Monday, November 24, 2014

The Calm AFTER the Storm



Life was extremely hectic before our Christmas Open House earlier this month. I planned and priced for weeks, then created displays for several days prior to the big day. Thankfully, all the hard work paid off and we had a Fabulous Open House. Then….

Everything….. calmed….. down….. Don’t get me wrong….sales are still good, but filling in gaps in the displays is easy compared to creating the displays in the first place. This new “calm” made me anxious to hunt for more inventory, BUT cold weather came early to the deep South. Cold weather = no yard sales. Even estate sales gave me the cold shoulder! Finally we warmed up last weekend and sales that had been delayed until warmer weather were held and now I have something to blog about!!!

Mom and I attended an estate sale and a great yard sale held by a sweet local blog reader/customer. Here are a few of the things we found…..

A toy telephone and a child's pillowcase.....



Children's books and a vintage kaleidoscope.......



More books. This time Hardy Boys and Nancy Drew mysteries.....



USA goose planter and a folding yardstick.....




Vintage Detecto waste basket.......




Westmoreland beaded plate and 2 embroidered handcloths.....




And, of course, some kitchenware... A Pyrex flameware teapot, Fire-King swirl mixing bowl and a vintage toaster cover.....





Have the yard sales cooled off where you live?

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Open House Was Fabulous



I promised you a few more photos from Sunday’s Christmas Open House. We had a fabulous turnout. Thanks to EVERYONE that took a few minutes out of your Sunday afternoon to drop by and have some fun, food and music with us.


Hazel Atlas Egg Nog Bowl & Mugs, Hall Teapot w/cozy

White ceramic Christmas Tree & Shawnee Cat Cookie Jar

Don't you love Little Golden Books!

Check out the adorable School House cookie jar.

I found the vintage cooler only a few days before the Open House.


Did you happen to notice the spice rack behind the School House cookie jar in the picture above? Here's what it looked like "before".....

Before
And here's a close up of what it looks like "after".....

After

Here's another Open House project that I haven't blogged about.....

Freezer basket "before"
I actually bought 2 freezer baskets. Here's what they look like now with jute handles and chalkboard tags......

Freezer baskets "after"

I wish you Peace as we head into the Holiday season.


I’m linking to the following parties:

Vintage Inspiration Link Party at My Salvaged Treasures


Saturday, November 1, 2014

Christmas Open House Preview


Tomorrow is Christmas Open House at Southern Antiques. I have been working my booth for over a week and the other dealers and staff have been working around the clock. I’m tired, but pleased with the results and would LOVE for you to stop by tomorrow if you are in the area.

Here’s a few photos to tease you……











Hope to see you there!