Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Making Restock

Hi friends !

I’ve been busy today making restock items to fill in some of the things we sold last weekend.

My book bundles are not selling so good but the plaques I made from the book covers are . I made these four new ones today.


I saw the graphics on dictionary pages idea on Etsy , only they were just selling the pages as prints to do with as you please .

I decided to make mine into plaques .


Thank you Karen ( Graphics Fairy )

, for your sweet graphics !



I printed them on pages that had a word that pertained to them.


This was fun and I intend to do a lot more !

I’m going to link this with Faded Charm for White Wednesday .

Go on over and visit Kathleen for the party !

And with Jill (Gypsy Brocante )at The French Cupboard .

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Gearing up for the next Show

Last week’s show was a literal wash out , constant rain and thunder storms kept the crowds away.

This week the weather man is promising mild sunny days , I hope he is right !

This week our show is in Fair Grove , Mo.

A small town with a big heart , The Fair Grove Heritage Reunion has been going on since 1978 , it started with 12 crafters, there are now almost 400 .

You’ll find this little town just about 15 minutes north of Springfield , Mo. just off Highway 65. Saturday and Sunday Sept. 17 and 18. If you are in the area look up Sweetie Pies’ Creations in booth 332 . We would love to see you and say hello !

Here are some pictures of last weeks booth .


Sister Pam doing some arranging .


Billie all bundled for the rain .

As you can see we are all tucked in trying to stay dry and these were taken before it really started to come down.

Hopefully this week we can get a little more artistic with the booth and spread out a little .

Hope you all have a great first weekend of Fall !

Going to link up with the beautiful Debra over at Common Ground for Vintage Inspiration Friday.

Go check out her great party !

Friday, September 16, 2011

A Little Bit of Fall

Yesterday the weather temperature dropped to the 60s and suddenly Fall was here .

So I pulled out a few things for the entry to welcome Fall and Halloween.

On the front porch I just added one white pumpkin for the time being since the pinks are still so pretty . You have to look close to see it .


In the entry hall I added some mini pumpkins in bed springs to welcome you .



It’s not much , but it’s a start.

Today we are loading up the cars for our first craft fair so things are boxed and sitting all over the house ready to go.

Here are a few of the things I’m taking.


Old windows made into wall d├ęcor .

I flipped this picture so you could read this one .



A few last minute bags…


Take a close look at this wine bottle.


That’s just a few of the things I’m taking , then there are Pam's and Billie's things , we all stir something different into the pot .

Kind of a” Bubble , bubble , toil and trouble.” thing .

Linking up with Debra’s at Common Ground for Vintage Inspiration Friday,

Beverly’s How Sweet the Sound for Pink Saturday.

And with Cindy's Shabby Chic Girls Club .

Have a great Weekend !

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Changing Things Around

Sometimes you just get tired of looking at the same old thing the same old way. And even though I have been busy trying to get a few last minute things done for the craft show blitz coming up , I needed to take a day and do some cleaning .

When I clean I do a better job if I change things around .

There are only two ways to arrange my living room because I can’t move the TV more than a couple of feet , and I have the fireplace and built-ins on the end wall.

So this is the other way …








You can see the before here .

I hope I didn’t bore you with this .

But at least now you know that I do occasionally clean .

Since there is so much white in my room I’m linking with

Faded Charm and White Wednesday .

Monday, September 12, 2011

Fall Schedule


This is our postcard that we send out to our customers before our fall shows.

I hope any of you who live in the area will come out and visit with us.

I would love to see you !

Thursday, September 8, 2011

What Do I Do With this ?

I have had this item for years now, It’s been in my closet sitting in the corner.

It was given to us by a neighbor cause he knew I liked antiques . I think it came from a train , It was a shelf to hold shoes or clothes or something like that in a sleeping compartment . That’s what I was told , if you know different let me know.

You can double click on these pictures to get a closer look .


Anyway , I think it is cool and I would like to use it somewhere…


It has holes on it to mount it on the wall.


I was thinking it might look nice in a bathroom holding towels .

It is brass and copper , which is neat but doesn’t go with anything I have.

Would you paint it ?


It’s almost 30 inches long and 13 inches deep.


If you look close you can see the initials NSW in the side scroll work.


So tell me . What would you do with it ?

Linking up with Debra's Vintage Inspiration Friday at Common Ground .

And at LaurieAnna's Vintage Home for Farm House Friday .

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

New Old Mirror

I found a mirror a few months ago at a garage sale , I think I paid $3.00 for it , it is one of those plastic composite thingies .

I forgot to take a before picture so here is a picture of the back of the bow on top so you can see the awful color it was . Kind of a pink/peach yucky flesh color. And it had other colors on the flower on top too.


I painted it white , then stained the top around the flowers, then dry brushed back over the flowers and bow with white again till I got it to a place that I liked it


I bought this for craft fairs for folks to use to check out how they look in head bands we make and such . It’s small enough to carry easily .

I sat it on my mantel to take its picture and I kinda like it there .




Linking up with Kathleen at Faded Charm for White Wednesday .

Go on over and enjoy the party !

And with Cindy at the Shabby Chic Girl's Club

Friday, September 2, 2011

Beautiful Home in Indiana

It’s been a month since my visit to my old home town in Indiana.
Boy time flies fast !
I wanted to share with you the surroundings of the beautiful home of our hosts while we were there .
My good friends Nan and Gary whom I traveled with stay here every year when they visit , it’s the home of Nan’s cousin Tom and his wife Pam.
It borders a small river and a wooded area , they have approximately 10 acres there.
Here is the home.
If you look closely you can see the moter home parked behind that row of pine trees.

I love this porch !
From the woods in back.

Love this tree .
You can see the Deep River in the distance here.
Beautiful surroundings, beautiful home , beautiful people !
Thank you Tom and Pam !
Thank you Nanette and Gary for taking me !
And Happy Birthday Nanny !