Many thanks go to Lauren Hunt, my summer helper - who dove right in and endured 'hell week'; my husband Bob who along with Kenny Kopp our nephew, and his friend Dan Powell who provided the muscle; my daughter Virginia Theerman who provided selling help both days, my friend Jennifer Huffman who lent me her 10 x 20 tent and my friend Janis Bell who came out to lend a hand on Saturday.
Some funny stuff to follow,
let me know if you went - and what you enjoyed the most! until then, Liz
I am always trying to come up with new ideas to give my customer's a special treat when they travel to see me at a show. I'm at the Luckett's Spring Market this weekend in the Field of Gold. This year's treat is a magnet in a little hand stamped muslin bag.
I also have decided on a new 'tag line' for my business - it use to be "for home, garden, and you". I have changed it to "for your nest". This new tag line relates to my logo - the nest - which I have used forever, and to the fact that what I create and hunt is for your nest! What do you think of the change?
Here are the sweet magnets - they have a super strong neodymium magnet on the back. This means that - because I made them - they are CUTE, but it also means they are USEFUL. Yay!
Well you may imagine - after early days and late nights getting ready for this show - that I am exhausted. Yep - that's me.
I'll give you a sneak peek tomorrow of some of the furniture I have re-loved for the show.
I don't need to shop much these days - I have been very fortunate to have a treasure trove of items to list on Etsy, and to take up to It's Bazaar, and to my upcoming show at the Luckett's Spring Market. But there are some sales I have a hard time passing up. Take a look at these pics - and you'll see why!!
Not a bad haul - and a great range of goodies!! They are all nestled in a pair of vintage suitcases.
fabulous fondue forks and a copper fondue pot, some tiny solid brass owls, ducks, angels and a deer, toy sized tea cups, 2 hobnail milk glass votives, and a juicer
another juicer - the milk glass one is a Sunkist!
a made in Japan chintzware cup and saucer, a little pipe ashtray, a golf club lighter, some Pyrex bowls, a thermos, set of 4 aluminum canisters - sorry - hands off - Ginna wants these for her kitchen!
a pair of owls, more Pyrex bowls, a pair of rose decorated little mugs, a Stoke on Trent creamer, 2 figurines, a Vaseline glass salt shaker.
a set of 4 blue water goblets - aren't they fabulous!?
4 punches, a whole stack of paper, some stickers, and another paper cutter ( I have 2 already). What I don't use for cards, I'll sell as supplies in my bittersweetdesign shop. If there is anything you see here - that you need, before I list them - shoot me a message.
Now off to photograph and list these! see you soon, Liz
To celebrate the weekend of the Kentucky Derby - and to celebrate Bodemeister - who is the favorite - and from my favorite farm AUDLEY FARM - just west of here in Berryville, VA.
For my blog followers - I just wanted to let you know that I am having a Kentucky Derby Special in both my Handmade shop, and my Vintage shop, this weekend. If you are 'in' either of my shops today through Sunday at midnight - you can search 'Derby'. You'll find equestrian items that I am offering at a 15% savings. You can message me before purchase and I'll adjust the price OR I'll refund your account after purchase!
In my vintage shop on Etsy - Missing Heirloom
And the winner is!!!
Too cute leather cowboy boots
I have a number of Walter Farley books available...and other 'horsey' items
and in my handmade shop - bittersweetdesign
some fun cowboy boot earrings
any of the "Pin the Tail on my Donkey" Cards
Raising a glass to Bodemeister - let's hope he wins on Sunday!!
Of course among the 'pile' of vintage clothing - there are always the items that need to be hand washed. I finally got to these today.
I hesitate to take items like this to a dry cleaner, and by hand washing them I get to inspect them for any boo-boos.
I spent the morning hand washing 2 Victorian wool bathing suits, a 1940s taupe jacket and skirt, a 1920s slip dress, a floral pleated skirt, a 1940s fall colored tweed skirt, a 1960s loose weave white and yellow color blocked dress, a 1960s ruffly aqua maxi dress, a pair of 1950s pink and white plaid pants, a 1950s pink and white, checked shift, a half a dozen scarves, a pair of gloves, and gasp! 3 corsets!!
Sorry I haven't been around of late. I always know that I am at my busiest when my calender is empty - as well as my blog...