I can't believe how long it has been since the last post!
Here's a little bit about where we have been and what we have been doing....
- still working the 9 to 5 "day job"
- we rented space in a local brick and mortar store, had success and loved the local presence so we expanded our space.
- we took an Annie Sloan Chalk Paint class and fell in love with the paint so we bought LOTS of furniture and painted LOTS of furniture
- discovered Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint and loved that too so naturally we had to buy more furniture and paint more furniture
- we moved to a larger store in order to expand our business
and then..... we realized we were exhausted and could not continue at the same pace anymore.
So....we closed the brick and mortar space and took some much needed time off.
After we had a chance to recharge our batteries we realized how much we really miss the business and the interaction with our customers. And we realized how much joy we get from taking vintage items and making them beautiful again.
After much consideration we decided to redesign the blog ( thank you Karen at Valentine Designs!!) and we also now have an online presence with an ETSY shop. The really exciting news is that we plan to participate in the Fancy Flea outdoor market in Plant City Florida. We thought it was important for us to have a local presence so that we could continue to interact with our local customers as well as maintain a relationship with our online customers.
We will be posting upcoming events on the blog and we hope you will check back often for updates.
Sunday, October 7, 2012
Cody Foster vintage inspired holiday decorations are back in stock on our website.
We are also offering a nice selection of vintage Christmas items for all your holiday needs. We will be adding new items each week, so check back often for the best selection.
Gorgeous Estate Sale Finds Just Added.
Sunday, November 20, 2011
Saturday, November 12, 2011
Sunday, August 21, 2011
Saturday, March 26, 2011
Historians credit Marie Antoinette with the invention of the pocket handkerchief. She was so broken up at leaving her home in Austria that she cried all the way to France and wiped her eyes with bits of lace torn from her dress and lingerie. Anticipating future tears, she made it a point always to have a piece of lace tucked in a pocket of her dress. This say the historians, was how the handkerchief was born.
Modern Woman Magazine Vol 14, No 5 - 1945 We just love vintage hankies; they can be used in so many ways. Tuck one under a teacup and saucer for a pretty accent, use it to wrap a small gift or fill with lavender, tie up with ribbons or lace and have a pretty sachet.
Saturday, February 12, 2011
Happy Valentine's Day !
A little Valentine's Day trivia ~
- Valentine's Day is named after the Patron Saint - Saint Valentine.
- Valentine's Day is believed to have its roots in the ancient Roman festival of Lupercalia.
- Shakespeare made a reference to Valentine's Day in his play 'Hamlet' (Act 4, Scene 5).
- St. Valentine's Day was declared an official holiday in 1537, by England's King Henry VIII.
- Flowers are the most popular Valentine's Day gift.
- It is believed that the 14th of February is the day when birds and fowls select their mates.
- Sweden is the only country that does not celebrate Valentine's Day.
- More than 35 million heart-shaped boxes of chocolate will be sold for Valentine's day
- In the Middle Ages, men and women used to draw names from a bowl to see who their valentine would be.
- It has been estimated that as many as one billion cards are sent world-wide each year, on Valentine's Day.
- In 1866, candy manufacturer NECCO made the first " Conversation Hearts" - then called "Motto Hearts". According to NECCO, eight billion of these little candies are sold between January 1 and February 14.