make a great addition to the shop!

So be sure to stop by and see all the wonderful things Monticello has to offer.

You'll enjoy it!

A big thanks to Kathleen for hosting another White Wednesday.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010


Things have been busy around here!

I was hoping to get my White Wednesday post up a lot earlier but it just didn't happen.

Here are some large hollow eggs my #1 found at a recent estate sale.

It's great to have another "Picker" with you while treasure hunting!

I found this old silica bag in an old box my #1 bought.

Made with fabric, not like the ones you find in shoe boxes.

Aged to perfection!

One of the projects I'm working on is getting my new space put together at the shop.

It's kind of scary, I've been in my space for 9 years and think it's just the perfect spot.

But...I've wanted a little more room as I'm storing a lot of inventory at home, when it could be at Monticello.

The space I had my eye on became available last week so we've been scurrying around getting things prepared.

So, if you're in the neighborhood be sure to stop by!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Beautiful White Wednesday!

Aren't these the sweetest!

This was a recent find at an estate sale.

I need to give credit where credit is due.

This was a find by my #1.

He's getting good!

Love the little buttons.

And the tassels are so sweet.

I don't usually see tassels on them.

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This week-end the daughter of a dear friend of mine got married.

The wedding was beautiful!

I wanted to show you the amazing chapel she got married in, I knew you'd love it as much as I did.

I so wanted to hang around afterwards and take pictures of all the beautiful architecture.

But, since they needed everyone out, as they were taking pictures, I'll show you these few that I could get.

Happy White Wednesday!

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Velvet Strawberries

I've always enjoyed looking at, Andrea's ,vintage velvet strawberry collection.

I've never personally been able to find these beauties...

...until today!

I arrived at an Estate Sale an hour after it opened.

Since it was a sale that usually has very good prices, I didn't know how much would be left.

This sweet little purse was the first thing I found.

My #1 just couldn't believe I was going to blog about this...but you know when you're a blogger most everything is worthy of a story!

If you would like to see Andrea's pretty strawberry purses click HERE.

Thank you for stopping by and seeing my newest wall display in my last post.

I appreciated every comment!

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Old Wire Fencing

Welcome to White Wednesday!

I thought I'd show you a little area in my bedroom.

The bedroom is a continuing work in progress.

Someday it may even get finished!

I wanted to show you something I just recently added to it.

A piece of old wire fencing.

I often dry flowers then start looking around the house for somewhere to hang them.

They've been seen in my studio, living room and even the kitchen.

That's not a bad thing, but now I have a specific spot to dry them.

And it's kind of pretty too!

Thank you for stopping by!

I would also like to thank Kathleen for hosting White Wednesday.

Friday, October 1, 2010

A Few Touches of Fall!

It was time to get out what few Fall decorations I have.

Who would have thought pumpkins would be so hard to find!

But because of all the rain we had, they haven't hit the grocery stores as quickly as they have in the past.

My mom actually found me some small ones on her way to the coast!


Even though my son is 18 (18, I can't believe it)he just turned 18 this past week.

He still loves it when I add holiday decorations around the house.

I hope you're enjoying the season.