Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Ann Has Done It Again!

I'm going to have to stop looking at your blog, Ann. Kidding, of course!
She posted a photo of her newest creations recently, and it was no surprise that I saw one I couldn't live without.
I just love her one of a kind creations, and I was thrilled to add this tiarra to my collection. You can visit Ann at her blog , A Vintage Mood.

Always beautifully wrapped
My statue has waited patiently for the perfect crown.

Let the celebration begin!

Thank you Ann!

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Having a store...

...a real brick and mortar... can be very time consuming, but at the same time, very rewarding. And I thought keeping a website, 2 blogs and a facebook updated was hard! Lol.. I'm not complaining though...I LOVE the shop...sometimes too much I think. It takes time and energy to keep the store fluffed and stocked with an interesting mix of uncommon finds, but that is what sets you apart from the next shop. I was at the store all day yesterday..10 hours. A long day, but a great one. We made a lot of new friends that will be returning to visit, and we also gained a couple of "fur fans".

Meet Skylos! (Greek for Dog) He kept peeking behind the check out to see what was going on back there! He would make a great little shop dog.

Napoleon was all smiles. ( His Dad is a history buff.)
An adorable Pomeranian with a Teddy cut.

I love it when people ask if they can bring there dogs in...Hey, if you don't bring them in, I will be running outside to pet them! The word on the street is that these doggies are better behaved than some children. *wink*

After closing, I was doing paperwork and decided to relax by shutting off most of the lighting except for a few chandeliers. I looked around taking it all in, and for a split second, time stood still and I forgot that I had been there for 10 hours! I guess it's true love. :)

Here's a shot of our new front window display that we did last week. We have some great items in the mix and I will be showing closeups of everything on the store blog tomorrow evening. You can check it out HERE.

Monday, May 17, 2010

The Perfect Party Dress

That is was...she wore it on her 17th birthday wearing a tiara and Ms. Sophie by her side. Now it's time for someone else to enjoy this beautiful vintage party dress!
If you know someone who might love this dress as much as we did click here to see the ebay listing It has a romantic print of white doves, ribbon and rhinestones! Jenna has been downsizing her vintage closet and this was her absolute favorite dress. It has been the one dress she has hung onto the longest...and I understand why. It's perfect and you won't see another one like it.

She has been doing great with her new etsy store..I'm so proud of her. She has been listing a variety of items often, so pay her a visit sometime! Just click here.

Sunday, May 16, 2010

An Amazing Tale of a SURFice Dog

My friend Kandi sent me a link to watch this video today, with a message that said "grab a kleenex" I didn't expect to go through half a box! I watched it 3 times, and cried each time...happy tears. I hope everyone enjoys watching this amazing dog in action.


Thursday, May 6, 2010

A Trip To The Groves...

Last weekend I attended the Olivenhain Grove Sale in Encinitas with The Attic Girls! We had a great day filled with shopping & lunch. We walked away feeling so inspired! I wanted everything, but decided on these two items. This old green urn was the first piece I picked up and as soon as I did, I knew it was mine. I couldn't wait to get it home and fill it with seashells.

This cast iron urn weighed a ton so I left it while I continued shopping. I purchased the urn from Gail, who put on a great show in The Grove! Visit her blog Casual Loves Elegance by clicking HERE.

The sweet soft quilted comforter had my daughter's name written all over it. It looks great on her old pink iron bed. Thanks Pam over at White Ironstone Cottage!

Visit Pam at White Ironstone Cottage
And Sheila at Tattered Goods

Sweet Magnolias Farm
Be SURE to visit her blog to see what she offered at the sale...I think I missed out!

Christie Repasy...need I say more?
She is as beautiful inside as out.
Visit her blog or in person at her next market place!
June 18th & 19th 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
1524 S. Hill Ave.
Fallbrook, CA 92028

One of my favorites by Christie, framed in vintage ceiling tin.

Rita Reade...super talented and just a doll.
Rita was running around so I didn't get her picture,
but I did snap this lovely blue dress of hers! Visit Rita HERE!
These nesting tables are STILL on my mind!

Jewelry by Lisa Loria...hard to pick a favorite piece of hers!
I need some of these hands!

This doll head is for YOU, Sharon!
More Lisa! Visit her blog HERE
The flowers are in full bloom!
These legs made me smile.
And these baked good made me wish I hadn't done a taste test!
I bought 3 kinds of cookies and I have to say they were the BEST!
Kuba Kreations - kubakreations.com

Next stop... Mermaid's Mercantile , Bon Bon Home & Garden, and then lunch!
I'll share more of our trip on my next post!

I wish I had taken photos of everyone's space..there were many more talented ladies there that I missed. :( Maybe next time!

(Click on any image to enlarge)

Sunday, May 2, 2010

New Arrivals Just Added

Stocking the web site this weekend...if you feel like shopping, click here!

Hope to have more over the next few days.

Hope everyone has a beautiful weekend!