We finally have a name for the new booth! It will be called FINDS. This weekend I made a lot of good "finds" including an amazing lamp at a Salvation Army and an elephant side table. Good things are coming today is the set up day, pictures tomorrow! Here are the tags we will be using...
I made them using this amazing create your own stamp set that Martha Stewart is hawking.
About to go on a major excursion with my friend C. We will be looking for things for her new house and for my booth. We might have to stop and get McDonald's Ice Cream Cones....you know to keep up our strength.
So if you follow me on twitter then you might have heard me talking about an exciting extension of my Etsy business, CURATE. Well...it's time to let the cat out of the bag...my mom and I have signed up to have our own booth at the local vintage/antique mall! It's called the Cheshire Cat Gallery and it is located in Cameron Village which is right in the heart of Raleigh, NC.
We start our lease on November 1st and I have been scrambling around like a mad woman trying to get things together to put in the shop. We don't even have a name for our shop yet...so first things first.
Here is a quick sneak peak at some things that are going to go in our booth:
Lots of really great lamps. Need to get lots of shades that are equally as cool and covered in their plastic sleeves.
This crazy awesome 70's chandelier. It works.
Mom will be bringing a few more traditional items like blue willow, canton, imari, and other china. You can expect to see a lot of re-finished furniture and well priced oriental rugs.
We will also have a chippendale hutch/desk with a serpentine front going in. Hand made pillows will follow.
I am SO excited about this new venture. If you are local or in town I hope that you will visit!
I have been listening to a lot of 40's-60's jazz lately. It's really perfect for the fall weather. It's mellow and makes me want to get into a cozy sweater. This weekend might include an estate sale...and will definitely include some sleep and cozy sweaters. Hope everyone has a great weekend!
Nat King Cole is one of my favorites, my dad always had it playing in the house when he and my mom threw parties. When I was 8 or so dad took me to see his daughter, Natalie Cole, in concert. I knew all the words and decided to sing along with her and dad had to tell me that the people around us were "here to see Natalie sing" and not me! Now I just save that sort of singing for my car...
So I have been sitting on a little secret. I just got permission to release it, so I had to share in this fabulousness with you. As you know, I frequently have a thrifting/estate sale/antiquing partner and that is my boyfriend, A. Which is great that we share in this hobby, and some of you have said just as much, but what you don't know is that he also has his own Etsy shop!
His style is very similar to mine, but he definitely has his own eye for things so we aren't competing for items.....that much! He really digs mid-century modern and 50's and 60's barware. He has great taste (I mean, he dates me so obviously...haha ok joking but still sort of serious), so I thought I would share a few things from his shop, URBAGE (great name right?).
Vintage Hand Painted Italian Ceramic Elephant Bookends.
Some lady in Helsinki has her eyes on these so if you want them I would snatch them up now!
My old Blackberry kicked the bucket two months back and I decided to complete my little Apple family and get an iPhone. Lately I have been obsessed with finding a really cute case for it and I found that Etsy has been a surprisingly great source. I have a hard time shelling out lots of cash for something that is just meant to protect an already expensive device, but I justify it by telling myself that I use it multiple times EVERY day. So, let's peruse shall we?
Poppymint Series of cases, I really like the Ikat and the one on the far left
I have been a bad blogger again. Let's sit down and catch up shall we?
Last weekend I went to an estate sale at a veerrrrry old established home. I managed to drag myself out of bed and get in line...but somehow A and I still weren't the first people there. It wasn't a bad wait outside the house though since the air has turned cool and crisp. I picked up a few things that I have added to the shop: