Sunday, February 28, 2010

A Big Day !

Our opening day for
the new shop was today !
We also finally got the sign
hung by the road which
really makes things so
official.
I love it, it looks perfect &
makes me feel so good.

My little shop window.

A few neat pieces in my shabby

showcase. And my best friend,

my hubby &

shop photographer.

The shabby old wind-

chime that you see in the

mirror was the first item

I sold this morning!

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Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Trinkets & Treasures

I am so happy with the way
that these silver trinket
boxes turned out.
They are beautifully lined
boxes and each of them plays
music.
I adorned them with beautiful
pieces of vintage jewelry.

They really sparkle !
They are now proudly displayed in
my new shop
" Trinkets & Treasures".
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Sunday, February 14, 2010

Happy Valentine's Day !

Beautiful Valentine surprises from my
swap partner Melissa at .....
The first thing I saw when opening my
package were these 3 gorgeous
decorated boxes.
I love all of them !
Then I slowly opened each box with my
hubby looking over my shoulder &
trying to reach in ahead of me.
Which I would not let him do !
I pulled out treasure after treasure.

Besides the boxes she included a
sweet little scrap book and
photo album.
I love the trims , glitter & charms
for my future creating !
Oh, and the stamp & heart key chain !
Also very pretty soaps , a decorative
sign and heart cookie cutter.
Thank you so much Melissa !
&
Happy Valentine's Day To You !
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View all of the other participants
in this swap if you wish !
And Thank you To our
swap hostess Cathy at
Sheila - Faded But Desired TreasuresMelissa - Piney RoseJanet - Janets Creative PillowsDebbi - The Wicker PatioDeborah - Debs Vintage SoulTrisha - The Brantingham Family Vera - Olivia PaigesGail - The Sassy BeachRhea - Sweet n Shabby RosesSandy - HobbnobbersSarah - My So Called Junky LifeEleanor - A Bit of Pink HeavenJenny - Fated FolliesLinda - Country PickinsJoyce - Scrap for JoyJulie Ann - Kitchen Floor CreationsStephanie - Rose Petals and RustCarol - SongberriesTerri - The Glittered NestLisa - Lisas Craft BoutiqueChastity - One Womens HavenCindy - Angel Heart DesignsTracey - Magical KardzMary - Vintage PatinaJacalyn - RME Bath ProductsMary Jo - Creative Vintage CottageLisa - PupylovLori - Ruffles Ribbons and RosesValarie - Glittery Daze and NightsKaren - Secondhand RoseJayme - Flaming Biscuits On The FarmElyse - Tinkered TreasuresLisa - Pale Pink and RosesShannon - Shabby Shans CottageVivian - Vivs WhimsyKathy - Lil Bit Old Lil Bit NewStephanie - Crowns and PearlsNancy - Coeur d'Alene GiftsKaren - My Desert CottageTammy - One Frustrated MommaRamona - Samuels Family FrenzyCathy - Treasured HeirloomsPam - Treasures-N-TexturesSherry - Sherrys Rose CottageLaurie - Mermaid Treasures ArtSue - SuzeeezAndrea - Vintage Bella StudioHannah - Ashmore FamilyMeg - Vintage Garden HomeNancy - Its Raining PearlsJosette - My Grammas SoulAngela - Henny Penny and ChickiesMelissa - Abigails Pocatello Cassandra - My Artful AdventuresRenee - Vintage RecreationsLorena - Rose Chic FriendsAmy - Paper Trails LeaverStevie - My Art CanvasJennifer - Jennifers Petal PalaceShirl - Shirls Rose CottageLulu - Coastal Sisters NewsJill - Jill SibbaldCrystal - The Hummingbird CottageHayley - Nesting NotionsNicole - Gibbys GirlBryanna -The Canarys Cupcake
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Sunday, February 7, 2010

First Shop Pictures !

This is my little shop,
" Trinkets & Treasures"
scheduled to open by
March 1st.

I've been painting & cleaning and moving box after box of merchandise in for about 3 weeks ! My husband & a friend finally moved the last of the heavy items in for me over the weekend. I've started to unpack a few things here and there. I still have more things at my house that have to be brought in closer to when I open. Dolly taking a nap while waiting

for her new placement.

Little by little things are starting to fall into place. Everything looks so nice on my newly painted walls. It's a good size place and still have tons of things to unpack. I'm sure I'll fill it right up ! This is my little back room. I really love it. I'm setting it up like a little bedroom for now and bringing in all of my old dolly stuff too.

From now til my store opens I feel like my store will evolve into the vision that I have in my mind. I'm really looking foward to my opening. My sign for outside the shop should be done this week and then I'm making flyers to be distributed. Stay Tuned !

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A New Life For An Old Thrifted Topiary

Found for $4.00 in a thrift shop .... it did not look like this ...... I removed some broken and brittle pieces & added ...