Happy New Year a Little Late!

Happy New Year to all! I’m a little late doing my blog posts for January. It’s been a busy month so far with paperwork and getting in new inventory. Now that a lot of that is done, I wanted to share with you my latest adventure. We have taken on a couple of booths at the Lakewood 400 venue up in Cumming GA. It has over 500 vendors and the show is open to the public once a month on the third weekend (Fri-Sun). This past weekend was our first show and we were very pleased with the traffic and interest in our booth.

Here are a few photos of our booth set-up……..

We are super excited to be a part of one of the top shows in the US. Many of the vendors there have been with Lakewood since the beginning, which was 15 years ago. Love the atmosphere and all the vendors are so welcoming to newcomers. It’s like a huge new family.

Can’t wait for next month, as I am working on new products to bring in and display ideas to attract shoppers.

Hope you can stop by the show if you live in the Atlanta area. It is so worth the trip. They have everything from home decor & paintings to garden items, antique coins & jewelry. Something for everyone! The next show is Fri, Feb 14-Sun, Feb 16.

Do you have a favorite flea market or antique show you like to attend? We’d love to hear about it!

Thrifting Find……..Display Jackpot!

I’m always looking and searching for unique display pieces for my shop! I found this cutie at a local antique place and I just couldn’t resist it. It’s a mini easel back bulletin board. And it’s just perfect for notes, jewelry, decorative pins or antique brooches. I’m using it to display some jewelry at the shop. But it’s small enough that I can also take it and use it on my display table at shows I do from time to time.

It’s just the right color too…..especially love the fabric they used on the padded part of it!

And I only paid $20 for it…………couldn’t go wrong at that price!

Ok, so now to my favorite thing in the world……….what are you reading this week? I’m partially thru Jodi Thomas’s book, “Mornings on Main”. The book is set in a quilt shop, in the small town of Laurel Springs, Texas. It’s very heartwarming as the main character, Jillian, helps the aging quilt shop proprietor, catalog all her quilts and retire from the business. I’m about a third of the way thru it and cannot put it down. Enjoying the small town vibe and all the engaging characters. Looking forward to reading more of Jodi Thomas’s books. This is the first book I have read by her. Can’t wait to read the rest of them!

Hope everyone has a lovely 4th of July week! We’ll be at work most of the week, then relaxing on the 4th. What are you all up to on Independence Day?

Don’t You Just Love a Good Neighborhood Garage Sale?

This is my favorite time of the year……not only because of the Spring blossoms, but because of all the garage sales. You can find the best stuff there! Our neighborhood sale was last weekend and I scored these cuties. They were actually out at the curb with the great big FREE sign on them. It can’t get any better that that when on a hunt for treasures. Plan to repaint them and make them into planters. They are perfect for that use.

Of course I just have to share some more floral photos from our business and home. The flowers are just too pretty not to show you!

I did find this cute treasure at a local flea market this past Sunday, and I just love it. The mirror is embellished with Swarovski Crystals and it is gorgeous! I cannot pass up mirrors and love small mirrors of all kinds.

This sign was at the same flea market and it is so true. Because I always feel like I am going back in time and down memory lane as I stroll thru antique malls.

That’s all for now…….come on by and see me at my shop in Downtown Woodstock. You can find me at House and Garden Boutique, by the Big Chair on Main St in Woodstock, GA. I’ll let you all know when my chairs are all painted and ready for display!

What colors do you think I should paint them? I’m up for suggestions! 🙂