Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Now The fun Begins !!

We got back this afternoon from our buying trip and started the unloading process. After seven days of "gathering"it is always fun to see what has been tucked away in boxes and under blankets.

One of many cupboards/cabinets that is making their way into the store. It is always a challenge to work everything in but I am sure it will happen. The smaller antiques I will be pricing tonight to get them ready for their appearance in the store tomorrow.

Monday, May 30, 2011

Antiquing !!

The end of a shopping day in Missouri spent with my friend Liz and Floyd. Liz acted as guide to some interesting antique shops and we have packed the van until it is bulging. We will have cupboards, crocks and other goodies in the shop latter this week.

Friday, May 20, 2011

Two Good Reads !!

Two new magazines are in for the summer and what great issues. A Simple Life and Mercantile Gatherings are both wonderful magazines for the prim lover.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Kay's Patriotic Arrangement

Kay and Fred collect patriotic items for their home and this is a recent grouping . The wonderful old tool carrier that they purchased at Gatherings some time back looks nice on their table. Kay has accented it with stars, berry stems and battery operated star lights. I am currently out of the lights but in the next few weeks more will be available. I hope you all enjoy seeing how Kay put her "gatherings" together as much as I did.

Thursday, May 5, 2011


Dried Slices And Bunches

Some of the items we have in the "new" room are dried bowl fillers as seen in the photo.These are Bael Nut Slices ( Quince). There are also sunflower heads, apple slices and brick gourds. It is the small details that finish a setting.

The hanging dried bunches add a nice touch on a peg, cupboard door or fireplace. Of course a crock or an old pitcher would look stunning filled with some dried florals.