Saturday, February 26, 2011

Touches of Spring

Chicks and Hens For sale reminds me of my childhood at Easter time. Our neighborhood grocery had multi colored chicks for sale at the front of the store. That certainly would be unheard of nowadays. Our chicks grew to be a rooster and hens until the crowing bothered the neighbors.
The little stuffed hen will not do any mischief since she is sitting quietly on "her" nest.

The sweet little sheep on wheels are made by Arnett's Country store. I love the black sheep because there has to be at least one in every crowd.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

At Home !!

Yesterday we delivered this sofa and wing back recliner to Sandra's beautiful home. She loves mustard's and especially reds so the furniture fit right in. Their cat Frisky is checking out the new recliner and I think she likes it. We had a wonderful tour of the home and chatted while enjoying a delicious homemade cake. What a treat !

Friday, February 18, 2011

Basket Of Bunnies

These sweet little guys are made by Arnetts Country Store. They hopped out of their box today after the Fed Ex man delivered them. Hopped and hopped until they found this nice large baguette basket that also just arrived. The two larger rabbits are holding radishes. I love each one of their individual personalities.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Cheery Roosters

My favorite color is red and I love roosters so these plates meet both criteria. I think they would make any meal taste better. The mugs are quite generous and have a good balance. Come check them out for yourself.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Lovey Day !!

Happy Valentines Day !!
Much love and joy to each of you. My honey is taking me to dinner tonight but we will go early to try to avoid the crowds.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Old Dough Box

Just brought this wonderful old dough box into the store on Saturday. I have never had one with drawers before. The patina is wondeful and the lift off top is two boards. I did not think it would stay long because it is so unusual. Well that is the case because it will be going to its new home next weekend.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Market Goodies !!

Not often do I see a really special boy doll but this big guy called to me. He has so much personality. There is a lot of detail on him including his tag that says Poor Folk to a red bandanna in his back pocket. The bunny girl has a feed sack dress and in front is a bowl of handmade radishes.

This is just a wider angle showing some of the other goodies that were poked into the suitcases. Thank you Southwest Airlines for not charging for two checked bags. ; )

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Back From Market

I just got back from Pennsylvania today. I fretted over the weather when I left last week with the ice here in Houston only to come back to the possibility of it happening again. Ugh!! We are southerners and not use to that kind of weather. We will be open tomorrow as long as the schools are open.

Enough of that!! The good part I did carry back some bunnies, pewter, tin ware and a few other goodies. There were so many wonderful things to chose from and I can't wait for the boxes to arrive in the weeks ahead. It was a good market !!

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Accent Lamps

One of several new lamps cast a warm glow in this setting. I think old looking canister makes for an interesting lamp base.

This little scale lamp is a nice size to sit on a kitchen counter or perhaps a cupboard shelf.

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Watch Out Snow And Ice !!

Today is the day that I depart for Pennsylvania to buy for the store. I have been watching the weather all week and keeping my fingers crossed that I am able to leave Houston as scheduled.
After having an ice storm in Houston Friday, it does make one wonder. This is the market that has those special hand made items and goods that accent our prim homes. I will be back in the store on Thursday with a few goods that I can pack in that extra large suitcase that I am taking for that purpose. The rest of the things I order and they will be coming in the weeks ahead.

Market is full of eye candy but many decisions to be made. After being on your feet for eight hours and walking for days it can be tiring. I do meet up with two friends Jen, North Carolina and Sharon, Michigan who also have stores. We room together and shop talk when we meet back up in the evenings.

Friday, February 4, 2011

Yellow Ware

I love the red and mustard's of this cupboard. When I was doing my redo at the shop I put the yellow ware inside and like the effect of the two color combination. The yellow ware is newly made so it is oven and microwaveable.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Wood Smalls

Paddle candle holders are perfect for the battery operated candles. The round riser sets off anything that you might want to feature on your table. I like the saying on the pillow which is quite true.

This deep wood "bowl" holds a variety of candle boards . These are just a few of the new wood items that have come into the shop.